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by flying4dollars
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: YYC Crashpad
Replies: 0
Views: 583

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: 79408

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: 3535

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: 3535

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: 5802

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: 6451

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: 6451

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: 6509

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: 6451

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: 3170

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: 6451

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: 6470

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: 4515

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: 6150

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...
by flying4dollars
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fact vs. Fiction
Replies: 66
Views: 5846

Re: Fact vs. Fiction

I agree, 1000hours flying straight and level, normal ops etc isn't giving THAT big of an advantage. But, airplanes are not perfect and it's the things that happen between those 1000 hours that you learn (about the airplane, environment and even yourself) that gives experience a 1 up. It's not just ...
by flying4dollars
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Any current info on perimeter?
Replies: 108
Views: 24579

Re: Any current info on perimeter?

New pilots get lots of hours in their first month due to line-indoc. All working days are scheduled blocks to get through the line-indoc syllabus in a timely manner. I have yet to find a better starting option then Perimeter. I don't think there is a better place to start a career to be honest. Whi...
by flying4dollars
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fact vs. Fiction
Replies: 66
Views: 5846

Re: Fact vs. Fiction

Nark, I think you said it right there. 1000s of hours on autopilot IFR with a perfect airplane doesn't provide much experience . I agree, 1000hours flying straight and level, normal ops etc isn't giving THAT big of an advantage. But, airplanes are not perfect and it's the things that happen between...
by flying4dollars
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fact vs. Fiction
Replies: 66
Views: 5846

Re: Fact vs. Fiction

I'll bat for both sides on this one on a couple of different points. Yes, excellent training goes a LONG way. However, it does not always teach decision making and 'outside the box' thinking. You cannot teach that in 40 hours of sim time. This is something you learn over time working for operators w...
by flying4dollars
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Interviews
Replies: 844
Views: 166137

Re: Air Canada Interviews

planeless wrote:Any idea of what they look for with the blood work on the medical?
Probably checking for drugs, diabetes, blood cell count, and any other abnormalities which they are hoping not to see so that you're health won't be a problem in the near future.

So I would assume..
by flying4dollars
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin vs Georgian
Replies: 26
Views: 6086

Re: Bearskin vs Georgian

Nope. I'd rant the same if the topic involved PAL, CMA, Carson, or x-company that seems take advantage of their pilots by feeding them a dog's breakfast for a pay cheque. This willingness to accept a poverty wage scale is not doing the pilot group any favours. Glorifying a dream that is inevitably ...
by flying4dollars
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin vs Georgian
Replies: 26
Views: 6086

Re: Bearskin vs Georgian

skybaron wrote:Bearskin. Hands down.

Pay, lifestyle, and morale trumps Georgian.
Hmm. Have you worked for Georgian? Not sure you'd be able to make that statement unless you have. Ps, Georgian has 3 bases. All very different from each other. Fyi
by flying4dollars
Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian Interview
Replies: 18
Views: 6150

Re: Georgian Interview

I'm also a YYC based Georgian pilot and am quite happy with it. I will agree that the walk can be quite long from the parking lot. In all seriousness though Georgian is a great place to work. :shock: $28K/year... Living in the most expensive cities in Canada (less Halifax)... Doesn't get better tha...
by flying4dollars
Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian Interview
Replies: 18
Views: 6150

Re: Georgian Interview

Georgian is a good place to get your time and leave. Be sure to follow the following procedure: Get hired by Air Georgian. Go Captain at Air Georgian ASAP. Gain significant PIC time on the B1900. Get Air Canada Interview. (All the Capts there have had their shot.) If PFO, Leave immediately to anoth...
by flying4dollars
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Georgian Interview
Replies: 18
Views: 6150

Re: Georgian Interview

Interview process is quite relaxed and the experience has been different for everyone. Typically you'll show up at their head office at the Aerocenter in Toronto. You'll be wearing a shirt and tie (or suit if you have one). They walk you inside the building, offer you a coffee and walk you into the ...
by flying4dollars
Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ah, Airmanship, Where Has It Gone?
Replies: 46
Views: 4838

Re: Ah, Airmanship, Where Has It Gone?

Don't start this shit again. I can tell you what's going to happen. I will come on here blaming it on poor testing and Transport Canada, Chuck will come on here and blame it on "kids these days" and Transport Canada, and "colonel Sanders" will come on here and show us a video of a wicked airshow pe...

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