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by TT1900
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2143

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Would the flying and lifestyle at AC be worse? Absolutely. You just be joking. Not at all. Different strokes for different folks and all, but teaching aeros, low-level, and formation is better flying in my mind. I enjoy teaching and my tour in Moose Jaw was great. For a young guy the short term pai...
by TT1900
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2143

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Not a shortage of military pilots. Much like everywhere else it’s a shortage of experienced pilots, in this case military specific. The contract is aimed at ex-military QFI’s who would otherwise be heading to Saudi, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia, or possibly China (heard rumours about China, not conf...
by TT1900
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meeting with a pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 4354

Re: Meeting with a pilot

Best. Thread. Ever.
by TT1900
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

I realise it is to late to make any difference now, but I have a question. Had I gone beyond grade school would I have been a better pilot? Define 'better'. It's possible your career would have taken a different path. While a degree has little to do with stick and rudder flying it certainly doesn't...
by TT1900
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12700

Re: Regional Career

DanWEC wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Out of curiosity, aren't you that guy with several accounts who was trying to charge for "guidance", which is something any one of us happily do for aspiring pilots over a coffee or beer instead? Interesting.
He is.

And I suspect many will even buy for those truly looking to learn.
by TT1900
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12700

Re: Regional Career

The other outright negative posts I’m ignoring. .....but you didn't. Wanna know why? Not really. See above. Because I never act like my life is perfect. It took a lot of ups and downs to get to this point. Alright, you get points here for using a pun. If I have flaws and losses then you have them t...
by TT1900
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12700

Re: Regional Career

CaptainKirk wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Anyways I’ve decided to stay for now. I’ll be further ahead financially.
How does that math work?
by TT1900
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

jakeandelwood wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:45 pm
They will recruit someone with 0 flight experience and a university degree over a experienced civilian pilot with 10'000 hours and no university degree. Their loss I guess.
Seems to be working out...
by TT1900
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

All I know is what happened in this particular case. He joined to fly F 18 and worked hard to do well in all aspects of classes. He came in top of class. They would not guarantee a position as an F18 candidate and maybe because he wouldn't back down they also told him he might not even get a pilot ...
by TT1900
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Absolutely, maybe! If you meet all requirements (aircrew selection, fitness test, medical, etc) you can certainly join the RCAF and fly. First step is a recruiting centre. Some of what has been written above is true; you may be assigned to a platform/community you don’t want. Its all about timing. I...
by TT1900
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 12634

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

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. Hardly. It depends entirely on the competence of the individual. I’ve flown with some 200hr pilots where I’d put my family onboard ...
by TT1900
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Help: Im stuck and can't decide what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Help: Im stuck and can't decide what to do

Complicated question with lots of variables that are hard to predict. I’m a proponent of gaining qualifications beyond aviation if for no other reason than you may lose your medical. I’ve watched several colleagues go through it and it’s always worse for those who don’t have any accredited skills be...
by TT1900
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3004

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

albertdesalvo wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:28 pm
This is going back a long, long, long, LONG time, and I can't pretend to recall the specific conversation.
Which makes your experience, and subsequent advice, completely irrelevant to today’s applicants.
by TT1900
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3004

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

Unknown. If you were turned away, it’s not just age but a multitude of factors, timing included. I won’t comment to current policy but look around for the latest news articles on military recruiting practices. It may provide insight. To the Op, What I can say is that the military has worked out exce...
by TT1900
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 3004

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

The military has zero interest in 30 year olds, I don't know why it's in the conversation at all.They want you at age 18, not 30. This is patently false. We just put a 33yr old on the fighter track. He’ll be 35 or 36 before he’s on Sqn. The oldest student I’ve seen through Moose Jaw was 47. He’s fl...
by TT1900
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2524

Re: Transport Canada

For those who are interested... I applied in the past for a position in standards. I did not even make it through the screening process as I did not include the group 1 instrument rating wording..... It is a government process so don't use common sense or logic. Those who can bullshit the best win....
by TT1900
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2524

Re: Transport Canada

T1900 It occurs to me that if you know a bunch of people who got on quicky at TC, and their qualifications, you are probably part of TC. It certainly would explain why your perspective is different to all the others. Correct me I am wrong. You are wrong. Never so much as set foot inside a TC facili...
by TT1900
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transport Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 2524

Re: Transport Canada

Funny,

I know a bunch of people who got on at TC very quickly after applying. Most were even given a choice between 2 or 3 positions. Some even lack a degree and aren’t bilingual.

Any other organizations that you’d like to complain about?
by TT1900
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Did I waste Time And Money?
Replies: 18
Views: 1880

Re: Did I waste Time And Money?

I think the only person who can really answer the question of whether time and money were wasted is you. Did you enjoy playing flight sim? What else would you have done with the time and money? Groundschool is like any academic course in that a good instructor can certainly accelerate the process bu...
by TT1900
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Please share your stories of what it took to become a Helicopter Pilot in the industry.
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

Re: Low Time and Aspiring Helicopter Pilot Mentor-ship Program 1 on 1 coaching and guidance.

So what, precisely, are your qualifications?

How many hours total?
Multi-engine?
IFR?
Crew or Single Pilot?
NVG?
Hoisting?

Which operators have you flown for?

Are you Keith’s RW brother?
by TT1900
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Maximum glide
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Maximum glide

Short answer, it depends. What type of aircraft, what is standard cruising altitude (are you dealing with pressurization & potentially oxygen problems?), does the engine have a starter of some kind or will you need ram air of a certain speed to restart, do you need max glide or do you have excess al...
by TT1900
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus vying for fighter contract with Quebec jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: Airbus vying for fighter contract with Quebec jobs

More expensive than F35, older tech than F35, fewer users than F35, less opportunity for development/growth of the platform than F35. Seems like the logical choice.......
by TT1900
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16489

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Can anyone else chime in on that aspect of selection? I may be completely incorrect. The centrifuge is awful, no doubt, but it's not the limiting factor for 99%. F-18 & Hawk pilots have to do 5G without the G-suit and 7.5G with G-Suit. Snowbirds have to do 6G without the suit, which in my opinion i...
by TT1900
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16489

Re: Where is this so called shortage

The oldest successful student I have seen through Moose Jaw was in his late 40's. The oldest I have seen go fighters was late 30's. If it's something you are truly interested in I encourage you to harass recruiting until they provide an answer. As others have said, high-G environments are not the ea...
by TT1900
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16489

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Is the military really having a shortage these days? Apparently not enough pilots for the F-18s with the attrition. Read in the news today. I heard an anecdote that one is more likely to get in the NHL before becoming an F-18 pilot in Canada! Pay seems to be not bad, $80K. Tempting if I was 18-22 d...

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