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by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2216

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

I know in some areas where there's a few freelance instructors to choose from, the guys charge $35-50/ hour. I'm the only one within a couple hundred kilometres, so I charge $60, but that's what my free time is worth to me. I charge that rate for everything, but some instructors charge more for adva...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6156

Re: Keewatin

I’m making the same as their king air captains as a year one Navajo driver in NWO, and I know other companies around here paying more than mine. That’s pretty brutal. :?
by LifeAt90Kts
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 652

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by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1393

Re: Diamond to increase production

My biggest issue with the Da-40 was for an airplane built in Canada, the cabin heat was so weak that it made the airplane unbearably uncomfortable when the OAT dipped below -10. Because of the giant bubble canopy and two breathing people inside you had to have the defrost running constantly or your ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do I need a recommendation for INRAT exam?
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Do I need a recommendation for INRAR exam?

If you meant INRAT, then no recommend needed.
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harv's Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2306

Re: Harv's Air

Which base was he at? I’m not saying it didn’t happen the way he’s recounting, I’d just be very surprised. I was one of those MIFR instructors in the not too distant past and neither I nor any of the other fine folks teaching IFR there would’ve thrown someone into a sim FT on day one. The syllabus i...
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ramp Wait Times
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Ramp Wait Times

Try the smaller operators. It blows my mind that companies up in Yellowknife are still expecting pilots to huck bags for 2 years before touching an aircraft. I know lots of survey operators are hiring right now, and I don't think you'd have to do ramp for that (minus managing your own aircraft). At ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Day as a flight instructor
Replies: 4
Views: 893

Re: First Day as a flight instructor

My very first day and my very first student had a French PPL and was at my school to train for a CPL. Everything was going fairly well until we were on final, and a little high and fast. I say "So, does it look like we're in a good position?" And he just pitches for the sky and starts hammering on b...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25413

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Herc's on the way. Fingers and toes crossed for a positive outcome 🤞🏻
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sharper Edge ATPL
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Sharper Edge ATPL

Don't do it. Absolute waste of money. So many gaps. Aerocourse / AIM, passed both first try.
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Flight Instructor Kenora (CYQK)
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: Freelance Flight Instructor Kenora (CYQK)

Sent you a private message!
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Email vs in person
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Email vs in person

Unless it explicitly says “email only” or “no walk ins” I would think it would be better to go and put a face to your credentials. I did a road trip in northwestern Ontario 2 years ago, before this shortage, and I had a pretty warm welcome at 90% of the places I went to. The other 10% were not so fr...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.

Happened to me! I just carried my old booklet with my current medical in it alongside my current booklet until I went for my next medical. I did a flight test and got a new job in the meantime and none of the examiners or employers got bent out of shape about it.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16172

Re: Where is this so called shortage

I agree that pilots should be paid to be pilots, however, after having a couple of 200 hour wonders sit in my right seat over the last year (and having an instructing background) I gotta tell ya... The first 30-50 hours with a newbie are just like doing CPL instruction. Their multi theory is weak, t...
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

How far out of date are you? As in when was the last time you flew IFR?
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

A PPC does reset your clock, which is why you don’t see airline pilots kicking around in the redbird at your local flying school every few years doing an IPC. The biggest reason why an employer wants you to have a valid and current IFR rating prior to employing you is pretty simple. They want to spe...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How are those PA-31 Cowls
Replies: 11
Views: 1637

Re: How are those PA-31 Cowls

Not the greatest picture (and no I wasn’t flying) but our cowl bolts are all painted red, so it’s very obvious when one is out of place. I check the security of the cowling on every walk around, I haven’t found one out of place yet (fingers crossed). As for the nose baggage door as pilotDAR mentione...
by LifeAt90Kts
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: C152 Weight and Balance Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: C152 Weight and Balance Issue

Some times they give you a scenario that doesn’t work, on purpose. To make sure that when presented with a situation that doesn’t work for your aircraft you know how to adapt. Is the passenger or the freight more important? Can you take some of the boxes? None of the boxes? Can you safely take less ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR work
Replies: 15
Views: 1819

Re: IFR work

I’m not familiar with the quiz circulars you’ve mentioned, probably before my IFR time. A few resources you may find useful: TC AIM (free to download the PDF, pay special attention to the RAC and COMM sections) CAP GEN (if you download a free app like fltpln go you can access a current edition for f...
by LifeAt90Kts
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Typical on-demand charter schedule?
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: Typical on-demand charter schedule?

Well, I work for a charter company, but it is not corporate flying by any means. I work 5 on, 2 off. The schedule for the next day comes out the previous evening. For days where nothing is scheduled, I'm on call, so if something pops up I have an hour to get to the airport. I typically fly 4 days a ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue May 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cpl flight test hours
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: Cpl flight test hours

I did my CPL FT with 75% of the requirements, so I had 150 hours TT, and 75 PIC.
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing on hotter day
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: Landing on hotter day

You’re confusing indicated (IAS) and true (TAS)airspeed. Your true airspeed for a given indicated airspeed will vary with temperature and pressure, like, for example, on a hot day :)
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test Info
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: PPL Flight Test Info

Very few are outright failures. Usually if someone isn’t going to make it through the test that gets identified on the ground, and the flight doesn’t happen. I believe the pass rate is around 70%, and the rest are partials. TC tracks the pass/fail rates and if a particular school is below the nation...

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