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by fliter
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school for landed immigrant / license conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Flight school for landed immigrant / license conversion

What's your home country? The conversion process may vary based on what country it is. I know we have a conversion agreement with the U.S.; not sure about the rest of the world. Island Air at CYTZ used to have a lot of instructors from India. It's not an ideal place to work (the owner is.... a chara...
by fliter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3683

Re: Speed limits and STARs

Just follow the star speeds. They have been designed that way for a reason. They're not mandatory speeds though. They're max speeds. Certainly in the example I gave, no one is doing 220 knots over ROTRU. Once you start heading into airports like KEWR, ATC will lose there minds if you slow below 250...
by fliter
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3683

Speed limits and STARs

I'm hoping to get people's thoughts on the interpretation of speed limits on STARs, and how they relate to the 250 under 10, and 200 under 3 within 10 rules. As an example, consider the RNAV Z 08 at CYTZ via ILIXU 7 arrival. The arrival takes you to ROTRU which has a posted speed restriction of 220 ...
by fliter
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Use of APU
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: Use of APU

I remember taking great pleasure in firing that APU up. So did most of the guys and gals as I recall. If It not on in the summer, I hope it's an MEL and not someone trying to save the company some cash at the expense of the comfort of fare paying passengers. It's never the latter. I am not sure how...
by fliter
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Suggestions for a route to aerial firefighting
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Suggestions for a route to aerial firefighting

A friend of mine was talking about aerial firefighting/water bombing the other day, and got me curious about the field. Any stories from people who do this type of flying? Any advice on how to work up to become marketable for a position like that?
by fliter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Jazz Air / Air Canada Express for the first time
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: Flying Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Jazz Air / Air Canada Express for the first time

Jazz is an excellent airline and Q400 is a very capable airplane. They call it "a turboprop that thinks it's a jet" for a reason - it's got a lot of power and that can get you out of a lot of trouble. It's a very modern aircraft with the latest navigation equipment, weather radar for avoiding thunde...
by fliter
Sat May 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: I'm trying out General Aviation now! Cessna 172 Skyhawk... and my first landings
Replies: 1
Views: 713

Re: I'm trying out General Aviation now! Cessna 172 Skyhawk... and my first landings

Congrats! Flying is fun, ain't it?

Just for the love of gawd don't call it a Skyhawk, lol
by fliter
Wed May 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL application?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: ATPL application?

Roadrunnersmother wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:15 pm
You're a lightweight who knows very little.
This is the second post in which you called me that in one day. Do you, um... how do I put it politely... do you have weight management issues? If so, don't despair. Diet and exercise work miracles, my friend!
by fliter
Sat May 11, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 2900

Re: Encore Requirements

Apply and see. Maybe even mention in your cover letter that you're willing to continue building PIC hours on your own time. Regionals are low on pilots, and 1500 hours of which a bunch are multi, I assume, is a solid number. People are being hired with half of that.
by fliter
Sat May 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL application?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: ATPL application?

Haha, I submitted mine in Toronto in March. Called back last week, and they haven't even looked at it yet, let alone processed it.
by fliter
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IDEAL CAREER PATH
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: IDEAL CAREER PATH

mrwild wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:24 am
Many thanks for the insightful answers ! I owe you a beer !
Careful, I might take you up on it! :drinkers:
by fliter
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IDEAL CAREER PATH
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: IDEAL CAREER PATH

Well I should have written more about my question. I am not just asking about the first job. I am asking what an ideal aviation career looks like Ideal for whom? There is no one perfect path. It all depends on what kind of flying you want to do, and you might even not know that yourself until you h...
by fliter
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IDEAL CAREER PATH
Replies: 17
Views: 1152

Re: IDEAL CAREER PATH

The sooner you jump through the steps, the better in terms of seniority. If wide-body long-haul is your aspiration, get there as fast as you can. Snag some PIC time along the way, and/or go to a company that offers a PICUS program, so that you're upgradeable once in the 705 world. Early on, make sur...
by fliter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore vs Porter
Replies: 23
Views: 3574

Re: Encore vs Porter

Third year Porter FO salary is irrelevant. If the upgrades continue at anything like the present rate, you won't be in the right seat for more than 1.5 years. I enjoy the lifestyle at Porter at the moment as a mid-pack FO. It's a mix of 1-4 day pairings, max 6 legs per day (and 6 is pretty rare; I r...
by fliter
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14017

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Can you bid: "Avoid flying with _____"? That's a really useful bid right there. Pardon my airline flying ignorance but wasn’t CRM training the intent to alleviate the “ avoid flying with... “ scenario because of past cockpit conflicts. I thought that kind of stuff was past history, how can well tra...
by fliter
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Day as a new First Officer
Replies: 26
Views: 6074

Re: First Day as a new First Officer

Don't worry! Everyone feels that way, and anyone who says they don't is either lying or is too stupid to recognize their own level of incompetence, lol! I think a lot will depend on where you end up for your first multicrew job. Mine was a big jump from a 172 to the Q400 with a well-respected region...
by fliter
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 2643

Re: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

"...emotional support squirrel..." Yyyup. We've bottomed out as a society because this is now a thing. Sure, emotional support squirrel is silly af, but "we've bottomed out as a society"? Really? ......."bottoming out as a society to you"? The squirrel takes the cake? Yes, the straw that broke the ...
by fliter
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.
Replies: 22
Views: 2643

Re: Woman brings emotional support SQUIRREL on flight.

"...emotional support squirrel..." Yyyup. We've bottomed out as a society because this is now a thing. Sure, emotional support squirrel is silly af, but "we've bottomed out as a society"? Really? It wasn't the residential school system, or denial of voting and other rights to women, or treating bla...
by fliter
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: First kid
Replies: 41
Views: 5595

Re: First kid

For a budget program I'd recommend YNAB. It's $5 US per month subscription, but it literally revolutionizes how you think about money. It helped us out tremendously, and our finances are under more control than they've ever been.
by fliter
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: In-person interview questions (Nav Canada)
Replies: 4
Views: 5807

Re: In-person interview questions (Nav Canada)

Know about the company: founded in 1996, took over from Transport Canada. Private, but not-for-profit, funded by user fees (airlines pay a lot, private plane owners pay a little). Provides all ATC/FSS services in the country (with one odd exception that probably doesn't matter), but does a lot more ...
by fliter
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 20
Views: 5439

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

I wrote SAMRA and SARON twice, and used two different methods to prepare for each time. The first time was a few years ago. I was in no particular rush, so I dedicated about a month and a half to prepping. I used Aerocourse and Sharper Edge books, CARs, AIM and a variety of googling and supplemental...
by fliter
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it a good time to change careers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2148

Re: Is it a good time to change careers?

Why do you want to "get to CFI"? Are you planning to be a career instructor? Or have you been, purposefully or inadvertently, researching the U.S. side of things? It all depends on what you define as a decent career. Will you make 70K a year again before you retire? Yeah, that should happen, relativ...
by fliter
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best resource on airliner systems
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Best resource on airliner systems

I just finished a book "Turbine Pilot Flight Manual" by Gregory N Brown. I think it does a good job of giving you a basic foundation of knowledge. Quick read and good info. E-book version is cheap too. Hey, just wanted to say I bought the book and just started reading it. So far it looks like exact...
by fliter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best resource on airliner systems
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Best resource on airliner systems

Ignore the mouth breathers on the forum. If a guy comes on here looking to learn something and asks for advice the self proclaimed expert pilots come out of the woodwork to tell them how inferior they are so they can feel better about themselves. Carry on, and try and filter out the posts like that...
by fliter
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best resource on airliner systems
Replies: 16
Views: 2122

Re: Best resource on airliner systems

What aircraft will you be on? Q400. I am one of the current crop of young pilots lucky enough to be catapulted into the 705 world after a couple of years in a 172. Which is great, but at the same time kind of a big jump. I want to show up for ground school as prepared as possible, and I realize my ...

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