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by I'd Rather Be Flying
Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Babin Air
Replies: 8
Views: 1501

Yup, great company to work for!
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Sun Oct 24, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Criminal Charges Laid Against Pilot In Keystone Crash
Replies: 264
Views: 53874

Been reading through all the responses on this thread. Very interesting. It's no secret that flying an airplane is mostly about decision making. I believe it also to be true, that flying, as in most of life, is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you deal with it. I don't know all of the circumstan...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Boss
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

The Boss

I was wondering how many pilots/employees out there are comfortable approaching the boss about things that are bothering them? For example, it could be maintanence, weather related topics, pay, safety, or any other number of issues that affect what we do. Are the owners/operators approachable? Will ...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCO's on 126.7
Replies: 2
Views: 671

Using another frequency would solve the problem of congestion on 126.70, and thus, I don't know why they haven't found a solution to that problem. It wouldn't be difficult. Having said that though, I am grateful for RCO's. There are some locations where (due to terrain), the only way to talk to some...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Definition.
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Definition.

What defines a good pilot? What defines a bad pilot? Well, what do you all think??


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by I'd Rather Be Flying
Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Standard Weights
Replies: 42
Views: 5212

If an obviously overweight passenger (more than the standard weight published), walks through the door to get on board one of our aircraft, I will personally ask for their weight. Or have them stand on a scale. It's the PIC's responsibility to make sure the aircraft is properly loaded and within C o...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Floats
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Floats

Looking for some information on where to go for a basic float rating? Ideally, in the Victoria or Vancouver area. But Kelowna and area would work also. In addition, please list the type of aircraft used, approximate cost, and perhaps a company or two who you'd recommend flying with, and why? Thanks.
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would You Leave a Flying Job For the Ramp?
Replies: 20
Views: 3424

Do you want to fly airplanes, or walk the ramp and watch while others fly them?

Take the PIC time....I'm sure it won't be time wasted.



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by I'd Rather Be Flying
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School vs Aviation College
Replies: 81
Views: 22318

Every job that I've had in this industry is due to the fact that I've known someone who is already there (or has been there) or having the fortune of being in the right place at the right time. A diploma program does offer some things that you won't get at a local flying club or FBO, but when it com...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Tue Sep 21, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Students and Radiospeak
Replies: 62
Views: 12151

Keep in mind that it's not just students who make mistakes or use the radios inappropriately when transmitting. Last weekend, a few students and I listened in as a couple of King Air drivers jibber-jabbered on the radio in uncontrolled airspace on the ATF. These are supposed to be the professinals. ...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Average Scores
Replies: 1
Views: 923

During a flight school audit, TC should give the CFI a list of how your school compares with the national averages. This would include scores on the flight tests and writtens. They gave us a list, and we're doing quite well! But generally, across the country, so are many. There do seem to be a few e...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advertising.
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Advertising.

To all those instructors and flight school personnel out there: First of all, what sort of advertising do you use to draw more clients to consider your school? Signs, ads in the newspaper, word of mouth, internet, training fleet?? Secondly, what in your opinion sets apart one FTU from another? After...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Thu Sep 16, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Happy Rant
Replies: 24
Views: 4961

Good on ya Disco Stu for posting some positive comments about the industry!! I am fortunate as well to be at a company where the pilots are treated fairly, pay is decent, and overall working conditions are good. Look at it this way, be happy where you are, because things could be much, much worse. A...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good flight school
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Forget the Calgary area, come out to the mountains and we'll show you how to really fly!!

PM for more details.
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where were you on September 11th 2001?
Replies: 348
Views: 71097

On my way to CYYC (driving), listening to the radio, when one of my co-workers phones my cell and says: "Airplanes are falling out of the sky". Needless to say that we didn't go flying that day. Arrived at the office where we spent the majority of the day watching the tube and standing around watchi...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which Airline?
Replies: 26
Views: 4126

Finnair.
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Thu Sep 09, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stealing Names
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Yes....all better.



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by I'd Rather Be Flying
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stealing Names
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Stealing Names

Hey, what gives? If you're going to have a name on this forum, at least be original!!

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by I'd Rather Be Flying
Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU Audit
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

As a fairly new CFI, I wasn't sure what to expect when our training unit went through an audit in July, but things ended up proceeding remarkably well. They'll look through all of the CFI's documentation and any instructors working under your supervision. In addition to staff paperwork, they looked ...
by I'd Rather Be Flying
Fri Sep 03, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College Program vs. Flight School
Replies: 31
Views: 3754

Who you know rather than what you know seems to have made the difference for me. Every flying job that I've had has been because I've known someone. I have a two year aviation diploma and some other education, but it hasn't helped me get into a specific line of work. Just knowing someone and being i...

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