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by geneticistx
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How many hours a week did you fly during your PPL training?
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

How many hours a week did you fly during your PPL training?

Im debating between a unique training opportunity at Langley or going to YSE for my training (PPL).

My question is how many hours a week and how did you structure your flight training during your PPL?

M
by geneticistx
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training at YSE questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Training at YSE questions

Hi Formula,
how many hours a week can you get, provided the weather is on your side.

Meaning, do you find it difficult to book a plane a few times a week?

M
by geneticistx
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Buy block time to get PPL?
Replies: 12
Views: 1541

Buy block time to get PPL?

Hey,
things seem to keep changing in my adventure out west.

So, as I search for a way to expedite my PPL in Vancouver, my question is:

Can I buy block time on a 172 and bring in an instructor into that plane?
by geneticistx
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training at YSE questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Re: Training at YSE questions

A Few things. YES, fractional ownership in a 172 is of significant interest to me or in a piper. This could make the training much easier as well. If you hear of a fractional ownership somewhere, let me know. My schedule is somewhat flexible, although the next couple of months i will have to be flyi...
by geneticistx
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: rent a 172 in Vancouver to fly to SFO or LAS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

Re: rent a 172 in Vancouver to fly to SFO or LAS?

ive decided, as i put in another post, to do my training at YSE so i can learn mountain flying from the start, to negate having to bend my mind more after i get my ppl. if anyone here from ybb or other places in GVR would like to grab a coffee when i get there in mid feb to talk about the community ...
by geneticistx
Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training at YSE questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1363

Training at YSE questions

Hi all.. Looks like im relo to vangroovy. i started my ppl with an amazing instructor in the GTA. i have just 5 hours flight time. I can transfer to another school out west without issue, and after some initial thought and input from here, I think Im going to train at YSE. Reasons right now are the ...
by geneticistx
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: rent a 172 in Vancouver to fly to SFO or LAS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

Re: rent a 172 in Vancouver to fly to SFO or LAS?

I am currently taking my PPL with the hope of getting it by end of may or June. Flying down the coast somewhere is something ive always wanted to do, and vegas is also a spot I'd loke to go in a GA aircraft. I am transferring from Ontario to the Vancouver (PFC) - (now considering YSE) in about a mon...
by geneticistx
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: rent a 172 in Vancouver to fly to SFO or LAS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1422

rent a 172 in Vancouver to fly to SFO or LAS?

What are the details as to where to rent from, the cost, anything else, to rent a plane in Vancouver to fly to vegas or san fran?
Insurance, etc? I think Langley rents out their 172 for extended weekends??

Tried the search thingamajigg, nothing really came back

tx
by geneticistx
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight schools in Vancouver area -- winter training...
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Re: Flight schools in Vancouver area -- winter training...

Thanks for input... I'm going slam home as many hours as I can with my instructor at BFC then transfer out to PFC at YBB. Due to the nature of my "real job" on-line ground school is really the only alternative for me. I do hear harv's is good for that. I think PFC has an online school as well. By th...
by geneticistx
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Rec Vs PPL
Replies: 10
Views: 1672

Re: Rec Vs PPL

May be true or not but I was told the written rec test is same as ppl
by geneticistx
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: August vacation where I can also rent a 152/172 in BC or in Canada?
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: August vacation where I can also rent a 152/172 in BC or in Canada?

thanks beav,

i think flying north from squamish to pemberton would be a nice vfr flight.
by geneticistx
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: August vacation where I can also rent a 152/172 in BC or in Canada?
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

August vacation where I can also rent a 152/172 in BC or in Canada?

Every year i take August off. This year i plan to have my PPL in August and want to be in a place that I could go rent a plane and for a ride a couple times a week. My thoughts are: 1. Whistler (can I rent a plane in Pemberton or Squamish?) 2. Banff 3. Kamloops 4. Kelowna I'll be by myself, late 40s...
by geneticistx
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: BC Mid-Coast Beaver Video
Replies: 7
Views: 5715

Re: BC Mid-Coast Beaver Video

we truly live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world
by geneticistx
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Medical validity for private flying after 40 years old
Replies: 19
Views: 7477

Re: Medical validity for private flying after 40 years old

Spoke with TC today.
I was not denied my CAT3, and he gave me some things i have to address over the next few months, things that I think I can do without issue.

I asked him if I can continue to take my flying lessons, and he said "yes". He doesn't foresee an issue in me getting my CAT3.
by geneticistx
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Medical validity for private flying after 40 years old
Replies: 19
Views: 7477

Re: Medical validity for private flying after 40 years old

great idea on the CAT4. It would give me complete freedom to do what I want to do. I really don't have any desire or, more important, need to fly to the US or night VFR.

I'll find out more and post the final results.

M
by geneticistx
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight schools in Vancouver area -- winter training...
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Re: Flight schools in Vancouver area -- winter training...

waiting on my cat3 medical to clear.
spoke to a guy at a school in vancouver yesterday, said he hadn't been able to get wheels up more than 5 times in the past few months. Clear days have been complicated by frozen runway, etc. he said it's been pretty bad this year.
by geneticistx
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Medical validity for private flying after 40 years old
Replies: 19
Views: 7477

Re: Medical validity for private flying after 40 years old

i started to take flying lessons after I had a life scare last year, then found out i may not qualify after starting a few hours in the left seat. I've had a few blood clots over the past 10 years that are now managed through blood thinners for life, was on a couple drugs that caused me to gain a to...
by geneticistx
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PIC allowing right seat to have control
Replies: 28
Views: 2394

Re: PIC allowing right seat to have control

such smart people here
by geneticistx
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PIC allowing right seat to have control
Replies: 28
Views: 2394

PIC allowing right seat to have control

Question. a friend is flying tomorrow in his 172. He is PPL with no instructor rating, if he remains PIC what can he let his passenger do to "fly". I remember seeing someone quote something from the CARS, but i can't find that thread.
by geneticistx
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight schools in Vancouver area -- winter training...
Replies: 15
Views: 2271

Flight schools in Vancouver area -- winter training...

I am thinking of relocating to Vancouver, and curious how many days per week during the winter months, a student can get hours? I went to school there and all I remember was there were only two seasons there, the warm rainy season and the cold rainy season. Seriously, though, i imagine it can be mor...
by geneticistx
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: harvs/pilottranining.ca vs brampton
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: harvs/pilottranining.ca vs brampton

got ok from BFC to do harv's
by geneticistx
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: harvs/pilottranining.ca vs brampton
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

harvs/pilottranining.ca vs brampton

Hi, I am doing my flying out a flight school in southern ontario, and have not yet started my ground school. I am curious if I can do the ground school using one of the online courses and continue to fly out of flight school. Getting to and from the brick and mortar school facilities is a pain and c...
by geneticistx
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Started PPL, first impressions...
Replies: 2
Views: 1548

Started PPL, first impressions...

Started my PPL out of Brampton over past couple of weeks with 3 flights so far and starting the ground school this week. Im a pretty edumacated guy and i think pretty smart (PhD), yet there is a ton of information to learn. My first couple times in the plane I was a bit tentative and stiff, but I'm ...
by geneticistx
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: flight simming during PPL studying/training
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: flight simming during PPL studying/training

i was really thinking of using it for practising start-up procedures Extra good reason to not use a computer sim then. There are a lot of sensations during a normal and abnormal start. You want all your senses getting practiced with what is normal, and abnormal. There are variations of mixture, and...
by geneticistx
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: flight simming during PPL studying/training
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: flight simming during PPL studying/training

i was really thinking of using it for practising start-up procedures, that's about it.

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