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by Ki-ll
Tue May 21, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 4307

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

shimmydampner wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:29 pm
I'm assuming that 25° is a reduced flap landing for this type? Anyone have any idea what the ref speed would/should have been?
Direct law landings should be done at flaps 3 setting.
At max take off weight for an immediate return it is about 160kts. Reducing by roughly 3 knots per 1000kg.
by Ki-ll
Sun May 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 156
Views: 10441

Re: DOH merge.

The 500 pilots slotting ahead come with aircraft, the ratio stays the same for career progression. BTW, I'm pretty sure TS operates the aircraft with less crews per than AC, so it will create even more upgrades. You don’t know the fleet plan for the AT airplanes. AT has more junior pilot group as w...
by Ki-ll
Sun May 19, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 156
Views: 10441

Re: DOH merge.

How is this difficult to understand? The money is in bigger airplanes. Someone who gets 500 people on top of him in the seniority list might never see WB captain spot due to the way demographics works against him. Or he will see it for fewer years. AT brings in wide body airplanes as well. A mix of...
by Ki-ll
Sun May 19, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 156
Views: 10441

Re: DOH merge.

How? Why? Pay isn't going down. Just because someone else would, hypothetically, catch a break, doesn't mean you are losing money. Air Transat consists -among other things- of planes and pilots. The pilots are merging into AC. The planes, you could have some arguments, but either way, whether it's ...
by Ki-ll
Sun May 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 156
Views: 10441

Re: DOH merge.

How? Why? Pay isn't going down. Just because someone else would, hypothetically, catch a break, doesn't mean you are losing money. Air Transat consists -among other things- of planes and pilots. The pilots are merging into AC. The planes, you could have some arguments, but either way, whether it's ...
by Ki-ll
Wed May 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11077

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Illya Kuryakin wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:23 pm
professional pilots don't run out of gas. At least, not because they didn't check.
Illya.
Were these not professional pilots?
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_ ... Flight_173
by Ki-ll
Mon May 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 4307

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Was the bounced cause by the emergency, or did the bounce create the emergency? Supposedly there is an interview with the captain of this flight. He said there was a lightning strike followed by airplane flight control law changing to direct with no protections, similar to Airbus. I looked up the p...
by Ki-ll
Mon May 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 4307

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Was the bounced cause by the emergency, or did the bounce create the emergency? Supposedly there is an interview with the captain of this flight. He said there was a lightning strike followed by airplane flight control law changing to direct with no protections, similar to Airbus. I looked up the p...
by Ki-ll
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30695

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Here is something interesting I came across the other day. Loosely related to the MCAS and the way Boeing and others build and certify airplanes. Below are interviews with D. P. Davies, the former chief test pilot of UK CAA, also the author of “Handling The Big Jets”. In the following clips he talks...
by Ki-ll
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30695

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Here's a grim litany of the government / industry / lobby shop nexus that was likely at the root of the problem: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/with-close-industry-ties-faa-safety-chief-pushed-more-delegation-of-oversight-to-boeing/?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=mobile-app&...
by Ki-ll
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 42
Views: 6407

Re: Pet Peeves?

Whatever it is, "with you" is definitely not it. Neither is "if available" or "if possible" when requesting altitude or speed changes. How about “conflicting traffic please advise”? Oh center loves that. I usually also do that with my position reports on 121.5 too because safety you know. I am a gu...
by Ki-ll
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 42
Views: 6407

Re: Pet Peeves?

Toronto center, this is (insert airline here)1234 with you ∆ | | | This triggers me Oh yeah? Enlighten us what the proper phraseology is then. Whatever it is, "with you" is definitely not it. Neither is "if available" or "if possible" when requesting altitude or speed changes. How about “conflictin...
by Ki-ll
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 42
Views: 6407

Re: Pet Peeves?

Mône wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Toronto center, this is (insert airline here)1234 with you


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This triggers me
Oh yeah?
Enlighten us what the proper phraseology is then.
by Ki-ll
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30695

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Thanks for that. I’m hearing this morning that the Ethiopian pilots were unable to use the manual trim following the mayhem and confusion the intermittent nose down trimming caused. Which, if I recall from my 737 days, isn’t normal or as designed. Thoughts? If this is true, it could be another deat...
by Ki-ll
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30695

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Serious issues with the MAX that weren't caught in the certification process which also appears to be a complete joke with the FAA allowing Boeing to do a lot of it themselves. This has been the norm for decades, at least since the 70s. FAA, or any other regulator, has neither manpower nor the expe...
by Ki-ll
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Thyroid Cancer
Replies: 19
Views: 2105

Re: Thyroid Cancer

C-GGGQ wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Medical renewed with no issues. Quarantine is over. Just waiting for ground school/ ppc
That’s amazing news!
Enjoy being healthy again.
by Ki-ll
Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair cancelling flights
Replies: 25
Views: 2597

Re: Flair cancelling flights

Oh, that's where that foreign registered airplane came from.
It looked like OE-XXX, which I think is Austria?
by Ki-ll
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: YYZ SLOTS.....Again
Replies: 41
Views: 4649

Re: YYZ SLOTS.....Again

JohnnyHotRocks wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:18 pm
The big question is how hard will it be to get a slot, or get a reissued slot once your pax shows up late?
I would imagine that if there is one they’ll give it to you. Why wouldn’t they?
by Ki-ll
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: YYZ SLOTS.....Again
Replies: 41
Views: 4649

Re: YYZ SLOTS.....Again

Seems like pretty standard slot procedures. All of Europe operates like that.
by Ki-ll
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: L1011
Replies: 20
Views: 3891

Re: L1011

Marvellous airplane, no doubt. I remember reading that it was the engine issues in the beginning plus a small wing (nowhere to put extra fuel for longer range flights) was the reason L1011 could compete with DC-10 and B-747. DC-10 was just flying parts slapped together compared to it, supposedly it ...
by Ki-ll
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 20206

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

I am sure all those pilots past year 4 are finding out there are other 'fish to fry', likely issues regarding reserve, but for everyone else in this industry, ACs 'Navajo captain' starting wages affect ALL salaries by dragging down industry averages. It's not the charter companies, or LCCs and ULCC...
by Ki-ll
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 20206

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

The question that births from your question is; what defines best? I think that is individually based, but one would imagine that pay is above average, scheduled with multiple crew and interesting layovers. There are a few flight departments I can think of with that setup, but openings are usually ...
by Ki-ll
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 20206

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

I am also hearing fewer people are seeing the NB captain as a good solution to progress right away at AC because you burn a bid on a slot very few people want. Work life is very challenging and some after year 5/6 walk away from BOTL captain on the NBs to go mid seniority FO for the work life balan...
by Ki-ll
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 20206

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

OR stick with a self managed contribution plan, make a decent salary with a significant but capped growth opportunity and maintain a relatively good, self prescribed lifestyle, minus travel bennies (but at least you can afford to pay for said tickets). Don't forget to mention having to look for a j...
by Ki-ll
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 850 mb chart
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: 850 mb chart

https://www.weather.gc.ca/analysis/index_e.html
Just curious, why would you want it?

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