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by C.W.E.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

I just love this forum because there are so many posters here who never miss a chance to try and put someone else down, like this one just tried. Cat would say airline flying is easy because he had SIX instructors once on the airbus.....never did any airline flying though, except as a passenger. And...
by C.W.E.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

All we need now is some pictures. Here you go Zaibatsu, just for you. Here are some pictures of Fi Fi Kate the DC3 I flew for the TV series " Band of Brothers ". https://www.google.ca/search?q=dc3+fi+fi+kate&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj7j-WYxMfaAhUR-mMKHQ8pBe0QsAQIJg&biw=982&bih=540...
by C.W.E.
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

If you say you flew a DC3 I'll accept that.
You have no idea how much it means to me to have you say that.

Nothing beats the pleasure of having someone with your experience and skills level accepting my having flown a DC3.
by C.W.E.
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

But to be a Commercial pilot you must have a attained a Private pilot licence. So there is a minimum education level required When did TC start requiring a minimum education to learn to fly telex? My comment was to point out that to earn a living as a pilot there are no minimum educational requirem...
by C.W.E.
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

One thing about becoming a commercial pilot the minimum requirements to become one are really low because it is one of the few occupations where there is no minimum education required to become one.

As long as you can read and write and do simple math you qualify to be one.
by C.W.E.
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

Dad how long does it take to reach this position on the dock of Stink Weed Lake? Your reference to me as " Dad " tells us a lot about you. As to different flying jobs and different kinds of flying I had a very interesting career and the only thing I would have changed was not retiring sooner than I...
by C.W.E.
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

Meatservo has put it in a very understandable and true context. If a float operator will pay me 200+ a year to work 10 days a month I’ll fly floats. Oh. And a pension. Benefits. Travel benefits. Good disability. Fair treatment. How long does it take to reach that position in flying for an airline?
by C.W.E.
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

Is it just my misunderstanding of aviation today or is flying seaplanes looked upon as not a great flying job compared to flying multi engine jets? " Bush flying " is only one segment of flying seaplanes because there are big seaplane operators such as Harbour Air that have zero to do with bush flyi...
by C.W.E.
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Job
Replies: 95
Views: 10496

Re: First Job

At Pacific Seaplanes you learn from one of the most experienced sea plane pilots in the world.

That is worth pure gold.
by C.W.E.
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test Info
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: PPL Flight Test Info

A better question is what percentage of PPL flight tests are failures?
by C.W.E.
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Calling Any (all?) Nanaimo/BC Bush Pilots....
Replies: 4
Views: 3027

Re: Calling Any (all?) Nanaimo/BC Bush Pilots....

I live in Nanaimo and we could get together for coffee and some flying talk.

Thirty five is not to old to start, in fact there really is no age limit it is no different than learning to drive any piece of machinery.
by C.W.E.
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Abbotsford Commuter Aircraft Mishap, Feb 23, 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 11707

Re: Abbotsford Commuter Aircraft Mishap, Feb 23, 2018

It is quite possible it was a power problem.

Maybe there was not enough power to overcome the amount of frozen contamination on the airplane that reduced the lift component?
by C.W.E.
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5431

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

We know that some TC inspectors read this tread especially when it is something as high profile as this subject. Like many others here it is my opinion the school did not have operational control over their employee and their property. What do you T.C. inspectors have to say about this, am I wrong? ...
by C.W.E.
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5431

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

Flying schools have a responsibility to ensure safe flying over site in their flight operations both with their instructors and their renters. When I operated a flying school my rules were based on risk management. Single engine training at night was only allowed in accordance with the TC requiremen...
by C.W.E.
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5431

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

When I owned a flying school I would never have allowed a class four at that low hour rate to fly that trip period even it the weather was perfect.... ....because in that area perfect weather can become bad weather in short order and flying at night in single engine airplanes is risky enough close t...
by C.W.E.
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5431

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

There has been a lot of verbal diarrhoea back and forth about this accident and in my personal opinion Photofly has gotten to the root cause of why it happened in another thread. I guess I am most angry at the "it was just one of those things that happens in the normal course of training, nothing to...
by C.W.E.
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop hiring foreign scabs
Replies: 61
Views: 9482

Re: Swoop hiring foreign scabs

one who works for less than union wages or on nonunion terms
Then I must have been a scab because I never worked for a unionised company.

I always worked on non union terms because I didn't need a union to make good wages.
by C.W.E.
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center
Replies: 69
Views: 5431

Re: St. Catharines Flying Club or Brampton Flight Center

I am sure TC is studying this issue and in time the results of the study will be shared with the flying industry.

I know for a fact that at least one of the T.C. employees reads this forum and I believe he is in the flight training department.

Maybe he will comment here on this?
by C.W.E.
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Still confused with the new instruments renewal requirements
Replies: 37
Views: 4333

Re: Still confused with the new instruments renewal requirements

Of all the subjects we discuss here I consider flight instruction the most important because good instruction techniques will make for better results than poor techniques, which will result in overall better piloting skills in the flying industry. The subject of teaching flight by reference only to ...
by C.W.E.
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Still confused with the new instruments renewal requirements
Replies: 37
Views: 4333

Re: Still confused with the new instruments renewal requirements

It's overkill.
What is overkill?

Can you elaborate on what you are referring to?
by C.W.E.
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Still confused with the new instruments renewal requirements
Replies: 37
Views: 4333

Re: Still confused with the new instruments renewal requirements

Two stage amber is the answer it allows you normal vision inside the airplane with zero outside vision.
by C.W.E.
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11906

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Its not hard to get that impression sometimes though if you hang out at a lot of small airports. I wouldn't want tax dollars going to a place that I thought was only used by five pricks who wanted to be treated like princesses. I must be lucky where I live because I have sat here and thought back t...
by C.W.E.
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of having a degree
Replies: 154
Views: 14305

Re: The importance of having a degree

Also, if . gets his medical back I am SO getting my long-delayed float rating, and I know exactly where now! It has been interesting the difference between the medicals I used to get when I was flying for a living and the one I just went through. The doctor put me through every test known to man or...
by C.W.E.
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of having a degree
Replies: 154
Views: 14305

Re: The importance of having a degree

But I'm old fashioned compared to the wiser ones here, because I hate debt. That makes two of us who try and avoid debt. With regard to flying for a living I avoided debt by having my employers pay for most of my training once I started flying for a living, I payed for my PPL, CPL, instructors rati...
by C.W.E.
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Coolest Flying Jobs In The World!
Replies: 33
Views: 6228

Re: The Coolest Flying Jobs In The World!

O.K. Hiflychick here is a story I wrote many years ago for a book I never got around to writing. :mrgreen: If you have the time to read this it will better explain why crop dusting was my favourite job. The worst jobs were scheduled airline and air show flying. **************************************...

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