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by BE20 Driver
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL exam results
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: CPL exam results

I don't know the answer. One thing I do know is that this industry is all about learning from past mistakes. I am sure your instructor won't care whether you partialed. He will care that you actually know how to navigate away from the circuit.

Don't hide it. Learn from it.
by BE20 Driver
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet mask policy
Replies: 182
Views: 6624

Re: Westjet mask policy

You know what sticks in my craw? Seatbelts. If I ever get into an accident, I want to be thrown clear of my vehicle. If it happens to be straight through the windshield, then oh well.

It's a respiratory virus. It's not going to kill you to wear a F***king mask.
by BE20 Driver
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 61
Views: 11202

Re: Morningstar

I am told that they are adding 2 machines to start with. At 11 pilots per machine that's 22 pilots. I have heard this is only the start for Calgary and there is expected expansion beyond the initial 2 ATR's.
by BE20 Driver
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 61
Views: 11202

Re: Morningstar

You never know what someone's motivation is without speaking to them. You can't assume that someone who has worked at AC or Sunwing and sees a future of commuting to YYZ after a possible recall wouldn't want this job. Maybe there is some guy out there who no longer gives a flying Fokker about the la...
by BE20 Driver
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 61
Views: 11202

Re: Morningstar

With all of the applications they received, I wouldn't be surprised if they're still sorting resumes. My internal references tell me that they have more than enough applicants and all the positions are either filled or will not be filled by "airline people" no matter what experience they have. They...
by BE20 Driver
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 61
Views: 11202

Re: Morningstar

Damn. Is it for Captain spot or FO spot? How much PIC do you have? Did you have an internal reference? I am just wondering what the new state of the industry looks like. 10,000 hours TT or thereabouts. almost 4000 PIC in a heavy turboprop, heavy lobbying from more than one internal reference, Weste...
by BE20 Driver
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1556

Re: Headset recommendation?

Depends on what you are flying. The pain of cheaping out lasts *much* longer than the pain of paying a higher initial price. Couldn't agree with this statement more. No amount of money will correct hearing loss once it occurs. your headset is the one piece of equipment that you interact with all day...
by BE20 Driver
Tue May 05, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 212 knot ultralight with Rotax!
Replies: 9
Views: 1541

Re: 212 knot ultralight with Rotax!

I can't be the only person to have clicked on that link expecting a canvas and tube ultralight.
Beautiful looking machine. Too bad it'll cost a fortune.
by BE20 Driver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 33
Views: 9123

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

I would not want to hand load all of that freight. What a PITA.
by BE20 Driver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 Cancellations
Replies: 8
Views: 4630

Re: 737 Cancellations

Eric Janson wrote: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:44 am I now expect Boeing to go Bankrupt - either late this year or early next year.
They make a ton of money from the military side of the operation to go bankrupt. They will struggle but make it through.
by BE20 Driver
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 20
Views: 2562

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

They already have a Go Fund Me campaign. I believe it was listed under the non-profit section. In case you missed it, they had one backer who on behalf of 35 million people helped Bombardier exceed their goal of $500 million by an extra billion or so. At least on kickstarter and indigogo you get som...
by BE20 Driver
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 20
Views: 2562

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

]This just in - 24 hours after my last post, DeHaviland is looking at a Austin Mini with an LS and maybe a stretched Yugo.

https://www.skiesmag.com/news/de-havill ... ash-8-400/

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by BE20 Driver
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 3087

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

You could remove the word Regional out of your subject and it would still be true. What is Air Canada's 4 year flat pay again - $55k-ish? I've worked abroad and any of those hiring bonuses are just for 'merikan pilots and maybe the odd Chinese operator who is desperate. Maybe when Boeing gets their ...
by BE20 Driver
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 20
Views: 2562

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

Hopefully they make a Q300ng and a Q400ng. Somebody's gotta compete with ATR. After this long, I'm sure there's lots of room for improvement. There was lots of room for improvment when the Q400 was first released. Too bad all they did was take a Yugo and put an LS engine in it. https://www.autoguid...
by BE20 Driver
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5941

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

W5 wrote: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:40 pm Boeing has said it hopes to recertify the MAX by the end of the year.
end of which year?
by BE20 Driver
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 24
Views: 7000

Re: Cathay Troubles

CEO sacked. State pressure cranked up on the airline. Reportedly pilots are being fired for being seen on the wrong side of the issue . https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/08/16/cathay-pacific-ceo-rupert-hogg-resigns-amid-hong-kong-protest-row-august...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3353

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

Another thought on housing: Blame rent control. Yeah really. Blame the government. Why would anyone build rental housing when they can't ever raise prices? Since they brought it in over here -- several big rental projects -- cancelled. Rent control always makes it worse. Every time. The free market...
by BE20 Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 5289

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

rk1996 wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:29 pm Hello guys/gals,

Lately, I was thinking about something interesting to ask and to learn from. I was wondering if some of you would share what was the scariest thing that have ever happened to you in your pilot career.

Thanks! :rolleyes:
Pay day.
by BE20 Driver
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 4083

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Typo on my part. Should have been 50. Is it arbitrary? Absolutely. Non-type rated positions often have these arbitrary limits imposed. A modern jet is a modern jet. 99,000 lbs or 150,000 lbs is going to have a similar flight deck, SOP's and similar challenges. I fail to see how flying a 767 on mediu...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 4083

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

I missed the part about being 50 years old. That's getting close to the cutoff point for overseas work at some airlines. It also changes how one would look at going to AC. It probably stacks the deck towards the intangible - lifestyle. Both jobs probably pay about the same and have similar benefits ...

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