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by sjatana
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skywest resuming new hire training
Replies: 14
Views: 3055

Re: Skywest resuming new hire training

Hang in there folks. We'll be out of the deep end.
by sjatana
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?
Replies: 57
Views: 5852

Re: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?

This has been my dream to fly since I was 5 but lately I keep seeing things all over that I wouldn't even be making much money or any at all apparently, and that I'd spend more on schooling than the actual field. Can some actual Com Pilots in Canada actually give me an input on their life in the fi...
by sjatana
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: BBC series from the 1980's: Fighter Pilot
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: BBC series from the 1980's: Fighter Pilot

This was good, thanks for sharing. Great tidbit on the instructor-student relationship.
by sjatana
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Child Care during lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: Child Care during lockdown

Sorry this is not really aviation related but I am reaching out for help and the aviation community understands the aviation schedule best. Doug Fords lockdown, I need some clarification before I start booking off my shifts. I used to have family watch my kids or sometimes a neighbor. I have school...
by sjatana
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 273
Views: 19624

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Human Factor wrote: Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:11 pm iu.jpeg
You should check out the film "Outbreak" starring Dustin Hoffman!
by sjatana
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How is Brampton Flight Center?
Replies: 15
Views: 1225

Re: How is Brampton Flight Center?

As posted, heard their training quality is very good. Anyone who used train there and get any comments? Also would like to know how's the living cost over there? The flying school is great. The cost of living for a student in flight training, not so great. I would suggest looking at the surrounding...
by sjatana
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for new pilots.
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

Re: Advice for new pilots.

Instructing was the best job I ever had, hands down. It's also a great stepping stone into this career. I would suggest the instructor rating if you enjoy dealing with people and watching them succeed. It is an extremely intrinsically rewarding job. There's nothing wrong with the other options. All ...
by sjatana
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 8128

Re: Has anybody given up?

A few years ago I started with a goal of working for a big airline in a few years, I was in my mid 20's and didn't have to money to commit to flying so I just studied theory and saved up for the flying. 4 years later I've been flying as much as I can but due to weather and how busy schools have bee...
by sjatana
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Industry snapshot
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Industry snapshot

Hi all, I'm looking for some opionions regarding the canadian aviation industry in these current times. I'm finishing up a Bachelor on Commerce and I've always been interested in being a commercial pilot. I have experience flying with my buddy in his 172 but I currently don't hold any licenses. 1) ...
by sjatana
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instructor trying to get real-world experience
Replies: 49
Views: 1770

Re: Instructor trying to get real-world experience

I am a Flight Instructor trying hard to impart practical knowledge to my students. But sometimes I feel that my lack of real-world flying experience is crippling me. Wondering if there would be any way in which I could do some back seat flying / right seat flying (in a single pilot environment wher...
by sjatana
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: AIREP & VOLMET // ACAS vs TCAS
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: AIREP & VOLMET // ACAS vs TCAS

I believe ACAS is the ICAO designation of what we know in North America as TCAS. Very briefly, my understanding is TCAS II meets ICAO ACAS II requirements with differences in software + hardware. TCAS II is what CARS 704+705 turbine powered aircraft above 33,000lbs need to operate in RVSM airspace, ...
by sjatana
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?
Replies: 22
Views: 6065

Re: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?

Thanks for all the insight guys!!! I really like how the industry has this brotherhood associated with it and I feel like pursuing this dream I'm gonna make many friends. It's better if I, or any young aviator, dosent think too much about the future but just pursues their passion. Right on, man. En...
by sjatana
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?
Replies: 22
Views: 6065

Re: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?

Hello Avcanada, I finish Uni next fall and decided I'm going to work a couple of years full time in an industry I'm completing my schooling for and maybe down the line I want to become an Airline Pilot. I know the path to good WAWCON is a long one so I'm wondering if I start training part-time afte...
by sjatana
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Unethical instructor
Replies: 21
Views: 2753

Re: Unethical instructor

The day a pilot thinks he/she knows it all is the day they need to hang up their hat and call it a day.

Life long learning folks. Take a look into "growth mindset".
by sjatana
Mon May 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation Degree Yes/No?
Replies: 28
Views: 2536

Re: Aviation Degree Yes/No?

Hey there guys, I just wanted to get some insight from people that might have already gone past my situation or are in mine and know anything about it. I always wanted to a pilot growing up, but because of lots of issues, it didnt happen for me. Now I am 27 years old with Master's degree in multipl...
by sjatana
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 95
Views: 40687

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Congrats to the folks who missed the cut. Safe flying.
by sjatana
Tue May 05, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 115
Views: 20020

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

It took years for the industry to get to where it was before the virus. I imagine it will be the same this time around. This is a tough pill to swallow but it's our reality. Who knows how long it will take... The cards will fall the way they will. I've found having fewer expectations leads to fewer ...
by sjatana
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: #Swoopprez Out!
Replies: 49
Views: 13407

Re: #Swoopprez Out!

Wrong and wrong. Delayed mortgages still need to be paid. Do you have a vehicle payment? Do you need to eat? Is your credit card paid up? Do you like heat and lights in your house? Will you pay your property tax or fly somewhere as soon possible? Will you pay your vehicle and or home insurance or f...
by sjatana
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 51590

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

altiplano wrote: Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:48 am
:lol: :lol:
@altiplano, that was stellar.
by sjatana
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic timeline for first regional job in 2020?
Replies: 19
Views: 4139

Re: Realistic timeline for first regional job in 2020?

Have zero expectations with regards to your first regional job. Get accustomed to uncertainty, one guarantee life throws at you in addition to death and taxes. Put your blinders on and work hard. Pay very little attention to what is happening in the industry right now as you are a student in trainin...

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