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by bigEh
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about stepping away from the game for a bit
Replies: 27
Views: 5324

Re: Thinking about stepping away from the game for a bit

Thanks for the reply,

The way I read it, I would be entitled to leave, unpaid at this point, but still entitled if I were to choose to take it. Whether its a good idea or not remains to be seen. But family time like this won't ever be available again.
by bigEh
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about stepping away from the game for a bit
Replies: 27
Views: 5324

Re: Thinking about stepping away from the game for a bit

Bringing up an old thread here as I was looking for information about this exact question. Does anyone know how the new parental leave policies of 18 months work if my partner has taken the benefits. The Canadian labour code says we are entitled to 78 weeks of leave of which I think 13 is maternity ...
by bigEh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cessna
Replies: 17
Views: 2788

Re: Nizus - ATPL Feedback

I loved it. Used nizus, sharper edge, . and the classic From the Ground Up. The benefit of nizus is it gets you actually using the information you're studying in an exam situation. You start thinking about it rather than just reading it over and over. And it corrects the exam and explains what you g...
by bigEh
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 4574

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

Man. This really bothers me. PASCO is advertising all the time for openings and from what I have heard they were (and are?) a good company to work for. And I have often thought it would be great to head back to the lower mainland for work. But again and again, I come to the idea of making $35000 liv...
by bigEh
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Commuting YYJ to YVR
Replies: 17
Views: 4361

Re: Commuting YYJ to YVR

I know this is in regards to AC but wondering how it works between JAzz and AC pilots trying this commute? Do Jazz employees get higher priority or is it the other way around? How about on Encore or Pasco. I assume its first come first served? Seems like there would be lot of commuters but there is ...
by bigEh
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Tintina Air info
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Tintina Air info

All the pilots I have met there are super friendly. Haven't met the owner but have heard only good things. The flying in the Yukon is amazing. You work hard but if you like flying and you don't mind long days it would be a fantastic job. Whitehorse has most of the stuff you'd find in a big city whil...
by bigEh
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Can you switch fleet types?
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

Re: Can you switch fleet types?

Bit of a thread drift.
If you want to bid RP as a new hire, is it a pretty good chance you will get that?
And could you just sit as a RP in the 777/787 for 10-15 years-ish and then hold enough seniority to bid FO on the same aircraft?
by bigEh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Basic AC information for beginners
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Re: Basic AC information for beginners

I appreciate the replies.
Was looking for some sort of confirmation of basic terms I have read throughout the forums.
Hopefully this will come in handy for other "newbies".
Merry Christmas.
by bigEh
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Basic AC information for beginners
Replies: 10
Views: 5639

Basic AC information for beginners

Good day all, Forgive me if this information is on this thread already but I cannot find the information I am looking for in a neat little package. I never really considered going to the airlines until recently. I always figured I would stay in the bush or find a small company and stay somewhere sma...
by bigEh
Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 General Hiring Outlook
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: 2018 General Hiring Outlook

It is really interesting time to be at a 703/704 operation. Talking with some of the lower time guys regarding their future, they are almost spoiled for choice. They aren't worried about if they will be able to move on but rather debating the merits of multiple options. It feels great to see young g...
by bigEh
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CONAIR questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5276

Re: CONAIR questions

I have not worked there so take what I have to say with a grain of salt, but I talked to one of their pilots a few times this summer in social settings. I think you are essentially on call at all times and have to be ready to head out within a reasonably short period of time. The pilot I talked to t...
by bigEh
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3101

Re: IFR flight itinerary

I have read through this thread and have a question that I am not sure was answered. FOrgive me if it was but it isn't clear to me. If you are operating out of an uncontrolled airport, flying the whole day in uncontrolled airspace with landings and takeoffs out of dirt strips and finishing the day a...
by bigEh
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies that do not require Training bonds
Replies: 124
Views: 120445

Re: Companies that do not require Training bonds

Alkan Air now requires a 12 month training agreement. No money changes hands unless you leave early.
by bigEh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet to start ultra low cost carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 10089

Re: Westjet to start ultra low cost carrier

I assume anyone complaining about a low cost airline never buys anything from Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy etc....The general public wants to pay less. For everything. And fair enough. But the byproduct of that is cutting wages. Retail jobs have taken a nose dive in pay, benefits and working conditions...
by bigEh
Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A plug for blundstones
Replies: 16
Views: 5012

Re: A plug for blundstones

Best boots I have ever owned. My family owns two shoe stores that sell all leather shoes. What you want to treat them with is a mink oil. Make sure you really rub it on. Its like moisturizing you skin. The better you treat the boots, the longer they last. Especially if they get wet a lot. The leathe...
by bigEh
Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garmin Pilot Logbook issue
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

Garmin Pilot Logbook issue

I have been using Garmin Pilot on my iPad for just over a year and love it. I recently updated to iOS 10.1 on my iPad and 8.4.4 version of the app and since then haven't been able to get the auto-log feature of the logbook to work. Even when I didn't use the app to navigate it would still log all my...
by bigEh
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Career Path
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Re: Career Path

I started flying at 29 with a lot of the same questions you had. I did about 6 months of researching/thinking/convincing myself before I started my training. There was acouple times during training where I thought I might quit when I looked at my debt accumulating. It took me a year and half to fini...
by bigEh
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Using the FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook for INRAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Using the FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook for INRAT

Thanks for the replies. I have also been using the Langley Flight school website. I'm surprised how useful it is being that it's free. Thanks for the links to the new manuals. Is this newer Instrument Procedures Manual( http://pilotshop.ca/instrument-procedures-manual-ipm) basically the same as the ...
by bigEh
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Using the FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook for INRAT
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Using the FAA Instrument Procedures Handbook for INRAT

I am studying for the INRAT on my own and am trying to gather all the study materials I can. I have the TC Instrument Procedures Manual but it hasn't been updated since 2000. I have all the usual study material like CAP GEN, AIM, CARS, etc but find them super dry and difficult to follow. So I am cur...
by bigEh
Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush pilots love Canada Goose jackets?
Replies: 24
Views: 8745

Re: Bush pilots love Canada Goose jackets?

Anyone find something cheaper than Canada goose that works for -40? If you're on a budget, head over to a military surplus store and grab one of the large green winter parkas, it will keep you toasty warm at -40. I also loved the wire frame on the hood, it allows you to shape it how you want. E I b...
by bigEh
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hrs. on floats vs. 15 hrs. + MEIFR
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: 50 hrs. on floats vs. 15 hrs. + MEIFR

If you are intending on spending the money on one or the other, and you want to fly floats, then do the float training. The majority of the float jobs will be seasonal so you will have time to do the MultiIFR later anyway. And if you won't be flying multi or IFR for a couple years, then you'll most ...
by bigEh
Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Serious answers where will I get funds from?
Replies: 95
Views: 97662

Re: Serious answers where will I get funds from?

Just thought I would throw my 2 cents in. I started flight training March 2012 at 29 years old . I already had a student loan debt from university. I took out a Student Line of Credit from BMO for $45000. I got my CPL Oct 2013. I worked the oil patch from Oct till April 2014. First job in aviation M...
by bigEh
Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GST rebate BS
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: GST rebate BS

I claimed my PPL and received a large rebate. When I tried to claim the CPL portion of my flight training, I was told that they had originally made a mistake and erroneously rebated the GST from the PPL portion of my training. The lady said that because only the CPL portion could be considered train...
by bigEh
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreflight sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

Re: Foreflight sharing

I contacted Foreflight and asked whether its possible for a pilot to use his own personal subscription on his iPad and then sign in on his copilot's iPad for a flight in which both pilots are carrying iPads. They said that yes, that would be permissible, but to use my own judgement on how the copilo...
by bigEh
Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why so little interest in tailwheel flying?
Replies: 120
Views: 5011

Re: Why so little interest in tailwheel flying?

I'm pretty sure the lack of tailwheel flying is a mixture of a few of the ideas above. I'd say that I agree with NorthShore in that these days most pilots are taking their training for a career. You have to be in a fairly high income bracket to afford flying as a hobby, especially if you have house,...

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