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by Adam Oke
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 42
Views: 4722

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

I used an excel spreadsheet in the past. Worked great. That being said, if you will find yourself at an airline -- the sooner you get organized with a digital logbook the better. The fact that it takes your roster and automatically inputs into your logbook is worth it's weight in gold. mccPilotLog i...
by Adam Oke
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 5193

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

9.7 hrs airborne in a Hornet over Iraq and Syria. I have to ask. How did you handle the call of nature? Gliding guys use a relief tube. Something like a modified turkey baster with a tube .... also know as "The Polish Microphone" :lol: External/Internal Catheters Ziplock Bags I know one guy that us...
by Adam Oke
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alcohol Free Beer
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: Alcohol Free Beer

I have yet to find an alcohol-free beer that I could actually drink and enjoy. They all taste like watered down beer. I’m a craft IPA drinker and if i could find a good tasting alcohol free beer I would totally give up the alcohol beer. Check out Partake IPA. It's an Ontario "craft" IPA with 0.3% A...
by Adam Oke
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 5193

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

Engines hardly count.

5.5 in a glider with a 2000' release. Wave up to 10k, caped by airspace in NZ. I wasn't prepared for the flight, so I had to return to pee.

8.5 flat land soaring is impressive!!
by Adam Oke
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1728

Re: Vans RV4 info

Are you aware that RV4 kits are no longer manufactured? It looks like the quick build is not available, but it appears you can still buy kits for the RV4. Unless I'm reading the website wrong. They do however state that due to the decline is sales of some of the older model kits, the prices have go...
by Adam Oke
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Journey log items
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Journey log items

I went through the log book and placed sticky notes on each page with the applicable time sensitive items prior to my flight test. Makes for an easy flip through to show the examiner if/when they ask.

Just a little tip.
by Adam Oke
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

Not quite....Gliding Clubs don't have the mentality of keeping all of those young whipper snappers looking for free flying at bay. Most are very inclusive and welcoming. If you show up and all you want to do is fly the tow plane ..... well, this club is not for you. Go find a power flying club. They...
by Adam Oke
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Winter Flight Training
Replies: 1
Views: 720

Re: Winter Flight Training

Provided you are adequately prepared for the days lessons, and you feel that you are adequately rested - I think that the more frequent you fly, the better! Always go into those lessons having done your homework and don't try to put the hours in just for the sake of reaching the required time. Winte...
by Adam Oke
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 132
Views: 22423

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

Inverted2 wrote: Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:46 pm I heard it's about getting YZR layover back. 8)
A little round of golf at the Holiday Inn anyone?
by Adam Oke
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?
Replies: 19
Views: 1754

Re: How do I make connections to land that firsts job?

I believe Porter's early connection program is open to everyone.

https://porter.rivs.com/careers/portercareers/13-91-31/
by Adam Oke
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: cover letter and resume
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

Re: cover letter and resume

I'll give you a hand. PM sent. I had xsbank give me his advice in overhauling my resume, so I would be happy to pass on the favour.
by Adam Oke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Intentionally landing on public roads
Replies: 24
Views: 5169

Re: Intentionally landing on public roads

Some of the best spray strips I've operated off of were roads. A little narrow, but this is why your instructors tell you to keep it on the centre line! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CmjfVnjMY4oGBYwnGgBkGjhjOwjtydrIA0GN7p56bmY1Bn_cp_eKPwqpMRjVsj00YmbAUugLpNDRofuaqJZnfh5PuAANe0nyYZT9HY807ZfvwHLl-...
by Adam Oke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight
Replies: 8
Views: 1791

Re: Bose Proflight

I ended up getting the DC Pro-X, I tried that out in the Lear 45 on the way down to Florida yesterday and at least for me, I think was the better purchase. I think I'm sold on getting the Pro-X, but I've yet to try it on. I keep bouncing back and forth from Clarity Aloft vs Pro-X. Does the Pro-X mo...
by Adam Oke
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Getting the CPL from 0...how long?
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Getting the CPL from 0...how long?

Entirely possible. I went from zero to wanna be hero in 6 months. CPL + Float Rating.

Monday to Friday
0800 to 1000 Ground School
1000 to 1200 Flying
1300 to 2200 Work
by Adam Oke
Sun May 27, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: DEC posting
Replies: 5
Views: 2900

Re: DEC posting

Captain Qualifications: The following minimum flight time is required for all applicants to be considered for a captain position. Total Time DHC-8-400 Time Required 4000 +500 3500 750 3000 1000 2500 1250 2000 1500 So 2000TT etc gets you in the door but you still need 1000 hours in the airplane befo...
by Adam Oke
Sat May 26, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449899

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I’ve seen people with zero post secondary education get hired, That's a curious statement. Is that for recent OTS guys/gals? I've heard rumours that if you have 500 hours of 705 Captain experience the post secondary can be waved, but I find that really hard to believe. I've never heard of guys with...
by Adam Oke
Thu May 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Piper
Replies: 18
Views: 3712

Re: SARON / SAMRA Feedback

The rule of thumb is to double the altitude and minus 15. Thus for FL240, 24x2=48. 48-15=33. The temperature in the example is -38, thus ISA -5.

Hope that clears things up.
by Adam Oke
Thu May 03, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Piper
Replies: 18
Views: 3712

Re: SARON / SAMRA Feedback

Any help with this question is greatly appreciated decode the following FD 740538 ans: 240T @ 105kts temp ISA -5 detailed explanation on ea element please thank you. See section 3.1.6 for decoding FDs of this nature. https://flightplanning.navcanada.ca/awws/html/doc/user-guide/anglais/weather-produ...
by Adam Oke
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The problem with minimum wage ground crews
Replies: 9
Views: 3592

Re: The problem with minimum wage ground crews

Most spray operators have it right. If you want someone to wake up at god awful hours, work long tedious days in scorching heat in a loud, dry, dust filled environment, and then wash rinse repeat running on E until it rains -- you have to pay them accordingly. $20-25 an hour is not uncommon. Even as...
by Adam Oke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Props to WJ
Replies: 14
Views: 4260

Re: Props to WJ

cap41 wrote: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:29 pmBumpy on the way down, most passengers were very nervous, GREAT touch down.
The FO probably landed it. 8)

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