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by NovaBoy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2843

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

Won’t need a medical or a type rating (sched to go to KTEB for Falcon recurrent in May) if there is no one or nowhere to fly.
by NovaBoy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51026

Re: Corona Virus

Just saw this on CBC website

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, meanwhile, announced Saturday he held a phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump following a news conference in which U.S. officials raised the possibility of grounding all domestic flights south of the border.
by NovaBoy
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA Aircrew Protocol
Replies: 25
Views: 2701

Re: CATSA Aircrew Protocol

Sounds like the flight crews have it rougher than the pax. Pre 9/11 was so much nicer, walk thru ops, right out to the ramp and the airplane.
by NovaBoy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 33
Views: 15739

Re: YYZ pilot questions

For the most part I have had very little issues going in and out of YYZ over the last 20 plus years. Is it perfect, no, but what airport is. Controllers have been great to deal with. Thanks folks.
by NovaBoy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 39
Views: 3403

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

Circling approaches. Where did they go? I’ll tell you where they didn’t go, they didn’t go away from any training at FlightSafety. Localizer to 27 circle for 18R in KMEM, twice a year for the last 15 years. Only time I ever circle. LOL
by NovaBoy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4796

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

“Good morning folks” covers it all. Making mountains out of mole hills. Fact of the matter is, in this day and age there are very few ladies and gentlemen travelling anymore.
by NovaBoy
Sat May 11, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 7059

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

Better pics on CBC.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.5130624

They were T-boned. Whoever was in the left seat got a pretty good bang.
by NovaBoy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shoreland Transport
Replies: 5
Views: 2859

Re: Shoreland Transport

My initial post was from 3 years ago
by NovaBoy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Enbridge
Replies: 3
Views: 4817

Re: Enbridge

Yes, having some kind of connection is a good thing
by NovaBoy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

Re: First Conviction for Unsafe Drone Operation in Canada!

I would think with the possession of a stolen handgun charge, the drone conviction would be the least of his worries
by NovaBoy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 7913

Re: London Air Services 2018

'97 Tercel wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:24 pm
For the Lear, I’m sure you’d get close to 100k eventually. 7-8 years maybe..
That's not brutal?
Waiting 7-8 years to make $100k".........ya thats brutal. I made more than that flying a C560 13 years ago.
by NovaBoy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Summer Storms
Replies: 42
Views: 9565

Re: Summer Storms

If you think WS is pushing the wx limits in storms, try hanging out at a large US midwest or southern airport in the spring or summer. I hate thunderstorms, I'll tip toe around them, but 40kts, turbulence and 1200RVR is no problem. All what you are used to I guess.
by NovaBoy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Kevin Hollands
Replies: 6
Views: 3402

Re: Kevin Hollands

Sorry to hear. Only had a few brief encounters with him during my brief time at WS, was a great guy to me, and only heard positive things about the man.
by NovaBoy
Fri May 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: North Atlantic Ops
Replies: 9
Views: 4972

Re: North Atlantic Ops

Air Training International has a good online course with videos that walk you through a crossing. Good if you only do a crossing or two a year.
by NovaBoy
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Huge discouragement
Replies: 190
Views: 16003

Re: Huge discouragement

Many moons ago when I worked at Lab Air, I was asked by the chief pilot at the time to find a pilot for him. He threw me a bankers box full of resumes. He said throw out all the ones with a picture attached, any that were too professional looking, and he wasn't keen on anybody with a university degr...
by NovaBoy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Coolest Flying Jobs In The World!
Replies: 33
Views: 6864

Re: The Coolest Flying Jobs In The World!

Jet Jockey wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:51 am
Not to burst anyone's bubble but...

A very good corporate gig right here in Canada is a pretty darn good job.
I'll second that. I kinda like my semi-retired lifestyle.
by NovaBoy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What don't you like about your plane???
Replies: 23
Views: 4363

Re: What don't you like about your plane???

I fly a Falcon........other than having to slow the damn thing down to 200kts to get the slats out, it's damn near perfect.
by NovaBoy
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Barrick Gold ad
Replies: 33
Views: 9212

Re: Barrick Gold ad

My friend was hired as the second guy. He thought they were hiring another last winter but I haven't spoke to him in a while. He seems to be extremely happy there. I've heard nothing but great things, both with Scotia, Onex, and Barrick. I'm partial to the Dassault family of jets vs Gulfstream 😉 so...
by NovaBoy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What's the deal with Kilmer and Onex?
Replies: 10
Views: 5356

Re: What's the deal with Kilmer and Onex?

The pilot who walks in with two type ratings is also the one who walked away from their last job with two type ratings. That’s not always the ideal way to get good, long-term people. Maybe people do that in the 702/703 carriers, but good Corporate employers see right through that old trick in the f...
by NovaBoy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GFT/EVAS Air Sponsoring Foreign Pilots from India and Mexico
Replies: 37
Views: 7091

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

I went to flying school at Interlake Aviation in Gimili, MB back in the late 80's. Almost all the instructors at the time were Norwegian. The school did a big marketing campaign in Europe and it worked. Nothing has changed. Worst thing was, back then you couldn't buy a job.
by NovaBoy
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Scotia Bank
Replies: 20
Views: 9658

Re: Scotia Bank

JohnnyHotRocks wrote:Time on type, acp on type, lots of air ambulance jet time
Could this be the reason Skyservice is looking for a new chief pilot in the east?
by NovaBoy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Scotia Bank
Replies: 20
Views: 9658

Re: Scotia Bank

It would be in the top 5 of the best corporate gigs in Canada.
by NovaBoy
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to get definitive list of US airports of entry / landing rights airports
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: Where to get definitive list of US airports of entry / landing rights airports

AC-U-KWIK has all the US airports that you can clear customs, with phone numbers and notification requirements. Most FBO's have them in the flight planning rooms. Section in the back of the book. Some airports require 1-2hrs notice, some want a call the day before. Best to check well before you leav...
by NovaBoy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Labrador now Air Borealis
Replies: 6
Views: 4170

Re: Air Labrador now Air Borealis

Lab Air was around since 1948. Sad to see it go. I missed out on the Twotter flying but flew the Shorts 330/360 and Dash-8 with them. Great bunch of people to work with.
by NovaBoy
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Book research questions
Replies: 0
Views: 2733

Book research questions

Hi folks, I was hoping some of you from the ATC world could help me with a few things. I am writing a book (non-fiction) and the main character is a pilot. I've been in aviation for almost 30 years but have not experienced much from the ATC side of things. When an aircraft declares and emergency and...

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