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by Stinky
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian CPL to FAA CPL
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Canadian CPL to FAA CPL

I used the Dauntless program a number of years ago and it was fine. All the questions from the question bank and good explanations of the answers. I recall the question banks are all pblic information so all of the programs should have them all. I think it was 10% of the questions did not need to b...
by Stinky
Sat May 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Doctor in Montreal?
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: FAA Doctor in Montreal?

Perlman is too expensive. Anne Thériault charges significantly less.
by Stinky
Wed May 20, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: USA vs Canadian Airline Career
Replies: 23
Views: 3378

Re: USA vs Canadian Airline Career

Have you looked at the Air Canada payscales? You’ll make more at a low cost carrier in the US. Second year in the right seat at Spirit would pay better than a junior AC captain. Tons of great places to live. Plenty of low or no tax states. No contest in my opinion. I live in the US and won’t be movi...
by Stinky
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 7627

Re: Airline lifestyle

It'll be a huge adjustment. If you're commuting by air and depending on how the company does the scheduling you may end up burning some of your days off hanging around in a crash pad. A single day off in between pairings won't be a day at home.
Your wife will feel like a single mom at times.
by Stinky
Thu May 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 25353

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Good way to get rid of the competition, hire hundreds of type rated pilots in one shot and replace the Max's with Neo's.
by Stinky
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 44
Views: 10058

Re: Pilot shortage State side

I've had a PR visa application in for about five years, sponsored by another sibling who is a naturalized American citizen. (I collect visas and passports as a hobby.) According to the USCIS website, they're processing applications for this category ("Petition for Alien Relative") from 2009. So, ap...
by Stinky
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Switching to flying in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 4991

Re: Switching to flying in the US

Just get the CPL and have the regional airline pay for the ATP. The majority of them are doing that as part of the initial training now I think. If your dad is a citizen you should check to see if you are a citizen. Was he a U.S citizen when you were born? If so, how long did he live in the US as a ...
by Stinky
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Switching to flying in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 4991

Re: Switching to flying in the US

It's harder now than it used to be. For me it was medical, verification letter and 50 question exam.
Now you're to take a CTP course which includes ground training and SIM and costs about $5000.
by Stinky
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Switching to flying in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 4991

Re: Switching to flying in the US

Start working on a four year degree at a US university or you'll have no chance at a major. If you have a Canadian degree you can have it evaluated and transfer the credits to the US school.
by Stinky
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2150

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

From my limited knowledge, for you, the best way to go is to move to the States, become a permanent resident, but never ever become a citizen. A permanent resident is subject to the same tax obligations as a citizen with the disadvantage of being restricted on their ability to file as a non-residen...
by Stinky
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2150

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

I live in the US and used to commute to a Canadian regional. I was a non resident of Canada. The tax treaty has a special clause for air crew. A flight that departs Canada and arrives in the US is split 50/50 for tax purposes. I simply took my total T4 income and divided it by my total flight hours ...
by Stinky
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 37912

Re: Union at Sky

If the biggest plus of your company is that it makes it easier to work somewhere else, you might be doing something wrong as a company.
I would think the opposite. They're doing something very right by using something that costs them nothing as a form of compensation.
by Stinky
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Expat Air Canada pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 5289

Re: Expat Air Canada pilots

They changed the law in 2013 to simplify. Non-Resident Employed as Aircraft Pilot ITA 115(3) Section 115 of the Act contains rules that determine a non-resident person’s taxable income earned in Canada, which is subject to tax in Canada under Part I of the Act. This determination is generally a ques...
by Stinky
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8913

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

It was Air Canada. You'll actually travel for free while Air Canada and AC express guys are paying.
by Stinky
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8913

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

The gate agent misunderstood. You can't actually sit in the Jumpseat between Canada and the US but you can use the reciprocal Jumpseat agreement. I've operated a flight out of Ottawa before and had a guy Jumpseat (in the back) to the US. Same situation as you, living in Ottawa and married a Canadian...
by Stinky
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Serious answers where will I get funds from?
Replies: 107
Views: 126281

Re: Serious answers where will I get funds from?

My first job was seasonal on a single engine piston. When I was laid off in the fall, I had EI pay for my Multi IFR while collecting benefits. I know there will be a few here that call that a scab thing to do, but I was broke and wanted to be a pilot. That was 15 years ago and the I have been contin...
by Stinky
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?
Replies: 42
Views: 8913

Re: Anybody commuting to a US carrier?

AT&T prepaid now allows roaming in Canada and Mexico. Much better coverage in the U.S than Tmobile.
$40 a month gives you 6gb of data and unlimited talk and text.
by Stinky
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Pilots in the USA
Replies: 3
Views: 4745

Re: Canadian Pilots in the USA

JetBlue has multiple "gateway" programs for pilot hiring which includes abinitio and flow from Cape Air I believe.

Foreign pilot recruiting isn't one. They still receive thousands of applications every time the window opens.
by Stinky
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Horizon Airlines in SEA/PDX/MFR hiring Canadians
Replies: 16
Views: 7270

Re: Horizon Airlines in SEA/PDX/MFR hiring Canadians

1000hrs turbine isn't the minimum for an upgrade. You need 1000 hours part 121 experience. Foreign experience doesn't count. That's an FAA requirement. The Canadians hired likely already had the right to work, possibly dual citizens. I think the economics of the increasing wages in the U.S and stron...
by Stinky
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz Vs Sky Regional
Replies: 33
Views: 13872

Re: Jazz Vs Sky Regional

It's all subjective so there isn't much point in arguing which is better. I've done both a lot and my personal preference is to deal with the bigger airports and enjoy a better layover. I actually don't mind flow control and huge lineups at busy airports. A good month of thunderstorms can add a ton ...

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