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by DrSpaceman
Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Directive from Minister issued yesterday.
Replies: 61
Views: 5248

Re: Directive from Minister issued yesterday.

This is entirely a PR knee-jerk reaction. The same type as last year's, which now forces me to ask for a babysitter while I go pee.
But hey! It's not like actual works needs to be done right? (Cough cough duty rules cough)
by DrSpaceman
Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 12118

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

So who's flying the foreign reg TS 37's out of YYZ? If you are reffering to the F registered planes, they are all flown by TS crews. TS only have 2 37 on wet lease flown by TVS crews. Wait a minute. TS has foreign pilots flying in Canada? Is it fully reciprocal? TS has 330s in warsaw with crew
by DrSpaceman
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair Pilots to join Unifor
Replies: 11
Views: 4463

Re: Flair Pilots to join Unifor

Why unifor?
by DrSpaceman
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: ORNGE AD
Replies: 25
Views: 6700

Re: ORNGE AD

The good old single vs multi question.
I'll just say this, in most application processes now, all single time is bunched together, so basically just as valuable as Cessna time.
by DrSpaceman
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4647

Re: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft

Companies demand exams because it is a legal requirement to fly their aircrafts. Not because it makes them better pilots.
by DrSpaceman
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4647

Re: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft

The atpl requirements were never about exams, those are just a formality. The point is entirely about the hours and experience. If it were up to me I'd also go a step further and require a lot more multi time and at least 250h of 2 multi crew. This is a licence that enables you to fly as pic on a tr...
by DrSpaceman
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: High altitude cold weather corrections
Replies: 61
Views: 4251

Re: High altitude cold weather corrections

Set standard
by DrSpaceman
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Can a pilot of Airbus A320 land the Boeing B737 type aircraft?
Replies: 5
Views: 3104

Re: Can a pilot of Airbus A320 land the Boeing B737 type aircraft?

This is only a few of them. All planes have their quirks but these are the big ones for me. -The autopilot disconnect on go around for anything except CAT2-3. It ditches it on arguably the most workload intensive phase of flight. Also with an alarm you can hear from 12A. -pressurization and temperat...
by DrSpaceman
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piaggio Vs. King Air 350 Pros/Cons
Replies: 26
Views: 4457

Re: Piaggio Vs. King Air 350 Pros/Cons

The piaggio definitely has more wow factor. You can't find a larger cabin in that price range. The king air is a nice plane but it's more an utilitarian charter machine than an executive transport. The piaggio is the fastest machine you can use out of the island. 75kts makes a huge difference when y...
by DrSpaceman
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Working for airlines sucks what else should I look into
Replies: 50
Views: 8612

Re: Working for airlines sucks what else should I look into

I would agree with 180, except for the fact that if you enter an airline at 45, your quality of life will be inferior to all those who entered a decade earlier due to seniority. Being bottom of the list and missing holidays and birthdays is better done when you're young and single than with kids at ...
by DrSpaceman
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's going on in Glasgow?
Replies: 4
Views: 2659

What's going on in Glasgow?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Ibiza.html


Seems like someone has a vendetta over there...
by DrSpaceman
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PSA Airlines Pay
Replies: 18
Views: 4088

Re: PSA Airlines Pay

Transport Canada will never have the balls to implement mandatory atpl for 705. The airline lobbying in this country is too strong. Just look at how long it's taking for duty rules to be implemented... Sadly until these rules pass we will not see the same improvements to our regionals. They will jus...
by DrSpaceman
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Forum de discussion sur l'aviation en Français
Topic: Travail comme pilote ( in waiting ) au Quebec
Replies: 2
Views: 4067

Re: Travail comme pilote ( in waiting ) au Quebec

Ces programmes sont une mauvaise idée. Ils exploitent des jeunes "wannabes" pendant des années, à salaire minable en leur faisant suivre la carotte de peut-être éventuellement avoir un siège. Tout ça sans ne jamais obtenir d'expérience. Un emploi de pilote est un emploi de pilote, pas une job de ram...
by DrSpaceman
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Transat 2016/2017 recruitement situation
Replies: 1
Views: 2824

Re: Air Transat 2016/2017 recruitement situation

Hiring slowed down since last Christmas, but there was 6 new hires in August and looks like 12 more in September, mixed between all types.
If/when new duty rules arrive, there will be a hiring shit show everywhere, but especially Transat with the network of long routes and turns.
by DrSpaceman
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4647

Re: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft

this isn't as much an issue here as it is abroad, I'm on board but this rule should be international.
No one in a transport category plane cockpit under 1500h (no sim time comped towards total)
by DrSpaceman
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 2016 Ramp Wait Times?
Replies: 24
Views: 5864

Re: 2016 Ramp Wait Times?

A day?
by DrSpaceman
Tue May 31, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: starlink
Replies: 4
Views: 2657

Re: starlink

Not to mention the 2 year bond...
Good luck!
by DrSpaceman
Sun May 22, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: My plans for my career as a Airline Pilot - am I correct?
Replies: 8
Views: 3363

Re: My plans for my career as a Airline Pilot - am I correct

What's wrong with doing all this in Germany?
by DrSpaceman
Mon May 02, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz questions
Replies: 20
Views: 5744

Re: Jazz questions

Per diems are not income
by DrSpaceman
Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33672

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

I'm wondering how someone can operate a N registered plane in part 135 in Canada with a Canadian company.
by DrSpaceman
Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: SAAB 340 B Flight Manual
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Re: SAAB 340 B Flight Manual

wouldn't that be provided by the company? I'm curious to know what legitimate reason someone would need to have one and not have one already.
by DrSpaceman
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Layman starts an airline. The big project
Replies: 20
Views: 6327

Re: Layman starts an airline. The big project

You can't apply numbers from the American market in Canada. They are completely different markets.

Also not sure what you're trying to do here? Start an airline or is this a school project?
by DrSpaceman
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Am I employable under 1000 hours?
Replies: 17
Views: 2408

Re: Am I employable under 1000 hours?

Depends, are those 1000h instructing? While a few companies might hire low time guys in the south you'd do well to go up a bit further for a while. Upgrades to the left seat tend to be really slow in the main cities. Go for a few years and you'll be way ahead of someone who didn't with tons of exper...

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