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by digits_
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 48
Views: 8793

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

Tailwheelup wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:58 am
If you move from one employer to another, the application gets cancelled and then you have to start over again.
One year ago this was incorrect. I switched employers without problems while I was still on my yellow pass. No extra delays.
by digits_
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?
Replies: 48
Views: 8793

Re: Anyone had a RAIC pass lately? Wait time?

My question is, to the experienced folks on here; how long do you reckon my application will take to finish being processed and for them to issue a red pass? It’s been about 4 months on yellow pass... 4 months is nothing, took me over 11 months. 3 temporary yellow ones. That was because I lived in ...
by digits_
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds
Replies: 8
Views: 989

Re: Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds

54k as starting salary at the national airline.
Standard 14 hour duty days. But if that's not enough, you can go to 17. Woohoo!
by digits_
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When is my next medical due? Turning 60.
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: When is my next medical due? Turning 60.

It's the classical debate between "the validity period is determined by the age of te holder at the time of the medical" vs "the validity period is determined by the age of the holder at the time of the flight".
by digits_
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Where/how pick up an IFR clearance at an uncontrolled airport
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Where/how pick up an IFR clearance at an uncontrolled airport

You can take off VFR or IFR in class G airspace and call once airborne and get a clearance prior to entering class A, B, C, D, or E airspace over the radio. What about taking off under VFR in or into controlled airspace and getting a clearance once airborne before entering IMC? I know we discussed ...
by digits_
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff
Replies: 18
Views: 583

Re: Flight School Warm Temp Cutoff

Never heard of a cut off for hot temperatures. Low temperature cut offs are more common though.
by digits_
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: Do the majors even consider a loser with a pardoned DUI?

Blueontop wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:39 am
Having said that it has the potential to cause delays when crossing and potential inadmissibility issues crossing other international borders.
Which borders? I know quite a few people who have had the European equivalent of a DUI and none of them had ever had problems while travelling.
by digits_
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 69
Views: 4514

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

We sit hear and complain but at the end of the day pilots need to take on some of the responsibility for conditions in the industry. I know one simple solution, increase the requirement for an ATP in right seat of 705 aircraft. The present situation makes no sense to me. Reality check for pilots an...
by digits_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

704 requires jets of any size to demonstrate landings within 60% of available LDA before dispatch, accounting for all conditions present etc. 604 and its equivalent in the US, FAR part 91, requires landings within the LDA. The AFM will require further factoring for gravel, wet, or contamination, so...
by digits_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

digits There is no 604 "loophole". The jet meets Transport Category performance requirements for every departure, gravel or pavement wet or dry, one engine inoperative. If it can't, the trip is a no go. Regarding Winnipeg-Churchill, the time advantage over turbo props is nearly one hour one way, th...
by digits_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Not exactly a confidence builder
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Not exactly a confidence builder

I can just imagine the FO's face... Finally getting out of 703 ops and bullshit, you make it to Air Canada. Sitting in your glorious jet with a grin on your face. Your butt still a little bit sore from the AC medical. Top notch 705 maintenance. No cutting corners. You take the logbook, you look at t...
by digits_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When are you on-reserve
Replies: 13
Views: 1664

Re: When are you on-reserve

CAR definition: flight crew member on reserve means a flight crew member who has been designated by an air operator to be available to report for flight duty on notice of more than one hour; (membre d’équipage de conduite en réserve) So I'd say they are on reserve and the reserve regulations apply. ...
by digits_
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Digits, the response time from Winnipeg is a necessary metric for critical care trips because all of the doctors and neonatal teams etc. are based there where the big hospitals are. Any aircraft repositioning to Winnipeg would only add to the delays before taking the medical expertise to the commun...
by digits_
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jumpseating for real
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Jumpseating for real

One of my friend was flying a Belgium carrier as a pax, he flew all the way down to a french city, in the cockpit. All he did was show his Canadian pilot license. I was told that ppl pilots in Austria can also jumpseat in the flight deck. In Canada 🇨🇦, we are really a bunch of stuck up, we can't ev...
by digits_
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jumpseating for real
Replies: 16
Views: 1200

Re: Jumpseating for real

One of my friend was flying a Belgium carrier as a pax, he flew all the way down to a french city, in the cockpit. All he did was show his Canadian pilot license. I was told that ppl pilots in Austria can also jumpseat in the flight deck. In Canada 🇨🇦, we are really a bunch of stuck up, we can't ev...
by digits_
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

The 6 planes are for primary care NOT everything province wide. Fast, SkyNorth, Nippi will still be there to do all the basic air ambulance work. Any source for that? *IF* this information is correct, it doesn't look good for the majority of them: https://winnipegsun.com/opinion/columnists/brodbeck...
by digits_
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

due to the inability to dispatch a jet to short runways under CAR 704 requirements. That's a loss of service for the province. Or an indication they shouldn't have done it in the first place? Also, how much time do you really save by flying in a jet vs flying a king air on 200 NM trips? The biggest...
by digits_
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

The RFP wants 6 twin turbine and one jet airplane. That doesnt seem like enough. When I was there a few years ago there was what about 16 planes and crews for basic transport us life flight plus the twin otters. My memory of life flight was their on call nurse and or doctor constantly pushing whate...
by digits_
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

planett wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 pm
I'm wondering how the current level of performance and safety can be maintained, as thegovernment claims, if the jet service is lost? (Considering critical care trips)
The RFP wants 6 twin turbine and one jet airplane.
by digits_
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

I'm assuming Perimter has the bariatric kits for the Metros right? Do the Metro's meet the performance requirements? I'm not familiar enough with them to know. I think it's going to be interesting to see what the bigger international companies come in with. Probably only the metro 2, and they are p...
by digits_
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?

I'll do more research into airline pay in Canada but just browsing Airlinepilotcentral it seems Air Canada pays more than enough. I don't have an expensive lifestyle and don't need 300k a year to live comfortably. As for my background the only black marks I have is a speeding ticket 4 years ago and...
by digits_
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

This is true. The performance requirements are steep and additional points are handed out for modern aircraft with advanced avionics. The RFP actually gets quite specific about this. Trust me, operators bidding with old junkers will be ignored. Look at the job postings Babcock has put out. IIRC, th...
by digits_
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 62
Views: 4700

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Interesting. What's going to happen? Are they moving to a one operator in the province kind of deal? Wouldn't that be out of scope for this FRP? As far as I know, this is just about the life flight flights, which have a higher level of equipment/trained personell to accept more critical calls in sh...
by digits_
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: European Pilots at AC?
Replies: 14
Views: 3811

Re: European Pilots at AC?

Hi guys, I was advised to check out the AVC forums for a question I had regarding hiring at AC. Just wondering if anybody knows of any European guys who have made the move over and now operate for AC? ATPL, A320 typed and current. Let us hypothesise that although I'm a British citizen, immigration ...
by digits_
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navcanada discontinuing approaches at under-serviced airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1833

Re: Navcanada discontinuing approaches at under-serviced airports

Navcanada has to regularly shoot the approaches and check how much the trees have grown etc. Yes, but the airport pays for that, at least the one I'm talking about. Are you sure about that? I think they only maintain (and can decommission) procedures that they designed. If the airport is paying for...

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