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by vortac
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Jazz pilot migration
Replies: 14
Views: 9350

Re: Jazz pilot migration

Too Simple.

There will a lot more to it than that.
by vortac
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Georgian
Replies: 12
Views: 2567

Re: Air Georgian

What happens when "almost everyone" there suddenly realizes they still work at Georgian in 6 years still making bottom-feeding wages, flying clapped out RJ's & Dh8s, complaining that the only places to can go is for even less money (i.e., Encore, Rouge, Skyregional). If everyone thinks they're just ...
by vortac
Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Air crash TSB report complete
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

First Air crash TSB report complete

First Air flight 6560 Resolute Bay, Nunavut on 20 August 2011 Crash Report Video Animation http://www.bst-tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/videos/aviation/a11h0002/index.asp TSB Report http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2011/a11h0002/a11h0002.asp Lets all respectufuly learn from this unfor...
by vortac
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Justin Bieber's Pilots Forced to Wear Oxygen Masks to.......
Replies: 59
Views: 6377

Re: Justin Bieber's Pilots Forced to Wear Oxygen Masks to...

Excuse me? Confidentiality laws? That is an interesting perspective that holds no weight if you were made a witness to criminal activity to which you were inadvertently made a part of.
by vortac
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why WJ Pilots lost all my respect
Replies: 71
Views: 26567

Re: Why WJ Pilots lost all my respect

I think that part of the "renumeration" for many of the pilots who join Encore is the opportunity to work at mainline WJ. After all, it is a continuously growing company that is potentially beginning to experiment with intercontinental flying. These Encore pilots value this because most other region...
by vortac
Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Emergency descent..
Replies: 37
Views: 8578

Emergency descent..

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/westjet-passengers-arrive-in-winnipeg-after-scary-flight-1.1635539 Possibly de-pressurizing at 41000ft.. :? Scary. Sounds like the crew reacted well and did a good job flying an emergency descent. Some freaked out passengers though. In general, how healthy do you guys fee...
by vortac
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 'Twas A Night Before Christmas.
Replies: 47
Views: 7474

Re: 'Twas A Night Before Christmas.

Jersus H Christ.. if I have one more person ram that video in my face, acting like they're the first to discover it, I'm going to have to choke myself.

Enough already with the stupid video. Wow they spent a few bucks at best buy and managed to get more publicity in 3 days than Rob Ford. :prayer:
by vortac
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New transport minister
Replies: 1
Views: 718

New transport minister

It looks like the government minister rescently responsible for driving the Canadian career piloting profession firther into the gutter, just got a promotion.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1198781 ... -transport
by vortac
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: EVIL FLOURISHES WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING
Replies: 37
Views: 10781

Re: EVIL FLOURISHES WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING

Yeah that Modern Organic Products dude. There's a lot of them these days, but can you blame him? For the vast majority of its history, agriculture can be described as having been organic. Only during the 20th century was a large supply of new chemicals introduced to the food supply. Not to mention G...
by vortac
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Study shows career as a pilot becoming less attractive
Replies: 31
Views: 3183

Re: Study shows career as a pilot becoming less attractive

If you want to virtually guarantee your chances of having zero desire to get into recreational flying beyond your initial flight training, just become an airline pilot. It'll beat the joy and freedom of flight right of out of you. Employers, Flight Training Units, Transport Canada and Unions do NOTH...
by vortac
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pickering Airport a GO?!
Replies: 7
Views: 3785

Re: Pickering Airport a GO?!

The best part is how they totally "curve-balled" the Ontario Government on the decision and announcement.
Dorval here we go! Ontario needs another scandal so it can flip-flop a bad government to another bad government again.
by vortac
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MILLARDAIR MRO HANGAR
Replies: 93
Views: 26467

Re: MILLARDAIR MRO HANGAR

This article tries to put things into perspective.

Tim Bosma murder suspect, Dellen Millard made surprising decision to dismantle family business
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/31 ... mantle-it/
by vortac
Mon May 27, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Man jumps from taxiing Sunwing flight
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Man jumps from taxiing Sunwing flight

http://www.theprovince.com/news/jumps+from+moving+plane+Toronto+airport+escapes+injury/8440334/story.html Man jumps from moving plane at Toronto airport, escapes injury BY THE CANADIAN PRESSMAY 27, 2013 12:06 PM TORONTO - A man flying into Toronto shocked his fellow passengers when he jumped from a ...
by vortac
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Porter/Bombardier set to announce CS100 order . . .
Replies: 112
Views: 13382

Re: Porter/Bombardier set to announce CS100 order . . .

It was a great long shot for Porter but this thing will be dead in the water. There is no way that the city of Toronto will allow the island to get even one square foot larger for the purpose of an airport. It took the last decade for the city to realize it even had a waterfront, and now that it is ...
by vortac
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC E170 CADORS in NY
Replies: 21
Views: 4176

AC E170 CADORS in NY

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/2/cadors-screaq/rpt.aspx?lang=eng&rptcads=2012Q2790&cads=&cadorsno=®cd=0&occdtefrom=2012-11-27&occdteto=2012-11-27&occtypecd=0&fatop=%3E=&fatal=0&aeroidtxt=&aeroidcd=&loc=&provcd=0&accatcd=0&acoptxt=&acopcd=&acmaketxt=&acmakecd=&acmodeltxt=&acmodelcd=&evnts=&e...
by vortac
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Air Canada LCC- Vancouver Based
Replies: 15
Views: 4000

Re: New Air Canada LCC- Vancouver Based

I think they have learned more than a few lessons since then.

The last time was a dumb knee-jerk panic marketing department reaction, a.k.a. neon paint investment against Westjet.
by vortac
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada eyes Asia for low-cost airline, here we go.
Replies: 12
Views: 5055

Re: Air Canada eyes Asia for low-cost airline, here we go.

The evolution of capitalism continues.... Being forced to hand over your skilled labor job to a developing country citizen who will do your skilled labor job for 2/3'rds less. He/she can of course because their cost of living is half of yours in your homeland. They have a fun term for this..Globaliz...
by vortac
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PLUNA in trouble?
Replies: 8
Views: 5387

Re: PLUNA in trouble?

The management thought it might be fun to gamble a little in a country/market they have probably never even been to, much less know anything about. Bravo. Mostly because 15mil could never be invested back home in say....... perhaps acquiring oil sand charters. Perhaps leasing an aircraft that is act...
by vortac
Sat May 19, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA off to arbitration
Replies: 59
Views: 11245

Re: ACPA off to arbitration

That's ok. They'll just hire more pilots for 38k a year. Everyone's still lining up, plus probably about 150 PFO'd pilots hoping for another shot at an interview. Upset old timer problem fixed.
by vortac
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: E-Jets at air canada
Replies: 32
Views: 5068

Re: E-Jets at air canada

If that were the case, it would contradict their popularity throughout North America.

Nothing will ever be perfect.

It's looking like ACPA will not be operating them much longer though.
by vortac
Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada cancels some flights amid pilot protest - Apr 13
Replies: 139
Views: 6667

Re: Air Canada cancels some flights amid pilot protest - Apr

The AC pilots top two representatives were reprimanded and threatened with the termination of their jobs for speaking out on behalf of the rest of the entire group. Is anyone surprised with today's news. Today is just another cough, from a very sick corp.. I can only imagine the headlines on the day...
by vortac
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada sending Embraer 175/190s to Express
Replies: 133
Views: 32775

Re: Air Canada sending Embraer 175/190s to Express

I can't help but think that the AC pilots have little to no leverage left to negotiate. Most of your rights to manage the situation and outcome have been taken away from you by the government. Judging by the comments sections of just about every AC related article that I have read leads me to believ...
by vortac
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Rampies walk off the job
Replies: 75
Views: 8414

Re: AC Rampies walk off the job

ogopogo wrote:I'm a million-miler with AC but just booked WJA for next week's trip. :( I just can't afford the risk.
Congratulations.
Maybe Harper & Lisa can force you to fly with AC, for the best interests of the Canadian economy.
by vortac
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Rampies walk off the job
Replies: 75
Views: 8414

Re: AC Rampies walk off the job

One article I read speculated that this all started when Lisa The Rat was walking through the terminal and started to recieve a sarcastic thank you clap from various employees giving the stink eye. These days, everyone feels like a herd of sheep being led to the water by just about anyone in a posit...
by vortac
Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport screeners stealing from passengers
Replies: 15
Views: 2798

Re: Airport screeners stealing from passengers

The system of random screening pilots by CATSA at bypass screening points across canada is complete and utter nonsense, a massive waste of time, especially that of the flight crews, and a complete insult with respect to the job they perform and the responsibilities that they have. They amount of fru...

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