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by Bede
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 64
Views: 2225

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

Curious for those who have operated both. Is there any difference in maintenance cost? My experience says no, but my n=1. Basically, the only cheaper thing is the purchase price and fuel. Everything else is almost the same.
by Bede
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 64
Views: 2225

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

So why is it necessary to use 172's to train people to fly? Let me reflect the question back to you. A lot of (successful) flight schools use C172s, DA20's, DA40's, and a variety of aircraft other than the (cheapest C150)? Why do you think that is? That's very true. Flight training is expensive reg...
by Bede
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 64
Views: 2225

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

Just did an overhaul on an O-200 with a reputable shop. It cost me $27000. That included a minor crank flange repair ($1000), 4 cylinders, 2 mags, removal, freight, reinstall, taxes. It adds up. No disagreement here. My parents paid close to that overhauling the O-200 in their 150 as well. But that...
by Bede
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 250hr Pilot Advice
Replies: 67
Views: 2731

Re: 250hr Pilot Advice

Welcome to aviation. Guys will correct your grammar, attack you for being entitled and not "paying your dues", attack you for "lowering the bar", not respecting your elders, etc. Anyways, to answer your question, get a job anywhere there are pilots- fuel planes, work a ticket counter, whatever. Make...
by Bede
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 64
Views: 2225

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

A major on an O-200 shouldn't cost $20K. Especially if it's calendar timed-out and not hours timed-out. "All the other stuff," if it costs $20K, is putting a nice chunk of change in an AME's pocket, nothing more. And that still only brings you to $70K. Regardless, the point was that you don't need ...
by Bede
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

Oh yes, the 10000 hr airline pilot who is not current on the Cessna and needs a long checkout to get used to handling a light single again.

And you wonder why there’s a negative stereotype of FTU’s?
by Bede
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

If someone has spent the last twelve years in an 737, wouldn't you want to check they can demonstrate a pretty good soft field landing, too? You're not interested if they can make a power-off 180 that works out? No slow flight? Maybe they can, and maybe they need some practice, but wouldn't you wan...
by Bede
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 24
Views: 812

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

But what if he does need to do the whole course again? I doubt any Class 1 instructor is going to issue a flight test recommendation to an expired class 3 instructor who hasn't flown a light aircraft for five years without checking most, if no all, of the air exercises; and there are 24 of them. Yo...
by Bede
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 2nd Job
Replies: 78
Views: 9889

Re: 2nd Job

...I can't figure out where in the solicitor-client relationship you sit. Are you the solicitor or a party with a law degree who represents others by virtue of your law degree? Honestly, I worry about a costs award against you personally. I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I follow some of these clai...
by Bede
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 2nd Job
Replies: 78
Views: 9889

Re: 2nd Job

Of course Ray still hasn't indicated whether he took this case on a contingency deal or not. Like most ambulance chasing lawyers they just chase the money.... Well, what do you know? Surprise, surprise. Another cheap shot! From behind the cloak of anonymity, again. Thanks much. Please, tell us abou...
by Bede
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3357

Re: What is "lift"?

photofly wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Schooner69A wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:40 pm

However, what would be the effect of pro-spin aileron?
I fly a plane where the approved spin recovery procedure includes pro-spin aileron, to recover from “difficult” spins.
Interesting. I have never heard of that before. What type is that?
by Bede
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Need guidance for Instructor Rating in Canada

I can't answer all of your question. However I can speak to a few points. If you have a valid Instructor Rating in general its gold anywhere in Canada, especially in Ontario from what I hear. You should be able to get a job the second you pass the flt test. Is that still the case? Even for class 4?...
by Bede
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: info on layoffs and contract employees I see
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: info on layoffs and contract employees I see

Cessna 180 wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:57 am
Non union employees generally have more rights in terms of severance for constructive dismissal during a temporary layoff.
Actually the opposite is true.

Howard Levitt from the National Post has written good articles on this subject. It's required reading if your work situation has changed.
by Bede
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3357

Re: What is "lift"?

Okay so I am arguing with my flight instructor...... Which may be a part of the problem. Just take the training as it is presented. Some things are simplified for the purposes of just getting through the curriculum. Sure, if you want to delve into the fine details, go for it, but, find an expert, a...
by Bede
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3357

Re: What is "lift"?

To climb, more lift needs to be created to overcome gravity. The lift is created by increasing AOA and then more thrust is added to overcome drag to maintain airspeed. Ughh. Shudder. AuxBatOn is correct, but I believe he flies something with huge thrust to weight. For most GA airplanes, AOA reducti...
by Bede
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Pitts S1 Project
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Pitts S1 Project

COPA June 2020 pg 47. Says excellent condition but out of annual.
by Bede
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2148

Re: I would like your opinion?

Aha! So you admit that you are not a lawyer. My recommendation remains the same, which is: "You should seek and obtain the advice of a lawyer having experience in this area to review the facts of your situation and applicable law so as to determine if there is a case and if so, whether it is worthy...
by Bede
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2148

Re: I would like your opinion?

No you cannot. To sue you must have a provable cause of action. In this case there is none.
by Bede
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36692

Re: Will Westjet survive?

You can't layoff people indefinitely unless the CBA says otherwise as per the CLC. The CLC says you can do a temporary layoff for up to 3 months with the option to extend it another 3 months. after that it must be a permanent layoff and then severance must be paid out as per the CLC. I'm guessing W...
by Bede
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36692

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Hey Sonic,

Thanks for the honest response. I wish you all the best getting back to work.
by Bede
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36692

Re: Will Westjet survive?

That NoSocks guy certainly isn’t me. I know that...because I’m him. My buddy (who is very active in this forum) looped me in ( I won’t out him because you’ll probably treat him like a Swoop pilot - I mean, a WS pilot is friends with a noted WS pilot hater...it’s the stuff of nightmares right?). Alt...
by Bede
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Saskatchewan Provincial Park Restrictions for Float Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 1759

Re: Saskatchewan Provincial Park Restrictions for Float Planes

The service of alcohol provincial laws would only apply while the aircraft is on the ground. It would revert to federal law once in the air. No it wouldn’t. The provincial liquor monopoly is not constitutionally inapplicable to the appellant airlines. http://canlii.ca/t/1fr0x Forgive me for being a...
by Bede
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another amphib
Replies: 1
Views: 862

Another amphib

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder- ... -1.5611606

T182 on amphibs. Now drying out on the shore.

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