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by B208
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 18
Views: 2424

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: 39
Views: 3333

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: 39
Views: 3333

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: 2747

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: 39
Views: 3333

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: 39
Views: 3333

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: 2747

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: 2747

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: 872

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: 872

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: 872

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: 872

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: 872

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: 39
Views: 3333

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: 39
Views: 3333

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: 129
Views: 11136

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: 1903

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: 45
Views: 3478

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: 383

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: 793

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: 12170

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...
by B208
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12170

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

When it comes to command in aviation, nice guys cause funerals. That seems like a good old boy statement. I'll go one further, ass holes and tyrants also create large smoking holes. It boils down to managing and using resources and assets at your disposal. This seems to be the point of the whole th...
by B208
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12170

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

If someone has concerns as grave as those stated by the OP the best thing to do is to express those concerns, in writing, to the Training and/or management structure. Cite specific examples of performance, i.e. “On 12 Oct 2018 FO Bloggins deviated 1 and a half dots low on the Glide path during an IL...

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