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by rippey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: insider info...
Replies: 15
Views: 2246

Re: new Gig...

Very unlikely the TC civil aircraft registry will tell you much about corporate aircraft. Most are registered to management companies or numbered limited liability corporations.
by rippey
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: CBAA 2019 Compensation Survey
Replies: 36
Views: 5548

Re: CBAA 2019 Compensation Survey

The last line in the graphic shows FO on long range aircraft has a range from $62k - $105k as the base salary. I imagine that range is from a pretty small data set. I’d guess that 90% of the globals/gulfstreams in Canada are operated with two captains up front. Not sure the exact number but at my c...
by rippey
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: I like this registration....
Replies: 12
Views: 2900

Re: I like this registration....

If my memory serves me I think there are a bunch of Canadian guys flying for an outfit that operates a G650 with registration M-USIK. Also think I was told they have a global 7500 on order that will have the registration M-NSTR.
C-FREE I am pretty sure was a westwind, now a G150 operated by fast air.
by rippey
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate vs Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 4258

Re: Corporate vs Airlines

Secondly is wage suppression. Management companies, which have a dominant presence in Canada, do not do a good job competing for talent. They instead compete to see how cheap and how long they can lock in said talent. This is what tends to drive away quality candidates. Sorry for the generalization...
by rippey
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: YYZ SLOTS.....Again
Replies: 41
Views: 8794

Re: YYZ SLOTS.....Again

I hope it is along the lines of what Vegas has now - more of a planning tool than a strict slot system. According to people I’ve talked to at Nav Canada most capacity restrictions at YYZ are due to lack of gate availability, not arrival/departure rates. Since we don’t occupy gates we are not in the ...
by rippey
Mon May 28, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: North Atlantic Ops
Replies: 9
Views: 4960

Re: North Atlantic Ops

There is this one particular Gander Radio operator who is always a delight to listen to when he is pissed off Yep - heard him rip into a guy who didn’t know how to do a position report just last week! Also it seems even airline guys miss the memos on occasion - last night coasting in heard Moncton ...
by rippey
Fri May 25, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: North Atlantic Ops
Replies: 9
Views: 4960

Re: North Atlantic Ops

Another good resource that is more airport specific is the universal aviation blog - available even if you don’t have any subscription services with them. Great resource for airports requiring slots, special events (Super Bowl, F1, olympics, World Cup, etc.) and the airports that can be trickier - P...
by rippey
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 16140

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

I think one of the larger changes that has occurred over the past 10 years is that most of the business aircraft being added to the Canadian fleet are owned by high net worth individuals rather than corporations. There are advantages and disadvantages to this - the biggest advantage is that the owne...
by rippey
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: 2017 NBAA numbers are out
Replies: 23
Views: 6474

Re: 2017 NBAA numbers are out

I've never seen any studies done on the matter but my guess based on conversations with drivers on both sides of the border is that the US corporate guys typically fly more hours per year than we do. Those numbers seem pretty accurate for true corporate jobs, but my experience is management companie...
by rippey
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AFS aerial photo job
Replies: 3
Views: 1783

Re: AFS aerial photo job

I have no complaints about the 2 seasons I worked there, I found pay to be reasonable for an entry level job - I am going to date myself here but I was paid by the roll of film (remember those?) - 8$/roll plus base pay IIRC. It was enough to cover my rent in yxu (hint - sublet from a student who's g...
by rippey
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: New yyz slots..this is gonna hurt!
Replies: 96
Views: 25306

Re: New yyz slots..this is gonna hurt!

When did the shortened 23 ops become available, and will that continue?
by rippey
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: New yyz slots..this is gonna hurt!
Replies: 96
Views: 25306

Re: New yyz slots..this is gonna hurt!

Good on em. Pearson is basically begging customers to leave. Hamilton, Kitchener, Buttonville, Oshawa can all capatilize on this. Maybe Downsview should open up for some corporate operations. Be a good chance for Bombardier to show off their biz jets too. Downsview would be ideal, the problem lies ...
by rippey
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: NBAA Compensation Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 6272

Re: NBAA Compensation Survey

Any 2016 data for >80,000 ie globals, acj, bbj, 650 etc?
by rippey
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: NBAA Compensation Survey
Replies: 21
Views: 6272

Re: NBAA Compensation Survey

That seems a lot lower than I would have anticipated. I'll have to dig up the salary survey from Professional Pilot, but I thought theirs seemed to give higher salaries. They do seem low, but unfortunately line up pretty well with the pay scales I've heard of some of the larger management companies...
by rippey
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beware of the A380
Replies: 58
Views: 7708

Re: Beware of the A380

I know in 601 recurrent I had more than one crew admit they pulled the auto-deploy breaker before long overwater flights - certainly not pointing fingers but I wonder if this is somewhat common practice on the 604? Pretty frightening incident to say the least. I fly the CRJ at Jazz and from what I ...
by rippey
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beware of the A380
Replies: 58
Views: 7708

Re: Beware of the A380

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Spokes wrote:Sorry, SLOP?
Strategic Lateral Offset Procedure. 1 or 2 mile offset left or right from the Ocean track centreline.
Sure about that? ;). SLOP right of track only
by rippey
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beware of the A380
Replies: 58
Views: 7708

Re: Beware of the A380

Read about this incident on another forum. I have to wonder how they regained control of the aircraft with both engines flamed out and no RAT? After following the thread on the other site I was also wondering this. Only thing I can think of was the residual pressure trapped in the lines at the pcus...
by rippey
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swedish CRJ-200 Cargo Crash Norway
Replies: 27
Views: 11733

Re: Swedish CRJ-200 Cargo Crash Norway

I wonder if their sim training covered such an event, hard to believe it wouldn't? I mean like that's the whole reason why there's a stand-by EAI, no? Or am I being too armchair'ish here? After reading this report a couple weeks ago I was thinking this exact scenario would be interesting to throw i...
by rippey
Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 11235

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

She is just an airport clerk who tried several times to reject the flight plan based on eet and endurance being the same at 4:22 and provided a written account of her conversation with the now deceased dispatcher who told her the captain says it's fine - we'll get there quicker than the filed route ...
by rippey
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Number of pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 9816

Re: Number of pilots

2 captains for one airplane, flying varies, under 150 a few years back, probably north of 350 this year.
by rippey
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: N115WF Challenger 601 crash Aspen January 5 2014
Replies: 18
Views: 12649

Re: N115WF Challenger 601 crash Aspen January 5 2014

My understanding from talking to instructors at the training centre where these guys did their initial at was that they were strongly encouraged to hire an experienced challenger pilot for the first couple of months. They followed this advice for the delivery flight from fll to Toluca, then requeste...
by rippey
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 11235

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

To answer another post the female interviewed was the not the f/o - she was a non-type rated pilot, some sources say ppl, others say FAA cpl who was along as an observer and likely in the jumpseat, although who knows what went on during the course of the flight. From the atc recording it sounds like...
by rippey
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 11235

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

There is a leaked flight plan floating around that showed an EET of 4:22 and endurance of 4:22, along with a transcript of an argument between someone from AIS (I think) and either a dispatcher or crew member from Lamia. It was in Spanish but loosely translated they were told the flight plan is bogu...
by rippey
Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin
Replies: 99
Views: 11235

Re: Soccer Team Charter Down in Columbia on flight from Bolivia to Medellin

Why does he need fuel for an alternate? Every major airline in this country is approved for no alternate IFR and use it on a regular basis. Dispatchers are actually expected to use it and tracked to ensure they do use it to ensure they aren't tankering unnecessary fuel. There are goals set ie 60% o...
by rippey
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Execaire Challenger in Winnipeg
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: Execaire Challenger in Winnipeg

Guessing it's the 604 that previously was owned by Great West Life before they were acquired by powercorp and added to their fleet which is managed by Execaire. The rumour in the corporate world is that the power corp. guys are among the best paid corporate drivers in the country - but I have never ...

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