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by imac0960
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Who is hiring and when?
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Who is hiring and when?

Hiring and ground school dates are two very different things. All airlines are accepting resumes and running candidates through the hiring process. AC is currently staffing their ground schools with people who have applied up to 1yr ago. Sunwing was accepting resumes in the spring for fall classes. ...
by imac0960
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Junior Captain Pay/Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 5476

Re: Junior Captain Pay/Lifestyle Questions

12 gdo’s a month. No single days of reserve as the software won’t let you bid that. I’d also add that as a DEC as people in the company upgrade you won’t move up the list as Porter reserves a spot in seniority. So as a DEC you will stay at the bottom for a while. You will however collect a bigger pa...
by imac0960
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYTZ Porter Parking fees
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: CYTZ Porter Parking fees

It's a run-up facility for maintenance. Directs the noise and jet blast up to keep the neghbours happier. As for the parking fees; if you don't like them, park at the other downtown airport.
by imac0960
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 2095

Re: Headsets

The Bose struggled to keep up with the Otter. I'd suggest starting with a DC and then once you've made some money I highly recommend the Bose A20
by imac0960
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ottawa Aviation Services - iATPL
Replies: 13
Views: 5956

Re: Ottawa Aviation Services - iATPL

Just keep in mind an interview does not mean a job offer. The right question to ask is how many people have been offered a job at those regional airlines upon completion of their program. I unfortunately do not have those numbers.
by imac0960
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Interview call back time ?
Replies: 28
Views: 14902

Re: Interview call back time ?

Weird that the GS would start on Labour Day...

Offers have just started to go out for Sept 12th GS and I don't believe they have a date for the Oct GS yet.
by imac0960
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dumb Things You've Seen Today
Replies: 50
Views: 5098

Re: Dumb Things You've Seen Today

The guy taxiing the Norseman was probably letting the engine temps come up; which is not dumb, unless you want to cause premature engine wear. As for the tents, yes it may be dumb to put them on without a heat source but pilots generally aren't the ones making the rules, and when it's someone else's...
by imac0960
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Algonquin 2 Year aviation program!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: Algonquin 2 Year aviation program!?

I would really look into Sault College and Confederation College. They are of longer duration but the flight training is subsidized. Algonquin College you say is $58K, that a lot of money over 2 years. Sault College is regular college tuition (I'm guessing about $3000/semester; 7 semesters) Confed i...
by imac0960
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Dock vs. Ramp First Job
Replies: 23
Views: 2088

Re: Dock vs. Ramp First Job

The companies listed above more than likely have open pilot policies. Those are policies that are more expensive but allow companies to have low time guys in the left seat when the chief pilot deems them competent.
by imac0960
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Livin the Dream!
Replies: 10
Views: 2396

Re: Livin the Dream!

Awesome and so true
by imac0960
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Time to Complete Instrument Rating?
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Time to Complete Instrument Rating?

Should be able to do it in less than a week if the weather co-operates.
by imac0960
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Time to Complete Instrument Rating?
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: Time to Complete Instrument Rating?

Depending how much instrument time you currently have and how proficient you are you can normally get it done in a week if you go full tilt. Jobs are out there for those who look hard for them. Chances are as your first job you won't be flying MIFR. That's not to say it's impossible. The month to co...
by imac0960
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cornwall Aviation
Replies: 14
Views: 2882

Re: Cornwall Aviation

I definitely recommend Cornwall Aviation for training. They were very professional and work on your schedule. If upgrading or renewing they can accommodate you on short notice. You also won't experience the airplane going down for maintenance for weeks at a time as they have 3 seminoles available en...
by imac0960
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: I hate the radio.
Replies: 98
Views: 4680

Re: I hate the radio.

+1 SSU. Hearing this nonsense on 122.8 drives me insane
by imac0960
Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca,Sault or Confederation college for flight training?
Replies: 3
Views: 878

Re: Seneca,Sault or Confederation college for flight trainin

It depends on where you want your career to take you. Although I hear the they are all starting to gear operations towards airlines ops.
by imac0960
Sat May 10, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to get from Victoria Airport to town.
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: How to get from Victoria Airport to town.

There is a bus that also comes to the terminal and will take you to Sydney. Get off at the Mactavish Park n Ride and then catch the bus to Victoria. The walk from the terminal is about 30min to Mactavish. Hope this helps.
by imac0960
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transwest Ramp vs Perimeter Ramp
Replies: 31
Views: 3977

Re: Transwest Ramp vs Perimeter Ramp

Every job is different to everyone else. Much like buying a car. If two people buy the car for the same price one might feel ripped off and the other thinks it's the steal of the century. Working the ramp is the same. Some will love it and others will hate it. Working the ramp is an entry level job....
by imac0960
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructor or Multi-IFR?
Replies: 17
Views: 1833

Re: Flight Instructor or Multi-IFR?

Most float hiring happens in the spring but occasionally companies hire throughout the summer as people leave randomly or go back to school in Aug/Sept and the operators need to replace them.

As for the 50hr course, I cannot speak of it as I did not do it. I was hired with 15hrs float.
by imac0960
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Road Trips
Replies: 52
Views: 57208

Re: Road Trips

It's absolutely possible to get a flying gig right from the get-go. But some companies want the lower time guys to work the dock and work their way up to a flying go and not all companies fun smaller aircraft. Best of luck! Hope to hear or see you in the skies soon!!
by imac0960
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: any1 have idea how long to get TC clearance if i was....
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: any1 have idea how long to get TC clearance if i was....

No, CATSA will do the investigation on their own with the RCMP and CSIS. They may contact you for more details if they need them.
by imac0960
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: any1 have idea how long to get TC clearance if i was....
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: any1 have idea how long to get TC clearance if i was....

RAIC's are issued by CATSA. The length of time varies depending on the country visited. The RCMP and CSIS are involved in the checks and they have to check with the countries authorities to make sure you're not wanted over there. It took me 7days to get mine but I held a Top Secret clearance at the ...
by imac0960
Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: Advice

Canadian licence is necessary. Also, some operators require the unrestricted right to live and work in Canada. Good luck and welcome :)
by imac0960
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Accelerate your training and save $$$
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Accelerate your training and save $$$

Reading and understanding the FTM will save you lots of money in the long run. You need correct practice. I dislike instructors who just say, " that's not it. Try it again" Tell people what they are doing wrong so they can correct it!!!
by imac0960
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Springbank Airport Noise Committee Needs Your Help
Replies: 36
Views: 2485

Re: Springbank Airport Noise Committee Needs Your Help

In Welland we had a woman call 3 times a day to complain about an airplane flying over her house. When asked what the letters on the underside of the wing were she replied, "Oh it's too high up to read those." I did a test over a friends house and flew at 1000agl and the letters and company logo wer...
by imac0960
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting?
Replies: 66
Views: 6038

Re: Pilot in Waiting?

A lot of interns end up doing a lot of crappy jobs and employers abuse them as well. They are using it as a way to get free labour. Internships are designed to bridge a gap between schooling and experience needed for employment. A few internships don't lead to employment. Why pay someone when they c...

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