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by shimmydampner
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 12
Views: 2301

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

I suppose poor spelling, punctuation and grammar are fine though. :roll:
by shimmydampner
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why Bombardier failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Why Bombardier failed

Whoa whoa whoa..... Am I to understand that an aviation company struggled/failed because of incompetent management? I've never heard of such a phenomenon!
by shimmydampner
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any professional pilots living in Kamloops here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2212

Re: Any professional pilots living in Kamloops here?

Canuckgame wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:13 pm
2- are there Bush pilot jobs where you can commute between work and home every couple of weeks or so? Are there rotations of say 3 weeks on one week off for example?
Kenn Borek Air. All the bush flying adventure you could possibly want.
by shimmydampner
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4188

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

C-GGGQ wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:41 pm
No one cares what your gender is.
Couldn't agree more. So why are all you fucking nerds still squabbling about it? Who gives a shit about Air Canada's re-wording their cabin announcements to a neutral version? This hardly seems like the hill to die on for either side.
by shimmydampner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2283

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

Just because it's a good idea to explain the "why" of good airmanship doesn't mean we should throw the baby out with the bath water. Airmanship is still a very real, very valuable concept. Given the choice between two technically not incorrect courses of action, good airmanship will choose the one t...
by shimmydampner
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 45
Views: 3484

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

You should give up on flying. Become an Instagram "influencer."
by shimmydampner
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1776

Re: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?

ahkhamza wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Its time to start a campaign for better wages. Cant even fucking afford a girlfriend/decent car/mortgage. The regionals should pay at least $55,000 to FO's. TRANSPORT CANADA WAKE UP!!!
What does Transport Canada have to do with it?
by shimmydampner
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

Who’s weaker? Someone who admits they have a problem and does something strange to correct it rather than ‘sucking it up’ and winding up dead like so many people who buy into that toxic attitude? I'm fairly confident that no one has ever died from flying without a horse next to them. After all, it'...
by shimmydampner
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight
Replies: 40
Views: 2569

Re: Woman Takes Her Miniature Service HORSE on Flight

Just think of the state of the world today if old people who thought everything was crazy were allowed to prevail. And imagine the state of the world if weak people who desperately need to feel special at all times were allowed to indulge their every whim. If you can't travel without your horse the...
by shimmydampner
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

How did we ever win WW2 with all those 200 hr kids flying fighters and bombers? Great question :roll: https://www.realclearhistory.com/articles/2019/02/12/staggering_statistics_15000_us_airmen_killed_in_training_in_ww_ii_412.html Over the course of the war 200,000 trainees flunked out or died in tr...
by shimmydampner
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12171

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

ssisting in destroying someones career will not end well for you I don't think anyone here is advocating "destroying someone's career" just for the sake of doing it. It sounds to me like there is a genuine safety concern, and if that is the case, I believe it should be brought forward through the c...
by shimmydampner
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3183

Re: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

It is only in canada that 3000 hour pilots are only deemed fit to fly as an fo on a dash 8 by the Old and Wise Supercool Bushpilots. ;-) Now now, calm your insecurities. No one said anything bad about low time pilots. It was only (correctly) pointed out that 3000 hours isn't "highly experienced." I...
by shimmydampner
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12171

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

It's not that easy. Are you willing to destroy someone's career at 2000 hours because you don't think they will improve at some point? .... It surely is a tough decision. No, it's not easy. Yes, it is a tough decision. Yes, I am willing to destroy someone's career at 2000 hours. If at 2000 hours, y...
by shimmydampner
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

And yes, people in their mid 20s would rather live at home because whether you believe it or not, living on your own doesn't automatically make you more independent... You'll probably find, when you finally do move out, that not living with your parents is actually the very first item on the list o...
by shimmydampner
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Tell us what you want new pilots with 250-500 hours to do to get that first job. What should the 703/704 operators do so they don't keep reposting ads every 2 weeks .... So how do you fix this never ending vicious cycle in an idealistic world? These are disparate "problems" and I don't understand w...
by shimmydampner
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 2397

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

Piston has a less involved start process (usually) That's not been the case for any piston I've flown, whereas every turbine has been about as complicated as throwing a match into a puddle of kerosene. Operationally less involved as well. Keep the needles out of the red. Not exactly rocket applianc...
by shimmydampner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

So it has come to this...experienced pilots need not apply, lest the office drones deem you a loser for not already being an airline drone.
Good to know. It has taken me the long way around to suss out what I already suspected.
by shimmydampner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

the 1500 hr guy who goes to the 1900 probably has been PFO'd from the better options. Where as you could screen for the cream of the crop of the 200-500 hr guys applying and get a much better pilot. Would you throw the 1500 hour guy's resume out under the assumption that he was no good, or would yo...
by shimmydampner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

I will certainly admit that it seems doubtful that ANYONE good or bad with 1500 hours would apply for such a position, but I think that's quite a leap to make to assume that if they did, they suck. It's no different than thinking that a 250 hour applicant would suck.
by shimmydampner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

I'll repeat and rephrase: If you take the average performance level of a 1500 hour pilot accepting a 1900 FO position, then the top XX of the group of 200 hour pilots applying for your job will achieve the same or better performance with less than double the training, and they will stick around lon...
by shimmydampner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Well then we'll have to agree to disagree. Like I said, I don't think even 2 months of incompetence is ok.
by shimmydampner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

It has suddenly dawned on me what the disconnect is. There is a fundamental difference between how guys like GGGQ and digits view the role and responsibility of an FO, and how I do. One side seems to think that the position is one where it is acceptable for inexperienced pilots to undergo a sort of ...
by shimmydampner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?

I heard they went on to produce the famous "500" animated short. :D
by shimmydampner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2638

Re: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?

For some perspective, you should compare and contrast with examples from 15-20 years ago when things were REALLY dire. Back in the days of The Lurker. There are no doubt, a lot of great stories out there.

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