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by Panama Jack
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Orca Suspended
Replies: 21
Views: 3556

Re: Orca Suspended

I can ensure you that all of those companies did what they could to comply. It is beyond ignorant to assume someone would spend millions to get into business just not to comply and risk lives. That is the dumbest argument ever. Transport is vindictive, unprofessional, and acts without proof of soli...
by Panama Jack
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Coolest Flying Jobs In The World!
Replies: 31
Views: 3906

Re: The Coolest Flying Jobs In The World!

Emirates Live in Dubai, fly out of Dubai, shop in Dubai, dine in Dubai. Fly real big airplanes for a luxury airline and date exotic young woman from the 4 corners of the World. Fly with tons of Aussies and their laid-back, friendly attitudes "we gonna have a few beers and throw a shrimp on the barb...
by Panama Jack
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended
Replies: 11
Views: 2783

Re: Another op bites the dust Island Express Air Suspended

It's just unfortunate that Transport Canada surveillance and enforcement wasn't able to nip the issues in the bud before the occurrence that resulted in a smoking hole and a body count. After all, isn't the role of the regulator and Government to suspect the unsuspecting public? Surely the issues we...
by Panama Jack
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 28
Views: 12294

Re: First few years pay

dashtrash1 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:49 am
First paycheque after tax and deductions is $2100, while the second one has your per diems on it, and is usually around 2200 ($1400 without PDs).
:shock:
by Panama Jack
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CommutAir is working on sponsoring Canadian pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2988

Re: CommutAir is working on sponsoring Canadian pilots

[Ya I remember a thread a while ago complaining about EVAS looking for pilots from India and there was a big uproar here. Funny that it is the Canadians the US pilots will be in an uproar about. And that's why I say there is very rarely such a thing as "right" and "wrong" in the traditional sense o...
by Panama Jack
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CommutAir is working on sponsoring Canadian pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2988

Re: CommutAir is working on sponsoring Canadian pilots

So let's just add the base pay and sign-on bonus: 36,500 + 22,100 = 58,600 USD or about 75,000 CAD. Taxed less. Lower cost of living. How much do Rouge and Encore pay in year 1, again? But the real value is in the possibility of obtaining citizenship and work up to a major. In a labour market 10x t...
by Panama Jack
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 38
Views: 11270

Re: Hiring?

FL-280 wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:35 am
Please tell me how you have a 737 type rating but zero hours on the aircraft?

Of course, it only takes a few minutes for a self-appointed member of AvCanada's type rating Gestapo to appear.


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by Panama Jack
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nolinor is offering to pay for pilot training
Replies: 12
Views: 3381

Re: Nolinor is offering to pay for pilot training

Wondering if this will lead to the first MPL issuance in Canada?
by Panama Jack
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favorite restaurant while on layover
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

Re: Favorite restaurant while on layover

MuMu (spelled MyMy in Cyrillic) in Moscow. Reasonably priced by Moscow standards and my eyes roll back in my sockets and toes curl with pleasure with every bite.
by Panama Jack
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 6352

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

Last year while at Air Venture I went around to the different regional airline stands with my resumé, just to see what the reaction would be. I would have walked away with numerous job offers had my immigration status in the US been different. Air Wisconsin in particular mentioned that they have don...
by Panama Jack
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Citation 550
Replies: 3
Views: 4550

Re: Citation 550

I'm 6'3, flew a C550, and loved it. It's fine. More roomy than a C150, but less so than an Airbus. I almost got a job at one time flying a Learjet 25 and after the job offer feel apart and I had an opportunity to climb in and check out the cockpit, I am glad it went the way it did. I would have prob...
by Panama Jack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Single Pilot Airliners?
Replies: 113
Views: 4059

Re: Single Pilot Airliners?

Who’s going to look after the shop when he/she needs a bathroom break? Nice idea but not doable. It's like what glider pilots do when they do long cross-country flights. It involves a condom which you roll on before your flight which has a tube that goes to a bag that collects the liquid. So, not m...
by Panama Jack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Rouge EGPWS warning at Huatulco
Replies: 73
Views: 5740

Re: Air Canada Rouge EGPWS warning at Huatulco

Maybe, their hiring policies need review. It is very nice to require a degree in any subject even though it has nothing to do with aviation but that won't teach you how to prevent a CFIT. Nice questions about getting along with cabin crew feel good and can have a place but perhaps some interview qu...
by Panama Jack
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A320 Type Rating Requirement
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: A320 Type Rating Requirement

I'm a Canadian, recent CPL MIFR with about 320 TT (100PIC) in a Cessna 172 and Piper PA44, and passed IATRA. . EASA requirement for A320 includes ATPL theory (written ATPL in Canada). Does any one know that I can use IATRA instead of written ATPL for the EASA type rating? How about FAA approved Typ...
by Panama Jack
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR license question
Replies: 21
Views: 1152

Re: Multi-IFR license question

C.W.E. wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:59 pm

They do not stall but they can bunt over and that is always fatal.

Anyhow for pure fun they are hard to beat. :mrgreen:
Each and every category of aircraft has its own characteristics. Each and every category of aircraft has its Achilles Heal.
by Panama Jack
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Failure to complete 2 yr currency
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

Re: Failure to complete 2 yr currency

I've always wondered about this topic in particular regarding working overseas. Is there any stipulation that the flying in particular has to be flown in a Canadian registered aircraft? I expect to be out if the country for five of more years but still fly regularly and go for recurrent sim every s...
by Panama Jack
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 83
Views: 10488

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

I think Avianca would be really hard to get into as a foreigner. Having worked in Colombia in a previous life, I recall it being very difficult and bureaucratic to get all the proper paperwork. I suspect it would be almost impossible to get a work permit etc. I loved Colombia and the people there w...
by Panama Jack
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 3373

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

Here is a recent example where a simple recital of "positive rate- gear up" did not reflect the reality of the situation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Flight_521 Interesting..... I'm really really really not the smartass type. Is it possible that basic abilities and skills are the culprit...
by Panama Jack
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"
Replies: 39
Views: 3373

Re: "Gear up" - "Positive rate"

Here is a recent example where a simple recital of "positive rate- gear up" did not reflect the reality of the situation:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Flight_521
by Panama Jack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DC10 Pilots Required
Replies: 19
Views: 3530

Re: DC10 Pilots Required

flyingcanuck wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:10 pm
So... what does a SECOND officer do??
Man the Flight Engineer station on a 3-man cockpit.
by Panama Jack
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DC10 Pilots Required
Replies: 19
Views: 3530

Re: DC10 Pilots Required

DID I read this correctly? 110k a year for a DC-10 Capt working for a Charter carrier based in YYZ?! :lol: :lol: :lol: This was my thinking too. While I admit that it would be really cool to fly a DC-10 out of Miami down to Latin America, I can't afford it! $110K CAD is about $85K in real dollars- ...
by Panama Jack
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Transport Canada mailing time
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Transport Canada mailing time

FishermanIvan wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:59 am
How can you check online??
https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/ ... u-1798.htm
by Panama Jack
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Linkedin
Replies: 9
Views: 1370

Re: Linkedin

I use LinkedIn a lot for networking, and I find it very useful. It is a professional tool for me; not like Facebook where I express my political views, post jokes or photos of cats . . . well, I don't do that anyhow. And as jd832 says, it is even more useful for people at the ATP level with Boeing o...
by Panama Jack
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Class E airspace on an IFR Flight plan
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Class E airspace on an IFR Flight plan

I seem to remember we used to pick up approval from centre for a VFR departure in a class E area if we couldn't get IFR release because of traffic on an approach, departing traffic ahead, or some wanker who is still doing his checks on the ramp and holding a clearance... I can't quite remember the ...

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