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by Cadismack
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2320

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

I fly a bo out of YZF and been up to Inuvik and Tuk a couple of times. From Alaska you are likely well equiped and all set. Yes airports are sparce but generally July is the best time of year to go. Both my trips have been August which has meant a few dreary days in Inuvik but have the time to spare...
by Cadismack
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: flight seeing YZF
Replies: 2
Views: 2175

Re: flight seeing YZF

AHMIC air has a couple beavers and maybe a maul on skis outa old town. Open water charters is at the airport with a 185 also on skis.
by Cadismack
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Gotta ask
Replies: 21
Views: 8404

Re: Gotta ask

Anyone else catch the irony in Mulcair's Aerospace announcement this morning; promoting a plan to boast Canadian aerospace manufacturing jobs, while posing in front of a French manufactured campaign plane?

Not 'pro' or 'anti' anybody at this point.... just an observation
by Cadismack
Wed May 20, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: One year of being an owner
Replies: 31
Views: 4310

Re: One year of being an owner

Great post IDP. Love your take on your experience which, looking at others comments as well as my own, suggest that we are all in a similar boat. Entering year #4 for me. Slightly different background (former commercial pilot with close to 1500 VFR in various singles and twin turbos) but the experie...
by Cadismack
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Validity Change - No more checkrides
Replies: 44
Views: 9091

Re: IFR Validity Change - No more checkrides

I wonder what this means to those (like myself) whose license has lapsed for more than 2 years? IE as far as I understand, under the old rules, I would need to rewrite the INRAT and then take the flight test.

Because I 'previously held' an IFR, can I just do the flight test now?
by Cadismack
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Buying a plane ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2460

Re: Buying a plane ?

I'm certainly not a veteran when it comes to buying planes, but from what I've heard and experienced there's really no such thing as a deal when it comes to buying a plane. A lot has to do with what you want and what you're willing to pay. A 10K Cherokee might be a 'good deal' for the price but by y...
by Cadismack
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Renewel question - More than 2 years lapse
Replies: 3
Views: 899

IFR Renewel question - More than 2 years lapse

Lets be honest; I know the answers are out there, and I have done some research into CARs, but I figure someone in the masses has a clearer interpretation of the regs and will be able to help out or at least clarify. My IFR expired over 2 years ago. I fully understand that I need to right the INRAT ...
by Cadismack
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Behchoko Crash NWT??
Replies: 147
Views: 22275

Behchoko Crash NWT??

Just heard on the local news regarding emergency services and a plane in the Behchoko area. Anyone have more info?
by Cadismack
Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Association of professional aircraft pilots of Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: Association of professional aircraft pilots of Canada

This came up when the College held an info session here in Abbotsford. The catch is that the College isn't interested in taking on licensing. Any group that wants to take on licensing for CPL/ATPL will also have to take on PPL, Rec licenses, etc... It'll be an all-or-nothing arrangementm or it won'...
by Cadismack
Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Association of professional aircraft pilots of Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: Association of professional aircraft pilots of Canada

Not that it's in the realm of reasonable or even practical possibility but what about a self regulated Professional Organization that is responsible for not only advocacy but ethics, codes of conduct and licensing/membership. I'm sure it's been debated on here before but the CPAs (née CGA, CMA or CA...
by Cadismack
Thu May 01, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Painting Alberta
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Aircraft Painting Alberta

+1. Would like to know if there was someone local.

I know that Uppervalley in Chilliwack does some painting. I think they might be the closest.
by Cadismack
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Virginia Falls
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Virginia Falls

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by Cadismack
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Trip Advice Needed: YYC to VGT (North Las Vegas)
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Trip Advice Needed: YYC to VGT (North Las Vegas)

Just wanted to see if anyone had any insight in doing a VFR trip from YYC to Vegas in mid march? I know how unpredictable the wx can be that time of year in Southern Alberta, but my South Side flying has been limited to a Oshkosh trip a couple of summers ago. Just wondering if anyone has any advice ...
by Cadismack
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots look to Unionize
Replies: 37
Views: 10276

Re: WestJet pilots look to Unionize

And Besides, Owners can't unionize! What an Idiot!
by Cadismack
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Give your head a shake!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4179

Re: Give your head a shake!!!

I was in the market 12 months ago and chose not to go the USA route. Negotiated with one seller in canada who had his posted for about 25k over market. Found another model of the same type and negotiated the seller down for 35 k less then the previous. The plane took me to Oshkosh and all around the...
by Cadismack
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Oshkosh July 23-29, 2012
Replies: 107
Views: 40258

Re: Oshkosh July 23-29, 2012

I can't believe its almost here!

Yellowknife to Calgary tomorrow. Then Winnipeg either Wed or Thur and OSH for Friday - Sun. Vintage parking for me, Can't Wait!
by Cadismack
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Aerobatics & Airshows
Topic: Oshkosh July 23-29, 2012
Replies: 107
Views: 40258

Re: Oshkosh July 23-29, 2012

Got my tickets and am planning to fly down with my father and stay on the weekend package in my S35. Its my first OSH and we are getting really excited. I hope to make it an annual track from Yellowknife which should be interesting. Wish I could bring the little one (will be 7 months old) but perhap...
by Cadismack
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Gear to bring up north
Replies: 28
Views: 3024

Re: Gear to bring up north

Mosquito NETS!!!!!!!! Depending on what you're calling north, it might be a necessity that you wouldn't want to be without. Went to a few exploration camps last summer in NU and WOW, never EVER though they could be that bad! Was wishing I had the foresight the twitter guys had with the nets under th...
by Cadismack
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Next career after flying?
Replies: 24
Views: 2408

Re: Next career after flying?

Government, at least thats what I did. Sure its not the money of the rigs but theres a pension and after 20 years I get 9 weeks holidays. Sure I do miss some of the 17 hr days up in the arctic, tenting engines and loading drills, but getting to put my kid to bed every night quickly makes it all come...
by Cadismack
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prior career before flying?
Replies: 25
Views: 1907

Re: Prior career before flying?

HR
University/Flight Training
Pilot
Back to HR and take delivery of my own plane in 3 weeks. Wouldn't have it any other way now that I get to be home every night with my growing family.
by Cadismack
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seasonal Pilots - Do you get Overtime & Benefits?
Replies: 39
Views: 2442

Re: Seasonal Pilots - Do you get Overtime & Benefits?

First I want to say that I am not an advocate of the overtime averaging system. I think its a crock but after questioning it myself I discovered that there are some sneaky ways for the employer to justify their actions. I agree with Jetboy and feel the way that some operators apply the averaging sys...
by Cadismack
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seasonal Pilots - Do you get Overtime & Benefits?
Replies: 39
Views: 2442

Re: Seasonal Pilots - Do you get Overtime & Benefits?

With regards to the Overtime question, the entire Aviation Industry is governed by the employment standards and labour code of Canada. In this legislation it is dicted that an employee who works over 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week be compensated for their time at 1.5 times of regular pay. There ...
by Cadismack
Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career Change or Just for Fun?
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: Career Change or Just for Fun?

Keep the job. I just recently got out. After 6 years I stopped flying. I'd worked for a couple bush/charter operators, accumulated 1600 hrs of time, was my exams away from an ATPL and had a good run across the prairies, the north and east coast. My wife got pregnant, so having a family, being a dad ...

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