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by Stinky
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 6554

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: 21969

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: 8203

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: 4685

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: 4685

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: 4685

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: 1929

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: 1929

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: 126
Views: 31735

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: 4890

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: 8575

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: 8575

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: 103
Views: 109795

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: 8575

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: 4309

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: 7091

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: 13229

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 ...
by Stinky
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz Vs Sky Regional
Replies: 33
Views: 13229

Re: Jazz Vs Sky Regional

Lots of those YVO destined pilots comfortably make $150k+/yr and will be retiring to 6 figure pensions. But I guess flying shiny planes to cool places for less pay/pension/benefits trumps that. Rudder, you're making the assumption that somebody today will also see those pay scales. We already know ...
by Stinky
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz Vs Sky Regional
Replies: 33
Views: 13229

Re: Jazz Vs Sky Regional

So, to sum this thread up: Jazz is a utopia where everyone is in a constant state of bliss. Each night their pilots go to bed and say a little thank you to the gods of ALPA. Sky Regional is the very definition of hell on earth. Everyone is miserable and should consider a job as a Walmart greeter as ...
by Stinky
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: U.S. Work
Replies: 18
Views: 3179

Re: U.S. Work

There is no regional PILOT shortage, just regional pilot PAY shortages, we got plenty of folks who meet mins for regionals, just got to wait for the regionals to nut up and pay properly, no need to import cheap labor to screw up the long needed upswing for pilots down here. Totally agree. The GAO d...
by Stinky
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Mods-plz delete
Replies: 3
Views: 3983

Re: Education Records

Same story here, never asked.
by Stinky
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Republic Airways Files for Bankruptcy After Pilot Shortage
Replies: 17
Views: 2881

Re: Republic Airways Files for Bankruptcy After Pilot Shorta

the biggest issue to solve there "perceived" lack of pilot is the USA immigration there are thousands of experienced pilots from ICAO countries like Canada that attend fight safety and the like that meet the minimum legal requirements. ( usually far beyond) and Canada being part of NAFTA one would ...
by Stinky
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Is there anyone getting hired?
Replies: 15
Views: 4047

Re: Is there anyone getting hired?

With the glass cockpit and EMJ time (145?) you should have a solid shot at Sky, Georgian and Jazz. Probably ahead of a Navajo bush guy with 4000 hours. I would really highlight those strengths and any flying you may have done in busier airspace/airports. Those are the items the northern guys are str...
by Stinky
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of shoes do you wear?
Replies: 77
Views: 29868

Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

I've heard good things about Blundstones too. I tried a pair on and didn't find them comfortable though. The salesperson said they were like that, you either love them or hate them. They do look great. I'll add to my previous post. Those shoes are great when there is no snow or ice on the ground, in...
by Stinky
Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of shoes do you wear?
Replies: 77
Views: 29868

Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

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You need something like this. No metal, easy on and off if you ever need to for security. Feels like wearing slippers to work.

Main thing is, don't buy shoes with a metal shank and if you're especially lazy like myself, avoid laces.

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