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by North Shore
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll
Replies: 35
Views: 809

Re: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll

Just for the record, I wasn't the censor! I suspect that the originator of the term "Airman" didn't intend to imply anything with the suffix ~man - it was simply common usage at the time. Also, as there have been women involved with aviation since pretty much the get-go, I'm sure that they were quit...
by North Shore
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: $90k or higher.
Replies: 9
Views: 2264

Re: $90k or higher.

by North Shore
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 2637

Re: CATSA nonsense

So I was thinking about this while I was on a layover at a smaller airport yesterday. I'm not subject to the CATSA rigmarole at my present position, so we parked on the ramp, and marched through the locking gate in the fence next to the FSS, and then around the front of the terminal and through the ...
by North Shore
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westjet v. Jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 1943

Re: Westjet v. Jazz

Apply to both, and see who calls you first? There's no guarantee that either of them will...
by North Shore
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4054

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

According to The Guardian, talks fell through at 2100 BST this evening, and so they're done...largest peacetime repatriation in British history. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/22/thomas-cook-in-last-ditch-talks-to-avoid-collapse Thomas Cook was heading into insolvency on Sunday night ...
by North Shore
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3478

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Wow, some touchy people in here!

I read the query as beiing more out of interest, along the lines of: "do regular crews bid 'election special' for a three day pairing," rather than: " is pilot X going to be staying in room y at the CY__ Holiday Inn on Sunday October 17th?"
by North Shore
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7255

Re: Interim bid out

Can someone please explain this for those of us not in the know?

Is WB FO a lousy job? Or are you at the botl, and have a crappy schedule? Why would it be so bad on flat pay? Four years from now you and your peers will go to formula, and everyone's equal again, no?
:? :?:
by North Shore
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Actually Deployed in Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Reverser Actually Deployed in Flight

Not so sure that I'd be in a hurry to press the 'Test' button for any system that was displaying an abnormality...but then, I might be Monday morning quarterbacking..
by North Shore
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

Re: Are you a pilot-in-waiting?

dave_r wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:04 pm
That's gold - could be a story in its own right.

Anybody know what happened to the filmmakers?
One is sitting pretty happy in the left seat at WJ, another became the CP at a southern airline. I believe that 'the lurker' himself is based in YVR now...
by North Shore
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

^ :lol:

Levity aside, I'm glad that all are ok. There's been too many that haven't recently...
by North Shore
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4182

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

Twitchflies wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:52 pm
Sorry, but...what is PFO?
Please
F**k
Off

Slang for getting turned down at your choice of employer.
by North Shore
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

I'm surprised, being NASCAR and all, that they didn't go off the left side of the runway...
by North Shore
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 24
Views: 5923

Re: Cathay Troubles

CEO sacked. State pressure cranked up on the airline. Reportedly pilots are being fired for being seen on the wrong side of the issue . https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/08/16/cathay-pacific-ceo-rupert-hogg-resigns-amid-hong-kong-protest-row-august...
by North Shore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?
Replies: 16
Views: 2778

Re: Is Top Gun going to glamorize things next year?

OK, this is starting well! You can all practice being a wingman until the pattern is full...then it gets dangerous.
by North Shore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Season end date Conair/ Airspray
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Season end date Conair/ Airspray

I thought about it a fair bit, and I'm sure that you could make a decent argument to most Profs or TAs that you've got a career to take care of early in the season, and could you work around that. Might require a bit of extra work on your behalf to get stuff done early, though.
Good Luck!
by North Shore
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Season end date Conair/ Airspray
Replies: 4
Views: 1593

Re: Season end date Conair/ Airspray

Standard contracts are ~ 120 days. I believe that Conair has some 100 day-ers. You might get some conflicts in March/April with spring training requirements and the push towards exams and term papers, et.. at Uni. But you would probably be able to make the first week in September for skool start..
by North Shore
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4186

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

Fentanyl, and Carfentanyl? I'm not much of a 'Hang 'em High' person, but given the damage inflicted to families, first responders, and my tax dollars by the purveyors of those drugs, I'd be OK with giving them all a decent shot of their own wares....for quality control, you understand!
by North Shore
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26828

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

And so, it ends...80 ish years of Manitoba Government Air Service ends at 0700 June 28, with an interim contract for Lifeflight being given to a Babcock/Fast Air consortium.
by North Shore
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 61
Views: 12224

Re: Swoop pay

Probably closer to $45k, wp....6 months, or 500 hours, and then it’s off to China for big bucks..
by North Shore
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26828

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Wondering how big the bond will be for private jet medevac pilots. And how quickly said pilots will leave again anyway... Not really a concern...my understanding is that you can’t run jets off short gravel while you’re operating under CARS 70-whatever. So there won’t be any private jet medevacs unl...
by North Shore
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reginal 0ne Shut Down?
Replies: 38
Views: 6085

Re: Reginal 0ne Shut Down?

Ok, enough! Debate this via pm instead, or on YouFaceTwit... We all know they’ve been shut down; the whys and the wherefores can/will be debated ad infinitum . However y’all are straying onto thin ice by laying the blame at the feet of Mr.X, Ms.Y or Capt.Z - which is why, I suspect, that the last th...
by North Shore
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

Conair is; Airspray is not; Sask. Gov’t I assume is; Manitoba was, but it’s now under the Airspray umbrella; Ontario, Quebec and Nfld are, dunno about the rest.
by North Shore
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 26828

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Fibs, lies, and government press releases.. Recruiting staff for highly specialized positions is very difficult due to the specific qualifications and training required, as well as significant competition from private sector employers. Indeed it is...but who in their right mind would quit any job to...
by North Shore
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 24
Views: 2806

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

And yet none of us here seem to be ready to step up the the plate and say “F**k you - pay me!”
And that goes for airlines, also...
by North Shore
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is it really Prist
Replies: 25
Views: 3689

Re: Is it really Prist

I’m struggling to comprehend how DEF got anywhere near an aircraft fuel source? Some major league fackery going on to get a vehicle exhaust additive confused with an aeroplane fuel additive, no?

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