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by Blackdog0301
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1905

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

I think I touch my mask every 2 minutes to keep adjusting the damn thing Mines always half pulled down so I can actually breathe. When I deadhead now I have a coffee with me and some snacks to nibble on so I don't have to wear the mask the whole time. Exactly what I’ve done too. Just keep a drink i...
by Blackdog0301
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do ATPL Exams Written = IATRA?
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Do ATPL Exams Written = IATRA?

Well how ‘bout that! I learned something today! Although slightly embarrassed because I really should have known already!

Thanks gents!
by Blackdog0301
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Do ATPL Exams Written = IATRA?
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: Do ATPL Exams Written = IATRA?

For anyone who has over 750 hours (375 hours until November 31, 2020) and will be doing a multi-engine PPC, it makes sense to write the SARON and SAMRA as opposed to the IATRA since their PPC will effectively lock in their exams for life. It does take about 2-3 times more studying to get it done bu...
by Blackdog0301
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Written Exam Exemption
Replies: 6
Views: 903

Re: Written Exam Exemption

Just think about it... the instrument rating is arguably the most difficult rating to achievement, and perhaps the most Valuable. If not taught correctly, it’ll result in an accident very quickly. You really think TC would allow someone to apply for an instrument rating without having been tested on...
by Blackdog0301
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do your job!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2670

Re: Do your job!!

You joined the forums just so you could post this? :rolleyes:
by Blackdog0301
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 124
Views: 100511

Re: ATPL Application process tips

CPT.HarshColdReality wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:31 pm
Tough times to have an ATPL my man!
In general, yes. In my case, no. Some of us have the benefit of having a job that isn’t affected as much as other operators by these tough times. #703FTW
by Blackdog0301
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 124
Views: 100511

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Update: my application got processed earlier this week. Still waiting for the sticker though. They told me 30-40 days when I first submitted everything, it turned out to be almost exactly 40 days.
by Blackdog0301
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 124
Views: 100511

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Sent mine in the first week of March into the Winnipeg office. Haven't heard a thing.
by Blackdog0301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Non-essential border crossing banned
Replies: 11
Views: 1659

Re: Non-essential border crossing banned

Basically anything that’s not recreation or tourism.
by Blackdog0301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What next?
Replies: 19
Views: 4346

Re: What next?

I was on EI about 8 years ago before I became a pilot. I don't remember every detail about how it went, but I do remember having to keep a log of all the jobs I applied for, and all the efforts I was making in finding work. This link describes what responsibilities a person who is applying for a cla...
by Blackdog0301
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What next?
Replies: 19
Views: 4346

Re: What next?

You can't just live off of EI until this blows over. If you are going to claim EI, you have to be actively looking for jobs during that time as well, and the government is going to ask to see proof that you are actively applying for work. That means applying to jobs that you may not necessarily like...
by Blackdog0301
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What next?
Replies: 19
Views: 4346

Re: What next?

If you already live near to the Skydiving gig, that’s probably what I’d do. If you have to relocate for it, I wouldn’t chance it. No job is safe right now. It would be costly to move to a different location, and then find out you’re getting laid off there too.
by Blackdog0301
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445914

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

NG737 wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:21 am
Hey guys and gals
Not sure if I am in the correct thread, have an interview with AC next week...
Doubt it
by Blackdog0301
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 24
Views: 2205

Re: TC medical fee

For anyone wondering about the time it's taking for medicals to get processed, they are incredibly behind on processing them. I did my medical in September, and only had the invoice emailed to me, and my account updated in mid-February. So 5 months in my case. I called the TC Aviation Medicine peopl...
by Blackdog0301
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 41
Views: 5898

Re: Skylink Planes

Yes, there's plenty of margin for error. And yes, it's almost always done in controlled airspace. But ATC isn't going to wait until you're right on the edge of your protected area before querying the crew. I've been queried by ATC several times regarding our track despite being only a mile or two of...
by Blackdog0301
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 41
Views: 5898

Re: Skylink Planes

Who told you they don’t have GPS? Of course they have. A fancy trimble! Now, if you ask about tents, covers, heaters or uniform allowance, then the answer is no. I've flown that bird with the Trimble. The fact it has a Trimble isn't the most idiotic thing about it. It's where it's located. Can anyo...
by Blackdog0301
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 14146

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: 14146

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: 14146

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: 14146

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: 14146

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: 14146

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: 486

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: 1000

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...

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