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by CaptainKirk
Fri May 29, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 104
Views: 29198

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

The 67 was a beauty. The lifestyle and pay at the LCC will be missed. People will still travel to warmer destinations especially in the winter. Most of the people here needs to log off and do something more productive or fulfilling. Cheers!
by CaptainKirk
Fri May 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Re: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation

Interesting perspective, thank you. Actually I highly respect Cmd. Hadfield. The time spent making the video is tribute to that. There is no gain as my channel is not monetized. This is purely fun.
by CaptainKirk
Sun May 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 1061

Chris Hadfield’s 4 Rules for dealing with crisis/isolation

Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is no stranger to being in isolation.
During his time in the space station he shared with the world what's it like to be in space.
Here is my take on his top 4 tips for dealing with a crisis.

https://youtu.be/XROZA9kUVdM
by CaptainKirk
Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: First Emirates B777 during COVID
Replies: 0
Views: 643

First Emirates B777 during COVID

While the Canadian airlines have shut down international passenger travel. Emirates and LOT were spotted arriving in YYZ. This is a good sign and we are heading into the summer months. People want to leave their homes and travel. Maybe Canada will follow shortly.

https://youtu.be/qJPEQpIB_DE
by CaptainKirk
Wed May 20, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: AVIANCA Bankrupt- Worlds 2nd oldest airline
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: AVIANCA Bankrupt- Worlds 2nd oldest airline

There are better ways to make money during a layoff than click-bait youtube links to videos that don't include any of your own content. Do us all a favor and stop posting links to your own youtube / call center. Or if you insist on posting links, at least make them original, interesting, factual an...
by CaptainKirk
Tue May 19, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: AVIANCA Bankrupt- Worlds 2nd oldest airline
Replies: 2
Views: 771

AVIANCA Bankrupt- Worlds 2nd oldest airline

Avianca recently filed for bankruptcy. The Colombian government has yet to step in.

Here is what you probably didn’t know...

https://youtu.be/IH26YRAWs3U
by CaptainKirk
Mon May 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: DELTA Airlines B777 Retirement
Replies: 0
Views: 563

DELTA Airlines B777 Retirement

Sad to see these go after the airline spent $100 million in retrofits last year in 2019.
Here is a cool tribute video.

https://youtu.be/_WchE1JCJdw
by CaptainKirk
Sun May 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Rouge 767 Tribute video
Replies: 0
Views: 682

Rouge 767 Tribute video

https://youtu.be/gdfSrnVeW5k

A compilation of the workhorse B767.
by CaptainKirk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Studying Help (pilot training.ca)
Replies: 19
Views: 1236

Re: PPL Studying Help (pilot training.ca)

PPL training can be overwhelming and I’ve been there myself. What worked best for me: 1) Do practice exams to get used to TC type questions. Passing the TC exams is a wording game more than knowing your stuff. 2) Print the PPL study guide and highlight every section as you learn it. 3) You don’t nee...
by CaptainKirk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4621

Re: Career outlook Starting @30

To the OP. Dude I think it’s the best time to start in this career. Even with the global pandemic. Why? Because right before that the major airlines were hiring like crazy. Those needs haven’t gone completely away but it is on a temporary halt. Every month there are between 10-20 pilots retiring in ...
by CaptainKirk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39594

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

I think the public won’t put up staying home for much longer. It goes against your civil rights to tell you how many people can gather within your own home. The prolonged affect of isolation will cause more damage than being infected. We live on an economic planet. The economy needs to keep moving f...
by CaptainKirk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 6529

Re: On furlough: Now what?

During this abundance of free time you can learn and add on more skills to make you more valuable in the marketplace. To me going to get a degree is NOT one of them. By the time you finish your “higher education” it will already be outdated. Then you will join the countless other people with a Maste...
by CaptainKirk
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: YouTube Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 54853

Re: YouTube Videos

He hasn’t posted in a while. But here you go...


https://youtu.be/xxat2_doj6E
by CaptainKirk
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Emergency landing
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Emergency landing

Great job to the crew. Smoke in cabin and cockpit.
6 mins from takeoff till reaching back to terra firma. Evacuated on the runway. A well trained crew is the best safety equipment.


https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/03/01 ... unday/amp/
by CaptainKirk
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Go to 705 or not
Replies: 14
Views: 4541

Re: Go to 705 or not

Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to read this; I’ll just get right into it, I currently fly a twin otter in the right seat and have about 1700TT starting on the twin at 200 hr fresh. My chief pilot offered to check me out in the left seat this summer when my PPC is up. There is no p...
by CaptainKirk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1759

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

For reference, I turn 30 this year. A bit of my background: I have always had a fascination with flying, and spent a lot of my childhood around small airstrips as my Dad was a hobby pilot (gliders, microlights, and a couple of Cessna's). As a kid, I was convinced I'd be an airline pilot one day, bu...
by CaptainKirk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Advice

I haven’t flown for almost 2 years due a bad family emergency but I kept all current (medical, IFR), have my ATPL with good amount of total time. The problem is where ever I am applying either no answer or answer with what I have been doing for last 2 years??????? I do have FAA (Flight Instructor R...
by CaptainKirk
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445167

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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by CaptainKirk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PFO - Reapply
Replies: 9
Views: 3780

Re: PFO - Reapply

Bro! use it as motivation to do better next time. Pain can be a great motivator for doing well. Presently in aviation flight experience is only part of the equation to getting hired. The other ingredients are a good attitude, first impressions, ability to ask for help, CRM skills, and ability to sel...
by CaptainKirk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 22
Views: 6669

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

Keep reapplying. A ‘No’ means not now. Don’t let it wear you down. Do your best next time and in the meantime enjoy your life and work on other things meaningful to you. Your job is just one aspect of your life. Your fitness, finances, and relationships are equally important.

All the best!
Kirk
by CaptainKirk
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445167

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

2 courses for January and 1 in February so far.
Big class sizes.

All the best!
Kirk
by CaptainKirk
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 91
Views: 33176

Re: The Ol' PFO

tsgarp wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:53 am
How long does it take to get the PFO after the interview?
It was 4 months for me to get the PFO. The email was gently worded. It was more of not now, but maybe later.
by CaptainKirk
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445167

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

dumbbell daddy wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:21 am
Don't try and predict anything. This past summer I was called 1 week after my interview, to start PIT 2 weeks later. OTS. The girls in HR are very warm, welcoming and professional btw.
Very True. Also I’m sure your SWG pic time was music to their ears.
by CaptainKirk
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 338
Views: 29242

Re: Jazz Approach

I’ve always said this would happen. It’s the next logical step for Canadian aviation. Most of the other countries you don’t have to “pay your dues” up North or work as a flight instructor. You simply finish your training and get on with an airline in a mentor ship role. Sit as a Second officer and ...
by CaptainKirk
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 338
Views: 29242

Re: Jazz Approach

So what? Go get a diploma. How much easier do you need it to be? It's 126K This would only be logical if you went straight from high school Imagine paying for living expenses on top of this, if you don't have rich parents you can't afford this First pay 40K for a degree Than go pay 126K plus let's ...

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