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by skybaron
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Most challenging region to fly floats in Canada?
Replies: 27
Views: 3188

Re: Most challenging region to fly floats in Canada?

"Eyes outside and map on your lap" should be flashing from the GPS screen Agreed. My 296 has failed much more than a handful of times in the past few years, ALL failures being in marginal weather and close to high terrain. Even on crystal blue days it's failed when I was operating in and out of nar...
by skybaron
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Most challenging region to fly floats in Canada?
Replies: 27
Views: 3188

Most challenging region to fly floats in Canada?

What would some of you consider to be the toughest areas to operate on floats in Canada? And, maybe even a why.. Some good contenders out there, especially if operating sans GPS : 1.North ON/Man/Sask - featureless terrain, and thousands of lakes which all start to look like each other after a while....
by skybaron
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation diploma worth my time and money?
Replies: 14
Views: 1461

Re: Aviation diploma worth my time and money?

Short answer: NO 1. Get your CPL at an FTU under a year 2. Hunt for your first job - GET EXPERIENCE 3. Network network network! 4. Get your Atpl 5. Network - be humble, & try not to fall into douchebag category. If you really want a piece of paper to state that you're educated - then after all that ...
by skybaron
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Tips for float flying on the West Coast
Replies: 49
Views: 7719

Re: Tips for float flying on the West Coast

Actually Legal min on the south coast will be 1 mile vis in special vfr while in the control zone. As for the previous post suggesting there are operators screeming with bulging veins at their pilots to fly in fog.. cant think of anyone around here that would do this.. and clearly if you encounter ...
by skybaron
Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Tips for float flying on the West Coast
Replies: 49
Views: 7719

Re: Tips for float flying on the West Coast

Although the legal min vis for the west coast is 2 miles, you'll quickly learn that regulation is totally meaningless, and there will be nobody that you can turn to for assistance if the boss kicks you out the door in 1/4 mile vis or less in fog. It will be up to you to say no and be prepared to be...
by skybaron
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: To full flaps or not to full flaps!
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: To full flaps or not to full flaps!

I am not sure what you mean by : " +1 on one size doesn't fit all. " The AFM clearly outlines the operating limitations therefore a pilot must be proficient in full flap landings...correct? In other words a proficient pilot is one who can operate the airplane throughout it's complete flight envelop...
by skybaron
Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Airline Interview Preparation
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Airline Interview Preparation

Cathay has been hiring 0hr pilots for a long time into their cadetship. They've recently opened the program up to non-nationals too. I know a few canadians who were hired with 250hrs. They accept cadets with flight time as well, up to 1500hrs I think. The big catch though is that they no longer off...
by skybaron
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: To full flaps or not to full flaps!
Replies: 60
Views: 1975

Re: To full flaps or not to full flaps!

I've never used full flap with the beav. You have never used full flaps on a Beaver? Do you fly one for a living? Try using full flap in high winds with a STOL wing and you will think harder the next time you pump them all the way down. Using full flaps in a Beaver in high winds would be poor judgm...
by skybaron
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Airline Interview Preparation
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Airline Interview Preparation

I have 270 hours, I have to go to Adelaide and do an abridged course to get my Hong Kong CPL then back to Honkers for my Jet rating. Good Luck to all out there Josie 270 hours. :shock: IF (a mighty big if) Cathay hired you to fly with only 270 hrs, then they will never see me board their aircraft. ...
by skybaron
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Aerobatics for beginners - where to do your training?
Replies: 36
Views: 10647

Re: Aerobatics for beginners - where to do your training?

Thanks for the links. I appreciate your responses.

Also, let's say I take a 10hr initial course in the US, on a decathlon perhaps -

Would TC honor that time in an "N" registered aircraft, for the prerequisite 10 hrs required to obtain a class 2 aerobatic instructor rating?
by skybaron
Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Aerobatics for beginners - where to do your training?
Replies: 36
Views: 10647

Aerobatics for beginners - where to do your training?

Always wanted to give aerobatics a go, anyone have any suggestions of a good place to start? (preferably the BC area or the US). Ideally i'd want to add the class 2 rating when it's all said and done.
by skybaron
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Water aerodrome supplement in PDF?
Replies: 2
Views: 1811

Water aerodrome supplement in PDF?

Does Navcanada sell a PDF version of this supplement?
by skybaron
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electronic CX-2 E6B and ATPL exams
Replies: 7
Views: 809

Re: Electronic CX-2 E6B and ATPL exams

Don't waste your $ on the cx2.
The standard e6b will do.
by skybaron
Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ottawa Police Hiring
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Ottawa Police Hiring

Ottawa police hiring.
$63-74k salary. C206!

http://careers-carrieres.ottawapolice.c ... /index.cfm
by skybaron
Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nationwide Pilot Union - Is it Possible??
Replies: 33
Views: 2137

Re: Nationwide Pilot Union - Is it Possible??

What so many people don't get is that if ALL pilots refused to work unless paid right and I mean ALL of us, things would change overnight. If we don't fly the planes they won't fly at all. Again, we as a divided group do not have the drive to accomplish this huge goal. It's sad really because we ac...
by skybaron
Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "No phone calls please!"
Replies: 80
Views: 5084

Re: "No phone calls please!"

Doc wrote:Get over yourselves!
You're in aviation management.
There are lots of pilots looking for work.
You are going to get phone calls.
It's your job.
Don't want to field calls?
Go back to flying the line.
Do your job.
Stop whining!
+ :drinkers:

Exactly!
by skybaron
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "No phone calls please!"
Replies: 80
Views: 5084

"No phone calls please!"

Rant. For all you so-called employers posting ads for employment. . . GET OVER YOURSELVES! The "No phone calls" at the end of an advert is just you being your asshole self. Dragging the industry down. Next, you're going to want money from your future applicants (whom you never spoke with) to pay you...
by skybaron
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver Tips
Replies: 205
Views: 39833

Re: Beaver Tips

Stall Characteristics http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/collection_2009/bst-tsb/TU3-5-01-47E.pdf in brief: (ATS) flight test report of that activity indicates that with a forward CG, the stall characteristics of the aircraft were acceptable. However, with an aft CG and with power on, departures of 60 degre...
by skybaron
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Safety Pilot - Logging Instrument Time - Who is PIC?
Replies: 61
Views: 5031

Re: Safety Pilot - Logging Instrument Time - Who is PIC?

This is all of course for the purpose of simply practicing instrument flying once you are licences, lets say if for example you have a renewal ride coming up and need some practice to polish your skills if you haven't flown on instruments in a while. If however you require training, then you revert...
by skybaron
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Safety Pilot - Logging Instrument Time - Who is PIC?
Replies: 61
Views: 5031

Safety Pilot - Logging Instrument Time - Who is PIC?

Curious to know exactly who logs PIC time with a safety pilot arrangement for instrument refresher flights?

CARS reference?
by skybaron
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: MS flight sim OR X-Plane?
Replies: 13
Views: 714

MS flight sim OR X-Plane?

Any preferences?

I have an instrument renewal coming up, and was wondering which flight sim program is better to practice on. Databases, nav trips etc.
by skybaron
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: iphone apps
Replies: 24
Views: 1863

Re: iphone apps

FREE APPS

1. "aeroweather"
2. "shralptide" (tide info)
3. "topographic maps canada"
4. "pilotwiz"
5. "google earth"
by skybaron
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: When to move on
Replies: 11
Views: 1892

Re: When to move on

The young pilot starts out, thinking it's all about building hours. He/she'll take whatever crap job, at whatever crap pay seems to justify the end. The middle time pilot puts everything on "hold" to chase the big iron. Family, pride, even self worth take a back seat to the all important jump throu...

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