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air taxi operations

Post by vectorairway » Tue May 05, 2015 2:52 am

greetings fellow aviators
im leaving my airline job, and starting my own air taxi operations soon, as im going through TC website to check for requirements, hours etc
i noticed that in order to instructor on a multi engine you need 50 hours multi and 10 hours on type, do i need an instructor rating? or am i good to go with CPL/atpl?
also, if i wanted to give pcc checks, do i need to get an instructor rating? and for training my employees? (on the navajo)

my partner and i are purchasing a navajo, and falcon F50 will be commuting pax, cargo, pets, what ever we can fill the plane with
hows the market looking lately? is there any demand?
i did my research, and things looking good, just wanted to make sure, and if i could get infos and an advice, id really appreciate it, thank you very much for your time and effort.
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by photofly » Tue May 05, 2015 5:53 am

If you're only at the stage of looking at the TC website for requirements, I think to describe yourself as starting an air taxi operation "soon" might be rather optimistic.

Good luck - do let us know how you progress.
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by cdnpilot77 » Tue May 05, 2015 7:21 am

This sounds ominously like the 14yr old kid that keeps getting banned by the mods. I think last time he was trying to decide between going to Porter or Air Canada.
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Post by AWOS » Tue May 05, 2015 7:54 am

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Post by Liquid Charlie » Tue May 05, 2015 8:04 am

mmmmm-must be nice to have deep pockets -- i'm guessin' 3 to 4 mil start up costs -- that's a lot of puppies --- :smt040
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by Meatservo » Tue May 05, 2015 8:38 am

Have you purchased the Falcon yet? I have one for sale. I only drive it on weekends and it just had an oil change. Fly down in your Navajo to have a look if you're interested.
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Post by iflyforpie » Tue May 05, 2015 8:39 am

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Post by jpilot77 » Tue May 05, 2015 9:26 am

In what capacity where you working for the airlines, throwing peanuts (wait they don't do that anymore) sorry pretzels to the paying pax?!
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by flyinthebug » Tue May 05, 2015 2:52 pm

vectorairway wrote: my partner and i are purchasing a navajo, and falcon F50 will be commuting pax, cargo, pets, what ever we can fill the plane with
hows the market looking lately? is there any demand?
i did my research, and things looking good, just wanted to make sure, and if i could get infos and an advice, id really appreciate it, thank you very much for your time and effort.
Now there is a winning business plan...Is there any demand you enquire? Then in your next sentence you proclaim you have done your research and things look good. Which is it? Do you need to come on a public forum for business advice, or have you done your research? Im sure your friendly banker will have similar questions for you.

Boring day at moms house today? Thought you might do a little trolling on an aviation website? If you were even slightly serious...as an airline pilot you should know better than to come here to find out if a PA31 & F50 make a good business team. Get back to your grade 9 homework...dinner is at 6 sharp when your dad comes home from work.
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by CID » Tue May 05, 2015 3:48 pm

I'm interested in this topic. Hopefully I can glean some information to help get my 747 float operation up and running. What bridges can I clear flying under them?
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Post by CpnCrunch » Tue May 05, 2015 4:33 pm

Perhaps you should draw up a business plan for your commuters and pets in the Falcon F50, and try to get funding. Maybe even go on Dragon's Den.

Seriously, though...

Even if you have deep pockets and the expertise, it's still very difficult to get an AOC.

Having said that, there do seem to be some gaps in the market if you have the patience, money and expertise (or the money to buy it), and you're looking for a high risk business venture.
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by DanWEC » Wed May 06, 2015 7:10 am

Falcon on a 703 eh? Doable for sure. You should know that, you're an "airline pilot"!!
Don't forget to change the muffler fluid.

This thread is hilarious. I wonder how good your WiFi signal is that deep into your parents basement.
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Post by Meatservo » Wed May 06, 2015 7:21 am

Hey- I just bought a Falcon 50 PPC, and I'm willing to work for free for a trial period, to show you how hard working I am. PM me if you're interested. Oh by the way, I'm foreign!





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Post by cdnpilot77 » Wed May 06, 2015 7:26 am

DanWEC wrote:Falcon on a 703 eh? Doable for sure. You should know that, you're an "airline pilot"!!
Don't forget to change the muffler fluid.

OMG, can you imagine if he forgot to do a catalytic converter electrical shock test? Holy crap!!!
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Post by TeePeeCreeper » Wed May 06, 2015 7:35 am

^ Dude!

You are giving bad advice. Fess-up and own up to it!

To the OP: I commend you on your wanting to make a go of this. Have you though about the maintenance costs of the PT6 engines on your Falcon? The carburators on those things cost a lot of moola to overhaul.

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Post by oldtimer » Wed May 06, 2015 9:19 am

You may also want to price out the cost of halogen fluid for the landing lights on the Falcon. That stuff is expensive and they leak a lot. Also co-ed pilot relief tubes are required for operations in Quebec and the STC is time consuming.
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Post by flyinhigh » Wed May 06, 2015 10:54 am

An F50, wow your really going to need deep pockets. Your much better off to get some better/faster equipment, something along the lines of a L-139.

With that you will not need to worry about carb icing, no electric shocks, etc.
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Post by xchox » Wed May 06, 2015 2:38 pm

Deep pockets my ass. All I needed was 80Gs. Got me a nice Saberliner.

http://www.controller.com/listingsdetai ... 271643.htm

Photofly got direct entry Captain. Oldtimer F/O, Meatservo will be serving Caviar and Labatts Crystal.

CPNCrunch will do the ground work. Shiiiiiit... cdnpilot77 and iflyforpie will pose in bikinis for the annual Calendar.

SID will be in charge of desgining the floats.

Just need someone to paint a C infront of all those letters and numbers. Maybe Thunder will let us operate under their OC since it's already a nice shade of Blue!
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Post by Lurch » Wed May 06, 2015 3:02 pm

This was his post March 13th, he sure has come a long way in 2 months
HELLO aviators
i have a Canadian cpl/ir, no atpl.
i joined a long distance easa atpl theory program, which is a greek school that has a branch in turkey Istanbul, i have finished all ground school requirements wrote all 14 SCHOOL exams for the recommendation letter.
now im set got my ground theory certificate and all required papers, unfortunatly i cant write the offical civil aviation exams in turkey because its a non-easa state, so i should write them in greece. my question is
can i write the exams in any EASA member state, provided that the school agreed already?
is it possible, if yes, do i need a student visa to write the exams at the civil aviation center? provided that im not attending any learning center at the writing state? the reason im asking this, is because i have a valid schengen bussiness visa
thank you very much for your time, your help will be highly appreciated.
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by photofly » Wed May 06, 2015 3:10 pm

I think it's a valuable lesson to the rest of us about how with hard work we can all achieve our goals in a short amount of time.
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Post by ScudRunner » Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Send me a PM I can help with your OC, I charge a very reasonable retainer and a modest hourly rate. Yes I do accept all major credit cards and now accepts Bitcoin and Paypal.

Remember to ask about our "Airline in a box deal" for a reasonable upfront non refundable fee!
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by cdnpilot77 » Wed May 06, 2015 8:04 pm

xchox wrote: Shiiiiiit... cdnpilot77 and iflyforpie will pose in bikinis for the annual Calendar.
Dude, already did the shoot!!
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Re: air taxi operations

Post by BobBates » Wed May 06, 2015 9:13 pm

Here is his first post on Avcanada ,not even two months ago.

HELLO aviators i have a Canadian cpl/ir, no atpl. i joined a long distance easa atpl theory program, which is a greek school that has a branch in turkey Istanbul, i have finished all ground school requirements wrote all 14 SCHOOL exams for the recommendation letter. now im set got my ground theory c...
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