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by 172pilot
Tue May 02, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: whos going to brampton this september?
Replies: 36
Views: 4157

Puntzi Mountain, Don't waste your time and money with a college diploma. Go get a degree such as finance, engineering or accounting or whatever else interests you that is employable. Also, how will an aviation diploma give you something to fall back on if aviation doesn't pan out? I have a close fri...
by 172pilot
Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPC question
Replies: 44
Views: 1604

Good post Spokes and I agree with you. I don't think there is a right or wrong answer and the line of where you stop educating yourself and the employer takes over keeps expanding each decade. Now you need a MBA/CA/CFA not just a BA or highschool and just having your CPL might not be enough in a few...
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPC question
Replies: 44
Views: 1604

Save the PPC cash, do a road trip up North, and try to gain employment with a company that will put you in at the ground level and work you up from there. Best of luck, and don't sell your soul - or skip some of the fun (ya it can be fun) that can be had in the first couple of years. Pugster I'm no...
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPC question
Replies: 44
Views: 1604

So a person can go buy a PPC/Type Rating (which isn't for a particular employer) for a King Air etc and take this to an employer which saves them the training costs other than SOP training? Or, your employer can train you which is a significant cost?
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPC question
Replies: 44
Views: 1604

Thanks Rockie. And, yes, I must be confused with a pilot proficiency check.

So when people say they will buy a PPC they are talking about a pilot proficiency check, say a King Air, they can take to any airline - but still require a company specific PPC on that type? Or am i really confused?
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPC question
Replies: 44
Views: 1604

When you "buy" a PPC you're guaranteed a job, unless you're stupid... When you pay for an instructor rating nothing is guaranteed.... either way, are you not just trying to increase your odds at finding work? sorta like buying a MBA versus those who get it paid for by an employer? btw, i'm not buyi...
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 25, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PPC question
Replies: 44
Views: 1604

PPC question

sorry to bring up this topic - but i'm curious what is the difference between buying a PPC and buying your instructor rating to get a job? ethically, don't both of these fall under the whole area of where the employer should buy the rating but yet many people still pay out of pocket for an instructo...
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 24, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: USA Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 838

you have to admit though, working the ramp for 10$/hr or flying an RJ and making 18K isn't a tough question if you're looking to build time. i suppose down the road you can always move back to Canada. all in all, i think some of the schools in the states are decent and definitely get you into nicer ...
by 172pilot
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spins
Replies: 35
Views: 4760

so, in the 172, if you keep the speed up say 70 kts when turning final and avoid using the rudder while in the turns you should be ok?
by 172pilot
Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jobs, pay, and fun
Replies: 16
Views: 1252

I probably shouldn't say it but I will anyways. Most big airlines look for the famous phrase "hours commensurate with age". At 30 you should have sometime in your book. Good luck though! i'm 28 and thinking of jumping ship from desk work to flying... am i too late for the airlines?? i only have abo...
by 172pilot
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Spins
Replies: 35
Views: 4760

hedley,

whats the best way to avoid a skidding turn onto final? not using the rudder i presume?
by 172pilot
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F-117 shootdown over Bosnia
Replies: 41
Views: 3000

zzjayca, i talked to a F117 pilot at an airshow last year and asked how does air traffic follow you and he said while not flying in combat, the aircraft has bumps installed on each side of the plane that allows it to reflect radar. if you look at a picture you'll see what i mean... since it was thos...
by 172pilot
Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pay for Training on a King Air
Replies: 38
Views: 4186

Hi Walker, The only problem with what you say in your econ example is that if there is a market for PFT then why can't company A and B also be involved in this. Sorry for coming off like a prick. If there is a market, businesses will fulfill it - morally right or not who am I to say. I'm passionate ...
by 172pilot
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Pay for Training on a King Air
Replies: 38
Views: 4186

Good thread. If i work my ass off in another career outside of aviation, and at 30 decide I want to spend my hard earned dollars on training to get some hours on a twin then why is this so bad?? I don't understand why some on this board think you MUST work the ramp/toss bags/fly up north. For instan...
by 172pilot
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Very Cool B757 Low pass
Replies: 18
Views: 2530

how fast do you think the fly-by was?

i'm guessing 300 knots?
by 172pilot
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: noobie with questions
Replies: 52
Views: 4467

Colin, You and your father should join the Edmonton flying club. They have a new Cessna 172. Get your license and build time around Edmonton/Calgary/Saskatoon etc. Build some cross country time in flat terrain to master flying skills and weather. Mountain flying is a whole different ballpark. But, a...
by 172pilot
Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 19yr old starts up airline!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1877

Someone should start a YYC-YXE/YQR run. Given the loads on WJ and AC i think there is room for another low cost carrier in that space.
by 172pilot
Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Your Fired!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but who did what and where?
by 172pilot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are the Feds pissed at Alberta for not sharing?
Replies: 48
Views: 3433

localizer, canada didn't have the investment capital nor resources to do it alone. whats wrong with having international investors? i dont have a problem with them spending their money here and having jobs spinoff. i'm sure many pilots here have a job because of the industries we have developed. can...
by 172pilot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are the Feds pissed at Alberta for not sharing?
Replies: 48
Views: 3433

when in actual fact a retarded chimpanzee could create a surplus budget and low tax rates there when they pump money out of the ground... I work in this industry. Alberta didn't have high taxes, big oil finds, then low taxes. Other way around. Again, it's why Sask lost all the investment during the...
by 172pilot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are the Feds pissed at Alberta for not sharing?
Replies: 48
Views: 3433

North Shore. In the 50's Venezuela said 'plant the oil'. Instead of 9th, maybe they can be the fifth largest producer. Today, they haven't diversified. The national/state run oil company is corrupt as ever. Severly underfunded. He's doing a dis-service to his people. Their revenues could be at doubl...
by 172pilot
Sat Nov 05, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Video game classics
Replies: 33
Views: 2428

Apache Gunship
Railroad Tycoon
Police Quest
Leisure Suit L*rry
Need for Speed
688 Attack Sub

and of course the original FlightSim series.
by 172pilot
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are the Feds pissed at Alberta for not sharing?
Replies: 48
Views: 3433

whoever invested in the asset should get the reward. the two largest investors in alberta are the americans and the middle eastern countries. companies take huge risks in the oilsands. it took forty years to get the technology right. too many canadians think you drill a hole (which can cost 5 millio...
by 172pilot
Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Runway Markings Q'n.
Replies: 9
Views: 2277

the runways in the US are marked much better. i like the white edge stripe but the overall painting quality is the way our runways should be. only thing i can think of is saving money. an american buddy of mine landed in yyc the other day and first question was... was rwy 16/34 non precision?... why...
by 172pilot
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 4454

doesn't WJ usually answer almost immediately?

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