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by C-FDPB
Tue May 01, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Season Start
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Season Start

I just got to Thunder Bay as well on my way west and everything I saw was still frozen. A few lakes starting to look dark and saw one floatplane buzzing around Hearst. My guess is it was an amphib. Hopefully ice free in a week.

Cheers
DPB
by C-FDPB
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What don't you like about your plane???
Replies: 23
Views: 3951

Re: What don't you like about your plane???

The beaver could use a cup holder, maybe on the base of the control column :lol :mrgreen:
by C-FDPB
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Kississing float ops
Replies: 0
Views: 997

Kississing float ops

Anyone on here work there or have worked there in the past in their float department? Conditions and such?
by C-FDPB
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Provincial (PAL) Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: Provincial (PAL) Airlines

In addition to the above poster's question, any one have info on the twin otter ops in Labrador?
by C-FDPB
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: new to float operation. need some information please
Replies: 17
Views: 2410

Re: new to float operation. need some information please

Depends on the operator. I've seen guys get hired onto a dock/180 gig with the bare float rating and others started at 25-50 hours at different places. Working the dock/swamping is a great way to get your foot in the door. Watching and learning about good judgement and decision making skills. You'll...
by C-FDPB
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: new to float operation. need some information please
Replies: 17
Views: 2410

Re: new to float operation. need some information please

sdp wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:45 am
Check out the kebeelo add. You could be flying a beaver this summer!
that's unreal! When I was first looking for work around 2012-13 minimums were pretty well 1000 across the board. Different times.
by C-FDPB
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: new to float operation. need some information please
Replies: 17
Views: 2410

Re: new to float operation. need some information please

There will be ads come up this spring for dockhand at companies that don't have an aircraft you can fly as a junior. Don't apply at any of these places. In this job climate you should be able to get something flying.
DPB
by C-FDPB
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Bravo minimum first officer times?
Replies: 16
Views: 1529

Re: Air Bravo minimum first officer times?

Don't fly for bravo, but a good friend does and said it was 4 on 4 off. Just about all full duty days.
by C-FDPB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Algonquin College Aviation Program Help
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: Algonquin College Aviation Program Help

I know when I attended from 2008-2011 the training was 'OK' it was 100% geared toward pumping out airline puppies. If you wanted to do anything else in the industry ie. Bush or special mission I wouldn't say it's the #1 school for you. If airlines are your goal then by all means keep trucking at the...
by C-FDPB
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: R-985 operation and leaning.
Replies: 12
Views: 3636

Re: R-985 operation and leaning.

This is kind of what i was thinking. Was just an observation of another aviator. Also cat driver. What sort of power settings did you use. I've heard of 28/18 in cruise and 29/19 .
by C-FDPB
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: R-985 operation and leaning.
Replies: 12
Views: 3636

R-985 operation and leaning.

Been flying the beaver for over 1000 hours now and think I'm starting to learn the bird. I know she'll teach you something new just about every week. Just wondering what some of the old timers think in regards to engine operation with different power settings, leaning etc. I've seen the beaver flown...
by C-FDPB
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ice out 2017 predictions
Replies: 6
Views: 3240

Ice out 2017 predictions

Thoughts from around the float community?
by C-FDPB
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul?
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: Lac Seul?

PM sent
by C-FDPB
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada's New Livery
Replies: 50
Views: 6912

Re: Air Canada's New Livery

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by C-FDPB
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 14983

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

I agree with bring me the horizon that you learn piles of useful and essential knowledge working the dock that helps your transition into flying the plane for the operator. In addition to PCC when I was researching where to apply for my first gig I used the TC civil aircraft register and looked for ...
by C-FDPB
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 14983

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

i think chances are good. I've already had interest from a handful of companies that are looking.
by C-FDPB
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?
Replies: 29
Views: 5764

Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

From my days in Red Lake I used to frequent the Lakeview and the Balmer.
by C-FDPB
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Slate Falls ad
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

Slate Falls ad

Very well written and detailed. The applicants will know pretty much right what they're in for.

Kudos
by C-FDPB
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help
Replies: 23
Views: 5798

Re: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help

awitzke wrote:What you should do is pack your car, print out 100 resumes and drop in at every 703 operator across the country.
+1
by C-FDPB
Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul Airways
Replies: 6
Views: 3464

Re: Lac Seul Airways

check PM's
by C-FDPB
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul Dockhand job
Replies: 18
Views: 4978

Re: Lac Seul Dockhand job

I'll start by saying John is a nice guy and a good pilot, however in todays pilot market, no pilot should need to take this job. This job is for a general labourer that will get paid an hourly wage. If you have a commercial pilots license, you can start applying to Jazz! If you have a float rating ...
by C-FDPB
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul Dockhand job
Replies: 18
Views: 4978

Re: Lac Seul Dockhand job

I definitely agree for the most part. Don't bother applying if you have a commercial licence period. If you have a private and a float endorsement or are interested in getting experience on the workings of an outfitter operation it does have some benefit there. But if flying is what you're after it ...
by C-FDPB
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 10981

Re: Ornge hiring

Don't know a heck of a lot about the operation and service. Obviously medevac. But my guess would be its 2 crew for that reason?
by C-FDPB
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 13 postings for over 20 float jobs in Jan alone!
Replies: 17
Views: 5951

Re: 13 postings for over 20 float jobs in Jan alone!

From what it looks like, it's promising. Fire out some resumes!

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