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by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Has anyone tried their luck at the winter sports shows?
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Has anyone tried their luck at the winter sports shows?

Back in the day I was always told not to do this as the operators are there trying to drum up business, not get harassed by low time pilots. That being said, it's different times now and it's probably harder to find pilots than fishermen.
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What percent of CPL holders actually get a job?
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Re: What percent of CPL holders actually get a job?

How would you measure the percentage though? The most accurate way would probably be the ratio of ATPL (year X) vs CPL (year X-3). Your percentage might be a bit off, but if we assume it takes people 3 years to get an ATPL, then you would have a fairly accurate estimate for the numbers of CPL pilot...
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: looking for Air Canada pilot directory
Replies: 14
Views: 2104

Re: looking for Air Canada pilot directory

ayseven wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:00 am
I fail to see a privacy problem with this.
Really? You fail to see a privacy problem with your employer posting your personal information online? Can you define 'privacy' accurately?
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1581

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

It doesn’t say much for their weight and balance control, that’s for sure. I suppose it depends exactly where the breakdown in communication occurred. I'm not familiar with how they operate with respect to this, but I assume a flight attendant provides the crew with a passenger count form indicatin...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11706

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Cherry picked anecdotes are proof of nothing and trying to claim otherwise demonstrates a basic lack of sense. The study quoted on that silly website is 28 years old and did not restrict itself to commercial pilots. The idea that a penis would have prevented this accident would be laughable if it w...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11706

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Core, the website you pulled those quotes from also says that 9/11 was an inside job by "the Jews", there is no AIDS in protestant nations, the Holocaust is a "profitable" hoax and that black people should be "exiled" among other things. You'll forgive me if I place absolutely no stock in anything i...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11706

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Bush flying requires strength, quick intuitive reflexes, assertiveness, lots of confidence, the ability to make solitary decisions and decisions that may go against the grain. A male is better equipped for bush flying to due an inherent higher level of these traits! A female is better equipped for ...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

Yes, the last half of my last was posited as such. Either way, it's illogical to get upset at Air Canada because in a random act of chance, you happened to get assigned a seat beside a fat person. Either address the situation with your seat mate or an FA and try to get a different seat. The only way...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 1767

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

I did not realize that buying a seat on an airliner doesn't guarantee the use of the entire seat you are assigned. Did you really buy a seat, or were you essentially assigned a free standby seat? If it was free you should probably just be grateful you got a seat and not complain. If you paid for it...
by shimmydampner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Metroliner

Absolutely don't be Air France guy! That would be fatally embarrassing.
Also don't be AVAir 3378 guy. That guy could hand fly a Metro, right up until he crashed one to death.
by shimmydampner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11706

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Considering that pilots with 10000hrs of float time have crashed on lakes with fatal consequences, I don't think time on floats in this case is relevant. The Poor design of the aircraft that prevented egress is the problem and directly caused the deaths of 3 people. Certainly the aircraft design is...
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 100
Views: 11706

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

porcsord wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 pm
For a first job?

I mean, she had 5 times the total time legally required, and 4 times the float time legally required.
32 hours floats at the time of the accident. That's a challenging corner of the country to be flying floats in with so little experience.
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Metroliner

Oh good, we are in agreement.
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Metroliner

Great. I never said they did. This is exactly my point. I don't think they care much one way or another.
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Metroliner

Admittedly I know nothing about metros but hyperbole aside, I agree with your point. However, the reality today does not really reflect that. These days by 1000 hours or sooner, pilots are going into highly automated heavy 705 turboprops or even jets going from 10000 foot runway to a precision appro...
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Metroliner

]Are you honestly claiming that low time pilots need *more* automation experience? Their manual flying skills have barely been developed yet manually flying a metro doesn’t benefit them as much as operating an autopilot? i admit I am surprised... I wouldn't say I'm claiming that, no. I am however, ...
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3208

Re: Metroliner

The real question is: do you have a choice? PC12 I'll be the contrarian here and say Pc12. I don't think anyone really cares very much how much right seat multi turbine vs right seat single turbine time you have. However, they might be interested to see that you have some experience dealing with au...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 28
Views: 1513

Re: Midlife Career Change

If that's true, what a bunch of horse shit. So a guy with a PPL and no intention of pursuing a CPL could do it, but if you're pursuing a CPL you can't because THEN those hours have intrinsic value in and of themselves? Horse feathers. I have doubts about that whole story, but if it were true it soun...
by shimmydampner
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 28
Views: 1513

Re: Midlife Career Change

#1: In my opinion, yes. #2: In my opinion, yes. #3: In my opinion, probably not worth the cost/benefit, but could be fun regardless. #4: Plan to be away all summer. #5: If all you are planning is seasonal float flying in NWO, I think you'd be hard pressed to ever make $65k in a season, although it's...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

This is why I laugh at everyone who says "we're lucky" to have an up north. I couldn't agree more. I get a great deal of self satisfaction out of laughing at people who have different priorities and who enjoy a different lifestyle than I do. I can't understand why people might be interested in the ...
by shimmydampner
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 354
Views: 90416

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

European bases haven't been finalized yet but it looks like the usual suspects from years past (Belfast, Aberdeen, various UK, Amsterdam and Poland/Czech Republic), except for Dublin won't be a base due to possible Brexit issues. Curious that Belfast and other UK bases are unaffected by Brexit but ...
by shimmydampner
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3007

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

goingnowherefast wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:54 pm
I suppose they could just put most of the stretch behind the main gear, stick the extra wheel on the tail and call it a Dash 8 tail dragger.
:wink: Just what all those 2000 hour captains need. It'll be a goddam ground loop apocalypse.
by shimmydampner
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 309
Views: 17523

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I keep hearing people say this but realistically what percent of FO's started at 250 hours? My guess is 1% of 1% Not at AC but 250 hour FOs are ending up in the right seat of 705 turboprops and jets more often than you might think. It's not great. Kinda like running a daycare for teenage aerosexual...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3778

Re: Operating different machines.

Rookie, why do so many people here think I am anti education just because it is my opinion flying for a living is not exactly up there with brain surgery? Well ., there you go again being disingenuous. You did not originally say flying is not exactly up there with brain surgery. You did however imp...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3778

Re: Operating different machines.

Hmmm. Reading this thread. My brother drives heavy double trailers down the 401, day and night. Always jammed with traffic. Always idiots, construction zones, blizzard conditions at times. I'm hearing comments this is supposed to be easy. From talking to him, I think not. To me that seems more stre...

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