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by Bede
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 12
Views: 924

Re: Skylink Planes

With 800 hrs you can get on with Encore, Jazz, etc. Why would you go somewhere that pays worse, has a worse schedule + has a bond?

I get it why some guys stick around flying for decent 703 operators, but why go somewhere that's crap these days?
by Bede
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5928

Re: Ukraine International PS752

However in this case I am confused as to what Iran hoped to gain in deliberate destruction of a commercial airliner especially towards a country(Ukraine) they permitted to operate within its domestic airspace. Maybe it was the Russians who want to sucker the US into another middle east war? Just pu...
by Bede
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim

You don't need a PPC to get a Canadian ATPL- just a Group 1 (multi) instrument rating. I think that you can probably get that done at Cornwall or anywhere else with a Redbird sim. Way cheaper than getting an Airbus sim.
by Bede
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Re: Flight training in your own plane - costs

Further to BPF's post, even with the engine past TBO, the price I got on the plane was still excellent. I was anticipating a much cheaper overhaul as I got 3 new cylinders with the purchase. Unfortunately, the tags went missing somewhere in the repo process. Also, I needed 2 new mags as the existing...
by Bede
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability

7ECA wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:45 pm
No one has mentioned the simple fact that a contract (of any kind) is rarely worth the paper it is written on.
That's BS. Contracts are almost always enforceable.
by Bede
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 543

Flight training in your own plane - costs

This forum often contains suggestions of buying your own plane to do flight training in. I have given this suggestion myself on a number of occasions. In September, 2017, I purchased a 1976 Cessna 150 to provide training to my kids. The plane was high time, but well maintained, regularly flown and i...
by Bede
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability

This is very amateur and not written by a lawyer. It would not have the intended legal effect. Simply put, one cannot contract out one's negligence. The establishment of legal negligence and damages does not arise out of contract, it arises from the negligent party's conduct. Think about this for j...
by Bede
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 76
Views: 9772

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

tbaylx wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:30 am
The Westjet SOP's that Swoop use are probably the biggest complaint i hear from CAE instructors. They contradict the FCOM and FCTM and are a long way from the Boeing SOP that other 737 operators in Canada use.
Examples?

Like you and CAE instructors are the authority on flying the 737...
by Bede
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2491

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

In case nobody has noticed, there's also a shortage of doctors in this country. If medical residency paid better, there might be more doctors. No there's not. What there is is a shortage of is family doctors in rural areas. The reason that there is such a wait time for surgeons is because there is ...
by Bede
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 37803

Re: One List

+1 Gerry Schwartz.

The options plan is at the discretion of the board. The company would have been within their right to say that WJ pilots get the cash value for options (just like they gave us RSU's). There is a good chance that the arbitrator would not have awarded us this much in cash.
by Bede
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3752

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: 1424

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: 99
Views: 3752

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: 99
Views: 3752

Re: Operating different machines.

What a stupid thread.
by Bede
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 37803

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: 998

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: 314
Views: 37803

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: 1415

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: 65
Views: 13277

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: 1006

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: 1904

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: 57
Views: 2159

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: 933

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: 3698

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: 3111

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...

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