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by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6868

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

It does kinda suck nowadays how everything is throwaway, 10 years old in my opinion shouldn't be obsolete and not repairable, especially since the company is still in business. Electronic repair shops seem to be a dying thing these days. I'd just fix it myself, saves the frustration of having to dea...
by jakeandelwood
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3956

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

When I went to my bank for a mortgage they did a pretty good job of making me feel like a loser because they said I didn't make enough to qualify for the amount I needed which was only 200k. I then went to a broker and they offered me 50k more than the bank would right away, and that was enough of ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3956

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

When I went to my bank for a mortgage they did a pretty good job of making me feel like a loser because they said I didn't make enough to qualify for the amount I needed which was only 200k. I then went to a broker and they offered me 50k more than the bank would right away, and that was enough of a...
by jakeandelwood
Fri May 31, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3956

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Another option to consider if you have the ambition and drive is to build your own house, I did it, it took me 5 years while I worked full time and lived in a travel trailer in the driveway. Im not talking about paying a contractor to do it for you, or being your own contractor, I'm talking about do...
by jakeandelwood
Thu May 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3956

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

The banks don't think beyond their little world. When I applied for a mortgage they said they could give me X amount of $, I said if you give me a bit more I can afford something close to work to avoid commuting therefore saving about $500 a month which in turn could go towards the mortgage. They s...
by jakeandelwood
Wed May 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3956

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

The banks don't think beyond their little world. When I applied for a mortgage they said they could give me X amount of $, I said if you give me a bit more I can afford something close to work to avoid commuting therefore saving about $500 a month which in turn could go towards the mortgage. They sa...
by jakeandelwood
Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Salary, benefits, and reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: Salary, benefits, and reality.

Im getting off topic but i applied at certain air operator once and they wouldn't tell you your salary or even if you were hired until you did their 5 days of ground school, on your own time of course. That was 12 or so years ago, I realize things are better now but the crap that the aviation indust...
by jakeandelwood
Tue May 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Salary, benefits, and reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: Salary, benefits, and reality.

There have been companies that have posted jobs here that I know for a fact offer some of the best compensation/retirement packages in the industry, yet have not mentioned in their post, nor are their employees allowed to disclose it here. It goes both ways, you want info? Get off the computer and ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun May 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: piper arrow down at CYFD
Replies: 46
Views: 6113

Re: piper arrow down at CYFD

Very strange him being up in that weather at that time.
by jakeandelwood
Sun May 26, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Salary, benefits, and reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 2682

Re: Salary, benefits, and reality.

dogfood wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 pm
Probably because the salary sucks and they are embarrassed to publicly post it..
That's exactly why. Every other industry posts salary and benefit info, usually as the first thing on a job posting, after all that's what attracts people to apply.
by jakeandelwood
Fri May 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 1852

Re: Max Engine question

The majority of the flying public can't tell an Airbus from a Boeing anyway. I guess some people might question the ticket agent on the aircraft type, they could just say it's a Piper 797 or whatever and the passengers would happily say thank you and herd themselves on in.
by jakeandelwood
Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: TSO requirements
Replies: 30
Views: 2132

Re: TSO requirements

photofly, everything you say makes sense, but then why are non certificated aircraft (experimental) allowed to fly in the same airspace as everyone else with non TSO'd radios? You hit the nail on the head there, some of these CARS don't make any sense. For example; I can't touch the hydraulic syste...
by jakeandelwood
Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Referral program testing!!!

I guess you have "it" or you dont.
by jakeandelwood
Mon May 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Referral program testing!!!

I would think flying experience would greatly help a candidate during their training for the same reason an Air Traffic Controller would have an easier time with training as a Pilot considering radio work, airspace, and air traffic procedures are overlapping knowledge, maybe not in the exact same co...
by jakeandelwood
Sat May 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5401

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

They should just start weighing passengers at the ticket booth, there is already a scale right there, then if you only weigh 160 ibs you get to check your 40 lb bag for free. The over 200 pounders would have to pay extra for their own rump. Like that would go over well, lawyers would be having a fie...
by jakeandelwood
Sat May 11, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5401

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Must be important stuff in it. Therein lies a lot of the problems. People are selfish and value their easily replaceable belongings more than strangers' lives. They are willing to place others in danger if it means retrieving their toothbrush and iPad. Airlines should be compelled to stop charging ...
by jakeandelwood
Thu May 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2390

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

A lot of it is just attitude and outlook. The mindset of "hanging on for the pension" makes my skin crawl, and why I don't think I could ever go into a job where that was my overriding priority. Unfortunately that type of thinking exists in aviation too, you see it in the heavily unionized airlines...
by jakeandelwood
Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5401

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Easy solution: Lockable overhead bins. Case closed. That's the perfect idea, the overhead bins get locked at the start of the descent and they aren't unlocked till the aircraft is safely stopped at the terminal. This could be done with electro-mechanical locks controlled from a panel by the flight a...
by jakeandelwood
Sun May 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5401

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Once again video showing people running away from the burning aircraft on the tarmac clutching their carry on bags. I sure hope nobody died because of the time those survivors used pulling bags from the overhead bins. I always sit by exit and plan on taking time to take my bags off if ever in simil...
by jakeandelwood
Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Referral program testing!!!

That's great that you received an internal recommend, that really helps. Strangely they don't seem to give a rip if you have a bunch of flying experience.
by jakeandelwood
Sat May 04, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2390

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

Better a bird in hand..Its not only the financial sacrifice, there are living conditions and location. Also, does it mean family has to sacrifice because you not making as much as you did. Do you have to relocate family? Do kids need to start over with friends and school? I often dreamt of airline ...
by jakeandelwood
Sat May 04, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11204

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

North Shore wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:30 am
Sum Ting Wong, and Ho Lee Fuk?
:lol:
by jakeandelwood
Fri May 03, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2390

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

You could always just stay a private pilot, buy a small plane and have a hell of a lot of fun.
by jakeandelwood
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?
Replies: 28
Views: 2223

Re: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?

Many corporately owned planes are private, so I don't think they have operating certificates as they don't carry paying passengers. I've never gotten an operating certificate but I imagine it is no quick and simple task. All pressurized turbine aircraft with more than six seats and all jet aircraft...

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