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by contactapproved
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Life Insurance
Replies: 19
Views: 823

Re: Life Insurance

I second PPIP. They were easy to get a policy through and their customer service has been top notch since day one. You can only get 500k max though if you want to be insured while acting as a crew member so if you are after more you may have to look elsewhere.
by contactapproved
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Civil Aviation Medicine number not getting through
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Civil Aviation Medicine number not getting through

Leave a message saying you have an unpaid balance and they'll probably return your call within the day. I remember trying to get through when they did the big document book renewal and recall finally getting on with a person by going through their finance department...Although I do applaud who ever ...
by contactapproved
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines demand 'concrete plan' for financial aid
Replies: 9
Views: 1525

Re: Airlines demand 'concrete plan' for financial aid

All airplanes except government challengers burn dirty oil. Good luck with the bailout...this is the dream of the liberal’s current fixation on going green. They couldn’t give 2 rips about the lost revenue or jobs if it helps them achieve that holy level of carbon that will save the earth.
by contactapproved
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Micro Drone
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Micro Drone

The rules for sub 250g drones are very clear: They are toys. You can fly them anywhere you can fly a paper airplane. Not according to transport Canada One could argue the word "should" is just a recommendation. Notice the heading above uses "must". They could have also used &quo...
by contactapproved
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter Aviation Interview
Replies: 5
Views: 2136

Re: Perimeter Aviation Interview

Did one a few years back with the chief pilot, lots of “tell me about a time when” type questions related to flying ops and working with a crew. Make sure to ask questions yourself. It turned into a pretty quick no from me when it was revealed I’d be starting off in a casual floater type position (m...
by contactapproved
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 7132

Perimeter Shamattawa

Some pics starting to circulate of a Perimeter Metro off the edge in Shamattawa. Initial word is no one injured.

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by contactapproved
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Valard King Air
Replies: 0
Views: 874

Valard King Air

Does anyone know if the posted 350 captain ad is for the King Air that Fast Air has been trying to get someone on for quite some time? Or is this a new 350 based in Winnipeg? Requirements seem steep, hope they are paying top dollar for someone like that. Would maybe be interested but not if it’s for...
by contactapproved
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 2478

Re: Traing bond legal question

I highly doubt that was written into what you signed so you’re probably out of luck. Hopefully for your sake the company is too busy and just doesn’t care to come after you for what you had remaining on the bond(hopefully it was pro rated). I’ve seen some just forget about it cause it’s not worth pu...
by contactapproved
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SIMAir
Replies: 24
Views: 7400

Re: SIMAir

Just wondering how much they pay for captain? Lots of twin turbine 705 captains in YWG but they're all making well over 6 figures, and not going to gamble on a start up unless there's a dump truck of cash offered. "Pay is commensurate of experience" isn't going to work. :rolleyes: Agreed,...
by contactapproved
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skynorth BE20 ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2725

Re: Skynorth BE20 ads

I used the 6 on 6 off to get into crazy good shape. Also did lots of fishing to relax. Your comment struck a chord with me because I want to wring your neck for being one of the douche bags who likely made my life miserable while you pushed weather to pad your mileage. However, when the lady next d...
by contactapproved
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skynorth BE20 ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2725

Re: Skynorth BE20 ads

How many pilots do you know that are lazy slobs? I’ve met my fair share, and it sounds like the comment struck a chord with you. I’ve never worked illegal schedules nor was forced to do anything unsafe or that I didn’t want to do. Ya the northern bases could have been more ritzy but it was nice hav...
by contactapproved
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skynorth BE20 ads
Replies: 13
Views: 2725

Re: Skynorth BE20 ads

Weekly ads lately posted by skynorth. If that salary was true a company wouldn't keep posting. But who wants to go there as skynorth is not going to be getting the new medevac contract. Skynorth is bye bye, just a matter of time. What makes you so sure? Last I heard is they had the points for being...
by contactapproved
Wed May 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 5073

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

It’s been a few years since I was in this position but I remember getting my company to put full pay including per diems on letterhead to take to my lender. Can’t remember if per diems made any difference but I did get what I was after. It was also a credit union which I know is less restrictive to ...
by contactapproved
Wed May 22, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cargojet
Replies: 17
Views: 7662

Re: Cargojet

Wish they still had a YWG base! I’d be applying.
by contactapproved
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bonds...
Replies: 30
Views: 4587

Re: Training Bonds...

What is the market like on <a href="tel:703/704/705">703/704/705</a> training bonds with various aircraft? I've heard of a training bond on a Saab 340 at 2.5 years, $25,000, which to me sounds absurd. Entering these types of operators, what is an acceptable bond. Things are moving very qu...
by contactapproved
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AirSprint Fleet Transition
Replies: 282
Views: 82703

Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

I see a new job ad up for Captains and F/O's with the Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal bases. Nothing currently mentions the secondary base structure that was supposed to be coming into place...? Is this something that is still in the works or was it an idea that was axed? I would be very interested in ...
by contactapproved
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB investigating after 2 private jets crash on the ground at Winnipeg airport
Replies: 52
Views: 12590

Re: TSB investigating after 2 private jets crash on the ground at Winnipeg airport

Didn’t witness it but heard the citation was crossing perpendicular in front of the challenger and clipped the nosegear with its wingtip swinging itself into the right wing of the challenger. Single pilot in the citation maybe that thought they had more room than they did??? Perhaps got waved off a ...
by contactapproved
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Since this "Pilot Shortage" started, has pay gone up at any regional or major airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 6256

Re: Since this "Pilot Shortage" started, has pay gone up at any regional or major airline?

A lot more people will stay at 703/704 if pay and schedule is good, especially people living outside of major cities, pilots with some "different" priorities (eg home every night on a small plane vs hotels on a big jet), etc. On what basis do you make such a claim? A few work friends and ...
by contactapproved
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pasco and westjet partnership
Replies: 16
Views: 4317

Re: Pasco and westjet partnership

I guess that explains the job ads every week. Very cool, good for them! This is not good for anyone except Pasco and WJ management. PROC_HDG +1 Union busting 101 Pasco is stating that the flow through will permit their pilots to skip Encore and go straight to WJ Even better news! Love me a good ol’...
by contactapproved
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pasco and westjet partnership
Replies: 16
Views: 4317

Re: Pasco and westjet partnership

I guess that explains the job ads every week. Very cool, good for them!

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