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by currysonic
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: RVR C position and orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 554

RVR C position and orientation

Hi all, I noticed that RVR C sensor out of CYVR is aimed backwards into the approach and is basically a reverse of the RVR A sensor. Is this so that we as pilots can get a good idea of the distance at which we can expect to see the runway threshold from an approach since being able to see elements o...
by currysonic
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Alternatives to prescription sunglasses
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Alternatives to prescription sunglasses

Hey thanks!

I've decided to just get 90 day contacts and wear cheap sunglasses for now as a stopgap measure. Unfortunately I got thick framed glasses so nothing really wraps around or snaps on.

But yes glasses are ridiculously priced! Perhaps I should start my own company!
by currysonic
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Alternatives to prescription sunglasses
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Alternatives to prescription sunglasses

Hi all, I lost my prescription sunglasses lately, and I can't afford a new pair. I used my insurance to get a new pair of glasses just before I lost them too :( Anyone have suggestions for affordable "sun blocking solutions" or can share what you use? I do instruct VFR, so not having sunglasses is g...
by currysonic
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: hiring process
Replies: 25
Views: 6776

Re: hiring process

Roddymatlock wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:31 pm
just got the call today! Starting on Monday
Congrats!!! :D :D :D
by currysonic
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CFC Tuition Costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: CFC Tuition Costs

What is backing CFC's Diploma? https://www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca/ ??? You need to do research on that. On the other hand BCIT has 18,000 full time and 29,000 part time students, I would think their diploma and degree programs is fulling recognized. Probably even with transferable cre...
by currysonic
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 83
Views: 13891

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

Far far off decision for me, but I've been researching Avianca and south/central America in general. Eva air in Taiwan. Jetstar (Mostly Singapore base, but they have Australia, Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia bases... seems to operate as separate entities... based on 45 min of research). Those are the ...
by currysonic
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coming home after working overseas (ATPL)
Replies: 42
Views: 8743

Re: Coming home after working overseas (ATPL)

Hi everyone, I just wanted to take the time to thank you all here for sharing your experiences, both the pro's, con's (and quick economic debate on the future of the Canadian housing market and consumer debt analysis!) in a respectful manner. We will all go down in history as a standard of civil dis...
by currysonic
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coming home after working overseas (ATPL)
Replies: 42
Views: 8743

Re: Coming home after working overseas (ATPL)

I'm still young, just passing mid 20's with 500 hours to go till ATPL and with work commitments I intent do make good. So I have lots of time to think! On the top of my "what I want to get out of life" list is living comfortably and being able to help family in the future with money like how they he...
by currysonic
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coming home after working overseas (ATPL)
Replies: 42
Views: 8743

Coming home after working overseas (ATPL)

Hi all, Lately I've been thinking about living overseas after meeting a Canadian 737 Captain (graduate of UFV!) working for Jetstar (Singapore). I also have a couple of regular working stiff friends who are just returning to Canada to settle. It looked like a good life experience to live in a massiv...
by currysonic
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media
Replies: 83
Views: 7779

Re: CBC Called Out by Air Canada Social Media

This post has more layers than Inception. Avcanada copying an online article mentioning an Air Canada facebook post that quoted a CBC email. Might be the first time a forum post made me laugh so hard! But yes... I've always felt Air Canada takes the restrained, professional air when it came to nega...
by currysonic
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University or flight school for becoming a aerial firefighter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: University or flight school for becoming a aerial firefighter?

yak52 wrote:ok, that sounds good. I just wasn't sure on what path to follow because university its a business degree plus all the flight traaining you need.

Ohhhh.... so its a university degree aviation program? So you get a degree AND all the flight training in that program?
by currysonic
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University or flight school for becoming a aerial firefighter?
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: University or flight school for becoming a aerial firefighter?

Do you mean a pilot flying water bombers? Easy- get your licences ASAP (ie not university). If you want to fly the CL215/415's get as much float time as you can. +1.... If you want to and, have the time/resources to do both why not pursue both if you're in a situation to do so. Or maybe get a CPL +...
by currysonic
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Hypothetical Class I instructor Extinction
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Hypothetical Class I instructor Extinction

Hi all, I've been noticing class I instructors are all extremely busy (being CFI, saturated with students, or combination thereof) and thought of a hypothetical situation for fun. What would happen if the last class I moved away from instructing or the population of class Is reach a critically low t...
by currysonic
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IATPL without degree vs with degree
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: IATPL without degree vs with degree

The program at Sault College seems pretty legit. I have a lot of co-workers working as instructors. They all seem to have a really high degree of understanding and competence. But it takes 3 years. I'm not sure if that fits the ASAP criteria. I personally just went to a local school, it was pretty g...
by currysonic
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: If you can only fly one turbo prop for the rest of your life...
Replies: 45
Views: 6331

If you can only fly one turbo prop for the rest of your life...

What would it be and why?

I think it would be the twin otter, just for the range of flying it can do. Slap on skis go on snow, slap on floats go on water and so forth. Its a good adventure airplane.

CL415 would be my second choice! (Grew up watching Talespin back in the 90's)
by currysonic
Sun May 15, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: pro/con of doing instructor rating after cpl instead of mifr
Replies: 8
Views: 3190

Re: pro/con of doing instructor rating after cpl instead of

One word of caution about getting an Instructor rating prior to the Multi/IFR. I've seen a number of folks go this route and most of them struggle. Not with the learning, but with the time. Once you're instructing you need as many bookings as possible to make a living. As well, instructing isn't as...
by currysonic
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL Ground School - Review Quizzes
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Re: CPL Ground School - Review Quizzes

http://www.aviationworld.net/default/pilot-industry-supplies/pilot-atc-books/ca-test-prep-licencing/commercial-pilot-exam-preparation-guide.html Not the best book in the world, but it will get you a pass... if you do every question and review the theory of any question you got wrong AND HAD TO GUESS...
by currysonic
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Where to get Aerial applicator experience?
Replies: 0
Views: 2987

Where to get Aerial applicator experience?

Hi all, I was just wondering how people get their start with aerial application of chemicals. They say 80% of jobs aren't posted anywhere, so is there someone with a fitted out super cub with application equipment hiring new pilot? Or do generally people experienced on turbine aircraft decide to wan...
by currysonic
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca vs Western vs waterloo aviation programs?
Replies: 14
Views: 4651

Re: Seneca vs Western vs waterloo aviation programs?

Well, going to University and doing aviation is definitely do-able. My only warning is progressing on your CPL while going to university, especially in an intense academic program, is going to require a lot of self discipline and can be extremely financially stressing on you and your loved ones.. A ...
by currysonic
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ed Force One Badly Damaged on ground in Chile
Replies: 20
Views: 4212

Re: Ed Force One Badly Damaged on ground in Chile

Chileans just didn't want them to leave!
by currysonic
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Newly entering the job hunt.
Replies: 12
Views: 4835

Re: Newly entering the job hunt.

Do a road trip to hit up the better companies. Call ahead to make sure the CP is actually there. Even if not, having the initiative to show up in person, dressed well and resume in hand. If the CP "isn't there" or doesn't want to talk to you, hand delivering a resume even to the receptionist is bon...
by currysonic
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructor demand?
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: Flight instructor demand?

That's a bit of a crystal ball question. However, if events in the USA are any kind of an indication, they are facing an instructor shortage with schools sweetening the pie by offering better compensation packages, signing bonuses, or incentives such as free advanced ratings (like Multi-Engine Inst...
by currysonic
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What if we could choose feeder airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: What if we could choose feeder airlines?

aviatrix444 wrote:someone beat you to it mate. http://www.flightnetwork.com
Boy I feel behind on the times...
by currysonic
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What if we could choose feeder airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

What if we could choose feeder airlines?

So, coming from the passenger perspective. Just for fun, what if a website/app came out that lets you see and book any flights you want! So a flight from Vancouver to Saskatoon, you could choose to go to Edmonton Via Air Canada, and Edmonton to Saskatoon via WJ Encore all in a single website! The pr...

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