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by Bede
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: School Choice?
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: School Choice?

These days, Con College, hands down.

You're done and working in the industry getting hours/seniority 2 years before the guys from UW, UWO, Seneca etc even have a CPL. If you want a full degree do it on the side as you're building experience.
by Bede
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rocket crash
Replies: 13
Views: 1035

Rocket crash

Best. Headline. Ever.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mike ... -1.5473529

Not to make light of someone dying, but...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 37
Views: 2288

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

If you have been following my post you would have seen my logic. I said I don't really like bailing out companies as the tax payer. But my logic says that sometimes bailouts cost the taxpayers much less than the economic impact of thousands of people without work and being on EI. So would you rathe...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 37
Views: 2288

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/a-story-of-corporate-arrogance-money-managers-weigh-in-on-bombardier-s-plight-1.1386713#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=kOSzORm “ It's a story of corporate arrogance, greed and mismanagement by a family company that has multiple voting shares and doesn’t have to answer to...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 37
Views: 2288

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Not a fan of bail outs. But the cost to the taxpayers if bombardier goes down the drain won’t be cheap. Let’s say you give a billion dollars to a company with 40k employees, that’s 25k per employee. Now if these are good paying jobs, you will basically get all your money back in a year of income ta...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 37
Views: 2288

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Not a fan of bail outs. But the cost to the taxpayers if bombardier goes down the drain won’t be cheap. Let’s say you give a billion dollars to a company with 40k employees, that’s 25k per employee. Now if these are good paying jobs, you will basically get all your money back in a year of income ta...
by Bede
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3637

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I run a small company and know other who do too. THE worst issue is employees, bar none. But it was you that did hire them, no? A friend of mine has a 702/703 outfit with only pistons. For some reason, he has very low turnover. Rumour has it that he's very good to work for. That's true, Bede. A goo...
by Bede
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3637

Re: Leaving with a bond?

rookiepilot wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:14 pm
I run a small company and know other who do too. THE worst issue is employees, bar none.
But it was you that did hire them, no?

A friend of mine has a 702/703 outfit with only pistons. For some reason, he has very low turnover. Rumour has it that he's very good to work for.
by Bede
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 3637

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Does anyone know if it’s legal or at least “okayish” to offer to pay the company back in a few monthly payments? If I have to leave and can’t afford the entire amount but offer to pay it in monthly payments, is the company still allowed to sue me? Happens all the time. Let's say the company sues yo...
by Bede
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus
Replies: 19
Views: 1626

Re: Westjet Passenger Claims Corona Virus

I’m not a doctor. What would or any other crew member ask him? How would I diagnose? What medical indicators do I use? Should I take his temperature? Ask him to say “aaa aww”? How do I trust him when he says he was in Wuhan? Or when he says ‘oh, just kidding!’ How do I use my judgement? What if I’m...
by Bede
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Order of ratings
Replies: 23
Views: 719

Re: Order of ratings

RedAndWhiteBaron wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:21 am
If you're looking to drop skydivers, tow gliders or banners, or even just pick up the odd passenger for some weekend or side hustle work, then a CPL makes sense, .
Sorry, what?
by Bede
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

co-joe wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:50 pm
Most were only flying the tow plane for free tows themselves. Getting one free glide for every 3 you flew yourself was fairly common, so no money changed hands.
Now that could get you in trouble...
by Bede
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

The minister can (and does) tacitly approve of lots of activities that appear to contradict the regulations. Such as? Such as for profit glider operations giving rides to the paying public without an OC. There is no FTUOC available for glider operations, just like there isn't one available for ultr...
by Bede
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

photofly wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:38 am
The minister can (and does) tacitly approve of lots of activities that appear to contradict the regulations.
Such as?
by Bede
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 825

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

Ultimately, it’s how the TATC interpretes the CARS not what some random TC inspector opines. I know of no TATC decisions that deals with glider tow pilots with PPL. There certainly is nothing saying that gaining hours is considered a “reward” and can’t be used towards the 200 hrs. I gained some of m...
by Bede
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: Legal question!

Are you getting paid to fly? See CAR 401.28.

You also need to think about things like insurance.

Non rev rarely has any bearing on commercial air services as those costs are built into the revenue structure. For example, a lodge can’t provide “free” air travel to a fishing spot.
by Bede
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Skylink Planes
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: Skylink Planes

With 800 hrs you can get on with Encore, Jazz, etc. Why would you go somewhere that pays worse, has a worse schedule + has a bond?

I get it why some guys stick around flying for decent 703 operators, but why go somewhere that's crap these days?
by Bede
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 6099

Re: Ukraine International PS752

However in this case I am confused as to what Iran hoped to gain in deliberate destruction of a commercial airliner especially towards a country(Ukraine) they permitted to operate within its domestic airspace. Maybe it was the Russians who want to sucker the US into another middle east war? Just pu...
by Bede
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim

You don't need a PPC to get a Canadian ATPL- just a Group 1 (multi) instrument rating. I think that you can probably get that done at Cornwall or anywhere else with a Redbird sim. Way cheaper than getting an Airbus sim.
by Bede
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Flight training in your own plane - costs

Further to BPF's post, even with the engine past TBO, the price I got on the plane was still excellent. I was anticipating a much cheaper overhaul as I got 3 new cylinders with the purchase. Unfortunately, the tags went missing somewhere in the repo process. Also, I needed 2 new mags as the existing...
by Bede
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability

7ECA wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:45 pm
No one has mentioned the simple fact that a contract (of any kind) is rarely worth the paper it is written on.
That's BS. Contracts are almost always enforceable.
by Bede
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training in your own plane - costs
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Flight training in your own plane - costs

This forum often contains suggestions of buying your own plane to do flight training in. I have given this suggestion myself on a number of occasions. In September, 2017, I purchased a 1976 Cessna 150 to provide training to my kids. The plane was high time, but well maintained, regularly flown and i...
by Bede
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: Flight training agreements / indemnification & liability

This is very amateur and not written by a lawyer. It would not have the intended legal effect. Simply put, one cannot contract out one's negligence. The establishment of legal negligence and damages does not arise out of contract, it arises from the negligent party's conduct. Think about this for j...
by Bede
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11074

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

tbaylx wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:30 am
The Westjet SOP's that Swoop use are probably the biggest complaint i hear from CAE instructors. They contradict the FCOM and FCTM and are a long way from the Boeing SOP that other 737 operators in Canada use.
Examples?

Like you and CAE instructors are the authority on flying the 737...
by Bede
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2703

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

In case nobody has noticed, there's also a shortage of doctors in this country. If medical residency paid better, there might be more doctors. No there's not. What there is is a shortage of is family doctors in rural areas. The reason that there is such a wait time for surgeons is because there is ...

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