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by twa22
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 5000

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

For what it's worth I have a degree, but in terms of material learned, it's of no real added value in the practical, working world. On the other hand, I have self taught myself many different things, and a lot my friends would consider me the most handy person they know... however, the fact that I ...
by twa22
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 5000

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? In the airline industry in the 70's there was no such thing as FMS's, CRM, ADS-B, CPDLC, etc., etc. That doesn't mean that someone without post secondary can't...
by twa22
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Atpl question
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: Atpl question

Chaxterium wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:03 am
Best of luck! I highly recommend the Aerocourse for the ATPL exams. I did the course over the weekend and wrote both exams first thing Monday morning. Worked like a charm!
Thanks and thank you for the info!
by twa22
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Atpl question
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: Atpl question

That makes sense but I should've worded my question a bit differently. So, I am now type rated and i'm flying as an FO. Let's say that at the beginning of 2021, I get a new job on a different plane which requires a new type rating. What happens then? My Iatra written would no longer be valid (It ex...
by twa22
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Atpl question
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: Atpl question

Ok so I got my IATRA late 2018 and just got type rated in the last few months... What happens if I don't write my ATPL exams by the time my IATRA written expires next year? My issue is I could very well not have the hours required to write my ATPL exams by this time next year Nothing happens. You'l...
by twa22
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Atpl question
Replies: 32
Views: 4051

Re: Atpl question

As stated above, it is 24 months or 5 years with integrated. In my case it was 4 years since I wrote and they issued the type rating on an IATRA so it all depends on who you get processing your license. It doesn't depend though. The regs are very clear on the matter. The ATPL exams are valid for tw...
by twa22
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northstar / Cargo North
Replies: 26
Views: 6036

Re: Northstar / Cargo North

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by twa22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

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by twa22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2029

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

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by twa22
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6852

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

It depends on the phone. I looked at my buddies Iphone X yesterday because he got woken up by it as well, and after some reading, apparently with IOS 12 and above, the function in the notification setting was removed, so you no longer have the option to turn off the alerts, thus the only option is t...
by twa22
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Convert Canadian CPL to EASA
Replies: 7
Views: 1165

Re: Convert Canadian CPL to EASA

First step is writing all 14 exams to be issued a frozen atpl... Once you've gone through that process you're looking at around 15 hours minimum dual for the cpl if you're between 250-499 hours, followed by a minimum 15 hours (10 can be in the Sim) for the multi IFR as you are given 40 hours credit ...
by twa22
Fri May 24, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Solid advice guys, duly noted

Cheers
by twa22
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Alright bud... if you're getting overlooked in Canada in this hiring climate, I wouldn't hold my breath for Crappay Pacific... 90k in HK is no better than 37k in Canada. Go ahead and try it... but minimum 7 years in HK to finally get your first 2000TT is pathetic... then what? Realize HK for the re...
by twa22
Fri May 17, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

The T&C at Cathay are absolute sh!te. You make more as a Cathay year 1 SO than a year 1-4 AC FO on flat pay (min guarantee ~$93k/year CAD) and this is on the CX D scale or COS18. Rent is higher but you’ll still be better off. If anything, we're fighting for better wages in Canada by leaving the cou...
by twa22
Fri May 17, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Yeah it's a great idea if you don't mind being an indentured servant to CrapPay Pacific. The T&C at Cathay are absolute sh!te. You log some made-up useless P2X hours for years before you get to go right seat on a 777 with minimal real flying skills. Don't sell your career short bud. If you are cana...
by twa22
Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Good luck with the optimism. It won't take long to change that. Since you have done the research, you have no excuse once you join to complain about your lot - remember that. Read COS18 carefully. (Chatting with former CX pilots will not give you any indication of what it is like right now - the gl...
by twa22
Thu May 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

They are not backed up - just figuring out how low to set the bar. The P2X rating at Cathay allows you to sit at the controls above 20,000ft. 80% of the time you are PM and only making radio calls, keeping the log etc. (Not that twirling the heading bug or pushing the alt select button is any bigge...
by twa22
Tue May 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

@twa22 off topic, but how long have you been waiting for an interview date at CX? I’m sitting at a month and a half after submitting all the documents they wanted in the initial invitation. I followed up by email to see if maybe they were still waiting for something, but that isn’t the case. :? No ...
by twa22
Sat May 04, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Cathay is not the only airline that uses second officers. Your very own country uses the very same concept via air Canada. The AC types are however obligated by the rules to get a type rating, but that rating is limited to a "relief pilot", stamped on your licence as RP. Can't do much with that eit...
by twa22
Sat May 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3601

Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Hello all I have a general question regarding cruise relief time. I couldn't find much info, other then this link regarding the issuance of a higher license https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/general-personnel-cop-1802.htm The reason I ask is because Cathay Pacific is one of the only airl...
by twa22
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Re: Other Options

Yep, Thunder Bay is a frozen hell hole, yet Edmonton is fantastic. Is Edmonton considered a "southern city"? Lol. Sounds like twa22 needs to move to Florida. One of my pet peeves is people who move up north for work, and complain about it to EVERYBODY. You took the f----n job, did you expect to go ...
by twa22
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 25
Views: 3460

Re: Other Options

Because some prefer to be in a bigger city then small... It's personal preference at the end of the day. It also depends on one's definition of "big"... It's not all about population at the end of the day Leaving aviation aside, I would never live in a place up north like thunder Bay... Just the wea...
by twa22
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter Medevac
Replies: 31
Views: 6264

Re: Perimeter Medevac

Well they posted direct entry F/O positions over a week ago for Dash/Metro and they sticky-ed the thread... curious to know if anyone has gotten a call. I haven't, yet... P.S: I know this topic is regarding medevac, but one would think if they're looking for direct entry on Dash/Metro, they could e...
by twa22
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Perimeter Medevac
Replies: 31
Views: 6264

Re: Perimeter Medevac

Well they posted direct entry F/O positions over a week ago for Dash/Metro and they sticky-ed the thread... curious to know if anyone has gotten a call. I haven't, yet... P.S: I know this topic is regarding medevac, but one would think if they're looking for direct entry on Dash/Metro, they could ea...

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