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by awitzke
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449800

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I heard a lot of Jazz PMA guys have been deferring and AC is hurting to fill positions now rather than in 6-12 months. Good luck to all you OTS guys.
by awitzke
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: skyüber
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

Re: skyüber

Friedrichshafen, now there is a city I really like. Spent a lot of time there a few years ago along with Lindau. Very jealous of getting to be there for that event.
by awitzke
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: PPC Bonds
Replies: 21
Views: 5411

Re: PPC Bonds

you shouldn't have to pay a bond (promissory note) out anyways, since they legally aren't worth the paper they're written on. hence why I presume companies have started taking loans out in the pilots names.
by awitzke
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help
Replies: 23
Views: 6589

Re: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help

Something else to consider, if you can't take the time to do a long trip. Choose a region, fly there and rent a car. Spend a week driving around and dropping in at all the operators in that area. I met a guy who came into our office a few months ago who did just that. Flew into Winnipeg, rented a c...
by awitzke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPLs and FO PPCs
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Re: ATPLs and FO PPCs

I am fairly certain, yes. A PPC is a type rating.
by awitzke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Looking for April 2016 Activity Update
Replies: 8
Views: 4731

Re: Looking for April 2016 Activity Update

Have yet to see anyone hired without an A and close to 2k in the books with great references. My class was full of awesome guys. Except me of course :rolleyes: A few people I know hired in the last 6 months with under 1500 but A's written and mins other than total time for the ATPL completed. Forme...
by awitzke
Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help
Replies: 23
Views: 6589

Re: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help

Something else to consider, if you can't take the time to do a long trip. Choose a region, fly there and rent a car. Spend a week driving around and dropping in at all the operators in that area. I met a guy who came into our office a few months ago who did just that. Flew into Winnipeg, rented a ca...
by awitzke
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Nor-Alta/Canwest
Replies: 3
Views: 2891

Re: Nor-Alta/Canwest

Can't say anything about the wages but I've heard many many good things about Nor'Alta.
by awitzke
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help
Replies: 23
Views: 6589

Re: Perimeter aviation vs transwest air? Help

You can go get yourself into a Navajo right seat or be a diver driver etc. There's flying jobs out there for 200hr pilots you just have to go find them. A year ago I did just this. After six weeks found myself a right seat Ho job with a great company, and a year later I'm Captain and have over 1000...
by awitzke
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small note in CFS gets overlooked
Replies: 26
Views: 6671

Re: Small note in CFS gets overlooked

Every single time building student should at least get 25 hours night X-country, for their eventual ATPL. Yup. Matter of fact, try to do almost all your X-country time in the dark till you have enough for that ATPL. You'll thank us for this advice later. Illya I wish I listened to this advice when ...
by awitzke
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA Written Test
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

Re: IATRA Written Test

Search for all the threads on here. Study the questions all the people (myself included) posted and you'll pass no problem. Brush up on your IFR a bit but overall it's a really easy exam.
by awitzke
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about a strange floatplane experience
Replies: 20
Views: 3430

Re: Question about a strange floatplane experience

I've seen float planes warmed up on the beaching gear before without anyone in the plane. It's off the ground, it's not going anywhere. Is it legal? Grey area... but I'd never consider putting the aircraft into the water with no one in the plane.
by awitzke
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting older, does life/work experience count for anything?
Replies: 15
Views: 2525

Re: Getting older, does life/work experience count for anyth

Yes absolutely. I know having the experience I had outside of aviation helped my cause when I was hired for my first flying job. Figure out how you can explain how your experience can relate to flying. A big one is any type of customer service experience. The mechanical background you have will be v...
by awitzke
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Your flight test
Replies: 26
Views: 5672

Re: Your flight test

PPL, I forced my precautionary too much. Didn't take my time... remember that everything is on your pace. Don't feel rushed. Also the diversion, felt a bit rushed again but that was also like I said before because of my own inexperience and trying to get it done too quickly. CPL, aced everything exc...
by awitzke
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Studying at Harv's Air as an Intl. student...
Replies: 15
Views: 3445

Re: Studying at Harv's Air as an Intl. student...

What North Shore said, Additionally from what I understand it's a lot easier to find a place to live off site in Steinbach. It's a fairly small town with a lot of families who have been known to take on boarders (renting but live in with the fam). If you looked I'm sure you could find something. Liv...
by awitzke
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Entry Level Float Pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3031

Re: Entry Level Float Pilot

Lots of people saying this is fine, but neglecting the fact pointed out by the OP that it is way below minimum wage, and therefore illegal. Why, exactly, is it ok to use pilots as slave labour? There's lots of righteous indignation here when pilots accept underpaid positions, or pay to fly, but you...
by awitzke
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Atawapiskat
Replies: 54
Views: 6184

Re: Atawapiskat

lownslow wrote:YAT is never as bad as the papers make it look. For many reasons it's not a place I'd ever want to live, but the news folks really do pick the worst of it to report on.
I'd call a suicide pact of 13 children pretty dire.
by awitzke
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Entry Level Float Pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3031

Re: Entry Level Float Pilot

Slate Falls has a very good rep for getting dock hands into flying positions quickly. If you can get your foot in the door there it will lead to a lot of flying when you get flight line. I'm not an advocate for dock/ramp jobs but if you float flying is what you want SFA is a good place to be. I know...
by awitzke
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Confederation College grounds float plane program" - CBC
Replies: 15
Views: 3646

Re: "Confederation College grounds float plane program" - CB

I am starting to understand. Lol.
by awitzke
Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "Confederation College grounds float plane program" - CBC
Replies: 15
Views: 3646

Re: "Confederation College grounds float plane program" - CB

My mistake. I was under the assumption they did float ratings in Kenora or something?

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