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by Tanker299
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3387

Re: Thinking about plane purchase

A nicely equipped 172 with the right floats enngine and STCs will more then do the trick. Useful load on them can be 7-800 lbs. the 180 is maybe 900. If you want a year round plane you probably want a nose dragger too. Definitely cheaper on insurance. How often will you have 4 people in the plane? A...
by Tanker299
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance costs-engine size
Replies: 8
Views: 2155

Re: Maintenance costs-engine size

The 180 and a properly equipped 172 are not as far off as you think. 172s can have from 160-210hp and with the right floats and stc have a payload of 7-800lbs. 180s have 8-900. That said the price to buy a 180 and 172 on floats is not always that far apart. Sometimes the 172s are more. I flew one fo...
by Tanker299
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7731

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

There gonna have a real hard time telling pilots especially private pilots and ultralight pilots they can't do this. They won't be able to segment us off either as lots of private pilots also have a bare bones cpl as a tax write off. I know we want to think we are the smartest people in the world bu...
by Tanker299
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Smooth air charter/air Nunavut
Replies: 7
Views: 3511

Re: Smooth air charter/air Nunavut

Last loser I knew who went there had to pay 10k upfront. Bad pay, they do give you housing or an allowance. You will get to see Greenland. The people who work there are the people no one wants to give experience too. Got a licence did a few piston jobs but just can't get past it. So they go there to...
by Tanker299
Thu May 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evertz Microsystems
Replies: 91
Views: 15329

Re: Evertz Microsystems

That new job ad was much better. But like everyone is saying, stop being a stone people step on. The best kept secret it could be. The Glassdoor reviews on the non flying side are that it's an ok place to get experience but not a long term career. The chief complaint is the low pay across the board....
by Tanker299
Sat May 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evertz Microsystems
Replies: 91
Views: 15329

Re: Evertz Microsystems

All people are saying mate is they want more info. People don't want to waste their time especially in today's market. Your former employee gave better details then you have. How hard would that have been. Average we give you 12hr notice, we give you scheduled days off, we have a bond of 8grand, you...
by Tanker299
Thu May 10, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evertz Microsystems
Replies: 91
Views: 15329

Re: Evertz Microsystems

Slow clap for you. Trust me I am not applying. All of six years eh.... wow I'm impressed. Clearly the other pilots who worked for you were not impressed. Small corporate flight department for as you say such a big company don't have turnover if they are a good job. Not like you have been having over...
by Tanker299
Thu May 10, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evertz Microsystems
Replies: 91
Views: 15329

Re: Evertz Microsystems

Such a shady answer. That's a way of saying it's shite. If you want people to stay pay them to stay. I'm sure you pay other employees in your company make more then you pay your pilots. Plus the fact that you have airplanes means you have money. Not many young people want to stay but your going to h...
by Tanker299
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Pilots Shortage
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Re: Pilots Shortage

A true corporate job might not have a problem filling a spot but it seems like some either have a problem retaining them or finding the right fit. This pilot shortage is great, I love seeing the ads from GGN and MAG(discovery/H&L) beyond the job board. They were such self righteous organizations, un...
by Tanker299
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Single Pilot Airliners?
Replies: 113
Views: 5634

Re: Single Pilot Airliners?

What about the 8 hour rule? This won't help at all, especially on long haul in say a 787 that is already down to two crew no augment. Autopilot breaks while running a checklist after an engine failure.
by Tanker299
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3244

Re: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)

Your right that may infer that. I personally never enjoyed flying a bus. I hated the terminal even more and commuting with a crash pad... F that ( living with a bunch of old men on there 2nd or 3rd wife jumping into little bunk beds and not cleaning up after themselves was great picture of the futur...
by Tanker299
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3244

Re: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)

3 years busting my ass to 705 captain, that's the entitlement we are dealing with. It used to be 2-3 years to get an FO slot on a king air and the likes. I would bet a 705 Captain used to 5-10 years, 5 years you were not likely flying for a major 705 either. Yes the starting salaries are low but 3 y...
by Tanker299
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 4851

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

A degree does not make you a better person or mean you are dedicated. They mean you spent money, took tests and got a piece of paper. In today's world post secondary is just cleaning up the mess made by parents who think their kids are all special and can't fail at anything. This is for some the fir...
by Tanker299
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 4851

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

In the USA Cargo carriers are exempt. The FAA does have some strict rules on flying at night. Something like 3 days all night and 5 days with intermittent rest allowed. I hope we never go down the road of exempting cargo folks, they may be used to a night sked but for most your life happens during t...
by Tanker299
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Turtle Airways ad
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: Turtle Airways ad

I had a job offer from them once upon a time. Seemed most of the flying was to one place only so being that I was young with not a pile of experience I thought that would be too mundane for being in the South Pacific. Fiji although it has some stable countries near by, it self is/was rather unstable...
by Tanker299
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GFT/EVAS Air Sponsoring Foreign Pilots from India and Mexico
Replies: 37
Views: 6610

Re: GFT/EVAS Air Sponsoring Foreign Pilots from India and Mexico

Did anyone else see that an chap from India needed a degree but the Mexican just needs a cpl? Still hard to believe EVAS just won't pony up pay people what they need to pay them to do the job. Same can be said for a lot of companies in Canada. The amount of time I have run into foreign passport hold...
by Tanker299
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian Upgrades
Replies: 47
Views: 5938

Re: Georgian Upgrades

You need an ATPL to be a left seater on the 1900 in airline operations. It very clearly states in the AFM that the aircraft is 2 crew with more then 9 seats installed. It's only single pilot when certain conditions are met.
by Tanker299
Wed May 24, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: EVAS Bond
Replies: 10
Views: 4966

Re: EVAS Bond

Not that I want to prop up the Bear or Wasaya but the Bear just had ads saying no Bond required and Wasaya has 9 grand bond that is not cash up front. The bond must be signed a certain ammout of time before training or it's not valid. I know a few people recently who have not had to sign a bond at e...
by Tanker299
Mon May 22, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Hiring Website Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Re: Pilot Hiring Website Wanted

Hey T, you can look at https://www.prevuehr.com/products/appli ... ng-system/
Go to a few larger companies websites and look at the careers section. Pretend to apply and see if you like the process. You don't have to complete and submit an application to tour around.
by Tanker299
Sun May 21, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PML 2.0
Replies: 70
Views: 21195

Re: PML 2.0

AC is still a gamble. There is no one hiring board so the people could view people very differently. I know folks with a masters degree in aviation relevant subjects who are great people people. One even had a very prestigious job and is very likeable, interviews well but still got the we will call ...
by Tanker299
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airports to visit in southern Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 3242

Re: Airports to visit in southern Ontario

Cnp7 Iroquois is another great strip on the seaway. It says PPR but it is owned by the municipality and I never had an issue getting in. Has golf course next to it sand beach and underwing camping. You can walk to the locks as well. Feels like your landing on a side walk. Westport is grass and they ...
by Tanker299
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Path TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 3986

Re: Flight Path TV series

I believe it.
by Tanker299
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Path TV series
Replies: 8
Views: 3986

Re: Flight Path TV series

Just a bump to see if anyone has this program still or knows where to get it. All I can find is a 3 min clip of Bandage one.
by Tanker299
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bearskin captain ad
Replies: 9
Views: 2263

Re: Bearskin captain ad

Of course they can't keep people. What would you rather do all day: Fly a small no auto pilot plane that looks (an is) worn out (smells bad too) bumping between Winnipeg and North Bay never being able to use type 4. Or fly a nice roomy modern auto pilot plane with a lav and a people to handle your g...

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