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by x15
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: FlightPath Challenger Post
Replies: 20
Views: 5827

Re: FlightPath Challenger Post

I know a couple of guys working there. They have hired a few low time guys, what they lacked in total time they made up for in personality and attitude. The chief pilot is a guy that was given a chance early in his career, so he looks for people that will complement the company, not necessarily the ...
by x15
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Huge discouragement
Replies: 190
Views: 15037

Re: Huge discouragement

Many many moons ago I was at Landmark really early one day for a flight across the ocean. I got my airplane ready to go and then had some time to kill while I waited for the skipper to show up. I bumped into a couple of airline guys. I stood around with a coffee in my hand while they bitched nonstop...
by x15
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What was the most fun job you had flying
Replies: 26
Views: 3813

Re: What was the most fun job you had flying

Flying a Navajo single pilot out of Thompson, Manitoba. Great group of people to work with, well maintained airplanes, no pressure. It was tonnes of fun.
by x15
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Using a US Trust to own an N-registered plane in Canada
Replies: 17
Views: 1553

Re: Using a US Trust to own an N-registered plane in Canada

It is legit if done correctly. Operating part 91 is easy. Will take a little extra work.

CRA will come looking for their taxes though. So be prepared to pay HST.
by x15
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies repeatedly posting
Replies: 31
Views: 6657

Re: Companies repeatedly posting

Instructors are much more easily trained than a 200hr pilot. They also learn by themselves much better and generally require less hand holding. That is a very bold statement. On what facts are you basing it on? Our company experience is almost exactly the opposite. Some of the colleges turn out a g...
by x15
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Age Discrimination
Replies: 36
Views: 6037

Re: Age Discrimination

As someone that does the hiring. I do not turn away applications based on age. I currently have an ad up now for a captain position, all of the applicants have been either instructors with zero experience outside of 25NM or 20,000+ hour guys. I called all the guys that applied. They all said the sam...
by x15
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 Hour Pilot Looking for Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 4763

Re: 1000 Hour Pilot Looking for Advice

I am chief pilot at a small company, which operates 703 and 704 aircraft. As someone that looks at hiring people often, and pays attention to who is hiring and for what seat, I would say stay right where you are and keep applying for King Air FO jobs and such. Air Canada turned on the biggest vacuum...
by x15
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you drive to work?
Replies: 28
Views: 3605

Re: What do you drive to work?

Thompson was damn cold, well all of Manitoba was damn cold. Having a breakdown on the side of highway 6 in winter is a life threatening situation. I drove that road at night once and saw perhaps two other cars in 6 hours, and they were both in the southern portion of MB. It does not take long for yo...
by x15
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian CRJ YYZ
Replies: 43
Views: 17926

Re: Georgian CRJ YYZ

Am I missing something? AC was running two ground schools a month because they need 300+ guys. Standstill? Whatchu talkin 'bout Willis.... LOL
by x15
Tue May 24, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Changing N reg to C
Replies: 11
Views: 2256

Re: Changing N reg to C

Curious What if it is a much larger airplane. A friend of mine is currently working on getting a Challenger 300 going for a US resident that owns a company in Canada. Some travel to Canada will take place, but the airplane will be N registered. The first time you come to Canada you need to pay taxes...
by x15
Thu May 12, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living In Thompson,Manitoba(pilot)??
Replies: 15
Views: 3408

Re: Living In Thompson,Manitoba(pilot)??

hey guys,so i got a job opportunity in Thompson in a ground position leading hopefully to a flight position, with expectancy that it ll take around 4 years living in Thompson. i heard so many bad things about Thompson(Eg: crimes) and would love if someone who lived there or knows someone who did gi...
by x15
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC to FAA licence conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 10928

Re: TC to FAA licence conversion

Does the ATPL (ACM) conversion exam convert the IR rating as or do we have the write the ICP (instrument) as well? I called the FAA in Oaklahoma they said yes. Then I called the FSDO I selected for my verification and they said only the ACM exam is required and that will include the instrument... C...
by x15
Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA Foreign Licence Validation Letter
Replies: 7
Views: 2261

Re: FAA Foreign Licence Validation Letter

Can you get a verification letter and take your type ratings from your TC license? If I do a Challenger 604 rating next month. Then apply for the letter of verification, will my CL64 rating go over? or do I need to do an FAA ride? I hear for the CPL you can. But the ATPL you cannot. Anyone do this r...
by x15
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be.
Replies: 132
Views: 15884

Re: 1000 hours! Where were you or where would you like to be

Half way back to Thompson from Shamattawa, single pilot in the HO, watching the sunset.
by x15
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: C-GNDN 1st Gulfstream G650 added to Canadian Register
Replies: 8
Views: 11356

Re: C-GNDN 1st Gulfstream G650 added to Canadian Register

I was in KVNY last week and had the chance to talk to the drivers of a 650. They told me the FMS did not have data for slower than mach 0.85, and that they rarely cruised less than 0.90. Sweet machine. But it was 75 million USD. Crazy money.
by x15
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Aurora Jet Partners
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Re: Aurora Jet Partners

Taxivasion wrote:Fu*k Airlines. A good corporate gig is the way to go!
Shhhhhh. Don't tell everyone. ;)
by x15
Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do I keep pressing on?
Replies: 12
Views: 2625

Re: Do I keep pressing on?

I started when I was 34. Coming up on 40 now. Seen most of the world from the front of a business jet. Plenty of time on the ground exploring too.

Read Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill. Replace the goal of making $$$ with your current goals and follow the steps within... :)
by x15
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job
Replies: 43
Views: 3868

Re: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job

That said. I think this is very accurate. One fine hot Summer’s afternoon saw a Cessna 172 flying circuits at a quiet country airfield. The Instructor was getting quite bothered with the student’s inability to hold circuit height in the thermals and was getting impatient at sometimes having to take ...
by x15
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job
Replies: 43
Views: 3868

Re: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job

Currently flying a private RJ / Challenger 850

Would love to fly the G650

Already have my dream job. Staying right here. :)
by x15
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PA31-350 Ground School
Replies: 44
Views: 13065

Re: PA31-350 Ground School

Hey there. Sorry guys. Stopped monitoring this thread a long while ago. The link above seems to be the latest link. Should work for everyone. I would post the PPT. But its huge with all the pictures. You should get your training capt to show how to burn all the fuel out of the inboard tanks without ...
by x15
Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Who is hiring FOs right now?
Replies: 51
Views: 6895

Re: Who is hiring FOs right now?

Skyregional hired at least 2 instructors into the Embraer in the current groundschool. I would apply there.
by x15
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pathways to an FO job
Replies: 19
Views: 5893

Re: Pathways to an FO job

Check your PM
by x15
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PA31 AFM/POH
Replies: 28
Views: 8918

Re: PA31 AFM/POH

This ground school might come in handy.

Wrote it 4 years ago when I was on the HO. I still remember some stuff. If you have questions let me know

http://www.4shared.com/office/fAmIILfp/ ... chool.html
by x15
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: ETA
Replies: 5
Views: 2012

Re: ETA

Flew a 601 for a long while. No way they are operating international MedEvac out of the strip of pavement. Be interesting to see how long they survive. Most MedEvac operations use the Lear 35/36 because it costs about the same as a Pilatus per hour to operate. Old challenger 600s are gonna be expone...

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