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by Panama Jack
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

I had to use the Fatigue call a few times, and every time I felt stupid, and telling myself maybe I wasn't that tired, oh I'm letting my company, my passengers, my colleagues, etc. You are not alone on that. The real question is how many times you probably felt fatigued and didn't call it. That's p...
by Panama Jack
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

... One problem with fatigue is it cannot be clinically measured, unlike alcoholism or drugs, which can be measured by taking bodily fluid samples or breathalyzer tests. It would be wonderful if it could. ... Out of curiosity, how is BAE (blood alcohol equivalent) measured? There must be some way t...
by Panama Jack
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

The company I work for will deduct a full day's pay if you admit to be fatigued and refuse a flight assignment. That certainly doesn't encourage me to decline a flight. Have you considered that by working for them you are enabling a culture that degrades flight safety? Have you considered that this...
by Panama Jack
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fatigue is finally making the news
Replies: 18
Views: 2690

Re: Fatigue is finally making the news

But regulations already say if we are not fit for duty, Fatigue included, we do not accept the assignment. Nothings going to change unless employees start using regulations already in place. Why did the AC crew continue to SFO if fatigued ? Could have stopped enroute and rested. One problem with fa...
by Panama Jack
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1313

Re: Gyroplanes

For what it's worth, I also hold a FAA Commercial Gyroplane certificate as well as the FAA Instructor rating for gyroplanes, and got the Canadian gyroplane permit but not the Instructor rating, which seems to be out of reach at the moment due to the requirement for 250 hours PIC in gyroplane. I do s...
by Panama Jack
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FAA DPE in Canada for instrument rating?
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Re: FAA DPE in Canada for instrument rating?

Probably not, David. At least not residing in Canada. I asked something similar at the FAA Pavilion at Airventure a couple of years ago and the answer I got is that DPE's are linked with a FSDO and it seems that they see problems with oversight if a DPE is practicing outside of their area. The other...
by Panama Jack
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

Great, thanks Ahramin. All I really wanted was real life examples. No need to contact.
by Panama Jack
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

You got it jschnurr. So what happens if a guy decides he wants to only go for a Cat 3 Then he can't fly. At all. Unless he writes to TC and says he wants permanently to downgrade his licence. A Cat 3 medical doesn't validate his CPL or ATPL licence, for any kind of flying. It's very simple. after a...
by Panama Jack
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

You got it jschnurr. So what happens if a guy decides he wants to only go for a Cat 3 (after all, if you are only going to go for private flying why go through the more stringent medical?) Does he get a new sticker with a Private License? What happens if he decides, after a few years, that he needs ...
by Panama Jack
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

OK, you guys kinda understand my question. I imagine this isn't the first time it has happened but let me try to illustrate: A Commercial or ATP holder decides that he won't be doing any more commercial flying in the foreseeable future, only privately. He decides to get a Class 3 since this is the g...
by Panama Jack
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Commercial or ATP License with Category 3 Medical

I am curious if any pilots can relate their experiences on getting a Category 3 Medical when they are holders of a Commercial or ATP license (obviously, they don't envision using their Commercial or ATP privileges during that period). What happens to the Commercial or ATP in your booklet? It seems t...
by Panama Jack
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: OSHKOSH Airventure 2018 review
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: OSHKOSH Airventure 2018 review

Cool video! I camped next to this dude at AirVenture. It really conveys the feelings one gets from spending a week there. For me too, the aircraft were great but one of the best qualities of the show was meeting and mixing with some really fascinating people of all backgrounds and all walks of life....
by Panama Jack
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian schools for foreign students
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Canadian schools for foreign students

Thanks. I've heard good things about them.
by Panama Jack
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian schools for foreign students
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Canadian schools for foreign students

Asking for a friend:

What are the more reputable flight training schools in Canada which represent a good value to foreign flight students?
by Panama Jack
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is making interesting fleet planning choices
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Air Canada is making interesting fleet planning choices

It got mixed up during the French -> English translation.
by Panama Jack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transat or Sunwing ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: Transat or Sunwing ?

Apply for both and see what happens. IF you get two offers, I'd look at the career advancement, money, etc. after taking into consideration the vibe I got from the interview (how I was treated, what people said, how people behaved). Consider that with Sunwing you will be probably flying a 737 for li...
by Panama Jack
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SOP/Ops Manual (sightseeing operation)
Replies: 2
Views: 925

SOP/Ops Manual (sightseeing operation)

I am assisting in writing an SOP/Operation Manual for an aerial sightseeing operation. I am wondering if any AvCanada members have any resources they wouldn't mind sharing with me to help me in developing it. Please send me a PM.

Thanks.
by Panama Jack
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Aviation/Pilot Resume Writing
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Aviation/Pilot Resume Writing

Honestly and for what it's worth, I have two lines of thought on this. You can do it yourself following some of the guidelines shown here or in other books or websites- make sure that you look though for resume's specifically for pilots. Embry-Riddle's career services website is a good resource with...
by Panama Jack
Wed May 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair struggling?
Replies: 26
Views: 5628

Re: Flair struggling?

I don't know what is going on at Flair, but I think it is too early to call their (or anybody else's) demise. Here is my suspicion- $2 fares are not for every seat, on every flight, but in very limited quantity on those seats which are expected to go empty by their revenue management predictions. Wh...
by Panama Jack
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Orca Suspended
Replies: 58
Views: 15976

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: 5055

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: 16
Views: 6900

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: 68
Views: 22426

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: 3385

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: 3385

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...

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