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by Broker
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot outlook 2020-2039
Replies: 14
Views: 2046

Re: Pilot outlook 2020-2039

Join the Airforce. Best training available and you can be a civilian pilot after your tour when aviation is going all out again. The need and desire to travel has not ended. It is just temporarily suspended.
by Broker
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9404

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

It really speaks volumes about management. Banks should be the last to let people go. Especially being their CEO had the commercials about "We're here to help" early in the pandemic.
by Broker
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9404

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

CIBC just let a pilot and mechanic go.
by Broker
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Potash Corp flight department shutdown ???
Replies: 10
Views: 5131

Re: Potash Corp flight department shutdown ???

When companies merge, someone is going to become redundant to the company requirements. The G550 is Agrium's who now owns Potash.
by Broker
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What's the deal with Kilmer and Onex?
Replies: 10
Views: 5482

Re: What's the deal with Kilmer and Onex?

Both high end operators with good salaries and benefits. The requirements are easily met with the current pilot supply. They are looking for the right fit for the department and can be choosy. Why US? I guess their corporate structure is suited to it.
by Broker
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What is your TOSA today?
Replies: 11
Views: 5597

Re: What is your TOSA today?

JohnnyHotRocks wrote: Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:24 pm What I am getting at is, in absence of APG or similarly runway analysis, in an area with terrain above 1500', what would you do?
Where would you look to find a safe acceleration altitude?
A sector safe altitude, MEA or a hold at which to either shuttle or execute an emergency approach off.
by Broker
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 2387

Re: Numbers

I took the OP to be a comment on the manufacturing effort of the time, not the complexity of passenger aircraft or comparing Spitfire to a 737. Yes, necessity is the mother of invention and yes, all participants of that war stepped up in development and manufacturing. Everything else was cast aside ...
by Broker
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 16642

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

A big problem with management companies is the fact that they CHARGE the aircraft owner a great deal more in salaries than they actual pay the pilots. I would be willing to bet that most owners think the pilots are making a good salary, because they are paying a good salary...it just doesn't get pa...
by Broker
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 16642

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

I agree with Jet Jockey's comments. As far as just using any sim in the same category just to qualify for night landings is bogus as far as I am concerned. Transport should not allow that. Same category airplanes can have very different landing characteristics which absolutely wouldn't increase cur...
by Broker
Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Daily Rate For A Small Turbo-Prop
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Re: Daily Rate For A Small Turbo-Prop

Why differentiate? If you are required to be on standby, you can't work elsewhere. That means full fare in my books.
by Broker
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 16642

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

"I would not put all the blame on BBD. The new idiots at TC are causing a lot of problems for both the operators and the training centres. In our case because we have so much material to cover because of the way our training manual was approved by TC that a lot of the sim time is basically jus...
by Broker
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 16642

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

Jet Jockey wrote:I go twice a year for training on the Global.
Same program every time or do they split the required training so that it is more positive. Very unimpressed with the last few years at BBD YUL.
by Broker
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Jumping from airline to corporate?
Replies: 47
Views: 16642

Re: Jumping from airline to corporate?

I wouldn't jump from airline to corporate unless it is for one of the top owners (not management companies). Airline provides travel benefits and usually some form of pension. And in todays market it is a race to the bottom. Even Execaire which has always been the elite of management companies, is ...
by Broker
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional
Replies: 37
Views: 15521

Re: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional

DGuy wrote:Is there an upper age-limit of hiring experienced pilots at Skyregional? Oldest pilot hired at Skyregional?
Retired mainline guys.
by Broker
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional
Replies: 37
Views: 15521

Re: Pros and Cons of working at Sky Regional

You are very fortunate Jet Jockey but having had 3 great jobs vanish over my 35 year corporate career and having to fill gaps with substandard jobs, in retrospect, I would take the job at AC. Corporate is still subject to the whims of upper management, new management personnel, economies of the asso...
by Broker
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TV Series Following EasyJet's 250hr Jet Pilots!
Replies: 13
Views: 5940

Re: New TV Series Following EasyJet's 250hr Jet Pilots!

The race to the bottom has accelerated.
by Broker
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Risky or cleaver?
Replies: 12
Views: 2663

Re: Risky or cleaver?

The 2 biggest issues with this type of weather are wind limits and visibility in heavy rain. I've flown in the edges of several Typhoons over the years - no different than flying in regular tropical weather conditions. Same. Every storm is different, some more favourable to flight operations than o...
by Broker
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YVR Flow
Replies: 40
Views: 4094

Re: YVR Flow

7ECA wrote:"Due to staff shortages and limited system capacity..." on each and every sunny day. Haha...
That normally means Union negotiations are under way or about to commence.
by Broker
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pathetic Pearson Airport
Replies: 86
Views: 13428

Re: Pathetic Pearson Airport

The high speed walkway in YYZ is very high maintenance. Normally, they shut them all down late evening for maintenance. Not the best idea but that is what happens. If pax can't walk, they can always request assistance in the form of wheelchairs and/or golf cart. If you arrive late, expect to walk.

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