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by Grey_Wolf
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Forum de discussion sur l'aviation en Français
Topic: Traduire "Wind your watch"
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Traduire "Wind your watch"

Franco-Ontarien ici, peut etre que je parle francais comme une vache espagnol mais, Les expressions qui me viennent à l’esprit sont: - "roll up your sleeves" , " Se retrousser les manches" - "take the necessary steps", "Faire les demarches" Apres un peu de recherche, je pense que c'est pris hors con...
by Grey_Wolf
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Airlines shifts restart of flights date to June 29
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

Re: Porter Airlines shifts restart of flights date to June 29

Not likely till Thanksgiving in my opinion.

With border restrictions, low passenger demand, cuts among other carriers, and the state of affairs in the USA; good luck!
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Logging cross country
Replies: 37
Views: 2173

Re: Logging cross country

Here's an article that speaks to the topic. https://aviationsolutions.net/812 I believe that the "25 nm rule" stems from an interpretation of CAR 605.38(3)(d) with regards to the carriage of an ELT. It stipulates that an FTU can operate within 25 nm of the departure aerodrome without an ELT. Hence, ...
by Grey_Wolf
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: insider info...
Replies: 15
Views: 2293

Re: new Gig...

Google ... Transport Canada Aircraft Registry, or

https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/saf-sec-sur/2/ ... hSimp.aspx
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Interview Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Porter Interview Questions

ayseven I'm a little confused ... :? I'm not going to spoon feed them the answer, and the candidate shouldn't expect it either. Put yourself in the interviewing boards members' shoes. How would one differentiate between the candidates, if everyone provides the same "canned answers". The answer is rh...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Interview Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Porter Interview Questions

From what I remember, the technical questions come from how Porter operates. Think along the lines of the CAP Gen. - Approach bans - RVOP / LVOP - SCDA Approaches - LNAV/VNAV, LPV Approaches - RNP-AR Approaches - CAT II Approaches - Holding Speeds Also know a few things like: - GDP / APREQ / TMI - C...
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Updating application?
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Re: Updating application?

However since they are currently overstaffed, they don't care. Not to defend Porter but ... In this case there some mitigating factors, the Assistant Chief Pilot - Pilot Recruitment and Retention left Porter in the spring to pursue other career advancement opportunities; and they have yet to staff ...
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 8645

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

Although I can't speak for Porter with regards to their intentions, I can speak from personal perspective with regards to the industry. Right now, Porter seems to be adequately staffed, with a few exceptions in the outstations. With the grounding of the 737 Max; the Air Canada purchase of Air Transa...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 6201

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

Or Porter, they have/had a DEC captain posting. You could, but why would you, if career advancement is your goal. So what your flying a Q400 out of the island. Maybe you're looking into the outstations. In the end, there isn't any flow to anything bigger for the foreseeable future. I'd bet nothing ...
by Grey_Wolf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 8645

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

How much is the retention bonus, the Feds will take their slice The Bonus is 6 months base salary (plus applicable CPI/COLA bump Jan 2020) based on your years of service in the position you hold. *** Note*** Bonus was for those on the property as of Spring 2018. For example: A newly hired FO in Mar...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 8645

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

They haven't released the projection yet, but we are fully staffed with very little turnover at the moment. Flight Ops has played it close to the chest for some time now. The Assistant Chief Pilot - Recruitment & Retention left late spring/early summer for a career advancement at a competing airlin...
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYOW De-Icing Pads usage
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: CYOW De-Icing Pads usage

I've seen a mix of good, bad, and ugly. Depends on the time of day and weather. Normally call them 30 minutes prior to showing up at the pad. On average, it's 4-6 planes, and with 4 of the 6 bays open, you're in and out within 20 minutes. I've also been 12th in line; took us closer to 90 minutes bef...
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

I instructed the Air Cadets in the summer of 2006. I had 4 students. Looking at my records, here's the breakdown: Please note that all 4 students had their Glider License before starting their PPL (about 15 hours in Gliders) Student # 1 - Solo at 7.5, Finished License with 45.1 (31.2 Dual, 13.9 Solo...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Use of APU
Replies: 14
Views: 3617

Re: Use of APU

NEVER might be an emotional response. I know for sure that there are Captains that do use the APU. In the past, Captains were told, every time you hit the start button it's 400$, so use it sparingly. There was also a tracking program that monitored APU usage. It used to be tracked on the blackberry;...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Cockpit visit
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Cockpit visit

Kindly ask the crew as you board. As long as they aren't running way behind schedule, or doing training/line indoctrination; most will accommodate a visit for you after a flight.
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio license
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Radio license

According to Industry Canada (Spectrum) .... An Radio Operator Certificate-Aeronautical is required by operators of radiotelephone equipment on board aircraft and at aeronautical land (fixed and mobile) radio stations using aeronautical mobile frequencies. The radiotelephone equipment at such statio...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed May 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Learning SOP's for the first time
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Learning SOP's for the first time

Honestly, it's proper repetition that will get them stuck in your melon. If you have access to a 'paper/glass trainer' then use it. Ditto for someone at the company that knows them, and can sit down with you to practice. Also, observing a 2 crew environment can help. Another way to learn them, is fi...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program

After Conestoga, went the instructor route. Taught for 15 months. Went to North-Eastern Ontario/Quebec on a 703 PC-12/45, then North-Western Ontario on a Beech 1900D. Spent 6 years gaining valuable experience in both seats; enjoying the journey. Got tired of missing family get-togethers, so decided ...
by Grey_Wolf
Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program

Many moons ago, it it's infancy, it was two separate entities, and once you completed both sides (academics and flight school) you were able to graduate. It's come a long way since (15 years ago). Current CFI (M.S), and Training Manager (K.G.) are top notch, and the senior staff (A.B, D.V.) have bee...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 3947

Re: Bonds

Don't sign. If the company wants you bad enough they will drop the requirement. If you already work for them and they insist you sign a bond to stay employed make sure you have a witness. And take them to court when they try to collect. You will probably win. Air Canada, Canadian North, Cargo Jet, ...
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hrs ! ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1980

Re: 1000 hrs ! ??

CPL, ME-IFR, FIR-Class 4, completed in 18 months. TT-275 275 to 1000, in 14 months with instructing. [TT-1000 July 2007] 1000 hrs to 10000 in 11 years, with 5 years 703/704, and 6 years 705 [TT-10000 Aug 2018]. Did a few 1000 years, now doing 800-850/year (I like OT). Average for us is 650-700. Now ...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 8645

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

With attrition forecasted at 6 per month (and the bulk in the spring (Apr-May-Jun), I'd say more than likely. As long as Mainline (AC, WestJet) is hiring, the will be some movement from Porter. Sunwing and Transat are also places pilot transition too. Best is to contact Julie (Assistant Chief Pilot ...
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 1909

Re: Ratings in what order?

I'd suggest similar to the above,

Night Rating
Cross-Country Build Up Time (25 minimum at night, should you want to pursue an ATPL later down the line, and the 300 nm for the CPL)
Instrument Rating
Multi-Engine Rating
Commercial Licence

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