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by fixnfly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4366

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

I think it's great to be inclusive and I applaud their desire to be progressive but I really do think they're going too far. Ladies and Gentleman sounds classier & more professional. Hey Everybody just sounds way too casual and informal. Reminds me of this guy. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/63/ac/8...
by fixnfly
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...
Replies: 44
Views: 4432

Re: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...

Yea seems like a pretty disorganized place to be. I had a friend on the Dornier out of YYC that quit 4 months ago. At the time, they had 3 First officers including him and 1 Captain for 3 Dorniers. The chief pilot was trying to help out part time with the line flying but it just wasn't working out. ...
by fixnfly
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 346
Views: 64394

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

I know a couple guys still in the pool since September 2018 and were told to be patient every few months. Some people are hired after only a couple weeks in the pool and others several months; seems to be somewhat random.
by fixnfly
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 346
Views: 64394

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Calls are going out to those who got the pool email in December yesterday and today for a March 4th GS.
by fixnfly
Sat May 12, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Canadian North Interview
Replies: 31
Views: 8558

Re: Canadian North Interview

Pretty straightforward interview. It’s about an hour long with HR and one of the chief pilots asking typical HR questions like why you want to work at Canadian North and name a time you made a mistake, strengths and weaknesses etc. I think if you pass that then they’ll ask you to do a sim eval or th...
by fixnfly
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What is the Average Time to Upgrade from Express to Air Canada Mainline?
Replies: 29
Views: 7379

Re: What is the Average Time to Upgrade from Express to Air Canada Mainline?

I know a couple friends at Jazz that have gone to mainline in around 3 years. I've heard the wait time is getting shorter though.
by fixnfly
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CFC Tuition Costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1681

Re: CFC Tuition Costs

Yea that 250 hours of unpaid flying as coop work is bogus. It's a shame companies will still do that especially in this hiring climate. There's alot of desperate flight schools out there right now that are willing to pay top dollar or even pay for part of your training for the instructor course if I...
by fixnfly
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?
Replies: 25
Views: 3528

Re: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?

Yea Jazz has started to hand out offers to guys with around 1500TT and 300MPIC all instructing. No multicrew or turbine experience necessary anymore.
by fixnfly
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: New instrument rating flight test guide
Replies: 18
Views: 3211

Re: New instrument rating flight test guide

TC also states on page 22 to initiate the missed single engine. Apparently it was a mistake in the flight test guide and that missed approaches should always include both engines. "At a safe height of 1000 feet AGL or higher, the examiner will simulate an engine failure. The candidate will identify ...
by fixnfly
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suggestions - AIRAF in 5 days!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Re: Suggestions - AIRAF in 5 days!!

Thanks very much fixnfly! Yea no problem. I actually found some old notes from my classmate as well. Comparing a turncoordinator to turn and bank (yaw and roll) how lift drag ratio is affected by aspect ratio will a headwind increase or decrease gliding distance? How about rate of descent? and GS? ...
by fixnfly
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suggestions - AIRAF in 5 days!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2484

Re: Suggestions - AIRAF in 5 days!!

I started my Instructor Rating 2 months ago. I've been studying the study materials from Flight Instructor Guide,pilottraining.ca & Sharper Edge. I have my AIRAF exam in 5 days. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated.. Anyone who has done the exam recently, Could you please be able...
by fixnfly
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Montair Info Updated-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 5013

Re: Montair Info Updated-2017

I had a classmate that had an interview with montair at the red deer location. The guy called him up and setup a skype interview for the following day at a predetermined time. Said classmate was ready for the skype interview at their planned time but the interviewer never showed. My classmate tried ...
by fixnfly
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Delayed takeover of Suncor operations
Replies: 5
Views: 7174

Re: Delayed takeover of Suncor operations

Looks like they finally made the announcement.

http://calgaryherald.com/business/local ... p-contract
by fixnfly
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies that do not require Training bonds
Replies: 124
Views: 131875

Re: Companies that do not require Training bonds

This thread has been pretty quite for sometime, he's a new twist. Air Bravo, currently advertising for Captains. I was told they are firing FO's that are refusing to take offers of left seat positions, company wants a 10K bond signed and paid upfront. Yea I heard the same but was hesitant to believ...
by fixnfly
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Contract Emgineers
Replies: 3
Views: 2661

Re: Contract Emgineers

well they get what they pay for.
by fixnfly
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Work Schedules
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: AME Work Schedules

My first job was working night shift 6:00 PM - 4:30 AM. 8 on 6 off. It was brutal. I will never work night shift again if I can help it. For the rest of my career I've been working 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mon - Fri (5 on 2 off) and I love it. Makes you feel like a normal human being. +1 I worked a simila...
by fixnfly
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument time for CPL
Replies: 10
Views: 3016

Re: Instrument time for CPL

Question is answered.
Thanks
by fixnfly
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing north of Peterborough
Replies: 173
Views: 25137

Re: Missing north of Peterborough

That's a hard photo to look at. Over the course of my training I've come to realize how dangerous flying single engine night vfr over sparse areas can be when something goes wrong. May they RIP.
by fixnfly
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AND THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BONDS!!!
Replies: 157
Views: 15788

Re: AND THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BONDS!!!

Bonds have no protection for the pilot. It's a one way street, for the sole benefit of the company. Its endentured servitude, nothing more, nothing less. And, they exist because pilots sign them. For every pilot I've seen "walk away" I've seen at least five get screwed by companies. End of very sma...
by fixnfly
Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Transwest Maintenance
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Transwest Maintenance

Just wondering what its like at Transwest right now. Seems like there's AME job postings every month or two. Expanding or just high turnover?
by fixnfly
Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Pitot Static Calgary Area
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Pitot Static Calgary Area

I think Aerocorp Avionics is what most of the operators use at YYC.
by fixnfly
Wed May 28, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Comm radio troubles
Replies: 12
Views: 1434

Re: Comm radio troubles

Usually it's just the four screws that go into anchor nuts that hold the antenna on the aircraft. There really isn't much to it. If the screw is spinning then there is probably a lock nut on the back of it but most aircraft I've dealt with don't have that.
by fixnfly
Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mount Royal Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 3036

Re: Mount Royal Aviation

I worked with three Mt. Royal graduates who have finished the program in the past 5 years. Unfortunately all three of them said that the programs quality has deteriorated from what it was in the past with a high turnover rate of instructors. They all recommended going to a FTU because the quality of...
by fixnfly
Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skydive Toronto Ad on PCC
Replies: 28
Views: 2283

Re: Skydive Toronto Ad on PCC

There were a couple of fresh CPL students at my flight school that were offered seats at this "ground school" with no guarantee of an unpaid job afterwards (if you can call it a job). Nevertheless they both swiftly turned it down and are still out looking for work.
by fixnfly
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot/AME jobs
Replies: 1
Views: 721

Re: Pilot/AME jobs

Although it is fairly uncommon for pilots to have AME licenses; there are jobs out there that sometimes require both. I saw a job posting a few months ago requiring a lowtime pilot with an M1/M2 for medevac in a king air in some place in the middle of nowhere. I have heard of smaller corporate/chart...

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