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Forum: Canada
5th Mar 2019, 20:03
Replies: 8
Views: 7,125
Posted By JV

A little late in the day but I am interested in...

A little late in the day but I am interested in this as well. Early retired after 36 years of flying for a number of reasons but circumstances have changed, so looking for something to do. ...
Forum: Canada
25th May 2018, 04:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,917
Posted By JV

Out of the business for ancillary reasons. I am...

Out of the business for ancillary reasons. I am 58, soon to be 59. That means that I have seen the business in the dirty times. I actually made more than a Westjet pilot in a large jet charter...
Forum: Canada
24th May 2018, 07:58
Replies: 4
Views: 5,045
Posted By JV

the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Cut...

the use of irony to mock or convey contempt. Cut and paste from the dictionary.

Severely looked down upon in canada. Carries the same stigma as telling it like it is, which is not politically...
17th May 2018, 07:05
Replies: 6,710
Views: 5,832,880
Posted By JV

Nope. Born in Canada and it is the only passport...

Nope. Born in Canada and it is the only passport I have. So could never work in Europe in any case, pointless to even pursue an EASA/JAA/UK license or type rating. Do have two european born...
17th May 2018, 06:11
Replies: 6,710
Views: 5,832,880
Posted By JV

I should not even be on this thread, but, as an...

I should not even be on this thread, but, as an early retired and inconsequential Canadian, who flew numerous general aviation aircraft, and numerous airliners, mostly for charter operators (think...
Forum: Canada
17th May 2018, 04:00
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By JV

Sorry, forgot to mention something, I think...

Sorry, forgot to mention something,

I think you may know this since you are living in Canada, but just in case, you need to take taxation into account.
You will pay maybe 25% to 30% of the...
Forum: Canada
17th May 2018, 03:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,661
Posted By JV

Not an air canada pilot but I have worked for...

Not an air canada pilot but I have worked for their feeders on two occasion separated by years in between. So this information does get around, even within the non air canada group of personnel. ...
Forum: Middle East
17th May 2018, 02:11
Replies: 73
Views: 119,180
Posted By JV

Information about one former colleague and good...

Information about one former colleague and good acquaintance.

North American pilot who lost his job in a bankruptcy.
Goes to large and well known asian carrier with a very high profile and good...
Forum: Canada
16th May 2018, 23:18
Replies: 18
Views: 7,604
Posted By JV

I am out of the business now but only recently;...

I am out of the business now but only recently; things were only starting to improve for newcomers when I left, then things went crazy. It's only been a short time since the shortage began when you...
Forum: Canada
16th May 2018, 22:06
Replies: 8
Views: 3,304
Posted By JV

Admittedly a bit facetious but think about it a...

Admittedly a bit facetious but think about it a bit; decades ago there were many fair sized airlines operating airliners to choose from, albeit some of that was due to a regulated environment. So...
Forum: Canada
12th May 2018, 05:39
Replies: 8
Views: 3,304
Posted By JV

My time is over and long gone. For anyone out...

My time is over and long gone. For anyone out there who gives a *&?%, if you don't want to live in a country with only one viable airline with a big red tail, many people on both sides of the fence...
10th May 2018, 06:03
Replies: 348
Views: 210,472
Posted By JV

Wow. I am speechless. As others have mentioned,...

Wow. I am speechless. As others have mentioned, and from a now retired pilot after 36 years, none of my long long forgotten high school abilities helped me be a better or safer pilot.

I could no...
Forum: Canada
9th May 2018, 03:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By JV

Happy that pilotDAR made his statement. Hey, I...

Happy that pilotDAR made his statement. Hey, I would love nothing more than live in a perfect world where all tools were available at all times to enhance the wellbeing of everybody.

Back to my...
Forum: Canada
8th May 2018, 03:15
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By JV

25 years ago, just so happened to be doing my...

25 years ago, just so happened to be doing my laundry at 3am in the basement in the summertime, with the window open, and fortunately with a screen. Three little guys, that would be raccoons, were...
Forum: Canada
4th May 2018, 04:46
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By JV

Very good.....never quite had the literary talent...

Very good.....never quite had the literary talent to lay down the realities of life in a way that would not garner scorn from the true believers. So thanks. You can bet that I would much rather...
Forum: Canada
3rd May 2018, 02:39
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By JV

Pre 2001 ish, thought that everyone and everybody...

Pre 2001 ish, thought that everyone and everybody was so fine and good and all was just as it should be with the world.. Just like everyone else. Had my little airplane job, lived my life. No...
Forum: Canada
3rd May 2018, 01:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By JV

Oh boy, and I say that with five years of work...

Oh boy, and I say that with five years of work time at a low level TC inspector job. Could no longer support the surprisingly and unbelievably toxic work environment, so like 90% of the new recruits...
Forum: Canada
28th Apr 2018, 02:11
Replies: 9
Views: 5,046
Posted By JV

Not so fast to judgement. Been an expat and...

Not so fast to judgement. Been an expat and while mostly OK, have encountered unsavoury types who will attempt to blackmail just for a few bucks to pay for food. When you are poor, you will do...
Forum: Canada
27th Apr 2018, 01:38
Replies: 9
Views: 5,046
Posted By JV

I am really sorry to hear that, and for my part,...

I am really sorry to hear that, and for my part, since you were not flying an airplane or even driving a car, I see no call for it. You can be as jolly as you want when you are off duty.

I guess...
Forum: Canada
26th Apr 2018, 20:41
Replies: 8
Views: 3,304
Posted By JV

Wow, I am speechless at how things change. ...

Wow, I am speechless at how things change.

Westjet used to be the best airline job in Canada, and Air Canada was a financial basket case that some thought would close up shop (I didn't, they are...
Forum: Canada
24th Apr 2018, 01:36
Replies: 41
Views: 22,863
Posted By JV

I'll say it again, I support good pay. I...

I'll say it again, I support good pay.

I guess that I am of the old group where half of my flying days were pre 9/11 and half were post 9/11. Pre 9/11 salaries were ever so slowly going up from...
Forum: Canada
23rd Apr 2018, 03:05
Replies: 41
Views: 22,863
Posted By JV

A little off topic, but at the end of the day, my...

A little off topic, but at the end of the day, my observations will come full circle to the swoop phenomena.

The previous poster indicated that he left the business because pilot salaries were...
Forum: Canada
15th Apr 2018, 20:59
Replies: 41
Views: 22,863
Posted By JV

I've been out of the business for over two years...

I've been out of the business for over two years now, but from what I hear and perhaps stating the obvious, there appears to be an important shortage of airplane drivers in canada, let alone...
Forum: Canada
28th Mar 2018, 02:08
Replies: 9
Views: 5,046
Posted By JV

My apologies, got the article mixed up with a...

My apologies, got the article mixed up with a recent national post article that really did have top public servants totally wasted and painting the town red.
Forum: Canada
23rd Mar 2018, 04:28
Replies: 10
Views: 4,244
Posted By JV

Agree with that. Report the problem, and find a...

Agree with that. Report the problem, and find a way to fix the problem so that it does not happen again. Fix systemic issues and all of that sort of stuff.

That is the intuitive reason for sms. ...
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