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by shimmydampner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3065

Re: Metroliner

Absolutely don't be Air France guy! That would be fatally embarrassing.
Also don't be AVAir 3378 guy. That guy could hand fly a Metro, right up until he crashed one to death.
by shimmydampner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 81
Views: 10258

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

Considering that pilots with 10000hrs of float time have crashed on lakes with fatal consequences, I don't think time on floats in this case is relevant. The Poor design of the aircraft that prevented egress is the problem and directly caused the deaths of 3 people. Certainly the aircraft design is...
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 81
Views: 10258

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

porcsord wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 pm
For a first job?

I mean, she had 5 times the total time legally required, and 4 times the float time legally required.
32 hours floats at the time of the accident. That's a challenging corner of the country to be flying floats in with so little experience.
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3065

Re: Metroliner

Oh good, we are in agreement.
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3065

Re: Metroliner

Great. I never said they did. This is exactly my point. I don't think they care much one way or another.
by shimmydampner
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3065

Re: Metroliner

Admittedly I know nothing about metros but hyperbole aside, I agree with your point. However, the reality today does not really reflect that. These days by 1000 hours or sooner, pilots are going into highly automated heavy 705 turboprops or even jets going from 10000 foot runway to a precision appro...
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3065

Re: Metroliner

]Are you honestly claiming that low time pilots need *more* automation experience? Their manual flying skills have barely been developed yet manually flying a metro doesn’t benefit them as much as operating an autopilot? i admit I am surprised... I wouldn't say I'm claiming that, no. I am however, ...
by shimmydampner
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3065

Re: Metroliner

The real question is: do you have a choice? PC12 I'll be the contrarian here and say Pc12. I don't think anyone really cares very much how much right seat multi turbine vs right seat single turbine time you have. However, they might be interested to see that you have some experience dealing with au...
by shimmydampner
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 28
Views: 1393

Re: Midlife Career Change

If that's true, what a bunch of horse shit. So a guy with a PPL and no intention of pursuing a CPL could do it, but if you're pursuing a CPL you can't because THEN those hours have intrinsic value in and of themselves? Horse feathers. I have doubts about that whole story, but if it were true it soun...
by shimmydampner
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 28
Views: 1393

Re: Midlife Career Change

#1: In my opinion, yes. #2: In my opinion, yes. #3: In my opinion, probably not worth the cost/benefit, but could be fun regardless. #4: Plan to be away all summer. #5: If all you are planning is seasonal float flying in NWO, I think you'd be hard pressed to ever make $65k in a season, although it's...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1881

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

This is why I laugh at everyone who says "we're lucky" to have an up north. I couldn't agree more. I get a great deal of self satisfaction out of laughing at people who have different priorities and who enjoy a different lifestyle than I do. I can't understand why people might be interested in the ...
by shimmydampner
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 350
Views: 89284

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

European bases haven't been finalized yet but it looks like the usual suspects from years past (Belfast, Aberdeen, various UK, Amsterdam and Poland/Czech Republic), except for Dublin won't be a base due to possible Brexit issues. Curious that Belfast and other UK bases are unaffected by Brexit but ...
by shimmydampner
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 2997

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

goingnowherefast wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:54 pm
I suppose they could just put most of the stretch behind the main gear, stick the extra wheel on the tail and call it a Dash 8 tail dragger.
:wink: Just what all those 2000 hour captains need. It'll be a goddam ground loop apocalypse.
by shimmydampner
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 309
Views: 17384

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I keep hearing people say this but realistically what percent of FO's started at 250 hours? My guess is 1% of 1% Not at AC but 250 hour FOs are ending up in the right seat of 705 turboprops and jets more often than you might think. It's not great. Kinda like running a daycare for teenage aerosexual...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3752

Re: Operating different machines.

Rookie, why do so many people here think I am anti education just because it is my opinion flying for a living is not exactly up there with brain surgery? Well Chuck, there you go again being disingenuous. You did not originally say flying is not exactly up there with brain surgery. You did however...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3752

Re: Operating different machines.

Hmmm. Reading this thread. My brother drives heavy double trailers down the 401, day and night. Always jammed with traffic. Always idiots, construction zones, blizzard conditions at times. I'm hearing comments this is supposed to be easy. From talking to him, I think not. To me that seems more stre...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3752

Re: Operating different machines.

If being a pilot is so difficult and takes so much intelligence to perform the task why is there no education requirements to become a pilot? The only requirement is having enough money to get the licenses. Once again, you're being extremely disingenuous. There are most certainly education requirem...
by shimmydampner
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 309
Views: 17384

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Oh come on perimeter in no way pays better than Jazz. First year is still sub 30K. And for most people it's not like you can live at home vs with jazz. I don't think they even pay for relocation. Does Jazz pay for relocation? You sure have it all figured out for a guy who doesn't even have a CPL ye...
by shimmydampner
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 99
Views: 3752

Re: Operating different machines.

If you believe that you are in the wrong profession. Being a pilot is not difficult at all. You need to apply yourself but difficult it's not. I made my living for over 50 years as one and yes sometimes a pain in the ass and the odd challenge but difficult certainly not. Thank you valleyboy for put...
by shimmydampner
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 22
Views: 5509

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

I suppose poor spelling, punctuation and grammar are fine though. :roll:
by shimmydampner
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why Bombardier failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1571

Re: Why Bombardier failed

Whoa whoa whoa..... Am I to understand that an aviation company struggled/failed because of incompetent management? I've never heard of such a phenomenon!
by shimmydampner
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any professional pilots living in Kamloops here?
Replies: 10
Views: 3097

Re: Any professional pilots living in Kamloops here?

Canuckgame wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:13 pm
2- are there Bush pilot jobs where you can commute between work and home every couple of weeks or so? Are there rotations of say 3 weeks on one week off for example?
Kenn Borek Air. All the bush flying adventure you could possibly want.
by shimmydampner
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4425

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

C-GGGQ wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:41 pm
No one cares what your gender is.
Couldn't agree more. So why are all you fucking nerds still squabbling about it? Who gives a shit about Air Canada's re-wording their cabin announcements to a neutral version? This hardly seems like the hill to die on for either side.
by shimmydampner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 2361

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

Just because it's a good idea to explain the "why" of good airmanship doesn't mean we should throw the baby out with the bath water. Airmanship is still a very real, very valuable concept. Given the choice between two technically not incorrect courses of action, good airmanship will choose the one t...
by shimmydampner
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 53
Views: 4696

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

You should give up on flying. Become an Instagram "influencer."

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