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by pilotbc69
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL Canadian conversion to American
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: ATPL Canadian conversion to American

Finally got some info on the current conversion process. -30 hour CTP training course. (As of now only one is approved, at Embry-Riddle, and you have to be a student of Embry-Riddle to qualify) Talk about putting the cart before the horse. :rolleyes: -4 hours Fixed based simulation training -6 hours...
by pilotbc69
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL Canadian conversion to American
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: ATPL Canadian conversion to American

Are you guys serious? :shock: My company is flying me to the US from Australia in Oct. to do sim training and I was planning on doing my conversion then. Surprised I never heard about this. Is that because they are moving to Part 61? So you guys are saying it's now going to be a month of ground scho...
by pilotbc69
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: To Avcanada:
Replies: 7
Views: 2680

Re: To Avcanada:

Indeed mate, you have lots of support and sympathy from all of us.
by pilotbc69
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The music is starting, but are we seeing the impact yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: The music is starting, but are we seeing the impact yet?

It sounds all well and good that everyone is hiring and I'm sure the people undergoing interviews are a happy bunch, but unfortunately my phone hasn't rung. I suppose there are much more qualified people that have been waiting for this to happen and when they are scooped up they'll come looking for ...
by pilotbc69
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Trans Pacific Ferry Flight VFR Route?
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Trans Pacific Ferry Flight VFR Route?

That sounds like quite an adventure slipter. Mind if I ask what type of a/c you are flying over there? I'm looking at doing some ferrying out of Australia, looks like with the strength of the dollar down under that is a hot topic.
by pilotbc69
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The music is starting, but are we seeing the impact yet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: The music is starting, but are we seeing the impact yet?

I can give you a list of the companies that are laying off...they are the last 3 on my resume :(
by pilotbc69
Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Banff Air Strip
Replies: 23
Views: 2937

Re: Banff Air Strip

Good thing you asked Alpha Crit, that's one of the reasons these forums are here. :)
by pilotbc69
Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Did you get into this industry with or w/o the wife/gf?
Replies: 35
Views: 3229

Re: Did you get into this industry with or w/o the wife/gf?

I was single for the first 10 years and moved about every 6 months. Now that I have found "the one" she has had to quit two jobs and is about to quit a third (career jobs, not just mindless jobs) in the past year. I also thank my lucky stars that I have found someone who is willing to do that for me...
by pilotbc69
Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Heathrow crash B777 Captain Peter Burkill rejoins BA . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: Heathrow crash B777 Captain Peter Burkill rejoins BA . .

I read his book and you can really feel how he must've felt and how easy it would be to go from being on top of the world loving life to having the whole country thinking you are a screw up and no matter what you do all your co-workers doubt you and your abilities. Hopefully now that he's back evver...
by pilotbc69
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Jobs - Best Bush flying outside of Canada / Botswana, Africa
Replies: 37
Views: 15776

Re: Jobs - Best Bush flying outside of Canada / Botswana, Af

Nice work Radford. Good to see someone helping out his buddies. Heard bots is a good time and the boys there like their drink. Good luck everyone.
by pilotbc69
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1 or 2 crew?
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: 1 or 2 crew?

I flew a 200 single pilot and a friend who flew a citation 5 single pilot. mtow of the jet, but I suppose the above regulations lay it out.
by pilotbc69
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Winair recently? Also opinions on -6 cert from Flightsafety
Replies: 12
Views: 3938

Re: Winair recently? Also opinions on -6 cert from Flightsaf

Pretty accurate what everyone said. I stopped by there when I was doing the job tour. They offered me a job on their Islander a few times but said no matter what I couldn't touch their twin otters without the type rating. (had 3000 hrs at the time and 1000 on the islander). If your daddy's rich it'd...
by pilotbc69
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2010 season.. hows it looking?
Replies: 53
Views: 5766

Re: 2010 season.. hows it looking?

Congrats on the hires boys and girls. Things are looking up.
by pilotbc69
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which influence on our jobs/career?
Replies: 15
Views: 1087

Re: Which influence on our jobs/career?

Invertago wrote:I'll just lean it out a bit more
Nice work, every bit helps. I take the bus...when I can afford it. Someting's certainly got to change. i think Obama's on the right track...the facts about the future regardless are scary.
by pilotbc69
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left the industry/considered it/or know someone who did?
Replies: 50
Views: 3367

Re: Left the industry/considered it/or know someone who did?

Being a professional pilot in Canada is like dating a beautiful bitch. You are on top of the world when she is telling you how much she loves you and being sweet and thoughtful but when she's mad at you you couldn't be more miserable. And after awhile of putting up with her shit you start looking at...
by pilotbc69
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: PA31 Bond
Replies: 40
Views: 2653

Re: PA31 Bond

Ah yes...my apologies I stand corrected. Thanks for the clarification FD.
by pilotbc69
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: PA31 Bond
Replies: 40
Views: 2653

Re: PA31 Bond

And a PPC doesn't expire so if you have it then you can always revert back to it down the road when your billionare father in law wants you to fly his Pa-31 and throws you the family credit card. Always have to be thinking ahead. 8)
by pilotbc69
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: PA31 Bond
Replies: 40
Views: 2653

Re: PA31 Bond

And ensure you stipulate the terms in case of a layoff/termination situation. If they are charging you that much for a pcc they would probably enjoy spending your money while they push you out the door onto the unemployment line.
by pilotbc69
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: BAR XH
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: BAR XH

I doubt they're hiring as most times I call they won't let me talk to the CP. However when I did get through he was a really nice guy on the phone.
by pilotbc69
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: What REALLY Happened in the Hudson River
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: What REALLY Happened in the Hudson River

"unable"..."Classic"!!!
by pilotbc69
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft Ferry Services
Replies: 14
Views: 2465

Re: Aircraft Ferry Services

My god that was fast. Can't imagine how many resumes the operators are getting.
by pilotbc69
Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Gogal Air Service
Replies: 6
Views: 3380

Re: Gogal Air Service

Yeah definitly give them a call. They used to fly the navajo quie a bit throughout the summer and winter months and depending on the american traffic can be the same on floats. Brad's dad flies the helicopter and is a great pilot and a really down to earth man. A respected enterprise in the area.
by pilotbc69
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2010 season.. hows it looking?
Replies: 53
Views: 5766

Re: 2010 season.. hows it looking?

Good on all of you who did get work this summer. No matter if it's sitting right seat in an Otter or loading/washing planes being treated like a slave. You are all one step closer to getting behind the wheel (unless your first job is of course). Remember there is always someone watching and sometime...
by pilotbc69
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sales of used vehicles, boats and aircraft in BC
Replies: 12
Views: 1969

Re: Sales of used vehicles, boats and aircraft in BC

Crazy-aviator I couldn't agree with you more, not to mention most of us would have paid income tax on the money we used to buy such used merchandise. I think what is going to happen is that they are going to find 2008 Cadillacs having $3000 on the bill of sale. Be a bit difficult for the seller to h...
by pilotbc69
Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fearing the rut!
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: Fearing the rut!

Sounds like you have a job. Probably be best to stick it out unless someone else has given you the thumbs up. Not the best time to throw caution to the wind imho. But get on the horn and see what comes of it. You never know right!! Good luck.

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