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by ski_bum
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 61
Views: 11643

Re: Swoop pay

Folks don’t sell yourself short to get into a 737. That pay rate is almost half of Air Canada’s, and a fraction of what our US partners make to do the same job with most probably way better working standards. THERE IS A PILOT SHORTAGE! No need to race to the bottom!!
by ski_bum
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 2122

Re: Headsets

Bose A20 hands down, best headset and wish I would have bought one when I started flying turbo props, I used it on the A320 and now on the EMJ. I was able to write mine off as well. Money well spent!
by ski_bum
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388463

Re: Air Canada Pool

Sounds like 280 new hire pilots for 2016 projected... If this is so it should exhaust the commitment to the Jazz PML. Cross your fingers folks.
by ski_bum
Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Headset for jets
Replies: 21
Views: 7748

Re: Headset for jets

Use my Bose A20 in the bus, works very well, nice and comfy!
by ski_bum
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Keystone Navajo Accident in Thompson
Replies: 130
Views: 15998

Re: Keystone Navajo Accident in Thompson

I flew a Cheyenne that accidentally got filled with avgas as the fueler thought it was a Navajo and it was a common mistake that we had to watch very carefully. Luckily that situation is no big deal really... also flew a dc3 that got filled with jet fuel, that was a long process to empty and clean.....
by ski_bum
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Keystone Navajo Accident in Thompson
Replies: 130
Views: 15998

Re: Keystone Navajo down in Thompson.

It's very sad these guys can still operate... Again don't know the details on this one and don't want to speculate but how many accidents/incidents can one company have, under the same management and still continue to run.

Thoughts to those onboard, hope for a speedy recovery.
by ski_bum
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388463

Re: Air Canada Pool

As a former pool swimmer, I really hope they take you guys onboard before the flow starts, or at least at a 50/50 ratio. fingers crossed, keep your heads up!!
by ski_bum
Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: YYZ crash pad needed
Replies: 0
Views: 489

YYZ crash pad needed

Looking for a crash pad in a decent location close to pearson. Please PM me if you have anything available.
by ski_bum
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388463

Re: Air Canada Pool

The number I heard was 60ish, plus what ever is added from the last batch of interviews...
by ski_bum
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 10 year agreement with pilots
Replies: 78
Views: 23509

Re: 10 year agreement with pilots

This is good news for us folks swimming in the pool for the last couple years. Sounds like hiring will spool up soon enough and the nice welcome gift of 10k won't hurt. It sure is nice to see a positive contract for a change, although it not all out in the air yet, it sure looks promising.
by ski_bum
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YWG Herc crews
Replies: 1
Views: 860

YWG Herc crews

I was flying along the other night into Winnipeg just north of Gimli and this unreal light came on over lake Winnipeg. I asked center what was going on and they said it was a Herc training over the lake... This thing was amazing, I don't think it was a flare, but more of a spotlight. The power was i...
by ski_bum
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388463

Re: Air Canada Pool

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by ski_bum
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anyone else losing AC Z-fares?
Replies: 16
Views: 3725

Re: Anyone else losing AC Z-fares?

Calm Air has not had ZED fairs in at least 3 years with AC...
by ski_bum
Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: cold weather IFR altitudes
Replies: 8
Views: 2022

Re: cold weather IFR altitudes

The is an excellent app for the iPhone/iPad called cold altitude, I believe it was designed by an Air Canada pilot... Works awesome and use it all the time in the arctic.
by ski_bum
Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388463

Re: Air Canada Pool

Anyone hear anything who interviewed in November?
by ski_bum
Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: The North West Company
Replies: 12
Views: 2494

Re: The North West Company

CIK is correct I believe just out dated info...
by ski_bum
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian north to buy first air
Replies: 112
Views: 34593

Re: Canadian north to buy first air

Sounds like Nolinor has bought two Herc's out of Africa... So there will soon be a second show in the country, other rumour I heard was that Nolinor hired First Air's Herc sales guy...
by ski_bum
Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 440568

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Well done Onceacop!! That is my dream, I have the lab, just need the super cub!!
by ski_bum
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Workin on the side
Replies: 16
Views: 1704

Re: Workin on the side

Substitute Teacher
Bike Builder
Ski Coach/Instructor
Groomer Driver
by ski_bum
Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Non-Aviation Reference
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Non-Aviation Reference

For your first few jobs, hands and feet are no where near as important as customer service! You are the front line to the company, its representative, away from base you call the shots right? If I was in a position to hire someone who was looking to get their first job flying, i would want a referen...
by ski_bum
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Yellowknfe to Kugluktuk
Replies: 15
Views: 3014

Re: Yellowknfe to Kugluktuk

Diapers and pop are always a hit... When I was there 5 years or so ago, they were trying to get the clothes of my back, i always wanted to get a Kug Fire & Rescue shirt, never happened....
by ski_bum
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: What To Do In The Winter?
Replies: 24
Views: 1862

Re: What To Do In The Winter?

Pratt wrote:Ski bum.
Yes? :rolleyes:
by ski_bum
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell
Replies: 2150
Views: 440568

Re: Pix From a Swamper - Remembering Craig Chenell

Ta-Tonka..... Buff

Nice shots!
by ski_bum
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: For sale cheap.....
Replies: 19
Views: 2289

Re: For sale cheap.....

TC is going to have to make up a new ATPL question....
by ski_bum
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dylan at it again - - - January 14, 2010, 10:00am
Replies: 45
Views: 4526

Re: Dylan at it again - - - January 14, 2010, 10:00am

Big Pistons Forever wrote:Saying no to the flight could very well get you fired but saying yes is the start of a slippery slope that will never end well.
This is a quote that should be embedded into every pilots mind, new and old...

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