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by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airplane stuck in the states
Replies: 78
Views: 3292

Re: Airplane stuck in the states

Um... I'm pretty sure that the quarantine exemption applies only to crew actually flying for an airline ; [/quote] I wasn’t sure, which is why I called and checked before I completed this exact task for a client. I was providing a service, contracted by the aircraft owner. Therefore flight crew, an...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airplane stuck in the states
Replies: 78
Views: 3292

Re: Airplane stuck in the states

If you don’t want to quarantine for two weeks when you come back find a furloughed commercial pilot you trust, and send them down there to grab it. Commercial pilots, truckers, and marine crew are exempt from the quarantine rules.
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: How to Become an Air Tanker Pilot?
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: How to Become an Air Tanker Pilot?

Floats! Lots and lots and LOTS of float time.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sun May 24, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 1894

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

Laid off, found a temp flying contract, fingers crossed for a return to my previous job in the fall!
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

New contract that just got ratified at Wasaya has rotation for all captain positions at all bases except for Dash in YQT. FO’s on the dash and hawker in YPL also have rotation. Free company travel within the Wasaya network. Jump seat agreements with AC, WJ, Porter, Bearskin, Perimeter, and a bunch m...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Wasaya airways
Replies: 1
Views: 1748

Re: Wasaya airways

Sent you a pm :)
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2490

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

I know in some areas where there's a few freelance instructors to choose from, the guys charge $35-50/ hour. I'm the only one within a couple hundred kilometres, so I charge $60, but that's what my free time is worth to me. I charge that rate for everything, but some instructors charge more for adva...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin
Replies: 37
Views: 6996

Re: Keewatin

I’m making the same as their king air captains as a year one Navajo driver in NWO, and I know other companies around here paying more than mine. That’s pretty brutal. :?
by LifeAt90Kts
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: deleted
Replies: 1
Views: 720

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by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Diamond to increase production
Replies: 11
Views: 1454

Re: Diamond to increase production

My biggest issue with the Da-40 was for an airplane built in Canada, the cabin heat was so weak that it made the airplane unbearably uncomfortable when the OAT dipped below -10. Because of the giant bubble canopy and two breathing people inside you had to have the defrost running constantly or your ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do I need a recommendation for INRAT exam?
Replies: 2
Views: 445

Re: Do I need a recommendation for INRAR exam?

If you meant INRAT, then no recommend needed.
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harv's Air
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Harv's Air

Which base was he at? I’m not saying it didn’t happen the way he’s recounting, I’d just be very surprised. I was one of those MIFR instructors in the not too distant past and neither I nor any of the other fine folks teaching IFR there would’ve thrown someone into a sim FT on day one. The syllabus i...
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ramp Wait Times
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

Re: Ramp Wait Times

Try the smaller operators. It blows my mind that companies up in Yellowknife are still expecting pilots to huck bags for 2 years before touching an aircraft. I know lots of survey operators are hiring right now, and I don't think you'd have to do ramp for that (minus managing your own aircraft). At ...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Day as a flight instructor
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: First Day as a flight instructor

My very first day and my very first student had a French PPL and was at my school to train for a CPL. Everything was going fairly well until we were on final, and a little high and fast. I say "So, does it look like we're in a good position?" And he just pitches for the sky and starts hammering on b...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 33187

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Herc's on the way. Fingers and toes crossed for a positive outcome 🤞🏻
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sharper Edge ATPL
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Sharper Edge ATPL

Don't do it. Absolute waste of money. So many gaps. Aerocourse / AIM, passed both first try.
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Flight Instructor Kenora (CYQK)
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: Freelance Flight Instructor Kenora (CYQK)

Sent you a private message!
by LifeAt90Kts
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Email vs in person
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: Email vs in person

Unless it explicitly says “email only” or “no walk ins” I would think it would be better to go and put a face to your credentials. I did a road trip in northwestern Ontario 2 years ago, before this shortage, and I had a pretty warm welcome at 90% of the places I went to. The other 10% were not so fr...
by LifeAt90Kts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: New Booklet. Incorrect Medical.

Happened to me! I just carried my old booklet with my current medical in it alongside my current booklet until I went for my next medical. I did a flight test and got a new job in the meantime and none of the examiners or employers got bent out of shape about it.
by LifeAt90Kts
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16912

Re: Where is this so called shortage

I agree that pilots should be paid to be pilots, however, after having a couple of 200 hour wonders sit in my right seat over the last year (and having an instructing background) I gotta tell ya... The first 30-50 hours with a newbie are just like doing CPL instruction. Their multi theory is weak, t...
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

How far out of date are you? As in when was the last time you flew IFR?
by LifeAt90Kts
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)
Replies: 7
Views: 1287

Re: "VALID" Group 1 IFR rating ( inlusive of the IPC - instrument proficiency check)

A PPC does reset your clock, which is why you don’t see airline pilots kicking around in the redbird at your local flying school every few years doing an IPC. The biggest reason why an employer wants you to have a valid and current IFR rating prior to employing you is pretty simple. They want to spe...
by LifeAt90Kts
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How are those PA-31 Cowls
Replies: 11
Views: 1735

Re: How are those PA-31 Cowls

Not the greatest picture (and no I wasn’t flying) but our cowl bolts are all painted red, so it’s very obvious when one is out of place. I check the security of the cowling on every walk around, I haven’t found one out of place yet (fingers crossed). As for the nose baggage door as pilotDAR mentione...

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