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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: 374

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: 1020

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: 354

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: 1020

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: 3982

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: 2484

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: 5457

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: 5457

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: 5457

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: 5457

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...
by hawker driver
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 2686

Re: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

I was on a flight in the US last month and the flight attendent told me that the flight had a record of 6 dogs on board.

I counted 4 around me but missed the little ones in the carry on bags.
The dogs were better behaved then some humans.
by hawker driver
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Phenom 300 and cold we ops
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Re: Phenom 300 and cold we ops

So is -40c apply for enroute in flight as well? Does the aircraft have engine fuel heaters that where the excess return flow also heats the fuel in the tanks in flight as well? I could see that as a limitation otherwise. If I recall the P&W 535 doesn’t require prist. The -40c is only for Takeoffs a...
by hawker driver
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Phenom 300 and cold we ops
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Re: Phenom 300 and cold we ops

I haven’t heard of that kind of limitation on a lead acid battery before. -10*C is a limitation for cold soaking for nicads on different types (C560, HS25, etc,) and that’s why people switch to lead acids. Is there an STC for a battery heater that can be plugged in like a tannis heater? Such a beas...
by hawker driver
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Phenom 300 and cold we ops
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Re: Phenom 300 and cold we ops

The battery temperature chart is in the training material but is not in the AFM as a limitation. The consensus of the sim instructors is that while it is not an Embraer limitation, it might be a battery manufacturer limitation. They are looking into it for me. If someone went through the trouble of ...
by hawker driver
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Phenom 300 and cold we ops
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Re: Phenom 300 and cold we ops

The -10c is for the Lead Acid. There are no Ni Cad batteries. If ithe exposure time of -10c is less then 12 hours you are OK If it is -10 to -15 then you have 3.5 hours before you have to take out the batteries. At -15 to -20 then you have 2.5 hours At -20 to -25 then you have 2 hours before they sh...
by hawker driver
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Phenom 300 and cold we ops
Replies: 9
Views: 2814

Re: Phenom 300 and cold we ops

No issues different then other aircraft in its category have such as taking off stock which can freeze and dumping the Lav. No APU is probably the biggest so the aircraft is cold unless you hangar it. If you are going to be doing battery only starts and the aircraft is kept out overnight if it gets ...
by hawker driver
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AirSprint Fleet Transition
Replies: 282
Views: 79391

Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

I took a look at your web site and might have missed the section on crew bases.

Do you offer home basing?
What are your bases?

Any bonuses paid?
by hawker driver
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8594

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

You might want to contact the union and ask them or call ALPA in Canada since I did hear of some Canadian pilots living in Florida and commuting to work. I also heard of some living in Europe and commuting to Canada. It can be done. As for bases look to see where the most flights go out of Ottawa to...
by hawker driver
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8594

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

This is great info, thanks. Health insurance is one of the big questions I have right now. So from the looks of things, the family and I will be eligible for BC MSP health care after three months. What I'm not sure about is if my company health care requires me to be a resident of the US. If I'm no...
by hawker driver
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8594

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

DanWEC wrote:BR? :)

Almost 1.4 km west :D
by hawker driver
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8594

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

Ah to be a dual citizen. Hawker Driver, you must live near my stomping grounds of Windsor. I'd love to figure this one out, now how to convince the wife to let me marry a yank.......(Maybe the deep south, isn't that allowed there or does it have to by my cousin?) Not too far from you just 20 minute...
by hawker driver
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Horizon Airlines in SEA/PDX/MFR hiring Canadians
Replies: 16
Views: 7096

Re: Horizon Airlines in SEA/PDX/MFR hiring Canadians

DanWEC wrote: I wonder how one could lobby the US for this?

Contact the Regional Airline Association (RAA) they are the lobby group representing the Regional airlines in the US to the government and members of congress.

http://WWW.RAA.ORG
by hawker driver
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8594

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

I have been doing it for over 10 years now. Living in Canada and working in the US. I am a dual citizen. I pay all my US taxes first then get a foreign tax credit on my Canadian taxes so after putting some money into a Canadian RRSP it is not much of a tax hit. I just drive across the boarder to wor...

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