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by Ash Ketchum
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B
Replies: 29
Views: 2598

Re: Getting Into Cargo Business with C208B

I actually had the same idea to buy a caravan and subcontract with bigger cargo carriers. I agree that getting the AOC and other steps required by TC are a headache however I think the main issue is the feasibility and potential profit margins of this business idea. I also don't think there would be...
by Ash Ketchum
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?

For anybody considering joining, I was told by a recruiter that the seneca program has been suspended. So the only options left are DEO (if you have a degree) or RMC (aka 4 years of doing a degree followed by a couple more years of training). I was told the DEO pilot CFAT test score threshold is se...
by Ash Ketchum
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?

For anybody considering joining, I was told by a recruiter that the seneca program has been suspended. So the only options left are DEO (if you have a degree) or RMC (aka 4 years of doing a degree followed by a couple more years of training). I was told the DEO pilot CFAT test score threshold is se...
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?

I tried but they weren't hiring pilots when I spoke with them. Considering applying for another trade though. I assume its easier if you are coming back and were previously qualified.
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Pay
Replies: 26
Views: 2612

Re: Fox Flight Pay

I had an interview there a few years ago. From what I recall FO pay was around 50K and captain around 80K.
by Ash Ketchum
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?
Replies: 47
Views: 3331

Re: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?

If you have a recent birth date, that and a combination of a seniority number will likely give you a valuable career in aviation. The time value of this combination always wins as age based attrition is an immutable force. There are however no guarantees that it will be a smooth path. Lots of curre...
by Ash Ketchum
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?
Replies: 47
Views: 3331

Re: Is being a Commercial Pilot in Canada worth it?

No, its not worth it for most pilots from a financial perspective. It takes a long time to make good money in this career and even then its not guaranteed or stable. If you can't see yourself doing anything else as a career though then it will most likely be worth it for you.
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 124
Views: 7723

Re: Has anybody given up?

Aviation has brought me great joy in my 20s but has also nearly bankrupted me. It truly was a dream job and I would never deter someone from trying. Now that I am furloughed from my airline and have a family and mortgage to pay for I am back in engineering. To be honest I am not sure if I will be ab...
by Ash Ketchum
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Equipment bid
Replies: 49
Views: 10457

Re: Equipment bid

Based on this it does not look like many recalls will occur in 2021 at Jazz? Maybe a few more pilots called back in fall of 2021 but I could see most recalls not happening until spring/fall 2022.
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 82
Views: 14972

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

Reviving this thread to ask, who's gotten a non flying job, any leads or ideas? I don't know what it is, being furloughed or just being in a different industry. There has to be some jobs that look favourably on us? It took me months to figure that out. It seems employers either think that we are no...
by Ash Ketchum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot outlook 2020-2039
Replies: 16
Views: 3165

Re: Pilot outlook 2020-2039

I applied to DEO pilot at the RCAF. My detachment told me I was the fifth laid off airline pilot to inquire that week and that they are no longer hiring pilots at the moment. Yes that's unfortunately the truth of it, everyone has the same idea... well I'll give the military a go, always wanted to d...
by Ash Ketchum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot outlook 2020-2039
Replies: 16
Views: 3165

Re: Pilot outlook 2020-2039

Right now this is the most underrated and almost surefire way to get your foot in the piloting door. How many Pilots does the Canadian Air Force actually need though? Compared to the size of Canadas population it's pretty small. Would be an amazing job flying CF-18's if you can get in. I applied to...
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Recall timeline
Replies: 34
Views: 6817

Re: Recall timeline

Wow so much negativity! My guess is for the next round of recalls at the regional level (Jazz/Encore/etc) will come around either spring or fall 2021 and will take about 2 ish years to fully flush through the 600 furloughed at Jazz at least. A family member of mine is working at one of the vaccine c...
by Ash Ketchum
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Industry snapshot
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Industry snapshot

Another unknown variable will be just how many pilots that lost their jobs during the past year will actually come back to the industry when the situation improves...I am thinking a lot will have moved onto other careers by that time...who can afford to sit around and wait for a call that may or ma...
by Ash Ketchum
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Industry snapshot
Replies: 7
Views: 1153

Re: Industry snapshot

Hi all, I'm looking for some opionions regarding the canadian aviation industry in these current times. I'm finishing up a Bachelor on Commerce and I've always been interested in being a commercial pilot. I have experience flying with my buddy in his 172 but I currently don't hold any licenses. 1) ...
by Ash Ketchum
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 82
Views: 14972

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

Reviving this thread to ask, who's gotten a non flying job, any leads or ideas? I don't know what it is, being furloughed or just being in a different industry. There has to be some jobs that look favourably on us? I originally started the thread. I was a furloughed regional captain. I was able to ...
by Ash Ketchum
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 2877

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

The issue is making hydrogen efficiently. Currently it takes a lot of energy to make hydrogen which kind of defeats the purpose of the environmental savings.
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Information about Skycare
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

Re: Information about Skycare

Does anyone have any up to date information on Skycare? Any info on the schedule, maintenance of the planes, culture, and any other general information would be greatly appreciated. Feel free to pm me as well. Thanks Unless things have recently changed or you are desperate for any flying job I woul...
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 4078

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

For Ash Ketchum: go to Grad School anyways. You can always go back flying if you really want to. I always wonder what would have been had I gone back after grad school, but alas, I did just fine out of aviation, and 1000% certain that I made more money than I would have in aviation. YMMV, obviously...
by Ash Ketchum
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 4078

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

I'm planning on going back to grad school and leaving flying for good unless I get recalled within the next 6 months.

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