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by TT1900
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4687

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

It would be entertaining seeing a PPL lead a multi-national mission of 30+ aircraft overseas employing tons of different weapons on targets with high collateral damage hazard safely. It would be entertaining seeing a PPL lead a formation of Chinooks and Griffon approach a hot LZ in high density alt...
by TT1900
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4687

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

In order to wash out one must first apply. Being a pilot in the CF is secondary to to being an officer. I have a CD, jump wings and do not wish to be a pointy head but thanks. Time at the controls means just that, actual logable time. If you have 20 years and 2000 hours your about as skilled as a P...
by TT1900
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4687

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

I can clearly see that our field of aviation can easily descend into childishness. There always seem to be people who cannot respect people for who they are, but what they fly, or who they fly for. Some of us just want to fly; nothing more really. This original poster thought the same thing. Too tr...
by TT1900
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4687

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

While Air Canada may not have wanted you, there are several smaller operators who had you had the qualifications might have looked at you. Just like the CF attitude, not a lot of operators want x military guys. The Canadian military and flying are severely disconnected. Maybe one day we can all jus...
by TT1900
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 62
Views: 9515

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

Jazz pilots are on a trajectory to earn more than AC pilots over the next 5 years. As a Jazz pilot(Captain), I would like to see the math on that, not really sure how you arrived at that Let me clarify. I mean flat pay guys. Not your mid-seniority captain that is sitting on his porch in his Muskoka...
by TT1900
Fri May 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10084

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Why don’t you research how ejection sequences work, educate yourself, and come back when you aren’t an ignorant twat. Both seats can be operated by either handle and are automatically sequenced to avoid the possibility of the occupants hitting each other. A former Tutor instructor told me that the ...
by TT1900
Fri May 22, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10084

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

P.S. Commander Dick MacDougall was confirmed to have left the aircraft first. He litteraly abandoned his passenger. Can we stop with the Hero bullshit and start with the Court Marshall proceedings? Why don’t you research how ejection sequences work, educate yourself, and come back when you aren’t a...
by TT1900
Thu May 21, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10084

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Im thinking the first mistake he made was pitching to turn airspeed into altitude. maitain the altitude you have hold for best glide and start picking the spot your life depends on. No sense in burning off the energy you have to see options that you wont make cause you have no more energy. Proof of...
by TT1900
Wed May 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10084

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

why would they buy a new airframe? The aircraft commander fucked up royally. engine failure should not equal stall into spin into a spiral into a house. Its not the planes fault this turned out the way it did. Please don't spend a billion of my tax dollars on a frame that will end up the same way w...
by TT1900
Wed May 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10102

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

by Dry Guy » Wed May 13, 2020 12:37 pm Terrible design that someone turning their head could exert enough force to activate the handle. That thing always made me nervous. I flew a little bowlegged. I'd have to ask around as to the "fix" or what we called 'preventative measure'. A simple one would h...
by TT1900
Wed May 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10102

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The story also keeps changing in the media, first it was the helicopter crashed during training near one of the Greek Islands, then it was within 2 miles of the HMCS Fredericton when it suddenly crashed - then later it was less than 2 kilometres away... Perhaps it’s because the media runs with what...
by TT1900
Sun May 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4687

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

I have never met, nor heard of, anyone holding a pilot position in the reserves, flying or otherwise, that had not initially served in the regular force as a pilot. To occupy a position you would need to complete all of the same training and qualifications as the regular force members, which, given ...
by TT1900
Thu May 07, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10102

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Luckily there is some overlap between civilian and military so we can compare apple to apple. Like would you rather get in the back of a twin otter and go to the north pole with a 20000 hour Kenn Borek captain or an RCAF twin otter pilot with "excellent training"? No disrespect, but are you sure th...
by TT1900
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 470
Views: 92733

Re: Layoffs

Why do some seem to think the “old boys” owe it to others to retire? Most, if not all, have been furloughed during previous downturns, many more than once. They stuck it out and are now at the top of the pile. I’d say they’ve earned the right to stay if desired. No one owes anything to anyone. No o...
by TT1900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 470
Views: 92733

Re: Layoffs

Heard from an MLO that only 70 of the old boys took the early retirement package.....thanks boys Why do some seem to think the “old boys” owe it to others to retire? Most, if not all, have been furloughed during previous downturns, many more than once. They stuck it out and are now at the top of th...
by TT1900
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?
Replies: 63
Views: 6950

Re: Were airlines sacrificed for the Nation ?

I‘m not talking about financial aid for Surviving the Covid-19 crisis. I’m talking about the Government reimbursing the airlines for the direct cost of flying the Canadians home. What other industry paid for this ? What other industry took large numbers of Canadians out of country? If a for-profit ...
by TT1900
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: I love job requirements like these...
Replies: 28
Views: 3591

Re: I love job requirements like these...

F-18 counts as MPIC. Hawk & Tutor, if not a student, get the remaining 1500 jet PIC.

Nothing wrong with knowing what & who you want.
by TT1900
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2426

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Would the flying and lifestyle at AC be worse? Absolutely. You just be joking. Not at all. Different strokes for different folks and all, but teaching aeros, low-level, and formation is better flying in my mind. I enjoy teaching and my tour in Moose Jaw was great. For a young guy the short term pai...
by TT1900
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2426

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Not a shortage of military pilots. Much like everywhere else it’s a shortage of experienced pilots, in this case military specific. The contract is aimed at ex-military QFI’s who would otherwise be heading to Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, or possibly China (heard rumours about China, not conf...
by TT1900
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meeting with a pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 4654

Re: Meeting with a pilot

Best. Thread. Ever.
by TT1900
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 6195

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

I realise it is to late to make any difference now, but I have a question. Had I gone beyond grade school would I have been a better pilot? Define 'better'. It's possible your career would have taken a different path. While a degree has little to do with stick and rudder flying it certainly doesn't...
by TT1900
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 14424

Re: Regional Career

DanWEC wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Out of curiosity, aren't you that guy with several accounts who was trying to charge for "guidance", which is something any one of us happily do for aspiring pilots over a coffee or beer instead? Interesting.
He is.

And I suspect many will even buy for those truly looking to learn.
by TT1900
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 14424

Re: Regional Career

The other outright negative posts I’m ignoring. .....but you didn't. Wanna know why? Not really. See above. Because I never act like my life is perfect. It took a lot of ups and downs to get to this point. Alright, you get points here for using a pun. If I have flaws and losses then you have them t...
by TT1900
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 14424

Re: Regional Career

CaptainKirk wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Anyways I’ve decided to stay for now. I’ll be further ahead financially.
How does that math work?
by TT1900
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4434

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

jakeandelwood wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:45 pm
They will recruit someone with 0 flight experience and a university degree over a experienced civilian pilot with 10'000 hours and no university degree. Their loss I guess.
Seems to be working out...

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