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by Lotro
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tips on selling block time?
Replies: 4
Views: 1035

Re: Tips on selling block time?

I have had some (good and bad) experience as a blocktime buyer over the years. Through that time I've made some connections with people in the space and the general feedback it that it's a lot of work, for very little return. You may break even at the end of the day, but it will take a lot of your t...
by Lotro
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Any instructor paid while they stay home?
Replies: 9
Views: 1754

Re: Any instructor paid while they stay home?

OldTracker wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Dronepiper wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:11 am Any flight instructor who works for Confed, Sault, or Seneca will continue to get paid.
Do you know if they are instructing right now at any of these colleges? Thanks.
No flying at Sault College right now... I don't know if they're doing virtual video lectures or anything like that.
by Lotro
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Working ATC overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 2293

Re: Working ATC overseas

Serco provides Air Traffic Services in other parts of the world and there are a handful of Canadian controllers who have gone to work for them in retirement or under other circumstances. They are the ones who hire for the middle east jobs. I've not done it, but I've heard stories about it, some good...
by Lotro
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 32630

Re: Recession incoming

I think all the criticisms here are valid and I'm far from a fan of the current governments, but I just want to point out that comments like: "And for those Trudeau fan boys -- more like adolescent groupies -- who don't like hearing this--- :roll:" AND "Of course the lefties will go a...
by Lotro
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Anyone from the sault want to state their own opinions of the school?
Replies: 19
Views: 2988

Re: Anyone from the sault want to state their own opinions of the school?

Funny thing though, I know a guy in the program right now, who's going to finish early... I'm sure he's the exception, and not the rule, but based on what I've read here over the last little while you'd think that would be IMPOSSIBLE! Of course, I don't think he's posting complaints on AvCanada. Mig...
by Lotro
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tailwheel Instruction near Toronto
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Tailwheel Instruction near Toronto

The most fun I had flying was in a taildragger at a local flying club (that no longer exists). Next time you see someone flying one, go chat them up and ask for a ride. Or join (or e-mail) a local COPA/EAA chapter and see if anyone there drags tail. I think there's a flying club at the Woodstock air...
by Lotro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Application Process Q's
Replies: 3
Views: 1309

Re: Application Process Q's

Tip 1 of Nav is get your foot in the door. This is the most important piece of advice around here. Also, just because you write the assessment doesn't mean you'll get an offer to train, just because you get an offer to train doesn't mean you'll be successful. I always recommend that if you're inter...
by Lotro
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE IN GORE BAY, ONTARIO
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE IN GORE BAY, ONTARIO

There's a real shortage of good AMEs in North Eastern Ontario, I know that there are a few in YSB and NK4, but we've only got one at YAM and I know local guys looking for someone, floatplane guys, guys in Wawa, guys in Thessalon... a lot of guys are retiring too and that's leaving everyone wondering...
by Lotro
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

Blows my mind that YKZ doesn’t have a tower anymore but Red Deer does. Why? Traffic at Buttonville was wayyy down before the tower closed. Looks like 3,000/mth (36K/yr), I'd guess that Red Deer is pushing more than that. https://buttonvilleflyingclub.com/resources/Documents/Appendix-A-Buttonville-A...
by Lotro
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1709

Red Deer is getting a control tower

NAV Canada announced on social media yesterday (but not on their corporate website?) the following: We’re changing service at #RedDeer, Alberta in response to @flyreddeer ’s growing traffic – transitioning from aerodrome advisory services to air traffic control services by August 2021. Learn more: h...
by Lotro
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hydro Helicopter Tweed
Replies: 18
Views: 4035

Re: Hydro Helicopter Tweed

Apparently TSB is set to release the report today, in advance, CBC has the following:
Father of helicopter crash victim hopes report will clear son's name
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/t ... -1.5339619
by Lotro
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 4874

Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

From Twitter at 13OCT1336 EST: @CFSNowbirds Snowbird 5, Capt Kevin Domon-Grenier was forced to eject from his aircraft shiortly before our performance in Atlanta this afternoon. Capt Domon-Grenier made it safely to the ground and is okay. The aircraft fell in an unpopulated area and no one was injur...
by Lotro
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing

If you're in Guelph, why not just use the Guelph airstrip? Or maybe someone from there can connect you with Reid's private strip near CYKF.
by Lotro
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Investigator at the TSB
Replies: 6
Views: 3437

Re: ATC Investigator at the TSB

From the job ad: ** Significant experience means that the candidate must demonstrate career progression in terms of amount, complexity and diversity of work experience. This will be reflected through work in complex Control Towers and Terminal or Area Control Centers and through progression to super...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: VFR Relocation - YYT
Replies: 1
Views: 1260

Re: VFR Relocation - YYT

The CATCA (ATC) contract has language in it referring to the National Bid Program, which allows controllers with a minimum of 2 years of service at their initial posting to request a transfer to another unit based on that unit's anticipated staffing needs. In the last contract, the National Bid Prog...
by Lotro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to dock/store a floatplane near Guelph
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Re: Where to dock/store a floatplane near Guelph

There was a water aerodrome on Puslinch Lake. Check out the Ontario Floatplane guys on facebook, or better yet, go to a BBQ at the Guelph Airpark on Thursday nights (weather permitting) and ask around.
by Lotro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3457

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

If there are any young people reading this, the smartest thing you can do in today's stupid economy is get work (preferably transferable work - I like trades) and live in a market that's cheap to live in. I moved out of Toronto twice in life, and both times my quality of life and financial situation...
by Lotro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap
Replies: 10
Views: 4400

Re: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap

I'll take a shot at answering... First off all, if you're interested, just apply and decide if you want to do it after you get an offer. It can take a long time to get an offer, so I typically just tell everyone to go for it. The national qualification rate is around 30% of people who are coursed, t...
by Lotro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: QUick Question around time off during training
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: QUick Question around time off during training

It depends on which stage of training you're in. I can't speak specifically about how vacations are handled during the classroom and simulator portion of training (6-12+ months depending on IFR/VFR). Generally speaking, however, the instructors will support you fulfilling family obligations, but if ...
by Lotro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3567

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

If I was 30 (again) and wanted to be a bush pilot (I still do) and lived in Toronto (I did), I would save my pennies, and head to Sudbury or Parry Sound for a summer and get my PPL on floats. Camp, rent, sublet, whatever to keep your cost of living low and fly as much as you can. Should be able to g...

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