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by 172pilot
Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Celine Dion sings for Air Canada...
Replies: 50
Views: 4951

AC

I don't understand this company. Where did they all of a sudden find multi millions for marketing? Didn't they lay off numerous employees and screw over their creditors? I wonder how happy their suppliers are seeing Celine after having to write off and lose how many millions supplying services to th...
by 172pilot
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The state of aviation is alarming
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

It's true and one reason why small operators can't make a go of it. Actually, it's beyond that. It's the central control/socialism mentality in Canada. Big government=big taxes=less money in the economy for the small business owner to make a profit.
by 172pilot
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CMA interview...weird
Replies: 82
Views: 15624

Just Another Pilot, I agree with what your are saying and maybe we can simplify this. The dreaded supply and demand problem. I don't know if it's right or wrong to buy a PPC (I don't know enough about commercial aviation) but I think it's a growing indication of the lack of work and too many pilots ...
by 172pilot
Thu Jun 17, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CMA interview...weird
Replies: 82
Views: 15624

...

I'm not very familiar with commercial aviation employment, but I'll try to relate if I can. In my industry there really is no requirement, but it has become that without a degree you can't get a job - period. Lately, it seems a MBA is required, and it's rare to find an employer to pay for that even ...
by 172pilot
Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CMA interview...weird
Replies: 82
Views: 15624

...

JustAnotherPilot, When you said: "You "get ahead" by working hard, not by paying money." I'm thinking in order to buy that PPC you need money and money comes from working hard and saving. I'm not advocating to buy a PPC but if a person works hard and can save up the cash then I don't think we have t...
by 172pilot
Wed Apr 28, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GETTING AN EDUCATION
Replies: 135
Views: 22258

From my experience at uni, lots of my friends paid their way through 4+ years. Either loans, or summer work, or both. Then, some drank lots, partied and finished with large debt. Up to you how you want to finish in the end. As for the argument going forward, having a degree today is almost a require...
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 26, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TRANSWEST AIR
Replies: 12
Views: 2846

15-20 positions? I assume lots of those positions are for the ramp as well.
by 172pilot
Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it worth it???
Replies: 36
Views: 4928

flying

I'm in the same boat as your are, HighFlyin. I have a good desk job, and I'd like to get more education and keep moving up. The pay can be very very good in the desk world if you get into the right field. Enough to own your own new Cessna etc to use on the weekends etc. I love the airport environmen...
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Missing Aircraft
Replies: 27
Views: 3321

chute

I think every single should have a parachute. Not just for an engine failure over unforgiving terrain but also in the case of a spin or unusual attitude that someone can't recover from. Not to mention a midair collision and/or loss of flight control surfaces. I've read a few bad stories regarding PC...
by 172pilot
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SHL exams
Replies: 6
Views: 838

exams

I wrote the exam last year year and did quite well. I studied the sample online exam and just went through it many times. Pay attention to the spatial abilities portion because the real exam is a little more difficult I found.
by 172pilot
Wed Mar 24, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Eagle Jet first officer program (USA)
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Building time

I'll stir the pot here a bit. What do the chief pilots on this board think of someone who applies but built some of their time (multi) using these programs down in the states such as Gulfstream?
by 172pilot
Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building PIC time
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

PIC

Thanks for all the advice everyone. It's a bit overwhelming to know which is the most efficient way to build initial time. I'm sure I'll have more questions but right now I'm feeling this is the best way for me to go. I'll have to worry about ME time once I get my TT up there. I'll just keep praying...
by 172pilot
Mon Mar 01, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building PIC time
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

not instructing for hours

I agree with you BuddyJay, and that's the prime reason I don't want to instruct. I know it's not for me, plus with a full time job etc I don't have the time, so I thought the 172 is my best option to build time versus renting every weekend which costs a fortune. My concern was not knowing what the C...
by 172pilot
Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building PIC time
Replies: 17
Views: 3491

Building PIC time

I've posted some questions regarding entry level time for a first FO job on a twin (maybe medivac etc), but now I'm wondering how to build up that intial time required. I have a good, stable, well paying job. I can buy a 172 (split with a friend hopefully) and use that to build up a good amount of P...
by 172pilot
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training and building time...
Replies: 14
Views: 1894

Training and building time...

Right now I only have a PPL with about a 110 hours. I have a great full time job which pays quite well and I've been just renting to slowly gain experience. Haven't made up my mind if I want to take the plunge and jump into commercial aviation even though it's always been my dream. I have been alway...

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