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  1. Remember the good old days, before the internet, when you actually had to get off your a** and put a little effort into getting someone else to do your homework for you.
  2. There may be a few options out there. As above, Roho is one brand I'm familiar with, but look for the Airhawk Aviation seat. If the sticker price shocks you and you're covered under a good health plan, get a doctors note. Works good on any seat, although a bit wide for some. Even used it with tilting vertical reference seat kit.
  3. You really can't put a price tag on the chicks, glamour and glory that go with it
  4. Well, here's your chance to put the system to task. Flingwinger, state when this occurred. Give an obvious hint who the company may be and if any other readers applied for a job and were rejected during the time frame file a complaint. If not a single capable qualified unemployed Canadian pilot applied then I say the foreign pilot you mentioned has been fortunate and has a job that no other Canadians wanted.
  5. This article should help Lineworker http://mashable.com/2008/11/14/drunken-emails/
  6. If they're going go sell this in Canada I hope they're building the drone that can roll fuel drums up hill in mud or snow There's no doubt the technology is coming and I think it won't be long before we see them zooming up and down pipeline ROWs or along power lines. There's already several universities and colleges that have added UAV courses. If you live/work close to one of these you've probably seen the NOTAM's, because we all check our NOTAM's as part of our flight planning.
  7. Have to wonder why the road to "experience" is full of "scared the shat out of myself" moments. Maybe it will change for the up and comers now a days. Don't miss those days when I used to come home with less undies than I left with, although not out of the woods yet. In this case glad everyone is OK. Proves things happen to the best out there too, at any point in your career.
  8. You said, "So I guess I bought my job. Maybe yes, maybe no" I'd say certainly NOT. You invested in yourself, your career and your family, if you got one. You took a bold approach to separate yourself from the herd and found a good stable job in the end. Like Helilog56 said, kudos to you! There's too many people here that would rather complain than take the steps on their own to secure a good stable job. Did my IFR a while back, got my job of a lifetime and haven't looked back.
  9. Keep this friend as a beer buddy only. Stop taking advice from him or her. Aside from providing you the exact CAR's reference paragraph, Winnie is bang on and has outlined it for you in plain english. If mis-interpreting regs and cutting corners is your norm, perhaps you should re-think the whole idea of flying IFR
  10. You're probably not far off with the 1 in 10 estimate. TC used to post statistics on this. I searched but can't find anything recent. As I recall they used to post how many licences are issued and how many are still current with PPCs and such. Back before 2008 I think it was in the neighbourhood 20%. Oh well they probably laid off the person at TC who did this when our current government axed everything or they moved over to cabin safety;) Flight schools didn't advertise those numbers then and they certainly don't now a days. Not that wide eyed eager dreamers with good credit would listen to facts anyhow.
  11. Perhaps now is not a good time for you clowns to ask why you're NOT considered "professionals"
  12. TC is up against the wall after Lac Magantic. Duty times and SMS are under severe scrutany, rightfully so. How willing do you think TC is to back down on this issue? Wouldn't CBC love to do a story about how truck drivers and train conductors operate under tighter, safer regulations and guidelines than all of the aviation industry. On the world stage TC has been left in the dust on these issues. Look at what the FAA has been up against with regards to pilot fatigue after numerous accidents where fatigue was a contibuting factor, such as the 2009 flight 3407 crash that made international headlines. How willing do you think the regulators are to back down on this side of the border because some owners are worried about extra plane tickets and hiring extra crew.
  13. I'm sure when its all over and done with there will be amendments, exemptions and ops specs in everyones Ops manuals. Who knows FDT's regs may even resemble something similar to the shifts pilots are currently working.
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