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by ant_321
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time
Replies: 25
Views: 1662

Re: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time

I’ve been trained a RTO is an automatic mayday call. That usually gets everyone’s attention.
by ant_321
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1532

Re: Good time to quit training?

The point people are trying to make is, if you want to fly you’ll find a way to make it happen. Plenty of people were still going to flight school after 9/11, many of them stuck with it and made a great career for themselves eventually. If you are second guessing your decision because of recent even...
by ant_321
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?

I do know a few people who have that restriction on their license but I believe they were all at their current employers when that happened. With the difficulties many small operators are having finding pilots I don’t see you having an issue getting a job at one of those. Moving up the ladder in you...
by ant_321
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 1532

Re: Good time to quit training?

If a potential dip in hiring is making you ask that question then you don’t really want to fly anyway. So yes, you should quit training.
by ant_321
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR

Any word on if there was actually any smoke or just a smoke detector going off?
by ant_321
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING

For private loans, of course, you can spend it anywhere. I was referring to the Ontario program called OSAP where you can only use it against select schools. I was too. I went to a private flight school and received provincial (not Ontario) loans. Damn lucky you bud! Are you from Alberta? Newfoundl...
by ant_321
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING

Pilotdaddy wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:49 am
For private loans, of course, you can spend it anywhere. I was referring to the Ontario program called OSAP where you can only use it against select schools.
I was too. I went to a private flight school and received provincial (not Ontario) loans.
by ant_321
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING

Interesting. I did my training at a ma and pa place on the east coast and had no problem getting loans.
by ant_321
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR FLIGHT TRAINING

Does Ontario not offer provincial student loans?
by ant_321
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA Aircrew Protocol
Replies: 25
Views: 2539

Re: CATSA Aircrew Protocol

Where do you work? I’ve never had any issues even close to those. As annoying as it is the process is normally pretty straight forward.
by ant_321
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Approach ban
Replies: 22
Views: 2910

Re: Approach ban

I’m not sure about transat but I was under the impression most larger carriers weren’t using the 1200 RVR CAT 1 ops Spec any more. Where I work we need at least 1600 for a CAT 1 regardless of lighting.
by ant_321
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 2068

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

I should have been more specific, I know “jumpseating” is sitting in the back. I have “jumpseated” with a previous airline gig. Now I’m in a corporate situation and thought I couldn’t anymore until a colleague told me his anecdote. So I have wondered if I could using the system I proposed in my que...
by ant_321
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 24
Views: 3388

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

Does TC even ramp check any more? They do, I was ramp checked last year at CYXE, they checked the papers and complained one of the 100LL stickers was getting faded by the filler caps. I suspect you'll only encounter them on sunny days near one of their offices when they want to leave the office ear...
by ant_321
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

If you really want to travel look for something with a longer rotation time. One of my friends worked 2 months on 2 off at Voyageur. He was basically homeless while he was there. Traveled all over the planet on his time off.
by ant_321
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 11464

Re: Westjet ad.

RRSP matching shows up on my pay stub. I don’t consider it part of my salary.
by ant_321
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Enerjet
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

Re: Enerjet

DrSpaceman wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:33 pm
I would work in a slave mine for 280k/h...
:lol:
by ant_321
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

And if you want to throw in another layer of cloudiness, what about all the cadet officers that fly tow planes for them with just a PPL and get paid for it? I have a friend who spent every summer while he was in university flying tow planes at the gliding centre to help pay his way through. He said ...
by ant_321
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 13
Views: 1121

Re: Frost formation

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14052-menu-314.htm#toc-1267 12.7.1.2 Edited to add for clarity. This is reference and provides guidance. Aircraft skin temp can be different from OAT depending on what it has done recently fuel temps etc. Is that something people actually look a...
by ant_321
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?

For reference, I turn 30 this year. A bit of my background: I have always had a fascination with flying, and spent a lot of my childhood around small airstrips as my Dad was a hobby pilot (gliders, microlights, and a couple of Cessna's). As a kid, I was convinced I'd be an airline pilot one day, bu...
by ant_321
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2773

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

415’s can certainly scoop in the ocean. I’ve seen it done myself. Certainly not ideal but 100% can and is done.
by ant_321
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: GTA Medical Examiners

Dr. Gilmore. Awesome guy.

http://www.aeromedicals.ca/
by ant_321
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter out east.
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Winter out east.

When I checked the Metar last night it was 85G//. I would assume the // means to high to record but I’m not sure. Either way 85kt sustained wind is quite impressive.
by ant_321
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 50
Views: 1899

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

The spin method was brought up at the hangar a few times when I was learning to fly gliders. It could work. That being said, when I was a flight instructor I saw plenty of students put themselves into a spiral dive when trying to spin a 172.
by ant_321
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8415

Re: Westjet CYHZ

The LDA for runway 14 at YHZ is 7700 ft, but what about the fact that the touchdown point for an ILS is not at the threshold? On a light twin you can chop and drop once you're visual (within reason), but what about the big guys? With a stabilized approach following the glidepath right to the ground...
by ant_321
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 30
Views: 2882

Re: Midlife Career Change

I had about 25 hours of my 200 for my cpl flying cadet famil flights, everything paid for by the Canadian tax payer. Transport didn’t have a problem with it, and they were aware of it. That was in 2010.

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