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by AirDoan
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 26
Views: 3420

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

So yeah, I kinda have had to step out at least temporarily. I have been laid off from my skydive job since last season. During the winter I finished my Group 1 and IATRA with 800+ TT, tonnes of PIC and 2 flying jobs under my belt. Lots of referrals and references while expecting calls for interviews...
by AirDoan
Wed May 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Tsayta Aviation
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: Tsayta Aviation

Just noticed the posting for a 206 pilot. Does anyone have updated info? Schedule, pay, if any crew housing is provided if your operating out of Deas Lake or something? Stuff like that.
by AirDoan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So your on the Ei bus due to the virus how you keepn...
Replies: 15
Views: 3205

Re: So your on the Ei bus due to the virus how you keepn...

I was caught in a precarious position when the crap hit the fan. I have regional hours, finished my Group 1 and IATRA in February. Had recommends and referrals at several places for MediVac, PasCo and a couple others. Sent out apps, had some positive feed back, annnnnnnnnd. COVID! And then mom got c...
by AirDoan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35166

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

I have to admit i've been feeling pretty low over the last year or so watching all my friends and colleagues move on to their "dream" companies while my behind stayed firmly planted in a left 703 medevac seat. It wasn't a matter of not having the opportunity...it's certainly been there. The choice ...
by AirDoan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35166

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

This whole thing has me spinning myself. Two low time jobs in, pipes and skydiving with a little more than 800 hours. Finished my IATRA and Group one a month ago, then proceeded to fire out resumes to all the places I have wanted to work long time. Even told the skydive job I'd bow out and let them...
by AirDoan
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35166

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

This whole thing has me spinning myself. Two low time jobs in, pipes and skydiving with a little more than 800 hours. Finished my IATRA and Group one a month ago, then proceeded to fire out resumes to all the places I have wanted to work long time. Even told the skydive job I'd bow out and let them ...
by AirDoan
Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keeping busy
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Keeping busy

Howdy all. Just wanted to ask for a little help as googling isn't being too fruitful. I just finished getting the requirements I need to apply to places like Pasco and Encore. And I did last night so now I wait. In the mean time I thought I'd try and find some pre study material for the A/C these gu...
by AirDoan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Aviation Software & Devices
Topic: FltPlan for IFR
Replies: 3
Views: 744

FltPlan for IFR

Howdy all. So I am nearing the end of my IFR training, and my year of Foreflight. I intend to work for a living in aviation so I do not intend to continue my FF subscription for personal use. In fact there is only really one reason I don't now. I, like a lot of people, prefer android. Let's not get ...
by AirDoan
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?
Replies: 21
Views: 957

Re: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?

....ferry flying a friend's plane for free is not allowed. Incorrect. If you're doing it for free, you're not getting paid. Airframe, not to start an argument. But as I interpret CAR 401.26(1) (https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/sor-96-433/page-46.html#docCont) logging hours at no cost...
by AirDoan
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?
Replies: 21
Views: 957

Re: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?

. If you do your CPL in the 182 You will need at least one other airplane beside a C182 because it is not approved for intentional spins - a compulsory exercise for the CPL flight test. You can split your flight test between two different airplanes, but then you will have to be competent with all m...
by AirDoan
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?
Replies: 21
Views: 957

Re: Should I do CPL just for the skills if I only want to fly privately?

If you don't need the CPL, go for the night and IFR first. Fly a bunch of IFR along side normal manoeuvrs to build time and experience where it will count. Once your close to your 200, then do the CPL. The only reason I'd go for the CPL first if I was in your shoes would be if I wanted to part time ...
by AirDoan
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Quick study for an interview
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: Quick study for an interview

See posting at the Skylink Express forum for interview questions on technical IFR questions you can expect.... Thanks! I found it not long after the last post on here. I just finished the IATRA and will be done the group 1 by the end of the month, weather permitting. I'll be talking to the intervie...
by AirDoan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA exam 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Re: IATRA exam 2019

I passed, not with a mark I would have preferred but good with the time to cram I had with no review of INRAT or CPL notes. The questions on here are pretty close, here are some in no specific order. How to be an effective captain. Know your V speeds. Specific Range and Critical Point calculations. ...
by AirDoan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA exam 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Re: IATRA exam 2019

Has anyone used Nizus recently? How are the practice questions compared to the exam? I'm writing in about an hour as I need to get it done and I am close to where I would like to be. I do feel a little rushed due to outside forces, but I covered about 85% of the Harv's material with high 80s on the...
by AirDoan
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA exam 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Re: IATRA exam 2019

How is the Harvs air Course for IATRA? A lot of redundancy from the CPL days, but there is great info on there and sometimes Aaron's explanations make a difference. Because I am trying to get done as efficiently as possible; I am going through each topic quiz and anything I get 80% I go over the pr...
by AirDoan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL Written Exam
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: CPL Written Exam

Not recently (2016). But harvs air (pilot training.ca) is great. Look at the study guide as well. Read the air command weather manual and Aim cover to cover. I found there were some holes in the harvs air stuff (especially if you only read the slides) that you should reinforce with the official sour...
by AirDoan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATRA exam 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2987

Re: IATRA exam 2019

Has anyone written it recently? I'm blasting my way through harvs (just the slides unless there is something that is new or I don't recall at all, then I'll watch) and scheduled my test for Friday. Need to get it done and having a deadline helps.
by AirDoan
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 30
Views: 4452

Re: Midlife Career Change

Hold on there. You need 200 hours to get your cpl and tow gliders or drop skydivers. You will have to pay to get that training. You can't just go tow gliders for free with a PPL. That would be extremely shady. I was of the understanding that you need a CPL and 200 hours to be paid for anything like...
by AirDoan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Quick study for an interview
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: Quick study for an interview

Okay so first of all, who interviews during the holidays? Secondly, considering that you haven't finished your IFR and IATRA means that they'll offer you something like a pilot in waiting position such as; dispatch, ramp or flight follower off the bat. And if you think you're only a few flights awa...
by AirDoan
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Quick study for an interview
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Quick study for an interview

Howdy. So here is a question for everyone. 800TT here and got a recommend for a IFR job from an old instructor buddy. I don't yet actually have my IFR but the INRAT is written and I'm only a few flights away from the flight test (plane and instructor evaporated so searching for a new set). They know...
by AirDoan
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Want and Aerocourse in YVR??
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Want and Aerocourse in YVR??

I might be in, but I wouldn't be able to commit to it at this point....my priority is scraping my pennies together to finish my group 1 right now. I'll be in touch if that changes!
by AirDoan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 41
Views: 8913

Re: Harbour Air

@AirDoan - Honestly, the Twin Otter FO position at HA probably is not the right path in your case. First of all, candidates are chosen from within, so you'd have to start on the dock or front counter. The wait has been anywhere from a couple of months to years. It all depends on how many people are...
by AirDoan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 41
Views: 8913

Re: Harbour Air

Here is a question for the group on HA. I’m at 800 TT, 650 PIC, float (10) and multi rated (working on IFR) and living in Victoria. I would really like to get on board with them as a FO as I have more than their minimums for FO even without the IFR. Though not listed my IATRA will be written shortly...
by AirDoan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Curious on the IFR flight test questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Re: Curious on the IFR flight test questions

Sorry to resurrect the old thread. Has anyone recently been through an initial group 1 ride A) from Victoria and B) under the new flight test guide? I know the routing and have been beating this dead horse for weeks waiting for a broken airplane. But I’ll be getting test ready as of Friday and any h...
by AirDoan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harvs Air ATPL
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Harvs Air ATPL

I too am interested in what they might offer. I’ve used them for my CPL and INRAT, great but sometimes dated information was presented and Aaron’s humor can start to get a bit dry. The value in my opinion is in their quizzes and practice exams. So anyone who’s used the for the ATPLs recently I’d als...

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