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by Slats
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 17255

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

corethatthermal wrote: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:22 pm Some companies will fast track or push a female pilot through for the token rewards of being such an affirmative action company.
Simpson Air has been hiring female pilots with great success long before it scored brownie points with the social justice warrior types.
by Slats
Tue May 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan
Replies: 18
Views: 3904

Re: Otter / Beaver Midair Ketchikan

Depending on how far back you're thinking, I don't believe that is accurate. Prior to last summer, you would have to go back about 10 years to find Simpson Air's last incident. You might be thinking of Wolverine Air which has had 3 in the last 6 or 7 years. Last summer both companies had one acciden...
by Slats
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Great experience
Replies: 0
Views: 930

Great experience

http://avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=130888&sid=b2b36a69b83c69768f89d5c830806d22 Anyone interested in bush flying job this summer would be crazy not to take a look at this. Spent a number of years there in my younger days and can honestly say I had the time of my life. You will do ...
by Slats
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 17255

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

I have my own guess as to what happened, as I’m sure most experienced float drivers will, both I do not have the facts and as such, out of respect for the deceased and the people whose lives are currently being affected by this tragedy, I will keep it to myself. I think the really unsavoury part abo...
by Slats
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 103
Views: 17255

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Terrible two days for Fort Simpson based aviation first with the CBD6 crash and a day later, this. I've long maintained that the 206 is a terribly unsafe design for a float plane. If beaver doors have been redesigned for better egress, this aircraft should not even be allowed in commercial float ops...
by Slats
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 206 in Nahanni Butte
Replies: 0
Views: 1084

206 in Nahanni Butte

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/pla ... -1.4786751

Beautiful spot, but it can be a tricky one sometimes. Hope everyone is ok.
by Slats
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 705 Guaranteed Days Off
Replies: 19
Views: 2877

Re: 705 Guaranteed Days Off

Interesting responses, thank you very much. I suppose I must not have had a clear understanding about what constitutes of GDO at a place like Jazz. Surely they don't reserve the right to work you to the maximum allowed in the CARS, do they? Perhaps if there are not GDO's in the sense in which I inte...
by Slats
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 705 Guaranteed Days Off
Replies: 19
Views: 2877

705 Guaranteed Days Off

Since money isn't everything, I'm curious to see how many GDO's is average at the 705 level. I feel like once a certain level of pay is achieved, time off becomes a much better indicator of quality of life. Feel free to include any other relevant info, such as airline, type flown, GDOs, RDs, etc.
by Slats
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Conair and Bombardier
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

Re: Conair and Bombardier

Always thought this would be a cool use for a Dash type rating.

Combi? Unprepared strips? Why not a replacement for some of the “tired” airframes doing that stuff up north?
by Slats
Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What to do after School
Replies: 12
Views: 3552

Re: What to do after School

Whatever you do, remember you WILL need PIC time, and the sooner you can get it, the better. For some reason, kids these days don't seem to think it's important, but it is. Not only for career advancement, but actually learning and developing valuable flying and decision making skills. Don't end up ...
by Slats
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: If you can only fly one turbo prop for the rest of your life...
Replies: 45
Views: 7453

Re: If you can only fly one turbo prop for the rest of your life...

For personal, twin otter. Big enough to fit the fellas and all their hunting gear and capable of going anywhere you'd want to with twin PT6 reliability and IFR if you need it.
For work, turbo Beaver. Even better performance, but day VFR only and fits a lot less bullshit.
by Slats
Sun Oct 09, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Wright airways
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: North Wright airways

If it were me, I'd focus heavily on either of the two operators in Simpson or NWA in The Wells. Northwestern in YSM or Tindi in YZF would also be decent options but may be slower progression. A single engine IFR isn't much use, IMO. I guess you could use it for the Caravan once you meet SPIFR requir...
by Slats
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Wright airways
Replies: 10
Views: 3847

Re: North Wright airways

No first hand info, but it seems to me you'd be hard pressed to find a place where you could progress faster. VFR, IFR, piston, turbine, single, twin, gravel, floats, mountain..... pretty quality experience too, IMO. Oh, and let's not do like most newbies and forget about all that PIC time, since yo...
by Slats
Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bronson Creek Airstrip
Replies: 12
Views: 5906

Re: Bronson Creek Airstrip

Very cool spot.
by Slats
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Churchill, MB trip
Replies: 22
Views: 3484

Re: Churchill, MB trip

The Ithaka is much closer to Churchill and is much larger. I was never able to find much detail about the boat at Port Nelson other than that it was a dredge and was broken and pushed into it's final resting place by ice.
by Slats
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Churchill, MB trip
Replies: 22
Views: 3484

Re: Churchill, MB trip

Yea on Port Nelson not Port Graham... Lots of cool history there. Do you think there are some old things still sitting around there?? Did you go on shore there??? Went there in a 185 on floats. Brought in two guys to work on the weather station. I wanted to try to get across the trestle to check ou...
by Slats
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float flying technique
Replies: 10
Views: 3996

Re: Float flying technique

Rolling a float is a very basic float flying technique.
by Slats
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: New here, flying in Nahanni National Park.
Replies: 5
Views: 3616

Re: New here, flying in Nahanni National Park.

Your best bet is to get to Fort Simpson and check out Simpson Air. They do charter day tours regularly and will do their best to get you on a tour with another couple or two to bring down the cost for everyone. Still won't be cheap, but when you consider you're getting guided flight seeing and a hik...
by Slats
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Churchill, MB trip
Replies: 22
Views: 3484

Re: Churchill, MB trip

I think you mean to say the place with the train trestle is Port Nelson. It's been 10 years since I've been, but it looks like much of the wharf is gone. Pardon the thread drift but I'm not sure why anyone would bother with "noise makers" and non-lethal rounds in a bear gun. I get not want...
by Slats
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting older, does life/work experience count for anything?
Replies: 15
Views: 2626

Re: Getting older, does life/work experience count for anyth

Maturity does factor in, but not as much as flight experience. It is what makes you affordable insurance wise. Once you get some flight time (1500+AAs), you'll find doors will open quickly. Employers like to know the job will get done (work ethic), but they also need to know you can hack the flying...

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