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by MrAviator19
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 73
Views: 10928

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

Knowing how North Star operates, the crew of the downed Basler were probably told to run back to Red Lake from Sachigo, switch into the last remaining Basler and fly cargo for the rest of the day.

MrA
by MrAviator19
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 3324

Re: Skylink Planes

Don Cherry wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Who told you they don’t have GPS? Of course they have. A fancy trimble!
Now, if you ask about tents, covers, heaters or uniform allowance, then the answer is no.
FreeFlight - the predecessor to ForeFlight :rolleyes:

MrA
by MrAviator19
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 3324

Re: Skylink Planes

With 800 hrs you can get on with Encore, Jazz, etc. Why would you go somewhere that pays worse, has a worse schedule + has a bond? I get it why some guys stick around flying for decent 703 operators, but why go somewhere that's crap these days? With 800 hrs, Encore & Jazz will ask you to reach back...
by MrAviator19
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Inc
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

Re: Fox Flight Inc

Or go have some fun and help improve conditions for your fellow pilots! Apply, get hired, refuse to fly fatigued, refuse to use your own credit card for other people's food. SMS every safety issue. Get fired for no good reason, don't pay out the bond and move on to greener pastures. :twisted: :mrgr...
by MrAviator19
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: summit air (pilot in waiting)
Replies: 9
Views: 1595

Re: summit air (pilot in waiting)

and advice about summit air (pilot in waiting) recently, how long does it take from ramp to right seat? and how much could I get pay during ramp? is there a mandatory period or bond? Dornier - 1 year bond - 400-500hrs/year ATR/RJ - 2 year bond - 600-700hrs/year Per year or per month? The math only ...
by MrAviator19
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2825

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

Keewatin Air is 2wk on 2wk off. You'd be based in NU, or NWT. They have King Airs and a couple Lear Jets. Updated fleet: 17 or so King Airs, 1 PC-12, 2 citations (with 3 or 4 more coming into operation soon). KA used primarily for medevacs in NU & NWT, some are used for Manitoba Justice charters. C...
by MrAviator19
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: pc-12 FO or Encore interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1336

Re: pc-12 FO or Encore interview

Hi everyone, I need some advice. I recentley got a job offer for a pc-12 FO and also an interview with Encore. The problem I have is The FO position starts before the encore interview is scheduled. I have to sign a training bond and won't be able to leave the FO position even if the Interview went ...
by MrAviator19
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Inc
Replies: 15
Views: 2969

Re: Fox Flight Inc

This is all correct 35k fixed bond for 2 years. Probably the worst bond arrangement in the industry, besides paying Up front. Highly recommended if you apply you do not sign this crazy agreement - somewhat of an insult to pilots this day in age... FO Pay is 55k and you fly a crap ton. Close to 800 ...
by MrAviator19
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2878

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: 2878

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: 2169

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: 2169

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: 1669

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: 2169

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: 2053

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: 2053

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: 2709

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: 6215

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: 6215

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: 6215

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: 6215

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: 6215

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: 6215

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: 20481

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: 6613

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...

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