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by Kaykay
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 2346

Re: Flight Instructor Rating

The point I am making is that there's no point doing an instructor rating unless you have a job at an FTU lined up. I don't know how I can make it more clearly. Let me give it one more go. Photofly, maybe your advice works where you are, but where I have taught, there’s no such thing as lining up a...
by Kaykay
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 2346

Re: Flight Instructor Rating

What are you going to do after you get the rating? As a Class IV instructor, you're pretty much useless: you can't do anything on your own, you have to be supervised by and work for a Flight Training Unit. Is that your plan? You don't have to discuss it here, but you should know what it is. Dude.. ...
by Kaykay
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2620

Re: Should have asked for the option...

My experience has been different than yours I suppose. I don’t entirely agree, but I do understand where you’re coming from. Agree to disagree as they say.
by Kaykay
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2620

Re: Should have asked for the option...

Might be time for a chat with your PI if that’s the culture where you are. Unless you’re exaggerating. The FTUs I’ve been at in the past, we always had really productive relationships with TC.

You didn’t pick a fight you shouldn’t have did you? :wink:
by Kaykay
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2620

Re: Should have asked for the option...

Depends what unit it is, but I can think of a few where it most certainly would be. I know what you’re getting at regarding CADORS and flight schools. But FTUs are also judged by what they instill in their students. Teaching students to think of ATC as the big bad CADORS issuing boogeyman and teachi...
by Kaykay
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2620

Re: Should have asked for the option...

@photofly Yes, and long enough to know that if you aren’t the pic in that situation, you don’t decide what sort of communication is necessary. The pan pan I made reference to is for the situation of the popped open door in flight. Sometimes that’s a big deal to people. A CADORS is likely in the op s...
by Kaykay
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2620

Re: Should have asked for the option...

If you really want to incur the wrath of an ATCO, make them fill out paperwork. Especially needless paperwork. A pan pan call would do it, for sure. That’s a dangerous assertion. Useless and garbage remarks like this are why some people, especially students or inexperienced pilots are afraid to dec...
by Kaykay
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 7734

Re: Has anybody given up?

1. Is my experience common? (Falling out of love during training) 2. Is my outlook accurate? (are WAWCON getting worse? Are there no low level jobs for the next 5-6 years?) 3. How many CPL's never get a flying job? I can only offer you my opinion based on my own experience but... What you will want...
by Kaykay
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cargo TA
Replies: 492
Views: 64652

Re: Cargo TA

Usually (at crew's discretion), no headset above 10 000' in good radio reception areas. There is no hot mic intercom in the 767s (as far as I have seen). You can use pretty much whatever you want. If you have over-ears headset, you usually have one ear out on your partner's side for cockpit communi...
by Kaykay
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight school and instructor job status
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Flight school and instructor job status

Hi, I'm planning to start my flight training next year to pursue my dream which is to be a professional pilot. I saw many threads here saying the airline pilot job market is almost frozen because of COVID19. On the other hand, there are some threads saying that flight schools in Canada are relative...
by Kaykay
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada ATPL convert to USA FAA ATP License
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: Canada ATPL convert to USA FAA ATP License

Hey there, I am interested in converting my license too, I have both the SAMRA and SARON complete, but not the hours for the license. Would I have to submit my ATPL before I am able to write the conversion exam. I have called multiple people and talked face to face with others, they all tell me to ...
by Kaykay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Live RVR
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Live RVR

av8ts wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:21 am This is what I now get when I click on a link there. This is YYZ. Maybe it’s no longer IPhone compatible
The format of the website recently changed. But the information is still there.
by Kaykay
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Lesson Plans
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: Lesson Plans

Does anyone have any templates (individual or whole) for the instructor rating? I'm not sure what all is required of a candidate to have prepared. Pre-flight brief plans, air lesson plans, post flight, etc. A template for 1 lesson start to finish would be greatly appreciated. All of this is covered...
by Kaykay
Sun May 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Updated Purchase Price at $5 per share
Replies: 1472
Views: 166160

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

The only thing for certain is that it’s a messy situation.
by Kaykay
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting an aviation headset to work on a MacBook
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Getting an aviation headset to work on a MacBook

I'm trying to figure out a way to get both the microphone and the earphones to work on a MacBook. I have found a DIY way of getting the earphones to work but not the microphone. Does anyone have any idea on a workaround? There are some boxes you can buy that are over $100 USD that I have looked at,...
by Kaykay
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 63406

Re: One List

flashheart wrote: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:47 pm Oh yes Im sure the public is DYING to be crammed into a Swoop high density 737 after an epidemic
+1

Would almost rather dish out the cash for a business class ticket or just not go anywhere at all. No thank you on that middle seat.
by Kaykay
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YUL Base
Replies: 27
Views: 7525

Re: YUL Base

I’ve flown lots in Quebec over the last 15 years to many places there. I’ve always managed to get by with pretty much zero French. I never thought about google translate. They usually have English menus at most restaurants if you ask. The issue presents itself more if you relocate. Not so much if i...
by Kaykay
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YUL Base
Replies: 27
Views: 7525

Re: YUL Base

Thats pretty sad... 2 official languages in Canada you should at least be able to get by in your second one. Holding google translate up to the menu like you are in china or something is ridiculous in your own country The majority of Canadians don’t care about knowing French, it’s a dying language ...
by Kaykay
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting out your privately registered aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 1999

Re: Renting out your privately registered aircraft

Being the name insured, I believe that I will also be able to rent out to those with a PPL or higher (likely those with a PPL building time towards their CPL will be interested) as long as I'm onboard. My idea is to just come along for the ride and get good at using foreflight, radio proficiency, a...
by Kaykay
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YUL Base
Replies: 27
Views: 7525

Re: YUL Base

Correct. Which is also not what I was saying. I said French is useful in a YUL base because of daily life. It doesn’t have any bearing on being awarded the base; that’s seniority only. I've heard Montreal is way more English compared to a place like Quebec City. So there's that too. But for sure it...

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