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by pilotidentity
Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Petition To Save The Mars.
Replies: 56
Views: 6346

Re: Petition To Save The Mars.

I can't wait to get old so I can tell anyone younger than me how much better I am. You guys crack me up! Ha Ha!
by pilotidentity
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here's an interesting method of building hours.
Replies: 143
Views: 16668

Re: Here's an interesting method of building hours.

I usually don't use big words like "condone" so sorry if I used it wrong, I was just repeating it from the question the other poster asked me. :oops: I keep up to date on the Regs, I know its not 100 percent legit to get someone to pay all the cost of your flight according to the Queen's rules. Bend...
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here's an interesting method of building hours.
Replies: 143
Views: 16668

Re: Here's an interesting method of building hours.

I condone going up flying and taking someone with you to share the experience, its good for General Aviation. A true Chisel Charter in my mind (and that's what's important because it all about me 8) is charging someone say 300 bucks an hour for a 172 owned and operated by the club or even privately ...
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here's an interesting method of building hours.
Replies: 143
Views: 16668

Re: Here's an interesting method of building hours.

I think pilots getting people to go flying this way is GREAT! Even for pilots not needing the experience. General aviation is almost dead in Canada compared to what it once was and if gets more people up into the air then all the better. Your average person isn't going to go flying with these guys s...
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Flying a Boeing 737 after a month of training
Replies: 2
Views: 2020

Re: Flying a Boeing 737 after a month of training

Thanks for that. Entertaining and well done - I enjoyed the German humour. :lol:
by pilotidentity
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Georgian RJ's
Replies: 111
Views: 37454

Re: Georgian RJ's

What a mess!!! Temporary (until the next wave is hired) Foreign Workers. The glory days are over in Canada with the government that is running (ruining) this country. AC has their support and is running with it. We need a change. Safety should be our main concern for the flying public and lowering w...
by pilotidentity
Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Regs regarding takeoff & landing a floatplane
Replies: 9
Views: 4020

Re: Regs regarding takeoff & landing a floatplane

LOL S.H! The things your passengers say. Reminds me of a wheel pilot friend that years ago bought a Cessna 185 on floats and checked himself out on it. He started doing chisel charters off the West Coast to an offshore fishing ship with Japanese clients. He lost directional control taking off from t...
by pilotidentity
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore's CP & DFO
Replies: 32
Views: 10129

Re: Encore's CP & DFO

Bede, Most of us have basic reasoning skills. Encore isn't paying enough to attract decent candidates. The attraction to the decent candidates that do apply is to use Encore as a stepping stone. A good living wage and decent time off is what you have at WestJet. If that is not achieved by the decent...
by pilotidentity
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks
Replies: 488
Views: 59371

Re: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks

KAG,

Thanks for your honest reply. It makes sense that WJ pilots don't back this 100 percent.
by pilotidentity
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks
Replies: 488
Views: 59371

Re: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks

All you WJ guys at the mainline are saying that its all going to be fine as far as the wages are concerned yet you aren't saying anything about the 20 days worked to earn the wage. That is a huge negative is it not? I'm on the outside so of course I don't get it. I've heard about the Kool-aid, never...
by pilotidentity
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks
Replies: 488
Views: 59371

Re: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks

More than 45 aircraft, wow that is exciting!

Just think of all those low paying time building jobs it will create.
by pilotidentity
Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 'Regional' Flight Crew Selection - What are you looking for?
Replies: 95
Views: 35458

Re: 'Regional' Flight Crew Selection - What are you looking

WJHopefull,

Your experience and attitude seems to be in line with the type of candidate that Encore is trying to attract as a direct entry Captain.
by pilotidentity
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership
Replies: 466
Views: 58166

Re: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership

Geeze, reading that you can't help but feel sorry for the guy. Looks like everyone was out to get him and he was just trying to do his best. He didn't even get to ride in the speed boat.
by pilotidentity
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Crew Bases
Replies: 8
Views: 3778

Re: Encore Crew Bases

Trying to commute while working 20 days a month is not a good idea from a safety standpoint. Some companies do not allow commuting for this reason. I hope that will be the case here. Once this airline is up and running it will be interesting to learn what kind of duty hours per month a pilot average...
by pilotidentity
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Must Wonder
Replies: 10
Views: 1959

Re: Must Wonder

Yes Doc I understand you are talking about. Its not that you don't care, you just have no control over what others do. Instead of getting frustrated, I find it entertaining to watch now. All we can do is fly safe ourselves.
by pilotidentity
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks
Replies: 488
Views: 59371

Re: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks

Yes Management has set the wage and has said you have to work 20 days to earn that low wage and there is nothing you can do about it. I'm just thinking about myself and fellow pilots when I say I hope this plan of their's backfires on them. Sure they will fill the seats but lets hope the Quality Pil...
by pilotidentity
Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Downwind at 1000 AGL
Replies: 103
Views: 10158

Re: Downwind at 1000 AGL

Dr. Aero, You saying that the downwind leg is not part of a landing is ridiculous. When you have decided to LAND at an airport you are conducting a landing. When I am flying and I make a radio call that I am inbound for landing I am fine to go lower as I am conducting a landing and the downwind is j...
by pilotidentity
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks
Replies: 488
Views: 59371

Re: Encore WACON released and surprise, it sucks

20 days a month? What a grind. You have guys complaining of burn out at your mainline working 16.

At 20 days a month fatigue is going to be an issue. Are you going to limit commuting?
by pilotidentity
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chisel Charters?
Replies: 40
Views: 3884

Re: Chisel Charters?

Right now is the best time to run a Chisel, TC doesn't have the resources to shut them down. Not saying its a good idea - just don't expect anything to be done about it.
by pilotidentity
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why Employers Don't Post Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3729

Re: Why Employers Don't Post Wages

Mig 29, You pegged it. It doesn't matter what you do as long as you "take time to smell the roses". Flying two crew has everything to do with who you are sitting beside. You look at your roster a month in advance and if you know who you are flying with you know how your pairing is going to go, good ...
by pilotidentity
Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why Employers Don't Post Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3729

Re: Why Employers Don't Post Wages

Doc, I don't know you but I must say you are very lucky to have figured out that staying put at a job you enjoy is what is important. Don't take it personally when screwed up airline types put your job down - I personally look down MY nose at those airline dudes and laugh inside at the shitty job th...
by pilotidentity
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why Employers Don't Post Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3729

Re: Why Employers Don't Post Wages

The wages aren't posted as 95 percent of the companies that use this forum pay very low wages and have poor working conditions thus their need to advertise here. The good companies have more than enough qualified applicants.
by pilotidentity
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legendary pilot dies
Replies: 23
Views: 7811

Re: Legendary pilot dies

Kristin, A funny story about your Dad. I was a young pilot in Yellowknife in the 90's and I was helping change an oil pan one cold morning in GTAA - Aero Arctic's Cessna 185 - in what was the North Wright hanger (beside Ptarmigan and across from Echo Bay). We were working away and your dad was in th...
by pilotidentity
Wed May 09, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership
Replies: 466
Views: 58166

Re: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1175921--chris-mazza-rejected-discount-on-helicopter-deal-former-ornge-exec-says#article Chris Mazza rejected discount on helicopter deal, former ORNGE exec says Published On Wed May 09 2012 Former ORGNE aviation boss Rick Potter takes the stand at...
by pilotidentity
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you leave your current job for AC?
Replies: 66
Views: 5802

Re: Would you leave your current job for AC?

I think the posters who said NO are more inclined to respond to this survey than others. I voted No as I never have applied. This has nothing to do with the recent AC problems. I think it still could be a great place to work if that is what you want and I wish AC types the best. Myself, I like to le...

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