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by ant_321
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Icelandair diversion
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Icelandair diversion

Sunwing flies in there in the winter. Not sure how the customs works there. Some places have customs come in from elsewhere when flights are coming in. It’s only about a two hour drive from YQB so maybe they had to wait for customs to get in from there.
by ant_321
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

I’m assuming you’re trolling but I’ll answer anyway. Only the WestJet family.
by ant_321
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Love Flying, hate travelling
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Love Flying, hate travelling

I've been instructing for little over a year and at the point where I can start applying for some 703/704 jobs. My hesitation is that I really love the flying part of the job, but when it comes to the down time during a layover I get really discouraged. I've never been the type who enjoys travellin...
by ant_321
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 63
Views: 5840

Re: Evas

Porter has a base in yhz too. One of the main reasons they are on my list. So their 45 goes way further in Halifax than your 33. And I get that. I responded to the poster because his commment made the assumption that people don’t want to live in YHZ or YQX. I would love to live in the east coast bu...
by ant_321
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 63
Views: 5840

Re: Evas

$38,000 for Porter and Encore?? :shock: what year are you living in? Both Porter and Encore are paying around $45,000 for their nice Q400 with glasscockpit that has autopilot. And just so you know, the average Ontario Janitor makes $31,000 just $2000 less than your “pilot” This is really bad.... Ok...
by ant_321
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 63
Views: 5840

Re: Evas

as of right now 1. Promissary note is $20,000 again if you stay your contracted agreement (2 years)that doesnt matter. $0 upfront! the uniform is deducted off per pay cheque.(looking into this) 2. Depends on staff but yes usually around 90ish sometimes more sometimes less. (latley usually abit more...
by ant_321
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: never mind
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Re: never mind

Double post
by ant_321
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: never mind
Replies: 15
Views: 1661

Re: never mind

Good thing a lot of us took screen shots of this childish rant. That was a keeper. Like him or not, the cheap shots and blatant disrespect directed at Capt. Adamus was totally uncalled for. In his defense, I do find it a bit funny that pilots -and mainly captains- seem to find it important that the...
by ant_321
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Amazon Airlines!
Replies: 5
Views: 1531

Re: Amazon Airlines!

The “!” Made me think you were excited about something. I thought they might be starting up in Canada.
by ant_321
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 274
Views: 25140

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

My friend told me his whole life he had a hard time choosing between being a garbage man and a pilot, so he went to WestJet.
by ant_321
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 24
Views: 3445

Re: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen

The part in the article that says "new fatigue rules are going to make the pilot shortage worse"....Yeah...the fatigue rules are the problem...right. There's not a pilot shortage. There's a shortage of pilots willing to work under garbage working conditions. So are you suggesting that there are num...
by ant_321
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 24
Views: 3445

Re: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen

The part in the article that says "new fatigue rules are going to make the pilot shortage worse"....Yeah...the fatigue rules are the problem...right. There's not a pilot shortage. There's a shortage of pilots willing to work under garbage working conditions. So are you suggesting that there are num...
by ant_321
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Clarification for Height Requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Clarification for Height Requirements

There are no height requirements. My wife is 5’2” and hasn’t had any problems.
by ant_321
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 3755

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

Maybe someone could ask Lester Powell in Goose Bay. I recall someone telling me his rediculous total time on the Twotter and I believe it was way over the 20k mark.
by ant_321
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 869
Views: 226415

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

ARGO wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Has anyone applied OTS over the last 1-2 years and not heard a thing? If so, what type of experience did you apply with?
Been applying for years. 6000+ hr 737 captain. No post secondary. I’ve had nothing but crickets.
by ant_321
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Instructor Bursary/Grant
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: Flight Instructor Bursary/Grant

Maybe they're talking about getting some of it back in taxes as a writeoff as professional expense. For example spending 6k will get you back roughly 2k in tax credits. I don't think we're at the point where the government is stepping in to solve a problem caused by lack of pay from the industry. C...
by ant_321
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 4857

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

I wonder who the first Canadian pilot to end up detained at an airport will be. I personally have 6 pilot friends who are relatively invested in pot.
by ant_321
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Chartright MD87 FO job
Replies: 18
Views: 2523

Re: Chartright MD87 FO job

Sadly, they'll find someone. It's the Canadian way. You want to fly an MD87/B717? Immigrate to Australia and work for Quantas Link. I seem to remember hearing that carriers down here were forecast to cancel up to 11,000 flights this year due to a lack of crew. It's airline work but at least the pay...
by ant_321
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: AC soars, WJ nosedives
Replies: 30
Views: 4404

Re: AC soars, WJ nosedives

But our people are great and make the difference.... No. We aren't. Air Canada has a far superior product and rank higher in customer satisfaction. Air Canada has a 3 circle rating from JD power, and Westjet has 2. You cant turn a ship around by lying about the collision course it’s on. Couldn’t ag...
by ant_321
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus VS Boeing
Replies: 46
Views: 3372

Re: Airbus VS Boeing

If you're not using automation except for the first and last 500ft, you may be doing it wrong. The passengers, airline and aircraft itself deserve the best and in my case at least that means letting the automation do its thing while we(humans) manage. Oh yeah, they hand fly fine low and get worse w...
by ant_321
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Going to airlines without PIC time
Replies: 37
Views: 3385

Re: Going to airlines without PIC time

Even if you had to pay 5k for rentals if you can hold it already... :roll: Seriously? Put that right up there with guys and gals breaking their bonds after 6 months to get that seniority number. Call me old fashioned but I stopped paying for flights when I left flight school. I’ve been employed at ...
by ant_321
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Going to airlines without PIC time
Replies: 37
Views: 3385

Re: Going to airlines without PIC time

I would agree that it's all about the seniority number. With that said I'm happy I had previous PIC time. As an FO on the 737 I didn't really feel like my 1900 capt time was much of an asset. Once I got to the left seat that previous captain experience became much more relavent. I'm glad my first jo...
by ant_321
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pass fees
Replies: 19
Views: 2401

Re: Pass fees

On Porter it is free because they pay the tax for you. That is also the reason only one reciprocal jumpseater is allowed on each porter flight, even if there are more empty spots. That information is a year old but is still correct I believe. I've heard that as well but I call bs. A few airlines do...
by ant_321
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset as an income tax deduction
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Headset as an income tax deduction

You can claim anything if you don't get audited. I know someone that claimed a $15 000 watch and didn't get audited. I didn't believe him but he had a copy of the forms and his return saved as a PDF. He's quite a greasy fellow and was quite proud of it.

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