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by planett
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

No wonder the governing party repealed the Taxpayer Transparency Act. If that contract value provided by Babcock is true, then that's roughly $16.9 million per year CAD for the Tanker Program Alone. That's more than the entire cost for MGAS in a single year. The total cost for MGAS needs to include ...
by planett
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5467

Re: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion

Maybe the "Big Announcement" is a Scent Free Workplace.👍
by planett
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

A State Operator or Government Air Service as applicable is not a business in pursuit of an income or profit by operating the aircraft. Any money that changes hands is simply between government agencies for cost recovery. Patients are not charged for the transport, the taxpayer is. Employees of othe...
by planett
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

704 requires jets of any size to demonstrate landings within 60% of available LDA before dispatch, accounting for all conditions present etc. 604 and its equivalent in the US, FAR part 91, requires landings within the LDA. The AFM will require further factoring for gravel, wet, or contamination, so ...
by planett
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

digits There is no 604 "loophole". The jet meets Transport Category performance requirements for every departure, gravel or pavement wet or dry, one engine inoperative. If it can't, the trip is a no go. Regarding Winnipeg-Churchill, the time advantage over turbo props is nearly one hour one way, tha...
by planett
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Digits, the response time from Winnipeg is a necessary metric for critical care trips because all of the doctors and neonatal teams etc. are based there where the big hospitals are. Any aircraft repositioning to Winnipeg would only add to the delays before taking the medical expertise to the communi...
by planett
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

The jet in the RFP is for "out of province work". The loss of jet service will be "in the province" due to the inability to dispatch a jet to short runways under CAR 704 requirements. That's a loss of service for the province.
by planett
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

I'm wondering how the current level of performance and safety can be maintained, as thegovernment claims, if the jet service is lost? (Considering critical care trips)
by planett
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Huge discouragement
Replies: 190
Views: 13411

Re: Huge discouragement

M'Kay, I need those TPS reports this afternoon.
by planett
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Huge discouragement
Replies: 190
Views: 13411

Re: Huge discouragement

I'm looking for an FO who can "Angle the deflector shields while I make the calculations for the jump to hyperspace." You seem qualified for that. Are you interested?
by planett
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Privatization is rarely about costs, although the idea is sold to the public more easily if they believe that.
by planett
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 89
Views: 12558

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Heavy maintenance in house.
by planett
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interview
Replies: 33
Views: 7990

Re: Interview

To be brief and to the point: 1) Interviewer was very welcoming, to the point, informal in a formal way. A positive experience. 2) The video interview is a half decent tutorial for the face to face interview. 3) Psych test is a real gem. 4) After close to 25 years in the industry, no matter what hap...
by planett
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The importance of having a degree
Replies: 154
Views: 13822

Re: The importance of having a degree

I read works by Noam Chomsky, Carl Sagan, Peter D Ward, and Tony Kern to name a few. The Economist was productive reading for a business newspaper. Keep the mind working and stereotypes challenged. BTW, if you have a degree, don't include it on your resume for entry level jobs in this business, it'l...
by planett
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

I mean, he will be missed. 🤓
by planett
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time was the first book I read in my post University life. It is funny that the one of the most brilliant and notable physicists in history would take the time and effort summarize the universe in "layman 's" terms for all to understand, much like Carl Sagan. I remember Stephen Ha...
by planett
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keewatin King Air
Replies: 24
Views: 4166

Re: Keewatin King Air

I'm not sure which is worse, this or the $58,000 posted on the other thread for the Skyservice Medevac Lear Captain.

Honestly, are you tax exempt for doing humanitarian work? If not, this is $60,000 underpaid.
by planett
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Sky Service Air Ambulance
Replies: 14
Views: 5481

Re: Sky Service Air Ambulance

That's only $60,000 below what it should be to start.
by planett
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 16
Views: 7959

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Canjet paid their new Captains $85,000 fifteen years ago, it was bad then, $90,000 is terrible now with the cost of living in those cities.
by planett
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What's the deal with Kilmer and Onex?
Replies: 10
Views: 3320

Re: What's the deal with Kilmer and Onex?

There is no shortage at that level of the industry.
by planett
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: SW4 Landing distance
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: SW4 Landing distance

Also, it's possible in that weather with a long runway, the crew might keep 1/2 flap configuration to touchdown and use around 4000 feet.
by planett
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: SW4 Landing distance
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: SW4 Landing distance

Also, it's possible in that weather with a long runway, the crew might keep 1/2 flap configuration to touchdown and use around 4000 feet.
by planett
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: What is your TOSA today?
Replies: 11
Views: 3543

Re: What is your TOSA today?

Plan to "scrape the paint". 400 or 35' over the limiting obstacle, net. Any higher is wasteful. Extra safety costs money. Have you ever looked down from a 35' diving board? Too high for me.
by planett
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How long the pilot shortage?
Replies: 16
Views: 3642

Re: How long the pilot shortage?

It's not a real shortage until wages come up. This hasn't happened in Canada in any meaningful way. It's just less time in the right seat. If employers can still find suitable applicants, pay can increase just under the cost of living in the locations of the opportunities. I see a lot more job ads, ...
by planett
Tue May 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lack of transparency
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

Re: Lack of transparency

We get lots of info regarding pay. "Industry leading pay" and "Competitive wages" comes to mind, also there's the old chestnut "As per company pay scale", what more do you want? Jeeze!

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