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by Vsquared
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for a flying program Vancouver
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Looking for a flying program Vancouver

Looking at that program; $90k is insane. Sure, you get to write your saron and samra exams, but you'll still have a frozen atpl until you get your atpl hours which is essentially the same as getting your license for a lot less and writing the iatra to work FO multi crew. Maybe I'm wrong. I dont know...
by Vsquared
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Human Factors CPL Written
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Human Factors CPL Written

Recently wrote my CPAER. Obviously theres different versions of the exam but I dont recall having any questions regarding the specifics of the inner ear tubes or whatever. Know all the symptoms for hypoxia, carbon monoxide, etc. Know your alcohol, fatigue, underwater diving, anesthetic rules. Be fam...
by Vsquared
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1652

Re: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?

My Captain friend at Air Canada tells me the bids that have been coming out for new captains are absolutely insane and he's never seen anything like it before in his career. Would think if companies were smart they would start taking on newer pilots and training them to exactly what they want them t...
by Vsquared
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11063

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Any insight into which companies are offering rotations to low hour FO's? How did we ever win WW2 with all those 200 hr kids flying fighters and bombers? ...Well, that was a much...ahem.. "hardier generation".. to say the least! My observation in regards to smaller companies competing for Pilots wit...
by Vsquared
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2482

Re: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?

For someone new to the industry with no pilot in waiting experience, what are Summit and North Star's waiting times ? And what is the average Northern operators waiting time ? Summit Air and North Star Air should be on top of your list for interviewing pilots in waiting. Those two places still have ...
by Vsquared
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Online ground school?
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Online ground school?

Depends on which license or rating you're going for. I did Harv's for everything. PPL was amazing. Got a great grade. IFR was terrible. Barely passed. CPL was alright. As stated above, a lot of the same as the PPL course. I think they could do a lot better restructuring the programs and techniques. ...
by Vsquared
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Help: Im stuck and can't decide what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

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

As the poster above said, everyone will tell you what you want to hear to get your money. If I were you I would start flight training immediately and do the single course for the diploma. Also depends on what time frame you're hoping for. If you started flight training right away and worst case scen...
by Vsquared
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is this even doable?
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: Is this even doable?

I wasn't working full time when I did my training, so my experience is a bit different. However, I went from never flying to m-ifr cpl in 4.5 months. Not sure where you're training either, but if you can't get time in on a weekend I would try a different school maybe ? I had to book all my flights 3...
by Vsquared
Wed May 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Recent Business Graduate wanting to become commercial pilot
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Recent Business Graduate wanting to become commercial pilot

I am in the process of getting my CPL. You already have a degree so you have that going for you, I would think a diploma program would be overkill and unnecessary, but who am I to say. You're lucky that your father has a plane, if you could train on it with a freelance instructor you will save big t...
by Vsquared
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Part time float jobs?
Replies: 9
Views: 2220

Re: Part time float jobs?

You might be able to find someone needing part time help on the dock and maybe occasional flying if they have a 185 or something. Around here in NWO there are quite a few part timers flying but they are all high time guys flying Otters and bigger stuff like that. A 100 hour float pilot normally nee...
by Vsquared
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Training Time on a Taildragger?
Replies: 6
Views: 790

Training Time on a Taildragger?

Hey guys and gals, Took a quick search but didn't find a whole lot on this subject. I recently completed my PPL and am now working on my CPL with a training institute in central AB. My dream is to become a bush pilot after building my time to 500. I'm aware that nobody is going to hire anyone withou...

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