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by 7ECA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Montair or Langley Flying School?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Montair or Langley Flying School?

One school welcomes local students, the other wants nothing to do with local students - that should be the determining factor for you.
by 7ECA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:12 pm
I think it moved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knu1lT2DSb4

You're welcome.
by 7ECA
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PFC or Glacier Air
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: PFC or Glacier Air

Complete bs regarding pac rim they are booked all day a month out. :lol: In all fairness, if you work for Pac Rim you want it to seem like you're busy - I get that. Reality is a heck of a lot different. Take today for example, ten in the morning and all the airplanes are still in the hangar(s). Boo...
by 7ECA
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Acadia College
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Acadia College

For those wondering who the heck Acadia College, of Langley and Surrey, BC is...

It's a rebranded AAA Aviation.

And who said FTUs in the Lower Mainland weren't entertaining? :rolleyes:
by 7ECA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?
Replies: 17
Views: 814

Re: Will a bad written exam mark affect my career?

It's not something that will ever come up - unless you bring it up.

Most likely you will only be asked, do you qualify for this job? As in, do you hold a CPL and applicable ratings - yes/no?
by 7ECA
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1609

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

Not to worry, your company - like any respectable operation, will have a non-punitive SMS policy in place. So if you screw up, it's not a big deal - like the bosses son in law bending some tin, no problem...

You on the other hand, SOL. :lol:
by 7ECA
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Does it matter where I get my Instructor's rating from?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Does it matter where I get my Instructor's rating from?

Like most training, no one cares as long as you end up a competent pilot.

Having said that, it makes the most sense to complete your rating at a school you want to work at. Schools need instructors, and if you aren't a mouth breathing imbecile, they'll want to hire you.
by 7ECA
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PFC or Glacier Air
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: PFC or Glacier Air

PFC is geared primarily towards the BCIT program, whereas off the street or local students can feel neglected. Going to a "smaller" school doesn't necessarily mean you'll get more tailored training, either. Pac Rim is an odd school, rarely busy (aeroplanes sitting) but they always talk about how bus...
by 7ECA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 89
Views: 11892

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

Assuming the intent was to reduce prop RPM after takeoff, why would you be pulling the prop levers all the way back into feather?

Seems like just another odd theory.
by 7ECA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F bomb on hot mic
Replies: 17
Views: 3870

Re: F bomb on hot mic

Sure it wasn't just a Boston fan?
by 7ECA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 5473

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Or do I hold my breath and risk my professional liability? These regulations protect TC and your employer, they do nothing to protect YOU the pilot. Even Ross knew not to inhale. :rolleyes: Very good, as has always been the way. Protect the employer and the regulator, all the while making the prole...
by 7ECA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Montair Aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Re: Montair Aviation

Who is running the show now? I'm guessing Big A is long since retired? Big A had the rug pulled out from under him back in the down and dirty early days of the "new" operation. Lots of palace intrigue back in those days, sort of a early days of the Soviet Union-esque tragic comedy... Foreign owners...
by 7ECA
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do i need to clear Customs?
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Do i need to clear Customs?

The VTA has shown the route between Cherry Point and East Point for years. It has, but the Whiterock route is still shown in the CFS for some reason. Odd, because you can't get it. Not to worry, with the big NavCan YVR et el airspace study that's commencing soon, it'll all get cleared up. And proba...
by 7ECA
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do i need to clear Customs?
Replies: 15
Views: 915

Re: Do i need to clear Customs?

Also, no need to check for TFRs if just flying in Victoria terminal airspace over the USA. If there are any restrictions, it will be NOTAMed. That is really interesting. You would hope so but not knowing myself, I would be wary of assuming. Being that it's Canadian airspace, any restrictions would ...
by 7ECA
Wed May 29, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jump Pilot or Aerial Photo Pilot?
Replies: 14
Views: 1093

Re: Jump Pilot or Aerial Photo Pilot?

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

You've got a flying job now - do you enjoy the job? Is there any appreciable reason why you'd want to quit? Is there some glaring issue being able to live at home, etc...?
by 7ECA
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Harbour Air
Replies: 25
Views: 5884

Re: Harbour Air

They only hire internally for the Twotter FO jobs. How many years are you willing to work the dock? :lol: Having said that, based on all the ads they post for Beaver and Otter floggers their hurting for pilots - isn't bringing the minimums down much - and probably aren't moving the pay scales either.
by 7ECA
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent
Replies: 18
Views: 1954

Re: Unusual Reason for an Emergency Descent

Usually a good idea to give as much information as possible, when posting CADORS (but then again, pelly is looking to start a thoughtful discussion...). CADORS number: 2017P2220 Occurrence Date: 2017-11-17 Occurrence Time: 0314 Z After dark in November, makes it a bit more stressful - having said th...
by 7ECA
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Shepherd
Replies: 0
Views: 503

The Shepherd

It's that time of year again, time for us to continue the tradition from 1979 onwards of hearing Al Maitland read Frederick Forsyth's story of the lost RAF pilot. Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-shepherd-edition-2017-1.4455219/fireside-al-mai...
by 7ECA
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 6316

Re: Are we entering another recession?

See, I've never really understood that. What does it matter that the value of your house goes up or down 50%? You are living in there. Your mortgage payments are not affected by the changing value of your house. So how does it affect your lifestyle? It may feel sucky and sour to pay off a 500k mort...
by 7ECA
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 7029

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

I've become less and less satisfied with this Trudeau as time goes by, but his statement on the Chinese detention of (at the time) two Canadians was inline with what most would call a diplomatic tone. Now, he could have instead launched a full broadside at Xi Jinping calling him "little rocket man" ...
by 7ECA
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 6316

Re: Are we entering another recession?

Falling house prices might not necessarily be a bad thing in over heated markets like the GTA and Vancouver. Not for the folks who've bought in and are mortgaged to the teeth, they're f'd. For the people who've had a home for years and are either nearly paid off or mortgage free, a decline in value...
by 7ECA
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 6316

Re: Are we entering another recession?

Shhhh! But the price of oil is just about to skyrocket and help Alberta throw off the shackles of confederation! :lol:
by 7ECA
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ
Replies: 44
Views: 5352

Re: Hangar Tax Assessments CYYJ

While that sounds like progress, I hate to say it but BC Assessment will just turn around a crank your assessments up again in the next year or so. This is a completely unaccountable agency, that cannot - I repeat, cannot justify in any way the methods they use to assess property or building values.
by 7ECA
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Quebec ready to support Bombardier
Replies: 34
Views: 2376

Re: Quebec ready to support Bombardier

Alberta's current financial woes in relation to the oil sands have been decades in the making. The industry has always been boom and bust, and yet no one seems to remember that when the good times are rolling - except the busts have been getting bigger and longer... Here's an article that'll annoy t...
by 7ECA
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 15755

Re: Where is this so called shortage

C.W.E. wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:23 pm
How many occupations can you list where the entry requirements are basically knowing how to read and write and getting enough money to pay for the license except flying as a career?
Arguably that would be each and every career/job around.

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