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by MrAviator19
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Re: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?

For someone new to the industry with no pilot in waiting experience, what are Summit and North Star's waiting times ? And what is the average Northern operators waiting time ? Summit Air and North Star Air should be on top of your list for interviewing pilots in waiting. Those two places still have...
by MrAviator19
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2736

Re: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?

Summit Air and North Star Air should be on top of your list for interviewing pilots in waiting. Those two places still have some unrealistic PIW times with the way the industry is moving right now. Their employees will be perfect for your project - you'll go in looking to make a short movie but will...
by MrAviator19
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Apprentice Pilot"
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: "Apprentice Pilot"

shimmydampner wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:55 am
MrAviator19 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:50 pm
North Star Air........ respecting weight limitations, of course
There's a real knee slapper!
:smt088

MrA
by MrAviator19
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Apprentice Pilot"
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: "Apprentice Pilot"

C-GGGQ wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:37 am
Honestly, ours is more "apprentice" than wasaya. They're hired as ground crew/ part time pilots. They get their PPC and a few hours a month as suggested above. After 3-4 months usually, they're upgraded to full time FO.
Where is this?

MrA
by MrAviator19
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Yellowknife Operators list
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: Yellowknife Operators list

Keewatin Air has a base in CYZF.

MrA
by MrAviator19
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Apprentice Pilot"
Replies: 9
Views: 2080

Re: "Apprentice Pilot"

It's a joke! At least North Star Air next door at CYPL is a little honest and call it for what it really is - Pilot in WAITING. In my opinion, if they're going to call it "Apprentice" pilot, then have those new guys sit in the right seat of a PC-12 (if they're worried about their B1900s) and let the...
by MrAviator19
Fri May 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: FlyCats
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: FlyCats

Nice new equipment. Weird management! Huge bonds, below industry standard wages, and no ability to develop any sort of long term plan with this operation. It is a millionaires toy box so he and his son can fly his G280 as a "Captain" while someone sits in the right seat and puts out all the fires. ...
by MrAviator19
Thu May 23, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: FlyCats
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

FlyCats

http://www.flycats.ca/

Any current info regarding WAWCON in this company?

Much appreciated. :D

MrA
by MrAviator19
Sun May 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Good career start - flight dispatcher
Replies: 11
Views: 2541

Re: Good career start - flight dispatcher

I'm about 50 hours away from my CPL flight test (Single engine) and was thinking of attempting to find some work doing pipeline patrolling/aerial surveying. How realistic is this in today's market as I've heard that most operators require you to have a ME/IR rating even for single engine gigs (alre...
by MrAviator19
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6063

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

This is one of the funniest statements I’ve ever read on avcanada, if you think any airline in Canada gives one iota of a damn about your work life balance, well what can I say, hope you don’t get a random drug test in your future:) if a company is giving you anything in the way of compensation, wh...
by MrAviator19
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6063

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

The industry norm for YPL is rotations from YQT. I understand Basler captains get confirmed travel anywhere in Canada when off rotation. This discussion is about NSA FOs getting particularly screwed. As far as I know, only the Basler Captains (and maybe ATR?) have that luxury. What is the company t...
by MrAviator19
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6063

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

What's next? You have to rent your own accommodations on rotation and pay for all your living expenses too? Umm, NSA pilots are already doing that! :lol: MrA First off, no I wouldn’t accept the job but perhaps if I was first starting out I would consider it. Next, the “rotational” description is fr...
by MrAviator19
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6063

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

100 grand for 704/705 captains, 2 weeks on/2 weeks off is pretty good. So 15 people in the company make a decent living :lol: Let's factor in the ~8-10K lbs of cargo on the Basler, and ~15-18K lbs on the ATR that has to be offloaded 3-4 times everyday (lots of breaking individual skids and hand-bom...
by MrAviator19
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6063

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

the whole company isn't like that, PC-12 guys are assigned in Thunder bay, so it's not that bad to get home. Of course it is! Imagine paying ~$400-500 on your flight tickets every 2 weeks for your time off on top of the rent/expenses to live in CYQT or CYXL. NSA is inarguably one of the worst payin...
by MrAviator19
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6063

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

I posted this some time ago in another thread regarding NSA: PC12 FO: $35K a year to start, ZERO per diems while on rotation unless you overnight away from base ($60/night I think), you live in CYQT or CYXL out of your own pocket on that crap salary, fly 60-80 hours every rotation. PC12 Captain: Sam...
by MrAviator19
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 113
Views: 19621

Re: Evas

Evascaptainyhz wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:18 am
...and try to get rid of the terrible reputation Evas has.
Nothing that has been said in this thread so far about the company is helping that cause. :smt120

MrA
by MrAviator19
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6243

Re: Keewatin

Why would anyone go work for keweetin as an FO when a 250 hour pilot can work for Calm Air and make 60k as a year 1 FO? Year 1 FO at Calm Air does not make $60K, and definitely not a 250 hour pilot! MrA It will easily be over 60K average credit hours per month is easily 85 without picking up overti...
by MrAviator19
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6243

Re: Keewatin

fish4life wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:22 am
Why would anyone go work for keweetin as an FO when a 250 hour pilot can work for Calm Air and make 60k as a year 1 FO?
Year 1 FO at Calm Air does not make $60K, and definitely not a 250 hour pilot!

MrA
by MrAviator19
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6243

Re: Keewatin

50k for captains though? Perimeter makes just shy of double that on base salary, short of triple that if you add the bonuses. Vanguard is around 70k nowadays I believe? I'm honestly surprised they can still find captains meeting the medevac minimums for that salary. But hey, their perogative of cou...
by MrAviator19
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6243

Re: Keewatin

Thanks for sharing, but holy crap that's low. Especially for a medevac operator. Wow. There are yearly increments, not sure about the numbers. Once you add the per diems, $28K + $9600 (yearly), roughly $38K for instance, it pretty much comes up to industry standards for FOs. I know carriers in Nort...
by MrAviator19
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6243

Re: Keewatin

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:46 am
I bet there are a few odd 703 FOs making more than 50 grand....
I don't think so :!:

MrA
by MrAviator19
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6243

Re: Keewatin

Rotational schedule for all employees that aren't working at the headquarters in YWG, which is pilots/flight nurses/flight coordinators: 2 weeks on 2 weeks off. All accommodation is provided by company at all the bases: CYFB, CYRT, CYZF, CYCB, CYYQ and most recently added CYGT. The new Manitoba Govt...
by MrAviator19
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air
Replies: 22
Views: 2380

Re: Job - Navajo vs Metroliner/KIng Air

Hello everyone, I've been offered a job as a F.O on various aircraft with various operators, and wanted your opinions. 1. King air F.O 2. Metroliner F.O 3. Navajo F.O The first two jobs are both up north. The third job is based near the GTA. Personally, I'm considering the Navajo job. The plane typ...
by MrAviator19
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Requirements for day stays
Replies: 15
Views: 1640

Re: Requirements for day stays

NotDirty! wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:32 pm
Just hop an Uber into town and expense it! Book yourself into a suite at a downtown hotel, unless there is a suitable one closer to the airport.
Uber?! Downtown?! :shock:

Tell me where this "bush" is and I'll quit my job that very day!
by MrAviator19
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shall I take a dock staff position or wait till I get my first flying position.
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Shall I take a dock staff position or wait till I get my first flying position.

Hi everyone, In this current climate Thanks I'll say this... the "current climate" is more so for the experienced 1000+ hr pilots that are in high demand. At 200-250TT, you're in a pond with a lot of fish. Not saying it's completely impossible, but you'll need some good contacts to get you an inter...

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