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by 172pilot
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots
Replies: 247
Views: 10885

Re: College of Pilots

Then 172 thinks the "college" ought to limit the number of CPL's issued. What PLANET are YOU from? Do you think everybody with a BA has a job? Some do....unlike young pilots with an inbred sense of entitlement, they get other jobs till the market improves. Doc, I didn't say that. I said "unless the...
by 172pilot
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: frayed 172 exhaust pipe
Replies: 1
Views: 908

frayed 172 exhaust pipe

I was visiting a flight school down south, looking at their older 172SP to maybe do some training on, prob year 2002 or so. Anyway, it has 7200 TT, and the end of the exhaust pipe was frayed and jagged sharp metal. I've never seen a 172 exhaust pipe look that way before. Is this something normal, or...
by 172pilot
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots
Replies: 247
Views: 10885

Re: College of Pilots

Again. The real problem of low wages/benefits is not being addressed. Unless the college can somehow limit the amount of CPL's issued, or support airlines to create their own training academies which only take the best students based on academics/university degrees etc (like some of the major EU air...
by 172pilot
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots
Replies: 247
Views: 10885

Re: College of Pilots

Unless there is a way to limit the amount of CPL's being issued, how can you ever solve the problem of too many pilots for the amount of jobs available when it's a government issued license that has little restrictions to obtain.
by 172pilot
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Percent that pass
Replies: 27
Views: 7840

Percent that pass

How many people in a typical IFR, and VFR, class get checked out?


Thank you in advance.
by 172pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Your airplanes are crap/great!
Replies: 46
Views: 2811

Re: Your airplanes are crap/great!

I like the newer cessna 172 lineup due to the reliable radios, much better seats, and fuel injection. There is no difference in how a 172N or 172R or SP flies, at least to me, and i have flown many older Cessnas which are great, but i do enjoy the creature comforts on the newer models. I think it's ...
by 172pilot
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Age Factor
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: Age Factor

29 is young. Friend of mine just went to law school at the age of 34. Gave up a great, very high pay, corporate job which he did enjoy. He had a dream to study law, it was now or never, and admitted it will be 15+ years before he's back to the income he just gave up. I also know of another guy who i...
by 172pilot
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots - Season 3
Replies: 398
Views: 66528

Re: Ice Pilots - Season 3

$20,000 sounds like a lot to you or me (Is it $20,000 per person? Or per aircraft with more than one person?) and business owners will make a big deal out of it, but $20,000 is less than what it costs to fill an Electra to the brim with Jet-A. A friend of mine owns the local A&W and he was complain...
by 172pilot
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Online Groundschools
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: Online Groundschools

I'm doing the CPL course from pilottraining.ca (harvs air). It's good but the video sure can give you a headache. The camera is all over the place as the instructor paces back and forth the front of the room. Please leave the camera on a tripod fixed on the powerpoint slide. If he wants to walk up a...
by 172pilot
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Grab a seat cause the music is about to stop...
Replies: 67
Views: 6335

Re: Grab a seat cause the music is about to stop...

We all know interest rates will go up and when that mortgage come up, you'd better be in good shape. Thaz whud i thinks. Yes gold would'a been nice at 400/oz but to get in now would be hazardous! I think we're going to have extremely low interest rates for a long time to come. Economic activity isn...
by 172pilot
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYC Assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: YYC Assessment

I'm wondering if this session took place or not. Have yet to hear of anyone being invited.
by 172pilot
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYC Assessment
Replies: 1
Views: 957

YYC Assessment

Has anyone been invited to the March 24 assessment session?
by 172pilot
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Whats involved to become an AME?
Replies: 51
Views: 3397

Whats involved to become an AME?

A few dumb questions. Whats the typical career path to becoming an AME, say working for an airline or private shop, working on turbine equipment etc? I know SAIT in Calgary has an AME program, but then what? Whats the usual career progression and career outlook right now? Sorry, I really have no ide...
by 172pilot
Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: . Dispatch Study Guides?
Replies: 0
Views: 199

. Dispatch Study Guides?

Does anyone have the two Cu|hane 2011 edition books they'd like to sell? Please PM me.
by 172pilot
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: MEN GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 3023

Re: MEN GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!

1. this guy is a legend
2. i wish i was more like him
3. he's completely right on with this one
by 172pilot
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PBS: Flying Cheap
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

PBS: Flying Cheap

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/flyingcheap/ ---- Roger Cohen is the president of the Regional Airline Association, an organization representing approximately 30 airlines and 280 industry suppliers. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Oct. 21, 2009. Q: Let's talk about...
by 172pilot
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can Canadians work in europe with an ATPL?
Replies: 20
Views: 2532

Can Canadians work in europe with an ATPL?

I'm just curious. I was looking at job postings at some small european operators and it seems to be the only license requirement listed. No mention of citizenship etc.
by 172pilot
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The 250 to 1000 hour leap
Replies: 34
Views: 3016

Re: The 250 to 1000 hour leap

Turbofan, check your PM's.
by 172pilot
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Wait times for YEG and YVR courses
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Wait times for YEG and YVR courses

I called NavCanada regarding the next Alberta testing sessions. Unfortunately they have none planned but said there should be some coming up. While I have a green light, I'm curious how i did on the online quiz. I should have asked NavCanada if they can tell me where i stand.
by 172pilot
Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Wait times for YEG and YVR courses
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Wait times for YEG and YVR courses

Seems like a year or more in normal now. Did anyone from NavCan get back to you regarding your initial congnitive/personality tests? My green light saying they are complete in Phase two is all i have. I have no clue if i did well on them or not.
by 172pilot
Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Wait times for YEG and YVR courses
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Wait times for YEG and YVR courses

I'm curious how long some of you have been waiting for a YEG or YVR course? Either VFR or IFR. From what i'm reading, it seems the YVR wait times are lengthy right now.
by 172pilot
Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: ATC Questions

Is Nav Can flexible with training locations for IFR? For instance if I want YVR even though i live in YYC?
by 172pilot
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: ATC Questions

Thank you, Braun. Appreciate the response.

Does anyone know how long applicants are waiting for a training spot?
by 172pilot
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

ATC Questions

I'm considering a career switch to ATC at the age of 33. I have a decent job in the energy industry but it's simply not satisfying. I get paid probably close to what an IFR controller makes but money sure isn't everything. I have some questions: 1. Job Security. Let say you have a bad day and make a...
by 172pilot
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Medical
Replies: 32
Views: 13380

Re: Jazz Medical

You have to do blood test for Air Canada? Do airlines have standards above and beyond a normal Cat 1 using their own doctors? I've only had the ecg/urine test for a cat 1.

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