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by C-GGGQ
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4054

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

Got my licenses in 2007 had a good job in 2008 and got laid off. Spent 4 years working various jobs and ramp positions because at 400 hrs i couldn't find anything. In 2012 I hung up my headset and became a long haul trucker. Same job basically but was killer on my personal life and health. Got marri...
by C-GGGQ
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Medevacs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Covid19 Medevacs?

This whole thing has done a very good job showing you what actually is essential. Oil is negative now but none of us are dying or starving for the lack of burning it. Yep.. masks, gloves, and face shields for all patient transfers, gowns for Influenza Like Illnesses or suspected COVID patients. Hav...
by C-GGGQ
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Medevacs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Covid19 Medevacs?

For us in Manitoba 0 covid flights. And our requests have dropped way off. It hasn’t got into the north yet and the best way to keep it that way is to not bring people down here to get exposed so im told our triage section at the provincial dispatch is leaving most people where they are these days....
by C-GGGQ
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Medevacs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Covid19 Medevacs?

For us in Manitoba 0 covid flights. And our requests have dropped way off. It hasn’t got into the north yet and the best way to keep it that way is to not bring people down here to get exposed so im told our triage section at the provincial dispatch is leaving most people where they are these days. ...
by C-GGGQ
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid19 Medevacs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: Covid19 Medevacs?

Pretty similar to that for us too. Told we are getting some fancy UV light thingy to disinfect after the wipe down. Haven’t actually had a Covid patient yet though. Ambulance dispatch has slowed us right down overall trying not to move people around if they can help it.
by C-GGGQ
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The return of bonds?
Replies: 15
Views: 2922

Re: The return of bonds?

Bonds have always been a shady way for shitty operators to push their pilots to do things they shouldn't in fear of losing their job. There are enough reputable operators out there that don't have bonds, and if EVERYONE just walked away every time they were told you need to sign a bond they would A...
by C-GGGQ
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104027

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

FL-280 wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:14 am
Keep hoping there bud.... TRZ was under 6$ this morning
It’s down from a couple of months ago yes but it’s still up over the last year and the last 5.
by C-GGGQ
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35620

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Ladies & gents...to Quote my (our) beloved Avcanada friend and site moderator that perished almost a decade ago in Antarctica; "...there is nothing wrong with light rib jabbing in questionable times"- Just Curious Please find his past posts. A gentle giant that the old school members miss dearly. I...
by C-GGGQ
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51153

Re: Corona Virus

https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-spreads-one-study-predicts-101552222.html “New modeling from The Australian National University looks at seven scenarios of how the outbreak might affect the world's wealth, ranging from low severity to high severity. In the low-severity model — or best-case scena...
by C-GGGQ
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 35620

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Saw this article on Twitter provides some context of how bad one of these could get. A quick synopsis of the 1918 "spanish" flu https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/journal-plague-year-180965222/ except the Spanish flu was literally H1n1 or Swine flu before we started calling it that. In India in...
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51153

Re: Corona Virus

Mortality rate is quite low for a virus and most people are recovering already. We just like to panic. Oh and a new Bird flu (h5n6 or something) has sprung up as well. India is still dealing with H1N1 or Swine flu 2015 India outbreak Edit Main article: 2015 Indian swine flu outbreak Swine flu was re...
by C-GGGQ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104027

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Yes. I thought that Air Canada crewed heavier especially since they use RP's where Transat does not. Believe that was in fact brought up in one of the earlier merger threads.
by C-GGGQ
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104027

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

altiplano wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:47 pm

TS is already heavier on pilot:aircraft ratio compared to AC
I was under the impression that the opposite is true.
by C-GGGQ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 112
Views: 6377

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Morning Checklist #1, Rev 1 Reason for amendment: Insert 'Butter: APPLY' Coffee start Button: DEPRESS Toaster ENGAGE Coffee: POUR Cream: AS DESIRED Toast: REMOVE Butter: APPLY Jam: APPLY You'll need an additional revision, you've forgotten the 3-Ss. Important part of any morning routine. Oh dear, a...
by C-GGGQ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Re: Imagine a Greyhound bus in 1999. Now imagine it is in the air

I'm not saying Spirit or any other ULCC/Lcc Is great, in fact I've never flown on them or any other. However, it seems a lot of people's complaints (other than when you see whole plane loss stranded etc) boil down to "I didn't read the fine print and figured it was the same product as Delta"
by C-GGGQ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada, saying it's 'better' than PM's plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: Mexico tries to sell . jet to Canada, saying it's 'better' than PM's plane

I mean.....he's not wrong. It's IS better than a couple of old challengers and a 310 (300?). It's just no less wasteful for us than it was for them. Wrong plane for the mission.
by C-GGGQ
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Entire application process timeline?
Replies: 148
Views: 39045

Re: Entire application process timeline?

I'm honestly thinking after all the anecdotes that they prefer the sub 1000 hr guys. Less "bush to get out of them" as someone phrased it. I'm probably wrong if we had the real figures but it sure sounds that way reading these threads
by C-GGGQ
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1606

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Fire patrol and pipeline aren't going to low time pilots anymore. People frown on paying for type ratings so why would renting be different. If you can find a school with the availability to let you head out on an extended trip with a plane. Times have changed considerably.
by C-GGGQ
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 33
Views: 3792

Re: Whats the best headset to get

Your $400 set is just “passive” ear protection. Clamps on your head and blocks sound. Your $1000+ headsets have some form of electronic noise cancelling. Will be much quieter not clamp your head so hard (they don't have to) but will require batteries. They may have extra features like Bluetooth etc....
by C-GGGQ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1833

Re: PICUS at Encore

As many on here like to point out signing bonuses can easily disappear and are not an increase in wages. A look through the payscales and most start fo’s at 40-50 and stagnate quick. Jazz’s FO scale surpasses most of them in year 5 or 6. For captains they start around the same as jazz $80, and stagn...
by C-GGGQ
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1833

Re: PICUS at Encore

Except regional wages “skyrocketed” from 18k starting wage at regionals according to the tables at airline pilot central are still $39 an hr. Now its USD sure, but the biggest chunk of that “make 95k you’re first year” is signing bonuses ie Mesa airlines 22,500 signing bonus 5000 if you come with a ...
by C-GGGQ
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 2077

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

Nah, you're right to be mad. That's pretty low.
by C-GGGQ
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 146207

Re: New hire bids

Noticed the regular pilot job posting is off the Jazz website, only pathway route is available. Anybody have any insight if this is the only way to apply now? As far as I can tell they always have it open, they just change the ad once a year ish probably to help the algorithm sort applicants. If yo...
by C-GGGQ
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Trip from hell".
Replies: 17
Views: 2503

Re: "Trip from hell".

Why was his super important medication in his checked baggage?
by C-GGGQ
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio
Replies: 19
Views: 3746

Re: Jobs for Pilots with 250 HRS In Northwestern Ontatio

Can anyone confirm whether companies looking for candidates with a CURRENT Group 1 IFR are looking for someone who is current on their 6/6/6, or is the expectation just that your still within the IPC? i doubt anyone cares. your ppc training will revalidate your group 1 for a year anyways. Thanks. H...

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