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by JoeShmoe
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 14050

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

You guys all know what this means right???
There is now a Gimli glider and a Gillem glider!

I will now continue to confuse the two towns names forever...
by JoeShmoe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1432
Views: 368038

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I finnally got the call! I interviewed back in June, and got the "12 month" letter. Got a Jan.7th start day! It was helpful for me to see on this thread when others had interviewed and gotten their PIT courses, so I thought I would do the same.
by JoeShmoe
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair buys Newleaf
Replies: 37
Views: 10829

Re: Flair buys Newleaf

I've also flown with new leaf three times now, and had a good experience each time. Ive noticed that not only does new leaf charge on average half as much as air canada and westjet on the routes that it flys, but air canada and westjet are matching new leaf prices. But they only match prices on the ...
by JoeShmoe
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 500hrs milestone
Replies: 3
Views: 2308

Re: 500hrs milestone

Ive now met three pilots that quit their jobs, one with 500 hrs and the other two with 1000-1200 hours, with the belief that one of these navajo jobs/king air FO jobs would be super easy to get. All three had a very hard time, two ended up taking jobs as dispatchers in order to get in line for a kin...
by JoeShmoe
Tue May 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Poll: Best Company - Pacific
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Poll: Best Company - Pacific

I am actually kind of curious if this will work. In the Best Company forum, a bunch of people are discussing what is the best company in each region of Canada, and all the many many factors that make a company the best for different people. I think it really just boils down to what company you want ...
by JoeShmoe
Sun May 22, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Best Company
Replies: 16
Views: 5037

Re: Best Company

I think the only way your actually gonna get a clear answer is if you make a forum for each province, and have a survey with every company listed in that province, and have us all vote. Maybe have it so you could vote for 3 companies in each province. It would be a lot of work to put together, but w...
by JoeShmoe
Thu May 19, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Personality a Setback?
Replies: 11
Views: 4937

Re: Personality a Setback?

What I've learned in this career is that in order to be anti social as a pilot, you actually need to try to be anti social everyday. What I'm saying is you don't need to be super outgoing to make friends as a pilot, you just have to not say no everytime someone at work invites you out for drinks or ...
by JoeShmoe
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Economist Pilot shortage article
Replies: 0
Views: 1178

New Economist Pilot shortage article

http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver ... ilot-light

Says a lot of the same things that other articles have said, but it has a nice happy ending. I find the economist usually has a nice way of cutting through the bull.
by JoeShmoe
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada fee
Replies: 18
Views: 2942

Re: Nav Canada fee

I just got a letter from revenue Canada saying that the money I owe nav canada will be taken from my tax return if I dont pay it. Which I mean... kinda seems easier to me?
by JoeShmoe
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3358

Re: IFR flight itinerary

In order for a controller to issue a clearance he needs flight plan data in the "system" hence the filing of IFR itins with an FIC prior to flight. If the itin is filed with company, the controller has no data so some kind of airfile would be required to get a clearance. Once again, personal operat...
by JoeShmoe
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight itinerary
Replies: 27
Views: 3358

Re: IFR flight itinerary

This is a good post, because I had the same confusion as the OP, and basically figured it out the same way everyone else does, by getting the "WTF is this guy talking about" voice from ATC, and then air filing a flight plan. One of those situations where what the rules clearly say is allowed, is not...
by JoeShmoe
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Leaf (ULCC) starts February 12
Replies: 120
Views: 26225

Re: New Leaf (ULCC) starts February 12

It looks like for more then a couple flights that new leaf does they are cutting the price by more then half of what AC and WJ are charging. I can't say much about their business plan, but Im pretty sure those planes are gonna be full at those prices. I think a whole new group of people that wouldn'...
by JoeShmoe
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mobile App Brainstorming Please
Replies: 8
Views: 1724

Re: Mobile App Brainstorming Please

I would love to see a well done NOTAM app, where you can enter an entire area of Canada into the app and it spits out a list of NOTAMs for that area that you can easily refresh, and then gives you alerts when new NOTAMs pop up in your selected area. Shouldn't be too hard and I would pay money to not...
by JoeShmoe
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Enerjet and the refugees
Replies: 31
Views: 2803

Re: Enerjet and the refugees

I hate when people compare being unemployed in Canada to having your home and family bombed and then moving your family to live in a tent in a new country with only the possessions you could carry while the world eyes you suspiciously like your a terrorist. When I was growing up I was taught that Ca...
by JoeShmoe
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B.C. Supreme Court enforces training bond agreement
Replies: 36
Views: 4413

Re: B.C. Supreme Court enforces training bond agreement

That was an interesting read, I enjoyed reading between the lines of the unbiased judge lingo. I was rooting for the girl, because you know, training bonds suck, but wow she seems like a peice of work! After reading the whole thing it looks like they weren't gonna come after her for the $23000 until...
by JoeShmoe
Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Voyageur Airways Wawcon and bonds
Replies: 21
Views: 8436

Re: Voyageur Airways Wawcon and bonds

Before someone says don't we have enough flame wars/forums about voyageur, I also have all of the same questions. Yes I've looked through all the previous forums, entertaining, but not so informative.
by JoeShmoe
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter Flight Suit
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: Winter Flight Suit

Carhartt insulated winter bib pants is what I used to carry around while winter flying... Easy to put on and take off, weren't too hot in the plane but worked damn well in -30 degree weather. A lot cheaper to buy than the flight suit you linked to as well!!! All the best, TPC Haha I've used those e...
by JoeShmoe
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter Flight Suit
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Winter Flight Suit

I was looking at buying one of these thinsulate lined flight suits for the winter, does anyone have any experience with these? Im mostly worried that it will become uncomfortably warm once the plane warms up, but any reviews or comments are appreciated. http://www.shop.flightsuits.ca/THINSULATE-POLY...
by JoeShmoe
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foam party at YYZ north end
Replies: 18
Views: 4151

Re: Foam party at YYZ north end

Underneath all that foam is a very confused smoker whose cigarette just went out.

Touche Canadian Cancer Society, touche.
by JoeShmoe
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Career Question

Also because you have asked this question you have forfeited your right to come back on this forum in a year and complain about how much money you spent on your licence and how shocked you are about low salaries in aviation.

I dont make the rules.
by JoeShmoe
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Career Question

Ahhh, its always nice to see some one peeking over the cliff instead of just running and jumping! First of all it sounds like you have found yourself a keeper if your significant other is even letting you consider this. Secondly it sounds like you already have a decent idea of what you are in for. I...
by JoeShmoe
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Sanny accident report
Replies: 109
Views: 9257

Re: Perimeter Sanny accident report

I also find it shocking that the lack of a straight in approach to both runways was not even included as a risk factor in this report. They must secretly admit that this is a risk factor if an rnav approach appeared there soon after the accident. I remember about a month after the keystone accident ...
by JoeShmoe
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Perimeter
Replies: 14
Views: 2756

Re: Perimeter

You heard mixed things about perimeter so you came to avcanada to sort it out?

Good Luck...
by JoeShmoe
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media
Replies: 89
Views: 6124

Re: Beren's Band roasts air ambulance service in the media

I agree with charlie on this one, a runway cant be long enough during the day and too short at night. I can totally understand the nurses outrage in a situation like this although going directly to the media was probably a poor choice. If I were that nurse the whole situation would stink a little bi...
by JoeShmoe
Tue May 12, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Pilatus PC-24
Replies: 22
Views: 14063

Re: Pilatus PC-24

Has anyone ordered this plane in canada yet? I can see it quickly taking over as a medevac plane, especially for the more unstable patients on reserves.

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