Yes they do up in Canada we do not auto-matically get our night rating with our PPL, what do you need like 2 or 3 hours of night flying for it. Up in Canada we need 10 instrument as well as 10 Night hours, with 5 (correct me if i am wrong) X country, and 2.5 of those PIC.
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m a 21 yr old student pilot and am also in my third year of university studying business. Ive just started my night rating and was wondering what types of postsecondary education do most professional pilots have. On the average, what degree/diploma are major carriers looking for? Whats your degree/diploma in?
The US and Canada are very very different in this matter. Down in the states, you really can not go anywhere without a degree in something. Up in Canada, although it helps it is not required. What is required up here, is experience and very good experience at that. Getting time with companies such as Costal Pacific and Kenn Borek Air are excellent for the log book. I am currently doing a Commerical Aviation Deploma program, not required but i figured it has a structered sylabus and can keep me better on track, and it may give me that extra little something to get me in with an airline. My goal is AC
, because of this i have taken a look over the website and have come across this.
Flight Operations – Pilot
Whether a Captain, a First Officer or Relief Pilot, an Air Canada pilot's number one priority is to conduct each flight safely with due consideration to passenger comfort and on-time performance.
While the typical work month consists of approximately 80 hours of flying, pilots spend many additional hours on such ground duties as preparing flight plans, readying the aircraft for departure, and completing post-flight reports. A day's work may vary from a long-range international flight to a sequence of shorter domestic flights. Reserve duty, in which the pilot is "on call", may also be assigned.
Air Canada pilots operate out of one of the four crew bases: Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg or Vancouver. Base preferences are awarded in seniority so pilots must be willing to relocate as assigned. Pilots typically begin their career as a First Officer on domestic aircraft or as a Relief Pilot on long-range, international flights.
To fly for Air Canada, pilots must meet certain basic requirements:
1000 hours of fixed wing flying time
Completion of schooling to the university entrance level. Ability to pass the Air Canada and Transport Canada medical and visual acuity requirements for a Category 1 medical certificate.
Canadian Commercial Pilot licence, current Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine endorsement.
Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status.
Pilot applications far exceed job vacancies, so preference is given to candidates with qualifications beyond the basic requirements. Examples of desirable additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:
Canadian Airline Transport Pilot licence
University degree or college diploma
Aviation College diploma
Military or commercial flight experience
Jet and/or glass cockpit experience
Air Canada is currently interviewing candidates who meet these requirements. If you are interested in a career as an Air Canada pilot, please submit and maintain your profile using the link at the end of this document.
In my opinion AC
would be an excellent airline to get on with in Canada. I personally would not want to be "stuck" on the 737 all my life, and would like to have advancment possibilities. Best of luck to you, hope to see you in the cockpit one day!