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by 5400AirportRdSouth
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 3102

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

I was shocked as well when a live person actually answered the phone at Industry Canada...totally caught me off guard, thought I had the wrong number.. Gave her my birthday, she looked me up and, heard her punch a button and say " its on its way ". The efficiency and ease of the interaction made me ...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New duty regs are out
Replies: 72
Views: 7946

Re: New duty regs are out

Nothing would warm my cold dead heart more than seeing the SMS inboxes of every carrier attempting the FRMS end run to get filled with fatigue reports on Day One. Thats all it would take to completely kill the FRMS bypass. All it would take is for pilots to grow a set and stand up together against t...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alcohol Free Beer
Replies: 23
Views: 2784

Re: Alcohol Free Beer

Alcohol! Free Beer!

See, a little punctuation and suddenly this thread is lit.
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 17100

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Nope. For one thing, pilot training is inadequate. I flew 703/704 for many years and a lot of it was in very challenging environments. I can tell you, and you aren't going to like this, but other than (maybe)! being able to steer a plane straight & level and interpret an approach plate, you have fe...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time
Replies: 38
Views: 2824

Re: Logging Instrument time

You can only log instrument time when you are in actual IMC or under the hood and in the SIM during training, so for example, you did an hour flight from CYSB to CYTZ only during departure and landing you were in cloud or IMC. I only put 0.2-0.3 for my instrument time. You don't put any instrument ...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Things learned in the real world
Replies: 14
Views: 2326

Re: Things learned in the real world

I remember being warned about being "pushed" or otherwise convinced to do sketchy things by all these unscrupulous owners and cowboy coworkers. Took me a few years but finally realized the only one doing the "pushing" was me. Self discipline to maintain my own standards in the face of my own need to...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Criminal record
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Criminal record

Do some digging and you should be able to find the applicable health authority/gov't dept that publishes standards for flight crews. I know for Alberta in particular, a criminal record isn't an automatic disqualifier. Once a criminal record check comes back as "non clear", they will ask you for part...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop interview process
Replies: 19
Views: 5010

Re: Swoop interview process

First, take off the tie...put some pants on....brush the gel out of your hair. Let the kids out of the locked bedroom. Then sit silently for awhile and just think about what you've done. Maybe cry a little. Log into AvCanada and see if some jackass has posted something sarcastic on your topic instea...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

Re: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?

Thanks for all the feedback, great stuff. I think I will give them a shot!
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?
Replies: 7
Views: 2237

ANR Conversion Kit - reviews?

Thinking about getting an ANR conversion kit for my DC's. I found these online and wondering if anyone has ever tried them? http://www.headsetsinc.com/ANR_kits.html Still cant bring myself to shell out 1000 bucks for a big-boy headset, so the 169USD pricetag on the kit is appealing. I have no proble...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Keystone 2015 report
Replies: 20
Views: 4278

Re: Keystone 2015 report

When I used to fuel, the skinny/avgas nozzles were kept in the jet trucks for quick changes when required. Lots of turbine helicopters that will not accept a j-spout. Realizing the potential for mistakes, they moved to having the nozzles under lock and key in a managers office and only signed out fo...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Wed May 04, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fort McMurray mandatory evac
Replies: 88
Views: 13874

Re: Fort McMurray mandatory evac

Alberta Health chartered at least one WJ 737 for ambulatory patient evacuations. Trust me though, the entire medevac fleet and then some were busy all night taking stretcher patients.
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Lac Seul Dockhand job
Replies: 18
Views: 5798

Re: Lac Seul Dockhand job

If you have your heart set on floats, and want to learn whats really involved in the tourist trade, this is as good a start as any. You wont be doing any loggable flying, but its a better investment in your education than dumping 15K into a "bush course". You'll learn a hell of a lot more here than ...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Mon May 18, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anderson Air Ltd?
Replies: 2
Views: 1657

Re: Anderson Air Ltd?

Used to work around the corner from them and see them around on the ramp. Have met the owner casually a couple of times, seems like a very decent person, no idea what he or his company is like to work for. Don't know anyone who works there and no nothing about morale, pay scales, etc, but from the s...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: EFC truck driver ad
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Re: EFC truck driver ad

I noticed they ask for +3 years of off-highway experience. My guess is delivering JetA to heli-logging and forestry fuel cache sites. Driving a truck loaded with fuel in that neck of the woods, to those places, not for the faint of heart. I also know more than a few seasonal pilots who take a turn b...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ferry pilot
Replies: 50
Views: 3443

Re: Ferry pilot

El Dente.
NO milk.
Real Butter.


Oh, right, fly the trip yourself if insurance lets you, otherwise take an instructor along for the required portion to give them what they want for time on type and then the rest yourself. That's my take.
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Satelite Phone
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Satelite Phone

The Inreach units by Delorme offer the same functions as the new Spot Connect ( ability to send & Receive text messages ), but are on the Iridium Satellite network. Under 400 bucks and subscription plans, available month-to-month, no contract, for as low as 15 bucks a month. They work, but are not c...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Expenses - Form TL11B
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

Re: Flying Expenses - Form TL11B

Just to add - I claimed every hour from Zero to Hero. I got nice letters asking for more information on two of the three years I claimed training expenses, and submitted my TL11B's dutifully and was never questioned again. How many hours those two years represented, I cant recall. Whether they even ...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Expenses - Form TL11B
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

Re: Flying Expenses - Form TL11B

I'm not a tax expert by any stretch, so take this with a grain of salt. I was toying with the idea of some alternate ways of doing my commercial, including considering buying a share of a plane. I was told by a couple of people, whose credentials are just as un-reliable as my own, but had the ring o...
by 5400AirportRdSouth
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cargo Contracts
Replies: 21
Views: 2788

Re: Cargo Contracts

I'm just replying to keep this resurrected thread on the active thread list, so everyone else can enjoy scratching their heads until they see the dates of the original posts.

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