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by B208
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 2429

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

...perhaps we should start a petition to have the government buy-back AvCanada and nationalize it. The means of production should be in the hands of the posters. Contributors of the world unite! You have nothing to loose but your chains!
by B208
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2148

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Why does avcanada always assume the worst? Because its true? It seems like they are slowly moving towards the way of privatization, and do nothing for retention for their pilots and any other trade. As much as I would love to lay the lack of retention efforts at the feet of the GOFOs, not all of th...
by B208
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2148

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Why does avcanada always assume the worst? Because its true? It seems like they are slowly moving towards the way of privatization, and do nothing for retention for their pilots and any other trade. I'm in the joint Seneca program with the RCAF, and they have nothing but good things to say. Dude, m...
by B208
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2148

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Does anyone else smell something bad with this. Reminds me of a few years back when Flying Aces was started by Discovery air and ran by a bunch of ex airforce pilots to run decoy planes for the CF18's to chase. They were able to under bid the company that had the contract for years. I am sure they ...
by B208
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 27
Views: 5352

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

What are upgrade times looking like?
by B208
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

I can think of one or two Hornet guys whose personalities make them .......well suited ......to single seat aircraft. ;)
by B208
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

To be a pilot in the RCAF, you have to be an officer. We can debate the merits of the policy, but officers need to have at least at university undergraduate education. There are sone who don't but they're the exception and they are supposed to attain it. A RCAF pilot does not simply fly. In fact, i...
by B208
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

Aviatard wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:49 am
B208 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm
I believe it was Lenin who coined a term for people like you.....
That's only a burn if people know what you're talking about.
The fact that they don't get the reference is, in and of itself, a burn.
by B208
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

They will recruit someone with 0 flight experience and a university degree over a experienced civilian pilot with 10'000 hours and no university degree. Their loss I guess. No the RCAF does not think like that. People who are not in the RCAF should really stop spreading third hand information that ...
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

valleyboy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:20 am

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If your buddy was really top of the class, he would have gotten his first choice.
But you can't quit once you commit to flight training.
cheers
Not correct. You can quit anytime before you get your wings. You get your airframe selection at the end of Moose Jaw.
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

Using two planes does not make Trudeau a hypocrite. Yes it does. He has told the rest of us that we must reduce our carbon footprint, and yet he makes no effort to do the same. That is hypocrisy. Maybe he would have normally used three planes? So he did reduce his footprint. This is not hypocrisy. ...
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2875

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

flyguy73 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:19 am
Using two planes does not make Trudeau a hypocrite.
Yes it does. He has told the rest of us that we must reduce our carbon footprint, and yet he makes no effort to do the same. That is hypocrisy.
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Military license to CPL

Then they should have put PIC time in the requirements - which they did, but they added extra solo time as well. PIC in a multicrew airplane, presumably with a bunch of engines, does not help you to hone your skills in forced landings, spins and stalls for example. One could argue that the extra ad...
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Military license to CPL

Solo time is defined as being the only flight crew member. By that definition, PIC time in a multi crew airplane shouldn't count. But who knows what they will accept in real life... The purpose of the solo time is two fold. 1.) Polish handling skills, and 2.) Build skills and confidence as a pilot ...
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Military license to CPL

Solo time is defined as being the only flight crew member. By that definition, PIC time in a multi crew airplane shouldn't count. But who knows what they will accept in real life... The purpose of the solo time is two fold. 1.) Polish handling skills, and 2.) Build skills and confidence as a pilot ...
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Military license to CPL

Why are you getting your civi licenses? The upcoming retention package is going to be all singing and all dancing; after all they’ve been working on it for three years. ;). (Massive sarcasm)
by B208
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 1184

Re: Military license to CPL

Solo time is defined as being the only flight crew member. By that definition, PIC time in a multi crew airplane shouldn't count. But who knows what they will accept in real life... The purpose of the solo time is two fold. 1.) Polish handling skills, and 2.) Build skills and confidence as a pilot ...
by B208
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

It will be difficult - i had a friend who likely had 6 or 7 thousands hours and mid to late 20's.He was accepted and actually did the boot camp, stood first in his class but when push came to shove they would not even say that he would be a pilot. He didn't like that prospect so he quit and went ba...
by B208
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4213

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

WaldoPepper wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Can a 37 year old, ~10,000 hours, join the Air Force and fly?
Yes.

I joined at 35. The physical training during basic was a challenge but other than that my age wasn't much of a problem. PM if you have further questions.
by B208
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 178
Views: 18449

Re: Recession incoming

OK, y’all don’t want JT back as PM and/or think he has been a disaster. For sure and fair enough, tell us then who should replace him. Just asking! 1.) Harper 2.) Harris 3.) Scheer 4.) O'Leary 5.) Conrad Black 6.) Lewis McKenzie ... I could continue the list, but the only people below Trudeau are J...
by B208
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: File under Darwin Award Contender.
Replies: 6
Views: 1983

Re: File under Darwin Award Contender.

Fucker must have one hard head to cause that much damage to the aircraft.
by B208
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 53
Views: 4760

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

Instructing gives you PIC x-country and night time. These are needed for your ATPL. Add that to the lifestyle considerations and I'd say instruct. Also, Instructing is fun and rewarding.
by B208
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seven years to create an RAF Pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 409

Re: Seven years to create an RAF Pilot

The RCAF is planning on a system similar to UKMFTS. I believe some of the same companies are bidding on the RCAF program.
by B208
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: about medical check for aviation
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: about medical check for aviation

The lab will send your results to your Aviation Doctor. He will interpret them and them send the paperwork to Transport Canada. Transport Canada will send you a medical at some point in the future.
by B208
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12553

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

After convening with several other captains, I decided to approach the CP about someone's upgrade. Not to sewer them, but just to suggest that it be put off another year. I got crapped on so hard that I'm not sure I would ever do it again. CP accused me of trying to undermine his job, and told me t...

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