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by HavaJava
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 360
Views: 53213

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: 754

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: 754

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: 42660

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: 42660

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: 1381

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: 58460

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: 58460

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: 58460

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: 58460

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: 58460

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 ...
by HavaJava
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coffee in a Thermos and security
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Coffee in a Thermos and security

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:31 pm


Make it red wine, for the ol' 3.6 Rotgen ☢

S.
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by HavaJava
Wed May 29, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 58460

Re: DOH merge.

DOH I know that AC doesn’t have a seniority based on date of hire, but maybe they could find a equivalent ( those who postponed their hiring for 1 or 2 years could get the equivalent of the earlier date and the ex Canadian could get a fictional date to match their seniority). But the merger should ...
by HavaJava
Wed May 29, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 58460

Re: DOH merge.

DOH I know that AC doesn’t have a seniority based on date of hire, but maybe they could find a equivalent ( those who postponed their hiring for 1 or 2 years could get the equivalent of the earlier date and the ex Canadian could get a fictional date to match their seniority). But the merger should ...
by HavaJava
Mon May 27, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 58460

Re: DOH merge.

[quote=fish4life post_id=<a href="tel:1079653">1079653</a> time=<a href="tel:1558931176">1558931176</a> user_id=31965] Because he will go from an awesome schedule to a shitty one, again it may be hard to see because it’s not the same goals in life but some people are ok making less money for a good...
by HavaJava
Thu May 16, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 58460

Re: DOH merge.

Honest question...

Why do you think you deserve “better” than DOH?
by HavaJava
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 30223

Re: 737 max

I’ll keep doing 1-7 if you keep doing 8
by HavaJava
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 30223

Re: 737 max

A couple quick questions for the airline pilots out there. I’m trying to get a general feeling for the experience/airmanship level of my colleagues around the world. For any transport category jet, how many of you would: 1. Engage an autopilot with a stick shaker active or any other signs of unrelia...
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 462
Views: 40303

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

Laser Tilt wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:01 am
Preliminary report out today says the crew correctly followed all procedures to handle the emergency.
Pretty sure the media have quoted a press release from Ethiopian Airlines on that. I don’t think the report has been released...do you have a source?
by HavaJava
Thu May 18, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 37901

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Figure 15 on page 50 says it all. Basically the FPA mode achieves the desired descent angle in still air - works most of the time when the wind is not too strong. One would have thought that FPA would be referenced to the touchdown point with GPS or IRS providing corrections. However the aircraft w...
by HavaJava
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 66561

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Superfriendlyav8er...quite the first post...brevity does not seem to be your forté ;) This fin did not have any sort of predictive wind shear protection. Also, I will delve deeper into the manuals, but as I said before, I am almost positive that an aircraft on this profile would not have produced a ...
by HavaJava
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 66561

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Also, Air Canada has numerous checks throughout the descent and approach when correct altimeter settings are confirmed. To have 29.92 is just about as unlikely as a meteor knocking them out of the sky on short final. This wasn't at Air Canada but I was sitting on the jumpseat watching as my 2 colle...
by HavaJava
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 66561

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Golden eagle, Once the pilots break out, the approach is continued visually (with the aid of the PAPIs). You are assuming they broke out. With a 270 foot or so altimeter error, they could have ended up at that location without ever breaking out. Ok, I have edited this to state that your scenario is...
by HavaJava
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 66561

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Golden eagle, Once the pilots break out, the approach is continued visually (with the aid of the PAPIs). No pilot is going to disregard 4 red PAPIs and continue their pre-calculated vertical profile into the ground. Also, Air Canada has numerous checks throughout the descent and approach when correc...
by HavaJava
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 66561

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

I'd be willing to bet my house that this is not a case of continuing the approach below minimums without visual reference. If the pilots hit minimums (or lost visual contact after minimums) there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that a go-around would have been initiated. So, yes, an improper verti...

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