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by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

US finally takes action:-

https://simpleflying.com/united-states-pia-scandal/

My guess is they will be banned in Canada as well - should have happened already imho.
by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 2633

Re: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada

I don't think people feel flying is unsafe. I think people feel being somewhere other than home is unsafe. I disagree - flying as a passenger is the riskiest thing I do at the moment. - No social distancing on the Airlines I've travelled on. - No idea who I'm travelling with or what they've been ex...
by Eric Janson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

On top of everything else.... https://simpleflying.com/pia-missing-flight-attendant/ Not the first time this as happened or even the first time this has happened in Toronto! Of course the real question is - why is PIA still allowed to fly to Canada? Pakistan actively challenging the EU ban - gives a...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A sad end for this HS125
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: A sad end for this HS125

boeingboy wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:03 pm
I don't get it....maybe because I'm not a criminal....but what good does it do to torch these things?
Possibly getting rid of things like fingerprints and DNA.
by Eric Janson
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 18
Views: 747

Re: Amputee PPL

@Benm11

Pass this link on to your friend.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Bader
by Eric Janson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

Looks like some house cleaning going on.... https://www.amevoice.com/blog/1211/fake-licences-issue-seven-pakistani-pilots-56-engineers-terminated-by-kuwai/?fbclid=IwAR3y2dSnqPRPbqWRzbUQQ7TDqrWgQsNkqvb5faGp6Xd_dyoQ7FSmdkMKf4M#.Xvf8cITDLHg.facebook Expect PIA will be a Regional Airline by the end of t...
by Eric Janson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: Flying to YUL

@ShawnR Just thought of one more thing you can do (if you have time). You could see if it is possible to visit the Tower or other ATC facilities on the airport. Always nice to meet the people on the other end of the radio and see they are just like you. Not sure what is possible in the present situa...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

Having lived and flown in the Region - I've experienced it all firsthand. There are plenty of decent, honest people in the region who are just as disgusted as all of us by this state of affairs. The system is rigged against anyone honest ever getting into a position where they have the power to make...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1365

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

I would expect more countries to follow the EASA example this week.

I believe the real issue is PIA's continued failure to implement any kind of SMS/FOQA system. Hard to believe any Airline doesn't have this in place.

Hard to believe they have IOSA certification - but they do.
by Eric Janson
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56234

Re: The Return to Normal?

https://simpleflying.com/canada-foreign-traveler-ban/

Limits the number of people able to travel to Canada and travel is only for people travelling one way.

Still a very long way from returning to normal imho.
by Eric Janson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: Flying to YUL

Just let the controllers know when you first talk to them that you are unfamiliar with the airport and area. That way you won't be cleared to any obscure locations that you are not familiar with. You could also call ahead and ask what the best time to arrive is - that way you avoid ending up in the ...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....

I read that PIA has 14000 staff for a fleet of 30 airplanes. Nothing unusual there - State Airlines in that region of the World are a dumping ground for brothers/cousins/uncles of influential people. Qualifications don't matter! They get a nice salary and benefits and don't have to do anything. I'v...
by Eric Janson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: Pakistan grounds 150 for cheating on exams....

Interesting how quickly they've discovered this.... My educated guess is that they've known about this for years and everyone turned a blind eye to the issue. Another educated guess is that there were people making money off this corrupt system. They got caught and now they have to go public. In thi...
by Eric Janson
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6258

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

BBC carrying the story as well https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53182750 Fits with the Culture. No surprise to anyone that has spent time in the region. Similar issue in India - they grounded a number of people and then it all got swept under the rug. Hopefully this doesn't happen here. Fully agr...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6258

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Preliminary report:-

https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/S ... IB-431.pdf

Raises even more questions about what was going on in that cockpit.

How things could deteriorate to this level is something I can't understand. Very sad read.
by Eric Janson
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56234

Re: The Return to Normal?

Here's what things look like for some us:- I volunteered for an operation my Airline has on the other side of the World. We had to get special Visas to allow us to enter the country. Crew presently in the country have been trapped as there were no flights to get them home. We arrived with a second a...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56234

Re: The Return to Normal?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46096768

Pretty obvious who's behind this. Australia is waking up but they have a huge problem.

China has bought a lot of assets in Australia.There are finally questions being asked.
by Eric Janson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10214

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The Cyclones are now back in service, the investigative team has determined that the crash was caused by the flight director being coupled for the manoeuvre which didn't allow the pilot inputs to be escalated in the system. You would think that manual inputs would be enough but the system design pr...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7562

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Exactly. People need to get a grip. Airports/Aircraft are probably going to be the safest place because of all the measures being put in place. Nobody wants to ride in an aircraft but they’re ok being packed into a a recently opened restaurant or better yet - protesting. Wear a fcking mask, wash yo...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56234

Re: The Return to Normal?

There's another important question that needs to be asked:- How many Canadian Politicians are on the Chinese payroll? Who has accepted donations from China or organisations who are nothing but a front for Chinese interests? I'm sure there's quite a story here if anyone choses to investigate. Call me...
by Eric Janson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56234

Re: The Return to Normal?

And now we have sent ebola to a place in China where they are doing it with worse,. and with no transparency, and holding our own kidnapped citizens, and worse... It's CBC but for once seems largely factual. I've been loosely following this virus story since last summer. When the government clams u...
by Eric Janson
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

What are some annoying things about your job? At the moment the complete lack of a roster - it's one day at at a time. How does your career trajectory look? Looks like I will be flying in June and July - no idea what happens after that. Anyone still get nervous before a flight? :rolleyes: Never - a...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56234

Re: The Return to Normal?

Their is no such regulation. I love when ground staff say things such as this to crew members who have been commuting for ages and operate the planes. I've had a few folks try to quote this, however I knew what they were talking about and was able to quote what the reg actually said. Sure they were...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many pilots laid off?
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: How many pilots laid off?

The end of a job is not necessarily the end of a career. Surely you of anyone should know that Eric, I'll assume you don't mean to sound as condescending as that comes across. Perhaps you should pass along your insights to these former colleagues of yours and see and what they think of them? Sure, ...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many pilots laid off?
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: How many pilots laid off?

You can add close to 900 Emirates Pilots to the totals. Layoffs done out of Seniority. A lot a Government Income Support schemes are ending around the World in the coming months. Looks like a lot more layoffs to come once these expire. I know quite a few ex Colleagues whose careers have probably end...

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