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by 7ECA
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Poll: Would you do your PPL course in a Stearman
Replies: 31
Views: 2640

Re: Poll: Would you do your PPL course in a Stearman

Hell yes!

I still regret not doing my PPL in a taildragger, I could have done it in a Citabria. But, instead it was the mighty 152...
by 7ECA
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 180 Power off approach
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: 180 Power off approach

It is similar to the forced approach criteria, in which you are allowed to clear the engine during the Precision 180. Now, generally you only need to clear the engine on prolonged descents, for forced approaches, or in cold weather (as is mentioned), but what this provision ends up allowing is for s...
by 7ECA
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Effective passenger safety review
Replies: 36
Views: 2486

Re: Effective passenger safety review

A passenger safety review is to placate the examiner, as if they were a passenger. Keep it short and simple, they are a passenger. Something to the effect of "we are going to be landing at Somespot, (maybe consider explaining that since it is a short field approach it will be a bit different than a ...
by 7ECA
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Leaning mixture
Replies: 56
Views: 3408

Re: Leaning mixture

Thanks guys! What I got out of this is: 1) Lean mixture whenever I can when power setting is bellow 75%, especially while taxiing. 2) ROP can be done with fuel injected engine and proper instruments installed (CHT, EGT). Keep CHT below 400 degrees, according to Mike Bush 3) For the 150s I fly, just...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Leaning mixture
Replies: 56
Views: 3408

Re: Leaning mixture

Rich of peak is generally consider better in an FTU environment, where the engines already deal with enough abuse, and don't need students overheating them in an attempt to get LOP. Rich of peak is a simple enough for most students to get, and serves the purpose.
by 7ECA
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question.... Pilottrainning.ca
Replies: 26
Views: 7844

Re: Question.... Pilottrainning.ca

You are the one who needs to decide which direction to take. Doing both would more than likely be overkill, and they cost money, so odds are you don't want to spend extra. I did my PPL ground school at the FTU, and then my CPL with Pilottraining.ca, both were good. At the time it was just more conve...
by 7ECA
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question.... Pilottrainning.ca
Replies: 26
Views: 7844

Re: Question.... Pilottrainning.ca

Generally, flight instructors will try and get their students to go to a ground school course put on by the FTU. But, it is up to you as a student to figure out which option will work best for you. Some people have a hard time with self-directed learning, which makes the classroom environment more c...
by 7ECA
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Re: Flight Training

You've hit the nail on the head, go to the schools and find one that fits best for you. There are a variety of schools in the Lower Mainland, some of which are better than others (of course I won't bother naming names, because some people get rather annoyed by that). And, don't trust an Internationa...
by 7ECA
Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logtenpro X
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: Logtenpro X

Once again, the people who are incorrect about the new model, seem to be the loudest at proclaiming their dissatisfaction with Coradine... The new pricing model (and this is the final incarnation after multiple changes were made, after input from customers), is as follows: LogTenPro X, for Mac, is $...
by 7ECA
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPOT vs PLB
Replies: 17
Views: 2399

Re: SPOT vs PLB

It would seem then, that there are really two different ways to go for PLBs. You either get a Spot or Delorme (which do the whole meal deal of tracking, sending messages, etc), or one of the other PLBs which only fire off a signal when you activate them in an emergency, like an ELT. Looking then at ...
by 7ECA
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPOT vs PLB
Replies: 17
Views: 2399

Re: SPOT vs PLB

I'd also like to see a comparison of the many different options out there for PLBs, be it a Spot, Delorme Inreach, ACR, McMurdo, RescueMe, etc.
by 7ECA
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio phraseology
Replies: 55
Views: 8568

Re: Radio phraseology

JBI wrote:...but there are likely still some "Canadian" phrases, eh.
Anyone want to take bets on whether or not ACTPA, will make the list? :rolleyes:
by 7ECA
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical fees
Replies: 80
Views: 9304

Re: Aviation medical fees

http://credit-collections.ca/statute-of-limitations-on-canada-debts/ Federal – Section 32 of the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act sets 6 years as the limit for debt. Consumers, however must be careful when dealing with the statute of limitations regarding debts at the Federal or Provincial Gover...
by 7ECA
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio phraseology
Replies: 55
Views: 8568

Re: Radio phraseology

by 7ECA
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-FAWD kit Seastar - forgets gear - video ...
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: C-FAWD kit Seastar - forgets gear - video ...

Biplanes and amphibians are two of the least aerodynamically efficient airframes. I'm pretty sure the last purpose-built amphibious biplane other than this one predates WWII. The last amphibious biplanes, were the Supermarine Walrus, and the Grumman J2F Duck. From what I remember reading, Supermari...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical fees
Replies: 80
Views: 9304

Re: Aviation medical fees

I suppose most pilots are spineless enough to roll over and let them do it. I do not. It doesn't much matter if you do not "pay" TC. In the end TC gets their money one way or the other, be it through a collections agency (which they can get to harass you), or the other option is to take the fee off...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical fees
Replies: 80
Views: 9304

Re: Aviation medical fees

I had to renew my Cat 1 when I was getting ready to write my CPL written, and sure enough got nailed with the $55 fee a few months later. So I decided to "fight" TC about it, and wanted someone, anyone, at TC to explain what I was paying for. I used the same argument, that I already paid the CAME a ...
by 7ECA
Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cabin preheat ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 2188

Re: Cabin preheat ideas

I would't recommend running a hair dryer for such a long period of time, the main reason being the thermistor. The thermistor is designed to kick out, or shut off the appliance if a certain temperature is exceeded, so running one for a long period of time could make that an issue. And what an issue ...
by 7ECA
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots Back
Replies: 141
Views: 34283

Re: Ice Pilots Back

The producers seem to be using even more creative editing these days... Joe waiting/boarding the sched, which at one point was GPNR, then a different aircraft, then another, and then back to "Summer Wages" taxiing out. I don't pay a whole hell of a lot of attention to the commentary, or to some of t...
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planes in songs
Replies: 73
Views: 5318

Re: Planes in songs

niss wrote:Otter, Vickers, Fokker, Moth, Fairchild, Norseman.

http://www.hadfield.ca/Waltz/Bush_Pilot_Song.html
Same goes for the DC-3.

http://hadfield.ca/?page_id=1012
by 7ECA
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Appeal court reduces penalty Air Canada has to pay for Engli
Replies: 27
Views: 9021

Re: Appeal court reduces penalty Air Canada has to pay for E

Hmm, suing when you don't get your desired brand of beverage... Interesting... When I last flew Air Canada, from Vancouver to Toronto, when asked if I would like a drink, I asked for iced tea, but was told that they did not have any. Damnit I've been discriminated against, and I demand that Air Cana...
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for an aircraft...
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

Re: Looking for an aircraft...

Last entry in the Canadian registry, has the registration being cancelled, 2008-01-24. Last Canadian owner was Gary, Algate.

Searching the FAA Registry, using the aircraft serial number, gives us this:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=317AL
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LogTen Pro X
Replies: 37
Views: 5954

Re: LogTen Pro X

The Mole wrote: Log Ten pro X is NOT FREE. An iOS subscription is required.
Hmm, really?

http://email.coradine.com/t/ViewEmail/y ... E12DB8921D

And:
LogTen Pro X.tiff
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by 7ECA
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planes in songs
Replies: 73
Views: 5318

Re: Planes in songs

MG, being the British car manufacturer. I always did like the looks of the MGB GT.

Apparently they were somewhat foul cars though...
by 7ECA
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FI rating at AAA aviation
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: FI rating at AAA aviation

Run away, far away, and don't look back. Blue Bird is a dangerous operator, which seems to enjoy para-legal business and operating practices. And seeing as how AAA is the son of Blue Bird, run by the students who went through Blue Bird, the odds are pretty good that it will be run in the same manner...

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