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by jakeandelwood
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Being any kind of mechanic whether aviation or automotive or any other mechanical job is far more valuable when it comes to systems understanding than a university degree in my opinion.
by jakeandelwood
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips
Replies: 102
Views: 14270

Re: The beginning of the end of small private airstrips

I built my own house and following the local building/fire/plumbing/electrical code wasn't really a big deal. Rural areas are usually less strict when it comes to out buildings and what You can do with them. If you have enough money to afford a spread big enough to have a strip to land your plane I ...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

How do other professions market shortages in skilled Human Resources as a result of the baby boomers retiring? I don’t understand how the “pilot shortage” always gets the front page when there must be other professions which (I would think) are starving for experienced workers as well...and pay/qua...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

A 1500hr instructor is slightly better than a 250hr pilot. They generally learn faster. However, in a King Air, I'd still prefer a 1500hr Navajo pilot with previous 703 experience. Or really anybody with 1500hrs of even day vfr 703 experience. A 1500hr float pilot has figured out how to fly and thi...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

First off, working any job in canada will provide you a minimum wage. Stop trying to tell us that ramp work pays less, legally it can't. Secondly, if you think that you won't learn anything about aircraft operations from ground work then you need to leave the industry. Third, no career will give yo...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

The aviation industry is a bit of a joke, while its a privilege to fly and the pilots that have worked hard to get there deserve it it's also in the end a job to make a living. The aviation industry gets away with BS that would never fly in any other industry, take this for example: when I was flyi...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

The aviation industry is a bit of a joke, while its a privilege to fly and the pilots that have worked hard to get there deserve it it's also in the end a job to make a living. The aviation industry gets away with BS that would never fly in any other industry, take this for example: when I was flyin...
by jakeandelwood
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 16423

Re: Where is this so called shortage

There is no shortage of pilots. There is a shortage though of pilots that have current PPCs on the type that the company operates, lots of big experience and hours to keep their insurance rates as low as possible and don't forget to be willing to relocate and put up with their crappy starting salari...
by jakeandelwood
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Mother Lode
Replies: 54
Views: 7880

Re: The Mother Lode

Totally remember that movie from when I was a kid! I remember the scene when his fuel line was plugged, and that guy fixed it for him.
by jakeandelwood
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Military experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Military experience

I feel the same, every time I go flying they have that endless notam on VFR flight restrictions in class C airspace due to staff shortages. Why is it so hard for people with valuable aviation experience to get hired ?! have several years of IFR commercial flying experience and I failed that test my ...
by jakeandelwood
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: licensing expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: licensing expiry

photofly wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:03 pm
I could. Or you could read it directly on the TC website:
https://www.tc.gc.ca/en/services/aviati ... 1-005.html

The meat is section 5.0.

By the way, that AC is nearly three years old. How time flies!
Thanks
by jakeandelwood
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: licensing expiry
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: licensing expiry

The consequence of an expired PPC is that you can no longer do any of those things that requires a PPC. Also - instrument ratings no longer expire. PPC validity period: 705.113(2) Instrument ratings no longer expire? Could you tell me more please? I heard something changed about instrument ratings.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 48
Views: 12089

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

Yes I do, I also went out and bought my own damn plane, I fly where I want, when I want and how I want.
by jakeandelwood
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 48
Views: 12089

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

I made 15k more than that last year driving a truck.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR in-person assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 2988

Re: YVR in-person assessment

Thanks for the info!
by jakeandelwood
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunglasses recommendations...?
Replies: 19
Views: 3921

Re: Sunglasses recommendations...?

An eye doctor once told me a $10 pair of sunglasses is just as good as a $300 pair, you are just paying for bling and gimmicks with the later. Welders need the ultimate protection and you can pick up a welding helmet for under $50.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YEG assessment 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

Re: YEG assessment 2018

It's still part of THEIR interview process. They chose the way they want to conduct their hiring, they shouldn't be asking potential employees to finance it.
by jakeandelwood
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR in-person assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 2988

Re: YVR in-person assessment

You are proof to that you may have to wait then! Do you have to re apply before your profile expires or wait till it expires? Thanks
by jakeandelwood
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Military experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: Military experience

I would think that having any experience as an air traffic controller from the military or another country would be hugely valued to Nav Canada, also being a pilot one would think that would be of great value to them. It seems like Nav Canada is only concerned on how well you score on that ridiculou...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR in-person assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 2988

Re: YVR in-person assessment

I completed my online assessment in Dec/17 and haven't heard anything yet :(
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Former PM was a pilot. Who is he?
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: Former PM was a pilot. Who is he?

Pearson. Mind you, Diefenbaker was invalided home from England after apparently being hit by a shovel during pre-deployment training (rumour has it that this was some sort of psychosomatic injury that led to his being sent home). Diefenbaker was a Pilot?!? I find that hard to believe, but then agai...
by jakeandelwood
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YEG assessment 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

Re: YEG assessment 2018

Only in the aviation industry!
by jakeandelwood
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another
Replies: 7
Views: 748

Re: Insurance type checkouts-checking out one another

you have to play games with insurance companies. just tell them you cant find an instructor with any time on type, its pointless if the instructor has no time in the specific type. when i bought my Cessna 210 they wanted me to do a checkout with an instructor who had 200 hrs on a 210, most instructo...
by jakeandelwood
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YEG assessment 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3739

Re: YEG assessment 2018

Charging money for a job interview? i believe that's illegal.

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