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by 7ECA
Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC will not issue me an ATPL-H, because of aircraft type.
Replies: 65
Views: 5498

Re: TC will not issue me an ATPL-H, because of aircraft type

Looks like AW109SP is kosher for the boys and girls at TC. Didn't know we even had those in the RCAF, but apparently we do. http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/CADORS-SCREAQ/rd.aspx?cno%3d2014P1799%26dtef%3d%26dtet%3d2014-10-24%26otp%3d-1%26ftop%3d%253e%253d%26ftno%3d0%26ijop%3d%253e%253d%26ijno%3...
by 7ECA
Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LogTen Pro X
Replies: 37
Views: 5983

Re: LogTen Pro X

An email was sent out to existing Coradine Aviation customers (Log Ten Pro, etc), in which they cleared up confusion with regards to the new Log Ten Pro X software. Basically, the iOS version is free, up until you log 40 hours of flight time, and then you are prompted to pay the subscription either ...
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diesel C-172
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Diesel C-172

avieye wrote:Afer reading 7ECA, please note, I thought you were referencing the new Continental EC 135 or 155 that Cessna is planning to put in their 172 as OEM.
Might be good to know whether or not 2R is referring to conversions, or the new 172's.
by 7ECA
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diesel C-172
Replies: 13
Views: 972

Re: Diesel C-172

Flew two out of three of them at CZBB (CFC has two, the other belongs to International Flight Centre, and last I saw of it, it was prop-less). CFC's birds are Thielert conversions, TDI is a R model, while TAE is a P model 172. All in all, they are good planes, and I ended up with around 65 hours bet...
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA
Replies: 36
Views: 3009

Re: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA

Sorry to disappoint, it's alive and well in the GTA as well -- but less around my home airport :mrgreen: Funny, because leaving Buttonville, we ended up going to Waterloo, and then through the Owen Sound area towards Marathon, and never heard it once. On the second day, leaving Marathon, we were ne...
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: HELP scrap parts for an ame school project
Replies: 5
Views: 2057

Re: HELP scrap parts for an ame school project

There's a Decathalon at CYPK, has a red and blue paint scheme, sits off on the side of apron one, in the grass near C.G.'s giant hangar.

Flat tires, no covers, dull paint, and she's got plenty of moss growing on the fabric. :roll:
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: License Booklet question...
Replies: 13
Views: 1435

Re: License Booklet question...

Go back to your CAME, and ask him/her to stamp the new booklet. Then you are covered.
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA
Replies: 36
Views: 3009

Re: Sorry you Alberta pilots, you can't fly in the USA

Helped ferry a one of four C172R's back from Ontario in September. First day of flying in Ontario, ended up in Marathon, never once heard the dreaded phrase. Second day, crossing the Manitoba border, it started, and never stopped, until we shut down on the third day in Pitt Meadows. Passing Portage ...
by 7ECA
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC bias against Air Canada
Replies: 24
Views: 3340

Re: CBC bias against Air Canada

Much to the chagrin of a certain portion of the population, the CBC actually tends to present a rather balanced perspective. Sun News, I would agree is certainly full right wing, CBC, more centre to just left of...
by 7ECA
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This hour still has 22 minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

Re: This hour still has 22 minutes

Watched it after RMR, not bad. Although I always did like Royal Canadian Air Farce more. I mean, who didn't love the Chicken Cannon...
by 7ECA
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Large Fabric structures as permanent buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: Large Fabric structures as permanent buildings

Yep, you get what you pay for. Might not be a bad idea to go around to some farms, and see what farmers are putting up. They usually don't want to mess around with semi-permanent structures. Of course, some will say that wood framed is the only way to go, and it is certainly cheaper than metal (whic...
by 7ECA
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Large Fabric structures as permanent buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 2438

Re: Large Fabric structures as permanent buildings

Fabric will likely be cheaper, but will have problems with wind, snow loads, and inevitably the sun/UV ray damage in the Prairies. Metal is more expensive, but if done right (proper permanent concrete foundation, spray foam insulation, ventilation, heated, lighted, good electrical, alarmed, etc), wi...
by 7ECA
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 67
Views: 4784

Re: How old are you?

Currently twenty-one, will be twenty-two in about four months. I've had my CPL(A) since April of this year, and so far have had no luck with finding any form of gainful employment as a pilot. Working on completing my Class 4 Instructor Rating out of CYPK these days.
by 7ECA
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jeppesen navdata vs nav canada digital vnc
Replies: 13
Views: 2137

Re: Jeppesen navdata vs nav canada digital vnc

On a recent ferry flight from Buttonville to Pitt Meadows, with three other 172s, I brought along my Aera 500 GPS. For whatever reason, the navigation data was screwed up, and all it would show in Canada were VORs and NDBs, no airports, or airspace. Pretty much useless, other than being able to figu...
by 7ECA
Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tu-95 exercises Sept 8,2014
Replies: 56
Views: 3888

Re: Tu-95 exercises Sept 8,2014

No one should be particularly surprised by what Putin is doing, because he spelled out his entire platform when he was made Prime Minister, back on August 16, 1999. Of course, the Western World decided to ignore him, because he was the fifth PM in 16 months... http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26769481
by 7ECA
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 7874

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

The Dutch Safety Board, released their preliminary report into the crash of MH17. "Based on the preliminary findings to date, no indications of any technical or operational issues were found with the aircraft or crew prior to the ending of the CVR and FDR recording at 13.20:03 hrs. The damage observ...
by 7ECA
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C180 Down, North of Vernon B.C.
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: C180 Down, North of Vernon B.C.

Check the date of the article. July 29th.
by 7ECA
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 7874

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

I'd say that at the moment, the world is a bit more concerned about the overt Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine, rather than the investigation of the shoot down of an airliner. Priorities change, and the media will focus on the more interesting story to try and get better ratings. Seems to be a pr...
by 7ECA
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Incident at Delta Air Park
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Incident at Delta Air Park

Heard it through the rumour mill that it was a Tiger Moth.

No idea what happened, any damage, etc, though.
by 7ECA
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I hate Sundays
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: I hate Sundays

Enormous X country circuits are not unique to lotusland. Trust me on the comm stuff, was bad as it can be. Repeatedly. And CYPK was busy but nothing like, say Toronto Buttonville can get. Personally think your controllers are too nice. I've heard Buttonville really snap at guys that don't listen. T...
by 7ECA
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I hate Sundays
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: I hate Sundays

BTW while I'm on this radio rant, if there are any students // instructors from CYPK reading this, but I flew in and out of there several times on my trip there. Now perhaps this is a left coast thing, but every time I was preparing to leave, and trying to talk to ATC, I was cut off multiple times ...
by 7ECA
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Calibrated airspeed
Replies: 13
Views: 1746

Re: Calibrated airspeed

Lets get something straight here, this calculation for the CPL flight test is for your Vref speed, which is not what you approach at or land at. Huh ? On my CPL flight test, I calculated the Vref speed, and it was quite low, but that is what the formula generated. The DFTE had me demonstrate the ca...
by 7ECA
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine
Replies: 61
Views: 7874

Re: Malaysian plane shot down, crashes in Ukraine

Come on people, give your heads a shake. As was noted, the SA-11 SAMs use a lead pursuit trajectory, which means that the missile ends up exploding ahead of the target, which then flies through a cloud of shrapnel. This then will cause significant damage to the aircraft. In the case of MH-17, you ar...
by 7ECA
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: GO PRO AND HD SUNGLASSES
Replies: 23
Views: 1571

Re: GO PRO AND HD SUNGLASSES

I've got a camera that I've been looking to sell for a while. It is an Nflightcam +2 (a modified Contour +2 camera), it comes with a modified lens to alleviate propeller blur, and also has a cockpit/intercom audio cable. To be honest though, you are really better off just focusing on your training, ...
by 7ECA
Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of pilots
Replies: 128
Views: 17977

Re: College of pilots

Seems to me that what we as an industry need, is a group that is already established, and widely accepted as being credible, to take up the torch for our cause. Be it higher wages, a pay scale, insurance, hour requirements, getting rid of TFW pilots, etc. The only solution I can see, is a union. But...

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