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by MOAB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 2779

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

Do you "WannaBushPilot"? If so then having a degree isn't going to hold you back. Hard work and being a good person is what will set you apart in the bush world.

I can't speak for the airlines but I hear having a degree can help set people apart, but again I'm not in that side of the industry.
by MOAB
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37818

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Hopefully more will come out soon.

Just saw "tracking data" that showed it level around ~1500 AGL doing 383 knots....
by MOAB
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: New to the team
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: New to the team

Hi Milo Where are you doing your license conversion? Have you spoke with any companies or applied anywhere? In Canada you cannot fly single engine IFR unless your training, it’s all Multi. If you talking about Ft. Nelson I assume your already familiar with the operator there who only hires TFW’s. If...
by MOAB
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Adventure of a job search
Replies: 3
Views: 1999

Re: Adventure of a job search

Good on you for trying! Dont give up cause this industry is all about timing! That said, People ask me if it’s worth getting into helicopters and for the time being no, it’s been tough for years! Its honestly looking more practical to go to the states, train and get an instructors rating and see if ...
by MOAB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge
Replies: 17
Views: 6753

Re: Ornge

I think it’s more to do with how busy the bases are, and living in a place where most people wouldnt want to live. Ornge is a great company but if you don’t want to fly your a$$ off and live in YXL or YQT cause Home is further south..... also the chance a chance of a duty out and not getting Home to...
by MOAB
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fixed Wing to Rotor?
Replies: 2
Views: 569

Re: Fixed Wing to Rotor?

For something like Ornge the pay and lifestyle are great. Unless you have any previous rotor time you’ll be starting at the bottom. Most EMS companies will want a minimum of 500 hours rotor. Your experience in night, IFR, and multi crew will be advantageous in EMS, but will mean squat to any purely ...
by MOAB
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Ontario vs. BC
Replies: 6
Views: 3546

Re: Ontario vs. BC

Go with whatever school is cheapest. At the end of the day your in the same boat as every other 100hr guy/girl.

Chinook could have connections, Mountainview could get you doing tours.

Save money for your road trip after getting a license.
by MOAB
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 111
Views: 9350

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

I have had an interest in mechanical watches for a very long time. In my mind people spend money on other things that makes no sense to me but to each there own as long as it doesn't hurt anyone! I had the IWC MK XVIII, great simple look and very legible! Traded it for a Tudor as I wanted something ...
by MOAB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left seat helicopter pic
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: Left seat helicopter pic

Provided you could find a training outfit that would let you fly like that, you couldn’t fly solo from the left seat in a 206. I can’t see an issue with your left arm being shorter though, any of the types I’ve flown your left arm is rarely fully extended, could just be me though. Best of luck and h...
by MOAB
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CPL-H conversion to CPL
Replies: 5
Views: 884

Re: CPL-H conversion to CPL

JR54,

Why leave helicopters if you have almost 1000 hrs and mountain time? Your far ahead of a lot of guys getting into their next job, why make the switch at all?
by MOAB
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Swiss Helo Pilots in Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 5041

Re: Swiss Helo Pilots in Canada

I haven't heard many good things about LR, that's said it's a way to get
Hours.
by MOAB
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Jobs in Africa and South America
Replies: 3
Views: 5495

Re: Jobs in Africa and South America

I have known a few guys (Aussies) who have done the tuna boat gig, while it can be pretty sketchy it sounds like it would be an adventure! C model 500's and eating interesting parts of everything. I know a guy who left to fly in Africa, 44's in a game sanctuary flying tourists and keeping an eye out...
by MOAB
Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: ORNGE AD
Replies: 25
Views: 6552

Re: ORNGE AD

Should be no bond.
by MOAB
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: ORNGE AD
Replies: 25
Views: 6552

Re: ORNGE AD

Regardless of the figures I would apply and ask for details in your interview.
by MOAB
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: ORNGE AD
Replies: 25
Views: 6552

Re: ORNGE AD

I am on the rotary side. I don't know exact figures but I know they fly a ton. Most bases seem to be busy, YQT and YXL seem to be very steady, and likely depends on the day and what is already in the air.
by MOAB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 500hrs milestone
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

Re: 500hrs milestone

I agree with Joe.

Better to be looking for a job while you currently still have one. Worst case your still getting experience and have a pay check. You can still do road trips and work towards building MPIC hopefully at your school.

Best of luck!
by MOAB
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 11330

Re: Ornge hiring

Anyone hear anything back from Ornge? Curious if they have pulled the trigger on any RW guys yet.
by MOAB
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 11330

Re: Ornge hiring

Can anyone PM me or share any info on the interview process with Ornge HR.

Much appreciated!
by MOAB
Wed May 11, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 11330

Re: Ornge hiring

Would also be interested in any info for the interview process.
by MOAB
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge hiring
Replies: 28
Views: 11330

Re: Ornge hiring

Is Ornge even looking? The past 2 years they had tons of ads for pilots, now there doesn't seem like anything.

Much movement in the future for fixed or rotary wing?
by MOAB
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work
Replies: 8
Views: 8448

Re: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work

Spoke with a friend at Delta, confirmed a minimum of 3 TFW, with a few more that are on their own visa. He mentioned that the company picked up a few Canadian guys too. But his view is from the maintenance perspective so it doesn't effect his job. I would like to see the actual visa applications tho...
by MOAB
Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work
Replies: 8
Views: 8448

Re: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work

I know that Quest and Delta both actively take on 3-5 foreign guys a year during the summer. A friend at both companies mentioned that both apply for as many work visas as they can get, likely to fill seats in summer and then they can let guys go come fall.
by MOAB
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work
Replies: 8
Views: 8448

Re: 2500hr helicopter pilot looking for work

I agree with Heisenberg,

But I know lots of companies who are still getting 3-6 work visas for foreign pilots...
by MOAB
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: INRAT validity
Replies: 3
Views: 926

Re: INRAT validity

Appreciate the reply thank you!

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