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by Outlaw58
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The ideal pilot job
Replies: 29
Views: 2078

Re: The ideal pilot job

After 29 years in the military (about to retire), let's just say that the bar is freaking high for my next job. What would make me really happy is a corporate gig (604 type operation) where I would alternate between flying private jets to all parts of the world and flying a helicopter to fishing cam...
by Outlaw58
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NORDO - flashing green, in the air
Replies: 15
Views: 2353

Re: NORDO - flashing green, in the air

Think about it in terms of how the lights follow one another in sequence. In the air, if the tower for whatever reason could not allow you to land at all, you get a flashing red. That`s easy, you go somewhere else. If however the restriction is temporary, you get a steady red meaning don't land but ...
by Outlaw58
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC to FAA licence conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 11331

TC to FAA licence conversion

Im about to write the FAA ACP, CCP and ICP to convert my licenses to FAA IAW the standing MOU. Has anyone wrote any (or even better ALL) of these recently? If so, what study package did you use to prepare for the exam? Any suggestions? I am looking at the Gleim Online courses. Another thing I am try...
by Outlaw58
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Career change question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2122

Re: Career change question.

...if I manage to pull it off successfully I will be a much happier more fulfilled person. You might think that now, but eventually it'll lose its luster. It becomes just another job, and dragging your ass out of bed at five a.m. to fly to Buttlick Falls for the tenth time in a week gets old. It ca...
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Routing
Replies: 12
Views: 1341

Re: IFR Routing

Prefered routing is just that "prefered". You can file as you desire with the understanding that you may not get cleared exactly as you file. In this case (I have no idea what airports or route we are talking about), I would probably expect that if you filed direct, you will probably get c...
by Outlaw58
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Co-pilot time for ATPL
Replies: 195
Views: 20916

Re: Co-pilot time for ATPL

Gentleman, be either happy CPL holders, or bitter ATPL holders. It's official http://canadagazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p2/2014/2014-02-12/html/sor-dors15-eng.php April 13 it comes into effect. Or you can be neither. I'm a CPL holder working on an ATPL and this changes squat for me. Back to studying.... JP
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada's Snowbirds cancel 4 U.S. shows due to budget cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Canada's Snowbirds cancel 4 U.S. shows due to budget cut

I forgot that the Americans didn't come up here last year. So, if that continues, and the Snowbirds didn't fly, would there be any airshows in Canada? Speculation on my part but I'd say yes. That would also depends on what other military assets (ground and air) would be available if at all. My gues...
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada's Snowbirds cancel 4 U.S. shows due to budget cuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: Canada's Snowbirds cancel 4 U.S. shows due to budget cut

In no particular order: Not just small shows, ALL airshows are built around a major act which is considered to be a military jet team (Snowbirds, Blue Angels or Thunderbirds. If you are lucky enough, Patrouille de France, Red Arrows, Frecce Tricolori, etc... You get the picture) Snowbirds performing...
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A real brain buster
Replies: 27
Views: 1991

Re: A real brain buster

That means that I could go with an instructor on a C152, day, VFR, turning in circle above the airfield and not even touching the controls and that would count toward that requirement..... No it wouldn't.... you have to be actually doing something for it to count. It's pretty amazing what 1000 hour...
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A real brain buster
Replies: 27
Views: 1991

Re: A real brain buster

That sounds like great experience for a low-time pilot. A little single-engine time won't permanently damage your logbook, even if it's VFR :roll: Not sure how PIC could be a bad thing. Looks good in the logbook, and you get to learn from your decisions. Sarcasm? I am a helicopter pilot working tow...
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A real brain buster
Replies: 27
Views: 1991

Re: A real brain buster

This isn't a real question. It's a question of options rather than preferences. How many operators hire direct to a PIC position? Even on a 172 I think it's pretty rare. A list of operators who do would be pretty handy. I assume we're excluding instructor gigs... Exact Air in St-Honoré,Qc hires qui...
by Outlaw58
Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:41 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Valuable experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Valuable experience?

The problem with trying to transition military to civilian is that the civilian person doing the hiring is unlikely to understand how much the training can overcome the lack of experience, and the military person looking to get hired is unlikely to understand the few but important areas where the l...
by Outlaw58
Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Valuable experience?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Valuable experience?

Question here: I am a holder of a CPL/MIFR with 600 hours. Of those 600 hours, 450 were flown in the military (375 on jets), 300+ PIC but only 50 hours on Multi. Let's say I wished to enter the corporate world, what are my prospects or best route to that goal? How about if, on top of those hours, I ...
by Outlaw58
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Harvard II ejection Moosejaw, Jan 24/14
Replies: 114
Views: 9981

Re: Harvard II ejection Moosejaw, Jan 24/14

I for one am curious why the gear was damaged from a touch and go. It was damaged because of a hard landing. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, why the go after such a hard touch? Are military touch and goes different from civilian ones, some sort of carrier training? You have to picture this: A ...
by Outlaw58
Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Am I on the right path?
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Am I on the right path?

Lucas, As Trampbike stated, the recruiting office is your first step. They are the best folks to talk to about choosing the right Enrolment plan. In your case there would be 3 choices: 1a) ROTP (Military College): If accepted, you would attend RMC Kingston to obtain one of the degrees offered there....

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