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by marakii
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The other side of new duty regs?
Replies: 32
Views: 2587

Re: The other side of new duty regs?

DanWEC wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:54 pm
Our company told us the same- working more days to make up the difference, you know, since it's somehow our problem.
So basically, they won't hire more just make the present pilots fly more days per month.

Well that doesn't sound good, so what are we saying 20 to 25 days a month on the job?
by marakii
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express (reserve pilots?)
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Skylink Express (reserve pilots?)

Hello,

Another question regarding Skylink , do they have reserve only pilots or all pilots full time?

Thanks
by marakii
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Typical sched
Replies: 12
Views: 4001

Re: Typical sched

So you're working on average 18 to 20 days a month?
by marakii
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PC-12 F/O TRAINING..?
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

Re: PC-12 F/O TRAINING..?

There are two decent options: 1. Get your M-IFR now and the hours count towards the 200 needed for the CPL 2. The ATPL requires a recent M-IFR ride to be signed off. So could wait until it's time to apply before doing your M-IFR rating and ride. I did option 1, and was flying small twins (no ATPL r...
by marakii
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SARON -SAMRA exam book (Iatra )
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: SARON -SAMRA exam book (Iatra )

So is studying the ATPL exam preparation exam guide and questions (sharper edge solutions) too much for the IATRA or would it benefit me to pass it better?

Thanks
by marakii
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SARON -SAMRA exam book (Iatra )
Replies: 3
Views: 487

SARON -SAMRA exam book (Iatra )

A fellow pilot friend gave me his 2018 Airline Transport pilot study book that deals with the Samra and saron exams. I'm studying for the IATRA, is This a good book to study from for the IATRA?

I can see it has all the info that
The IATRA book has and more.

Your thoughts?
Thanks
by marakii
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief pilot question 703 ops
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Chief pilot question 703 ops

Hello aviators, Curious about the chief pilot qualifications at a 703 -702 sightseeing operation. If the straight land airplane company decided to add another same plane but it's an amphibian aircraft does the current chief pilot has to have the 250 hours PIC on floats as well or do they have to hir...
by marakii
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IPC or PPC?
Replies: 1
Views: 384

IPC or PPC?

Hello again aviators, A company is providing a PPC on their aircraft as part of hiring which I think re-validates your IPC proficiency check. I need an IPC for my instrument rating but if the company hires me should I skip doing the IPC or continue to do it? Any suggestions or thoughts would be appr...
by marakii
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter Airlines at 55?
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Re: Porter Airlines at 55?

Upgrades are happening within the one year mark (as stated above, if you have the required experience.) Interviews are ongoing for both FOs and DECs. Pilots may operate as Captain until their 65th birthday, at which point they may retire or continue working as an FO. Just curious regarding the lowe...
by marakii
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operate under another company's AOC?
Replies: 17
Views: 1932

Re: Operate under another company's AOC?

Things may have changed, but the holder of the AOC is completely responsable for aircraft, pilots, maintenance under their OC. They can take on an aircraft, pilots etc., but, unless things have changed drastically, they would require to be put on the AOC's maintenance schedule. Pilots would have to...
by marakii
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter Airlines at 55?
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Porter Airlines at 55?

Just looking down the road and enquiring if anyone has heard if Porter Airlines has ever hired a pilot 55 or older for their fleet and if not, would they ?

Thanks
by marakii
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Near North Aviation in Hamilton, ON?
Replies: 0
Views: 387

Near North Aviation in Hamilton, ON?

I saw an ad about Near North aviation setting up shop at the Hamilton airport and looking for a flight instructor. Is it because Golden Horseshoe aviation ceased operations ? Are they relocating from Parry Sound or expanding, interesting news. It's unfortunate about GHA , Hamilton needs a flight sch...
by marakii
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: About 100 hours “short”
Replies: 8
Views: 1705

About 100 hours “short”

Looking for advice, might have a good crack at an FO position on a twin but was told I’m about 100 hours short on the TT. Would you build the time flying an airplane and staying home till you get the gig or move away from the family and find temporary flying job b further away? Ideas or thoughts? Th...
by marakii
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Hired with less than 1000 TT ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1767

Re: Hired with less than 1000 TT ?

Yes they are hiring below 1000TT.. I know some guys with just under that whom did the sim and interview around 600 and offer later on. Mind you they were through the college programs. So I assume they will only hire guys under 1000 if they went through the college program and not offer this to guys...
by marakii
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SKYLINK EXPRESS
Replies: 25
Views: 3397

Re: SKYLINK EXPRESS

What kind of minimum hiring times are they looking for or asking and have any being hired below what they are asking due to the so called 'shortage'. I see their website sais 800 TT for first officers, if anyone has been hired lately and what kind of times you were hired that would be great to hear....
by marakii
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Dispatcher-trip coordinator TO pilot??
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Dispatcher-trip coordinator TO pilot??

Hello, Has anyone that wanted to be part of the flight team in a charter or corporate environment ever started in the dispatch office role and eventually move in the cockpit of the aircraft? Curious to hear from anyone or is starting in the dispatch -flight coordinator showing desperation to get tha...
by marakii
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Transition to PC12
Replies: 6
Views: 835

Re: Transition to PC12

ShawnR wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:55 am
ohoh...didn't see this coming.... ;-)

Thanks TeePee Creeper for the information. For the benefit of AvCanada followers, anyone want to throw 2 cents in for those (us) lurkers?

Regards,
Shawn
What did teepee tell you that was so oh oh!
by marakii
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: tablet on the CPL checkride?
Replies: 35
Views: 2078

Re: tablet on the CPL checkride?

Like any part of an airplane, electronics whether mounted or portable, can fail. You need to have a plan for when that happens because you still need to get back on the ground safely. It's becoming a bit disturbing the number of student and recreational pilots out there that are becoming very relia...
by marakii
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: tablet on the CPL checkride?
Replies: 35
Views: 2078

Re: tablet on the CPL checkride?

Have heard a student used it for the cross country and did most of the planning on it and the examiner in flight told him “oops the battery died on it, now what?” Student lost all focus and the flight test was given a fail and came back, so don’t rely on apps or gps in the plane please, good old log...
by marakii
Wed May 30, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage “slowing down “
Replies: 26
Views: 4665

Pilot shortage “slowing down “

Just asking whether the pilot hiring is starting to slow down or get worse before it really halts.
Thanks
by marakii
Fri May 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL training on floats?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

PPL training on floats?

Can someone train for their PPL on floats straight from the get go and is it wise to do so?
Thanks, people say it’s harder just getting feedback.
by marakii
Thu May 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evertz Microsystems
Replies: 91
Views: 14270

Re: Evertz Microsystems

Its simple. If Evertz operated Jets in Canada, job openings would be few and far between. You are not going to get paid a jet captain wage on a King Air. Its nothing against the work condition or lifestyle at Evertz. Its the nature of the business. Everyone wants to make 150k +/Year. Flying a King ...
by marakii
Fri May 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Guelph airpark hangar rental rates?
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Guelph airpark hangar rental rates?

Hello,

Anyone know what the going rate for renting a hangar at the guelph airpark goes for these days?
Thanks
by marakii
Thu May 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructor "shortage "
Replies: 24
Views: 2757

Re: Flight instructor "shortage "

Cat Driver said it best: ' being a flight instructor is the highest endeavour a pilot can reach' and he said it because it's the flight instructor that teaches and inspires but unfortunately today they are the worst paid, worst respected and looked upon as the bottom of the pilot scale. Too bad, did...
by marakii
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Claiming expenses
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: Claiming expenses

So if you are a contract flight instructor at a flight school you can claim expenses related to you going to work there? So if I occupy part of my basement as my office where I do all my contract work, I can claim part of my house expenses too? My cell phone bill, gas going and coming to the airport...

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