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by Old fella
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/canada-is-being-bullied-by-china-heres-how-it-can-shut-it-down/amp/ 'Canada is being bullied by China. Here’s how it can shut it down. Amir Attaran: There is one legal move that would prompt immediate action—shutting down Canadian airspace to Chinese cargo services.'...
by Old fella
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 51
Views: 6175

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Is it just me, or do the ads that pop up between every post make this site almost unusable? Not just you. Long loading times and way too much battery and data usage as well. It is becoming expensive to use this website. I run Ad Blocker Pro which loads through Safari on my IPad and works great as I...
by Old fella
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Actually, a Global 7500 would suit His Highness and His Sycophants perfectly, however, the entourage of media and support miscellany would require an additional aircraft, such as a second-hand Boeing 737-900ER once owned by a Middle-East potentate. Ultimately, a two (2) aircraft minimum is required...
by Old fella
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The PM needs a new ride
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: The PM needs a new ride

Indeed, time to unload that clunker.
by Old fella
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New LLC
Replies: 9
Views: 2321

Re: New LLC

Dare I suggest ‘tis probably a group of established shysters looking for other people’s money. B747-400, are those delegated as trash haulers or failing that have designated plots in that desert aircraft graveyard and used as “organ donators” for the surviving trash haulers :rolleyes:
by Old fella
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 36804

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

I believe the PAPIs were covered in snow. I suspect that the depth perception was minimal but that there were lights in sight so they continued with the required visual references in sight. But while the CAP lists the required visual references, I believe it may be hidden in the CARS where it talks...
by Old fella
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines Sues Westjet Co-Founder David Neelman
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: Canada Jetlines Sues Westjet Co-Founder David Neelman

This Canada Jetlines joke is still managing to get itself in the media, hopefully it gets less than scant attention.
by Old fella
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Boeing 737MAX test pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Re: Boeing 737MAX test pilot

You guys maybe missed my point, no one (passengers) cares and remembers and swears that they'll never fly the 787 because of the battery issue. The sad thing is that after a bit of time the MAX crashes will fade and for cheap tix, the same "Ill never fly in one again" crowd will happily hop in! As ...
by Old fella
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3928

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

'97 Tercel wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:12 am
or fly into St. John's
Did that a few times many years back piss cutting over the south side hills when the gales of November came slashing 😉.
by Old fella
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3928

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

I'd fly on it tomorrow here in Canada or in the US, but I will never fly on Lion Air or Ethiopian Air, on any aircraft ever. Ditto for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to get on a MAX with AC, WJ or any North American carrier. As for Lion and Ethiopian, my chance for considering them for any travel plans li...
by Old fella
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 9443

Re: Air Canada Pay

An observation from this old codger. Why do chaps make comments on Air Canada’s salary structure when they (a) do not work at that airline (b) explicitly imply they have no desire to do so. If I am reading and understanding from this site correctly Air Canada doesn’t have any issues regarding recrui...
by Old fella
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines Loses Investors
Replies: 11
Views: 2862

Re: Canada Jetlines Loses Investors

I say this so called Jetlines will finally fold up like a cheap tent and be blown into the aviation crevasse and be deposited amongst the remains of similar claptrap enterprises - hopefully never to be heard from again. :rolleyes:
by Old fella
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3941

Re: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

Over the many years I have always enjoyed the Snowbird performances when I got the opportunity to watch them. Kinda hope they continue but there probably will come a time.....
by Old fella
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4371

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

From a personal prospective: I don’t give a Cape Breton Fiddlers F- - k

:partyman:
by Old fella
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12540

Re: Recession incoming

My favourite guy is the bow tie dude who has the big airport named after him, I can even remember the flag debate now that had the masses going. If Twitter and FB were around, oh boy........
by Old fella
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12540

Re: Recession incoming

OK, y’all don’t want JT back as PM and/or think he has been a disaster. For sure and fair enough, tell us then who should replace him. Just asking!
by Old fella
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 243
Views: 76127

Re: Canada Jetlines

It is very close to 6 years which includes 10 pages of multiple comments with this Canada Jetlines joke on the AV forum. Hopefully the 7th year will see an end to it once and for all- tis time.
by Old fella
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 2090

Re: Traing bond legal question

Hi, trying to figure out if I have a leg to stand on. Here's the situation: worked for a small regional and left before the bond was up. When I left, the airplane was in maintenance, and still is, over 3 months later. At the time, there were solid rumors from mamagement that the plane was sold (rea...
by Old fella
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4404

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

Apparently Adria Airways (Slovenia) is on the edge as well. Two planes repossessed by lessors yesterday. Apparently a third one is on the way out. https://www.total-slovenia-news.com/business/4569-adria-cancels-flights-after-2-planes-grounded-due-to-payment-default Always been happening as long as ...
by Old fella
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 24
Views: 3421

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

Bus struck wingtip of his(PET) charter AC DC-9, I think the collision cleaned out windshield of bus, thankfully no injuries. On the latest issue one would think there would be some basic training on how to maneuver buses around aircraft , especially with drivers who never been around aircraft. Faili...
by Old fella
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3774

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Jets flying is done with dedicated FA's and a maintenance engineer. The pilots are regular line pilots assigned to the flying like any other flying. Some falls to reserve. Last minute Jets flying (irregular/unpredictable) like this often gets picked up by management so as not to disturb the operati...
by Old fella
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3774

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Jets flying is done with dedicated FA's and a maintenance engineer. The pilots are regular line pilots assigned to the flying like any other flying. Some falls to reserve. Last minute Jets flying (irregular/unpredictable) like this often gets picked up by management so as not to disturb the operati...
by Old fella
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash Near Sherbrooke Quebec
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Fatal Crash Near Sherbrooke Quebec

Always very sad to hear of a promising young aviators life snuffed out.
by Old fella
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7657

Re: Interim bid out

Not that I know very much about this issue,mind you but I don’t ever remember AC having difficulties filling pilot seats despite the initial wage structure. From what I have been reading here pilots at WJ, Encore, Swoop, Porter , Expats et al seem to think AC is a good bet. Not to mention AC’s own s...
by Old fella
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6790

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

With the latest from the European consortiums, the door is now wide open for Canada to purchase the F-35 which I believe will happen. When the contract is officially signed and the aircraft enter RCAF service nobody will care about the 2015 politicking that went on.

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