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by gopherblack
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!

Well, the fact that you'll realistically spend 10 years under 60k on that model is ultimately true if you're trying to get to the majors. Plenty of ways to get quicker to 100-120k and stay there if it works for you, but depends on a ton of personal and geographic factors. I mean although the initia...
by gopherblack
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!

Bede wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:00 pm
The numbers are pretty accurate I'd say based on the assumptions, but I agree with the poster above: skip regional flying and have a good job until AC calls.
Thank you for replying!
by gopherblack
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!

Depending on the small operator, expect to make $60,000+ by year 3. You'll be at a bit of a cross roads in year 2. Either go to Jazz for continued shit pay. Alternatively upgrade as captain at a small operator and make $60,000 to upwards of $100,000 if you're lucky. The other path that's becoming m...
by gopherblack
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!

Oh boy. Strap in gents, we're in for a wild ride! Shit, I don't have any popcorn. I don't understand. I think that what he's alluding to is that it's very difficult to make these sorts of predictions. I did something similar when I was starting out and my career has been nothing like I predicted. F...
by gopherblack
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

Re: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!

Bacunayagua wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:54 pm
Oh boy. Strap in gents, we're in for a wild ride!

Shit, I don't have any popcorn.
I don't understand.
by gopherblack
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!
Replies: 19
Views: 1525

I made a chart on expected pilot income in Canada. Need your feedback!

Hi, I have attached the chart below. Assumptions I made are as follows: First 3 years with small operators to build hours to get interview with Jazz. 6 years with Jazz, first 3 as a F/O and next 3 as a captain. 6 years with Air Canada Mainline, 3 as F/O and next 3 as a captain. Got data from Airline...
by gopherblack
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?
Replies: 14
Views: 1601

Re: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?

if I chose to become an instructor it would not mean that I would become a shitty one and not care about the students Oh please spare us. I have no doubt that the vast majority of those that become a flight instructor don't intend to remain a flight instructor for their entire careers or choose to ...
by gopherblack
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?
Replies: 14
Views: 1601

Re: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?

"I am planning on getting my Multi-IFR as I prefer it over teaching." You answered your own questions. Don't fork out the money for the instructor rating if you don't like to teach. It's a pretty shitty way to build hours while students who deserve decent instruction suffer. I see your point, howev...
by gopherblack
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Things your instructor probably won't tell you, but wants to.
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Things your instructor probably won't tell you, but wants to.

# 16 The most important thing you can say to me is “I don’t understand X”. Instead of mumbling yes or nodding your head when you don’t have a clue, ask. # 17 You don’t have to like me but you do have to listen to me or this flying training thing is not going to work. # 18 Fight hunger, buy your ins...
by gopherblack
Thu May 31, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?
Replies: 14
Views: 1601

Re: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?

Hey,

Thanks for the scenarios! They helped me give a better informed perspective. Currently I am time building and I do touch and goes for XCs. What do you mean by make a full stop everywhere?

Thanks again,
Gopher
by gopherblack
Thu May 31, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?
Replies: 14
Views: 1601

Multi-IFR or Flight instructor rating to get a job asap in the current aviation atmosphere?

Hi,

I am planning on getting my Multi-IFR as I prefer it over teaching, however, I am also looking to get a job asap in the industry once I finish up my CPL (around november this year).

Thanks!
Gopher (Pronounced Go-phai-err)
by gopherblack
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight club syllabus question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Flight club syllabus question.

I just added up the flights from my 4th edition purple book and figured the minimum was about 12 hours. This would require nailing every exercise the first try. The sort of things I did leading up to my first solo included flying with my instructor to the airport I would divert to if anything went ...
by gopherblack
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight club syllabus question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Flight club syllabus question.

Actually, 10 is doable, under the TC syllabus, just about. Even if the student doesn't have prior experience, or time in gliders. I don't imagine it's common though. most people at our club go at around 25ish hours so I was thinking if it was a syllabus thing. 25 hours to solo is an ineffective ins...
by gopherblack
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight club syllabus question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Re: Flight club syllabus question.

Thanks for the reply. Its certain that I'm learning something new every flight except for solo's where I just brush up my dual flights and practice some other things. My point was just that on reddit you hear people going solo at about 10 hours and I went at 24, after talking to CFI it was just that...
by gopherblack
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight club syllabus question.
Replies: 20
Views: 2099

Flight club syllabus question.

Hi everyone, Is it normal for flight clubs to have syllabus that extend way past 45 hour minimum limit for PPL? My flight club didn't let me solo until 24 hour because the syllabus demanded steep turns, stalls, circuits covered before. I am now at the finish of the PPL with only XCs remaining. I hon...
by gopherblack
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flightlink Help
Replies: 0
Views: 915

Flightlink Help

Hi,

I'm using flightlink with Zulu 3s and while I record, I can hear my voice good however any incoming transmission from the ATC or the CFI is very feeble. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to solve it? I already contacted Lightspeed but their support didn't help much.

Thanks,
Gopher
by gopherblack
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University degree then aviation diploma vs local club?
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

Re: University degree then aviation diploma vs local club?

Yeah the flying club route will help me get the rating the fastest way with less money. I'll stick to it. Thanks for your time guys!
by gopherblack
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University degree then aviation diploma vs local club?
Replies: 8
Views: 2021

University degree then aviation diploma vs local club?

Hi, I'm almost about to complete my university degree while working on my PPL and then CPL with appropriate ratings. This way, doing my flying at a local club would help me complete my CPL in less time. However, when I look at colleges like seneca or okanagan, with their ties to bearskin and jazz, I...
by gopherblack
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just got Zulu 3 but it's not TSO certified. Does it matter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1790

Just got Zulu 3 but it's not TSO certified. Does it matter?

Hi, Just wondering if TSO certification is a big deal for canadian airlines and if I should return Zulu 3 for bose a20 or dc one-x? I just dont wanna spend another grand anytime soon. I'm flying daily and hoping to get CPL with IFR group 1 and Multi Engine rating within 1-2 years and a job with smal...
by gopherblack
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground briefing for PPL
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Ground briefing for PPL

Most students with Harv's Air probably use their online ground school (pilottraining.ca), which has briefings for all the air exercises. If you read up on those before your flight, you'll need a lot less PGI/briefing time. Even if you don't fly with Harv's Air, it's probably a good idea to use thei...
by gopherblack
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground briefing for PPL
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Ground briefing for PPL

The original post was about ground brief, which is separate and distinct from ground school. ground briefing before every training is required to satisfy 405.32: No person shall commence a training flight unless the trainee has received from the flight instructor ( a ) a pre-flight briefing; and ( ...
by gopherblack
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground briefing for PPL
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Re: Ground briefing for PPL

I won't attempt to answer with a number relative to a standard - that's for someone more closely involved in a flight training organization. However, consider two factors: If the ground briefing is value added for you, it is learning time without the cost of the operation of the aircraft added on t...
by gopherblack
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ground briefing for PPL
Replies: 12
Views: 1622

Ground briefing for PPL

Hi, My flight school has about 25 hours of ground briefing time for PPL. Other schools like Harv's AIr have about 10 hours of ground brief time. Is 25 hours of ground brief normal? I'm flying 4-5 days a week and studying at home everyday in an effort to reduce costs as much as I can. Please note tha...
by gopherblack
Thu May 25, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CAT 1 Medical
Replies: 10
Views: 2372

Re: CAT 1 Medical

Hi,

I just received my cat 1 in exactly 23 days, they issued it on 18th of May; gave my medical on 1st May. Hope that helps!

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