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by aviatrix444
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Expecting a baby but want to be a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 4407

Re: Expecting a baby but want to be a pilot

I know plenty of Ladyaviators with families. One of my instructors at flight school didn't start flying until she was into her 30's, and had 2 older children and 1 in diapers. I know I'd kind of given up the idea of kids and family when I was initially going through my training, but awesome women li...
by aviatrix444
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which school is better? HARVSAIR or moncton flight college
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: Which school is better? HARVSAIR or moncton flight coll

I'm an MFC graduate. The aircraft, instructors, and facilities are top notch... The weather is not. I waited 5 weeks for my CPL flight test. If I could do it all over again, I probably would've gone to Harv's. I wanted to get done and working as soon as possible and just crappy weather added months ...
by aviatrix444
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Yellowknife Float Rating
Replies: 0
Views: 3184

Yellowknife Float Rating

Is there anyone in YZF offering float training? Last conversation I could find on here was from 11 years ago, hoping someone has a little more current information!

Thanks :)
by aviatrix444
Thu May 05, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Road trip
Replies: 5
Views: 2895

Re: Road trip

If you look at the top of the page you'll find a "search" button. Type in road trip, and you'll find a very large amount of stories and advice that are exactly what you're looking for. There are no bad times of year to road trip, just less ideal times. Put on a nice shirt, and keep driving north unt...
by aviatrix444
Tue May 03, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Aerocourse IFR Workbook
Replies: 0
Views: 1190

Wanted: Aerocourse IFR Workbook

Have one that's not more than a few years old lying around collecting dust? Let me know! Low time gal trying to keep my skills sharp :)
by aviatrix444
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North Wright Airways
Replies: 9
Views: 5479

Re: North Wright Airways

Your own bedroom is provided, no bunk beds. 2 weeks of vacation annually, but more days off are common in the less busy winter months. There is no weather pressure from the company. PIC's word is king. Can't provide a set time for twin turbine upgrade, it's entirely dependent on what spot becomes av...
by aviatrix444
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North Wright Airways
Replies: 9
Views: 5479

Re: North Wright Airways

6-9 months on the ramp currently.

"Still goes weel"?? Don't know what you mean.
by aviatrix444
Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A path with purpose
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: A path with purpose

I'm divided on this one. On one hand, I know a couple of the people who've been selected for this program and are now flying for Jazz, and they truly are the cream of the crop kind of folks. On the other hand, brains can only get you so far, and when the chips are down and the excrement is hitting t...
by aviatrix444
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What if we could choose feeder airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: What if we could choose feeder airlines?

someone beat you to it mate. www.flightnetwork.com
by aviatrix444
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private FI in Calgary area. Worth it, or stay with school?
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

Re: Private FI in Calgary area. Worth it, or stay with schoo

I've got a CPL and my Cherokee partner has a student permit... Insurance was a little extra but no legal impediments. He saved a boat load on his PPL with his half share in the plane (we've been pretty fortunate so far maintenance wise though) but even with putting aside a per-hour-flown maintainenc...
by aviatrix444
Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Resume Building
Replies: 22
Views: 2413

Re: Resume Building

Oh goodness. So many possibilities. Aerobatics training, advanced spin and upset recovery, tail wheel check out (demonstrates good hands and feet) If you're not looking to spend any money, teach ground school to cadets, or become actively involved in some other volunteer organization. I've had a few...
by aviatrix444
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bahamas Trip!
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Re: Bahamas Trip!

Based on all of your helpful hints, I think I have a plan. The COPA/AOPA guides are fantastic. Hoping it'll save my bacon flying through all of those centres. I've got foreflight pro and a stratus 2 with ADS-B, just downloaded the US maps and trying to make myself as familiar as possible with the ai...
by aviatrix444
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bahamas Trip!
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Re: Bahamas Trip!

Do what you're saying is DanWEC is actually the most interesting man in the world. Stay thirsty my friends.
by aviatrix444
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bahamas Trip!
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Re: Bahamas Trip!

I belong to COPA and hadn't even thought of that... Thanks!

I assumed I'd have to bring cash for things. I've travelled in the Caribbean before and it seems like nothing happens unless you have USD in your hands.

There's a seat for DanWEC if he has gas money :) :)
by aviatrix444
Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bahamas Trip!
Replies: 22
Views: 3048

Bahamas Trip!

I bought a Cherokee for time building, but I'm getting bored of doing laps around lake simcoe and Georgian bay and $200 hamburgers. I'm based in Buttonville. The weather hasn't been letting me venture much further east or west. Then it occurred to me that I have a valid passport and money that I was...
by aviatrix444
Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12322

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

They told me 4-6 months for my initial application, but being born here and no questionable gaps makes that considerably shorter I think.
by aviatrix444
Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12322

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

6-8 weeks in YYZ currently
by aviatrix444
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The journey is better than the destination
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: The journey is better than the destination

I think what they're getting at is that it's pointless to be miserable while you work your way towards the dream job, whatever that may be. By all means be driven towards that goal (I'm sure a few months slinging cargo in subzero is very motivating) but appreciate the experience and opportunities al...
by aviatrix444
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Restoring plastic windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: Restoring plastic windows

I had the same issue on my Cherokee. I tried everything, and some sanding/polishing/ chemicals made it better, but still not good enough. It became opaque with the sun shining through it. I sucked it up and bought new plastic, and it wasn't nearly as pricey as I was expecting, and it took all of an ...
by aviatrix444
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar space in YQT?
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Re: Hangar space in YQT?

Well that is just all kinds of depressing. What do people do to keep the corrosion away over the winter? Full covers?
by aviatrix444
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar space in YQT?
Replies: 12
Views: 1566

Hangar space in YQT?

Anyone know of some available hangar space in Thunder Bay? Big enough for a Cherokee? Doesn't have to be heated or anything fancy, just want to keep it out of the snow. I called the airport themselves and didn't get any leads. Any help is much appreciated :)
by aviatrix444
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job
Replies: 43
Views: 3872

Re: Current Bird, Bucket List, Dream Job

Current - Various SEL

Bucket List - balser or spitfire

Dream Job - low level surveillance for PAL
by aviatrix444
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Female aircraft engineer needed for mentoring - know anyone?
Replies: 25
Views: 2161

Re: Female aircraft engineer needed for mentoring - know any

We did an open house for the community at my flight college while I was doing my diploma, and I was absolutely shocked by the number of little girls that I talked to that had NO IDEA they could fly. One little girl told me "Well I've never seen a girl pilot in a movie, I thought it was a boy job". E...
by aviatrix444
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Am I employable under 1000 hours?
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: Am I employable under 1000 hours?

I don't doubt it. I'm just passing on what the Ops Manager in YQT told me 2 weeks ago.
by aviatrix444
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Am I employable under 1000 hours?
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: Am I employable under 1000 hours?

tipsails wrote:Bearskin is apparently hurting for qualified pilots these days.
If you have less than 1000 hrs they make you sign a 1 year dispatch contract. And you have to have at least 800 to even get that offered.

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