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by Tailwheelup
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: okotoks flight school
Replies: 91
Views: 4855

Re: okotoks flight school

If you read the posts, like many schools they have been short of an instructor or instructors. The promises are realistic providing the instructors meet the expected standards and that the students are not in the categories known for taking a longer than normal time. As for the comparisons with othe...
by Tailwheelup
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gyroplanes
Replies: 27
Views: 1651

Re: Gyroplanes

One of the cool things to see is the Gyro training
at Medicine Hat airport by Gyro - CFI - Larry Ellerman
of Medicine Hat, Alberta
Cell: 403-548-5177
by Tailwheelup
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?
Replies: 34
Views: 2778

Re: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?

I've seen this discussion verbally with several experienced pilots. First, the description given here is called "a reactive disorder". That is, circumstances beyond the posters control caused the anxiety that is only human and normal. If the stressors no longer exist, it should not be a problem. If ...
by Tailwheelup
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?
Replies: 34
Views: 2778

Re: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?

I've seen this discussion verbally with several experienced pilots. First, the description given here is called "a reactive disorder". That is, circumstances beyond the posters control caused the anxiety that is only human and normal. If the stressors no longer exist, it should not be a problem. If ...
by Tailwheelup
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26983

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

The RFP appears to be written in generic language. Seven aircraft, that covers most. A lifting system for bariatric patients, that describes Perimeter. The government is avoiding publicity and keeping it low key, alluding that "no decision" is the way it will "appear" to go. This could well be a del...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?
Replies: 19
Views: 2233

Re: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?

The above posts contain a lot of speculation and false information. 1. The United States (U.S.) does not deny entry to persons that has a "Driving Under the Influence" (DUI) conviction. That's it. Period. If you have other convictions or other "history" that is another story. But assuming its a sing...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cessna 150 aka "Regina Flying Club"
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Re: Cessna 150 aka "Regina Flying Club"

C.W.E. I did not apply to them. They have however kindly
posted their job details in a post without having to download a doc.
by Tailwheelup
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12313

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

The responses are exactly what I've been hearing from an airline's RAIC card person. Any male pilot can be the victim of a vindictive female who makes false allegations. No matter how bizarre those allegations are, they run a better than 50% chance of charges, and unfortunately, if charges, a 50% ch...
by Tailwheelup
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!
Replies: 39
Views: 39149

Re: Want to work in Canada? Read this first, please!

Its tragic that in Canada there are a lot of "rednecks" who don't like immigrants. Let's set the record straight. It is EXTREMELY EASY for you to move to Canada and work here as a flight instructor or pilot. The Immigration issue is also very easily solved. Contact the right employer and they will b...
by Tailwheelup
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cessna 150 aka "Regina Flying Club"
Replies: 2
Views: 996

Cessna 150 aka "Regina Flying Club"

Employers should provide some details rather than force everyone to "download" their document. It's not something you really want to do if you are using a phone and have limited bandwidth or time. Then there is that "no phone calls, please" That problem is solved rapidly. If they are not interested ...
by Tailwheelup
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Navajo lands on the street in yyc
Replies: 155
Views: 21064

Re: Navajo lands on the street in yyc

I've just read the report - and this report appears to be "redacted" that is, essential information appears to have been removed from the report. When I've seen similar "redacted" reports, it could be seen as the politicization of an accident report to assist the operator with its insurance premiums...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12313

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

I think you know exactly what I'm getting at and that you don't like the post because its not what you want to see. Most airlines require RAIC eligibility. If a group are known to get extensive delays to the issue of a RAIC it amounts to intimidation by TC, to employers, not to hire those who "might...
by Tailwheelup
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Crash Pads
Topic: CYWG
Replies: 0
Views: 1651

CYWG

Room just became available .4 mile from Rwy 36 threshold.
Walking distance to both sides of the airport.
Its a private house with two pilots.
Suit AME or pilot.

Another room becomes available Sep 1.
$450 a month all inclusive.
PM for more information.
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12313

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

It appears TC can take a very long time in issuing RAIC cards. I've looked at the TC material and the Federal Court cases and came up with what many must think is obvious, but, it appears to be what controls them. The time taken appears to be for "the Director of Security Screening Programs is satis...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: If you need a new flashlight
Replies: 13
Views: 2727

Re: If you need a new flashlight

I will post on the 18650 Battery. Most of the batteries sold on Ebay are junk especially the cheaper ones. You will need a stand alone charger. My experience is that these are capable of charging even a "dead" 18650 as the charger detects what is going on and applies the right charge. The best 18650...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26983

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Ontario is a good example of how a Government can screw up a good system by enabling a few to basically steal tax payers funds. Now that there is a Conservative government in Ontario, it stands to reason, that they could, out of conservative principles, just tear up ONGE for no other reason than to ...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12313

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

"Left of track". Dismissive posts don't help. RAIC's are essential prerequisites for some jobs. I've done many years without one and now, I'm required to have one. The process is unnecessarily secretive. You can call and all the information you get is "it's being processed" meaning its being assesse...
by Tailwheelup
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26983

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

"Follow the money" - That is understatement. While there is no doubt that greater efficiencies can be achieved it might well mean a cost increase if the Manitoba Government applies uniform standards. At present, the regulatory aspect is assumed to be under the care of Transport Canada. For decades t...
by Tailwheelup
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 54
Views: 12313

RAIC pass lately? Agencies?

Has anyone any inside information on "the agencies" that are each separately required to provide Transport Canada with their approval? Is a permanent RAIC ever issued without a temporary being issued? Has anyone used their local persons of influence to find out and or expedite the process? Has anyon...
by Tailwheelup
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Immigrate to Canada & Flying as Pilot
Replies: 18
Views: 2253

Re: Immigrate to Canada & Flying as Pilot

Roadrunnersmother wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:32 am
I'd stay where you are at. Jobs for pilots are not plentiful in Canada. 5000+ hrs for me without an Airline position yet.
Your post speaks for itself. The jobs have never been more plentiful.
by Tailwheelup
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Algonquin College Aviation Program Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: Algonquin College Aviation Program Help

I would also like to hear from anyone with recent experience doing the Algonquin program.
I keep meeting many graduates of the other programs but none from the Algonquin.
by Tailwheelup
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?
Replies: 14
Views: 1815

Re: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?

A large percentage of jobs are obtained by having a personal referral from another pilot who already works for the employer you would like a job with. One thing I notice is that pilots with an instructing background are better at collaborating in the cockpit. Airlines are screening and one thing tha...
by Tailwheelup
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Best place for multi IFR training??
Replies: 41
Views: 7344

Re: Best place for multi IFR training??

I'd go along with the suggestion of doing an initial instrument rating elsewhere. The operators are not instructors, they are "owners" who continue to have instructors leave them quickly. The toxic atmosphere may not be visible from a student's perspective. There are plenty of their former instructo...
by Tailwheelup
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26983

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Above Gary Filmon, there is Mike Pyle is the CEO of EIC who the press releases claim is famous for "creative acquisitions". That's another name for toxic employment conditions where employees get told in no uncertain terms what the bottom line requires. What really stinks and has a very loud warning...

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