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Minnow Pilot

#1 Post by riverhouse » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:41 pm

Located in In Northern Ontario
Experience an asset, owning small appropriate plane, also an asset.

PM resume please
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#2 Post by mbav8r » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:31 pm

Two questions!
1) WTF is a minnow pilot
B):)- Has anyone sent you a resume?
You created a profile, provide no details about you or your op, you essentially have zero credibility at this point!
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#3 Post by Cat Driver » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:58 pm

A minnow pilot is someone who fly's into very small ponds and collects minnows from minnow traps.

That business has been around ever since I have been flying and normally they fly Piper Cubs.

It is a great way to build flying skills and generally pays well.

P.S.

If I were hiring a low time float plane pilot I would put the minnow pilot right on the top of the list to hire.
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#4 Post by Cat Driver » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:15 pm

I see there have been a lot of views on this thread since I answered those two questions.

I wonder if riverhouse has had many applications?

Hell if I was young again I would jump at a job like that. :D
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#5 Post by P180 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:54 pm

Cat Driver wrote:I see there have been a lot of views on this thread since I answered those two questions.

I wonder if riverhouse has had many applications?

Hell if I was young again I would jump at a job like that. :D
Me to Cat driver I,d jump at it too.At our age we still need some fun.
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#6 Post by CL-Skadoo! » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:04 pm

P180 wrote:
Cat Driver wrote:I see there have been a lot of views on this thread since I answered those two questions.

I wonder if riverhouse has had many applications?

Hell if I was young again I would jump at a job like that. :D
Me to Cat driver I,d jump at it too.At our age we still need some fun.
No OC? Just jump in your own plane and go collect minnows for cash for this person? How does that work?
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#7 Post by Cat Driver » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:40 pm

No OC? Just jump in your own plane and go collect minnows for cash for this person? How does that work?
Way better than going through all the misery of applying for, paying for, waiting for, having all the B.S. of an AMO to get sodomized by and all the other B.S. dealing with the theives in government.

So to answer this again.

How does that work?
Just great. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#8 Post by Black_Tusk » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:04 pm

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
P180 wrote:
Cat Driver wrote:I see there have been a lot of views on this thread since I answered those two questions.

I wonder if riverhouse has had many applications?

Hell if I was young again I would jump at a job like that. :D
Me to Cat driver I,d jump at it too.At our age we still need some fun.
No OC? Just jump in your own plane and go collect minnows for cash for this person? How does that work?
Most minnow operators run under private oc. TC knows and turns a blind eye. Just be wary and know what you're getting into, some minnow jobs aren't as good as they look from the outside.
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#9 Post by Cat Driver » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:08 pm

Is it a good way to build your flying skills Black-Tusk?
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#10 Post by Black_Tusk » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:12 pm

It is, I agree. Just saying that in some cases, if you're a new 200 hour pilot make sure you know your limits.
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#11 Post by bring me the horizon » Wed May 03, 2017 2:03 pm

Minnow Pilot was my first float gig and by far the most fun I've ever had. You learn a lot about your limits and really learn how to use your hands and feet as well as the ecology and environment of the various ponds and lakes. At first you set out a couple traps to test the waters in a trial and error fashion but afterwards you start to see a trend and set traps accordingly. Keeping them alive was another story. Did I mention long days? :rolleyes:
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#12 Post by Bede » Tue May 09, 2017 5:51 am

That sounds like a really cool job. I live in Northern Ontario and if I wasn't so busy I'd jump on this. Probably the most fun flying you can have.
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Re: Minnow Pilot

#13 Post by Rupert_Pupkin » Wed May 17, 2017 1:02 pm

I did this for my first flying gig as well. It was pretty awesome but also quite dangerous for a newbie. I did it in a J3 Cub and as a 200lb guy let me tell you it made you work to get that thing off the water. Most dangerous thing was almost all your landings are first thing in the morning in a very small lake and its almost always glassy water. I never had a gps or a radio so I think it was the best thing for me at that stage of flying!
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