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by jakeandelwood
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 68
Views: 6195

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Whenever a tragic accident like this happens it always gives me a bit of a shudder and makes me think to myself how vulnerable we are and that it just takes 4 or 5 bad decisions in a row until the shit hits the fan. Reading these discussions helps to maybe see how everything lined up to cause this a...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 80
Views: 2237

Re: Operating different machines.

If you believe that you are in the wrong profession. Being a pilot is not difficult at all. You need to apply yourself but difficult it's not. I made my living for over 50 years as one and yes sometimes a pain in the ass and the odd challenge but difficult certainly not. Thank you valleyboy for put...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 80
Views: 2237

Re: Operating different machines.

There are easy truck driving jobs and there are hard ones. I drive a single axle straight truck with an automatic transmission mainly, anyone with a class 5 licence and an air endorsement can drive it. I deliver home heating oil, the driving isn't hard, it's the crap you deal with once you get to yo...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Re: Do you need a valid ppc to ferry aircraft?

Call the owners insurance underwriter, they will make the final decision on who can fly it anyway.
by jakeandelwood
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 80
Views: 2237

Re: Operating different machines.

Cat Driver , I want to start by apologizing for my comment about the hollowed-out watermelon. I was drinking after work (flying planes) and it seemed like a funny comment to make at the time. I've been thinking about your question, and I believe the truth can be found by breaking things down into d...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 80
Views: 2237

Re: Operating different machines.

Cat Driver , I want to start by apologizing for my comment about the hollowed-out watermelon. I was drinking after work (flying planes) and it seemed like a funny comment to make at the time. I've been thinking about your question, and I believe the truth can be found by breaking things down into d...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 80
Views: 2237

Re: Operating different machines.

Many truck driving jobs are more than just driving the truck, just wrapping your head around double clutching an 18 speed can be hard enough for new drivers. The other half of the job starts when you get to your destination if it's a specialty truck. More learning, it's not just driving the truck. ...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating different machines.
Replies: 80
Views: 2237

Re: Operating different machines.

Many truck driving jobs are more than just driving the truck, just wrapping your head around double clutching an 18 speed can be hard enough for new drivers. The other half of the job starts when you get to your destination if it's a specialty truck. More learning, it's not just driving the truck.
by jakeandelwood
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 268
Views: 10453

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Maybe this is a stupid question but how will these pay for my job rich kids with 250 hours ever get their ATPLs? They will just be an FO at Jazz forever? How degrading. No they won't be an FO forever. They'll do some PICUS, and perhaps rent a bit. Jazz was giving short term LOAs out last year. I kn...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 268
Views: 10453

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Maybe this is a stupid question but how will these pay for my job rich kids with 250 hours ever get their ATPLs? They will just be an FO at Jazz forever? How degrading.
by jakeandelwood
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meeting with a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2129

Re: Meeting with a pilot

Hello, My wife is an avid aviation enthusiast and has always wanted to talk with a pilot. I want to surprise her for Christmas and get her some time with a pilot. I would be more than happy to compensate the pilot for his time if anyone here has any connections I would love to talk details. Thank y...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

Your whole "carbon footprint" needs to be in the equation, so some single person who rides his bike to work everyday and flies his Cessna 150 for a couple hours on a sunny Sunday gets shamed by these "Greta green freaks" for doing so? Meanwhile some human breeder with 5 kids living in a mcMansion g...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

Two hard surfaces rubbing creates byproducts. Regenerative Braking isn't two hard surfaces rubbing. It's a coil moving through a magnetic field to generate electricity. The bigger problem with the "greenifying" of aviation is that there isn't an economical way to do anything for light GA aircraft. ...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 268
Views: 10453

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

If everyones’s take on pay is accurate at Jazz I made more on a C206/205 and ramping ( first job) than a first year Jazz FO. From what I hear, the benefits package at Jazz are is second to none though which should count for something especially with a family. You’d need a second income for sure.. W...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 268
Views: 10453

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I know that the aviation industry seems to be immune to workplace laws but isn't it illegal for an employer to ask for money for a job?
by jakeandelwood
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The challenges for us all in flying green
Replies: 18
Views: 1787

Re: The challenges for us all in flying green

Is there any real reason that planes couldn't be towed to and from the runway? Convenience, sure, and who wants to buy all those extra tugs? I suppose you could go all the way and tow the GPU and air cart along with the plane. Run electrified tracks in the taxiway and use electric tugs, electric gr...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 268
Views: 10453

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Has anyone ever heard of an electrician or plumber who has had to pay that kind of money to get their first job right out of trade school? I just wondered. You might say they don't make as much as a pilot but actually they probably make more.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 268
Views: 10453

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Only rich kids will sign up for this, which means Jazz is in it for the money and not quality of candidates. Definitely lost respect for Jazz. I don't know if I would give my kid $126k to get a $40k a year job, sounds like a pretty terrible offer. You'd be better off sending your kid to trade schoo...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Medical

I have a cat 1 and I'm over 40, I'm not flying commercial anymore but I'm maintaining it as a cat 1 in case I want to go back. I can just get mine renewed every 2nd year if I only fly privately, therefore I only get the cardiogram every 2nd year. If I go back to commercial flying then I have to have...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3862

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

It's like your kid wanting to do math in their head because they want to stay sharp and you saying no, use the calculator, it's more accurate. I haven't met many people that are better than the computer. Case in point from one man's observation-There's a stack of flight logs that show up on the CP'...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: What does DNMF NTL mean on application?
Replies: 29
Views: 3247

Re: What does DNMF NTL mean on application?

Well thanks for trying to explain it. The whole process seems vague and confusing. DNM to me sounds like "did not meet" doesn't seem good anyway
by jakeandelwood
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3862

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

Different companies have different ways that they utilize the sim time, I'll give you that point. I disagree-twice per year comes around quickly. The sim should be a tool to keep you sharp, not bring you back from regression. It should never be difficult to follow the cue with the AP off anyhow. Al...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3862

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

Sims are highly structured and time compressed scripts. There's no time or money for proficiency flying in the Sim.Even if there were, twice a year isn't enough to be proficient. Different companies have different ways that they utilize the sim time, I'll give you that point. I disagree-twice per y...
by jakeandelwood
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hangars for sale.
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: Hangars for sale.

That's how it should be. People are supposed to have a pilots licence or airport pass (or be with someone that has one) to be on the airport property at YYJ, an international airport with more than 1 million passengers a year, but they don't seem to care about all the hot rod guys coming and going, ...

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