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by FishermanIvan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 42
Views: 7887

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

I’m pretty gutted I can’t make it to Bissett tomorrow, both Jonathan and Tanya made being away from home very easy for both my summers there. Made me feel right at home from day one. Nothing but the utmost generosity from both of them. I do hope they find out what happened so it doesn’t ever happen ...
by FishermanIvan
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 34
Views: 8592

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

Imagine if Porter got rid of some noisy Q400s and replaced them with reduced frequency on A220s? Somethingike a 3 for 2 ratio. The waterfront area would be much quieter. There’s a Falcon 20 that comes in here all the time. You barely know it’s here. And then Metros and MU-2s come in here and it’s t...
by FishermanIvan
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 38
Views: 7167

Re: Harbour Air

ayseven wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:05 am
Generally, the dock rats are not respected by the pilots, so use the knowledge and fly away somewhere else. I did and was better in the long run.
My brother is a dockhand at HA and has a great rapport with the pilots. Dunno where you hear this.
by FishermanIvan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 42
Views: 7887

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Does anyone know if the aircraft in question had one of the upgross kits? I don’t think it would have been overweight on this flight but I’m more curious about the effect of years of an upgross kit applied to a plane and it’s effects. It did, but it was the 8367 pound one, and not the other (9000 p...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

Blows my mind that YKZ doesn’t have a tower anymore but Red Deer does.
by FishermanIvan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 42
Views: 7887

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Mick G wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:00 am
Do we have an official body count yet? Is it for sure 3? Have they all been recovered?
One passenger has been recovered, the pilot and other passenger are still missing.
by FishermanIvan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 42
Views: 7887

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

BWA has Walter/GE engines on their Otters and they’re not operating with that 9000 pound upgross or whatever it is.

I worked there for two summers. Very sad to hear this and my heart goes out to everyone involved.
by FishermanIvan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Float flying jobs in Vancouver area
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Float flying jobs in Vancouver area

Manitoba and Ontario. Start emailing everyone on PCC and then go for a drive in the spring.
by FishermanIvan
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?

I hope this sounds more supportive than mean but I think ant is right here. EI seems like a trick. I stopped applying for it a long time ago. It felt like too much hassle. I consider it another layer of taxes. Since around 1996 it slowly became much easier to just get another job. Good thing too. I...
by FishermanIvan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are private jets allowed at Toronto Billy B. CYTZ ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2194

Re: Are private jets allowed at Toronto Billy B. CYTZ ?

Heliian wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Victory wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 am
Porter's office is so sad. They have these wooden models of the C-Series all over. It must be like a constant reminder of what could have been.
Porter would have been out of business if they had them.
Not if they could’ve flown them from YTZ, I don’t think. They basically own the airport.
by FishermanIvan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

Re: Seaplane down with seven on board.

Victory wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:58 am
FishermanIvan wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:30 am
Caravan or Kodiak, with that many people on board.
Funny to hear city folk assume these types nowadays instead of the Beav.
I just don’t hear a lot of Beavers ripping around the Muskokas.
by FishermanIvan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Seaplane down with seven on board.
Replies: 17
Views: 4551

Re: Seaplane down with seven on board.

Caravan or Kodiak, with that many people on board.

Wasn’t one of ours, but RIP to the victim.
by FishermanIvan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A shout out to SAR - Thanks for being there! SR-22 CAPS deployment
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: A shout out to SAR - Thanks for being there! SR-22 CAPS deployment

How amazing of a sight that Hercules would be when it first rips overhead.
by FishermanIvan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

Because the reality that anything reasonably near the airport in Toronto is $700K like someone said isn’t always true.
by FishermanIvan
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 1970

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

You gotta look harder and figure out what you want to live in. GF and I just bought a condo in the beaches for $450; two bedroom, one bath. Pretty close to YTZ and a great place to live.
by FishermanIvan
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Seeking advice- what would you do?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Seeking advice- what would you do?

Might as well apply, but I doubt they’d take you at 650 hours. You could probably find an FO medevac job though. Ornge is hiring and the requirements are 500TT. Probably the best medevac company to work for.
by FishermanIvan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6160

Re: Keewatin

There is no way that Winnipeg is a better place to live than Toronto or Vancouver; cheaper yes. Better? No. Not even close lol
by FishermanIvan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Part time float jobs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2322

Re: Part time float jobs?

MAYBE with one of the big operators on the west coast, but probably not with anyone else. It's usually go go go from May to October.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 38
Views: 7167

Re: Harbour Air

I’ve always said that Dock/ramp spots are great while you’re a PPL or working on your CPL; then you’re learning for when you’re employable as a pilot. Once you have that CPL though, especially now, there’s no reason not to go be a pilot somewhere.
by FishermanIvan
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Canadian North Interview
Replies: 31
Views: 8509

Re: Canadian North Interview

Man, 5T is hiring at 250 hours, and 800 for a 737... wish I had known that lol.

Maybe I'll throw a resume your way when things pick up a bit.
by FishermanIvan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Kenn Borek
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

Re: Kenn Borek

calgaroo wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:38 pm
250 hour entry is through flight following, under a year to right seat in the King Air or Twin Otter
650 hours, 400 float here... hearing probable direct to FO on anything?
by FishermanIvan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Kenn Borek
Replies: 10
Views: 3609

Kenn Borek

Anyone have any hiring info on Borek? Website says 250 hours for FOs, it wondering if anyone here works for them and has any info.

PM if you’d like, or reply here if the info can be public.

Thanks in advance!
by FishermanIvan
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 7238

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

Also, AA's fleet is five times the size of ACs, and they have three times the staff, serving a country nearly as big with 10 times the population, with over double the revenue. Probably has something to do with it.
by FishermanIvan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Winair DHC-6 FO posting
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: Winair DHC-6 FO posting

No idea about anything there, but I'd love to do it, just to fly to St. Barts and Saba.
by FishermanIvan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor
Replies: 6
Views: 5749

Re: Nolinor

To bump an old topic, any ideas what the hiring requirements are there these days? I take it French is an asset in helping getting hired? I have yet to hear a clear and concise non accented radio transmission from Nolinor. Haha well English is my first language, but I do speak French.... so I guess...

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