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by pilotidentity
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: B.C. float-plane operators 'turn page in history' ...
Replies: 40
Views: 8306

Re: B.C. float-plane operators 'turn page in history' ...

I agree with Twotter, HA has a pretty fair way of paying, but it would be nice to see the averaging system be done away with. Better than most companies that pay a day rate and no overtime though.
by pilotidentity
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Local IFR clearance?
Replies: 17
Views: 2538

Re: Local IFR clearance?

Thanks to the ATC guys or gals that posted great info here (as well as the others). Cleared up some questions I had.
by pilotidentity
Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Repeal of Mandatory Retirement Bill Passes Second Reading
Replies: 185
Views: 14628

Re: Repeal of Mandatory Retirement Bill Passes Second Readin

"The defining characteristics of the baby boomers have been their sense of self-importance and limitless entitlement".

Lets have the courage to think of the others coming behind us.
by pilotidentity
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: RE: Fiji job posting
Replies: 28
Views: 2718

Re: RE: Fiji job posting

Knew a pilot that went over on holidays and just observed the operation for a couple of weeks while he was there. He said it looked challenging with the large swell and the props looked a little beat up. The machines take a pounding. Nice spot though.
by pilotidentity
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: B.C. float-plane operators 'turn page in history' ...
Replies: 40
Views: 8306

Re: B.C. float-plane operators 'turn page in history' ...

The problem with pilots making poor decisions when being paid by the mile is that the rate of pay per mile at the companies that have accidents is too low. There is a desperate feeling you need to fly your ass off to make any money. Pay well and pilots take pride in doing a good job and stick around.
by pilotidentity
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Pretty cool...
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: Pretty cool...

Damn those are good pilots! I like the Metro at 1:14 in Kelowna.
by pilotidentity
Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Downwind Takeoff and Landings in DHC-2
Replies: 42
Views: 4615

Re: Downwind Takeoff and Landings in DHC-2

Depends on the situation - coming out of a protected bay and have to be airborne at a certain point before you are out into the big swell and broadsided by a big crosswind? Might be a little reluctant there. Long inlet with a steady wind behind - could do a lot more. If you are heavy remember the Be...
by pilotidentity
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: criminal charges
Replies: 45
Views: 4573

Re: criminal charges

With your friend's criminal experience he might fit best as an airline OWNER. All kidding aside most small operators don't require a criminal check and don't care too much about your past as long as you have some good references and are willing to put up with their bs. Once you have some good experi...
by pilotidentity
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: saying no to bad pay
Replies: 30
Views: 2300

Re: saying no to bad pay

Tim,

Thanks to your buddy from me and the rest of the pilots who want to EARN a living.

It does make a difference - they end up hiring someone of less quality and get what they pay for.
by pilotidentity
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why are employers so scared to post their "Company Payscale"
Replies: 20
Views: 2492

Re: Why are employers so scared to post their "Company Paysc

Most companies that pay well and have good schedules don't have to advertise on this site - they have many qualified applicants actively trying to get a job there at all times. I've only seen a few good jobs advertised here over the years. Perhaps AVCANADA should make a rule that if you want to adve...
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Chief Pilot Exam/Interview
Replies: 15
Views: 3827

Re: Chief Pilot Exam/Interview

Its not a big deal, you don't have to wear a tie, you just have to show up and pass the exam and answer some questions that you are sure to have answers for if you know your ops manual. They will look at your log book, but not too closely unless you just meet the requirements. For the test use the e...
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transport Canada Cat 1 Medical Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: Transport Canada Cat 1 Medical Questions

Blood pressure changes by large amounts during different times of the day so doctors take the reading with a grain of salt - I wouldn't stress about it if it is normal most of the time. If you look healthy then the medical is just a quick 120 bucks added to the cash before he looks at someone who is...
by pilotidentity
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric C172 first test flight
Replies: 37
Views: 2593

Re: Electric C172 first test flight

I like the idea of the sun recharging the batteries. How many 172 sit around only being used once in awhile? Nice to go out to the airport for your weekly flying fix and have the "tanks" magically be full all the time.
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Henri and the Lady Captain, (Part 1)
Replies: 23
Views: 3540

Re: Henri and the Lady Captain, (Part 1)

Ha Ha! Perhaps a little too close to home for Rowdy.
by pilotidentity
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaning for take-off
Replies: 23
Views: 1824

Re: Leaning for take-off

Me too WetJet. I was a little disappointed when I found that it wasn't. Flying on the rez the passengers automatically leaned forward - I laughed the first time that happened.
by pilotidentity
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Interesting Aircrew Fatigue Piece
Replies: 5
Views: 1243

Re: Interesting Aircrew Fatigue Piece

Employers loose a lot of good pilots from burn out. After working a couple years with not much time off the body runs down, pilots start to complain about things that never bothered them before and they quit. The employer is more than happy that the "complainer" quits. As Trey Cool points out pilots...
by pilotidentity
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Water Rudders - Up or Down?
Replies: 37
Views: 3122

Re: Water Rudders - Up or Down?

I always left them down, then one day started working for a company that put them up at night. Never asked why just followed the procedure. I did taxi away from the dock with the rudders up a couple of times, once I pushed off right into the wind, taxied for awhile and didn't notice till I went to p...
by pilotidentity
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ride-a-long for a day
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Ride-a-long for a day

Justwantotfly, you've done the right thing in asking. I used to take new pilots or anyone really keen on flying up for a ride but no longer work at a company that allows this or I would in a heart beat. Once in awhile I meet someone who says to me "remember when you took me on that flight to _______...
by pilotidentity
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another Perspective on Retirement
Replies: 14
Views: 2621

Re: Another Perspective on Retirement

I've spent a year not working on semi retirement and the relationship with my wife suffered, we were around each other too much.... you start to wonder what you can do, its nice to have people outside your home to talk to and joke around with... if the job is not too hard, like flying, why not? Don'...
by pilotidentity
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Contract Negotiations, LOL
Replies: 33
Views: 5076

Re: Contract Negotiations, LOL

Well done.
by pilotidentity
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sad news....
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Re: Sad news....

They are gone now, and being a dad I can't imagine that... Dylan I send you my positive energy for the future.
by pilotidentity
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Junior Pilots, you have control!
Replies: 38
Views: 6372

Re: Junior Pilots, you have control!

This thread is a good example of those who have a lot wanting more.
by pilotidentity
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR in the mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 1595

Re: IFR in the mountains

I big part of flying IFR in BC is breaking out and canceling IFR. Sure you could follow the procedure all the time until lined up on final but that isn't efficient or fun. A little experience in the rocks can keep you out of trouble and give your passengers a smoother ride. The lighter and less powe...
by pilotidentity
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When to pull the plug on the Aviation career?
Replies: 54
Views: 5092

Re: When to pull the plug on the Aviation career?

I thought about pulling the plug once, when I was working for a crappy employer and just had become a dad but I figured out that I just needed to do a different kind of flying for awhile to get the excitement back. When I seriously thought about doing a non flying job I realized I don't really do wh...
by pilotidentity
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Second time around
Replies: 20
Views: 1851

Re: Second time around

Hasn't been brutal for me. Over 20 years at it. Mainly bush flying all over the place. Couldn't imagine going to work at an office, although some bad weather days I wish I could have been a dispatcher for the day instead of a pilot. Worked for a few companies that didn't work out but in the most par...

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