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by GhostRider6
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 39
Views: 3333

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

To be a pilot in the RCAF, you have to be an officer. We can debate the merits of the policy, but officers need to have at least at university undergraduate education. There are sone who don't but they're the exception and they are supposed to attain it. A RCAF pilot does not simply fly. In fact, i...
by GhostRider6
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Flight test soon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Commercial Flight test soon...

I never said it wasn’t used in the real world I said “ you won’t be using this formula in the real world.” Perhaps I need to clarify... I’ve never had to calculate my zero fuel or Vref for a C185, BN2, C206, supercub, C208, BN2 by way of the TC formula... I’ve never seen it done this way operational...
by GhostRider6
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Flight test soon...
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Commercial Flight test soon...

It’s good to see that the :45 flight planning segment had been done away with. Some stuff ( ZFW, Vref etc seems a bit overkill) - you won’t be using this formula in the real world. The ride is a scripted test .. it’s not representative of the real world that’s out there. ..Show up, be professional, ...
by GhostRider6
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 10827

Re: Regional Career

Perdiems ARE NOT PAY.

Better hope to god that the CRA does start taxing on it.
by GhostRider6
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: $90k or higher.
Replies: 9
Views: 2673

Re: $90k or higher.

Yup! Try Alkan (has a YCD/ YXY base) , Air North, Jazz ( although I’m not entirely certain and my information is second hand -feel free to correct ) I’ve heard starts at around 50k-60K for LS..when working 16-18 days a month, doing 5-7 legs per day already I wouldn’t be signing up for more OT.. ( ju...
by GhostRider6
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3044

Re: CATSA nonsense

I don’t see this as a first world problem. When CATSA needs to put up large posters at airports in an attempt to humanize them and manufacture consent I think it’s necessary to speak up. CATSA provides an illusion of security .. nothing more... I’ve had: My meal turned upside down ( leaking the cont...
by GhostRider6
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 129
Views: 11136

Re: Recession incoming

Aviation is and will always be cyclical. It’s better to train during a downturn than in the upswing. Regardless, as others have said, there’s plenty of work to be had in downturns: instruct, get a ramp job, tow gliders for air cadets..you name it. When the “ upswing” hits you’ll have some time under...
by GhostRider6
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...
Replies: 44
Views: 4235

Re: Central Mountain Air weekly job ad...

They had a bunch of qualified Dash AME’s, groomers and Pilots ... you name it .. until they folded up Hawkair.. lease returned the aircraft then picked them up again from avmax with the “ Hawk” removed from the tail.... but with the same paint scheme ... Now they’re looking for Dash pilots and AME’s...
by GhostRider6
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1772

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

This is a great question .. There’s systemic issues that play into things for sure.. ( TC, “ Capitalism”, supply and demand, unskilled labor ( college programs), and global society that’s increasingly fragmented) and the public demanding progressively cheaper tickets.. I agree with the ATPL/ hour re...
by GhostRider6
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Professional "victims" are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2345

Re: The Professional "victims" are back!

I was appalled at this.... This vexatious couple still prefers to fly Air Canada! Despite taking them to court... the judges are just feeding into their disordered inner workings that’s for sure! So, when I’m in Vancouver, can I sue because there’s Chinese lettering bigger than English or in some ca...
by GhostRider6
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3273

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

I think whoever said that it’s an attempt to “humanize” the screeners put it better than I did. I’m tired airport security in general and the illusion of security. If someone is hellbent on destruction ... the crew on that flight are the last line of defense.. not the “ faith leader” “officers.” Gen...
by GhostRider6
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3273

CATSA “ faith leaders”

Who makes these ads and who pays for the advertising..

Seems like a political agenda ..
by GhostRider6
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: You get what you pay for ...
Replies: 0
Views: 1177

You get what you pay for ...

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5262194

Hopefully, the LCC / ULCC culture proves it’s true worth ..

I also hope Gabor does the same....
by GhostRider6
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3732

Re: Speed limits and STARs

I was flying a 705 machine with the CP.. we were assigned a speed reduction into a major center. I slowed to the assigned ATC speed ..as requested and the CP lost his cool and became quite animated lol. I brought his attention to the Rule the OP was discussing .. which only further enraged the capta...
by GhostRider6
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 129
Views: 11136

Re: Recession incoming

Hey! Yeah, welcome to Aviation it’s pretty cyclical.. as many have said, there’s so many variables at play with respect to employment opportunities. Have you thought of northern 705? There’s Air north up in YXY who will put you in an ATR up north with a decent wage to boot. As for the “ visible moni...
by GhostRider6
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: “Flying sucks less when you pay less”
Replies: 11
Views: 3146

Re: “Flying sucks less when you pay less”

Ya, people like to play victim when their flights get cancelled and the “ service” isn’t what it’s cracked up to be . Funny thing is, the people on TV doing the complaining look like they can afford to pay for a reasonable fare.. On a side note, the music is awful and the faces drove me insane.. May...
by GhostRider6
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3009

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

AirFrame wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:48 am
And it's not just aviation.
I agree 100%....
by GhostRider6
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3009

Canadian housing Prices / Wages

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5216258 I realize this isn’t aviation related (directly). However, I can’t help but wonder when the breaking point will come where people literally won’t be able to afford wages offered by employers within the Canadian Aviation Industry. Or, alternatively...
by GhostRider6
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Home made procedures
Replies: 37
Views: 4641

Re: Home made procedures

This ... I tried to teach myself mountain biking a few years back... the results were less than ideal.. In the end, I usually take a few lessons per year to refine things... My propensity dropped off nicely .. when I start to get lackadaisical/ have a long day / or push too far beyond my skill set I...
by GhostRider6
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5912

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

This is by far my favorite post on avcanada ... I completely agree with the aforementioned points.. It’s the illusion of security. On a side note, can CATSA examine your cellphone while clearing a screening checkpoint and operating ? I’ve had a CATSA employee demand to examine my phone.. after the “...
by GhostRider6
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5114

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

The mighty dollar drives safety, employment etc these days. Look at how many jobs have been reduced or eliminated and only more will follow suit with increasing automation. The odd crash here and there isn’t any issue for money hungry corporations and investors ... provided the company still makes m...
by GhostRider6
Tue May 28, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

Hi Laserstrike, I said times have changed.. in nowhere in my post did I say it was a bad thing... it’s different..times today are different.. How am I hypocritical ? I did offer my .02 not to jump ship after company A trains to only to go to company B. The good times never last forever .. an ass kic...
by GhostRider6
Sun May 26, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 20
Views: 2822

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

Man, times have changed .. after 18 months of instructing onto a Q400... I did 18 months on the Ramp to get onto a C206... the company went bankrupt then it was back to the ramp for me!!! G’luck and hope things work out for you... I wouldn’t take one job then jump ship over to another company with u...
by GhostRider6
Fri May 17, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Canadian North vs Regionals
Replies: 14
Views: 3611

Re: Canadian North vs Regionals

Here’s a few points that are by no means exhaustive... CDN north -higher wages -less comprehensive benefit package -rotational work / longer stints away -northern flying -more interesting / diverse flying ( subjective) -less days worked -less hours flown ( I’d imagine) - Majors an option ( not just ...
by GhostRider6
Mon May 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: YVR/ YYC IFR refresher
Replies: 0
Views: 304

YVR/ YYC IFR refresher

Hey! I’ve been out of the commercial game due to a medical issue for quite some time. I’m now looking to come back.. Could anyone recommend a flight school in the YYC ( preferably) or YVR with something along the lines of an Alsim? The plan of attack would be to do some PC based sim work followed by...

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