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by 7ECA
Fri May 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: short field landing (Stabilized Approach)
Replies: 24
Views: 759

Re: short field landing (Stabilized Approach)

Interesting that they halved the "overage" that is acceptable in making your touchdown zone, it used to be +200/-50.
by 7ECA
Mon May 25, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Medicals

I don't have the document in front of me, but didn't it say something along the lines of no medicals until May 1st at the earliest?

Might be worth calling your CAME and seeing if they've been given the go-ahead by TC.
by 7ECA
Fri May 22, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 8595

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Regarding the "image" on the video, what are the odds that it's just a speck of dust on the camera sensor? You'll see the same spot on photos if you've ever had a speck of debris on the sensor... Or, it could be something. As for the ejections, both occupants ejected within a very short amount of ti...
by 7ECA
Wed May 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: CYWG "No Join"

It means your transponder is either not working at all, or not displaying a Mode C readout on their radar. All you need to do is either cycle the transponder OFF and then back to Mode C again and see if that clears it up... or, turn the bloody thing on to begin with. :lol: Sure, it may very well be ...
by 7ECA
Wed May 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 1163

Re: CYWG "No Join"

Re-cycle your transponder - and see if that helps.
by 7ECA
Sun May 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 215
Views: 15158

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Very sad news, condolences to the families involved.
by 7ECA
Sun May 17, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 215
Views: 15158

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Here's hoping everyone made it out alright.

From the one video, it appears as though both seats went...

Edited, sadly the PAO died in the crash.
by 7ECA
Thu May 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 72
Views: 6796

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The government has been extremely slow and/or cautious about the information it releases... The Government is going to be under a fair bit of scrutiny, if it turns out this was either caused by a gearbox issue or the known fault with the FBW computer(s), then there's going to be an inquisition. Wel...
by 7ECA
Wed May 13, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 72
Views: 6796

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The story also keeps changing in the media, first it was the helicopter crashed during training near one of the Greek Islands, then it was within 2 miles of the HMCS Fredericton when it suddenly crashed - then later it was less than 2 kilometres away... There's something very odd about this whole si...
by 7ECA
Mon May 11, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 8595

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Yep, few times that I'm aware of. Mind you the Tutor is like a lot of equipment in the CAF inventory, getting long in the tooth; but with no "suitable" (read, Canadian made, or able to be produced in Canada under licence from the OEM) replacement available. Last I heard, the Tutor is going to be sta...
by 7ECA
Sat May 09, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CPL Flight Test - Ground
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: CPL Flight Test - Ground

The ground portion for the CPL flight test, realistically, shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. If an examiner is doing the ground portion of a flight test in 15 minutes then they are not fulfilling there obligations as a Ministers delegate. The Flight Test Guide is not a menu as In I will take exe...
by 7ECA
Fri May 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CPL Flight Test - Ground
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: CPL Flight Test - Ground

The ground portion for the CPL flight test, realistically, shouldn't take more than 15 minutes. It's basically a discussion on decision making, once you've gone over the quick fire questions about speeds (and the V-ref/approach speed nonsense). What's the route, where do we need to stop, any concern...
by 7ECA
Thu May 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests

XP? Wow, that's really modern. I'm pretty sure my CPL exam (done at the Abbotsford office) was on a system running 95 - at best.
by 7ECA
Wed May 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests

As I recall, the PSTAR was done on paper and then marked with the old transparency over the answer sheet trick. The PPL exam was done on a "special" laptop, and was automatically marked when you hit complete. Both exams were done at an FTU. As an aside, I remember hearing of an FTU that lost their e...
by 7ECA
Tue May 05, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 72
Views: 6796

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

With the latest release (the CBC article saying the helo was on approach, numerous witnesses on the ship), what other possible causes could there be for the rapid descent/crash other than a MGB failure/loss of oil pressure?
by 7ECA
Tue May 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Duty regs extentions
Replies: 17
Views: 2656

Re: Duty regs extentions

dialdriver wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:47 pm
A change to the implementation date of the duty rules would require an act of parliament.
How about an Order in Council (you know, one of those things a few people are po'd about at the moment), or a Transport Canada Exemption?
by 7ECA
Tue May 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 72
Views: 6796

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Latest report from the CBC, the Cyclone was 2 miles from landing on the Fredricton - meaning there were numerous witnesses to the crash.

Difficulty in finding the wreckage is being attributed to the fact that the Med. is around 3,000 metres deep in the area - nearly 10,000 feet.
by 7ECA
Sun May 03, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Temporary Exception - reduced flight hours req'd for written tests

The document appears to only apply for candidates sitting CPL, ATPL, or FI exams - and only applies to medical validity for sitting an exam. Doesn't mention PPL. Also, that document cannot be found on Transport Canada's COVID-19 measures, updated, and guidance site. Which seems a bit odd... There's ...
by 7ECA
Sun May 03, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 1953

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

I believe Vernon, BC, had a proposal for live in hangars - no idea what came of it. Princeton, BC, is rumoured to have proposed some sort of community/residential setup as well. As I recall, the idea died due to a lack of interest - although a lack of funding is probably as likely. And then you've g...
by 7ECA
Sat May 02, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 72
Views: 6796

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

According to articles, the five remaining crew are presumed as deceased and the rescue has become a recovery operation.
by 7ECA
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Admission to flight Test
Replies: 12
Views: 1247

Re: Admission to flight Test

400.03 (1) Subject to subsection (3), written examinations, including all sections of a sectionalized examination, that are required for the issuance of a permit or licence or for the endorsement of a permit or licence with a rating shall be completed during the 24-month period preceding the date o...
by 7ECA
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting an aviation headset to work on a MacBook
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Getting an aviation headset to work on a MacBook

You'd require some sort of an adapter to go from 3.5mm (computer audio) to the 6.35mm (headset) to plug directly in - if that even exists. Depending on your headset there is a much easier work around, if the headset is bluetooth compatible? If it is, you simply pair the headset to the computer and s...
by 7ECA
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 8520

Re: And so it begins...

It's about a 35 minute drive for the majority of the population to yxx, that's not exactly a big distance. Of course you'd have to do things gradually but it isn't a bad idea. There would probably be a big benefit to the immediate region around yxx and using the current area of yvr airport for new ...
by 7ECA
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LED landing Light
Replies: 8
Views: 1073

Re: LED landing Light

Sure, $24 and you can get yourself a Halogen landing light made by GE.

Oh, you want the LED, those are $407...
by 7ECA
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Join the Cascadia Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2437

Re: Join the Cascadia Team

I recall hearing a rumour a while back, that there was some US based company looking to take over KD Air; apparently with rather deep pockets. Talk of buying brand-new aeroplanes (specifically Caravans), and getting the operation back on track.

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