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by North Shore
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Yet another set back(Pilot training at Lufthansa)
Replies: 12
Views: 2259

Re: Yet another set back(Pilot training at Lufthansa)

Would you rather have to spend some time up in the bush, an experience that could have its good sides, or get either yourself or your parents into massive debt. I'd take 'some time up in the bush' every day, and twice on Sundays. Had more fun, saw more stuff, got more interesting stories than you e...
by North Shore
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilots in waiting NWAL Post
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Pilots in waiting NWAL Post

18 months? 1.5 years on the ramp making nothing, 2 years on a smaller multi making nothing, then the decision to either move to civilization and make nothing for another 2 years at a regional, or make an average wage as a captain in the middle of nowhere. Is this career even viable for anyone just ...
by North Shore
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4273

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

YYZ, Rookie...turn it down a little, please. I'm sure that if we were non-socially distanced over a beverage, y'all would be a little more restrained.
by North Shore
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seeking advice for an international student!
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Re: Seeking advice for an international student!

My (albeit limited) understanding of being a spray pilot is that they prefer people with some sort of an agricultural background - that way you don't dose the potatoes with glyphosate vs the wheat..
I'm sure that banner towing is a good start - I just woudn't expect a lot of hours..
by North Shore
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6977

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

:smt014

Not going anywhere, except down.
by North Shore
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Could we all agree on 'Max Ward Airport'?
Replies: 11
Views: 1278

Could we all agree on 'Max Ward Airport'?

A petition afoot to rename Edmonton Airport to 'Edmonton Max Ward International Airport'. A fine memorial for a Canadian aviation giant.

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Peti ... ion=e-2999
by North Shore
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are there current Oppertunities in Asia/Africa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Are there current Oppertunities in Asia/Africa?

I'd suggest, given this quote from elsewhere in the forum: More than half of the world’s airline pilots are no longer flying for a living amid the plunge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey, and those that are still flying feel less valued by their employers. that sa...
by North Shore
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2490

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

New Antique Pilot wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:52 am I had a short cockpit visit on the Concorde on a flight from LHR-JFK-OSH in 1985.
We were up around FL600 and no one was wearing a O2 mask.

NAP
What a magnificent bird! Higher, and faster, than many/most of the fighter planes at the time! And, hella sexy looking, too!
by North Shore
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory PCR Test and 3 Day Hotel Quarantine
Replies: 215
Views: 14245

Re: Mandatory PCR Test and 3 Day Hotel Quarantine

co-joe wrote: Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:16 am <Snip> Gas stations don't sanitise the pump handle or any of the buttons on the machine that I have no choice but to touch.
Perhaps it's because I drive a diesel, but I have a pair of work gloves in the back of my car - always use them to fuel up...
by North Shore
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hip Replacement/ Arthritis
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Hip Replacement/ Arthritis

Now for the anecdotal: Used to fly tankers with a guy who'd had his hip replaced. he had it done during the off season, so IIRC, he was back in the saddle by the middle of the summer season. Didn't really seem to slow him down any - still went swimming most mornings, and had no problems going up the...
by North Shore
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Gripen E a real contender?
Replies: 60
Views: 4390

Re: Is the Gripen E a real contender?

YYZSaabGuy wrote: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:45 am We'll be lucky to have a CF18 replacement in place by 2030.
That's OK...we'll still be paying off covid then!
by North Shore
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: AC/TRZ Transaction Approved by TC - $5 per Share
Replies: 1679
Views: 201015

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share

Best comment so far I've seen came from the Globe and Mail comments this morning....something along the lines of believing that a cable TV owner wants to ensure competitive pricing and consumer options... :roll:
by North Shore
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting The First Job Stories
Replies: 6
Views: 1014

Re: Getting The First Job Stories

OH, that it were so easy!
by North Shore
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive
Replies: 82
Views: 2161

Re: Looking back at the airspeed should be instinctive

Horse: Deceased (not just sleeping ;-) ) and thoroughly beaten...
by North Shore
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Essential Travel
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

Re: Essential Travel

Deteriorating into the usual "I'd like an argument, please. Yes it is! No it isn't!" :smt014
by North Shore
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Everything you need to know about flying is on i-tunes
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: Everything you need to know about flying is on i-tunes

Parking on the ramp at an unfamiliar FBO: These Boots are Made for Walking Nancy Sinatra.
Landing in Shamattawa, MB: Welcome to the Jungle, G'nR.
Working Medevac: NightTrain, G'nR
Waiting at the tankerbase for a dispatch: Light my Fire, The Doors.
by North Shore
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How rusty do you feel you're going to be?
Replies: 16
Views: 3629

Re: How rusty do you feel you're going to be?

We need Henri or 748HO to chime in here, and tell us how they plan to do it! :smt040
by North Shore
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: floats in greece??
Replies: 10
Views: 3717

Re: floats in greece??

^They tried that already. I believe that they were told to leave Greece in 1944.

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