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by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 4229

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

Sometimes the perception is not the same as the students perception... Uh, sure thing Trey. Personally I like to prepare the instructors I train with how to deal with less than ideal students. In the worst case scenario, it means I have to make sure they know when something has gone wrong, or to kn...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 4229

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

If you tell your Class 1 instructor to increase back pressure and he "sits taller and pushes back in his seat"... maybe it's time to find a new Class 1 instructor? :D Possibly my favorite part of doing class 1 work. ;) Of note one of the more challenging things to do is purposefully screw stuff up,...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight reviews by supervising instructors
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Flight reviews by supervising instructors

That having been said, a student who carefully flies a steep turn at 30 degrees of bank, because that’s all they’ve been taught to do, or loses 400’ trying enter the slow flight regime (and doesn’t seem to care) - is that excusable as tough marking to bring that up? Tough to say without more detail...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 Reasons to find a new student
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: 50 Reasons to find a new student

To make more general the reasons to not fly with students, or in some cases to "fire" students, I use the following guidelines that I have developed over a stupid amount of dual given. 1) Don't fly student's junk. That said, it can be tough to figure out what is "junk" and if you're new to this and ...
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight reviews by supervising instructors
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Flight reviews by supervising instructors

If I'm a student at a flight school, and my instructor sends me for a "supervisory" flight with the CFI, and the CFI thinks I didn't do very well - does that mean: - that my instructor didn't teach me properly? - that my instructor doesn't understand what the CFI considers to be good flying? There ...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1876

Re: Flight School

But how does that have anything to do with schools forsaking Canadian students for those from foreign countries? Because these schools have displaced ones that used to serve Canadian students, or in some cases have been morphed from the old schools to a the new foreign oriented service. In a few ca...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1876

Re: Flight School

I'm glad we're finally getting the bottom of your objections. I'm sorry I misled you to think that was the limit of my grievances. I can go on if you want. Suffice it to say, I would probably be less aggrieved if said schools were turning out spectacular pilots and were running an operation sans re...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School
Replies: 23
Views: 1876

Re: Flight School

Flight schools at the end of the day are a business and are free to provide their service to whoever they please, providing they do so legally. Having worked for a few, I can guarantee that at no FTU I worked for, was a Canadian ever denied service in order to get foreign students going. I'm sure y...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 5136

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

The left playbook. Label anyone who doesn't agree with them, about anything, bigot, homophobe, racist, whatever. And the right's playbook is to label anyone who disagrees with them a communist, socialist, regressive, tree-hugging, snowflake, SJW, whatever. So where does that leave us? Strictly spea...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical
Replies: 38
Views: 2580

Re: Turnaround time for first Aviation Medical

Regardless of whether they're backlogged or not, TC has a stated working time of 90 days. Which is a long time when it comes to a desired compressed schedule one might wish for PPL training. The advice I give all people thinking about getting a pilot's license is get your medical done first before y...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

More recognized in the industry
Recognized by whom? Also what qualifications does it confer that your pilot's license does not?
by Squaretail
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do? Need help making a decision!
Replies: 21
Views: 1186

Re: What would you do? Need help making a decision!

Just say NO way to any kind of a degree If I was to have the power to change ONE thing with aviation in this country with sweeping authority, it would be to de-couple the idea that you need a degree to pursue a career in aviation. Its my opinion this would have the greatest positive effect on fligh...
by Squaretail
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 3124

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

I'm not a massive Andrew Sheer fan....he's a bit weak sounding to me --- On this I'll agree with you. Unfortunately I'm predicting another Liberal government, the only change will be possibly a minority one. While a lot of Conservative voters hate Trudeau, I've yet to meet any that are fans of Shee...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31891

Re: Recession incoming

That's all supply and demand Beef. But maybe a little more complex than that, most small businesses in Calgary also saw their property tax sky-rocket since the oil and gas businesses are essentially reneging on their share. So they lose business and their expenses go up, since the bottom line is all...
by Squaretail
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31891

Re: Recession incoming

This country hit an iceberg a while ago, How so? Is the quality of life that you have decreasing because of some specific government policy or some event that has happened? I hear this sentiment a lot from people I don't think are faring poorly. Frig, my wife says it, and we're not doing poorly. Ma...
by Squaretail
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31891

Re: Recession incoming

We have a fearless leader - for now anyway -- who expresses admiration for communist china and takes cheap shots at our historical best friends every chance he gets. Which leader are you talking about here? Unfortunately it describes both Trump and Trudeau. At the end of the day, who our leader is ...
by Squaretail
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: Diamond Vs Cessna Flight Training

The Cessna has a more comfortable seat. If I never have to spend an hour in a Diamond again it will be too soon. Somehow they managed to make a seat that's less comfortable than cattle class in a crowd-killer.
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog.
Replies: 108
Views: 12535

Re: My flying blog.

I need to talk on the radio a bit more effectively but that will come with practice.
Worry less about this. ;)
by Squaretail
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 4183

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Who's behind all this? Who arranged it all? It's not a fifteen year old girl, for sure. This can be asked whenever we see some supposed prodigy. It always seems that depending on your political bent there will be some kid doing something amazing that helps reinforce your world view of the right of ...
by Squaretail
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 4183

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

We burn coal because it is cheap but it has a lot of hidden costs. On the subject of coal, the move away from using it, especially for power generation, is because it’s possibly one of the least efficient means to generate power. Ideally, power needs to be generated closer to where it is used, in m...

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