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by skybaron
Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had vision correction surgery lately?
Replies: 26
Views: 1347

Re: Anyone had vision correction surgery lately?

yeah - i'll second that request...

Anyone have a good recommend for a laser doc in the YVR area?
by skybaron
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can we improve safety on the west coast in sea planes?
Replies: 83
Views: 2615

Re: Can we improve safety on the west coast in sea planes?

We get lulled in to a false sense of security by having "done it before" and may refuse to acknowledge our own vulnerability when limits are slowly increased over time by either a group or individual. (lack of enforcement, or operational control) What becomes normal for one, could be considered ins...
by skybaron
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Telus swapping their DHC2T for a Quest Kodiak?
Replies: 34
Views: 4830

Re: Is Telus swapping their DHC2T for a Quest Kodiak?

Service calls in remote areas. (Hence, our ridiculously atrocious cell/home phone costs)
by skybaron
Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Telus swapping their DHC2T for a Quest Kodiak?
Replies: 34
Views: 4830

Is Telus swapping their DHC2T for a Quest Kodiak?

A Telus employee told me today that the company was selling its DHC2T for a Kodiak... I've never flown either of these aircraft, but, I've seen the Telus' DHC - and gotta say that'll it be pretty tough to fill them shoes. Anyone know how the Kodiak will fair in comparison to turbo beave? http://www....
by skybaron
Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A PhD in Aviation?
Replies: 37
Views: 3054

Re: A PhD in Aviation?

This must be a sick joke.
Just another way for a University/FTU to suck up all of the students bucks. I'm sure after obtaining the PHD, that person will have to start on a dock, instruct, be a ramp rat or whatever just to "get in" the industry. Surely this program is a cut above the rest.
by skybaron
Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding ATPL time requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

Re: Question regarding ATPL time requirements

Thanks for all the help with that then. I guess like most float drivers, it's the night/instrument time that plagues us for the ATPL upgrade.
by skybaron
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding ATPL time requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

Re: Question regarding ATPL time requirements

Thanks BTD.
Flybabe wrote:Are you being realistic on logging your time?
C'mon now. If I wasn't being realistic, then my logbook would show that I've flown the spaceshuttle, and I wouldn't need to ask questions on night time or IFR now would I.
by skybaron
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding ATPL time requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

Re: Question regarding ATPL time requirements

Really. Considering how picky TC can be for ATPL issues, I was wondering if they frowned upon "doubling up" on minimum time requirements. A good example is this: Keep in mind for the 100 hours night, it needs to be 100 hrs night PIC or co-pilot . Dual night time from your PPL / CPL won't count towar...
by skybaron
Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding ATPL time requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

Re: Question regarding ATPL time requirements

75 hours of Instrument Time

Can this be logged at NIGHT, where it can also count toward your total Night time requirement?
:shock:
by skybaron
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ontario Flight Colleges - Question/Advice (Solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: Ontario Flight Colleges - Question/Advice

As a side note, I was generally referring to the encyclopedia part with regards to the english/other electives that are required. They are so plain and boring, and honestly, I haven't learned a thing in them. It's basically like highschool all over again (some may prefer that, but I would enjoy lea...
by skybaron
Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handheld Nav/Com Radio - its uses as a backup for VOR nav
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Handheld Nav/Com Radio - its uses as a backup for VOR nav

figured that much.

CARS ref to go with that (NO!)??
by skybaron
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handheld Nav/Com Radio - its uses as a backup for VOR nav
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: Handheld Nav/Com Radio - its uses as a backup for VOR nav

Interesting.

I wonder - could it be used to shoot a VOR approach should your aircraft's VOR equipment suddenly fail??
by skybaron
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handheld Nav/Com Radio - its uses as a backup for VOR nav
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Handheld Nav/Com Radio - its uses as a backup for VOR nav

Just curious. I was looking at some hand-held radios online, and some products mention to have the capability of picking up Nav frequencies, with a CDI function. Has anyone here ever tested/used one on the VHF nav function with its CDI?? http://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/avionics/handheld/a24/d...
by skybaron
Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Recency question!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1757

Re: IFR Recency question!!

When there is a Safety Pilot aboard the aircraft - WHO LOGS PIC TIME?
by skybaron
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Video Training Aids
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Video Training Aids

what program/application do some of you guys use to download these videos from YouTube so that you can have access to them without being online and use them for your lesson plans??
by skybaron
Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tips for developing "updated" lesson plans
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Tips for developing "updated" lesson plans

Checked out some You Tube clips, pretty good... There's also a good post on this forum titled "Video Training Aids" that lists a few clips to rip.
by skybaron
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tips for developing "updated" lesson plans
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Tips for developing "updated" lesson plans

Hey folks, I've been out of the instructing field for a couple of years now, and prior to getting back on the saddle, I would like to update my old lesson plan/ground school briefing notes. At the moment, everything I have must be written on a board (with my poor penmanship), with the exception of s...
by skybaron
Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear - what do you personally carry with you?
Replies: 130
Views: 7573

Survival Gear - what do you personally carry with you?

Hey folks,
Naturally survival gear should be carried on board the aircraft during any time of year, but, I was wondering what items some of you personally carry? (say incase you cannot obtain the survival gear in the back of the aircraft)?
by skybaron
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1315

Re: Float Question

I agree with Ragbag - it can be done; and, yes, having higher time worked for me in getting my first float job on a C180. Regardless of what's been mentioned in regard to insurance requirements, there are operators out there who have quite a good record with their insurance companies, thus are given...
by skybaron
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: maylan thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2692

Re: Maylan

what a frickin sh!t show this Maylan operation is.

steer clear
by skybaron
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier Seastar
Replies: 90
Views: 16876

Re: Dornier Seastar

Excellent question skybaron so why don't you start bringing this thread back to the Dornier Seastar by explaining to us why that design is so superior to older flying boats. Maybe you could go back and read this thread once more and you may find some interesting discussion regarding the behavior of...
by skybaron
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier Seastar
Replies: 90
Views: 16876

Re: Dornier Seastar

WTF.

I thought this post is supposed to be for a Donier Seastar!

Why the hell is all the attention going to the cheesy PBY for - cuz its a flying boat??
Different engines, design, blah blah blah.
by skybaron
Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dornier Seastar
Replies: 90
Views: 16876

Re: Dornier Seastar

Why bother comparing this euro junk to the Caravan/Otter/TwOtter? Docking alone should single this aircraft out as just plain USELESS for either HA, WCA or the coast in general. Like a massage parlour in Tokyo, it's looks alone won't sell without a happy ending - and this aircraft is only useful in ...
by skybaron
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Toilet paper maneuvers
Replies: 34
Views: 3421

Re: Toilet paper maneuvers

Why waste good TP. One should use it for what its intended for prior to throwing out of an aircraft. Be sure to double up on them chimichanga's with extra Franks red hot.
by skybaron
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Amphib in GTA?
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Amphib in GTA?

Try Future Air - although I can't vouch for them.

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