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by Bede
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 56
Views: 1479

Re: Seenca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

One of the biggest scams going out there now, as a broader discussion, is arguably college education. My view, but the costs are skyrocketing, the quality isn't there, and neither is the payback. What a massive profit oriented business education has become, leaving indebted students in their wake. ...
by Bede
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career change to pilot
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Career change to pilot

It can't hurt to try. It's not like you're dropping $60k into licenses starting fresh.
by Bede
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prior accident and going professional
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Prior accident and going professional

Air Canada interviewer: have you ever damaged an aircraft?
Pilot: yes I damaged a plane on landing once.
Interviewer: only once?

Joking aside, I'm pretty sure you'll be just fine. Be able to explain what happened, why it happened and what you learned.
by Bede
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 19
Views: 2977

Re: Hiring?

SwoopStar wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Loyalty was unbundled in the ULCC business model.
Probably the most profound statement on this forum in years. Company takes advantage of pilots, pilots take advantage of company.
by Bede
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WOW Air collapses
Replies: 13
Views: 2586

Re: WOW Air collapses

TheSocialChameleon wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:16 am
Their crew is stranded at the Sandman Toronto. They were supposed to operate YYZ-KEF tonight. Sucks that they will have to find their own way home.
Let's hope that they didn't leave their credit cards with the front desk.
by Bede
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 19
Views: 2977

Re: Hiring?

.80@410 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Swoop : they’d hire anyone right now to fill a seat.

You could probably go DEC too.

A truly “ if nowhere else “ option
The bid was release the other day and showed an Encore FO get DEC on the 737 at Swoop. That should tell you how undesirable that position is.
by Bede
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 2918

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

It may surprise some, but CP's rarely make much more than pilots. I think at my company, you get base salary + $20k or something like that. In exchange, you get weekends off, set your own schedule, sleep in your own bed every night and don't have to deal with jet lag.
by Bede
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University, College or Neither?
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: University, College or Neither?

ant_321 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:43 am
You already have a degree so don’t waste your money on a Mickey Mouse aviation diploma. The only company that actually cares about post secondary is Air Canada. I managed to make it to the Left seat of a 737 with no post secondary.
Agreed.
by Bede
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Will I get my RAIC?
Replies: 14
Views: 1186

Re: Will I get my RAIC?

A couple cases:
1) Applicant's boyfriend goes into house. Drug bust happens. Applicant sitting in boyfriends car, arrested and released. Boyfriend charged with possession. Denied RAIC.
2) Applicants ex husband found to associate with biker gang. RAIC denied.

It's not fair but that's the way it is.
by Bede
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career change to pilot
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

Re: Career change to pilot

digits_ wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Try to find a part time thing. Or fly for fun. With the money you make as an engineer (designing planes, not fixing them), you could have way more fun flying privately than flying commercially.
Surprisingly, engineers don't make nearly as much money as people think. Most are under $100k.
by Bede
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting by air to my flying job
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Commuting by air to my flying job

Heliian wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:44 pm
I think you'll find that it's cost prohibitive. The insurance would be as much as renting a flat probably.

Weather might leave you stuck too.
Insurance on a 150? I pay ~$800/yr on mine and that's with 2 student pilots on the policy.
by Bede
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harv's Air
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Harv's Air

In the past, I've recommended students head to Harv's to do some intense training and get their IFR, CPL, etc over with quickly. Recently, a son of a friend went out there and was somewhat under whelmed with the experience. Despite being there full time, he got little flying in, and I heard of some ...
by Bede
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private License Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Private License Cost

A big factor for training cost is the time waiting to take off, get to the practice area and return (you pay by the hour once the engine starts). For a busy airport, this may be up to 40 minutes. If you do a 30 minute lesson, over half your time is somewhat wasted. (In realty, it's not quite that s...
by Bede
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 60
Views: 8954

Re: Atlas Air 767

This accident has me worried. Jump seater from other airline. Reminds me of fedex in the 80’s. I really hope that my fears are wrong.
by Bede
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can an airline check another airline's Standby?
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: Can an airline check another airline's Standby?

Pretty sure it would be an invasion of privacy and the lawsuit you could follow up with would let you retire early I doubt it. While there are no notable cases where damages have been awarded for a violation of this right... http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/175580/Corporate/Rights+Of+Action+For+Breac...
by Bede
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Private License Cost
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Private License Cost

A big factor for training cost is the time waiting to take off, get to the practice area and return (you pay by the hour once the engine starts). For a busy airport, this may be up to 40 minutes. If you do a 30 minute lesson, over half your time is somewhat wasted. (In realty, it's not quite that si...
by Bede
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aviation Management diploma for pilots?
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Aviation Management diploma for pilots?

Your engineering degree counts for far more than any aviation degree. Don't worry about it get some hours in.
by Bede
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Back-Up Career
Replies: 20
Views: 2627

Re: Back-Up Career

Most posters on here are forgetting that a back up career is only useful if you have recent experience. Good luck getting an engineering job with a 20 year old engineering degree and no experience. Why would you delay your flying career to spend money on a second career just in case the flying caree...
by Bede
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 15928

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

goingnowherefast wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:33 am
What are the implications of an illegal strike? Government orders pilots back to work and nobody obeys? Can't arrest/fire every single pilot.
Fine the union until the union directs pilots to go back to work.
by Bede
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz/encore
Replies: 29
Views: 3475

Re: Jazz/encore

Go to Jazz.

Signed,

A WJ pilot
by Bede
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: FTU or Flight University/College?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: FTU or Flight University/College?

Hey Everyone, I got an opportunity to finish my licenses at a private FTU that is really good in my area. If I take this route it gives me the ability to finish everything (CPL, Multi IFR) in about 4-8 months as I already have my PPL. How valuable is post secondary in our industry right now. I'm st...
by Bede
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor employment expenses
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Instructor employment expenses

I'm working as a part-time class 4 instructor and no expenses (medicals, etc) are covered by the flight school . Does anyone know what can I claim as "employment expenses" on my income tax? Are you paid as a contractor for services (ie you submit your hours every month and no deductions-CPP, EI, ta...
by Bede
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 180
Views: 28014

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

From my understanding, the vast majority of Swoop pilots (including Swoop captains) want to bid back to WJ (most as FO's). That should tell you something about working at Swoop. Unfortunately, the company is only letting 3 come back for "operation reasons". Swoop is probably the worst 705 job in the...
by Bede
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Homebuilt airworthiness standards
Replies: 24
Views: 1088

Re: Homebuilt airworthiness standards

Thanks for the great replies guys. I think that pretty much answers it.
by Bede
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Homebuilt airworthiness standards
Replies: 24
Views: 1088

Homebuilt airworthiness standards

Where in the CAR's does it say that you actually have keep homebuilt aircraft in an airworthy condition? Let's say, for sake of argument, flying with a big dent in the wing (as opposed to a U/S radio - CAR 605.08). CAR 605.84 discusses aircraft meeting limitations related to the type design (homebui...

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