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by 747-875
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2141

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

Dawson City has customs and avgas. Nice little airport and a super neat area to visit as a tourist. Airport is about 18 km from town proper with no real regular transport though so you'll have to arrange for transport to town if needed, most hotels have a shuttle option if you are a registered guest...
by 747-875
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

I find gentle "pet" type animals very relaxing, and I admit, that during a multi month stay in hospital, when Rocky, the support dog was brought in for a visit, I was delighted! It was truly a relaxing experience. But, if you would like to travel on a commercial flight, come prepared to fit in amon...
by 747-875
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 2655

Re: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

And what was emotionally supporting the squirrel? I'm not a animal expert by any stretch of the imagination but I'm fairly confident that any squirrel I've come across if you captured it and took it for an airplane ride with 120 other strangers the poor thing would probably be scared s***less the en...
by 747-875
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Air 737-200
Replies: 11
Views: 3022

Re: First Air 737-200

Nolinor and Air North have some? Air North still has one 737-200, a gravel kitted combi. It occasionally makes an appearance on the scheds during the winter months, but pretty rarely as all of the airports Air North takes 737s to on a regular scheduled service are paved and therefore the fleet of -...
by 747-875
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trying to get a AME apprentice job but is really hard
Replies: 15
Views: 6073

Re: Trying to get a AME apprentice job but is really hard

Do you have any other aviation experience? If not it might help to take some ramp work on the side or something while you look. The airline I work for most of guys and girls (myself included) in maintenance started with throwing bags, cleaning seats or manning the cargo office before moving up into ...
by 747-875
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you drive to work?
Replies: 28
Views: 3603

Re: What do you drive to work?

Living up north my whole life, here is what most locals around here would say... Pretty much any vehicle that you would consider reliable will probably work. As long as it's got a decent heater and at least a little bit of ground clearance, you can make it work. Things you will need though: - Drive ...
by 747-875
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Things to keep in mind as an apprentice?
Replies: 23
Views: 6386

Re: Things to keep in mind as an apprentice?

Good thread, good advice. Try to avoid getting roped into the black cloud negativity clique. That’s a losing game. If you borrow a tool, for God’s sake bring it back and bring it back in as good or better condition than you received it in. Broke it? It happens. Own up to it and make arrangements to...
by 747-875
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Things to keep in mind as an apprentice?
Replies: 23
Views: 6386

Re: Things to keep in mind as an apprentice?

Welcome in! A few apprentice things I notice as an AME... - Consistently show up on time if not early every day. Aim to arrive at the shop 10-15 minutes before your shift officially starts is usually about right. If you need to leave early that's usually cool as long as you ask nicely, give a good r...
by 747-875
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air North ATR
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Re: Air North ATR

First one arrived in Whitehorse last night. C-FTJB, to be re-registered C-FVGF. C-FTCP is the other one coming soon. Last I heard their plan is to run two ATR 42s for passenger work and keep two maybe three HS-748s for cargo, fuel and combi work, and then eventually add more ATRs and phase out the r...
by 747-875
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Ame M - can I not get E after M?
Replies: 26
Views: 6862

Re: Ame M - can I not get E after M?

Oh boy. As far as I understand CARs you can indeed have an M2 / E license. You can not have an M1 / M2 / E license. I know three folks with an M2/E license, so they do exist and I have seen more than one. One thing they have all mentioned is that as far as they know if they go out and get an M1 they...
by 747-875
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 737NG or Airbus 320
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: 737NG or Airbus 320

conehead wrote:Whichever the employer is paying for.

I'll second that. But if I had to choose one I would also think the 737 route might be the more useful one.
by 747-875
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Defueling aircraft in hanger
Replies: 42
Views: 10738

Re: Defueling aircraft in hanger

I can't recall seeing any regulation regarding fueling or de-fueling in the hangar here, but our company has a general purpose safety rule of if you're just using a bucket to get the last bits out of the drains that's fine but for a proper fuel or de-fuel job with the fuel truck and all take the air...
by 747-875
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME SALARY
Replies: 4
Views: 4881

Re: AME SALARY

Up in this corner of the country from my experience an ACA can expect to start around $30/hr ish and work up to about $40/hr ish.
by 747-875
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Work Schedules
Replies: 11
Views: 3208

Re: AME Work Schedules

Where I work at a northern airline myself and most of our AMEs and apprentices are on an 8 on 6 off schedule, and roughly half on day shift half on evening shift (10 hour days). This schedule does create an overlap day but we've set it to happen on a slow flying day when most of the fleet is in the ...
by 747-875
Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: On holding more than one license...
Replies: 32
Views: 4405

Re: On holding more than one license...

I know a couple people with an M2/E combo. I believe they got their E license as per the normal route of school then time and tasks then license, and then a couple years down the road did the M2 as more/less a side project while employed as an E. I know one did it by just doing M schooling through c...
by 747-875
Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'M' BCIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5060

Re: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'M' BCIT

I'll prob see some flak for this but it is just an opinion and I just don't GAF. I'll second most of that post. I found when I was there it wasn't as bad as agent0 describes, but there's at least some truth to it. I do remember multiple occasions where us "mechanics" would be sitting in the lobby w...
by 747-875
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'M' BCIT
Replies: 27
Views: 5060

Re: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Category 'M' BCIT

I took the AME M program at BCIT about five years ago now. Looking back on it, it would seem that the same thing applies (or at least applied) as with many areas of aviation - it's all what you make of it. I can definitely understand where the "puppy mill" thing comes from, but I also think it's not...
by 747-875
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: the race
Replies: 79
Views: 9260

Re: the race

Speaking of race to the bottom ... Anyways. My opinion on the topic: signing out airplanes for under $30/hour is a waste of your time. I'm currently signing out airplanes for a little more than that, and life is pretty good. I'm not by any means rich, but I'm living pretty comfortably and I think w...
by 747-875
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Suggestions for Toolbox?
Replies: 23
Views: 5599

Re: Suggestions for Toolbox?

I would recommend something similar to my setup, for plain old M2 airline work it seems to be working pretty well... For your main work get a good sized roll around tool box (Snap On and the like are nice but to be honest the Canadian Tire ones work perfectly fine, I bought one and I have no complai...
by 747-875
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What is a typical time to gain an AME license?
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: What is a typical time to gain an AME license?

Took me a little under three years from completing the course to getting my license (all M2). For someone just starting out I would say if one includes the schooling then overall start to finish planning on being licensed in four to five years would be about right. I could have done it slightly shor...
by 747-875
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Wasaya Guys
Replies: 25
Views: 3912

Re: Question for Wasaya Guys

Most likely true. I know Air North has been sending all their Darts from the '748s to Christchurch lately, it's about the only place left in the world to get a good Dart overhaul.
by 747-875
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Job prospects as an AME-E ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: Job prospects as an AME-E ?

Around these parts a good avionics person is worth their weight in gold, so I'd imagine it woudn't take too much trouble to get a job. Up here for wages you could expect a solid 40 hours a week plus optional overtime at 1.5x, and somewhere around $20/hour as an apprentice and $30-35/hour licensed...
by 747-875
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Airline AME PayScale
Replies: 49
Views: 9258

Re: Airline AME PayScale

Up here at a typical northern 705 operator with ~10 aircraft, mix of jet and turboprop. Apprentices are I believe $16-22/hour depending on experience, schooling, seniority, etc. Licensed with no endorsement would be making mid 20s, and an M2 with ACA is $30.50-35.00/hour. In addition we get 1.5x for...
by 747-875
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Anybody take Aircraft Maintenance Category M at BCIT?
Replies: 22
Views: 8490

Re: Anybody take Aircraft Maintenance Category M at BCIT?

Only a couple of issues, endorsements do not exist anymore. The difference between an M1 and M2 license is not by weight of the aircraft but by design. And as any AME we are under payed for the responsibilty carried, with that said most like there chosen carreer path. All valid and correct points. ...
by 747-875
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight attendants with Air North to unionize
Replies: 18
Views: 5491

Re: Flight attendants with Air North to unionize

Rumors around here are it's mostly to do with hours/pay, but they are exactly that - rumors. I can say as a side note the other departments are not planning to unionize. Most are playing the "we should wait and see how it goes for them and then decide if we should follow" card.

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