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by ehv8oar
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51810

Re: Corona Virus

You gotta laugh at some of the - we're all doomed!!!! - comments on here. Up until this virus happening the world was ticking along quite nicely. A huge wave of retirements and more and more people wanting to travel meant plenty of jobs in the aerospace industry. That's still true and people will wa...
by ehv8oar
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51810

Re: Corona Virus

The good news is this does seem to be ending, lower cases in Italy, Spain and New York. The social distancing policy while having an economic impact is obviously working. Those people that complain about how it’s ill advised, over the top etc etc should honestly ask themselves if their opinion would...
by ehv8oar
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8931

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Plus a Wal-Mart, 2 McDonald's and a Starbucks ;)

I lived there for a couple of years. It's actually pretty nice, from May to September. The outdoor theatre was long gone before I got there but I heard it was pretty decent.
by ehv8oar
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8931

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Armstrong ON anybody?; how about Pickle Lake? Chapleau? Geraldton? Red Lake? Dryden?


Ah come on now, Dryden does not belong on that list.
by ehv8oar
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51810

Re: Corona Virus

Buy yourself some mentos and chew on them slowly. Ration yourself to one mento a day!
by ehv8oar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39940

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

The difference is the media seems to have got involved in this one a lot more.
by ehv8oar
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51810

Re: Corona Virus

Looks like some international flights are to be routed to just Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.
by ehv8oar
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36046

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Your right, that’s how canjet 1, roots, greyhound, jetsgo, Canada 3000, ect ect ect were able to weather 9/11, SARS and the recession so well.
Those companies had other problems already.

Ryanair, easyJet etc etc must have gone bust then... oh no wait they didn't.
by ehv8oar
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36046

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

I can also see Flair and Swoop having a hard time because of this... with their prices they need excellent load-factors, and that's not going to happen if people need to save their pennies to pay off debt incurred by this whole shit-show. I disagree, low cost carriers are the ones who are least imp...
by ehv8oar
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pretty sobering opinion
Replies: 16
Views: 4717

Re: Pretty sobering opinion

Hmmm I predict that in about 1 month the media will have got bored and moved onto something else and that'll be the end of it.
by ehv8oar
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4629

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Or how about doing a bond for actual training costs, with a breakdown of these costs given to the employee. Some operators have ridiculously over the top bonds for two years that are designed as a trap to the employee. If an employer must bond, because it knows its poor working conditions makes it n...
by ehv8oar
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Inc
Replies: 15
Views: 4133

Re: Fox Flight Inc

Plus have you seen how small the cockpit of a Lear 40 is.
by ehv8oar
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 3257

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

I believe any city you want to visit in the world is best done over 7 days. 1 day to get there, 1 day to get over any jet lag, 3 days exploring (enough time to see most things without running out of places to go to), 1 day to get back and 1 day to prepare yourself for working again. So a 2 week on, ...
by ehv8oar
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 3257

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

Best one for 2 on 2 off with flight passes would probably be Wasaya out of Thunder Bay or Sioux Lookout.
by ehv8oar
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Dilemma

It's a decision between long term (but potentially boring employment) or fun (but potentially short term employment). It's a decision I'm also trying to do. It's a very tough choice isn't it.
by ehv8oar
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Inc
Replies: 15
Views: 4133

Re: Fox Flight Inc

I know! I only wish it was more then I'd feel so happy.
by ehv8oar
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Inc
Replies: 15
Views: 4133

Re: Fox Flight Inc

Could be wrong but I believe there's a $35k bond for two years, fixed at two years. I.e you leave at 22 months you get to pay a nice $35 large to the company.
by ehv8oar
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: pc-12 FO or Encore interview
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: pc-12 FO or Encore interview

hmm but is the PC12 job dependent on passing a PCC or a PPC? If it's a PPC then the PC12 job isn't guaranteed either at this point.

How big is the bond for the PC12? Maybe you could pay it off from working at encore.
by ehv8oar
Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: pc-12 FO or Encore interview
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: pc-12 FO or Encore interview

This is bad advice. While I’m not a fan of the world we live in where low time pilots can walk right into a large airline operation it is our reality. You will be doing yourself no favours by going and flying 703 for a year or 2 only to end up going to encore/jazz in the end anyway. I do believe th...
by ehv8oar
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 23
Views: 1898

Re: Legal question!

Basically call TC and ask.
by ehv8oar
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1637

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Done properly a PICUS program can be quite beneficial, but only if it's done properly and not just as a pen whipping exercise to get someone with very little actual PIC time their ATPL requirements. As said above it'll depend on your company as to who has to be the Captain in order to log the PICUS ...
by ehv8oar
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1766

Re: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?

For point 3, the fact that you live in Hamilton (Toronto area) already is initially not going to help you but 1500 hours down the line it's going to be a big benefit. You'll have plenty of options without having to commute, unlike alot of us who live in smaller towns and cities and have to pay for a...
by ehv8oar
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Crash Pads
Topic: Looking for a room in YHM
Replies: 0
Views: 992

Looking for a room in YHM

Anyone got anything available in YHM?

Just looking for a room, ideally no more than $500 a month.
by ehv8oar
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Requirements to Operate 705 Aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Requirements to Operate 705 Aircraft.

Some might require an ATPL, so you have the potential to upgrade from FO.
by ehv8oar
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 30
Views: 5073

Re: Midlife Career Change

This sounds abit harsh but unless you've got enough cash saved up, or your commonlaw makes enough money to support you, you should probably not do it.

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