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by 200hr Wonder
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favorite Aviation Movie?
Replies: 45
Views: 1448

Re: Favorite Aviation Movie?

Oh and a couple of great WWII movies... The Dam Busters and Battle of Britain. Made in 50s when actual flying hardware was far easier to come by.
by 200hr Wonder
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favorite Aviation Movie?
Replies: 45
Views: 1448

Re: Favorite Aviation Movie?

Zero Hour! the movie that Airplane was based on. Suppose to be serious, but after Airplane, it is just so much cheese. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051221/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4 https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMzI3MmEyOTItYjg4MC00MTc4LWE5ZjMtNzRiOGU0ZmE5MTQyXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjQzNDI3NzY@._V1_FMjpg_...
by 200hr Wonder
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreign Airlines take CEWS
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Foreign Airlines take CEWS

I'm sorry, but these airlines are still in operation, at least in YYZ. It's not right or fair that they take advantage of a plan that helps their bottom line after a government bailout in their home country. It's just as outrageous as giving the vaccine to federal inmates before every other law abi...
by 200hr Wonder
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreign Airlines take CEWS
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Foreign Airlines take CEWS

It is not as insidious as the headline makes out. These airlines all have Canadian workers, who were laid off, so they applied for CEWS to pay there laid off workers. Be they station chiefs, supervisors etc. Most of these airlines use contract workers for things like baggage handling and customer se...
by 200hr Wonder
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: General C Yeager RIP
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: General C Yeager RIP

Could have gone to space if he had a degree. Real shame he was a pilots pilot. On more than one occasion his superior technical knowledge managed to get him back to the ground in one piece.
by 200hr Wonder
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Passenger levels going through Toronto
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Passenger levels going through Toronto

You'll be fine, more or less have had zero delays recently.
by 200hr Wonder
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Decide Aviation College
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Decide Aviation College

Do you have a Visa that is going to allow you to work? I don't have it now, but that's not a problem. I can legitimately work in Canada for 3 years after graduating from the college which is called Post Graduate Work Permit(PGWP). This is the most common way for foreigners to have legality working ...
by 200hr Wonder
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Max Ward
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

RIP Max Ward

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5788258

Lost a legend yesterday. Blue skies and god speed.
by 200hr Wonder
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Decide Aviation College
Replies: 11
Views: 1502

Re: Decide Aviation College

Do you have a Visa that is going to allow you to work? If you are only coming on a Student Visa, there are restrictions to working. The most important being that you may not work prior to or after your courses are complete. So even if you were to complete your instructor rating, you would no longer ...
by 200hr Wonder
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The Toughest Flying Country in the World
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: The Toughest Flying Country in the World

With regards to TCA Flight 810, cncp there is a book out there called Disaster on Mount Slesse - The Story of Western Canada's Worst Air Crash by Betty O'Keefe and Ian MacDonald, released 2006. You can get it at Amazon , or possibly your local library. There was no final answers though if you look, ...
by 200hr Wonder
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Casual Custodian
Replies: 17
Views: 1851

Re: Casual Custodian

Ok so am I missing something here? It’s a job ad that says nothing about leading to a flying job. Sure it may be off the mark here, but HR for them tends to post all jobs here. Everyone just needs to relax. I see no dangled carrots or false promises. If your not interested in it, don’t apply.
by 200hr Wonder
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suggestions for EFB/cooler bag
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Suggestions for EFB/cooler bag

TravelPro is what my company provides and it is crap. I would not but any of it I had to lay down my own cash. Your lucky if it lasts 2 years. All my peaces are not awesome. There is better. I only use it cause it’s free.
by 200hr Wonder
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight centre behavior
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Flight centre behavior

A flight school made an error in customer service. It's not the worst mistake ever made in the history of flight training. I also didn't suggest that the original poster runaway, like perhaps if they wanted upfront payment for a big chunk of hours vs pay as you go. That being said, I still often ge...
by 200hr Wonder
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice PPL student off to MRU
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Advice PPL student off to MRU

Provided he is the type of student that will continue to fly regulatory and get his CPL hammered out MRU is a waste. A BA in basket weaving is good enough. If was in your student’s shoes and had the cash in hand. I’d be flying every moment and just the CPL signed off. With COVID maybe slow down a ta...
by 200hr Wonder
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight centre behavior
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Flight centre behavior

If your about to spend a significant amount of money, shop around. Go to each school in your area and have a chat. Then make a short list and do a fam flight with one perhaps two.

What they did was skip the shopping part and sales pitch and gone onto collecting money.
by 200hr Wonder
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash in Nelson BC
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Crash in Nelson BC

A Cessna 180 has ended up off airport in Nelson. Both occupants only have minor injuries. Appears to have gone through the fence at some point. Catastrophic gear issue?
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by 200hr Wonder
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Kidney stones in pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Re: Kidney stones in pilots

I had to have one surgically removed about 8 years ago, because hey I like big things and they could not do lithotripsy to break it up. My CAME, since retired, was excellent. Until you are diagnosed with some, don't worry about it. Drink lots of water. If you are unlucky enough to have one. You will...
by 200hr Wonder
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 22
Views: 2681

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

Or you know do the right thing and quarantine. You spend significant time in a a place that is not containing it well.
by 200hr Wonder
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1897

Re: Amputee PPL

I would start with talking to a CAME for a medical. Without one he can not hold a PPL. Obviously missing the leg will require some hoops to jump through however Transport Canada is usually reasonable about getting people in the air if they can. Once that has all be sorted and what would be required ...
by 200hr Wonder
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 19
Views: 1974

Re: Flying to YUL

If you can take a friend, who is at least useful in the cockpit with you, if not a pilot. They can help navigate the ground portion, tune your radios and allow you to keep your eyes out. Besides it is always more fun with a friend!

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