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by marakii
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Re: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!

A bit off topic but will this pilot hiring frenzy at places like porter and other regionals in canada continue for another year or two? No - it'll all be over on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1100GMT. If you're not on at Air Canada by then, well, it's rubber dog sh!t out of Hong Kong for the rest of yo...
by marakii
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

Re: Skylink Express

Got an email from the ops manager. I heard that they are looking for F/o's for the Vancouver and Hamilton base (B1900) Hamilton is a lot of flying. don't know the salary but overall i'ts a great company to work for, from what i've heard. There is a bound so you may take that into consideration. I'm...
by marakii
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

Re: Skylink Express

Depends on the base. YVR sched was particularly good with runs coming back at 1pm-ish or 4pm-ish. YHM and YMX get back later (7-9pm as I recall). There are some night runs out of YHM as well. The pay increased recently, which is a step in the right direction. I spent almost 4 years there. YVR was t...
by marakii
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 'shortage of pilots'or not??
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: 'shortage of pilots'or not??

Porter pays quite a bit more, also the whole company isn't affected by the whims of AC. Just look at the closing of the YYZ CRJ base, the PML debacle and that the 2015 contract was a PAY CUT. There's lots of reasons to prefer Porter. This may be hearsay but from what I understand, Porter guys work ...
by marakii
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Thunder Airlines Ad
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Thunder Airlines Ad

What is the schedule like there?
by marakii
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!
Replies: 11
Views: 2669

Re: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!

A bit off topic but will this pilot hiring frenzy at places like porter and other regionals in canada continue for another year or two?
by marakii
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 954

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Assumptions :-) Some of us still make it to 42 with zero family commitments, pity me or envy me, it is what it is. If I go through with it, I'll throw myself in. You're right not all 42 year Olds have family commitments and if you're one of them that doesn't have that you're up a foot from guys lik...
by marakii
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 954

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

OK thanks for the honesty Who would you rather hire a new commercial rated young pilot in their 20s with no family yet and is willing to work 7 days a week so to speak or the 45,50,55 year old that due to family priorities can't dedicate 7 days a week so to speak . Companies at the entry level don'...
by marakii
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 25
Views: 954

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Age discrimination is real in every career path. Illegal, but it's there. It's sure is out there, I noticed they don't want to touch guys older or over 45 or more as they would prefer young guys. You said you'd be ready by 47 I wish you the best of luck you will need it, unless you know somebody so...
by marakii
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Retention Bonus

I don't count the simulator instructor time as a means of getting a job, just to see having this type of "other experience" in helping to get a position. I know it doesn't countil and it's not flying that's all. It would probably put you "above" another 800h candidate with no sim instructor time, b...
by marakii
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Retention Bonus

Is it a FFS simulator? What type? Nonetheless, Sim instruction isn't flying time. IMO you would do a disservice to yourself to include it in your resume or logbook. I know how desperate low timers are to get hours, but those don't count, flying the simulator doesn't count, let alone sitting in the ...
by marakii
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Retention Bonus

Are their minimums still at 1500 hours " real expectations" ? There have been several 1000 hr new hires, all through the Destination Porter program; 1500h is definitely a reasonable number these days. The last few of classes have a mix of a couple lower time (1000- 1500h ish) folks with the rest be...
by marakii
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Retention Bonus

WF9F wrote:Hearing rumors of a retention bonus for Porter pilots, any details??
Are their minimums still at 1500 hours " real expectations" ?
by marakii
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Better than industry standard pay...
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Better than industry standard pay...

There's still schools that pay class 4s like $20 an hour. I think that a well planned school that cares about their students will do very well. I walked into a school and you can see log books here and there as well copies of students passport documents and test results for all to see. So much for q...
by marakii
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advanced ultralight instruction (AOC?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Advanced ultralight instruction (AOC?)

No. Sightseeing is a commercial operation, and you can't do it without an AOC or an FTUOC. You absolutely can't charge people money to fly as passengers in something unless it has a proper type certificate, certificate of airworthiness, commercial registration and is maintained in accordance with c...
by marakii
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advanced ultralight instruction (AOC?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Advanced ultralight instruction (AOC?)

Can you run an aviation business flying ultralights whether on land or floatplanes to provide sightseeing flights without the AOC ? There's some really nice ultralight aircraft that seem doable.... Since there are ultalight flight schools that are in business for profit, can you add sightseeing to t...
by marakii
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operate under another company's AOC?
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Operate under another company's AOC?

Can an individual ask another individual that currently runs a 702 service to operate their airplane under the existing individual (sub-contract) only because of the location and opportunity .

Has it been done lately? And is it difficult for TC to approve?

Thanks
by marakii
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: "career flight instructor"
Replies: 65
Views: 4340

Re: "career flight instructor"

Just curious to see how many guys you know or guys on this forum are career flight instructors and love what they or you do? curious thanks guys helinas I know the original post is old but the subject is still valid, If instructing paid decent or above normal wages would people stick to instructing...
by marakii
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Wow, requirements really going down...
Replies: 28
Views: 6297

Re: Wow, requirements really going down...

It would seem that there has been more pilots looking to fly airline than any other kind of flying and the float flying industry is starting to find it difficult to find pilots. It should be interesting to see where all this ends up. So what are the chances of finding floatplane flying work with 10...
by marakii
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What was the most fun job you had flying
Replies: 26
Views: 2723

Re: What was the most fun job you had flying

Bush pilot/floatplane flying is for me my finest days of flying, especially the piper cub on floats with the stick. A great flying experience indeed for me.

floatplane flying !!
by marakii
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Not quite that it used to be!
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Not quite that it used to be!

We keep reading on the condition and of some of these schedules new guys are flying like 14 straight days to be ready and the pay associated with them. I guess if flight schools can afford to pay instructors a little more to make it a career the lifestyle of being home at night and instructing would...
by marakii
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

Re: Skylink Express

Got an email from the ops manager. I heard that they are looking for F/o's for the Vancouver and Hamilton base (B1900) Hamilton is a lot of flying. don't know the salary but overall i'ts a great company to work for, from what i've heard. There is a bound so you may take that into consideration. The...
by marakii
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern Operators threatened by 'absurd' Transport Canada rules
Replies: 32
Views: 4272

Re: Northern Operators threatened by 'absurd' Transport Canada rules

Are the northern float operators from the mom and pop to your regular operators face pilot staff.shortages associated with this?

Thanks
by marakii
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Mention present instructing position?? (Resume)
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: Mention present instructing position?? (Resume)

It’s going to be pretty obvious if you claim to be an experienced instructor, that you’ve been working *somewhere*. What are you trying to hide? I'm not hiding anything at all, just a measly class 4 trying to do more that's all. I'm not claiming to be an experienced instructor as well because I'm n...
by marakii
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Mention present instructing position?? (Resume)
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Mention present instructing position?? (Resume)

If applying for a better suited flight instructor position do you mention the present one you have on your resume??

Is that a negative (why leave) or positive (experience ).

Thanks

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