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by shamrock104
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilots in waiting NWAL Post
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Re: Pilots in waiting NWAL Post

Now getting back to my initial observation of the IATRA requirement with 6 months remaining it seems an awful lot of messing around to let it expire and maybe, just maybe get a flying job at 18 months. A better suggestion may be to hire for the ramp and ramp only and then hire Pilots when needed who...
by shamrock104
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilots in waiting NWAL Post
Replies: 10
Views: 627

Pilots in waiting NWAL Post

Just noticed the ad in the employment forum. One of the requirements is IATRA written with at least 6 months left before it expires. This actually expires after 2 years but yet they indicate a wait time of 18 months plus to get to the flight line, does not make a lot of sense to ask for this.
by shamrock104
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Class 2 Instructor written
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Class 2 Instructor written

Does anyone have any good pointers or study ideas for this exam?
by shamrock104
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are there current Oppertunities in Asia/Africa?
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Are there current Oppertunities in Asia/Africa?

Probably not, I had a job offer in Mozambique last March and the Visa was pulled before I even travelled, I do however have a fancy stamp in my passport.
by shamrock104
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 8180

Re: Has anybody given up?

I do believe that this will take some time. The vaccine is on its way and of course it will take time to get divided among the masses, the elderly and those with other health issues first before I expect. People will want to travel again but may not be in a position to because of employment uncertai...
by shamrock104
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 56
Views: 4189

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

I have had students approach me and ask for a Mountain check out and to me that's the blind leading the blind. As much as I would like to I direct them to find someone with a ton of experience and go fly with them. They of course do not have to be Flight Instructor"s.
by shamrock104
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: November 11
Replies: 3
Views: 641

November 11

To all the Vets out there today, thank you for your service.
by shamrock104
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Coastal Pacific aviation
Replies: 24
Views: 3615

Re: Coastal Pacific aviation

Go and visit a couple of schools and make your choice after that. Narrow it down to your first couple of choices and maybe even take a flight at each one and go from there. Do not put money on account and let the school know that you will pay after each flight, if you have to argue about this my adv...
by shamrock104
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 273
Views: 19696

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

I thought the very same thing. Interesting that a vaccine has appeared the very week of a change in Government in the US.
by shamrock104
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IS ATC Your Best Bud?
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: IS ATC Your Best Bud?

My best bud, no. I don't expect them to be. I find them for the most part to be extremely accommodating and professional. No different from Pilots I am sure. My shrink is also not by best bud but he is there to provide a service.
by shamrock104
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ramp to Pilot Position Waiting Times
Replies: 27
Views: 4566

Re: Ramp to Pilot Position Waiting Times

What Pilot positions. No one can guarantee where all this will go with wait times etc etc.
by shamrock104
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical done, no mail at home yet - please advise
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Medical done, no mail at home yet - please advise

I have been hearing the same thing from a bunch of students. I believe that its just a backlog from limited staff during COVID. Maybe contact your TC regional office and seek advice though you may get the same answer.
by shamrock104
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The clubhouse.....
Replies: 58
Views: 4728

Re: The clubhouse.....

Flew out of Fairoaks in Surrey. A great club feel with the old bell still standing. This was used to scramble the Spitfire Pilots during the second world war. Lots of grass strip flying on a weekend though the "class" system definitely existed in aviation with mostly the well off being the...
by shamrock104
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Steep Turns At Low Altitude
Replies: 142
Views: 4150

Re: Steep Turns At Low Altitude

I agree, no real need for anything beyond 30 degrees in the Circuit. I have had situations on gusty days in the circuit where anything more than say 30 degrees in a turn would have been uncomfortable for me at such low altitudes. During initial training if you request a 30 degree banked turn from a ...
by shamrock104
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5387

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

Off topic slightly but I totally agree with that Doctor. Here in Canada we are now blaming bars for the widespread increase among other locations. I have family in Ireland and the bars never opened up since the start of this pandemic.Their lockdown has been one of the strictest in Europe and yet the...
by shamrock104
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are FTU's Busy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Are FTU's Busy?

I have found it to be a mix. We have a bunch of students who began pre covid when jobs were plentiful who have invested too much and want to now continue in the hopes that things will improve.As someone else pointed out there are also the guys who have wanted to fly as a hobby and they now have a lo...
by shamrock104
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Are FTU's Busy?
Replies: 15
Views: 1847

Re: Are FTU's Busy?

Yes, I just recently got hired and very much so.
by shamrock104
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spins before solo?
Replies: 73
Views: 2463

Re: Spins before solo?

More times than not I get into the circuit beforehand due to weather issues but get the spins in before the first solo. Spin training not required for the PPL in Europe or the US.
by shamrock104
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian CPL to FAA CPL
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Canadian CPL to FAA CPL

GLEIM definitely covers the material.
by shamrock104
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: Flight Training On Vancouver Island?

PM me for info.

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