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by Tanker299
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AIR BRAVO
Replies: 8
Views: 2110

Re: AIR BRAVO

The bond is quite solid there so if they fire you becuse you dont want to put fuel on your credit card or some other call you make that they don't like..... It's $15000 bones and they seem to be holding onto that even in these times. Major legal issues with the city of Elliot lake and I'm sure other...
by Tanker299
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

The same would be true if I flew people in my private king air toy. The Airlines have missed the mark.... Air Taxis too. It’s those little things... Like insurance, a company that is local to sue, a driver with the proper licence and medical etc. Most cabbies don’t own their car and if they do even ...
by Tanker299
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

I read a “business insider” issue I think it was. People think this is totally legit to do in the air. I won’t ride in an Uber anything. Underground cabs is all they are.
by Tanker299
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

It’s going to be interesting as those “ride sharing” companies try and break into aviation. There are a lot of people in the mindset that this will happen. They beat taxi companies some how, there no way you are sharing your car. You are driving for hire and reward, you don’t have the license or the...
by Tanker299
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about plane purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 3498

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: 2210

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: 7901

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: 4312

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: 97
Views: 17588

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: 97
Views: 17588

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: 97
Views: 17588

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: 97
Views: 17588

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: 3984

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: 5795

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: 3385

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: 3385

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: 5002

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: 5002

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: 1214

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: 6967

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: 6122

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: 5024

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: 2979

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: 21464

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 ...

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