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by maturepilot83
Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink
Replies: 11
Views: 3451

Re: Working at Air Canada if you don't drink

I don't drink alcohol for health reasons and was wondering if this would be a major hindrance in having a normal experience at Air Canada. I'm thinking about layovers where going for drinks with the Captain might be considered an unspoken rule. I have no problem saying no when offered alcohol but I...
by maturepilot83
Thu May 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2406

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

I had a well paying government job as well with excellent benefits. I always wanted to be a pilot. I stayed in this safe, secure and well paying government job not believing that I could successfully make this shift. I felt stuck and I was unhappy for the longest time. Even my co-workers told me I n...
by maturepilot83
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career change to pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 2792

Re: Career change to pilot

Shoot me a PM. Let's talk.
by maturepilot83
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 12143

Re: Bid 2019

I'm starting a job up north next month. What are the chances of me getting hired OTS to Jazz within the next 6 months-12 months provided I pass the interview and sim eval? I'm sitting at over 1000 hours and close to getting my ATPL signed off. I expect 500 multi-turbine 2 crew experience to add to t...
by maturepilot83
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Re: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

I suspect it will take much longer than 10 days. AC is suspending Max flights until July 1st and has suspended acquisition of the other 6 it was due to receive. Sort of. AC has arranged for other aircraft to cover MAX flights until July 1st. That press release was to pacify future bookings confiden...
by maturepilot83
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Re: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

I suspect it will take much longer than 10 days. AC is suspending Max flights until July 1st and has suspended acquisition of the other 6 it was due to receive.
by maturepilot83
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1
Replies: 31
Views: 5301

Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-sco ... -1.5062354

What does this mean for future hiring and existing crews on the 737?
by maturepilot83
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Re: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

Also alarming ... Flawed Analysis, Failed Oversight: How Boeing, FAA Certified the Suspect 737 MAX Flight Control System As Boeing hustled in 2015 to catch up to Airbus and certify its new 737 MAX, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managers pushed the agency’s safety engineers to delegate safety...
by maturepilot83
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3959

Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

In the latest blow to both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration, the WSJ reported overnight that Federal prosecutors and Department of Transportation officials are scrutinizing the development of Boeing 737 MAX jetliners and in particular its anti-stall (MCAS) system, inquiries described ...
by maturepilot83
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: hiring factors (older entry level pilots)
Replies: 19
Views: 4867

Re: hiring factors (older entry level pilots)

Is the road to landing your first 703 job a lot harder if you are (say) over 40? I would expect considerations such as more frequent medical exams may play into decisions to pass on the older pilot but I'd like to know how big of an impact age has on starting a 2nd career in this industry? I believ...
by maturepilot83
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

Re: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

DadoBlade wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Drones are already some spraying crops on a small scale . If using larger drones, such as the AT200, is the career as a crop sprayer/ag pilot endangered?
Not in the near future. I imagine something like a VTOL aircraft filling that void...
by maturepilot83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

Re: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

How long until we start losing pilot jobs to this kind of UAVs? Or how many more years of two-crew operations? I wonder how feasible it'd be to ''upgrade'' the current two-crew rated airplanes to fly single pilot. If we wanted to replace a pilot with a computer we could do it yesterday. Retrofittin...
by maturepilot83
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1754

China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

https://www.indrastra.com/2019/02/China-AT200-Cargo-Drone-005-02-2019-0018.html According to the latest media reports, China has begun production of its AT200 cargo drone (unmanned aerial vehicle - UAV) after the completion of successful airworthiness trials in 2018. It is based on P750XL turboprop ...
by maturepilot83
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Groundschool
Replies: 0
Views: 933

Groundschool

Edited.
by maturepilot83
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU recommendations in SW Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: FTU recommendations in SW Ontario

CZBA - Burlington.

Spectrum Airways.
by maturepilot83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff

I instructed in the high thirties and as low as -25 C. Whatever got me another flight hour closer to the next step.
by maturepilot83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff

maturepilot83 wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:44 am
I instructed in the high thirties and as low as -25 C. Whatever got me another flight hour closer to the next step.
by maturepilot83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff
Replies: 19
Views: 1352

Re: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff

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by maturepilot83
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is it realistic to be a PT flight instructor
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Is it realistic to be a PT flight instructor

Is it realistic to become a part-time flight instructor while working a regular 9-5 type job? I wouldn't be trying to move on to any other type of flying job, but am just interested in getting the rating and teaching in the early mornings, evenings, or weekends. Is anyone currently doing this or kn...
by maturepilot83
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is it realistic to be a PT flight instructor
Replies: 23
Views: 1361

Re: Is it realistic to be a PT flight instructor

Is it realistic to become a part-time flight instructor while working a regular 9-5 type job? I wouldn't be trying to move on to any other type of flying job, but am just interested in getting the rating and teaching in the early mornings, evenings, or weekends. Is anyone currently doing this or kn...
by maturepilot83
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Money Management Advice.
Replies: 58
Views: 4264

Re: Free Money Management Advice.

There's nothing like hearing two flight instructors bragging about their pickup trucks while holding down a job that can barely pay off their student loans....
by maturepilot83
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight and Duty Time Tracking
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Flight and Duty Time Tracking

If you do get your hands on a Spreadsheet, or design your own, try Google Sheets for iPad. It's free.
by maturepilot83
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?
Replies: 49
Views: 3149

Re: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?

Get your butt inside a plane with an instructor, period. No rocket science or periods of reflectivity examining the differences between the colours displayed on a glass cockpit and your feelings on a bright moonlit sky with a glass of red wine in your hand.
by maturepilot83
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?
Replies: 49
Views: 3149

Re: Is the trainer you fly and start with important to an career in aviation?

Hi guys. I am currently looking to get my PPL and CPL with one of the flight schools located in Boundary Bay Airport (closest location to me from East Vancouver area via Knight Bridge). My goal is to work for one of the major airlines. I have 0 flight experience but am very eager to learn. My quest...

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