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by Switchfoot
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: WJ encore and the regionals
Replies: 54
Views: 10625

Re: WJ encore and the regionals

Year 4 $78.80 $75,648 You have to be kidding. I make this flying a piston twin. What kind of travel benefits do you have flying that piston twin? How about long and short term disability? Profit share? Happy crew and managers who support you in everyday line ops? Want to earn a few more $? Pick-up ...
by Switchfoot
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Night Medevacs
Replies: 68
Views: 4838

Re: Night Medevacs

Really at the end of the day, the pilot has 1 goal....To get from point A to B....safely. It's none of our concern to know of any other information. All we need to know is weights of all px's, and a dispatch number. Go and check weather, evaluate your crews condition, and if any factor in the grand...
by Switchfoot
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: First Job to Second
Replies: 6
Views: 2811

Re: First Job to Second

PIC is king, whether it be single or multi. Agreed. PIC is golden; you will advance quicker, you'll learn more about yourself, and grow in your skill set. Plus, you'll likely earn more money. Lots happening in Alberta. With 1000 hours turbine you could probably slide easily into a Navajo PIC job/ri...
by Switchfoot
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Night Medevacs
Replies: 68
Views: 4838

Re: Night Medevacs

Your job as a medivac pilot is to determine if you can safely depart, shoot the approach, come home, and if necessary procede to your alternate, taking into account weather, darkness, equipment, and your own fitness to fly. Once you have made a decision to launch, the rest should be pretty cut and ...
by Switchfoot
Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 64430

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

I'm all for supporting general and commercial aviation in Edmonton outside of what's happening in YEG. Having flown out of CYXD for years as a MEDEVAC pilot and working for a charter operator, wouldn't the money be better spent on improving existing airports in the area such as Villeneuve, etc. to s...
by Switchfoot
Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: North Cariboo Airs ad
Replies: 58
Views: 7308

Re: North Cariboo Airs ad

Kosiw wrote:Does NCA operate Cenovus's Dash 8's for them or who does ?
Sunwest operates the -8 for Cenovus.
by Switchfoot
Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why no 126.7 call?
Replies: 21
Views: 6291

Re: Why no 126.7 call?

Scuba_Steve wrote:I've heard AC make calls on 26.7 going into YMM on many occasions.
Likewise (always inbound from the east anyways).
by Switchfoot
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Flair Air Hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 12570

Re: Flair Air Hiring

I've never seen them even operating out of YYC and now they are hiring more F/O's?KP If you are out around Apron 5 in YYC you will see them somewhat regularly. Of course, you'll also see Canadian North, Enerjet, and of course Cariboo. But they are doing some flying! (sorry, not sure on working cond...
by Switchfoot
Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Vacation
Replies: 2
Views: 3937

Vacation

Simple question: for new hires these days...how many weeks vacation does one get to start?
by Switchfoot
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: call sign "PARROT"
Replies: 18
Views: 2739

call sign "PARROT"

I recently had an opportunity to tour a mobile ATC set-up at a military airfield. The controller was showing us his radar screen and I was glancing at the flights in the area and came across "PARROT" at FL 600. Any military types here who can answer as to what type of aircraft that might be? U 2? Sw...
by Switchfoot
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Job advice for 1000hr+ flight instructor
Replies: 27
Views: 2918

Re: Job advice for 1000hr+ flight instructor

I wouldn't discount your flight instructor experience. Many before you have gone the instructing route and jumped into a twin-turbine or jet afterwards (myself included) and have gone on to build a solid career. Many of them are now at the airlines. Just because some employers don't value the instru...
by Switchfoot
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alberta operations
Replies: 29
Views: 3930

Re: Alberta operations

That being said, Alberta unfortuntely doesn't have as large of a need for air operators since everything here moves by road, especially for the oil patch. Its not a particularly aviation friendly province. Going to have to disagree with you on this point. There are several YYC and YEG based operato...
by Switchfoot
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: king air to air canada
Replies: 54
Views: 6718

Re: king air to air canada

Hey guys, Just looking for some input. I have heard of a couple guys going straight to air canada (and similar level airlines) from a 703 king air operation. Is this something that is likely to continue? any thoughts on which is a better and/or quicker route? While the traditional route to the airl...
by Switchfoot
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Midair collision -- Invermere BC
Replies: 6
Views: 2534

Re: Midair collision -- Invermere BC

Condolences to those affected by this accident. I've spent many years in the area personally and professionally. If anyone knows the names, please send a PM.


RIP.


Switchfoot.
by Switchfoot
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Embraer "large hail" and SVR turbulence YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

Re: Embraer "large hail" and SVR turbulence YYC

Yeah I read that PIREP too; was wondering why they were there in the first place?? Or were they just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time?
by Switchfoot
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA's Position on Training Bonds
Replies: 55
Views: 3477

Re: ALPA's Position on Training Bonds

Here's an idea: before you sign a bond, ask for a breakdown for the costs and see if they are reasonable. I know Simuflite in Dallas charges $1000/hour for a BE30 sim. So, 5 hours training, plus 1 hour ride = $6000US, plus air and hotel should all be south of $10,000 for a PPC. Exactly. So why does...
by Switchfoot
Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: REGIONAL1 CRJ's..???
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: REGIONAL1 CRJ's..???

tincanflyer wrote:I see it flying in and out of YYC alot lately.
And YMM too.
by Switchfoot
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson Air
Replies: 40
Views: 5593

Re: Carson Air

transplanted wrote:Does anyone know the sched that the medivac crew fly???
5 on 5 off in YLW
4 and 4 in YVR and a night shift
by Switchfoot
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: City Centre Medevac Study
Replies: 62
Views: 5179

Re: City Centre Medevac Study

If you are involved in providing Medevac services to Alberta Health Services, Dr. Cowell should hear from you on issues concerning reduced patient care and efficiencies relating to diversions to the Edmonton International Airport. Are they interested in hearing from former medevac pilots and crews ...
by Switchfoot
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Banff Air Strip
Replies: 23
Views: 2896

Re: Banff Air Strip

Also be very weary of the weather and winds in that location; I've been through there with each wind sock pointing straight out in opposite directions . Obviously its much different in a PC-12 than a C-182, but knowing your aircrafts performance as well your own abilities could save your butt in a s...
by Switchfoot
Tue May 04, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: The next hiring wave
Replies: 29
Views: 3856

Re: The next hiring wave

co-joe wrote:Right now the only "major" hiring is WJ and they only hire from other airlines.
That's not quite true. YES, WestJet is hiring...but not JUST from other airlines. I happen to know someone who just got hired at WJ from flying a King Air. :)

Switchfoot.
by Switchfoot
Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Higher time, can't find a job
Replies: 39
Views: 4231

Re: Higher time, can't find a job

Hey all - is it just me, or is it difficult for those of us with a decent amount of hours to find work? I'm sitting at a hair under 5000, with some great experience but no luck so far this season. It seems like the lower time guys are having an easier time. Is it just me? I'm curious as to the brea...
by Switchfoot
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: for only 18K......
Replies: 32
Views: 3956

Re: for only 18K......

So who's fault is it? The employer for offering a lousy wage and bond or the pilots who continue to accept the offers? Or both? And more importantly, what needs to be done about it? On the pilot side, people need to stop accepting these ridiculous working conditions. It would be a start.
by Switchfoot
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 2278

Re: jobs

It depends where you are. If you are in the prairies, yes, the springs is generally when flying starts up again (when it gets warm). Whether it be parachuting, floats, etc, most companies I have talked to say spring is when it gets busy and it cools down in September/October. We're in the Prairies ...
by Switchfoot
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dear oil sands 23.5 traffic.
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Re: Dear oil sands 23.5 traffic.

Seems to be bit a bit of confusion since this new airspace came out. :roll: Yes, there is plenty of confusion...we operate regularly in the 'oil patch' as well and it often seems that some operators are still using 123.50 for the transition and then communicating on the ATF and UNICOMs frequently. ...

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