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by tailgunner
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 241
Views: 33446

Re: Layoffs

Cloak,
Care to elaborate, or are you just going to sling innuendos?
by tailgunner
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 11332

Re: Westjet ad.

DaveP, The number of Encore pilots moving to AC in the last few months has everything to do with AC’s hiring plan and does not represent the wish or yearning of Encore pilots to leave for AC. The numbers of applications at AC from Encore is staggering in regards to the number of pilots at Encore. Bu...
by tailgunner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42640

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

L39,
Proof?
by tailgunner
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Will AC ever get a YYC base?
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: Will AC ever get a YYC base?

PMG, Everyone already has an ability to stay in YYC. It just means that one will have to commute to YVR or,YYC. If there are WJ pilots on the fence about AC due to their perceived domicile, they need to know that under a seniority based system even if a YYC base were to magically and instantly appea...
by tailgunner
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: King of the Hill
Replies: 15
Views: 2753

Re: King of the Hill

Jepps, Corporate is great, until it isn’t. A simple change in managers can equate to drastic change in ones work environment. A decision by the CFO on a Monday can have you looking for work on Tuesday. A new position usually means starting at the bottom again. I’m glad it’s working out for you, wish...
by tailgunner
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42640

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

So Boeing should be granted an additional easement of the certification requirements for the 737?
Not going to happen again.
by tailgunner
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 117
Views: 4688

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

Place the above situation in Kelowna, Kamloops, Terrace, or Addis Adaba ( 7300msl).. It suddenly becomes very sobering. How does one unload the tail when staring at mountains?
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 117
Views: 4688

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

There were some posters who wanted to blame the pilots, wondering what they think now?
by tailgunner
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4615

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

As an AC pilot ( Captain) , I will continue to make the PA's using the term " Ladies and Gentlemen". Then again, I greet people with a "Merry Christmas " and also " Happy Easter" when celebrating those holidays. I also wear a poppy proudly. I cannot remember one negative comment from the crew or pas...
by tailgunner
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 5276

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

If you have ‘bags of q400 time ‘, then why in the world would you be applying to Encore? Have you not done any research into the upcoming and current issues with WJ-Encore and the flow? You may get a job quickly at Encore, and then be unable to move to WJ in a timely manner. Apply at AC right now. T...
by tailgunner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 32071

Re: ONEX plans

Droptanks, I agree that those pilots that were holding a lot of 18$ shares have a windfall at 31$. However, that may be a fleeting one time event. If Onex, decides to play hardball on salaries, what are the options for WJ pilots? Widebody expansion, which the optimistic are heavily relying on,cannot...
by tailgunner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 32071

Re: ONEX plans

Cloak, You seem pretty optimistic regarding Onex ownership of WJ. Have you given any thought to the issue of pilot compensation. WJ pilots have enjoyed and benefited from a share purchase plan. It has formed a percentage of overall compensation since the inception of WJ. Some have done extremely wel...
by tailgunner
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 58148

Re: DOH merge.

Babar350,
That can’t happen due to the first article of the contact with ACPA. Simply put, ALL flying that AC controls above scope limits( seats/fin count) has to be crewed by ACPA pilots. They cannot run Transat as is, outside of ACPA.
Cheers
by tailgunner
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs
Replies: 37
Views: 9300

Re: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs

Old Fella, The Command Sims are a bit different than what most pilots have been exposed to. Usually, in normal simulator events, all failures and scenarios are related. For example, you may be given an overheating hydraulic pump. This will lead you through a series of steps which may include the use...
by tailgunner
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More trouble for Boeing and it’s Max and now NG...
Replies: 14
Views: 2140

Re: More trouble for Boeing and it’s Max and now NG...

Optics or Public opinion is the emerging elephant in the room for Boeing and the Max operating airlines. Boeing will get the airplane fixed. Eventually, and with political care, the regulators will certify it. But, will the public, and more importantly for the airlines, the First Class, frequent fli...
by tailgunner
Wed May 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 7360

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

Gino,
How would ACPA be detrimental to the way AC uses the 220?
Seems like a pretty shallow statement. If you are referring to the fact that ACPA May hold AC to the terms of the contact that AC wrote and agreed to, then sure, I guess, blame ACPA..😏
by tailgunner
Wed May 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 10797

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Paid for his Jet Job,
Undercut his fellow aviators at WJ,
Wow, what a stand-up guy.
by tailgunner
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 16394

Re: CEO pay vs 4 year flat pay.

Quit flying. Get a law degree. Work your way up the corporate ladder on Bay Street. Never bitch about the amount that successful people make. It is there for you as well, you just have to do it. Remember that there are scores of people pointing fingers at you, asking why you make what you do. Rant o...
by tailgunner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 28313

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

Encore Pilots, Dust off, and update your AC application. The AC training department is planning and gearing up for almost 600 hires next year and even more the next. Retirements, growth, and the new duty regulations are driving this plan. AC has hired a lot of their own Express pilots recently and t...
by tailgunner
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career First Officer at AC by design?
Replies: 89
Views: 21790

Re: Career First Officer at AC by design?

Wow, Did you hit your head as a young child? You must realize that this psychological exam was not designed by AC? It is designed psychological experts. It is used by many different employers because of the different data that it gathers. The test cannot easily be beaten. If you try, you will fail. ...
by tailgunner
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career First Officer at AC by design?
Replies: 89
Views: 21790

Re: Career First Officer at AC by design?

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Alcoholism’s post is why, we at AC, have a psych. evaluation.
Seems pretty clear now. He did not apply, because he would not have passed it.
Enjoy your life.
by tailgunner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Mass Exodus in Tech Ops !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 8007

Re: Mass Exodus in Tech Ops !!!

I believe Air Canada has been hiring lately. Perhaps they are interested in people with some experience on the 737?
by tailgunner
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 65847

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Eyebrow, How do you rate “talent” in an airline environment. Should a Snowbird pilot immediately be pushed to the front of the line when they are hired? What about a 15000 hour Twin Otter pilot? Do they have more or less “talent than a 4500 hour LearJet pilot. As you can hopefully now see, your comm...
by tailgunner
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interview
Replies: 33
Views: 10100

Re: Interview

Congratulations,
Welcome to Air Canada. Enjoy the ride!
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Workaround.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Workaround.....

John,
When your wife left, did she grant you an exit interview?
Her answers may have been enlightening for you.
Be better.

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