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by hawker driver
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Returning From the US
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Returning From the US

I commute to my flying job in the US ever other week, I am away from Canada for 8 days at a time. I drive across the border in my car then go to work. Never had a problem going there or coming back to Canada the last few months. The usual questions from CBSA How long away? anything to declare? Any g...
by hawker driver
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Validating FAA medical to TC
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Validating FAA medical to TC

I did the conversion last year.
It was easiest to just go to a Canadian doctor and do the medical.
No hassle, it took about a month to get it since my doctors office sat on it for 10 days before sending it.
Not sure about now with Covid delaying everything.
by hawker driver
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 20
Views: 7088

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

There might be some blue skies soon in corporate. Things have been picking up at my Fractional in the USA In April we were down to our worst day of 15% of average then it went up to 27% beginning of May. Last message was that were are averaging 67% of pre Covid now with some Occasional peak days mee...
by hawker driver
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 20
Views: 7088

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

It looks like corporate will recover long before the airlines.

https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... post-covid
by hawker driver
Tue May 26, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: USA vs Canadian Airline Career
Replies: 23
Views: 3378

Re: USA vs Canadian Airline Career

Not that far off... 2nd year spirit FO 152k CAN 1st year AC A220 captain at 80hrs 174k This is before taxes..... dollar goes A LOT further in the states with much lower taxes in MOST states. Look to some of the Fractionals flying the biz jets. At Flexjet Phenom 300 FO are making around 100k US firs...
by hawker driver
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 53989

Re: Corona Virus

av8ts wrote: Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:28 am I have 2 cases of toilet paper and a case of Purell hand sanitizer that I’m willing to trade for a 2017 or newer Tesla.
Private message me. Won’t last.
3 ply or 2 ply toilet paper 🧻?
Is it coloured or white?
Name brand or dollar store?
Squares per roll?
by hawker driver
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 74
Views: 29016

Re: Air Sprint Questions

Is AirSprint going to follow the model that Flexjet is putting into place in the US?

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... gram-Limit
by hawker driver
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Non-essential border crossing banned
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Re: Non-essential border crossing banned

I did a few border crossings in the last two days from Barbados to the US . No issue
From US to Kelowna B.C. With CanPass again no problem. Then today from Kelowna to BFI no issue cleared right into the US.

Not sure what will happen next week, just going day by day.
by hawker driver
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 28624

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Just listened to the Flexjet CEO message to employees in the US. It seems that they are new extremely busy and expect to be for a few weeks with everyone trying to get to where they want to hunker down. He said after that when the reality of stock market sets in and general economic slowdown he expe...
by hawker driver
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cool Airports on the way to NYC, Myrtle Beach, DC
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Cool Airports on the way to NYC, Myrtle Beach, DC

Get some good current charts for the DC area and review the TFR’s.
Avoid it if you can all together.
by hawker driver
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA ATP conversion test prep
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: FAA ATP conversion test prep

Just an update, I finished the course and passed the test first time.
The course was exactly what I needed and saved me lots of time.
Well worth the price and was a very good prep for the questions on the conversion exam.
by hawker driver
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Converting FAA ATP to Candian ATPL
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: Converting FAA ATP to Candian ATPL

I am taking the online copy from Harv’s Air and it seems good. I will let you know in a few weeks after I write the test how good the program was. The conversion process is straightforward for FAA license holders. On the harv’s air web site it explains the process step by step and is exactly what TC...
by hawker driver
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA ATP conversion test prep
Replies: 9
Views: 1294

Re: FAA ATP conversion test prep

Tertius wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:20 am Hi there, I just completed it and passed first time. I used www.pilottraining.ca and they have a dedicated course for FAA to TC
I am currently doing that same online course for FAA to TC ATPL.

How close was the practice test to the actual TC test?
Any tips and advice would be appreciated thanks.
by hawker driver
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hiring Surge
Replies: 17
Views: 4342

Re: Hiring Surge

If I may(speaking as a 70 yr old who has seen plenty), one item rarely mentioned in such preambles as noted by previous poster is demographics. I am from a family of six youngins, which was the norm back then but it isn’t anymore. Fast forward to 2019 and beyond the twentish commodity of agers are ...
by hawker driver
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Hilton Honors Points Missing
Replies: 17
Views: 3863

Re: Hilton Honors Points Missing

I just checked and all of my points are there.
I made the “Diamond for Life” status last year so there was no change in status for me.

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2019 bonus program of double points and 10000 extra points for every 5 nights. The promotion goes on until May 2019.
by hawker driver
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Netjets getting even better.
Replies: 29
Views: 7792

Re: Netjets getting even better.

What’s the closest thing in YYZ? Is Airsprint ever thinking of a Toronto base? Or flying pilots to where they need to be like flexjet? Flexjet use to only have Dallas as a base then after Flight Options parent company bought them 3 years ago they opened up 80 bases which is more or less home basing...
by hawker driver
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Netjets getting even better.
Replies: 29
Views: 7792

Re: Netjets getting even better.

Here is the Flexjet pay scale for their larger equipment. Here is a little explanation of the pay scales. The G450/500 and the Global and Gulfstream 650 are annual pay for a team of 5 captains per aircraft. They set their own schedule. While the pay may seem low there is also a bonus paid up to 50% ...
by hawker driver
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Netjets getting even better.
Replies: 29
Views: 7792

Re: Netjets getting even better.

The one big caveat to working in the U.S though is health insurance - and while the net take home is significantly higher, you have a sizeable portion removed for your insurance. I lived in the states for quite a few years and had PPO insurance. It was about $60 per month. Hardly a drop compared to...
by hawker driver
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Netjets getting even better.
Replies: 29
Views: 7792

Re: Netjets getting even better.

Here are the current NetJets pay scales from their contract. You can add $25K to $30K to each of those numbers for the soft money added to their pay per year. Those numbers are for a schedule of 7 ON/ 7 Off with home bases. Increases in 401(k) match to 63% over the life of the Agreement -Creates a N...

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