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by lazyeight
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4040

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

Well, said airline has been slowly upgrading their fleet. Most of the airplanes from my understanding are now equipped but not everyone is trained to fly them yet. GPS certification costs a lot of money for flight crews mid PPC cycle. My guess is within a year they will be all certified once everyon...
by lazyeight
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin interview
Replies: 15
Views: 4104

Re: Bearskin interview

That's still kinda ouch. Working 90 hours a month and still not even cracking 40k. Although I guess at that point hours are what most people working there are after.
by lazyeight
Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4040

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

What are the detailed economic benefits to an airline of spending on LPV equipment? And the safety improvements are...? How many approaches are missed or flights canceled due to inadequate approach minimums at revenue destinations that have LPV approaches? On how many of those occasions would LPV h...
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: NIGHT TIME
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: NIGHT TIME

C-GKNT wrote:At 1,500TT I had 101.2 hours night PIC...many of those would not have occurred "naturally" if it wasn't for the ATPL requirement.

Excellent advise, not a misguided rant.

Glenn
You don't need 100 night PIC? It's 100 night of which 25 must be night XC PIC. 75 of it can be in the right seat.
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: NIGHT TIME
Replies: 14
Views: 2441

Re: NIGHT TIME

I've preached this before. Just another of my misguided rants: If you're between you PPL and CPL, you have to build time. DO IT AT NIGHT! You have to do a 300? mile cross country. DO IT AT NIGHT!! You have to build time. Make your 300 mile cross country 1500 plus miles! I took a 150 to the Bahamas ...
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin interview
Replies: 15
Views: 4104

Re: Bearskin interview

$29600? Ouch.
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4040

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

I always thought that it was simply due to the fact that a DA makes allowance for a slight dip below that altitude when commencing a missed approach whereas an MDA does not need to make any such allowance. But then I have never encountered an approach with a difference as large as the OP's example....
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4040

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

Airlines do not use the "chop and drop" method anymore and must use constant descent angle procedures without leveling out at MDA. Are we talking only Airlines? Or legally speaking? Because you most definitely CAN level off at the MDA if you like and past the FAF you're good down to whatever the MD...
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?
Replies: 52
Views: 4040

Re: Why does this approach have higher LNAV/VNAV minimums than just LNAV?

Airlines do not use the "chop and drop" method anymore and must use constant descent angle procedures without leveling out at MDA. Are we talking only Airlines? Or legally speaking? Because you most definitely CAN level off at the MDA if you like and past the FAF you're good down to whatever the MD...
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: First year fo pay?
Replies: 41
Views: 11269

Re: First year fo pay?

More than most 703 Captains make so there's that... Just wouldn't want to take a pay cut coming from medevac or 704 left seat gigs. Would be tough..
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Current Pool
Replies: 26
Views: 12248

Re: Current Pool

TOGAPowa wrote:From your experiences, how long does it takes after the medical, criminal background and reference check to get the call back?

Cheers
I've seen as fast as two days to as long as two weeks.
by lazyeight
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Winter Bid released today.
Replies: 109
Views: 35658

Re: Winter Bid released today.

By "higher" I mean on the list... lower number overall.
by lazyeight
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Current Pool
Replies: 26
Views: 12248

Re: Current Pool

My understanding is that interviews and GS are on the slow side right now until the bid is finalized.
by lazyeight
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Winter Bid released today.
Replies: 109
Views: 35658

Re: Winter Bid released today.

Will we potentially see some new hires (say within the last 6 months) bid onto new aircraft with this bid? Newer CRJ FO's being bumped to other aircraft? Where will all the RJ Captains go from YYZ if YYC and YVR Q and -8 Captains with much higher seniority bid onto the RJ? The lowest RJ Captain in Y...
by lazyeight
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints
Replies: 134
Views: 36605

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints

Hey OutFlying, do you have a pilots license? Or do you just go off of whatever daddy tells you. Hows that ATC application going these days?

Leave the flying to the pilots.
by lazyeight
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring mins for 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 10934

Re: Hiring mins for 2017?

And I'm telling you different based on friends and former co-workers who have been hired there since spring of this year.
by lazyeight
Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This is a public forum
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Re: This is a public forum

Some people don't feel like sharing some info publicly. Nothing wrong with that. Personally I agree, and also would never put my personal information in the Hire Me section including the names and phone numbers of my references.
by lazyeight
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring mins for 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 10934

Re: Hiring mins for 2017?

Encore's minimum is 1500 hours. Although right now they are currently hiring people in the 3000 hours range.... They are hiring 1500-1700 hours pilots right now. That could be, I have coffee with some WJA pilots, and my dad is a pilot there (for 18 years now) and that's what they are telling me.......
by lazyeight
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO English Test for Oversea Applicant
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: ICAO English Test for Oversea Applicant

I'd recommend your friend go to another school.
by lazyeight
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Keeping white shirts white
Replies: 35
Views: 4768

Re: Keeping white shirts white

Hilarious.
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring mins for 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 10934

Re: Hiring mins for 2017?

outflying8 wrote:Encore's minimum is 1500 hours. Although right now they are currently hiring people in the 3000 hours range....
They are hiring 1500-1700 hours pilots right now.
by lazyeight
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring mins for 2017?
Replies: 25
Views: 10934

Re: Hiring mins for 2017?

The lowest I've heard of is 1700ish hours from a military background on heavy multi-engine aircraft. My GUESS is that 2000tt+ is the minimum necessary to be competitive. I have no inside knowledge so take it for what it's worth. I'm aware of a few offers to pilots just over 1500 hours within the la...
by lazyeight
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Loaning your employer money.
Replies: 38
Views: 5754

Re: Loaning your employer money.

Agreed - if you want to keep people around, then pay them a little better. I have a hard time thinking that 12 x$5800 =$69600/yr is enough of a draw to bring people to Iqaluit for 2 years, with no rotation... That's what I was thinking. For that pay? No Thanks. Give it another year or so and a lot ...
by lazyeight
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you drive to work?
Replies: 28
Views: 3476

Re: What do you drive to work?

One other thing, if you don't want to blow power steering pumps put in some winter fluid. It's thinner and better in the cold. I blew two pump seals.

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