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by flying4dollars
Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada to Increase Western Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 2804

Re: Air Canada to Increase Western Flights

I sure hope Westjet comes into YXH. Parents got royally screwed over by them or should I say the arseholes who run under their banner. Parents had a 5:00 am departure to YYC for a connecting flight at 7:30 am to San Fran for a 2 week cruise. They get a call at 10:00 pm the night before the flight i...
by flying4dollars
Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The copilot
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Re: The copilot

Changes in Latitudes wrote:
flying4dollars wrote:This thread is absolutely ridiculous.......we do not tell corny jokes!!!!!!


:P
Are you a real-life airplane captain?

Only on days that end it "day". The rest of the time I'm just an avcanada member.
by flying4dollars
Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The copilot
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

Re: The copilot

This thread is absolutely ridiculous.......we do not tell corny jokes!!!!!!


:P
by flying4dollars
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Where to start the search ?
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: Where to start the search ?

Sky_Conqueror wrote:Hey bosco? Where are you working? PM me. I work for an operator in eastern canada, I might be able to help.

That right there folks is what makes this place a great resource to the industry for those both experienced and not.

Kudos :smt040
by flying4dollars
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin vs Georgian
Replies: 26
Views: 6141

Re: Bearskin vs Georgian

flying4dollars, you should ask the guys based in YYZ what they think about pay, schedule, stress on the job and how much downtime they have. Very big difference between YYC/YHZ and YYZ bases.....but you had to work in Toronto to realize that, so I don't blame you for being ill informed. Regrads Ika...
by flying4dollars
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tailored Pilot Shirts
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Tailored Pilot Shirts

Has anyone tried out custom tailored pilot shirts? I came across a website where you custom make you shirt based on color, cut, style, fit (slim or regular). It's for regular dress shirts but there's an option that allows you to add epaulette straps on the shoulders. http://www.itailor.com/designshi...
by flying4dollars
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Question regarding YVR positions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1845

Re: Question regarding YVR positions.

Pasco hires rampy's seasonally. They keep a certain number during winter as well. Decent pay and sched. I'd give that a go. Otherwise try any of the FBO's or YVR Airport - Servisair, PLH, Aeromag etc
by flying4dollars
Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin vs Georgian
Replies: 26
Views: 6141

Re: Bearskin vs Georgian

how far is the georgian salary going to go in Toronto? vs how far the bearskin salary will go in t-bay or red lake. Also a minimum guarantee of 100 credit hours at Georgian? thats insane most company's start paying OT over 80-85 credits so keep that in mind as well your wage per hours worked would ...
by flying4dollars
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why do you LIKE or DISLIKE about your job as a pilot?
Replies: 18
Views: 2850

Re: Why do you LIKE or DISLIKE about your job as a pilot?

cj555: I'm on my 3rd company as a pilot. I spent 1 year at my first job, 3 at my second, and am just under a year at my 3rd. I can tell you that every job has been a step forward from the previous, so I consider my moves to be appropriate. I gained a lot of valuable experience at each company and ma...
by flying4dollars
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Allowing a Passenger to Take the Controls
Replies: 66
Views: 4095

Re: Allowing a Passenger to Take the Controls

If you consider fam flights, the instructor lets you fly for a bit. Common practice. If there was any question of legality, this practice would not be allowed.
by flying4dollars
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Day In The Life...
Replies: 43
Views: 10857

Re: A Day In The Life...

I wake up at my own leisure around 930am. Once I come around, I make my way to the kitchen and whip up my daily protein shake. Great breakfast. I grab my hockey bag and favorite hoodie and I'm out the door, into the car and off to the rink for a brisk game of hockey. After a great skate, it's time t...
by flying4dollars
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: YYC Crashpad
Replies: 0
Views: 586

Wanted: YYC Crashpad

Hey all, Looking for a crashpad in YYC. I'll be commuting from Vancouver and spend about 10 nights of the month in Calgary in between pairings. Need it to be close to the airport (10-15 mins tops). To those of you reading this that don't have a room avail but know of one, please let me know. PM me i...
by flying4dollars
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AirSprint Fleet Transition
Replies: 282
Views: 80916

Re: AirSprint Fleet Transition

Kudos for posting the schedule and salary scale. You'll get fewer applicants who apply for the sake of applying then drop out because the base, pay or schedule isn't for them. Nice to see companies post the important details we all like to see. Hope you get the right applicants.
by flying4dollars
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Multi Engine-Piston PIC
Replies: 34
Views: 3546

Re: Multi Engine-Piston PIC

Well, FFD, your post was interesting, however before I start, I should give you a bit of background to my last post. It was morning , you see. I was suffering from severe caffeine withdrawl, and despite every possilbe use of my persuave powers , people seemed to expect me to waddle to the coffee po...
by flying4dollars
Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Multi Engine-Piston PIC
Replies: 34
Views: 3546

Re: Multi Engine-Piston PIC

So, we have a couple of old guys on here who say ...I let my FOs fly 75% or 74% of the time Is that what your SOPs say? The FO should fly the majority of time? Ignore SOPs? ...why not? Now where do you stop? Turn off the autopilot so the new FO can get some hands on stick time? Hell, make him hand ...
by flying4dollars
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you leave your current job for AC?
Replies: 66
Views: 5834

Re: Would you leave your current job for AC?

co-joe wrote:A more appropriate question would be; Of those of you who have dreamed of flying for Air Canada since you learned to walk, would you still leave your current employer for a career at AC given the current turmoil?

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I always wanted Canadian Airlines when I was a tyke :(
by flying4dollars
Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: From instructing to Georgian
Replies: 54
Views: 6466

Re: From instructing to Georgian

From what I understand the next Ground School is sched. for mid summer. Does anyone know how long after Interview/Sim or before planned Ground School they do call backs for start dates? :D Just curious if anyone has any info about the above? As we all know this limbo stage can be a little tough on ...
by flying4dollars
Mon May 28, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: From instructing to Georgian
Replies: 54
Views: 6466

Re: From instructing to Georgian

Oh wonderful ... so whoever joins as a Capt will have a whole batch of disgrutled F/Os that are out to stab him in the back for the slightest incorrect SOP call, or just generally be bitchy and snippy in the cockpit because they perceive that this new guy has "stolen their seat" to which they are r...
by flying4dollars
Mon May 14, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clearance Readbacks
Replies: 81
Views: 6528

Re: Clearance Readbacks

Whether we all wonder why we have to read back clearances to FSS verbatim or not isn't a big deal really. It's not hard to read back a clearance concisely in the same order it was given to the crew. If you are busy with other tasks, then ask the FSS controller to standby when he tells you he has you...
by flying4dollars
Sat May 12, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: From instructing to Georgian
Replies: 54
Views: 6466

Re: From instructing to Georgian

Incorrect. There is a payscale posted somewhere on the net. I can't remember where but it's pretty accurate. Where'd you get those numbers from? There's another GGN thread with much more current info. I got the salary figures from two different sites: - http://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/airlines/c...
by flying4dollars
Fri May 11, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Career advancement or pay cheque?
Replies: 30
Views: 3181

Re: Career advancement or pay cheque?

Hey guys, recently I have been offered a job at a company that will remain nameless. This company is known for advancing your careers to the majors within a few years . Seems like the most senior crew members are hovering around 4 years. If I take the job I would be leaving a job that pays enough t...
by flying4dollars
Thu May 10, 2012 11:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: From instructing to Georgian
Replies: 54
Views: 6466

Re: From instructing to Georgian

Are there any new pilots out there that just want to fly and do a good job without considering their employer simply as a career step to put ink in the logbook so they can move on.? It's probably this way because of the pay rates. F/Os start at $24 000 with captains topping off at less than $60 000...
by flying4dollars
Tue May 01, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Name for the WestJet Q 400 Operation
Replies: 86
Views: 6545

Re: Name for the WestJet Q 400 Operation

The Typical:

WestJet Connect
WestJet Shuttle
WestJet Link
WestJet Lite
WestJet Regional

The Not So Typical:

Quickair by WestJet
GoGreen
GreenXpress
Viridian
FlyMint by WestJet
by flying4dollars
Tue May 01, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What does Air Canada want to see on a resume
Replies: 20
Views: 4556

Re: What does Air Canada want to see on a resume

Seminole time over a B1900 time?....um...serious? I am pretty sure AC looks for turbine PIC time on aircraft over 12,500kg with an ATPL license as a bare minimum. If all you have is MPIC piston time, you're probably applying at AC too early. I've heard of guys getting hired recently with just under...
by flying4dollars
Tue May 01, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian Interview
Replies: 18
Views: 6166

Re: Georgian Interview

I would say right now minimums of 1500TT with some PIC time (at least enough to get an ATPL). Right now they are hiring captains and f/o's. Captains need 2700TT with 500 on type or similar type (king air 200, 99 etc). F/O's need to be upgradeable, so coming with PIC time and some operational experie...

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