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by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

If you start comparing the shit life has thrown at you as a benchmark to decide whether or not someone has the right to call himself depressed or burned out, you're destroying everything you've tried to build up in other threads. Depression isn’t a charter right: it’s a diagnosis, and a serious med...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

For someone who has made a post about depression you don't seem to be very good at standing in someone else's shoes. You don't know the sacrifices people make to do the things they do. A small river will carve out a huge valley given enough time. Are you A) making fun of depression? Or B ) are depr...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 87
Views: 10690

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Remember everyone.

ITS ALL ABOUT YOU.
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

Struggling to see how taking multiple years to part-get a PPL meets the test for “burning out”, but look, if you don’t enjoy flying then you really are in the wrong career path. And I'm sorry, but using the word "burnt out" in relation to something like flight training disrespects that ve...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

for anyone who has burnt out during training, has your love of flying ever came back? Struggling to see how taking multiple years to part-get a PPL meets the test for “burning out”, but look, if you don’t enjoy flying then you really are in the wrong career path. And I'm sorry, but using the word &...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

They also never own you. No bonds. There is absolutely no need for the "paying your dues" in its current form. It happens because employers get away with it due to the ample supply of applicants. That's the only reason. Oh, they own you all right....no bond, but in other ways. It's harder...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

Lol, it might be part of the aviation deal, but it's definitely not required in all those areas you mentioned. I literally got invited to free karting races, caviar and champagne dinners and other exclusive activities by companies trying to get me to work for them. That was in my last year at unive...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

I don't get the complaining I always read about the early years in an aviation career. News Flash: Its NO DIFFERENT in any other high potential, professional level career, law, medicine, business, architecture, engineering. Look it up. It's called tuition. Does everyone expect to jump right from fl...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

I don't get the complaining I always read about the early years in an aviation career. News Flash: Its NO DIFFERENT in any other high potential, professional level career, law, medicine, business, architecture, engineering. Look it up. It's called tuition. Does everyone expect to jump right from fli...
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 54
Views: 1566

Re: Has anybody given up?

A few years ago I started with a goal of working for a big airline in a few years, I was in my mid 20's and didn't have to money to commit to flying so I just studied theory and saved up for the flying. 4 years later I've been flying as much as I can but due to weather and how busy schools have bee...
by rookiepilot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 142
Views: 7489

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

It is the failures of Politicians, the lies, the deceptions and the ulterior political motives that cause many to take an us or them approach. Masks come with various levels of efficiency and are but 1 of many tools to reduce / eradicate viral disease transmission. Many folks either want to blindly...
by rookiepilot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 5283

Re: Fired?

I guess half the westjet pilots on avcanada should be terminated as well then. It's sure easier to shoot off one's mouth in what one writes, when being such a coward as to not use your real name. I've learned that here, observing some of the adolescent bullying. A ton of spineless cowards. Have som...
by rookiepilot
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 5283

Re: Fired?

I guess half the westjet pilots on avcanada should be terminated as well then. It's sure easier to shoot off one's mouth in what one writes, when being such a coward as to not use your real name. I've learned that here, observing some of the adolescent bullying. A ton of spineless cowards. Have som...
by rookiepilot
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 142
Views: 7489

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

av8ts wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:26 am After reading this thread all I can say is WOW. Just WOW. I can’t believe how many pilot are out there in Qanon conspiracy theory tin hat land. I think this sign from a business says it all.
It does.

And please don't be a real loser who abuses minimum wage Tim's workers. Too much of this.
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 5283

Re: Fired?

digits_ wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:38 pm
teacher wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:01 pm Social media policies are VERY clear.

One may sympathize but one CANNOT slander or denigrate ones employer on risk of termination.
Is swoop the employer of a westjet pilot?

Is making a joke denigrating one's employer?
Yes.
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 5283

Re: Fired?

NO WJ fan, but it's risky to publically embarrass an employer........ Labour law is clear, too. Employees are culpable for social media posts.......... True, but the employees didn't embarrass their employer (WJ). They embarrassed a subsidiary company (Swoop) that is a competitor to their employer....
by rookiepilot
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 5283

Re: Fired?

NO WJ fan, but it's risky to publically embarrass an employer........

Labour law is clear, too. Employees are culpable for social media posts..........
by rookiepilot
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Critical Role of Situational Awareness in Accidents
Replies: 22
Views: 1247

Re: Critical Role of Situational Awareness in Accidents

30,000 hour pilot in this seaplane accident...seems like he just really, really didn't want to be stuck in Oshkosh...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o29C5QGp3LQ
by rookiepilot
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 56
Views: 3625

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

I said I was going to do some mountain flying with a young guy (I am not an instructor) but have boat loads of mountain time, IFR time but it was suggested that we old guys that are just sitting around leave it to the pilots that get paid and not poach there flying. Hmmmm. FWIW I think it's great y...
by rookiepilot
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down Hope BC ???
Replies: 56
Views: 3625

Re: 172 down Hope BC ???

The AOPA has some good material on safe flying in the mountains. (And all kinds of flying) They had a great online course I recall taking but I can't seem to bring it up. Might have been decommissioned. https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/online-learning/safety-spotlights/mountain-flying/flying...

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