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by billy ray valintine
Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Which AME course to do
Replies: 55
Views: 9135

Re: Which AME course to do

Well apparently I'm a troll but hear me out as I think I've got time in doing stuff. If you're thinking about it, think about this; go to any airport in Canada and look at the maintenance facilities. Realize that the big buildings are not full and maybe empty, the small operators are downsizing and...
by billy ray valintine
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

I've been in the business since 1996. Licensed M1 since 2000, M2 since 2005. Started in my first job at $8.25 / hour, now making $70K / year. This industry has been good to me. Sure it hasn't always been fun. I've had to work graveyard shift. Sometimes the job is stressful. I had to put in time wor...
by billy ray valintine
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Leslie Nielsen R.I.P
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Leslie Nielsen R.I.P




absolutely brilliant,i met Leslie twice and he was always a great guy.
R.I.P. LESLIE NIELSEN.,you gave the aviation community something to laugh about.

brv
by billy ray valintine
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

BRV--my point is that AME's have to stop accepting what these companies are dishing out. As a contractor and after my third fall season in a row wondering if I have a job over the winter(not to mention losing sleep over it) I said "screw this, there has got to be something more stable out there". S...
by billy ray valintine
Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

So who's fault is it that the AME is accepting that kind of wage and benefits? Definitely not AC's. To have people criticizing companies for poor wages when you have been stuck at one place accepting only a dollar raise over 10 years and to loose a week of vacation is hogwash. I think you have to s...
by billy ray valintine
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

[quote="Schimunga"]And one other thing I would like to ask...In my ten years of being an AME I have found that fixed wing AME's bitch and complain alot more then rotary AME's. Is that true? BRV--you don't need to respond because I know 10 years experience means nothing to you. You have said so yours...
by billy ray valintine
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

In ten years down the road, when there are a glut of plumbers looking for work and a shortage of AMEs', you'll be having the same discussion with an AME while fixing his water tank. You'll be making $30/hr and the AME will be making $50/hr. There will no shortage, there is no shortage of experience...
by billy ray valintine
Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

i have to say that challenger dan kind of nailed it. fixing the aircraft is the easy part. it {the a/c} never say's a word to you,it just needs to be fixed ,that's what i enjoyed. that was always the fun and easy part. the politics and bullshit is what i detested {in so many words}. a newbie needs t...
by billy ray valintine
Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

$24 is bottom of the payscale for an ACA AME at Jazz. Jazz's contract recognizes relevant field experience so if the 757 guys came over with any amount of experience, which I would imagine they did having 757 ACAs, then they would be getting a much better rate than 24. I know guys who came to Jazz ...
by billy ray valintine
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

Bright side poster here, we state our experiance get berated as "prozac AME's" ect. It gets to the point where there really is no point to re-post how much life sucks ect... I like my job, my scheadual works for me and my family. I work 5 on 5 off and I work days, evenings, nights. I'm married (fir...
by billy ray valintine
Tue Jul 20, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 265
Views: 168607

Re: Future AME Discouraged

hey painless don't listen to the prozac ame's. don't waste your money going to school in this industry. pat ,septrepair and stumper laid it out for you.....beleive them when they tell you this industry is going nowhere. pay for the ame is scrolling backwards,companies are here today,gone tomarrow an...
by billy ray valintine
Mon May 24, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Windmilling
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Windmilling

i know i am retired,but i had to chime in on this. the engines are quite fine windmilling on there own. are you idiots really serious about this? if you don't know,then you are part of the problem. once again,the down fall of aviation is in full swing. all the talent has gone to other places. i'm gl...
by billy ray valintine
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery

brv and qa guy can you gentleman take your f--king bickering else where and get back to the original topic. Thanks. Both of you have not provided any positive feed back yet to the original post.Let us know what you think is a fair wage in your neck of the woods o.k. casey,you want to be serious,let...
by billy ray valintine
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery

Oh........ and your comment on QA is a typical display of ignorance, and is exactly what is wrong with this industry. Are we not supposed to be proffessionals, working together???Is this how we perceive our colleagues??? What is waffling anyway??? you got some nerve buddy,you call ME ignorant and s...
by billy ray valintine
Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery

Oh........ and your comment on QA is a typical display of ignorance, and is exactly what is wrong with this industry. Are we not supposed to be proffessionals, working together???Is this how we perceive our colleagues??? What is waffling anyway??? you got some nerve buddy,you call ME ignorant and s...
by billy ray valintine
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Heavy maintenance companys around the YUL area, 5700kg+ a/c
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Heavy maintenance companys around the YUL area, 5700kg+

Hey everyone, I am looking for more information on a/c maintenance in the above mentioned area. I have been using this website for the past year and I know of most the companys that operate out of Montreal but you dont seem to hear of much recruiting going on for the companys that are there for a/c...
by billy ray valintine
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Any advice for a Noob?
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: Any advice for a Noob?

wow I didnt know this topic was gonna score this much hits and valid opinions. But Now I understand how important it is for me to have a backup! Right now when I think of it, NOT working on airplanes wouldn't be SO bad either. And Theres plenty other things I like than aircraft. Like cars, engineer...
by billy ray valintine
Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Any advice for a Noob?
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: Any advice for a Noob?

well then why do people go to aviation in the first place? and also I feel trapped in now that I have picked most of my courses in highschool and stuff. and I honestl don't know what else to do. also it can't be THAT bad! I mean seriously? look junior,.........aviation was a lot different back in t...
by billy ray valintine
Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Any advice for a Noob?
Replies: 30
Views: 1466

Re: Any advice for a Noob?

SO I'm in grade 11 now going to NWSS (high school) here in New West and I am planning now to go to BCIT for the AME category M training. But I'm getting worried and all about how I will get a job after BCIT. Can anyone give some advice? and dont tell me to find another proffesion before it's too la...
by billy ray valintine
Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery
Replies: 34
Views: 2124

Re: What do you expect in terms of wages/celery

In order to increase our wages we need to make earning a license more difficult. simple supply and demand. we need to join together through associations...or any other way, and simply limit the number of licenses issued annualy...by increasing the difficulty of earning a license...we will all see m...

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