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by ant_321
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Working while on CEWS

The way I see it your current pay is being paid by the government, well ultimately by the Canadian tax payer via Sunwing. I'm pretty sure its not coming out of there pocket? These payments being put in place to enable you to manage while also allowing Sunwing to keep there workforce in place for th...
by ant_321
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Working while on CEWS

The way I understand it CERB is basically an EI replacement with similar rules with working. CEWS is a subsidy given to companies to pay their employees. My pay check show up every two weeks from Sunwing not the government of Canada. I don’t see working another job being a problem.
by ant_321
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 15
Views: 1954

Re: Working while on CEWS

If you’re on CEWS your cheque’s are coming from your company. I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to work. I couldn’t find an official answer one way or another. I do know a lot of guys double dipping.
by ant_321
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 3689

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

Absolutely not. If I’m not able to go back to my previous job when this is over I’ll be doing whatever I can to get back in the cockpit somewhere. There aren’t many jobs where you can make this much money for this little work. I prefer to not work for a living.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

I’ll give it a go. Obviously we are in very uncertain times right now so I’ll base my info off of before the pandemic. What are some annoying things about your job? -long days -seniority system that can more or less put you in “golden handcuffs” once you get to a certain point in a company -the shit...
by ant_321
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 4901

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I don’t really see how reaching out to someone you know/knew for info is being a kiss ass. I’ve had plenty of people I haven’t talked to in years inquire about where I work. And a significant part of what got me in the door at my current job was help from a friend of a friend.
by ant_321
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Flair/Sunwing survive
Replies: 26
Views: 6022

Re: Will Flair/Sunwing survive

I would bet a lot of money there won’t be a merger. Sunwing airlines is simply a shuttle bus to service their hotels. I don’t see a scenario in a downturn where a merger does anything to help the hunters. I’m still reasonably confident Swg will survive as long as the borders open up this winter, but...
by ant_321
Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

How rare are degrees? I feel like anyone under 30 would have one since most people want to have a backup career There are tons of us. I wonder how many hours is a degree worth? Assuming the only difference between two guys is the paper and the hours It seems the only place in Canada that cares abou...
by ant_321
Tue May 26, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 2807

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

gtappl wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 pm
How rare are degrees? I feel like anyone under 30 would have one since most people want to have a backup career
There are tons of us.
by ant_321
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Vacation passangers age and health demographic
Replies: 13
Views: 1747

Re: Vacation passangers age and health demographic

Assuming travel insurance will cover them I think they’ll travel. Most people I know young, old and everything in between are itching to travel once it’s relatively safe again. I think it will take a few years to get back to 2019 levels but there will still be enough people looking to get away to ke...
by ant_321
Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2561

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

You do realize that it takes 4 years to 'go get a trade ticket'. Indeed but at the end of the day I don't know anyone in the trades that hasn't made a far better living than most pilots. Who would leave a cash cow to aviation where you have little to no job security. Most of the tradesmen I know ca...
by ant_321
Tue May 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2561

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

Where is that being floated?
by ant_321
Fri May 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Ground school canceled
Replies: 17
Views: 4883

Re: Ground school canceled

If you turn down that really good non flying job let me know. I’ll take it!
by ant_321
Sat May 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can we fly for fun during the Covid19
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Can we fly for fun during the Covid19

This again? Why wouldn't you be able to? Everything has a risk, your kid could bust his leg on the trampoline, requiring emergency services. Was jumping on the trampoline necessary? No, but it's going to happen. Why is flying for fun any different? A lot of people don’t share your opinion. You shou...
by ant_321
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can GA Aircraft Taxi under RVLOP?
Replies: 12
Views: 1511

Re: Can GA Aircraft Taxi under RVLOP?

You need an ops spec approval in a commercial operators manual to operate under reduced visibility operations. Or a kind ground that will not cador you for being silly and wanting to take your toys out on a bad day . But what kind of GA airplane wants to taxi in 25 kt winds , knowing you are going ...
by ant_321
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??
Replies: 11
Views: 1745

Re: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??

I’ve done plenty of flights with a GPS u/s. We were filed xxx radial until able direct xxx. There isn’t a requirement to stay on an airway. Also, I believe if you are staying in radar coverage then vectors can be used as your back up way to navigate.
by ant_321
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4177

Re: Outlook Career Starting @30

Another point is an interview at a major is far from a guarantee. There are plenty of jet captains flying Boeing’s and air buses who have never been able to get an interview at big red.
by ant_321
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COMMUTING - TAXES 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2036

Re: COMMUTING - TAXES 2019

Aux1 wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:15 pm
ant_321 wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Once again I ran the numbers myself and ended up getting more back with my own work. I now do my own taxes.
I wonder which would stand up to an audit...
It was a matter of claiming something under me or my wife. Made a difference of a couple hundred bucks.
by ant_321
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COMMUTING - TAXES 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2036

Re: COMMUTING - TAXES 2019

I just did my own taxes this year... And then I asked myself why the hell did I pay someone to do it all these years? It's the easiest thing... Just takes a little bit of reading if your return is a little more complex. Some accountants charge hundreds of dollars, yet they claim they save you hundr...
by ant_321
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines must adapt to survive
Replies: 50
Views: 10841

Re: Airlines must adapt to survive

So "you can start when you get to 1000 hours" did not happen in the last couple of years? Getting in the system is not what I am talking about. I am talking about line flying. But, yes, I have no first hand knowledge of everything. Airline flying has always just been a fantasy for me. Yes 250 hour ...
by ant_321
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time
Replies: 25
Views: 2481

Re: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time

I’ve been trained a RTO is an automatic mayday call. That usually gets everyone’s attention.
by ant_321
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 2023

Re: Good time to quit training?

The point people are trying to make is, if you want to fly you’ll find a way to make it happen. Plenty of people were still going to flight school after 9/11, many of them stuck with it and made a great career for themselves eventually. If you are second guessing your decision because of recent even...
by ant_321
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?
Replies: 19
Views: 1160

Re: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?

I do know a few people who have that restriction on their license but I believe they were all at their current employers when that happened. With the difficulties many small operators are having finding pilots I don’t see you having an issue getting a job at one of those. Moving up the ladder in you...
by ant_321
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Good time to quit training?
Replies: 33
Views: 2023

Re: Good time to quit training?

If a potential dip in hiring is making you ask that question then you don’t really want to fly anyway. So yes, you should quit training.
by ant_321
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR
Replies: 14
Views: 2380

Re: AC8839 CRJ900 SFO-YVR

Any word on if there was actually any smoke or just a smoke detector going off?

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