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by Tango01
Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilots Working The Ramp
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Re: Pilots Working The Ramp

I am just trying to remember when a School Teacher had to prove themselves by being a Janitor for a year before they could teach or a Doctor having to drive a Cab before they could practice. Its a decision each individual has to make on their own. If you want to work the ramp that 'might' get you a...
by Tango01
Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilots Working The Ramp
Replies: 25
Views: 2000

Pilots Working The Ramp

Now, I know Im gonna get flamed here, but am I the only one who thinks the system takes advantage of low time pilots for cheap labour? Pilots pumping gas, cleaning toilets, tossing bags, etc. Im sure you learn a lot about the overall operation of a company like that, but you could have done that whe...
by Tango01
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: flight time
Replies: 28
Views: 1722

Re: flight time

You can log the time. Put it under Ex.4 :wink:
by Tango01
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

I hate the fact that insurance companies run aviation. I believe that a complete PPL course should include a check out on a taildragger, operations on real short and narrow surfaces, unprepared strips (soft/grass/gravel) and EMT. A PPL candidate should IMO, also have some exposure to a "Complex Airc...
by Tango01
Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Visual ILS
Replies: 14
Views: 1171

Re: Visual ILS

by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: aviation industry today
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: aviation industry today

You can't expect me to buzz around in a C206. I didn't just do my MIFR and IATRA for nothing. My first resume is going to Jazz! Their website doesn't say a thing about needing PIC time for the right seat! Save the Cessna crap for those 200hr wonders with no MIFR. I went to Seneca, I have 250hrs, MI...
by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: aviation industry today
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: aviation industry today

Ok, that's very true. Do you see a solution to this? I mean, schools are pumping out a shit load of pilots into an industry where there are no jobs, especially for low timers.
by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: aviation industry today
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: aviation industry today

paydaymayday wrote:Economics.
Tango01 wrote:Why do pilots need to ramp to get a flying job?
Please expand on that.
by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: aviation industry today
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: aviation industry today

Why do pilots need to ramp to get a flying job?
by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

Cat Driver wrote:And before that we did it in 30 hours, taught on taildraggers.

And I also taught a lot in that time frame. :mrgreen:

The cost for a PPL was $ 300.00 and the government gave us $150.00 back. :smt040

So you paid $150. What is that in today's money?
by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

Hedley=hz2p?
by Tango01
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

by Tango01
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Professionalism v cost.
Replies: 26
Views: 1563

Re: Professionalism v cost.

IFES, not nav Invertago.
by Tango01
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Professionalism v cost.
Replies: 26
Views: 1563

Re: Professionalism v cost.

It is not the customers who should be blamed. Of course, who wants to pay more for anything? Whatever it is, an airline ticket, hockey game ticket, a rack of ribs, leather jacket, we always want to save money and get the most. That's never gonna change. Airlines are a business and as such, they want...
by Tango01
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

Cat Driver wrote:If flight training in Canada is supposed to be to a high level quality wise how do instructors as inept as the one you described not only get the rating but are allowed to keep on instructing?
Training here is not high level Cat. Anyone with a CPL can get an Instructor's Rating.
by Tango01
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground School & Flight Training - Sea Land Air
Replies: 9
Views: 800

Re: Ground School & Flight Training

You could take ground school at any FTU or even online. Just make sure you record the times in your PTR. When comes time to write your exam (you can do it when you have 10 hours if you are ready) you will need a Letter of Recommendation. Make sure you can get one of those.
by Tango01
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

Oh so that's why we fly dark coloured aircraft at night!
by Tango01
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Shortest Time to Solo
Replies: 71
Views: 2911

Re: Shortest Time to Solo

Just cause you take a while to solo, does not mean you will spend $20K on your PPL. As mentioned, I don't think when you solo makes any difference. There are too many variables to take into account.
by Tango01
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How do I get a flying job as soon as possible?
Replies: 52
Views: 3071

Re: How do I get a flying job as soon as possible?

The 250 hour pilot flying for "commuters" doesn't happen here (very often) I think he might be thinking this is like USA where you fly for regionals as soon as you come out of flight school.

Again, those kneepads could serve you well...

http://www.kneepads.com/
by Tango01
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: canadian flight dispatcher exams
Replies: 6
Views: 3503

Re: canadian flight dispatcher exams

I haven't written them yet (too lazy/not sure if I want to do dispatching) but they are likely to be more like the ATPL/IATRA. Get the AeroCourse ATPL and some good weather manual (ACWM).

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