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by Blackdog0301
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11070

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

I disagree. No 600 hour pilot should be left seat in a multi engined high performance turboprop. I'm willing to bet that if this is the case that they are splitting the duties with a more qualified captain for a couple hundred hours before being cut loose.
by Blackdog0301
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11070

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

bring me the horizon wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:15 pm
Someone should tell OP that Carson just upgraded a 600 hr FO on the metro. And the race to the bottom draws near.
If that’s total time, that’s just outright dangerous.
by Blackdog0301
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11070

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

We can agree to disagree. But I think the fact that operators haven’t lowered their minimums more than they already have tells the story.
by Blackdog0301
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11070

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

For the record, I was referencing SOME 1500 hour pilots, not all. Pilots with this amount of time should be able to slide in seamlessly into pretty much any flying role with the right training. But from what I’ve seen, I still see some guys with this amount of time flying like they are sub-500 hour...
by Blackdog0301
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11070

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

For the record, I was referencing SOME 1500 hour pilots, not all. Pilots with this amount of time should be able to slide in seamlessly into pretty much any flying role with the right training. But from what I’ve seen, I still see some guys with this amount of time flying like they are sub-500 hour ...
by Blackdog0301
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11070

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

I have a similar experience as FOD vacuum. I work for a company that prefers to hire 1500 hourish pilots for a 1900 FO position. And let me tell you, some of these FOs that have this amount of time (usually all instructing) STILL need to be babied with every aspect of their flying. I swear sometimes...
by Blackdog0301
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Minimun takeoff visibility: SID vs CAP departure procedure
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Minimun takeoff visibility: SID vs CAP departure procedure

Or if an aircraft is unable to maintain the required 280ft/nm climb gradient in the SID, I suppose the SPEC VIS departure could be an alternative.
by Blackdog0301
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CPL written and harvs ground school desperate help
Replies: 10
Views: 816

Re: CPL written and harvs ground school desperate help

I can tell you from experience that Harv’s will not issue a written exam recommendation for someone who’s name Is not on the account. As well, they require a certain percentage on the practice exams before giving a recommend. So this will not work. Might be best to put your ground school on hold for...
by Blackdog0301
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express (reserve pilots?)
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Skylink Express (reserve pilots?)

Most of the time you are either scheduled to fly, or placed on reserve if you are not flying. But there are no reserve - only pilots.
by Blackdog0301
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink (YHM 16 hour days?)
Replies: 20
Views: 2548

Re: Skylink (YHM 16 hour days?)

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by Blackdog0301
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should I find a new instructor, or is this a normal first few lessons?
Replies: 20
Views: 2479

Re: Should I find a new instructor, or is this a normal first few lessons?

I would ask to speak with the Chief Flight Instructor and see if this is normal practice. Seems a tad off with how they’re conducting the training. You should be doing pretty much all of the work by now except landing and some more challenging takeoffs. When I instructed, I would allow a new student...
by Blackdog0301
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 52
Views: 15806

Re: Skylink Express

Someone sounds butthurt that they didn’t get a job
by Blackdog0301
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Letter of Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Letter of Recommendation

Actually I honestly can’t remmeber if you have to start again after failing the partial again. But still... you wait longer. Take the advice of your instructor. They know better than you
by Blackdog0301
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Letter of Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: Letter of Recommendation

Here’s the harsh reality... you got recommended for an exam, and you failed. Why should an instructor recommend you to write the exam again when nothing has been done to improve? Clearly you don’t have the knowledge to pass. (Otherwise you would’ve passed). The only way you’ll get that knowledge is ...
by Blackdog0301
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transat or Sunwing ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4945

Re: Transat or Sunwing ?

Don't know if it's true or not, but I've heard that unless you're French, the Transat guys treat you like garbage...

Go Sunwing
by Blackdog0301
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career Paths
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Career Paths

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by Blackdog0301
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50FT Obstacle landing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: 50FT Obstacle landing.

height ASL (which was roughly 50AGL) that I wanted them to cross the threshold at I'm not sure it's a good idea to be looking at your altimeter on short final, and it probably isn't going to be accurate enough anyway. Well yes, but simply imaging a 50ft obstacle that isn’t there isn’t easy for a ne...
by Blackdog0301
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 50FT Obstacle landing.
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: 50FT Obstacle landing.

Back when I was instructing, I’d usually give them a height ASL (which was roughly 50AGL) that I wanted them to cross the threshold at. If they were right bang on their altitude, I couldn’t really tell them they were off, but I did point out the fact that they probably scratched some paint on the be...
by Blackdog0301
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Multi-IFR license question
Replies: 21
Views: 1581

Re: Multi-IFR license question

If you went and did your group 3, and then decided to upgrade to a group 1, the the IFR portion should be nothing but a review. Remember, however, that you will have the added challenge of flying at least one approach and landing with a “failed” engine.
by Blackdog0301
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: GFA and icing
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: GFA and icing

I would probably go fly if I had a similar GFA to this. However, I wouldn’t fly at 3500. Why? Because the cloud bases are as low as 3000. Your friend is right that as long as you stay out of cloud, you won’t pick up icing. But you can’t always see cloud at night. You won’t know it’s there until you’...

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