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by FishermanIvan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 12781

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

Makes me glad I left Alberta. Never has there ever been a province of such perpetual whiners. They forget that BC pays and doesn't complain and forget that Manitoba takes in their fantasies of western separatism. Why don't they have an aerospace industry? Because they have no motivation or foresigh...
by FishermanIvan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Floatplane training - Vancouver Area - 50hrs courses - Schools?
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Floatplane training - Vancouver Area - 50hrs courses - Schools?

I got my seaplane job with 25 hours; didn't work the dock at all. I split my seaplane lessons between VFC and OceanAir in Victoria. I DID work a ramp part time for a couple years at the Edmonton Flying Club. You probably won't find any jobs out west with 50 hours... Those are demanding jobs. I'm fl...
by FishermanIvan
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Floatplane training - Vancouver Area - 50hrs courses - Schools?
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: Floatplane training - Vancouver Area - 50hrs courses - Schools?

I got my seaplane job with 25 hours; didn't work the dock at all. I split my seaplane lessons between VFC and OceanAir in Victoria. I DID work a ramp part time for a couple years at the Edmonton Flying Club. You probably won't find any jobs out west with 50 hours... Those are demanding jobs. I'm fly...
by FishermanIvan
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Looking for help building time
Replies: 1
Views: 1768

Re: Looking for help building time

Jesus, no, don't pay for a skydiving course. I did, and I never used it, and regret every penny spent. It's stupid. Go to VFC or Ocean Air and get a float rating and 25 hours on floats; then start looking for a job anywhere in the country. I got hired with 22.3 hours of float time, flying a 185 on f...
by FishermanIvan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton
Replies: 434
Views: 64957

Re: Project: Parkland Airport - West of Edmonton

Buncha babies. There hasn't been helicopters at that airport for three months now.... And Cessna's aren't very loud.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Category 1 with past marijuana use?
Replies: 72
Views: 7456

Re: Category 1 with past marijuana use?

Cat Driver wrote:How many here see nothing wrong with a professional pilot using marijuana?
None at all, as long as it's not in the cockpit.

Most of us drink, right? Just not in the cockpit. (for the record, I don't smoke weed, ever, but I don't have any issue with those who do)
by FishermanIvan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul?
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Re: Lac Seul?

Has anyone on here worked there for a summer? Got an offer from there and was wondering what you thought about it. PM me if you'd like, or post away here! There's lots of other posts in regards to working for Amik Outposts/lac seul airway's. Lots of guys started with John and Rena. And are still fl...
by FishermanIvan
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul?
Replies: 4
Views: 3077

Lac Seul?

Has anyone on here worked there for a summer? Got an offer from there and was wondering what you thought about it. PM me if you'd like, or post away here!
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 37
Views: 10019

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

I think even the CS100 will be one of the bigger ones into LCY. It's E170s, Avro RJs and A318s right now, isn't it?
by FishermanIvan
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 37
Views: 10019

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

Not to throw water in the fire but how would the CASM of a full c series compare to a 3/4 full wide body? If that is really close to the same then it would probably have a shot at doing more direct routing. On a side note I think I saw somewhere about an operator doing a 60 pax all business configu...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 2137

Re: Headsets

I've got a Lightspeed Zulu 2 and love it.
by FishermanIvan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...
Replies: 26
Views: 5095

Re: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...

How many jazz. wj encore f/o hold second jobs and / or part time casual flying job due to low pay . :?: Due to "low pay"? None. :lol: They actually ask you in the Encore interview how you're going to afford living in Toronto on such low pay. Toronto is hardly more expensive than Calgary, Edmonton, ...
by FishermanIvan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20738

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

So, how are things shaping up this season? I've been sending out tonnes of applications to every Tom, Dick and Harry operation but haven't gotten much in replies. Any wet low timers had much luck yet? I've got an answer back from SkyDive Toronto and the place with the Otter that you get to fly righ...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 35581

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

There's an RNAV into 10 there.... So low vis isn't really an excuse.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing at Duncan
Replies: 37
Views: 2418

Re: Landing at Duncan

When I flew into Duncan, I didn't do touch and goes. I backtracked, and took off.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 35581

WestJet almost puts one in the drink

Coming into TNCM. http://christinenegroni.com/westjet-denies-close-call-caught-camera-st-maarten/ “According to the information I have been given there was nothing unusual about the first approach,” said Lauren Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Calgary-based carrier. Citing FlightAware logs, Stewart sa...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 wire strike Duncan BC
Replies: 46
Views: 10811

Re: 172 wire strike Duncan BC

Guys, have some respect. She's been instructing out of Victoria and using the Duncan airport for training for over 10 years. I don't know exactly what happened, but it's not as though she/they don't know what abort points are when it comes to a short field landing/takeoff. It is a tragic accident. ...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: On the road again...
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: On the road again...

No advice, but good luck. I'll be a few weeks behind you!
by FishermanIvan
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 wire strike Duncan BC
Replies: 46
Views: 10811

Re: 172 wire strike Duncan BC

So Kristen was hurt badly in this accident, and if you feel like helping out with her recovery, head on over here.

https://www.gofundme.com/kristen-ursel
by FishermanIvan
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting
Replies: 14
Views: 2582

Re: Pilot in Waiting

I don't see many ads willing to put 200 hour guys in the pilot's seat yet. You're worth what you think you're worth. After 2 years on the ramp, how many hours will you have? TWO HUNDRED! Do the math. I know it's tough. Illya Oh I'm not disagreeing with you haha. But I'd work a dock for six weeks if...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting
Replies: 14
Views: 2582

Re: Pilot in Waiting

I don't see many ads willing to put 200 hour guys in the pilot's seat yet.
by FishermanIvan
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyDive Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

Re: SkyDive Toronto

He seems to be trolling from what I gather, but you're right! I know a few CP's that will throw it right in the garbage if they see that on a resume. Why? I dropped by there yesterday, looked like any other skydive place I've been to. As one of those CP's: I don't mind if someone tries it out, but ...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyDive Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

Re: SkyDive Toronto

I believe the ire is caused because the organization runs a very expensive and lucrative ground and flight training course to transition to the mighty Cessna 182, with many young pilots believing that it will guarantee them a seat earning time by flying jumpers; alas, so the theory goes, only one p...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: YYJ area Float Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: YYJ area Float Rating

Ocean Air all the way.
by FishermanIvan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyDive Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

Re: SkyDive Toronto

Bacunayagua wrote:He seems to be trolling from what I gather, but you're right! I know a few CP's that will throw it right in the garbage if they see that on a resume.
Why?

I dropped by there yesterday, looked like any other skydive place I've been to.

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