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by ant_321
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4497

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

daedalusx wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Maybe if they stay quiet and refuse to name their benefactors they’ll be rewarded with a full pardon and employment at Transat like Capt Crossfeed
Hahaha. I was waiting for this comment. Quebec’s hero, Canada’s fool.
by ant_321
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 18975

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Yea - the 340 is there to clean up the mess that is Eastern airlines. I wouldn't write off the winter season because of the Max. They will probably be flying by the end of the year, there would only be 5 or 6 in the fleet then anyways - and with such a small number - when they are cleared to fly ag...
by ant_321
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 79
Views: 9612

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

It doesn't bother me at all, I look at my phone and I got back to sleep. My daughter wakes me up way more times per night than a simple alert that makes my phone buzz. Don't people have better things to complain about? +1. They’re starting to sound like people who buy a house by an airport and comp...
by ant_321
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

So it is basically not possible to own a house until you are in your 30s if you base out of yyz/ytz (porter)? AC is not much better. FOs I've flown with have been getting by via various means. Some have partners that work. Some budgeted for this at their old job. Many older FOs are from the PML so ...
by ant_321
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3317

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

The only place in Canada that puts any significant weight behind a degree is Air Canada. Nobody else cares. I’m a 737 Captain and only have a high school diploma.
by ant_321
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3232

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

digits_ wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:29 pm
So if you can't afford housing you have to live in an illegal basement suite? That's your solution?
Or just move? I would love to live in Vancouver. I can’t afford it so I don’t.
by ant_321
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 18975

Re: What to expect as a new hire

What Union represents Sunwing pilots? UNIFOR Does Sunwing have YOS? For upgrades? Yes, however while you may upgrade as a 5 year F/O (for example), you will have year 5 Captain seniority but only year 2 Captain pay. All internal upgrades at SWG start at year 2 Captain pay, regardless how long you'v...
by ant_321
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 652

Re: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?

There should be no problem to do them individually by the end of the year. You can do an IFR quite easily in a couple weeks. My friend did an instructor rating a couple years ago in 3 weeks. 5.5 months for both should be a breeze.
by ant_321
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 6477

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

No airport in the UK has any exemptions for any crews. Operating or not, in or out of uniform. Local or foreign. Anything over the limits must be checked. Is there any country outside Canada that has exemptions for Canadian crews deadheading? Everywhere in the Caribbean, U.S.A, Germany and the Neth...
by ant_321
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 6477

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

And some European countries won’t allow any deadheading crew an exemption even if they are in uniform. The clowns at LGW cost me about $50 with everything they threw out. And every country in Europe seems to be different in what and when they allow it.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F bomb on hot mic
Replies: 17
Views: 4534

Re: F bomb on hot mic

I had a friend doing an IFR x country in a 172. I was on the same frequency when the controller gave him an approach clearance 3 times with no response. The controllers mic was stuck and he continued to call him a “f***ing nuisance“. As soon as he landed my buddy managed to nab the recording from li...
by ant_321
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Minimum for an interview
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: Minimum for an interview

737 captain with 7000+ hrs. No degree, no call. That being said, I don’t care if they do call. I just keep updating my profile because I’m curious.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Float Rating Newfoundland
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: Float Rating Newfoundland

Rick Adams used to do them in Springdale. I know his son is still flying and probably still has a float plane kicking around.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement age.
Replies: 74
Views: 5583

Re: Retirement age.

That’s a pretty neat tool. I guess I’m in better shape than I thought. With the rate I’m saving I should be getting $125k in today’s dollars assuming it’s in the ball park for inflation. Maybe I can afford that Porsche. 😉
by ant_321
Thu May 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4351

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

The banks don't think beyond their little world. When I applied for a mortgage they said they could give me X amount of $, I said if you give me a bit more I can afford something close to work to avoid commuting therefore saving about $500 a month which in turn could go towards the mortgage. They s...
by ant_321
Wed May 29, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4351

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

If the bank won’t give you the money you 1000% can’t afford it. They were willing to give me 2X what I could afford.
by ant_321
Tue May 28, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 66
Views: 17847

Re: Swoop pay

Exactly, but either way... Foreign airlines, with foreign pilots, flying foreign aircraft, in a sovereign country full of its own airlines, pilots, and aircraft. We don't have a dearth of other options to accommodate the traveling public that justify these waivers. Why even have our own licensing, ...
by ant_321
Tue May 28, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 66
Views: 17847

Re: Swoop pay

It's an unsustainable business model without circumventing Canadian laws. Make it work year round. 17 year contract? Don't know what you're talking about there, had nothing to do with me, but in my opinion it seems a bunch of kids voted with a plan to leave and sold out the next crop. What laws hav...
by ant_321
Tue May 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 66
Views: 17847

Re: Swoop pay

Of course it's a problem. It lets a company circumvent our laws to run an unsustainable business model that skims the cherry seasonal flying to the detriment of the companies that only employ pilots with the right to work here, and somehow manage to do it year round. This puts downward pressure on ...
by ant_321
Sun May 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

I think he means wanting out of instructing. Gets on with WEN but since he lives in YVR would prefer working at Jazz as there's the chance of a YVR base with them. I don't think he's really caring about one over the other, except for that. Exactly... After 18 months of instruction, it's time to mov...
by ant_321
Sat May 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 2217

Re: B737 Recommended headset

In the 737NG I’ve used a sennheiser, telex 750/850, the DC Pro X, Bose A20 and the UFlyMike Harmony set up. My favourite by far was the Harmony. The 737 is incredibly loud for a jet. As for the no intercom, rubber bands, credit cards or coffee stir sticks do the trick. I’ve flown with way to many ol...
by ant_321
Fri May 24, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 11064

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Just curious. So.....with all of this talk of whores and all.... What exactly is a non whore paycheck for a narrowbody? Left seat/ right seat; 300k/200k, 200k/150k, 150k/100k, 100k/ 60k? Neither westjet nor air Canada pay a whole lot on hiring. I am confused, stupid as I am. Looking forward to the ...
by ant_321
Wed May 22, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional
Replies: 37
Views: 14909

Re: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional

I would like to know what is the minimum FO age requirement of sky regional and what are the requirements to applying? age requirement ? whatever the legal age to work is. If you can work at McDonalds you should be able to work at Sky. If I’m not mistaken you need to be 21 to hold an IATRA Nope. I ...
by ant_321
Tue May 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5440

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

I hope not. Can you imagine sitting in the front all day long with nobody to talk to?
by ant_321
Mon May 20, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 38
Views: 12560

Re: 787 Pilots

That would make sense since flying the plane is the easy part. Dealing with different rules and operations at international airports is the hard part. That side of things wouldn’t be a big deal either. Westjet flies to quite a few different countries on this side of the pond so it’s not like they a...

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