Search found 81 matches

by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question about Transport Canada recordkeeping
Replies: 20
Views: 1989

Re: Question about Transport Canada recordkeeping

I had heard from an examiner that they track the FTU’s and examiners to make sure the pass / fail ratio is within norms. I don’t know that they can filter pilots who attended a specific FTU who went on to achieve an ATPL. Won’t know till you ask! I don’t know if any one is even in the TC offices rig...
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DEPRESSION IN THE TIME OF COVID
Replies: 34
Views: 3174

Re: DEPRESSION IN THE TIME OF COVID

For anyone reading this that may be struggling, you don't need to suffer in silence. You won't be a "burden" if you reach out to friends / family / trusted coworker. I know there's a taboo in aviation, people think their medicals are at risk if they admit they need some help, but there's tons of ano...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airplane stuck in the states
Replies: 83
Views: 5148

Re: Airplane stuck in the states

Um... I'm pretty sure that the quarantine exemption applies only to crew actually flying for an airline ; [/quote] I wasn’t sure, which is why I called and checked before I completed this exact task for a client. I was providing a service, contracted by the aircraft owner. Therefore flight crew, an...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airplane stuck in the states
Replies: 83
Views: 5148

Re: Airplane stuck in the states

If you don’t want to quarantine for two weeks when you come back find a furloughed commercial pilot you trust, and send them down there to grab it. Commercial pilots, truckers, and marine crew are exempt from the quarantine rules.
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How to Become an Air Tanker Pilot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: How to Become an Air Tanker Pilot?

Floats! Lots and lots and LOTS of float time.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sun May 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 3123

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

Laid off, found a temp flying contract, fingers crossed for a return to my previous job in the fall!
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 3336

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

New contract that just got ratified at Wasaya has rotation for all captain positions at all bases except for Dash in YQT. FO’s on the dash and hawker in YPL also have rotation. Free company travel within the Wasaya network. Jump seat agreements with AC, WJ, Porter, Bearskin, Perimeter, and a bunch m...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Wasaya airways
Replies: 1
Views: 1776

Re: Wasaya airways

Sent you a pm :)
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2584

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: 7098

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: 768

deleted

deleted
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

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: 472

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: 2691

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: 1058

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: 962

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: 190
Views: 34095

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: 1326

Re: Sharper Edge ATPL

Don't do it. Absolute waste of money. So many gaps. Aerocourse / AIM, passed both first try.

Go to advanced search