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by plhought
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 551
Views: 50186

Re: DOH merge.

...The single most important scope language within ACPA’s collective agreement. Only Air Canada pilots, on the Air Canada pilot seniority list, can fly aircraft on behalf of Air Canada. What you are suggesting is opening up the single most important part of ACPA’s scope and long term job security. ...
by plhought
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Overseas for RAIC
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Overseas for RAIC

If you've worked/lived outside of Canada for any extended amount of time (>30 days) just make sure you have a certificates of good conduct/police record checks, proof of where & when you lived when abroad (ie proof of apartment/house whatever), any entry and exit visas, work permits...and anything e...
by plhought
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 11
Views: 2398

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

I wonder if ground workers would walk to their car in the parking lot at the end of their shift and go home or stay inside where it's safe if there's thunderstorms in the area. Those "ground workers" you're talking about are some pretty good AME's in YEG (that I know personally) that were trying th...
by plhought
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 76
Views: 11576

Re: ONEX plans

The way I read it is WJ shuttling the West to Minneapolis then jumping off to Europe/Asia on Delta widebodies. Kinda puts a dampener on this supposed WJ widebody growth? Also every extra dollar being made from all this expansion and Joint-Venture will now go into Onex's pocket rather than the origin...
by plhought
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 76
Views: 11576

Re: ONEX plans

Everyone keeps praising this Delta "Joint-Venture" as some sort of magic that's going to change everything and bring in big bucks. Someone needs to break it down for me and explain what's the difference between this joint venture and a codeshare. To me it sounds just like any other airline "alliance...
by plhought
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to get Company SOPs
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Where to get Company SOPs

You mean everyone doesn't just copies Jazz's??? :D :lol:
by plhought
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Junior mechanic ( cat 01 )
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Junior mechanic ( cat 01 )

Absolutely!

PM if you'd more info. But the answer is absolutely yes.
by plhought
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 52
Views: 17188

Re: The Ol' PFO

I’m upset to see that the groundschool I was supposed to be in was mostly OTS and next ones will GGN. The level of entitlement here is shocking.. Sounds like the hiring board did a fine job. I think you hit the nail on the head there DT. Sometimes things aren't in the "matrix" 👍 Also I think the Av...
by plhought
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines: It's Turn to Fly
Replies: 11
Views: 3889

Re: Canada Jetlines: It's Turn to Fly

SmartLynx is notorious for outrageous Pay-2-Fly schemes in Europe as well. Through it's Baltic Aviation Academy it's basically a rotating door of Pay-2-Fly cadets that pins all the costs on the pilots. Lots of horror stories on pprune. Basically 2+ years of indentured servitude to a cruddy ACMI oper...
by plhought
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 52
Views: 17188

Re: The Ol' PFO

Got the PFO a few days ago. College Diploma. 1000 hrs RJ PIC. Clean flight tests record. Had many training Captains as my references. Interview I thought went amazing. Very confused with the results. I’m upset to see that the groundschool I was supposed to be in was mostly OTS and next ones will GG...
by plhought
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?
Replies: 19
Views: 3829

Re: Air Canada "haute cuisine" and incidence of Crew diarrhea?

I've probably had every variety of J class meal domestically over the last two years. From snacks to salads to 'main' course. I've never had any digestive issues. I think OP needs to buck up the fiber intake. PS - The omlette for me was different on my last outing out of YYZ - no sausage or potatoes...
by plhought
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 228
Views: 67524

Re: Canada Jetlines

To be honest I can't wait until Jetlines and even more of these entrants join the Canadian skies. It's about time the Canadian public figured out that air travel is not a right and rather an earned privilege. They'll learn the different standards of cost & service that have been present in Europe an...
by plhought
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 787 courses.
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: 787 courses.

I'm not sure what you would do with a 787 course as a contractor, unless you plan on working out of Singapore or other heavy maintenance outfit that may do work for AC. You certainly ain't gonna command $55/hr there unfortunately. Unless like you said you are just looking for a hefty tax write off? ...
by plhought
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CBC News story / no-fly ban
Replies: 42
Views: 2821

Re: CBC News story / no-fly ban

Alas, after much of the travel has been completed - CC finally gets reported stolen. Credit card companies or transaction providers (ie: Moneris) will usually go after the company to recoup the false transactions, as a condition of providing said CC transactions to company. Are you sure about that?...
by plhought
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CBC News story / no-fly ban
Replies: 42
Views: 2821

Re: CBC News story / no-fly ban

People are confusing 'stolen' vs. 'fraudulent' credit card. Stolen = real CC and acxount. Fraudulent = fake CC number that usually spoofs websites and transaction providers. (Very rare nowadays but prolific years ago) This was a 'stolen' credit card (and likely one with a very high limit) that was u...
by plhought
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3320

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Dude, You're 50 years old. You got at most 15 years left in this gig. Do you really want to crawling around bags and seats in the ol' King Air whilst dealing with snarky 20somethungs in the right seat? Jump on the Avro. Big woop - won't be captain for a while. A cockpit wider than a 747 - full autot...
by plhought
Fri May 31, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3320

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Avro dude! 146 FTW.
by plhought
Thu May 30, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 24
Views: 2612

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

I thought the contract was won by Babcock? Are they sub-contracting it out to Air Spray?
by plhought
Sat May 25, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Toilets near to Ramp for employees
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: Toilets near to Ramp for employees

Worst case Ontario you can always use the airplane's lavatories.

For pooping that is not what the...uhh...other guy was doing.
by plhought
Tue May 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 551
Views: 50186

Re: DOH merge.

What about the AMEs?

Both AC and AT represented by same union (IAMAW), both with collective agreements that include maintaining seniority in the event of acquisition/merger. Lots of AC new hires with 2-3 year seniority about to get royally pooched by incoming Transat employees.
by plhought
Sat May 18, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Engine question
Replies: 20
Views: 1754

Re: Max Engine question

photofly wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:39 pm
Those of us who remember the DC10 issues in the late 70's and early 80's will tell you the 737 is still streets ahead in terms of reputation.
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by plhought
Mon May 13, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is it like being an aviation tech?
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

Re: What is it like being an aviation tech?

I'll just say that I have seen more AME's swap careers into HVAC then the other way round. But the hiring outlook is good. Air Canada is hiring avionics apprentices direct into YYZ now. 20-ish years old and straight to the airline you wouldn't have to worry about those days hunched into all those pi...
by plhought
Thu May 09, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5176

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

I doubt the SSJ has any facilities to jettison fuel. Let's be honest - the pilot completely stuffed the landing even if in 'Direct' law (also newsflash - every Airbus landing is in Direct law below 50ft anyways - I imagine the Sukhoi is similar). Typical Russian disastrous conclusion that probably c...
by plhought
Sun May 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 86
Views: 10814

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

On the Max the AOA information is used by the ADIRS as part of the 'position error' correction for calculating KCAS/IAS...

Hence once you have a bung AoA vanes you get the unreliable airspeed flag.

Don't ask me why Boeing decided that - just another head scratcher.

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