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by Bede
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 72
Views: 2005

Re: Operating different machines.

harder than being a pilot" If you believe that you are in the wrong profession. Being a pilot is not difficult at all. You need to apply yourself but difficult it's not. I made my living for over 50 years as one and yes sometimes a pain in the ass and the odd challenge but difficult certainly not. ...
by Bede
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1006

Re: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?

604.03 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall operate any of the following Canadian aircraft for the purpose of transporting passengers or goods unless the person is the holder of a private operator registration document: (a) a large aeroplane; (b) a turbo-jet-powered aeroplane; or (c) a tu...
by Bede
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 72
Views: 2005

Re: Operating different machines.

Why do you think it is stupid Bede? Because you post similar threads/comments every few years. And because you're comparing apples to oranges. It's like saying- what's harder being a doctor or scientist? Or, what needs more school-a real estate lawyer or real estate agent? Society doesn't value wor...
by Bede
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 72
Views: 2005

Re: Operating different machines.

What a stupid thread.
by Bede
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 213
Views: 26003

Re: One List

I love when mainline pilots talk about the entitlement of Encore pilots. When they got hired they were told by company, their mainline peers, etc... That there was a one list and that after a few years they will flow to mainline with their seniority attached to it. Back then it was the only way to ...
by Bede
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Incorporating a partnership
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Re: Incorporating a partnership

Maybe there is some case law on the subject. Yes. The Wyer case. Two friends quit flying because of a $25,000 fine where there data plate mounting didn’t meet the requirements of 201.01 (2) and they forgot to notify the minister in writing (201.01 (3) ) of the inability of the data plate to be moun...
by Bede
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 213
Views: 26003

Re: One List

Even without the one list, you’re seeing a mainline jet seat before the age of 25. Are you kidding me? I don't know of anyone who got on at Encore before 23. Even then, I only know ONE person who started flying when they were 16 and were lucky enough to be able to afford to fly and gain experience ...
by Bede
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 1219

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

The day we make cameras mandatory in operating rooms among other places to reduce the thousands of people killed each year in our healthcare system than maybe i’ll Entertain the idea of cameras in the flight deck. Never mind the fact that there isn’t a public body that identifies and investigates m...
by Bede
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 35
Views: 8493

Re: 2020 Hiring

I’ve heard plenty of conflicting information about OTS hiring in regards to seniority if hired directly to WestJet without a stint at Encore. If hired tomorrow with a Wj seniority number, are new pilots behind every Encore pilot hired before them? Just the pilots hired prior to the infamous NO OneL...
by Bede
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?
Replies: 22
Views: 869

Re: Starting PPL - Night VFR + Multi IFR immediately after?

Further to photofly's point, I would focus on your PPL and then get really comfortable doing cross countries. You will learn far more about flying doing long cross countries than you will doing anything else. IFR is kind of useless for most cases for reasons explained above. When I'm in a small plan...
by Bede
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Tim Croyle to retire from WestJet
Replies: 4
Views: 1759

Re: Tim Croyle to retire from WestJet

plhought wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:08 pm
...Or the guy has made butt-loads of money in the last while and has reached an age where he realised it's not really worth working anymore.
VP's at WJ don't make much money. It's in the captain pay range. It's the EVP's that make the big money.
by Bede
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Commercial Solo Time Requirement
Replies: 56
Views: 1674

Re: Commercial Solo Time Requirement

In general the TATC gives considerable deference to the Minister's interpretation of his own regulations. No they don't. The TATC attempts to interpret to ensure consistency with it's prior decisions (stare decis doesn't technically apply, but for all intents and purposes). TC policies have no bear...
by Bede
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Im in highschool
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Im in highschool

In addition to your medical, do your PSTAR and radio license now. For whatever reason, these seem to be big stumbling blocks for students.
by Bede
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 25
Views: 3447

Re: Other Options

Thunder Bay, well other then in the city, there is literally nothing around other then lakes, and you have to travel long distances to get to anything else to do something different... Same goes for even a place like Toronto, not a whole lot going on outside of the city, so at least being in it can...
by Bede
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CanWest
Replies: 7
Views: 2882

Re: CanWest

It starts in the 60s but you can negotiate higher based on experience. You'll have to sign a bond. You'll be assigned a base, and expect it to be northern. Don't count on Edmonton or Calgary. Benefits package is good. Pretty well 100% everything. Pilots still sign bonds? Why? With enough time to ge...
by Bede
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Punishments for pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 2883

Re: Punishments for pilots

https://lois-laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-5.html Did not click the site cuz I already know what is in there...... Basically, anything and everything. Some flight attendant or some passenger or some tc idiot does not like yer face, you will be nailed. Sad comment I know, but it...
by Bede
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Low timer insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Low timer insurance

For a simple aircraft, your insurance won't be much more. I have a 150 and paid ~$850/yr for a $20k hull value. I added a student pilot to the insurance and it cost $100 extra.
by Bede
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out a private aircraft?
Replies: 24
Views: 912

Re: Renting out a private aircraft?

PilotDAR and Photofly have pretty much addressed what I was going to write. I have a couple points to add: 1) There's nothing legally stopping you from renting out your airplane. There is, however, an issue with you renting out your airplane and you being PIC. That's called a commercial air service....
by Bede
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 19
Views: 3007

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

A NIMBY is someone who gets a good deal on a piece of property and then complains about the reason they got a good deal.
by Bede
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: Re registering grass strip.

C-GKNT wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:07 am
Beefitarian wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:34 am
I'm imagining owning an airstrip. Seems nice in my head. It might as well be on a nice island while I'm at it.
Everyone I know who has their own strip spends more time cutting grass and plowing snow than flying :cry:

Glenn
Lol. so true!
by Bede
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 29
Views: 3446

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

Students should complain to the Superintendent of the Private Career Colleges Authority. He can force the college to refund fees, and ultimately to shut down the school. For Sault? I don't think so. Government funded colleges (ie. Sault, Confed, etc) are exempt from the Private Career Colleges Act....
by Bede
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: Re registering grass strip.

Sorry, I'm to lazy to find the reference. It was being proposed when I registered mine. I got my registration in just before the rules came into force.

Of course I could be imagining things....
by Bede
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re registering grass strip.
Replies: 25
Views: 3073

Re: Re registering grass strip.

The rules surrounding aerodrome registration have changed significantly over the last few years. Due to pressure from municipalities, it is now necessary to do public consultations and environmental assessment prior to registration, depending on the location. http://www.gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2016/2...

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