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

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

#1 Post by bushnoob » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 am

Been going through the forum, but haven't exactly found what I'm looking for (yet). I'm 35. Never flown a plane before. Looking to switch careers to either bush pilot or float tours/ferry. Are there any bush pilots here that live near or in Nanaimo that would be willing to meet and talk about their careers? The beer, coffee, lunch, whatever is on me. Just would like to meet someone face to face rather than the internet...call me old school.

Unless of course I shouldn't bother because I'm too old to start. I gather I need my PPL and CPL before taking a certified Bush program? Looking for brutal honesty here.

Cheers,

Jeff
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#2 Post by C.W.E. » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:33 pm

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.
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#3 Post by bushnoob » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Thanks C.W.E. PM sent your way.
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#4 Post by Rowdy » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:20 am

Is your plan to stay in nanaimo? The choices then are limited for career there.

HA if you can get lucky enough top eventually get a nanaimo base or seair (only two pilots there).

There is no 'course' that'll get you ready for it. You'll have to head out into the canadian northlands for a couple seasons to gain the experience required to come back to the coast.

No age limit..
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