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by iamnomaverick
Sun May 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: UAE/ middle east companies other than Emirates etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: UAE/ middle east companies other than Emirates etc.

Check out Pilotcareercentre for more carriers but I am assuming you don't have a type rating or any transport category jet time... In that case Flydubai would be your only option as far as I know. When I joined their requirments were ATPL, 2500 hours, min 1000 hours on advanced/EFIS/glass cockpit ai...
by iamnomaverick
Sun May 06, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

Haha, are you from Alberta by any chance? Did that hit a nerve? The writing is on the wall and the Saudis know it. Wasn't there a coup attempt a couple of weeks ago in Riyadh that they're trying to cover up? Boreas, The UAE is not as dependant on oil (specially the Emirate of Dubai) as you may thin...
by iamnomaverick
Sun May 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

This may be a dumb question, but can you bring your dog? Seems like walking would be terrible and you wouldn't have a yard to ignore him in, and that he'd die in the yard. Especially with a active breed, for example the most active breed you can find. What is life like for a expat dog in Dubai? And...
by iamnomaverick
Sat May 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

Oil isn't what it was 10 years ago and it never will. Just curious but; What are you basing that on? Haha, are you from Alberta by any chance? Did that hit a nerve? The writing is on the wall and the Saudis know it. Wasn't there a coup attempt a couple of weeks ago in Riyadh that they're trying to ...
by iamnomaverick
Sat May 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

Oil isn't what it was 10 years ago and it never will. Just curious but; What are you basing that on? Haha, are you from Alberta by any chance? Did that hit a nerve? The writing is on the wall and the Saudis know it. Wasn't there a coup attempt a couple of weeks ago in Riyadh that they're trying to ...
by iamnomaverick
Tue May 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

From a 59 year old and out of the business, so things are a bit dated..... First off, never actually worked for a middle eastern carrier, but I have been in the middle east mostly through multiday layovers and two week stints on subcontracts, and sim training because that is what the company used a...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

I think you should hold out and wait for a response from complexintentions. He's Canadian. He went to Emirates or Ethiad as an FO, upgraded and spent a number of years there before leaving. Nothing against the other posters here, but he'll definitely give you the non bias pro's/con's. I'd suggest y...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

So it seems like the first few years are pretty awesome then the majority of people want to leave. For some the lifestyle and money outweighs all the negatives. Seems like the smart thing to do is just avoid the place, rather than want to leave eventually and start at the bottom of the seniority li...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

I would add Jeddah to your list. Doha would be at the top of my list. Hope it all works out for you - just be aware things can change at a moments notice and there is nothing you can do about it. The place will grind you down - seen it happen to all my friends. My advice would be to have an exit st...
by iamnomaverick
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

No Eric, I have been outside of North America before but I was comparing Dubai to other Middle Eastern cities. I would much rather live here than in Riyadh,Doha or Kuwait for example... I am not overly enthused but I had to play the cards I was dealt, I would have preferred to stay at home but that'...
by iamnomaverick
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 72
Views: 13869

Re: Emirates

Careful with those Ppruners. Lot of divas who would be complaining anywhere they go. I recently made the jump to the sandbox and joined their younger sister company across the ramp, I also read a lot of terrible things on pprune but luckily I have friends that work here and they gave me the real sto...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 912
Views: 237016

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Nothing whatsoever...University Aviation Diploma, ATPL and 3300TT with 2000MPIC 704/703 time and training Captain. I'm surprised to see another AC pilot posting on pilot career center just put up today...still waiting patiently for my iPhone to ring! Just be careful cause the phone won't ring, all ...
by iamnomaverick
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: What is the WAWCON?
Replies: 20
Views: 7939

Re: What is the WAWCON?

Disregard.
by iamnomaverick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

short bus wrote:Hey iamnomaverick, just so ya know, you're "that" guy

Hardly.
by iamnomaverick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

Air.Field wrote:Thanks for clarifying in response to my post iamnomaverick :goodman:
8)
by iamnomaverick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

I tend to get defensive when people call me "butt-hurt", especially after putting my time in and paying my dues. Did I know about Jazz and what it was offering? Yes. I knew the pay, I knew schedule, I knew the routes, I knew the aircraft. What I didn't know is about the 4 year freeze and the fact t...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

And in my experience, it's been those captains who preach professionalism, that never practice it, and do things way outside the SOP's because "that's how I've always done it." One guy in particular had absolutely no idea what calls to make in a go around ffs! And he's been at Jazz for over a decad...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

I tend to get defensive when people call me "butt-hurt", especially after putting my time in and paying my dues. Did I know about Jazz and what it was offering? Yes. I knew the pay, I knew schedule, I knew the routes, I knew the aircraft. What I didn't know is about the 4 year freeze and the fact t...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

IamnoMaverick: That's pretty arrogant of you sir. First of all, it was a CAPTAIN that said that, not an F/O. Most First Officers I know at Jazz love the uniform and finally "looking the part". I don't agree at all. perhaps you should have clarified cause I have never encountered or seen an instants...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

Exactly as Hans pointed out, probably 90% of the guys I know that take issue with the new uniform or the hat are senior captains. Junior captains, and FO's, generally tend to wear the entire uniform and wear is nicely. There are some old guys who still wear the old uniform because "when the company...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

IamnoMaverick: That's pretty arrogant of you sir. First of all, it was a CAPTAIN that said that, not an F/O. Most First Officers I know at Jazz love the uniform and finally "looking the part". I don't agree at all. perhaps you should have clarified cause I have never encountered or seen an instants...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

I think most FOs feel they aren't being paid professionally, and that would be correct. Does that mean they don't take flying the plane professionally? Especially over a hat? Have you seen anyone fly unprofessionally? Or refuse to put the gear down? I think you are obviously reaching for something ...
by iamnomaverick
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

Had you have got rid of YOUR FO over a hat. Had I been a paying passenger on YOUR PLANE. Now listen to how STUPID you sound. No not over a hat, sounds like you have a reading problem though cause I clearly said " I couldn't give a damn about why he does not want to wear his hat". If you don't want ...
by iamnomaverick
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10510

Re: Jazz Hatters

[quote="HansDietrich" Best answer yet (I heard it in the Lounge at YYZ between two Jazz pilots): - Where's your hat? - At home. - You gotta wear your hat... It's part of being professional - When they start paying me "professionally", I'll start wearing my "professional hat" ***Edit for spelling***[...
by iamnomaverick
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Pilot Seniority Porting
Replies: 43
Views: 7847

Re: Pilot Seniority Porting

How is this any different than a Jazz pilot on the original PML reserving a seniority number at mainline and deferring their course date till they get a few hundred pilots beneath them at mainline? At this point if any pilot with enough experience wants to be at Jazz he would have already been at Ja...

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