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by Eric Janson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Vacation bookings through the roof in Europe. Easyjet up 600%
Replies: 16
Views: 2153

Re: Vacation bookings through the roof in Europe. Easyjet up 600%

This article is just another propaganda piece imho. As stated above - there are no figures given so it doesn't really say anything. One other problem - just because the UK will slowly re-open doesn't mean other countries will do the same. From personal experience:- International travel is extremely ...
by Eric Janson
Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fuel density effect on range/fuel capacity US West coast against south east Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 749

Re: Fuel density effect on range/fuel capacity US West coast against south east Asia

In any case, how often does this make a difference? In my career I can think of only 3 times where I needed full tanks. Well - I was doing flights last year where we took full fuel. The problem was that we couldn't get the published full tank value in the tanks. There are also sensors in the tanks ...
by Eric Janson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4130

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

r/Wallstreetbets has been eyeing silver as well, might be too late to be a stable investment. According to the posters there this is not correct - seems r/Wallstreetbets is taking the blame for everything. It's a fascinating story and the motivation some people have makes for interesting reading. I...
by Eric Janson
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4130

Re: Investing strategies for the commercial pilot?

Disclaimer:- Not investment advice Looks like we are in for a period of uncertainty in the Markets. The recent events with r/Wallstreetbets and GME stock has revealed what a rigged system this is. You may want to look at Gold/Silver as an alternative means to protect what you have. By that I mean ph...
by Eric Janson
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: B737 hard landing
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Re: B737 hard landing

B737 is the Type I have the second highest number of hours on in my logbook. Made my share of hard landings with the aircraft - but nothing like this! The aircraft is built like a tank (classic version) and I have no idea how you would do this. Very unusual to see actual skin damage on this type. Th...
by Eric Janson
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 3714

Re: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada

I wonder about the legality of all this... If a Canadian citizen travels for whatever reason and they test positive they are denied entry back to their home country. I can see foreigners told no - but citizens? Is this not some kind of charter violation? We have to quarantine when we come back anyw...
by Eric Janson
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots Getting a Tip
Replies: 18
Views: 1892

Re: Pilots Getting a Tip

So hypothetically lets say, your pilot gets a cash tip, or maybe you were flying, and it was you that got a nice cash tip. Do you have any company protocols in place, or how do you handle it? Do you share it with other staff, stick it in your pocket and forget it, or? Any and all input would be app...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban
Replies: 122
Views: 10166

Re: Air Canada Hires Influencers Promoting Travel Amid Non-Essential travel Ban

Do you really rank air travel with handwashing a risky activity? As I've stated on several threads - I rate travelling commercially as the most hazardous thing I do. I cannot control my exposure to others at an airport. Social distancing is ignored at boarding and de-planing. Most flights I've been...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 3714

Re: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada

Has anyone travelled across the border since this rule came into effect? I will be travelling across the border as a Flight Crew Member and deadheading back and I'm curious how they have handled FCMs (as they are in theory exempt). I position regularly to/from work. I need to show a negative PCR te...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: US European ban lifting?
Replies: 7
Views: 3291

Re: US European ban lifting?

Another update:- Negative PCR test declaration also required for travel by international coach, train and ship News item | 24-12-2020 | 17:54 The government decided today that from 29 December anyone travelling to the Netherlands by train, coach or ship from abroad must have a negative test declarat...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather Radar Tilt Methods
Replies: 19
Views: 1365

Re: Weather Radar Tilt Methods

Don't forget the gain - once again depending on the model of radar you are using. The system I use does not show tropical weather very well as the tops of the cells are "dry" and do not reflect radar energy very well. In some cases you may get a few green flecks until very close when a lot...
by Eric Janson
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada
Replies: 43
Views: 3714

Re: Pre-departure COVID-19 testing and negative results to be required for all air travelers coming to Canada

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, is requiring that, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada. This implementation date provides a...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

As soon as boarding is announced all Social Distancing goes out of the window. No Social Distancing at all on board - you have no idea what you are being exposed to. Nobody is going to answer 'Yes' to the symptom questions on the Health Declaration imho. I position regularly and regard this as the ...
by Eric Janson
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

As a member of the paying, flying public, I am wary of going on an airplane til this all gets sorted. So industry will not significantly improve until then, because I am fairly certain I am not the only one. If I were told quietly that the pilots had the shot(s), I would be more inclined. TC has to...
by Eric Janson
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

There's always unpaid leave.
by Eric Janson
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How rusty do you feel you're going to be?
Replies: 16
Views: 3618

Re: How rusty do you feel you're going to be?

What makes most sense is to do one or more observation flights prior to starting training. You see the normal operation and can ask questions.
by Eric Janson
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

What about the other side of the coin-how does contracting COVID impact your medical? Of course do not take an unapproved vaccine. Like any other illness - you are unfit to fly until you recover. Several people at my Airline have already been through this process. There is no issue with the medical...
by Eric Janson
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

I understand the Pfizer CEO has not been vaccinated with his own product.

Doesn't inspire confidence if this is correct.
by Eric Janson
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3910

COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

From EASA On a different topic, we have received several questions from the Member States and industry regarding the use of vaccines for aviation personnel,: Currently several countries around the world have authorised the prophylactic use of vaccines to prevent potential infections with SARS-CoV-2 ...
by Eric Janson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Long Landing Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1800

Re: Long Landing Thread

Does it *need* to be approved? Which rule would you be violating if you touched down in the second half of the runway instead of the touchdown zone after you were "cleared to land"? I'd be violating company SOPs. I believe this is one parameter that is monitored so you'd get a call from t...

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