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by CPLMike89
Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Off topic: Military service datapase?
Replies: 37
Views: 2101

Re: Off topic: Military service datapase?

Anyone who served be it Reg force or Reserve should be able to produce a certificate of service given to them shortly after their release. Also as mentioned above anyone should be able to rattle off their service number as it is drilled into you in the first week of Basic Military Qualification, I l...
by CPLMike89
Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Come On TRANSWEST...Be Realistic!
Replies: 21
Views: 4993

Re: Come On TRANSWEST...Be Realistic!

Well actually I was planning on sacrificing a goat to appease the upper management, but I guess coffee and donuts are okay too. In all actual facts my post was made in Jest and I do not condone nor have I ever condoned PAYING for a JOB or WORKING for FREE. My apologies as I realize sarcasm can be ha...
by CPLMike89
Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Come On TRANSWEST...Be Realistic!
Replies: 21
Views: 4993

Re: Come On TRANSWEST...Be Realistic!

Changes in Latitudes wrote:How upset are you going to be when I tell you I sent a resume in and offered to buy the PPC since it was part of their requirement? This industry rewards those who go the extra mile.
I match your offer and raise you an unpaid ground school, see you in the flight levels chumps.
by CPLMike89
Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 13 postings for over 20 float jobs in Jan alone!
Replies: 17
Views: 6372

Re: 13 postings for over 20 float jobs in Jan alone!

As long as the airlines keep hiring it should be a very good year for us 703 drivers, The pendulum is swinging back!
by CPLMike89
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: We're Almost There Guys
Replies: 36
Views: 5577

Re: We're Almost There Guys

The original posters picture is actually the pilot waiting for WAWCON to improve and not willing to take the cut. Meanwhile the guy that did leap frogs him after 4 years and is 10 years younger! Yup pretty much the way of it, If only I didn't like eating decent food or building equity I might stand...
by CPLMike89
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: We're Almost There Guys
Replies: 36
Views: 5577

Re: We're Almost There Guys

Still sucks for us mid-time guys who don't want to take the financial hit of making less than 50% of our current salary. If history serves I'm guessing we'll be seeing more bogus low-time-cadet-pilot-slave-schemes before we see a respectable rise in the WAWCON of our 704/705 carriers.
by CPLMike89
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Employment Hedge
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: Employment Hedge

Drive the honeywagon good pay, home every night and people will always be full of crap.
by CPLMike89
Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter or Air Georgian
Replies: 53
Views: 16566

Re: Porter or Air Georgian

LOL, No you guys it's not a 40 k bond its only 12 k! WOW! what a deal!

Why the F#$% are we justifying PAYING MONEY TO MAKE SOMEONE ELSE MONEY? FFS guys the industry is on fire right now anyone with over 1000 hours can land a decent gig that doesn't involve forking over cash for the privilege to work.
by CPLMike89
Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fair wages
Replies: 26
Views: 4799

Re: Fair wages

Been at the same 703 operator just over 4 years now all single-pilot VFR on wheels NWO and Manitoba: Year 1:C-206 $3000/month laid off Jan/Feb, Housing included. Year 2:C-208 $4300/month year round employment, Housing included. Year 3:C-208/PA-31 $5000/month, year round employment, Housing included....
by CPLMike89
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PUSH PUSH, IN THE BUSH
Replies: 89
Views: 7660

Re: PUSH PUSH, IN THE BUSH

Just got to work, I'm flying the Caravan today. Checked the weather -FZDZ and moderate mixed icing SFC to 2500 for the whole day. I've been at work for 5 minutes in that time I've cancelled all flights and our CSA is busy rescheduling everything because TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY. Do I feel pressure? s...
by CPLMike89
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job
Replies: 43
Views: 3865

Re: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job

C-208,PA31

PC-12,Basler,Beaver.

Home every night and 6 figure salary.
by CPLMike89
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the PC-12 a burden for our future?
Replies: 44
Views: 4792

Re: Is the PC-12 a burden for our future?

The pc-12 is an amazing aircraft, the real burden to the future of pilots is the pilots themselves.
by CPLMike89
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 703 pilots of AvCan. How many hours do you see each month?
Replies: 34
Views: 2667

Re: 703 pilots of AvCan. How many hours do you see each mon

Used to do between 80-90 per month, nowadays closer to 50 per month doesn't bother me either way as I'm on salary would be worse if I was on mileage.
by CPLMike89
Thu May 14, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: GGN ground school
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: GGN ground school

Well that escalated quickly.
by CPLMike89
Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dumb Things You've Seen Today
Replies: 50
Views: 5128

Re: Dumb Things You've Seen Today

Both pilots of that Navajo in Berens River who forgot to pull their wheel chocks out. Instead of getting out to see why all that power was not doing the job proceeded to apply almost T/O power to jump the chocks and proceed on their merry way.
by CPLMike89
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How important is pic time?
Replies: 29
Views: 2253

Re: How important is pic time?

Firebird67 wrote: people I went to school with are whooping myBut in total time
Don't bother comparing yourself to others just do what makes you happy. There shouldn't be a race to "get there" enjoy the journey and build that PIC time, everything else will fall into place.

Fly safe

Mike
by CPLMike89
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26469

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

I make more than that flying bagged out King Airs. Why would you accept that pay for a shiny new Q400 with 78 people in the back? Ditto, I make Encore CAPTAIN pay flying Caravans and Navajos DAY VFR! Give your head a shake guys and gals and demand what your worth. 36k right seat in a Q400 is a joke...
by CPLMike89
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Completely flabbergasted
Replies: 16
Views: 2768

Re: Completely flabbergasted

I once lost out on a job because the potential employer "creeped" my facebook only to find pictures of myself enjoying a few brews by the campfire. This was enough for him to turn me down as an applicant and to lecture me on life choices :roll: Lesson learned and privacy settings increased to avoid ...
by CPLMike89
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northway Caravan
Replies: 13
Views: 1475

Re: Northway Caravan

garfield wrote:Is it a SPIFR operation?
Yep.
by CPLMike89
Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northway Caravan
Replies: 13
Views: 1475

Re: Northway Caravan

Equipment is top notch, good people and schedule and facilities in St Andrews are amazing. As far as I know starting is 52k with no float time and expect a 5k bond.

No I do not work there.
by CPLMike89
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buffalo wages.
Replies: 12
Views: 3302

Re: Buffalo wages.

Making 500 doesn't look so bad now.
by CPLMike89
Fri May 30, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lowest landing speed?
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Lowest landing speed?

The Robertson STOL on the 206 is an amazing feature and really improves the capability of the airplane. For us when doing the "Robertson T/O" as described on the STC its not uncommon to have a T/O of about 150 feet (empty). As for landing she still wants to fly at 30 knots with full flap.
by CPLMike89
Thu May 15, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cessna pilot exits plane during ground run
Replies: 17
Views: 3018

Re: Cessna pilot exits plane during ground run

HA! I see what you did there...
by CPLMike89
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter double oil problem
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: Perimeter double oil problem

leftoftrack wrote:Wow..................if they'd of shut the other one down and put her into lake Winnipeg the crew could have been on the field at next years Gray Cup national anthem.
Still plenty of ice up in Berens just boink it on the lake, but in all seriousness good job by the crew.
by CPLMike89
Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What GA Airplane Were You Meant to Fly? (AOPA Quiz)
Replies: 66
Views: 3218

Re: What GA Airplane Were You Meant to Fly? (AOPA Quiz)

Stearman PT-17 :D

Sweeeeet, now to convince the bank.

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