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by FishermanIvan
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headsets
Replies: 22
Views: 2127

Re: Headsets

I've got a Lightspeed Zulu 2 and love it.
by FishermanIvan
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...
Replies: 26
Views: 5055

Re: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...

How many jazz. wj encore f/o hold second jobs and / or part time casual flying job due to low pay . :?: Due to "low pay"? None. :lol: They actually ask you in the Encore interview how you're going to afford living in Toronto on such low pay. Toronto is hardly more expensive than Calgary, Edmonton, ...
by FishermanIvan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20499

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

So, how are things shaping up this season? I've been sending out tonnes of applications to every Tom, Dick and Harry operation but haven't gotten much in replies. Any wet low timers had much luck yet? I've got an answer back from SkyDive Toronto and the place with the Otter that you get to fly righ...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 35191

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

There's an RNAV into 10 there.... So low vis isn't really an excuse.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Landing at Duncan
Replies: 37
Views: 2413

Re: Landing at Duncan

When I flew into Duncan, I didn't do touch and goes. I backtracked, and took off.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 35191

WestJet almost puts one in the drink

Coming into TNCM. http://christinenegroni.com/westjet-denies-close-call-caught-camera-st-maarten/ “According to the information I have been given there was nothing unusual about the first approach,” said Lauren Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Calgary-based carrier. Citing FlightAware logs, Stewart sa...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 wire strike Duncan BC
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: 172 wire strike Duncan BC

Guys, have some respect. She's been instructing out of Victoria and using the Duncan airport for training for over 10 years. I don't know exactly what happened, but it's not as though she/they don't know what abort points are when it comes to a short field landing/takeoff. It is a tragic accident. ...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: On the road again...
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: On the road again...

No advice, but good luck. I'll be a few weeks behind you!
by FishermanIvan
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 wire strike Duncan BC
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: 172 wire strike Duncan BC

So Kristen was hurt badly in this accident, and if you feel like helping out with her recovery, head on over here.

https://www.gofundme.com/kristen-ursel
by FishermanIvan
Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Re: Pilot in Waiting

I don't see many ads willing to put 200 hour guys in the pilot's seat yet. You're worth what you think you're worth. After 2 years on the ramp, how many hours will you have? TWO HUNDRED! Do the math. I know it's tough. Illya Oh I'm not disagreeing with you haha. But I'd work a dock for six weeks if...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting
Replies: 14
Views: 2564

Re: Pilot in Waiting

I don't see many ads willing to put 200 hour guys in the pilot's seat yet.
by FishermanIvan
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyDive Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

Re: SkyDive Toronto

He seems to be trolling from what I gather, but you're right! I know a few CP's that will throw it right in the garbage if they see that on a resume. Why? I dropped by there yesterday, looked like any other skydive place I've been to. As one of those CP's: I don't mind if someone tries it out, but ...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyDive Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

Re: SkyDive Toronto

I believe the ire is caused because the organization runs a very expensive and lucrative ground and flight training course to transition to the mighty Cessna 182, with many young pilots believing that it will guarantee them a seat earning time by flying jumpers; alas, so the theory goes, only one p...
by FishermanIvan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: YYJ area Float Rating
Replies: 4
Views: 2237

Re: YYJ area Float Rating

Ocean Air all the way.
by FishermanIvan
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyDive Toronto
Replies: 16
Views: 2764

Re: SkyDive Toronto

Bacunayagua wrote:He seems to be trolling from what I gather, but you're right! I know a few CP's that will throw it right in the garbage if they see that on a resume.
Why?

I dropped by there yesterday, looked like any other skydive place I've been to.
by FishermanIvan
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20499

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

7ECA wrote:Assuming the HA crowd is making approximately $96,000 - $120,000+, that would likely explain why there is little movement in the full time crowd.
That's the dream job!
by FishermanIvan
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20499

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

That seems like a fair offer, and once you get some experience you move up to better paying jobs. I was talking to Randy Hanna today and he said the turbine Otter guys are making eight to ten thousand a month at most operators. :shock: Does that include HArbour Air? I have nothing to base this on, ...
by FishermanIvan
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20499

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

I don't take your comments as disrespect at all. I make these posts to point out that if pilots refused to work for peanuts doing manual labor for these operators they would be forced to hire you to fly. The government has issued you a license that states you have met the requirements to fly for hi...
by FishermanIvan
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Demand for float drivers 2017?
Replies: 61
Views: 20499

Re: Demand for float drivers 2017?

When are people thinking of going on their Ontario road trips?

I've seen a few places put ads up looking for pilots, but nothing significant yet.
by FishermanIvan
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 wire strike Duncan BC
Replies: 46
Views: 10790

Re: 172 wire strike Duncan BC

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/aircraft-accident-duncan-bc-1.3943898 Any news on the crew? Student pilot was transported by ground ambulance to hospital, the instructor was airlifted to hospital. I've heard she's "okay" but banged up pretty well. She was my old instructor at VFC, so...
by FishermanIvan
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: 1000 hour pilots
Replies: 10
Views: 7131

Re: 1000 hour pilots

After just two flights off the island in a 172, I don't find YTZ hard to operate from at all. It's way less challenging than YYJ was.
by FishermanIvan
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Overflying US airspace without clearing
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Re: Overflying US airspace without clearing

Dunno how it is in Montreal, but in Victoria I flew over the San Juans all the time without filing a flight plan or telling anyone in the USA anything.
by FishermanIvan
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

Re: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?

navcanhopeful wrote:My course offer came on December 24th
Well, if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would get done!
by FishermanIvan
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Commutability?
Replies: 3
Views: 3754

Re: Commutability?

No idea why you'd want to work for Porter and live in Calgary... Toronto is a million times better; weather, things to do, etc...

Just my $0.02
by FishermanIvan
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: BC Float rating cost
Replies: 30
Views: 10015

Re: BC Float rating cost

Yeah Dave has something like 6500 hours or so... good enough for me haha.

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