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by C-GGGQ
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Wait... 600hr on type? Or total?
by C-GGGQ
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: When Should a New Pilot Begin Applying ?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: When Should a New Pilot Begin Applying ?

Altiplano is right. Hiring is at break neck speeds these days. Before I would have suggested applying early get your name out there, but now you basically have to be ready to go the cal/ start date if successfull will come fast. Good luck!
by C-GGGQ
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Zero 705 command time? Of course they have zero before upgrading at what would be their first 705 company. Frig, places like sky are where you go after the 703/704 world. You don't go sideways from one 705 over to sky. "Nailed it"? Hardly.
by C-GGGQ
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

Piston has a less involved start process (usually) That's not been the case for any piston I've flown, whereas every turbine has been about as complicated as throwing a match into a puddle of kerosene. Operationally less involved as well. Keep the needles out of the red. Not exactly rocket applianc...
by C-GGGQ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Piston versus turbine engines.
Replies: 13
Views: 1314

Re: Piston versus turbine engines.

I think that's all going to come down to the specific turbine and specific piston. Some turbines have temp limiters and torque limiters and a new pilot can't mess much up, or they have neither and more caution has to be used. Piston has a less involved start process (usually) but depending on the mo...
by C-GGGQ
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines and living in Newfoundland
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: Airlines and living in Newfoundland

Just PAL and EVAS for airlines. Maybe some smaller operators. But none of the majors have crew bases out east. It would mean commuting to yul or yyz
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 29
Views: 6688

Re: High Blood Pressure

Yup the nerve to my right earlobe was severed, that's done, but the nerves to my neck are just "tortured" basically. One of the nurses said a patient's feeling came back over two years after the surgery. I'm at 8 months. And in the end of this is the worse case scenario it's really not that bad. Act...
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Screen him, but the point stands the pool of "1500 hr guys looking for 1900 FO positions" is limited, where as the pool of "250-500 looking for anything" is much larger with therefore a higher likelyhood of finding that exceptional beginner.
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Yes that's exactly what he's said multiple times. He believes in this market where 800 hrs can get you into the regionals that the 1500 hr guy who goes to the 1900 probably has been PFO'd from the better options. Where as you could screen for the cream of the crop of the 200-500 hr guys applying and...
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 29
Views: 6688

Re: High Blood Pressure

Pretty good. My next appointment is my 6 month check up with nuclear medicine just to make sure everything got nuked. That's end of September. Had to go back on a low dose of calcium (hypocalcemia is an awful feeling), and iron, but my thyroid levels are stable and where they want. Hoping the iron f...
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: High Blood Pressure
Replies: 29
Views: 6688

Re: High Blood Pressure

Ha! Yeah coversyl is quite effective for myself. Glad it's working for you
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

It has suddenly dawned on me what the disconnect is. There is a fundamental difference between how guys like GGGQ and digits view the role and responsibility of an FO, and how I do. One side seems to think that the position is one where it is acceptable for inexperienced pilots to undergo a sort of...
by C-GGGQ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

No matter how bad a 1500 hour pilot is, they are ALWAYS going to have more experience than a 250 hour pilot. If we have an engine fire after takeoff, who's going to have the cooler head? The guy who's been flying planes longer. That's a no brainer. I disagree. It's not that obvious. Plenty of exper...
by C-GGGQ
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

For the record, I was referencing SOME 1500 hour pilots, not all. Pilots with this amount of time should be able to slide in seamlessly into pretty much any flying role with the right training. But from what I’ve seen, I still see some guys with this amount of time flying like they are sub-500 hour...
by C-GGGQ
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 106
Views: 5432

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

as a 500 hr, CPL, GRP1 IFR, Multi and IATRA pilot and I keep running into companies that are still holding on to extremely lofty minimums ie: 1500, 2500 hr minimums. ..... If I had those kind of times I could be a candidate at JAZZ, ENCORE, Georgian, Sky Regional and many others. Seems like a compl...
by C-GGGQ
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?

I actually think that's starting to come around a bit, and PC12 time as log as it's multi crew is ranking up there with your multi turbine.
by C-GGGQ
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline lifestyle
Replies: 30
Views: 5043

Re: Airline lifestyle

Wow, what other than taxes do they take. I get the same and I know my salary is less than jazz starting. Or I guess the real question is how much are the union dues?
by C-GGGQ
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 18
Views: 2640

Re: August Equip Bid

Isn't the YYZ Q doing a lot of that eastern flying? or is it mostly YUL? I don't look too closely at their bid pacs anymore. I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't run an august bid again.. That eastern flying is being taken off the Q and given to rouge 319 There is lot of eastern flying out o...
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Aircraft for rent
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Aircraft for rent

Few more "and's" than I was aware of, however I won't be one of the ones using the program. Good to know though.
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 18
Views: 2640

Re: August Equip Bid

Rowdy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:35 pm

Isn't the YYZ Q doing a lot of that eastern flying? or is it mostly YUL? I don't look too closely at their bid pacs anymore.

I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't run an august bid again..
That eastern flying is being taken off the Q and given to rouge 319
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 4647

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Granted I'm only 703 but as far as I understand reserve rules they can't "need" me on my rest. If they call... Now my rest is interrupted, and restarts. So I don't understand "keep your phone on" how about no.
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 1662

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

Often wondered the same. Still have mine but it's so faded/ worn after years of being tucked into those old paper license holders before the blue passport, that it's barely legible.
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Aircraft for rent
Replies: 7
Views: 631

Re: Aircraft for rent

Correct. 100hrs total for PICUS
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 421
Views: 102159

Re: New hire bids

You're fooling yourself if you think otherwise. I haven't seen the lifestyle at Encore, but I am right to be skeptical about Jazz based on the fact that they make you agree to move somewhere before telling you where. You don’t have to move anywhere. Their commuting policy is extremely generous. Not...
by C-GGGQ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 4647

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Turn it off when you go to bed. Hell turn the whole phone off. It's what I do. Airplane mode of I need my alarm (though easily remedied by getting a cheap alarm clock)

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