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by wallypilot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 61
Views: 11424

Re: Swoop pay

92k for first year capt? Who the hell is taking these positions? You just have to shake your head. Anyone that takes such a position is personally partially responsible for the downfall of this industry.
by wallypilot
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: SkyService Lear Damaged
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: SkyService Lear Damaged

Not a judgement on the crew or anything, just a possibility: accidentally hit the brakes during pushback? Or feet on the brakes when the tug starts to push? Really have to fight to overcome well ingrained reflexes. Pushback for corporate jet crews is a rare thing, especially in the smaller jets. I a...
by wallypilot
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Great news for the Global 7500...
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Great news for the Global 7500...

My understanding is the first production aircraft (the one that broke the record) was delivered internally to the flight demo department at Bombardier. It is not an experimental aircraft. If you want to get to the real nitty gritty, it was actually delivered to a leasing company and bombardier leas...
by wallypilot
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Great news for the Global 7500...
Replies: 16
Views: 2259

Re: Great news for the Global 7500...

Canadian regulations allow it for private operators. I’ll assume this plane was US registered. Does FAR part 91 (private operators) even have duty limits? I don’t think they do. SOR/2014-131, s. 18; SOR/2018-269, s. 18. EDIT: is that the actual picture of the airplane in the first post? If so it lo...
by wallypilot
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: YYZ SLOTS.....Again
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: YYZ SLOTS.....Again

ExActly my point...sorry should have been more crystal clear..,for non yyz based operators,if I know I want to come from yvr 4 weeks from now, but I can’t tell my boss if we can get that time or not? Ridiculous.
by wallypilot
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: YYZ SLOTS.....Again
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: YYZ SLOTS.....Again

Agreed, pretty standard..except for the reservation system. I can arrange slots in Zurich or Glasgow weeks in advance. But for Pearson, I have to wait until 72 hrs prior? So the aircraft owner gets a disadvantage for being organized and planning trips further ahead? I see what Pearson is doing. They...
by wallypilot
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6224

Re: London Air Services 2018

I’m being conservative with the 7-8 yrs so that no one blasts me in a few years for false promises. However, since you say you beat that 13 years ago,how many years were you into the career at that point,and how much of an asshole was your employer and what other beinfits were there? 😜 many more thi...
by wallypilot
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6224

Re: London Air Services 2018

double post.
by wallypilot
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6224

Re: London Air Services 2018

97 Tercel... just curious about what you do and where you live? Is there another charter operator out there that pays significantly more? Yes, agreed, an experienced Lear guy shoulfd make make more and at LAS that would also be true. In the past they’ve hired DEC’s with good Lear experience at 100k-...
by wallypilot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6224

Re: London Air Services 2018

There’s very little turnover on the 605/604 side. So I can’t give a number that really means anything. It’s just luck and timing. Some guys are happy staying Lear capt forever, and others are keen on the chally. The chally Crew is fairly young, so not really any retirements coming anytime soon, and ...
by wallypilot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6224

Re: London Air Services 2018

Lear capt 80k I think. Agreed, it’s not industry top pay. But it’s a good place to work. If you don’t have a burning desire to be in Vancouver though, don’t bother. Most folks there have either been in Vancouver for years, hence mitigating the cost factor, or really want to be here because they love...
by wallypilot
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: London Air Services 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 6224

Re: London Air Services 2018

It never got sold. Per diems went up to a reasonable level. I think starting salary hasn’t changed much...entry level is Lear 75 FO...i think 55k maybe? They have an overtime pay policy now which the guys seem to be in favor of. Generally speaking, great equipment to fly, good youngish group run the...
by wallypilot
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Question
Replies: 5
Views: 2518

Re: Corporate Question

Corporate operators look for candidates with relevant experience and decent total time. If you eventually want to be a captain in the corporate world I’d highly recommend getting some jet time in the charter world first. So the question is, how do you get to a biz jet charter operator? Well, typical...
by wallypilot
Thu May 24, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: North Atlantic Ops
Replies: 9
Views: 3520

North Atlantic Ops

Not sure how many of you folks out there are crossing the Atlantic on a regular or semi regular basis. I know there are some for sure. As a pilot in the corporate world, i find that often we dont have the level of support that the airline crews get for many things, but over the years I have found it...
by wallypilot
Mon May 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US CBP Landing Rights
Replies: 12
Views: 1290

Re: US CBP Landing Rights

the permit to proceed is a commercial requirement for cargo flights only. to the above post about permit to proceed, if you are private, a permit to proceed is definitely not needed. However as above poster indicated, there are limited places where for some reason they deem it necessary. When I have...
by wallypilot
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What is your TOSA today?
Replies: 11
Views: 4667

Re: What is your TOSA today?

After doing some research on this I have no idea how it is legal to fly with anything other than runway analysis from guys like APG. The point of regulations is to be at least 35 feet away from any obstacles in the departure path all the way to enroute altitude. Pilots have no idea where these obst...
by wallypilot
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What is your TOSA today?
Replies: 11
Views: 4667

Re: What is your TOSA today?

What I am getting at is, in absence of APG or similarly runway analysis, in an area with terrain above 1500', what would you do? Where would you look to find a safe acceleration altitude? If you don’t have runway analysis, and you need to go in IMC with terrain in your departure path, if you want t...
by wallypilot
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson King Air Medevac Captain
Replies: 12
Views: 5554

Re: Carson King Air Medevac Captain

Latest up date; Training bond 35k for training on king air or citation 24months no cash up front. Capt Salary 60k jet( first year) 100k after 8years capt salary king air 350. 70-90k depending on Exp. Important to note cost of living YLW or yvr particularly parking, traffic ,gas incidental. Pst taxe...
by wallypilot
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 15056

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

Although I've heard of management companies trying to get away with charging aircraft owners more for crew salaries then what they're paying the pilots - I think it's rare these days. Keep in mind that there's a payroll burden associated with your employment, which is where the extra 10% getting bi...
by wallypilot
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 15056

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

The problem with those increase is they can be snatched away at the blink of an eye, A little harder in a unionized airline environment. A great Corporate job can turn into a crappy corporate job pretty quickly. Thats why I bailed. The only thing I miss is the hotels and rental cars. That is a vali...
by wallypilot
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 15056

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

Interesting thread. Are there many differences for pilots flying small turboprops for a management company instead of jets? Would conditions be even worse, or there are some advantages in that case? Thanks. You make it sound like flying a jet for a management Co is bad. But in all honesty, there ar...
by wallypilot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 15056

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

A big problem with management companies is the fact that they CHARGE the aircraft owner a great deal more in salaries than they actual pay the pilots. I would be willing to bet that most owners think the pilots are making a good salary, because they are paying a good salary...it just doesn't get pa...
by wallypilot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 15056

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

Just as an observation, I’ve never seen (well, on my short 20yrs around YVR) so much heavy metal on the premises, and planned new additions. Corporate has gone through some ups and downs, and does follow boom and bust cycles a little, it commercial airlines are entirely helping corporate operations ...
by wallypilot
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PC24 jet nears certification
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

Re: PC24 jet nears certification

I just remember all the critics when people started flying the PC12 like a bush plane. I'm willing to give Pilatus some credit based on past performance when they claim to have a 'bush' jet. I have all the respect in the world for pilatus. Great company. I was very impressed by how much work is don...
by wallypilot
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PC24 jet nears certification
Replies: 4
Views: 2425

Re: PC24 jet nears certification

As of last month, when I did a factory tour in Stans, they still hadn't done any gravel ops testing...will be interesting to hear what comes of that.

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