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by Bede
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lawyer or no lawyer?
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Lawyer or no lawyer?

I never did, I just looked on the transport Canada website to make sure he was the owner, and got an AME to give the plane a quick look over. You're confusing "title" (ie ownership) with "registration". Common mistake. A leasee would show up on the TC website and could sell you the airplane. Then, ...
by Bede
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: New AOC 12yr Engine TBO
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: New AOC 12yr Engine TBO

Yep. Sad but true. Best way to run them once overhauled is on condition. Run them until they start making metal or are losing power. You can probably get 2x the overhaul time out of them. By then, most major components (crank, cam) may be beyond repair, but you've still saved a bunch of money compar...
by Bede
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Retirement Wave
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: Retirement Wave

The biggest peak is in 2037.
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 793

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

My formal education consisted of having completed grade eight. Well that explains a lot. Relax, I'm just joking. A grade 8 education back then is probably what a grade 12 education is today. Most grade 8's can't even string a sentence together these days. The university graduates can't even do grad...
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

That's a really dumb decision by the company. If I was the pilot I'd send the stuff off to the company's own insurance. Since employees are always covered (vicarious liability), the insurance company would likely have to provide the pilot representation and the company would be the one footing their...
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

And there was the crew who wrote off an RJ in YYZ due to a hard landing and I believe both of them were still flying with Jazz after that one. Captain stayed at Jazz but forced onto Dash 8 because of this. Rumour is FO went to WJ. Captain was a fantastic guy. He just made a dumb mistake and coupled...
by Bede
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

Maybe, but a thought that might put you at ease a bit more: in the end it is all about money. If you crash an A320, you will never make enough money to put a dent in that damage, even if you caused the damage. You'd probably be in more trouble if you crash the boss's 206 due to your gross negligenc...
by Bede
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?
Replies: 17
Views: 815

Re: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?

I failed my PSTAR. I seem to have recovered.

We're not lawyers- no one cares about your marks.

Having said that, if you're someone who consistently has difficulty passing exams, you're going to have a difficult time on type rating courses.
by Bede
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Re: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

Squaretail wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:01 pm
Personally I avoid TB, that place killed Terry Fox after all.
Lol. We kill a lot of people. http://www.chroniclejournal.com/news/lo ... 9de97.html
by Bede
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay
Replies: 31
Views: 3238

Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay

Careful getting fuel in Thunder Bay. The main FBO is Shell and they charge $2.45/l + some other charge + $70(!) just for showing up on the ramp to get fuel. Looks like someone new purchased the Shell dealership. The $70 is supposedly a daily parking charge, but if you come back later in the day for ...
by Bede
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2331

Re: Traffic you cant explain

The US navy thing was likely a software glitch. It was only ever seen through the helmet and never visually and started shortly after a software update. If you look at a couple of the NY Times videos, it actually appears stationary while the tracking moves very fast because of the motion of the airp...
by Bede
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Winter jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Re: Winter jobs

Heli ski guide. There's a lot of qualifications you need though.
by Bede
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 32
Views: 7176

Re: New WestJet FO

Boreas wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:25 pm
I'm curious, when was the most junior captain hired?
May/June 2010
by Bede
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

It was PGI, in flight main lesson on navaids
by Bede
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

photofly wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:53 am
You won’t be asked to present a PGI on instrument flying on an initial class IV instructor ride so don’t worry too much about it.
I know someone that had to teach navaids on a class 4 ride.
by Bede
Fri May 31, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 24
Views: 2561

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

Did I ever say I wanted to fly MB Airplanes? No. I asked about various companies pay. Pay attention jack ass. Not cool. Actually you asked 3 convoluted questions in your original post. One of which was: Do you apply to Airspray or is it the European owner or whatever that runs the show? which was a...
by Bede
Wed May 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

Re: 50 hours and no solo

If that's the case you need to find another school.

A school is supposed to have a training program/syllabus. Ask to see it and ask to see where you are on it.
by Bede
Wed May 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50 hours and no solo
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

Re: 50 hours and no solo

That depends. Are you flying regularly? If you have 50 hours over the last 10 years, that's a problem. Can you consistently land the airplane without the instructor saying anything? I had a student once that I solo'd once after many hours, but after that he was too inconsistent to send again. Does t...
by Bede
Mon May 20, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 129
Views: 16169

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

I have heard that Clive is going to take the money from this sale and team up with Tim to finally launch that new Ultra Low Cost Carrier. I heard Mark is joining in and they will be flying NEO's. AC and WJ's days are numbered. Lol. Because they're all old pals and Onex forgot to put non-compete cla...
by Bede
Tue May 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 26737

Re: One list

Thanks guys. You've really emphasized that WestJet and Encore are separate, and we're not on the same team. I can't speak for everyone, but I for one am done helping you, and I'm going to take every small opportunity I have to jab back at you. To the guys who used my jumpseat to get home on the las...
by Bede
Tue May 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 7806

Re: BETRAYAL!

Agree 100% Mark my words: in 5 years, we will recognize that this decision will be the one that comes back to bite us. I remember the days clearly at Jazz: the Jazz MEC doing everything they could to attract mainline flying and the AC pilots lowering the bar trying to keep up. First our company thre...
by Bede
Sun May 12, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats my market value
Replies: 7
Views: 1968

Re: Whats my market value

I like the way you think.

I would imagine that you could get on with a reputable operator and upgrade shortly.
by Bede
Tue May 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training cost
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Flight training cost

I've been out of the FTU scene for some time, but does $379/hr for a DA20 seem a tad high? I would have thought half that amount would be on the high side for the going rate.

https://calgaryflight.com/flight-school ... ing-costs/
by Bede
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which flight school is good from Zero to complete ATPL at one place!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Which flight school is good from Zero to complete ATPL at one place!!!

That's not quite how it works. You don't go to a flying school to get ATPL hours. You get a CPL and get a job thereby building the required experience.

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