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by Shinyjetsyndrome
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is this The End of the Pilot Career
Replies: 32
Views: 4983

Re: Is this The End of the Pilot Career

Companies exist to make profits and if airlines can save a large amount of cash by reducing or eliminating the pilot headcount due to advancements in technology, they’ll embrace it in a heartbeat. In 10-15 years, automated vehicles, trucks, hyper loop, etc. will already be the norm and if people are...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Keeping Current in Ottawa
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Keeping Current in Ottawa

I'm looking to rent a plane in the Ottawa region to keep current while not flying for a living (thanks Covid!) and I was wondering if there might be someone who would be kind enough to offer their own plane for this. I've called the flight schools here and I've been told it would be more than a year...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Flight Instructor Rating

Is there even really a point in doing an FI rating right now? I haven’t seen an instructor posting in ages and there’s tons of laid off airline pilots who are returning to instructing, including where I trained. I’m getting the impression that I’d be wasting 10k if I did it, but maybe the schools ju...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for trough (at the GFA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Question for trough (at the GFA)

thank you for reply, you said extensive cloud, precip, low vis, and stronger winds. but above GFA graph, nothing to say that. even saying SKC P6SM left of through which one is correct then?? even thought GFA near the through didn't say nothing, do I have to think that the weather would be bad?? con...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for trough (at the GFA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Question for trough (at the GFA)

A trough is an extension of a low pressure system and is therefore an area of convergent winds. When winds converge, the chance for nasty weather is higher (forced rising of air). Troughs often have similar conditions to that of the low itself i.e. extensive cloud, precip, low vis, and stronger winds.
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Advice PPL student off to MRU

250 for a solo 172? Jeez lol. You can get a g1000 172 for $190 an hour in Edmonton. Yeah it was a bit ridiculous. They did have a proper analog gauge time building C172 that was actually a bit cheaper than renting at CFC/SATC though, so building time outside of the set lesson plans was not prohibit...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Advice PPL student off to MRU

As an MRU graduate, as much as I thought highly of the program, I think he's wasting his money. If he has the degree, he's already ticked the post-secondary box. I think things changed recently, but it was something like 250/hr for a 172 (solo) at MRU and 700 something for the multi, which is a tad ...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 4134

Re: What is "lift"?

You are in a 100 KIAS cruise. You alter your situation so as to attain a climb, and maintain 100 KIAS in the climb. Has your angle of attack increased, decreased, or remained the same? A force produces an acceleration (F = m*a). Once stabilized in a constant speed climb, the airplane’s upward force...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How to Move Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 5514

Re: How to Move Forward

I can definitely understand how some people's experience would be this way. But it by no means is the norm, there are many 703 companies out there that have great owners/bosses and treat their pilots well. I for one worked at a great 703 and enjoyed my time there. The flying was challenging and the...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How to Move Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 5514

Re: How to Move Forward

SJS , here's my 2 cents. One guy at my company who came in just after me and was at our previous company has been laid off 8 times. Every time he has fallen back on his trade - carpentry in his case - to pay the bills. A trade may take up to 4 years. There will be demand for it. Too many were told ...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How to Move Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 5514

Re: How to Move Forward

Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it. If I were in your shoes, I'd definitely think seriously about getting an Instructor's rating while keeping a second job on the side. It will still take you anywhere between 4-6 months to complete the rating and hopefully by then, this side of the industry wil...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How to Move Forward
Replies: 39
Views: 5514

How to Move Forward

I’m in a crappy spot to be in, and I’m sure there’s many more like me thanks to Covid. I was hoping someone might have some suggestions or advice. I have less than 500 hours and thanks to what was a pilot shortage, I was very lucky and privileged to find employment at a 705 carrier, and I left my pr...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Was one list a good idea
Replies: 20
Views: 9087

Re: Was one list a good idea

If we were like Europe or Asia with no real seniority they would just lay off whoever they wanted from each position/roster without any issues. Just like what happened in Cathay and Norwegian. Not true. Cathay has not laid off pilots, yet. They have halted hiring and postponed all future courses. H...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fresh ATPL, where would you go?
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Fresh ATPL, where would you go?

I’m gonna go out on a limb here, but CanWest on the medevac side is one of the best kept secrets in the 704 industry. Captains are making just about $100K/yr, on call half the year, and of that you probably only actually work 1/2 the time. If Medicine Hat, Calgary, Peace River or Edmonton interests...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fresh ATPL, where would you go?
Replies: 15
Views: 1558

Re: Fresh ATPL, where would you go?

I’m gonna go out on a limb here, but CanWest on the medevac side is one of the best kept secrets in the 704 industry. Captains are making just about $100K/yr, on call half the year, and of that you probably only actually work 1/2 the time. If Medicine Hat, Calgary, Peace River or Edmonton interests...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 451398

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

With the massive amount of pilots being hired all at the same time recently (especially young guys in their 20's), would it still be worth pursuing Air Canada if meeting the requirements is still about 3-5 years away? I kind of feel like I missed the boat and seniority is going to be the bane of my ...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CanWest
Replies: 7
Views: 3669

Re: CanWest

Anybody have any updated numbers for King Air FO and/or C208 PIC rates? You can PM me if you'd prefer.
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ontario Road Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: Ontario Road Trip

One of the few advantages of being a chief pilot in a mid size company, is that you can usually take the weekends off. At small operators (family run, few airplanes) the chief pilot will most likely operate like any other employee. I doubt anyone will just be sitting in an office on saturday though...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Ontario Road Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Ontario Road Trip

I have a really dumb question... I’m pretty doubtful, but do any chief pilots work on weekends? I’ve finally got a string of days off and can make a mini road trip work. One of those days is on the weekend unfortunately, but I’m curious if I could make use of that day or not. Hoping to visit a coupl...
by Shinyjetsyndrome
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Air Canada Hiring
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

Air Canada Hiring

Does Air Canada have to take 60% of their new hires from all express carriers or is it just Jazz? If it’s from Express in general, what portion comes from Sky? And if it’s just Jazz, does Sky have any sort of agreement with Air Canada? Not a deal breaker at all, just curious.

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