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by square
Sat May 05, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 25040

Re: Emirates

Haha, are you from Alberta by any chance? Did that hit a nerve? The writing is on the wall and the Saudis know it. Wasn't there a coup attempt a couple of weeks ago in Riyadh that they're trying to cover up? The arrests were done by the crown Prince, he's already in power, he's consolidating it. Th...
by square
Sat May 05, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 25040

Re: Emirates

This may be a dumb question, but can you bring your dog? Seems like walking would be terrible and you wouldn't have a yard to ignore him in, and that he'd die in the yard. Especially with a active breed, for example the most active breed you can find. What is life like for a expat dog in Dubai? And,...
by square
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports
Replies: 42
Views: 3549

Re: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports

The ones in the circuit had right of way, if that's what you were asking. The aircraft taxiing out could have asked if the circuit traffic would like to change direction to match the wind, but if they decline for any reason the traffic on the ground should be taxiing to take off in line with traffi...
by square
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

Fair enough
by square
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

LOL. Of course you don't need to do two years on the ramp to learn how to fly. It's a free market and airlines are running for-profit businesses. If they don't put you in a flying position, it's because there is not demand for someone of your qualifications (which is not to say your abilities ,) whi...
by square
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports
Replies: 42
Views: 3549

Re: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports

Ok it's controlled VFR traffic when the vis drops below 3 miles. The VFR guys don't really use it much when that wx happens, but when they do they have to hold outside the zone for even scheduled IFR departures. Clearances are called in from FSS to IFR enroute controllers and relayed through the MF....
by square
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

Nurses don't then become doctors. Two completely different jobs. Like rampies and pilots. Yeah that's why it's an analogy and not a scientific theorem. It's only analogous, and lol he made the analogy to medicine and law. Bad analogy. Fully trained doctors do not work as nurses for 2 years to becom...
by square
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

Flying around talking on the radio and flying approaches is super important and it's nice that they're afforded an opportunity to learn a trade that will set them up for life but, lol, we don't actually need them for that. Maybe it was different where you were an FO. But when I was an FO we swapped...
by square
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

C-GGGQ wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:59 pm
Nurses don't then become doctors. Two completely different jobs. Like rampies and pilots.
Yeah that's why it's an analogy and not a scientific theorem. It's only analogous, and lol he made the analogy to medicine and law.
by square
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports
Replies: 42
Views: 3549

Re: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports

The pilot has to determine the runway, but It’s not an entirely free choice. 02.96 (1) This section applies to persons operating VFR or IFR aircraft at or in the vicinity of an uncontrolled or controlled aerodrome. . . . (3) The pilot-in-command of an aircraft operating at or in the vicinity of an ...
by square
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

It would be like expecting resident doctors to scrub toilets or articling clerk to wash partners’ cars. Throwing bags and driving a forklift doesn’t do anything to improve your piloting skills, and in the meantime your actual piloting skills are atrophying. Ah no this isn't true. It would be more l...
by square
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

telex wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:16 am
square wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:39 am
Dude, do not speak to him that way
Thanks, DUDE!

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by square
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11916

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Just do your own maintenance -- but don't @#$! it up
by square
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

LOL, yeah fair enough
by square
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports
Replies: 42
Views: 3549

Re: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports

One can afford to fly, one can perhaps afford a handheld, for safety.... Maybe the problem is that more people stop relying on radios and look out the window -- I personally think that Ab initio pilots learn to fly initially without the use of a radio. People simply don't keep a good watch anymore,...
by square
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

Pre-script: Of course Rockie was right as he always is, you are a better equipped pilot with automation than you are without. It makes less mistakes than you do. It broadens your ability to scan. It doesn't fly for you but it is kind of like having another free hand and eye. Does getting the fifty h...
by square
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

Dude, do not speak to him that way
by square
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

If a float operator will pay me 200+ a year to work 10 days a month I’ll fly floats. Oh. And a pension. Benefits. Travel benefits. Good disability. Fair treatment. I think it is your misunderstanding. No offence to the float guys but I always chuckle when I hear pilots say the airlines aren’t a ver...
by square
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

Ah yeah I agree Nars is a rough one, but I think you cruised in their easily come on, you know what speed you were gonna be doing before you left, and I dont think a professional as experienced as yourself would have any trouble with that one. It's just an arc. If you don't see it you'd go to your a...
by square
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

Then there were the next three legs that were not so easy weather wise Wick to Keflavik Iceland which was a bit more difficult. The next leg was the most risky Keflavik to Narsarsuak Greenland due to the height of the Greenland icecap and the quickly changing weather in the summer at Narsarsuak wic...
by square
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10505

Re: First Job

LOL, most people think the best job out of flight school is bush flying?? How exactly do they expect a fresh graduate to get that job instead of working the ramp? Even if you do you won't get it. I've got 7000 hours I can't get a job on floats.
by square
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports
Replies: 42
Views: 3549

Re: Circuits and Phraseology at Uncontrolled Airports

For the sake of my own mental health, please just land at the airport by the fastest means you can with consideration to other traffic. Doing loops around the runway is just congestion. NORDO traffic should be illegal at publically owned facilities.
by square
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

Yeah don't work there. You can work anywhere. Arctic Sunwest and Air Tindi are I think great companies with a really good safety culture and upgrade opportunities. Joe is a goddamn lunatic. I used to work out of the NWT and my boss had been partners with him long before and said, one time Joe vapou...
by square
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

Yeah don't work there. You can work anywhere. Arctic Sunwest and Air Tindi are I think great companies with a really good safety culture and upgrade opportunities. Joe is a goddamn lunatic. I used to work out of the NWT and my boss had been partners with him long before and said, one time Joe vapou...
by square
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Buffalo again
Replies: 79
Views: 14970

Re: Buffalo again

Yeah don't work there. You can work anywhere. Arctic Sunwest and Air Tindi are I think great companies with a really good safety culture and upgrade opportunities. Joe is a goddamn lunatic. I used to work out of the NWT and my boss had been partners with him long before and said, one time Joe vapour...

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