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by Maynard
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20740

Re: Are you serious?

Working on the dock is not a way to prove your worth. It's a way to prove how worthless you are. Because if you had any self respect or integrity you'd be at the controls. Probably the dumbest thing I've read in a while. Working on a dock shows the employer whether or not you have common sense requ...
by Maynard
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin info
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

Re: Bearskin info

No bond for DEC, however 90% of hiring is still FOs. The problem with higher experienced guys not wanting to work there is because of the Seniority. Are their better gigs in Tbay? Maybe. But when you compare every other airline, they all have downfalls. Like I said, it’s a pilots market. Eventually ...
by Maynard
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin info
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

Re: Bearskin info

If you knew the roster there you’d know 75% of the captains are 10+ years seniority. With that comes experience. The state of this shitty industry today is full of inexperience. Do you think management really cares about the revolving door going to greener pastures? It’s a pilots market and I’m not ...
by Maynard
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin info
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

Re: Bearskin info

The pay protection was from contract 4. Pay increases used to be substantial in year 1 and 2 captain and then taper off. year 5-20 increased from 72 to 77/hr. Year 1-3 went from 57-70/ hr. And most of the turnover was in that 1-2 year captain space. So like most other carriers, they changed to a lin...
by Maynard
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Bearskin info
Replies: 14
Views: 2639

Re: Bearskin info

Spoken like a true uninformed front page viewer. The new pay rate of 31$ an hour over the 34$ hr, comes along with better credit system, and per diem of 3.10$ an hour over 2.25$. Tax free. Makes a big difference, and you make more in 12 months than you would under the old contract. If your going to ...
by Maynard
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TSC- Go from 0 to Air Canada in 5 years or less
Replies: 21
Views: 2809

Re: TSC- Go from 0 to Air Canada in 5 years or less

It needs editing:

Year 0-1 Instruct until 500-750 TT
Year 1-2 skip 703, work for 704 flying metro/1900
Year 2-3 Fly at Jazz
Year 3-5 Get hired at AC somewhere in there....
by Maynard
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why would a scheduled air service be flying VFR in this weather?
Replies: 42
Views: 2911

Re: Why would a scheduled air service be flying VFR in this weather?

What got everyone so wound up, is your judgement on another’s decisions, from the ground. You weren’t in the plane, in the room checking weather and loads, you didn’t even know how far the flight was. I haven’t met many pilots yet who don’t have some sort of pride in the job they do, safety being pa...
by Maynard
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why would a scheduled air service be flying VFR in this weather?
Replies: 42
Views: 2911

Re: Why would a scheduled air service be flying VFR in this weather?

What the heck is the point of this post? Are you trying to get someone in trouble? Why are you bothered by it so much if it doesn’t involve you? Maybe call up the carrier and talk to the PIC. I see you did. Wow. Can you tell us why this particular flight struck your nerve so hard? I’d of told the CP...
by Maynard
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)
Replies: 23
Views: 3336

Re: Is it worth it anymore? ( salaries ?)

Montado, where in the Country do you work? I'm not saying you screwed up, or did anything wrong, but 7 years and making 40k, somethings up. 7 Years, depending on progression should have you in the left seat of a 704, or at least driving a caravan single pilot if the airline wasn't/isn't your gig. Mo...
by Maynard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14902

Re: Buffalo again

My first job was flying a 207. (11 years ago) I was hired as a “Pilot”. Do you think I just flew my sched/charter and then went home and drank at 4pm? When not flying I: -Towed airplanes around, hangar shuffling -Washed/groomed my and others planes -Drove around company truck to pick up parts -Swamp...
by Maynard
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz in YSB
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: Jazz in YYB

So much wrong wth the article. YYZ controller, not Yyb. Happened outside of Sudbury, not North Bay. And if your on a VFR departure, it’s not ATC who’s in charge of you keeping your eyes peeled.....
by Maynard
Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz in YSB
Replies: 13
Views: 2330

Re: Jazz in YYB

So much wrong wth the article. YYZ controller, not Yyb. Happened outside of Sudbury, not North Bay. And if your on a VFR departure, it’s not ATC who’s in charge of you keeping your eyes peeled.....
by Maynard
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SPOT Gen 3 50% rebate Dec 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 1266

Re: SPOT Gen 3 50% rebate Dec 2017

Not to knock the spot product, but anyone flying in Northern Canada or the mountains may want to consider the Garmin version of the SPOT as they use the Iridium network which has significantly better global coverage. Specifically, at northern latitudes and within mountain valleys. Not only that, bu...
by Maynard
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 77157

Re: Westwind

Well speculation will always be here and how a dc3 got into this but I will give you a speculation of my own. The dc3 incident in YPL was not because of ice. The surfaces were clean. I have my own theory after looking at talking to a few people and ice did not cause that accident. How is that for s...
by Maynard
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 77157

Re: Westwind

Of note, this aircraft got airborne and was climbing until the flaps were retracte Photos of the crash show flaps are still set at 15 degrees. You might be looking at the wrong photos. https://cdni.rt.com/files/oldfiles/news/plane-siberia-onboard-reports-994/passenger-russian-working-tyumen.si.jpg ...
by Maynard
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 77157

Re: Westwind

"Regnier added the TSB will take its time to conduct a thorough investigation, which may mean it could be a year or so before a final report is released. "If we do uncover any serious safety deficiencies during the course of the investigation, we're not going to wait — we'll report on those publicl...
by Maynard
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson
Replies: 49
Views: 8105

Re: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson

Most well trained Metro pilots do not engage nose wheel steering until below 10 knots. That's quite low. Normal taxi speed is 15 kts. 40 knots is plenty slow. Throw in a crosswind, or an icy, or slushy, or snowy, or water covered runway, and you'd be well into the rhubarb by the time you hit 10 kno...
by Maynard
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson
Replies: 49
Views: 8105

Re: Perimeter off the runway in Thompson

Funny things is, this has really very little to do with the question of flight on one engine (and the enevitable "Cat fight" these threads tend to spawn) but more to do with mishandling the aircraft after landing. With the experience level of the captains on carriers like this one, this will become...
by Maynard
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 44956

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Curious if the other van driver who took off just before and turned around, ever told his partner on the radio, hey its shit, either turn around or don't takeoff.
by Maynard
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots
Replies: 53
Views: 10833

Re: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots

The kids getting in these days are going to be so shocked they'll piss their diapers when the music slows and that upgrade turns into 5+ years again; they'll sit at the bottom of seniority for years, confused as to why they're working every weekend. They may not have had to pay their dues up north, ...
by Maynard
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Embarrassing Oops
Replies: 56
Views: 10973

Re: Embarrassing Oops

How do you even get to FL240 without your ears telling you something is wrong? That seems crazy. "Gee my ears sure are popping more than normal, especially way up here at 13,000'" "Oh well, look at this climb performance!"
by Maynard
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 11188

Re: Jazz Hatters

How is this a serious question when you assume that just because someone doesn't where the hat, (I don't like them, but I dislike the ballcap in the cockpit more), must mean they break every other sop there is. Lookout guys, his tie is 2 shades darker than the SOPs. Recipe for disaster! Have you con...
by Maynard
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My First ILS to minimums
Replies: 83
Views: 8649

Re: My First ILS to minimums

justwork, there are a lot of us who have been flying long enough to know that flying is more than following SOP's written to fit the lowest common denominator in aviation and also know that there is no black and white in aviation when it comes to what is safe. For some SOP's are what keeps them fro...
by Maynard
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My First ILS to minimums
Replies: 83
Views: 8649

Re: My First ILS to minimums

Rockie I gotta ask, do you avoid all airports that have a crooked NdB or vOR approach? God help you if you fly into one. You will be shocked when you break out and have to manipulate the controls to land the aircraft.

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