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Avcanada Mentor Biography

#1 Post by ... » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:04 pm

This is the new format for the Mentor bio where people seeking advice on certain areas in aviation can seek out a 'mentor' for better feedback in their niche of aviation. Should you choose a mentor/member that you would like to contact, kindly click their Image button.


Mentor Name:

I am Birddog

Currently Available for Mentoring:


Present Aviation Niche of Employment:


Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:

Position Presently Holding:

Country Presently Working:

Expat:

Current Job/Duty Description:

Attained The "Retirement" Job:

Past Job Description(s):

Self Description:
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#2 Post by ... » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:07 pm

User Name
Just Curious

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Bush/Specialty work/ Survey/ Training & Checking

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
Bush, wheels floats, skiis, Instructing: private, commercial, instrument, type, & specialty flying

Company Presently Employed:

Red and Black DeHavilland products in the Arctic and Antarctic

Position Presently Holding:
Training and check captain

Country Presently Working:
Canada, Antarctica

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:
Do line indoctrination, mentor new captains, train in specialty roles, do checkrides, and land in really tiny and remote places

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
YES

Past Job Description(s):
Flying instructor, charter guy, bush pilot
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#3 Post by ... » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:13 pm

User Name
Brantford Beech Boy

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Medevac/Bush//Training & Checking/Eastern Arctic ops

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
703/704/705 ops, off-strip (wheels, skiis), turbo-jet airline ops, Dedicated cargo ops, Caribbean ops

Company Presently Employed:

Red and Black Beech & DeHavilland products Anywhere, Anytime

Position Presently Holding:

Training and (soon to be) check captain

Country Presently Working:

Canada

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:
Haul people from A to hospital B, line indoctrination, mentor first officers (aka new captains), (soon to) do checkrides, and land in really tiny and remote places

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
NO

Past Job Description(s):
Cab driver, Truck driver, Bus driver
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Avcanada Mentor Biography

#4 Post by ... » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:35 am

User Name:

fanspeed

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Test Pilot

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
703, 704, multi/single turboprop/jet, charter, corporate

Position Presently Holding:
Test Pilot

Country Presently Working:
Canada

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:
Test aircraft from production through to delivery

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
YES, but would consider a move for the right job

Past Job Description(s):
Medevac, charter, small time sched, corporate, international
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Re: Avcanada Mentor Biography

#5 Post by ... » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:36 am

User Name:
Aft CofG

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Corporate, line flying, training and checking.

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
703/704/705 Operations, Chief Pilot, Multi and SE/SP/IFR, training and checking, bush work.

Position Presently Holding:
Line pilot, Company Training and Check pilot.

Country Presently Working:
Canada

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
YES

Past Job Description(s):
Medevac, charter, cargo, scheduled, corporate, international.
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Re: Avcanada Mentor Biography

#6 Post by ... » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:10 am

Mentor Name:

Jerricho

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Air Traffic Control

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
Air Traffic Control
Air Traffic Control Assistant

Position Presently Holding:
Supervisor, Winnipeg Terminal


Country Presently Working:
Canada

Expat:
Yes

Current Job/Duty Description:
Air Traffic Controller and Supervisor

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
I would say so

Past Job Description(s):
Just ATC


Self Description:

Not that I'm a rolling stone (although, it has been said I have a head a thick as one)........

I've been playing in the ATC game now 14 years. I started as an ATC Assistant (ATOS) in Brisbane ACC, moved to England where I got both my IFR and VFR licences. I worked for a bit in Belfast/Aldergrove, then moved into the IFR work and spent 6 glorious years working Heathrow Terminal. Winnipeg is now my place of residence, where I'm a supervisor for Winnipeg Terminal (I worked Saskatoon Terminal for a bit as well, but that's another story).

I'll gladly try to answer any ATC questions. As some who are interested probably know, Nav Canada are in the process of changing the application process. Understandably, there are heaps of questions about previous application status, current applications and alike, unfortunately many of us in Operations don't know any more than what's heard on the rumor mill. I know the answer of "Email Nav Canada to find out" kinda sucks, but as Lilfssister mentions in the ATC forum, the process is in it's infancy.

Of course, there is the ATC forum on AvCanada, where there is some good stuff already regarding Newbie type questions
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#7 Post by ... » Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:15 am

Mentor Name:

Apache64_

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Scheduled Services / Charter Services 705

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
703 / 704 Charter and Scheduled Services
Medevac
Instructor

Position Presently Holding:
Dash 8 Captain

Country Presently Working:
Canada

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:


Attained The "Retirement" Job:
Maybe

Past Job Description(s):
Line Pilot
Training Captain
Instructor
703 CP
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Re: Avcanada Mentor Biography

#8 Post by ... » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:09 pm

Mentor Name:

snowbear

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Corporate CL64 and HS25 Captain

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
Instructing
Oil patch flying
Off Shore Air Taxi Flying
Training and Check Pilot
Provincial Government
Federal Government
Never been in the military
Never been with an airline

Country Presently Working:
Canada

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:
Corporate Pilot

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
Yes

Past Job Description(s):
Line Pilot
Chief Pilot
Operations Manager

Self Description:

17000 hours of flying in 38 years. I consider myself nothing more than an average survivor in the business.
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Re: Avcanada Mentor Biography

#9 Post by ... » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:52 pm

Mentor Name:

chipmunk

Currently Available for Mentoring:
YES

Present Aviation Niche of Employment:
Airborne Survey

Past Aviation Niche(s) of Employment:
Instructing

Position Presently Holding:
Survey Pilot (Captain on heavy twin turbine, C208 and C404), Training Captain

Country Presently Working:
Canadian company but a lot of overseas work involved

Expat:
NO

Current Job/Duty Description:
Fly low-level survey missions and do all related planning; crew chief (job set up, etc); do some initial and recurrent training and ground schools.

Attained The "Retirement" Job:
nope

Past Job Description(s):
Um... instructing :)

Other:
I volunteer as a Cadet ground school instructor and fly with a vintage aircraft organization in my spare time. I enjoy instructing and still do a little occasionally.

I believe in hard work to get where you want, but enjoying the ride along the way, as opposed to getting to my goal as quickly as possible. I'm not the airline type, and enjoy a lot of the fun stuff my niche of the industry has to offer.[/quote]
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