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by AirFrame
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prices of light aircraft in Quebec
Replies: 32
Views: 1858

Re: Prices of light aircraft in Quebec

They probably cost more in Quebec due to the extra money put into them to have bilingual labelling on everything... But seriously, others have hit the relevant points... Aircraft already landed and registered in Canada command a higher price because buyers don't know or don't think about how easy it...
by AirFrame
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great Article on Airport Security
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Re: Great Article on Airport Security

I haven't seen a bad article from Bruce Schneier on airport security. They're all excellent, and each one leaves the TSA standing in the breeze with their pants around their ankles. 9/11 forced passengers to realize that when something goes sideways, they're better off taking matters into their own ...
by AirFrame
Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Man builds Pan Am 747 First Class cabin in his garage
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Man builds Pan Am 747 First Class cabin in his garage

We'll all stop laughing when we find out that he's got stewardesses to match.
by AirFrame
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR OTT in the U.S.
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: VFR OTT in the U.S.

Howard40 is right, but he doesn't explicitly state it so I will: A Canadian pilot flying with a Canadian VFR license without an OTT rating *may not* lawfully fly VFR OTT in the US. Furthermore, if the Canadian pilot gets a US license based on his Canadian license, that pilot *still* is not permitted...
by AirFrame
Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Montair / No pay?
Replies: 29
Views: 4389

Re: Montair / No pay?

Takamasa, I think people have already given you great advice... Look elsewhere. If you can't find something on the West Coast, *look elsewhere*. You're a pilot, who can traverse large stretches of the surface of this planet in one go... Surely you don't think you can stay in one place all the time?
by AirFrame
Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Montair / No pay?
Replies: 29
Views: 4389

Re: Montair / No pay?

I'm almost embarassed to admit that I got my license through that outfit. Thankfully, my instructor was excellent (and no longer with Montair).
by AirFrame
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Looking for some new work out music
Replies: 21
Views: 16759

Re: Looking for some new work out music

Lately i've been using the "Best of Bootie" compilations for workouts. They're mashups of popular songs, where they overlay and/or mix vocals and music from one song into another. Some are atrocious, some are so-so, but there are some absolutely spectacular mashups, that are better than both songs s...
by AirFrame
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Online VNCs for flight planning
Replies: 44
Views: 4385

Re: Online VNCs for flight planning

iPhone app (works on iPad) "Canadian Topographic Maps" 4inch to the mile maps with location services. all free. Also has airstrips that are not/ have been removed from the CFS. 4inch kicks the crap out of 8inch vnc's Can you download the maps for offline use? My GPS works great in flight, but I don...
by AirFrame
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Skip Stewart Flies Formation
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Skip Stewart Flies Formation

looproll wrote:I want his Pitts!
What is more fun than an airplane!?
It sure looks a lot more fun than the Lambo that he's dogging it to stay behind. :D
by AirFrame
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Online VNCs for flight planning
Replies: 44
Views: 4385

Re: Online VNCs for flight planning

And when you consider that many (most?) VFR pilots don't fly with current databases in their handhelds...

(Ah, yes, Mr. Inspector, you see, that bracket is for a "music player", not a GPS... What? No, I don't seem to have it with me right now, sorry...)
by AirFrame
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Skip Stewart Flies Formation
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Skip Stewart Flies Formation

:shock: Now *that* is an airplane that's under complete control. I don't think his altitude wavered more than an inch the whole way past. :prayer:
by AirFrame
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Happy feet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1567

Re: Happy feet?

The, " happy feet" concept seems all wrong from the outset to me. It assumes your not keeping the heels on the floor. You need to keep your heels on the floor, I think, to have a stable platform to work from. I think that may even vary from airplane to airplane. On an airplane with heel brakes, I f...
by AirFrame
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Online VNCs for flight planning
Replies: 44
Views: 4385

Re: Online VNCs for flight planning

I make an annual plea to NavCanada for an update on this topic. Each year for the past 7 years I have received the same answer: We don't have the data in a format we can distribute it digitally. When I point out that they do have the CFS in digital form on their CD subscription, they get evasive and...
by AirFrame
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreflight now has Canadian IFR charts and plates on Ipad.
Replies: 42
Views: 8677

Re: Foreflight now has Canadian IFR charts and plates on Ipa

Unfortunately nobody has Canadian VFR charts, and they won't until NavCanada pulls its head out of its backside and makes it a priority. We never should have handed the mapping data (CFS, charts) to them on a platter. It should have been made available freely as it is in the US. At least until the F...
by AirFrame
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Happy feet?
Replies: 26
Views: 1567

Re: Happy feet?

As someone who learned to fly (officially) in a nosewheel aircraft and then (officially) transitioned to tailwheel later, I agree. I wasn't taught to dance on the pedals, I was taught to land straight, and correct it when I screwed up. That being said, i've had days when I felt like I had happy feet...
by AirFrame
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hst on aircraft in bc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Hst on aircraft in bc?

Purchase the airframe seperate from the landing gears, and any other parts, this will save you on paying the tax on the whole purchase price. How would that work, exactly? Do you mean write a cheque for the fuselage, one for the wings, etc. and get receipts for each? If you're going to do that, why...
by AirFrame
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hst on aircraft in bc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Hst on aircraft in bc?

If you purchased the aircraft in Alberta only the GST applies. I agree, this is how it *should* work, but in the case of a private sale, that's not what happens. Revenue Canada doesn't know or care where you bought the plane, so you'll be taxed on the purchase based on where you live. The only opti...
by AirFrame
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hst on aircraft in bc?
Replies: 13
Views: 1320

Re: Hst on aircraft in bc?

The bill for the HST comes from Revenue Canada. They watch the daily list of aircraft registrations tht Transport Canada generates and bill all new owners, regardless of whether any taxes have already been paid. Expect the bill in the mail about a month or two after registration. If you can show tha...
by AirFrame
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob
Replies: 127
Views: 4926

Re: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob

robertsailor1: Exactly.
by AirFrame
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Rules & Regs
Replies: 11
Views: 9237

Re: Rules & Regs

There is a thread elsewhere in the forums about importing a kit that has raise a question for me. In years past; many years past importing a completed homebuilt as impossible, has this changed in recent times. I had a recent conversation with another "oldtimer" who said it had. If anyone has a link...
by AirFrame
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestion and Announcements
Topic: iPhone Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 9734

Re: iPhone Interface

I was just thinking about this the other day... It would be great if there was an update on this project, one way or another.
by AirFrame
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buying a kit plane from the states
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: Buying a kit plane from the states

Realistically there should be no difference between buying an unfinished kit and buying any other merchandise from the US and having it delivered to Canada. You'll pay PST/GST or HST when it crosses the border (sounds like HST in your area). There are no duties on aircraft parts, so you shouldn't be...
by AirFrame
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob
Replies: 127
Views: 4926

Re: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob

As far as john denver he was simply not properly checked out in the aircraft, i really don't care where the builder put the fuel selector, john should have known where it was and everything about it..the reason 2nd and 3rd owners are crashing homebuilts at a higher rate is the same reason john denv...
by AirFrame
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob
Replies: 127
Views: 4926

Re: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob

(The data) makes it very clear that in fact amateur-built en masse IS more dangerous than certified. Sorry, "en masse" was not the right choice of words there. You're right, in terms of total numbers, amateur-built aircraft have more accidents than certified aircraft. I've agreed to this at least t...
by AirFrame
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob
Replies: 127
Views: 4926

Re: Higher performance homebuilt for a relative noob

the raw numbers don't really tell the whole story Q.E.D. Objectively, yes, they do. Unfortunately, and i'm sorry to have to say this, but you don't understand the statistics. For example: during WWII, the vast majority of single-engine aircraft accidents were in certified aircraft, not amateur-buil...

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