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by LifeAt90Kts
Tue May 30, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free flights @ CYAV June 3, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1182

Free flights @ CYAV June 3, 2017

Free 30 min flights, career fair, aircraft static displays, food trucks. Looks like it's going to be a great event for all ages. Organized by the 99's but it is open to everyone :) All the info is in the link below https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/women-fly-2017-family-air-festival-tickets-28656194449
by LifeAt90Kts
Sun May 28, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mother of all training bonds.
Replies: 11
Views: 3742

Re: Mother of all training bonds.

Lots of guys and gals join young intending to be lifers, and eventually leave to find better work/life balance. Aircrew on certain platforms have a habit of being gone large chunks of time, and their spouses tire of either picking up and moving every 3-5 years, and/or essentially being single parent...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu May 25, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Typo in my cat 1 medical...
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Re: Typo in my cat 1 medical...

TC. Call whoever handles civil aviation licensing in your region and make sure your birth date is correct on file.
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How much instructing time is "too much"?
Replies: 29
Views: 4545

Re: How much instructing time is "too much"?

Moncton Flight College has an agreement with Georgian. Once an instructor hits 2k they get an interview. Some guys from Georgian came to the school and did a whole presentation about it.
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training on Private Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: Flight Training on Private Aircraft

Yes, that was the one I was looking for, thank you!!
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Training on Private Aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Flight Training on Private Aircraft

I'm having some pretty awful CARs-blindness and I can't for the life of me find this reference. Aircraft in question is a VFR Cherokee 140. I was under the impression that to hire an instructor at an FTU, and complete flight training on a privately registered aircraft the student has to be named on ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Instructor Training Bonds?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Instructor Training Bonds?

I know bonds are a contentious issue, and I see the merit in both arguments. In the case of a bond the prevents out of pocket expense for an instructor rating, it could be a win win for the right individual. Fresh out of flight school and up to the teeth in student loans, and you have some job secur...
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Instructor Training Bonds?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Instructor Training Bonds?

Judging by the plethora of job ads currently, the industry is hurting for instructors. Having to shell out ~$9,000 after flight school just isn't an option for some people that might otherwise gladly go the instructor route. Are there FTU's that offer a training bond type agreement for instructor ra...
by LifeAt90Kts
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training at YSE questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: Training at YSE questions

Check kijiji, bulliten boards at the local airports, and the airport websites. Generally you'll find them listed in those places. Most of those airports also host "fly-ins" where you can introduce yourself to the locals! Google is your friend.
by LifeAt90Kts
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training at YSE questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: Training at YSE questions

The general aviation scene around Vancouver is one of the best in Canada! As such there are usually lots of people looking to sell shares in their airplanes. Would purchasing a plane, or fractional ownership in a plane, be an option for you? There's lots of great freelance instructors around, and yo...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re: Women's Flying Scholarship
Replies: 35
Views: 3106

Re: Re: Women's Flying Scholarship

I wouldn't fear being labelled pedant, if you think zygotes form in the vagina.
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re: Women's Flying Scholarship
Replies: 35
Views: 3106

Re: Women's Flying Scholarship

Not playing the girl card isn't a point of pride exactly. How can I expect my gender to stay out of the conversation, if I'm the one bringing it up? Counter productive when all I want to do is fly the heck out of some airplanes. The gender-specific scholarship issue is a complex one I won't pretend ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re: Women's Flying Scholarship
Replies: 35
Views: 3106

Re: Re: Women's Flying Scholarship

Alright, being a commercial pilot, and a woman, I have not once "pulled the girl-card" to get ahead, asked for any kind of special accommodation, or cried foul about the comments from some of coworkers who mistake the flight line / cockpit for a bachelor party champagne room. I also strength train r...
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Learning Conversational French
Replies: 19
Views: 4732

Re: Learning Conversational French

A combo of Rosetta Stone and Duolingo has been doing the trick. Between that and torturing my franco friends with my regular attempts to speak French to them, I've been picking it up pretty well.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing captain passed out drunk in cockpit
Replies: 145
Views: 33938

Re: Sunwing captain passed out drunk in cockpit

I was under the impression Sunwing had a reciprocal agreement with a euro carrier. Some of their pilots come over here during our busy winter holiday season, some Canadians go over there during their busy summer holiday season. I may be completely wrong as I got that from a buddy who flies for Sunwi...
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Entry Level Pilot Position"
Replies: 16
Views: 3245

Re: "Entry Level Pilot Position"

I would tend to agree. As long as they aren't paying minimum wage (or close to it) per flight hour AND expecting you do all that cleaning and office work listed, then it would beat the heck out of the ramp/dock for the summer.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instruments Required for Commercial Licensing
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: Instruments Required for Commercial Licensing

I would disagree. The pitot static inspection requirements differ. When I was plane shopping in Canada I saw several that were listed as IFR certified, meaning they had all the required equipment, and databases and inspections were up to date.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instruments Required for Commercial Licensing
Replies: 17
Views: 1904

Re: Instruments Required for Commercial Licensing

This is an excellent opportunity to introduce you to the CARs (Canadian aviation regulations) in all their glory. You will learn to love and hate this website. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp9939-aircraft-954.htm You are correct in that it does make sense to buy a plane that's...
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The future
Replies: 234
Views: 24349

Re: The future

What are you talking about! The economy LOVES uncertainty

:shock:
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Instructing at Harv's
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Instructing at Harv's

If anyone has any info they'd like to pass along about wages and conditions at Harv's, it would be much appreciated!
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Student Loan Repayment Assistance Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 1504

Student Loan Repayment Assistance Plan

This is fantastic news for those of us fresh out of flight school trying to make ends meet. I applied and was approved within 24 hours. If you have a federal student loan in repayment (as in you graduated more than six months ago) and make less than $25,000 a year, they will cover your payments (dep...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A plug for blundstones
Replies: 16
Views: 5900

Re: A plug for blundstones

That's awesome. You don't hear about customer service like that much anymore.
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Food prep / meals / snacks on the road
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: Food prep / meals / snacks on the road

Costco does a Kirkland brand canned chicken that doesn't taste canned (and doesn't stink like tuna). Toss that on a salad and you've got a solid meal that'll actually keep you full for a couple legs. Or if you're a couple days in and don't have any fresh veg left, I just open one up and throw some s...

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