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by mmm..bacon
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transwest C185
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Transwest C185

From the job add: Transwest Air is currently looking for a Full Time Term C-185 Float Pilot to join its team for the summer season in La Ronge, Saskatchewan. C-185 Float Pilot La Ronge, SK Full Time Term May - Oct 2018 The Successful candidate may be required to enter into a financial commitment for...
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya Offering YOS in the North As Starting Pay?
Replies: 18
Views: 3598

Re: Wasaya Offering YOS in the North As Starting Pay?

Rupert.Pupkin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:43 pm
and the guys there are ok with this or.....
...or they can feel free to leave and find somewhere else where the WAWCOn are more to their liking.
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot shortage, how long?
Replies: 42
Views: 5504

Re: Pilot shortage, how long?

The shortage will last until the next economic downturn, if you know when that is then short the heck out of the market and you won’t have to worry about money when it happens. Even if word gets out that there is a shortage it will be years until pilots doing ppl medicals now have any experience. E...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Find the Missing Word
Replies: 17
Views: 4266

Re: Find the Missing Word

Good luck keeping/attracting pilots if the Westjet carrot isn't there any more...people didn't go to Encore because of the great pay and working conditions - they went because of the shiny 737 at the end of the tunnel..
by mmm..bacon
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What does a pilot look like?
Replies: 31
Views: 3875

Re: What does a pilot look like?

From a joke I once heard - big watch, small d--k, and his breath smelt like peanuts!
by mmm..bacon
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: The American Civil War helicopter that lifted 600 pounds
Replies: 3
Views: 3624

Re: The American Civil War helicopter that lifted 600 pounds

It's not a helicopter until it's self-propelled, and controllable. A fan lifting something on a vertical axis is just a fan - not a helicopter..and keep on tilting at that Wright Brothers windmill....
by mmm..bacon
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CanForce to China with the PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2477

Re: CanForce to China with the PM

I'm sure that there are some who are fervently hoping that they don't!
by mmm..bacon
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 1 in 60 rule to find GS without being given distance?
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: 1 in 60 rule to find GS without being given distance?

Bloody Transport Canada!
Meanwhile, in the real world, what does your GPS say?
by mmm..bacon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ggn recruiter ad.
Replies: 40
Views: 5688

Re: Ggn recruiter ad.

That is where you have it wrong, some people would love to fly smaller airplanes if it paid well, 16 day month for 150k / yr and I bet guys would never leave the 1900 Well, pay me a Million for two days a month flying a 172, and I'm all in! Problem is, no-one has that sort of money. Same with your ...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ggn recruiter ad.
Replies: 40
Views: 5688

Re: Ggn recruiter ad.

Here's an idea....if you actually provide a good wage and decent working conditions, you wouldn't need to work so hard to find employees that will stick around. Amazing how times have changed in the last few years. Also amazing how some companies refuse to recognize it! I'm not so sure, JHR..there ...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!
Replies: 20
Views: 8197

Re: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!

^ Dude, if I could tell the future, I'd be buying lottery tickets and picking stocks.. Somewhere in here, there's a thread on retirement #s; that will tell the tale, IMO. Once the hiring at the top end stops, then everything else will contract, and we'll be back to the days of two years on the ramp....
by mmm..bacon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton
Replies: 219
Views: 36848

Re: Missing airplane on flight from Penticton to Edmonton

And while we're on the subject, is there some reason simple risk management principles for PPL's can't be taught during the syllabus? Yes the herd will tell me it is taught. I say most do a piss poor job on this principle, somewhere between the teaching and the learning. Weather knowledge too. Thin...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!
Replies: 20
Views: 8197

Re: Porter Airlines YQT Base - We are hiring!

A bit off topic but will this pilot hiring frenzy at places like porter and other regionals in canada continue for another year or two? No - it'll all be over on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 1100GMT. If you're not on at Air Canada by then, well, it's rubber dog sh!t out of Hong Kong for the rest of yo...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: An-124 landing on nose-gear
Replies: 6
Views: 3268

Re: An-124 landing on nose-gear

It's built in Russia...
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by mmm..bacon
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Retirement Projections?
Replies: 19
Views: 2653

Retirement Projections?

Anyone got any accurate numbers for retirements coming up over the enxt 1,3,5,10 years or so at the big 3 (WJ, AC, Jazz), please?

I've heard ~350 for AC alone next year, and then ~1500 over the next decade..

Are those numbers accurate?
by mmm..bacon
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dellen Millard trial
Replies: 56
Views: 15098

Re: Dellen Millard trial

As far as Millard is concerned: fair trial, and then let him rot. I'm sure you mean... fair trial, then let him serve his lawfully imposed sentence for the other crimes, along with whatever penalty is imposed for this one, should he be convicted. Don't you? Yes. Our society is becoming soo clueless...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dellen Millard trial
Replies: 56
Views: 15098

Re: Dellen Millard trial

In a past life, I flew a judge around for a while - my right knee jerked towards work parties as well, until he pointed out that you've got to spend a shwack of time and resources to supervise guys so that they don't escape while they're at the side of the road picking up garbage; you'll get a load ...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes
Replies: 86
Views: 20369

Re: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes

You guys are forgetting the variable tailwinds - those will reduce fuel burn, too! :smt040
by mmm..bacon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dellen Millard trial
Replies: 56
Views: 15098

Re: Dellen Millard trial

I think that crazy is sitting at home in his mom's basement advocating for capital punishment - thinking that people who kill other people are worthy of the death penalty.
by mmm..bacon
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: CONAIR questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5701

Re: CONAIR questions

If you can live, and make a life, in the community in which you are based most of the time, then firefighting is a good gig; if not, it can get old pretty quickly.
by mmm..bacon
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Horizon Airlines in SEA/PDX/MFR hiring Canadians
Replies: 16
Views: 7141

Re: Horizon Airlines in SEA/PDX/MFR hiring Canadians

Just got my email back from one of the HR people listed: Hi {Bacon}, At this time Horizon Airlines is not Sponsoring VISA's. However, we are looking into it and if our policy changes, I will contact you. We are keeping a list of those interested. Let me know if you have any additional questions. Tha...
by mmm..bacon
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade times and pay.
Replies: 68
Views: 24791

Re: Upgrade times and pay.

3 Asia’s a month you’re done in 9-10 days. Becomes more of a part-time job. I'm thinking that even 3 a month could be somewhat of a drag? Up at 0700 local home time, off to the airport, leave at noon for a ?15?hour flight, check into hotel at 0400 body time, and try to sleep. Wake up 4 hours later,...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Pilot Seniority Porting
Replies: 43
Views: 9176

Re: Pilot Seniority Porting

The way I read it, is a pilot at Jazz who is hired at Jazz on Oct 13 will be forever junior to a Bearskin pilot hired at Bearskin on Oct 12, once that BS pilot 'flows' over to Jazz. So, could you sit at BS for 5 years, go to JZ, and immediately go LHS, assuming that your 'DOH' can hold that? I'd ima...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 14/3 schedule
Replies: 11
Views: 3401

Re: 14/3 schedule

Read this thread: http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=117826 and pay particular attention to these posts: However to the original poster, if it helps, have it on good authority that both current crew members have just quit within days/ weeks of each other (maybe a red flag) and as a ...

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