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by onezerotenthousand
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Water bomber pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 2455

Re: Water bomber pilots

Apply and keep applying to all companies... hiring is not huge with the current industry standard but if you really want this gig. PM me if you like - it’s a good life.
by onezerotenthousand
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: AIRSPRAY ELECTRA into YKA for EASTER
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

AIRSPRAY ELECTRA into YKA for EASTER

The whistle was overhead, an Electra into Kamloops for the start of 2014 fire season. Early call I'd say, must be a good forecast before May!
by onezerotenthousand
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Hiring Tanker/Birddog pilots...Conair and who else?
Replies: 9
Views: 3653

Re: Hiring Tanker/Birddog pilots...Conair and who else?

Once these contracts are awarded, its difficult to reverse decisions. Maybe someone in BCFS or "used to be" BCFS in the private sector now can comment on the political motives here. I could see hiring arcross the board in the western provinces for the private companies, there seems to be alot going ...
by onezerotenthousand
Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Don Hamilton inducted into Hall of Fame
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Don Hamilton inducted into Hall of Fame

He'll be the one picking up the phone at the Edmonton office too. ATTA-BOY.
by onezerotenthousand
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CONAIR L-188
Replies: 53
Views: 6976

Re: CONAIR L-188

A TANKER BASE NEAR YOU. Speculation has some base changes for the 2010 season. CYWL and CYCG for pit/ramp upgrade So Cywl could go mobile unit to Quesnal,Campbell River, or Puntzi, or just start in the north at CYXJ. CYCG could start in Cranbrook till construction complete, so Fall 2010. Appears to ...
by onezerotenthousand
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CONAIR L-188
Replies: 53
Views: 6976

Re: CONAIR L-188

HMMM, the grape vine has the "said L-188" having a wing damaged during a C check overseas... and the plot thicken. Sure hope there's more than one option for an import. But from what I saw in summer 2009 CYKA looks real good with yellow and silver nose to tail in the pits.
by onezerotenthousand
Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CONAIR L-188
Replies: 53
Views: 6976

CONAIR L-188

Any word on this aircraft / where, when it will operate in a fire bombing role.
by onezerotenthousand
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Conair Career Advice
Replies: 61
Views: 4543

Re: Conair Career Advice

Well the big green comes at the end of the season when you are looking at unemployment and 6,7,8 months off. It's called the penalty box for those CARS days. When in the field we are there to work, and AB/BC& Yukon forestry make the alerts pretty conveinient to have half a life out there as flying b...
by onezerotenthousand
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Signature & Sunwing Merge
Replies: 1
Views: 810

Signature & Sunwing Merge

Potentially bad for aircrew? Whats the inside word?
by onezerotenthousand
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Incident in YXT
Replies: 51
Views: 2295

Re: Incident in YXT

Carson Air is a 703 cargo operation in regards to metros so, there wouldn't have been passengers on board. This is the ol bag run flight Smithers, Terrace, Vancouver. As far as PMA, approach ban and weather they should have been there in the first place, I think the company, and TC can best decide t...
by onezerotenthousand
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CL215s on the outs?
Replies: 72
Views: 3687

Re: CL215s on the outs?

It has more to do with the politics of the whole thing as AB gov't isn't really concerned with fighting fire. But yes I'll take 3 215's over 6 802's anyday, the load is just more effective. Yes this can be complicated by alot of things, experience on the button, speaks volumes for getting any portio...
by onezerotenthousand
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CL215s on the outs?
Replies: 72
Views: 3687

Re: CL215s on the outs?

Fire bombing in Alberta without all (6) 215's and more and more 802's will be alot like the seasonal forecast and how it feels on the ground... lots of swatting mosquito's and a few "scattered showers".
by onezerotenthousand
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Regional1
Replies: 28
Views: 6395

Re: Regional1

The work is non-standard meaning non-sced, but dynamic = good for certain types of people, but not "home every night". If the DFO hasn't changed... find him at the POC.... YYC = a good personality. I don't know what the majority of work is now since Cdn North took on there own Dash's, but maybe it l...
by onezerotenthousand
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Keep Warm This Winter Part II: Snow Mantra parka Size M
Replies: 21
Views: 1544

Re: Keep Warm This Winter Part II: Snow Mantra parka Size M

I'll take it... Pm you I am in Calgary... where you at/to (if it's the east coast)
by onezerotenthousand
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Newair ready to go!
Replies: 32
Views: 5109

Re: Newair ready to go!

Empress = Canadian North, nothing to do with Enerjet.
by onezerotenthousand
Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Brainwashed WestJet pilots
Replies: 73
Views: 14566

nicely summed up Guard - Diner!
by onezerotenthousand
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Vancouver June Interviews
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Vancouver June Interviews

Anyone that interviewed in June (6-the end) Has anyone heard anything good or bad out of Toronto yet?
by onezerotenthousand
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Conair vs. Airspray
Replies: 14
Views: 3151

Both are excellent companies, good pay, and even the non - union has great benefits, and a pension plan matched by company as an option (for the lifers). Conair has more aircraft working in the system, so with that more jobs. At Airspray, they hire for the needed posiotion, so you can go direct into...
by onezerotenthousand
Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piggies
Replies: 2
Views: 1169

HMMMMMMM... piggies back to Corpac .... maybe (as DW probally can't get along with Airsprint either)
by onezerotenthousand
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Got the Email!
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

You can go for the interview, but if you accept Jazz and have a number at Jazz when AC calls back... you're pooched and won't be able to accept an AC position. This is happening all the time with people stating at Jazz, and getting an AC interview call, based on an old resume, so if you're a risk ta...
by onezerotenthousand
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: the 15 hour duty day
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

No longer working there, but alot of good people are! I have had that very interview question, but no violations for me. Interesting what can be in an ops manual as well, been through that one, hmmm missing paperwork. just diggin a little deeper, here anyway. No one ever likes dealing with TC or a c...
by onezerotenthousand
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: the 15 hour duty day
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

yes 703 ops, and yes 52 weeks of the year. This is not seasonal work, no passengers carried = 703 cargo. These are the scheduled times of take-off and arrival, all routes under 8 hours of flying in a day too. So question is how is this allowed to happen, if in the regs it says 6 / consecuative 30 da...
by onezerotenthousand
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: the 15 hour duty day
Replies: 10
Views: 1767

the 15 hour duty day

So, a certain company has a 15 hour op spec. ok, well question being: How or can this be maintained for all operations 5 days a week 52 weeks a year? How does this work, and since there is one in place, what qualifies an operator to get one and continually work a skeleton staff under those condition...
by onezerotenthousand
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Platinum Jet Air & Corpac
Replies: 12
Views: 2483

Is he ever!
by onezerotenthousand
Sun May 27, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WHATS Vref FOR YOU GUYS
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Good one MAC ! lots of Newfies up here...! (newfoundland north)

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