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by Zaibatsu
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 19
Views: 2084

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

I wonder what Canadian investors like the Irving Family, the McCain Family, and Jim Pattison think of your opinion?

That’s right, they probably don’t.
by Zaibatsu
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds vs Wages
Replies: 26
Views: 2306

Re: Bonds vs Wages

What’s the outlook for the full time Walmart greeter in ten years time? Hoping the federal government mandates an $18 an hour minimum wage.

It’s like the oil patch guys I used to fly around. They were doing better than most pilots. But not all the time and you can only do that work for so long.
by Zaibatsu
Wed May 08, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 12840

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Illya K, is this Swiss cheese thing the new age escape language for these screw ups or is it just a touchy feely way to evade responsibility? Yes my fine feline friend. It's a politically correct term used to hide behind when you can't face the simple inescapable fact that you POOCHED IT ! Illya It...
by Zaibatsu
Sat May 04, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is this the new norm???
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Is this the new norm???

How would different instructors change the prop and mixture? Look, at the point you’re doing an INRAT, you should be well beyond the point of needing the same instructor every time. There’s a syllabus, there’s a PTR, and you should know how to study and absorb information. There never was a surplus ...
by Zaibatsu
Sat May 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds vs Wages
Replies: 26
Views: 2306

Re: Bonds vs Wages

Yah except that most companies that require bonds pay crap to begin with. So you’re looking at a bond plus low pay. Companies often plan salary scales so that by the time the bond is up you’re making enough that you get a pay cut to go to the airlines.
by Zaibatsu
Thu May 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2232

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

rookiepilot wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Well, in Canada a government job is considered the pinnacle of success by most. Hard to improve on that!
By most? Not likely.

As a desirable and attainable career for people of above average qualities. Sure.

If everyone was successful, nobody would be.
by Zaibatsu
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: Other Options

Why? Bigger southern cities suck. I grew up in a bigger southern city and after I went up north I never wanted to go back. Friends of mine still there struggling to make the mortgage payments on the tiny townhouse that their parents loaned them the down payment for, vs the five acres I just bought w...
by Zaibatsu
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 62
Views: 3214

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

All the more reason not to waste any money on it.
by Zaibatsu
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: Other Options

Pasco is doable with those hours. Central Mountain Air has a YVR base and you should get on fairly easily with those hours. PAL Aerospace will require more hours than you have and not really the place to time build IFR experience. Fire fighting is out of the question with your hours and experience.
by Zaibatsu
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 19
Views: 2008

Re: Other Options

AMSD at PAL Aerospace looks like a good gig. Know a few there and they like it. They have King Airs based in YHZ, YYT and YQQ. Pretty strict on having 1500TT tho due to the contracts they have. You don't have any buds there,. 1500TT is incorrect. You’re right. It’s more like 1750 hours. http://www....
by Zaibatsu
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 62
Views: 3214

Re: Seenca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

That’s all stuff you learn at sim on your initial and recurrent.
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 9396

Re: Recession.

With the amount of attrition in our industry the difference will be fewer ads and higher requirements, not layoffs and bankruptcies. "Honey, I think I'm going to go long a bunch of airline stock because they never take it on the chin in a recession." Said no one, ever. https://business.financialpos...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KD Air not flying
Replies: 15
Views: 3634

Re: KD Air not flying

With all due respect, the previous owners probably saw the writing on the wall with the way the pilot market was heading and cashed out. The current owners are The Greater Fools. The Navajo operator is dying. All one has to do is look at all of Orcas planes rotting on the south side with no takers w...
by Zaibatsu
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corporate pilots and FBO's.
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

Re: Corporate pilots and FBO's.

Total BS.

FBOs charge a ramp fee and per service rendered. Most don’t care whether you buy fuel or not and won’t even ask if you need fuel.
by Zaibatsu
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4984

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

This is all true, but the intergenerational shit was started with that silly post above by "Zaibatsu". You know, nobody old or young is doing NDB approaches anymore unless they absolutely have to. And they're actually pretty easy on autopilot too, having done a few I'd say that depending on what au...
by Zaibatsu
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4984

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

I know how do an NDB approach. And doing it on autopilot is far harder than hand flying it. I won’t ever think it’s safer and if anyone told me to do it in those conditions because they did it that way I’d tell them the only reason they are still alive (unlike many of their generation) is because of...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 6774

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

Sometimes jumping ship is a good thing. Sometimes it’s not. Back in the early mid 2000s when Jazz was paying peanuts and it took most of a decade to upgrade a jump to Westjet seemed like the way to go with their huge expansion and fast upgrades. But the music stopped and FOs are waiting a long time ...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4984

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

I CANT BELIEVE THEY ARE DISCONNECTING NDBS WHY BACK IN MY DAY WE COULD GO ZERO ZERO IN A BLIZZARD 50 KNOT CROSSWIND ON A THOUSAND FOOT DIRT STRIP WITH A FIXED CARD ADF A COMPASS A WRISTWATCH AND A BOTTLE OF RYE AND WE WERE FAR SAFER THAN THIS MAGENTA LINE GENERATION
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 9396

Re: Recession.

Maybe yes. Maybe no. Maybe it doesn’t matter to 90% of us. Demographics is driving our sector as people retire and want to use their wealth to travel. Wealth that isn’t dependent on jobs and likely not put in one basket like the energy sector or even Canadian holdings. The economy doesn’t shut down ...
by Zaibatsu
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handing in resumes N. Ontario - decent operators to visit?
Replies: 15
Views: 3335

Re: Handing in resumes N. Ontario - decent operators to visit?

1200 hours is only good for entry level in NWO?

:smt042 :smt043 :smt044

Haha. Don’t bother. Get a better job anywhere else. This isn’t 2003 anymore, and with today’s demographics nor will it ever be regardless of whether the economy collapses.
by Zaibatsu
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 52
Views: 8213

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

I knew it.

Hopefully this spurs some action from industry and regulator to address this issue.
by Zaibatsu
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TMA Maldives
Replies: 13
Views: 2968

Re: TMA Maldives

I dunno. Have you seen this? https://txtav.com/en/newsroom/2017/11/textron-aviation-unveils-new-large-utility-turboprop-the-cessna-skycourier Sure there's no plans to put it on floats. Cessna wasn't planning to put the Caravan on floats either when it designed it for FedEx. Cessna has launched this ...
by Zaibatsu
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Possibly returning to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2677

Re: Possibly returning to Canada

many in the hiring process will throw your resume in the bin with envy and resentment. Why would anyone envy you having to give up a wide body gig to move back here? I think it’s more the smug superiority most expats seem to convey to those who stay in Canada with our pesos and our low pay and our ...
by Zaibatsu
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 33
Views: 3081

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

I have a feeling we haven't yet realized the positive impact this man's work has on humanity. (Credit must also be given to the many that worked along side him). One day, humanity will look back and say "We have this technology and this technology because of the groundbreaking work by Dr. Hawking. ...

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