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by HavaJava
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 2048

Re: Flight training with masks?

Just because it is calm before the storm , do not think the storm is not coming. The people who partied like it was 1999 are now bed blocking the ICUs in many major cities . Those party people are now feeding their organs to the virus . There are only so many hospital beds , and in case you have st...
by HavaJava
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3745

Re: Open the door, no thanks

[quote=RedAndWhiteBaron post_id=<a href="tel:1121615">1121615</a> time=<a href="tel:1594268586">1594268586</a> user_id=71297]And never forget - 73% of statistics are made up on the spot. I don’t believe you. Einstein said never to believe anything you read on the internet. The first “internet” was ...
by HavaJava
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3745

Re: Open the door, no thanks

HavaJava, please offer a bit more on this thought, I quote "So, let’s keep the border closed...not because of those dirty diseased Americans...but because of Canadian incompetence and our inability to learn the important lessons the Southern States are teaching us." Are you saying Canada needs to f...
by HavaJava
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3745

Re: Open the door, no thanks

HavaJava, please offer a bit more on this thought, I quote "So, let’s keep the border closed...not because of those dirty diseased Americans...but because of Canadian incompetence and our inability to learn the important lessons the Southern States are teaching us." Are you saying Canada needs to f...
by HavaJava
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3745

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Where did you get the mortality rate numbers? Most of the information that I can find about Canadian numbers is just the infection rates. I can’t find death rates of the infected, nor the hospitalizations of those infected. Canadian information is scarce vie a vie secondary heath issues. https://ww...
by HavaJava
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3745

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Where did you get the mortality rate numbers? Most of the information that I can find about Canadian numbers is just the infection rates. I can’t find death rates of the infected, nor the hospitalizations of those infected. Canadian information is scarce vie a vie secondary heath issues. Worldomete...
by HavaJava
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 109
Views: 3745

Re: Open the door, no thanks

As with all data, the reality is much more nuanced than a simple twitter post can show. Here’s the reality: - the mortality rate in the US is plummeting. Nationally, it has been in the 0.5% range for a week. - New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts were the basket cases of the US. They made horribl...
by HavaJava
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 1576

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

I once heard a PIA pilot give YYZ approach hell because the controller was giving out an altimeter setting of 30.02” and the ATIS was showing 30.00”. The controller kept his cool, but the pilot would not let it go...imagine flying with that level of arrogance and ignorance.
by HavaJava
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight training with masks?
Replies: 64
Views: 2048

Re: Flight training with masks?

Airlines do not require crew to wear masks on the flight deck. Don’t know why they need to be worn during training.

I would be looking for a like-minded instructor who would remove their mask when out of sight of the panicky public.
by HavaJava
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7615

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

You are a voice of reason Pelmet. I’ve stopped trying to convert the cowering and fearful masses...it’s a losing battle... but I still feel it’s important to support those that have a clear and balanced outlook on this crisis. You are not alone. There are many people that feel the same way. I hope ...
by HavaJava
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7615

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

You are a voice of reason Pelmet. I’ve stopped trying to convert the cowering and fearful masses...it’s a losing battle... but I still feel it’s important to support those that have a clear and balanced outlook on this crisis. You are not alone. There are many people that feel the same way. I hope o...
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: Career outlook Starting @30

The most to gain is the media. Until we can somehow stop boomers from believing everything they see on CNN or Facebook we're going to keep having the same problem. Hmmm...I’ve already seen propaganda from “first responder” unions that they need immediate and permanent wage and working condition imp...
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: Career outlook Starting @30

What we are witnessing is what happens when you give health care professionals a blank cheque to do whatever it take to save every life costs be damned. Our near total economic destruction is a result of the myopic focus on covid outcomes. In a society costs must be weighed, does prolonging the lif...
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 11398

Re: Layoff Numbers

CEWS is just a way for the government to cook the books and keep the unemployment numbers artificially low. If/when the general public starts to wake up to the real impact of our reaction to this crisis there is bound to be backlash against government/healthcare officials.

Flame away if you must.
by HavaJava
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 96423

Re: Layoffs

I’ve heard that some daycares are turning away children of aircrew because they perceive those kids as high-risk disease carriers!! For those with kids, not working might just make life simpler. That’s why the new policy in my home is that no one gets to know my (or my wife’s) profession unless the...
by HavaJava
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vacation question
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Re: Vacation question

Thanks so much for the quick response!

So to confirm if you are taking "1 week" of vacation, it is really only 5 paid days and 2 unpaid days at your option?
by HavaJava
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vacation question
Replies: 4
Views: 1310

Vacation question

I'm doing a comparison of airline vacation policy and I was hoping someone could help me with a couple questions regarding Westjet's vacation policy. What is your vacation week/years of service matrix. How much is each vacation day worth? Is it per day or per week? Does taking a vacation week pro-ra...
by HavaJava
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43709

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Nailed it L39guy, You’ve exposed the root problem and no amount of engineering will overcome lack of basic airmanship until pilots are removed from the equation completely. The way the profession is going I believe that day will come sooner than later. Today’s “professional” pilots are becoming more...
by HavaJava
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43709

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

L39guy, Your summary is spot on. It scares me how many so called professional pilots don’t think that a transport category jet pilot should be expected to handle an emergency that they have not been explicitly trained for (or for which there isn’t a perfectly designed checklist). And, as you so eloq...
by HavaJava
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 737 screens go blank with specific approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: 737 screens go blank with specific approaches

God forbid a fully qualified and experienced jet Captain would have to fly on standby instruments.

In all seriousness...losing all 6 screens would be a WTF moment but I would hope any pilot who is allowed into the flightdeck of a transport category jet could handle it.
by HavaJava
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61802

Re: DOH merge.

AC can add pilots at will. Bottom of the barrel? Have you read recent new hire bios from flag carriers and heavy jets around the world and other Canadian 705 jet airlines? I didn't mean bottom of the barrel in a derogatory way. I know there are some high time new hires, but there are A LOT of peopl...
by HavaJava
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61802

Re: DOH merge.

It can and will effect long term WB Captain upgrades. Yes even with 20 A330s. Crewed at conservative 15:1 is 300 CA positions. Yet they are bringing 500+ pilots. All of who will now be able to bid into and hold WB and NB CA positions before anyone below them who is already on property. It may not m...
by HavaJava
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61802

Re: DOH merge.

I'd like to see some math to support that? TS pilots will come with airplanes and are understaffed compared to AC, can't see how this will hurt AC pilots. I strongly believe that the there will be little to no net fin increase at the new merged company. 330's replace retiring 767. Air Canada needs ...
by HavaJava
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61802

Re: DOH merge.

I disagree. AC acquiring Transat will provide many positives that have already been beaten to death on here. Think long term. This would be good for AC. Agree to disagree? It may be a slight net positive for AC shareholders. But it will be a definite negative for AC pilots. No point in rehashing......
by HavaJava
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61802

Re: DOH merge.

It's also the best option for many thousands of employees. But it's clear some of you could care less about them. AC not buying AT is the best option for many thousand AC employees...can’t blame us for cheering on Mach. (And don’t worry, I will welcome you into the AC family with open arms if that ...

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