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by dahspeers
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Crohns and Colitis
Replies: 13
Views: 4542

Re: Crohns and Colitis

Remicaid and Imuran, never an issue. I've had colitis as long as I've been flying. Best thing you can do is manage your diet. I can't even so much as stare at processed carbs without feeling like crap, and living in the washroom. Pasta, lots of bread, etc. Had a few hard times with employers about. ...
by dahspeers
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20572

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

Being a farm kid, and working as a mechanic before I started flying is the sole reason I was hired for all my float jobs. We can all fly the plane, but in the float world the flying is only about 25% of the work, if that. That being said, since I started 4 years ago I have NEVER seen so many help wa...
by dahspeers
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Expectations for Roadtrip?
Replies: 7
Views: 2657

Re: Expectations for Roadtrip?

Expect to be shut down. A lot. Don't get discouraged. And remember it's always okay to leave a genuinely sh**ty operator should you get hired by one.
by dahspeers
Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul Dockhand job
Replies: 18
Views: 5508

Re: Lac Seul Dockhand job

They offered me a job last spring, and I really wanted to take it. Just wasn't in a position where I could work for the $2000 a month salary they offered. I ended up going to another operator, the pay was much better but it was awful place to work. I ended up tearing my MCL after slipping carrying a...
by dahspeers
Fri May 01, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How is it Out There?
Replies: 28
Views: 5094

Re: How is it Out There?

Have a few prospects, only one solid offer. It was a particular dockhand job for an operator in Red Lake. It's been posted on here three times now, in the last two weeks. The pay is a joke. Guess they're hoping to find someone desperate at the last minute.
by dahspeers
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Aviation Summer Co-op
Replies: 5
Views: 1790

Re: Aviation Summer Co-op

CNY3 Collingwood. CYLS Lake Simcoe Regional. Both take coop kids.
by dahspeers
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Courtesy Air Dispatcher
Replies: 16
Views: 4666

Re: Courtesy Air Dispatcher

You mean it isn't a joke?
by dahspeers
Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chance of getting hired with a tattoo?
Replies: 82
Views: 14689

Re: Chance of getting hired with a tattoo?

I have the outline of the Avro Arrow on my right forearm, more often it's sparked conversation instead of discrimination. I have the Canadian flag on my right bicep, I wouldn't want to work for someone who looked down at that. My others are on my back where no employer or client would ever see so it...
by dahspeers
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another on board event...
Replies: 25
Views: 4209

Re: Another on board event...

I just want hotter F/A's
by dahspeers
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 300NM
Replies: 26
Views: 2104

Re: 300NM

Don't come to Wawa. Seriously. One, there's nothing to see or do. Two, it's always always always foggy lately, there is a very good chance of getting stuck. My 300NM, I followed the St. Lawrence from Lake Ontario to Trois Rivieres. Then from TR, across to Ottawa, then a straight line back to Colling...
by dahspeers
Mon May 12, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2014 Float Season
Replies: 30
Views: 5572

Re: 2014 Float Season

I got an email from Excellent Adventures in Red Lake yesterday, they need a Cessna pilot. I already have my spot for the season but I thought I'd pass it along.
by dahspeers
Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Written , We meet again
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Commercial Written , We meet again

I flunked Nav my first time around. NDB/ADF stuff just sent me for a loop, and for whatever reason my exam was incredibly NDB heavy. Studied more, flew a few exercises with the stupid things. Went and rewrote my exam and had 2 NDB questions. So goes life.
by dahspeers
Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting?
Replies: 66
Views: 6156

Re: Pilot in Waiting?

To the guy who kind of spazzed there. I didn't buy a type rating. I did however spend the last two years "dispatching" and doing the PRM duties for the flight school I did my license with, while working on my CPL which I only finished in November. I also have farming and a couple trades in my backgr...
by dahspeers
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting?
Replies: 66
Views: 6156

Re: Pilot in Waiting?

I'm a 200hr wonder. Was offered a ramp position. The contract specifically mentioned keeping the bathrooms and parking lot clean. I'm a pilot, not a janitor. Turned it down as soon as I cooled down enough to turn it down politely. Three days later I was offered a flying job. Problem solved. Was actu...
by dahspeers
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-18 Hornets going to Europe for NATO
Replies: 51
Views: 2857

Re: CF-18 Hornets going to Europe for NATO

Does not affect Canada. Does not require our interference.
by dahspeers
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Road Trips
Replies: 52
Views: 60500

Re: Road Trips

I literally had my car loaded and ready to go, when I was offered a position I applied for by e-mail. Which was great, but sucked at the same time. I was looking for forward to my road trip.
by dahspeers
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: ice out 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: ice out 2014

Georgian Bay is still solid, save for a chunk up by Midland
by dahspeers
Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's Wrong At Wiarton?
Replies: 4
Views: 1726

Re: What's Wrong At Wiarton?

I've heard there's been lots of "management issues."
by dahspeers
Sat Mar 29, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What do I do?
Replies: 43
Views: 5313

Re: What do I do?

Edit - Not worth it
by dahspeers
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: ice out 2014
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: ice out 2014

I'm predicting late July. I've heard summer is going to be held on a Tuesday this year.
by dahspeers
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 2014 Float Season
Replies: 30
Views: 5572

Re: 2014 Float Season

Last spring I saw all the ads and couldn't wait for this spring. PPL then, CPL now. But this year, it's not so hot. Sure as hell isn't stopping me from doing my road trip though. I'm thinking this brutal winter has more to do with it than anything. It's just hanging on.
by dahspeers
Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’
Replies: 51
Views: 8830

Re: Debt-ridden Wasaya Airways in ‘danger of collapsing’

crazy_aviator wrote:New 4 wheel trucks, skidoos, multiple trips to winterpeg, booze,,,yea, i can imagine where the monies gone :roll:
Glad someone said it
by dahspeers
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The ideal pilot job
Replies: 29
Views: 2033

Re: The ideal pilot job

My ideal flying job? Piston Beaver, rich clients.

Winter time, freight, at night. Don't care what I fly, just like flying/working at night.
by dahspeers
Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Collective Wisdom
Replies: 44
Views: 2851

Re: Collective Wisdom

I just typed out a mile long essay like response. But I felt like I was banging my head against a wall. I'm incredibly happy with my Jetta, as are multiple family members who drive TDI's. They've all proven to be problem free, incredibly efficient and economical. Even though they're made in Mexico (...
by dahspeers
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Collective Wisdom
Replies: 44
Views: 2851

Re: Collective Wisdom

Funny. I do everything I can, to avoid buying overpriced "genuine" dealer parts. I won't buy a vehicle if there are no 3rd party parts available. Lots and lots of parts available, I just prefer German made to China crap. But hey what do I know? I only used to do this stuff for a living. I get it, y...

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