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by opera
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Reading list for an ab initio applicant to try and get ahead?
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: Reading list for an ab initio applicant to try and get ahead?

Thanks, yeah also got a PM saying the same thing. The training selects the most relevant sections of these resources, overkill and counter-productive to read ahead.
by opera
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Reading list for an ab initio applicant to try and get ahead?
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Reading list for an ab initio applicant to try and get ahead?

Just passed the online testing, I know nothing is guaranteed but would like to start reading in case I got accepted to the programme. I thought I should look at NOTAMS Procedures, Air Traffic Designators, ATSAMM, MATs, CARs, Aeronautics Act, MANAB and MANOPS. Also saw a tip to read "From the Ground ...
by opera
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F*** You. Pay me.
Replies: 41
Views: 7388

Re: F*** You. Pay me.

Interesting to create an account just to rant (only three posts beside the OP's user name, all in this thread). Whatever happened to you, there are more productive coping skills than anonymous web tirades. I encourage you to learn them, better late than never.
by opera
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Crossfit health issues?
Replies: 33
Views: 6037

Re: Crossfit health issues?

"According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente, white men in particular who exercise at high intensities are 86 per cent more likely to develop plaque buildup in their arteries." I for one get your question and do not think it is dumb. You can overdo exerci...
by opera
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Thanks, HiFlyChick. I'll be doing the medical sometime in 2018, cheaper in Canada as opposed to where I live in Europe. I noticed your username - in case you are a "chick" :-) I am, too, do you know how I can ask questions on the Ladies Night forum on this board? It says I need special permissions, ...
by opera
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

That is a good point anofly, thanks.
by opera
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Algonquin College Aviation Program Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Re: Algonquin College Aviation Program Help

Two links for your perusal, in the hope you'll get some more recent answers, too. http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=116093&p=998383&hilit=algonquin#p998383 Algonquin 2 Year aviation program!? http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=102714&p=926487&hilit=algonquin#p926487 ...
by opera
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Great, lots to mull over, thanks.
by opera
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

@rookiepilot yeah since my first post, I've seen other people talking about automation and the need for human pilots decreasing in a decade or so :-( One of the reasons I want to leave my current job, translation, which is shifting to editing crappy machine outputs. Thanks also GQ4 and confusedalot....
by opera
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadore College frozen iATPL
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Canadore College frozen iATPL

Thanks for that, sucks for this academic year's students. It must apply to all the colleges that participated in the strike, I guess.
by opera
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadore College frozen iATPL
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Canadore College frozen iATPL

@SuperchargedRS Well that's pretty much my reaction, too, except as a noob the rating thing you picked up on escaped me. (The PDF also said all graduates are guaranteed an interview but not a job. Marketing.) In fact I was surprised to get this answer because the certificate specifically says "comme...
by opera
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadore College frozen iATPL
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Re: Canadore College frozen iATPL

The PDF attached in the e-mail says: "Air Georgian has partnered with us to create a Pilot Provisioning Service for Air Georgian. We have also partnered with Porter Airline, Trans West Airline and Jazz Airlines to provide numerous options and directions for our graduates."
by opera
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadore College frozen iATPL
Replies: 6
Views: 895

Canadore College frozen iATPL

I just got this e-mail from Essential Helicopters that runs Canadore College's program. I asked about the "commercial fixed-wing pilot certificate" but apparently it is actually a two-year frozen iATPL course (not specified on the college website). Disappointed to see OSAP cannot be used for this pr...
by opera
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Thanks so much maturepilot83.
by opera
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Thanks, Eric Janson. From what I've read so far on this forum and elsewhere it sounds like small operators are hard hit by the pilot shortage.
by opera
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Thanks rookiepilot and confusedalot. Airlines are not my goal. It's those aerial documentaries of the Canadian north that get me. One YT vlogger is flying survey around Quebec 18 months after starting his PPL. He's also mid-twenties though.
by opera
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Forum de discussion sur l'aviation en Français
Topic: Equivalence canadienne d'une formation en France?
Replies: 6
Views: 2131

Re: Equivalence canadienne d'une formation en France?

Merci beaucoup, oui le médical sera ma toute première étape. Inutile de commencer quoi que ce soit si j'ai un problème insoupçonné. J'espère qu'il y a des retours d'expérience ici, car mon expérience de vie en France, c'est que si une démarche quelconque peut être simple et facile, l'administration ...
by opera
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Thanks :-) It's still just in the research stage, we'll see.
by opera
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Assumptions :-) Some of us still make it to 42 with zero family commitments, pity me or envy me, it is what it is.

If I go through with it, I'll throw myself in.

ETA If I was hiring I would figure someone making such a huge career change at this stage is hugely motivated.
by opera
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?
Replies: 27
Views: 2463

Re: Realistic expectations: age 42 with past lasik surgery?

Do companies tend to have a maximum hiring age? I already saw one company for example that does not hire new pilots over age 40.

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