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by Squaretail
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5119

Re: okotoks flight school

I'm also sure its not lost on some the irony of demanding a more accurate accounting of time in a flight that inherently uses an inaccurate system. You're confusing accuracy and precision. Recording flights to the nearest 0.1 isn't very precise, but it is accurate, because (if it's done properly) t...
by Squaretail
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5119

Re: okotoks flight school

I'm also sure its not lost on some the irony of demanding a more accurate accounting of time in a flight that inherently uses an inaccurate system. As of yet we don't record flights to the second, not even the minute but rather the tenth of an hour. Which one might note that when it comes to roundin...
by Squaretail
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5119

Re: okotoks flight school

Here is something to give some thought to. Chalk to chalk is an old military term because the chalks were removed and placed for you. No need to know aviation history if you are an entitled millennium. And , I suppose, no need to actually look up the definition of flight time. If you did you would ...
by Squaretail
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5119

Re: okotoks flight school

Technically speaking, chock to chock also wouldn't describe flight time either, since that would include time some one is out of the aircraft possibly placing chocks . Or waiting for them to be placed. But then also technically speaking, I can only imagine that Trey is busy recording all the short "...
by Squaretail
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3380

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

There is a whole bunch of them with a variety of hobbies or personality desceiptions. Probably an attempt to humanize security folks. A bit awkward maybe, but I don't see a political angle. Indeed. I mean they tried to make this guy as non-denominational as possible. At first I was thinking snake h...
by Squaretail
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice with TDG
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Looking for advice with TDG

To save an arguement photofly, my initial reading of the rules was congruent with your reading of the rules. The inspector I am dealing with maintains a wider interpretation which has led to my current frustrations.
by Squaretail
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice with TDG
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Looking for advice with TDG

Don’t be so sure. Since anything with an engine is considered a dangerous good (which the regulation seems to include the motor vehicle of choice you may be travelling in) if you were to tally up any propane cylinders, personal electronics, toiletries, bug spray, fire starting devices and your requi...
by Squaretail
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for advice with TDG
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Looking for advice with TDG

At the moment I am trying to put together a ops manual for a 702 operation and have come up against the stumbling block of getting Transport of Dangerous Goods approval. The regulator as one might guess is spectacularly unhelpful in this regard. It seems under Canadian regulation that almost everyth...
by Squaretail
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12446

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

It’s always been a tough question as to what to do when you run across guys who are grossly incompetent. The advice about gripes going up (usually to your chief pilot as the case may be) is usually the only thing a line guy can do. It’s my experience that once you start getting into the multiple tho...
by Squaretail
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: J3 vs C172
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: J3 vs C172

ShawnR wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:40 pm
I was wrong. I found out today the C172 i am interested in has an O320 in it. Which I guess is good news. ..but probably not much difference performance wise.
To paraphrase Geddy Lee: five horsepower is five horsepower. :D
by Squaretail
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: J3 vs C172
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: J3 vs C172

I am considering an O300 powered C172, That's a really pricey engine come overhaul time. While that’s true, for the average private owner I think the O-300 will probably give you a lot less trouble all that time until then if compared to it’s O-320 brethren. If you want it to fly like the J3, get t...
by Squaretail
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

And again, over 3 years, 90 hours can be normal. My usual PPL are round 55 hours even with 1-2 flight per week. How many finish in the minimum time for the license? Outside cadet, it's very rare to see someone finish in the 45-50 hours range. Outside of cadets, it’s very rare to see anyone commit t...
by Squaretail
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1392

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

The national average for a PPL is 71 hours. http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=117428&p=1004490 Regrettably, TC doesn't collect statistics on number of hours at first solo. It also doesn’t collect the calendar time between starting training, to solo or completion. Given that there i...
by Squaretail
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1552

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

Remember 2 things about dealing with ATC of any kind. First, it’s their job to help you. Second, nobody is perfect, and while occasionally someone gets pissy about it, there is no “permanent record” or some such silly shit that is being kept against you. If you fly enough in controlled airspace, you...
by Squaretail
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PE issues
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: PE issues

I gave up a while ago on trying to get my PE status. Part of the problem is that TC primarily surveys the examiners themselves to determine if more are needed, all of whom always a) over estimate their own availability, and b) never tell TC of the requests to do examinations they turn down. Most of ...
by Squaretail
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Insurance Check Out Form
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Insurance Check Out Form

I would ask the insurance company if they have their own form, some do. If not, then just do as suggested above. There is no need for any disclaimer. What would you say anyways?
by Squaretail
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2278

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

photofly wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:02 pm
How many pre-PPL students own their own plane and so can legally train with an independent instructor? Not many.
Probably more than you think though. All of the freelancers I know are doing as much training as they are willing to do. I constantly get propositioned to take on students.
by Squaretail
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: K country crash
Replies: 25
Views: 5572

Re: K country crash

I'm a little behind but how did the investigators know all the engine parameters leading up to the accident? Did it have one of those data recording engine monitors? I'll bet he wished he had another pilot in the cockpit with him to help out. The report states the aircraft was equipped with a JPI e...
by Squaretail
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Licence numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Licence numbers


the "aa" or "ca" or "pa" etc. actually still shows under your physical license number on the sticker :).

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Damn, I didn’t know I could wear my shades and strike a jaunty pose for my document booklet picture.

Edit: It’s a Self Adhesive Stamped Label, not a “sticker”. :wink:
by Squaretail
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 5119

Re: okotoks flight school

It’s more than big enough to do touch and goes on, assuming the land developers haven’t put up another flag pole or light post up again at he end of the runway.
by Squaretail
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C172 Oil Temp
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: C172 Oil Temp

when I turn the Masters On during the Preflight and check the Oil Temperature, You check the oil temp on the walkaround? In terms of warm or cold start technique, if when you check the dipstick, its too hot to touch, use the hot start technique. If you can stick your hand on the cylinders, its prob...
by Squaretail
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Test Scoring - Changes
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Flight Test Scoring - Changes

As usual, this is a band-aid solution to a larger problem. I have no doubts that this isn't going to slow down the production of pilots in this country, and as of yet, the idea that they are "going somewhere else" is laughable, since this remains the cheapest place to do things. The only place that ...
by Squaretail
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Are some high wing singles a bad idea for survey

What supports them. The same thing that supports every other wing that doesn't have struts. If one examines the wings of the strutless high wing Cessnas, the thing that should be immediately obvious is how much thicker those wings are. If it makes one feel better, there are more (4 instead of 3) bo...
by Squaretail
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 4164

Re: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

One does have to raise an eyebrow when someone starts charging that kind of prices in the relative south of the country. If your price per litre in Ontario is more than it is in YZF, there's something wrong. 2.45/litre plus a service fee, its getting cheaper to have your own fuel barrels trucked in....

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