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by Meatservo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Beaver incident in Nanaimo?
Replies: 171
Views: 9299

Re: Beaver incident in Nanaimo?

I used to work for an outfit on the coast that paid by the mile, and if a guy flew to nanaimo, saw fog and turned around back to Vancouver, he may have been flying for 45 minutes but didn't get paid anything. Seriously. And this was the "reputable" airline. Some guys would decide not to do something...
by Meatservo
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot Traditions or Superstitions?
Replies: 35
Views: 2377

Re: Pilot Traditions or Superstitions?

I think this is a good topic. Aviation as an art owes a lot to the traditions of the sea, these honourable traditions have been eroding over the years and I think this is one of the reasons lots of people are becoming disenchanted with aviation as a career path. A thing loses its mystique and theref...
by Meatservo
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TO THE PEOPLE WHO THINK AIRLINES ARE NOT THE BEST JOB
Replies: 33
Views: 3435

Re: TO THE PEOPLE WHO THINK AIRLINES ARE NOT THE BEST JOB

Would someone please delete this thread? You guys remind me of Adam Sandler in the tub arguing with himself about which is better.. shampoo or conditioner?
by Meatservo
Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: epaulettes
Replies: 77
Views: 4924

Re: epaulettes

I think that was ME! I didn't have a change of clothes. I was hoping the ladies would believe I was an officer from one of the cruise ships. 8) If anyone thinks this is a silly topic, check out the maintenance forum "is an AME an engineer" thread. I guess everyone is suffering from identity issues i...
by Meatservo
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Dew sites
Replies: 9
Views: 1795

Re: Dew sites

Phone Adlair in Cambridge Bay. The twin otter pilots there go in'n'out of a lot of those strips. Someone there could give you some tips. Borek uses them too.
by Meatservo
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter Penetraion Skis
Replies: 20
Views: 2221

Re: Twin Otter Penetraion Skis

Google "twin otter landing in Pickle Lake". You should see a youtube video of a twin otter doing a short landing on the ice in Pickle Lake. That Otter has a fixed-penetration ski on its nosewheel. The wheel sticks out just enough that you can use it on a runway, but not enough to dig into the snow t...
by Meatservo
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Pilot Hiring Season Begins...
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Float Pilot Hiring Season Begins...

Hey, Gong, the opinions expressed in my post don't reflect the opinions of Wasaya. I don't even live on that side of the continent. And I think MEATSERVO is a very funny name.
by Meatservo
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Float Pilot Hiring Season Begins...
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Float Pilot Hiring Season Begins...

Wasaya hears ya. Wasaya don't care
by Meatservo
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Second Most Deadly Job is ...
Replies: 21
Views: 2701

Who said "Flying isn't inherently dangerous"? OF COURSE it's inherently dangerous. Your job is to mitigate the dangers inherent in flying. You're shooting through the air in a metal tube that will fall and hit stuff if it ever stops moving. You can't pull over and stop, the success of the whole ende...
by Meatservo
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are pilots Professionals?
Replies: 71
Views: 5524

At the bank, when I was applying for a mortgage, one of the boxes I had to tick off was whether I was a "professional", "semi-professional", or "non-professional". I wasn't sure which one to put an "x" in, so the bank officer filled me in on what this question meant. It turns out that, for example, ...
by Meatservo
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Law Firm of Dewey Screwem and Howe require new lawyers..
Replies: 35
Views: 2601

I have a friend who graduated from Law School recently. Law school wasn't a two-or three year college course either. Now he has to do something called "Articling" for a firm, which I gather isn't really the practice of law per se, but some somewhat menial task related to it. Only after completing th...
by Meatservo
Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for CPs
Replies: 27
Views: 2517

You guys are scaring me... Why are the two examples you keep using "a 25 year old versus a 40 year old"? 40 isn't OLD!!! (pleading tone) I guess the age of the chief pilot has something to do with the answer to this question; I've tried to hire guys between 30 and 40 because I don't want to hang aro...
by Meatservo
Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Looking for winter contract
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Yeah, I'm hoping to DITCH the october to, say, June part of my contract. Come up here in October and I'll go hit the beach with Jacqueline. Just grow a foot, put on some weight and change your name, I'll give you the lowdown on the plane, and you can be me till I get back. PS Call me. Silverback has...
by Meatservo
Thu May 26, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Train Driver
Replies: 74
Views: 23148

I was a brakeman on the CPR in 1994-5 in between flying school and my first flying job. My Dad is really into steam trains as a hobby so I sort of grew up around them. You guys wouldn't believe the process involved in getting hired there. There were three interviews, the last of which they showed me...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Labour code
Replies: 15
Views: 4439

Labour code

Today, I got a form letter from the Labour guys. The fellow writing the letter claims to have been asked by the Honourable Joe Fontana to undertake a comprehensive review of Federal Labour Standards. He writes that his mandate is to consider how the needs of workers and employers have changed over t...
by Meatservo
Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reading a book while on autopilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3403

Somebody just told me I had lost all "credibility" for starting this thread, but I think it's funny. Elliot, you must be talking about Capt.M.; I just saw him the other day. Your story worries me, because if you were flying from YPL,reading your book, anytime between 1995 and 2002, I probably passed...
by Meatservo
Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nakina Air
Replies: 48
Views: 9695

:(
by Meatservo
Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: why I miss the old engines....
Replies: 29
Views: 2395

Aw, come on! Ugly? Well, yeah, I guess... you get used to it.
by Meatservo
Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reading a book while on autopilot
Replies: 28
Views: 3403

Reading a book while on autopilot

I know a guy who reads books while he's flying. Just sits there and reads while auto the pilot does the flying. He says that since he's usually inside the clouds anyway, there's nothing to look out for, and he listens to the radio. I should mention this guy flies way up north, in sparsely settled ar...
by Meatservo
Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nakina Air
Replies: 48
Views: 9695

:(
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: why I miss the old engines....
Replies: 29
Views: 2395

Hey Grimey- I got news for you, the turbines work even better! You might be able to fool the fans, but you can't fool the players- I don't know any Turbo Otter pilot who misses the piston. It feels and sounds like you're sitting in a steel trash can while someone tries to beat you to death from the ...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC talking about the JetsGo pilot paying and getting f*cked
Replies: 46
Views: 7578

Well, you're right, I guess, it's not necessarily an investment, there's an additional distinction, are you "paying" for a type endorsement on some obscure aeroplane that no-one else uses, or are you getting a checkout on something useful? For us small-plane guys, the Cessna Caravan comes to mind. S...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nakina Air
Replies: 48
Views: 9695

:(
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC talking about the JetsGo pilot paying and getting f*cked
Replies: 46
Views: 7578

Hi, I think there are other factors involved than just whether or not it's fair to have to get a loan to pay a bond. I mean, you have to look at the company and what they offer in terms of stability, benefits, salary, job satisfaction, and career advancement. I've never had to get a bond, but that's...

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