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by ant_321
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?

There should be no problem to do them individually by the end of the year. You can do an IFR quite easily in a couple weeks. My friend did an instructor rating a couple years ago in 3 weeks. 5.5 months for both should be a breeze.
by ant_321
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2124

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

No airport in the UK has any exemptions for any crews. Operating or not, in or out of uniform. Local or foreign. Anything over the limits must be checked. Is there any country outside Canada that has exemptions for Canadian crews deadheading? Everywhere in the Caribbean, U.S.A, Germany and the Neth...
by ant_321
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2124

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

And some European countries won’t allow any deadheading crew an exemption even if they are in uniform. The clowns at LGW cost me about $50 with everything they threw out. And every country in Europe seems to be different in what and when they allow it.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F bomb on hot mic
Replies: 17
Views: 3841

Re: F bomb on hot mic

I had a friend doing an IFR x country in a 172. I was on the same frequency when the controller gave him an approach clearance 3 times with no response. The controllers mic was stuck and he continued to call him a “f***ing nuisance“. As soon as he landed my buddy managed to nab the recording from li...
by ant_321
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Minimum for an interview
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Minimum for an interview

737 captain with 7000+ hrs. No degree, no call. That being said, I don’t care if they do call. I just keep updating my profile because I’m curious.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Float Rating Newfoundland
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Float Rating Newfoundland

Rick Adams used to do them in Springdale. I know his son is still flying and probably still has a float plane kicking around.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement age.
Replies: 74
Views: 4810

Re: Retirement age.

That’s a pretty neat tool. I guess I’m in better shape than I thought. With the rate I’m saving I should be getting $125k in today’s dollars assuming it’s in the ball park for inflation. Maybe I can afford that Porsche. 😉
by ant_321
Thu May 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3593

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

The banks don't think beyond their little world. When I applied for a mortgage they said they could give me X amount of $, I said if you give me a bit more I can afford something close to work to avoid commuting therefore saving about $500 a month which in turn could go towards the mortgage. They s...
by ant_321
Wed May 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3593

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

If the bank won’t give you the money you 1000% can’t afford it. They were willing to give me 2X what I could afford.
by ant_321
Tue May 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 51
Views: 8399

Re: Swoop pay

Exactly, but either way... Foreign airlines, with foreign pilots, flying foreign aircraft, in a sovereign country full of its own airlines, pilots, and aircraft. We don't have a dearth of other options to accommodate the traveling public that justify these waivers. Why even have our own licensing, ...
by ant_321
Tue May 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 51
Views: 8399

Re: Swoop pay

It's an unsustainable business model without circumventing Canadian laws. Make it work year round. 17 year contract? Don't know what you're talking about there, had nothing to do with me, but in my opinion it seems a bunch of kids voted with a plan to leave and sold out the next crop. What laws hav...
by ant_321
Tue May 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 51
Views: 8399

Re: Swoop pay

Of course it's a problem. It lets a company circumvent our laws to run an unsustainable business model that skims the cherry seasonal flying to the detriment of the companies that only employ pilots with the right to work here, and somehow manage to do it year round. This puts downward pressure on ...
by ant_321
Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 20
Views: 1817

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

I think he means wanting out of instructing. Gets on with WEN but since he lives in YVR would prefer working at Jazz as there's the chance of a YVR base with them. I don't think he's really caring about one over the other, except for that. Exactly... After 18 months of instruction, it's time to mov...
by ant_321
Sat May 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 1959

Re: B737 Recommended headset

In the 737NG I’ve used a sennheiser, telex 750/850, the DC Pro X, Bose A20 and the UFlyMike Harmony set up. My favourite by far was the Harmony. The 737 is incredibly loud for a jet. As for the no intercom, rubber bands, credit cards or coffee stir sticks do the trick. I’ve flown with way to many ol...
by ant_321
Fri May 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 8863

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Just curious. So.....with all of this talk of whores and all.... What exactly is a non whore paycheck for a narrowbody? Left seat/ right seat; 300k/200k, 200k/150k, 150k/100k, 100k/ 60k? Neither westjet nor air Canada pay a whole lot on hiring. I am confused, stupid as I am. Looking forward to the ...
by ant_321
Wed May 22, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional
Replies: 37
Views: 13040

Re: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional

I would like to know what is the minimum FO age requirement of sky regional and what are the requirements to applying? age requirement ? whatever the legal age to work is. If you can work at McDonalds you should be able to work at Sky. If I’m not mistaken you need to be 21 to hold an IATRA Nope. I ...
by ant_321
Tue May 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 4740

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

I hope not. Can you imagine sitting in the front all day long with nobody to talk to?
by ant_321
Mon May 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 34
Views: 7216

Re: 787 Pilots

That would make sense since flying the plane is the easy part. Dealing with different rules and operations at international airports is the hard part. That side of things wouldn’t be a big deal either. Westjet flies to quite a few different countries on this side of the pond so it’s not like they a...
by ant_321
Fri May 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch That Overhead Baggage
Replies: 5
Views: 814

Re: Watch That Overhead Baggage

Accident waiting to happen, actually already happened! At least 1 dead person needs to show up on the radar for the regs/ common sense to be enforced ! Was the crew running duty limits or 1 less attendant is not enough for the flight? Unusual, it seems , to deadhead a flight under these circumstanc...
by ant_321
Tue May 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: Max Engine question

I’m pretty sure no airlines would be interested in that. You would end up with an overpriced NG. The Max was all about fuel savings. You take that away and you have an airplane nobody wants.
by ant_321
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 293
Views: 69564

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Well apparently many well qualified 737 pilots have not been short-listed for interview which is puzzling. The chirpy add promising monthly classes for the foreseeable future has also been taken down, whether the MAX Kamikaze software fault and delay is to blame remains to be seen... Or an economic...
by ant_321
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?
Replies: 36
Views: 5108

Re: Transat AT Inc Announces Preliminary Discussions Concerning a Potential Sale of the Corporation

I have no inside knowledge whatsoever but if I were to take a guess it would be an outside travel company of some sort. If that were the case it would probably have little impact for the average employee. Something along the lines of the Sunwing, TUI arrangement. Maybe even TUI ;). #tuicanada
by ant_321
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hrs ! ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

Re: 1000 hrs ! ??

I was under 3 years from starting my PPL to hitting 1000. I also hit 4000 hrs before I turned 24. Is there a prize for that?
by ant_321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 293
Views: 69564

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

mollok wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:14 am
I heard that ground school are delayed due to the 737 max's crews are re-dispatched on the others 737.. Someone can confirm?
All pilots at Sunwing fly the -800 and Max.
by ant_321
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members

I just leave it off. I find it nice to be unreachable once in a while.

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