shimmydampner wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:52 am
Oh god. These topics are so nauseating. Especially the part where the snot nosed kids tell an accomplished aviator the way of the world while doing their best to diminish his career. It's hilarious to see the same mushy little cupcakes who would trip over their own undescended testicles for a $37k/yr right seat Q400 job, slag anyone who might be interested to fly a C46 or DC3.
Who’s diminishing who’s career? I think you’re reading things that aren’t there.
And if you think that $37k/yr in a Q400 in civilization is somehow worse than probably the same or less money to be a ramp slave and sometimes fly a DC-3 or C-46.
What exactly is there to feel proud about at such a job? That you are so lacking in self respect and the capacity for actual work, that you feel it's better to accept poverty wages to "fly" an aircraft that can fly itself rather than improve your hands and feet skills in an aircraft that demands it?
Are you aware of what Buffalo pays for this position? Or the cost of living in Yellowknife?
I’m guessing you don’t have any time on FMS/glass cockpit aircraft with that statement. Those are usually the only people who say “they fly themselves”.
To be clear, I don't work for Buffalo and never have, nor have I flown a C46 or DC3, although I wish I had. And, I can't say for sure, but I'll bet Buffalo pays equal or better wages than Jazz or Encore. Let me guess? Jazz or Encore will teach you all about how an FMS and autopilot works and Buffalo won't. Guaranteed they also won't teach you as much about the physical business of flying an airplane as Buffalo will.
You bet they pay more? If they do... it’s only because they won’t attract anyone paying less. That’s why they have “pilot” right in the job description, because nobody who just shelled out for a pilots licence is going to relocate to the Blade to drive a forklift.
How about everyone who is well down the path of their effeminate, underachieving airline careers, stop passing judgement on up-and-comers who might be interested in something other than the bland, mind-numbing path that is today's ordinary. After all, it doesn't affect you anyways, so why not the shut the fnck up!?
We’re not passing judgment like you are. We’re helping these up and comers avoid making a mistake when they could be looking at an upgrade on a Q in a year or two vs finally getting a full time FO spot at Buffalo, still a year or two away from their ATPL. A Q rating will take you anywhere in the world.. and that’s just the beginning of your progression. But boy, the guy who went to Buffalo will sure know how a pallet jack and a herc strap works! And they’ll have bragging rights over their future captain who started training at the same time but progressed further in his or her career.
Oh, and how many crashes has Jazz or Encore had? That’s right... combined it’s fewer than Buffalo. No fatalities either.
Watch out for the sea-walls, ya pnss!es!
On 28 August 2002, BFL928, a Douglas C-54E (C-GQIC), landed short of the runway at Diavik Airport. The right wing came off the aircraft, which travelled 1,000 ft (300 m) down the runway. The aircraft caught fire and was a write-off. The two crew escaped with minor injuries.
On 1 August 2003, Douglas C-54G C-GBSK touched down short of the runway at the Ulu mine strip. The landing gear collapsed and the wings separated from the fuselage. The wings then caught fire and the fuselage veered off the right side of the runway. The four crew were unhurt, but the aircraft was written off.