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by plhought
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?
Replies: 8
Views: 2389

Re: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

Sent home from China with a PowerPoint showcasing their FDM "violations" and "public punishment".
by plhought
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Potential Strike Topic?
Replies: 38
Views: 3622

Re: Potential Strike Topic?

You can't have a strike vote without some semblance of an agreement being presented to the pilots and voted on (ie: rejected).

To do so would be considered "bad faith" in the eye of the CIRB and is negotiating suicide in any future arbitration.

Sky MEC dodged a bullet this week....
by plhought
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian evacuation 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Canadian evacuation 747

Heliian wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:50 am
Ah, it's an A330neo, that's why it looks so modern.
It's not a Neo - just painted like one.
by plhought
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 2896

Re: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?

Like mentioned above, it's Hi-Fly 330 initially, maybe another if required. Also the air-stairs in Trenton reach the door on the 330 (same as 310)... Maybe not a 380 😜 HiFly has been doing some military work already lately (recently visited YEG) so they're all up to speed on things. Of course any go...
by plhought
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada, saying it's 'better' than PM's plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1453

Re: Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada, saying it's 'better' than PM's plane

That particular 787 is part of the 'teens' - early line numbers and have a host of structural differences and weight issues compared to your normal 787. Not to mention some wacky systems differences and such. Many of these early builds were not accepted by airlines and Boeing unloaded these at fires...
by plhought
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 118
Views: 12464

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

rudder wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:03 am
If this deal is fully green-lighted in the spring (pending government review/competition tribunal/etc), the parties would be wise to review the playbook now enshrined in the ALPA Merger Policy.
Why would ACPA need to review the ALPA Merger policy? ACPA is not ALPA.
by plhought
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 69
Views: 10085

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I haven't heard anything about Harbour Air gettin' "guberment" money for any of this. If they did I'm sure Horgan or some other government big wig would have been jabbering away at last week's media events. I'm curious how they control a traditional oil-pressure/spring constant speed prop with the e...
by plhought
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 3242

Re: British Pilot for AC?

You would be competitive for Air Canada with your hours/experience. Your military time will be highly regarded. If you can stomach the four year flat pay, and the risk of reserve, and the other things discussed across the forum ad nauseam - you are well placed for a decent shot at Air Canada. Other ...
by plhought
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes

The SLS is a disappointing launch platform.

Let's throw 4 used space shuttle engines on the back of the old external tank and throw an extra segment on some used SRBs.

Meh, guess it's the safest bet for the future manned flights beyond LEO.
by plhought
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME tech exams
Replies: 93
Views: 31662

Re: AME tech exams

Usually a good student would develop their own study notes and "material". Making your own affirms to yourself what knowledge you know and what topics you need to work on. An AME license is a "license to learn". If you can't apply your knowledge and studying techniques now then you'll never succeed ...
by plhought
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3021

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

Human Factor wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Except that the -300 is now the property of Viking Air in BC, no?
Longview Aviation Capital/Viking Air/De Havilland Canada basically all the same company nowadays.

CL215/415, DHC-1 to all the Dash 8s are all under one big tent.

Edit: Forgot about the Chipmunk.😜 Build me some new one's of those!
by plhought
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash-8 Runway Excursion
Replies: 9
Views: 1661

Re: Dash-8 Runway Excursion

Nosewheel steering is electronically controlled so if plane thinks it's in the air it won't work. You can defer the nosewheel steering on the Dash though thanks to the trailing-link nose gear - casters like a Grumman. The 'unresponsive' brakes - I read that as 'anti-skid ineffective' - also likely b...
by plhought
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)

So hail doesn't show up on weather radar? Or the other precipitation surrounding it? How about Mk. 1 eyeball? Dash 8's have perfectly usable Wx Radar installations... Honestly unless they were really stuck in a hard place, and they had to go through it - I'd say the airframe deserves more kudos than...
by plhought
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 38413

Re: One List

What the **** does ACPA have to do with a WestJet/Encore seniority list?

If you want to dig up grievences from 20 years ago go make a new thread.
by plhought
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 38413

Re: One List

Anonymous person with second hand info on a public forum is telling me I’m wrong than it must be true. Oops my bad, I guess everything I’ve seen first hand must be less true than what your “Westjet/Encore buds” tell you. My bad I’ll change my opinion and side with strato right away. I'm didn't say ...
by plhought
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 38413

Re: One List

I've got no troops in this battle, but from what I gathered from my WestJet/Encore buds - and personal opinion - I tend to agree with Strato on this one. I don't think Strato is upset personally with the WestJet guys as much as he is upset with the hypocrisy coming from all the stakeholders (ALPA, c...
by plhought
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why Bombardier failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1581

Re: Why Bombardier failed

Behind a paywall....
by plhought
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 38413

Re: One List

Maybe chat to your mechanics a bit more. Encore and WestJet's AMOs are due to be completely 'merged' by May 2020. Encore AMEs will make same as WestJet AMEs by the same timeframe. If Onex was interested in selling they would have stopped this process long ago. Pretty hard to sell an operation like E...
by plhought
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 287
Views: 39118

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Can you share your source that the KC-46 was the genesis of the MCAS system?
by plhought
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Saab 2000 overrun at Dutch Harbor
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: Saab 2000 overrun at Dutch Harbor

....or just don't land with a 20-30 knot tailwind and avoid the whole prop/airplane breaking all-together...
by plhought
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4468

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

It's not about who's flying with who it's about AC donating to the Liberal party. Do some research. https://special.nationalpost.com/follow-the-money/feature AC has given plenty to all parties in the past. From candidate donations to party donations. It even a sizeable chunk to Ontario Conservative...
by plhought
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3650

Re: CATSA nonsense

"typically" - no NPS if you go into the ramp from the hangar. Yes we do. AME's/Rampies/Anyone wishing to be airside at any main terminal ramp i've worked at at YYC, YEG, YVR - have to go through NPS. Even if they come from the hangar. Keep an eye out for those quonsets/structures on the airside veh...
by plhought
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Tim Croyle to retire from WestJet
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

Re: Tim Croyle to retire from WestJet

...Or the guy has made butt-loads of money in the last while and has reached an age where he realised it's not really worth working anymore.
by plhought
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3650

Re: CATSA nonsense

Again. You know typically AMEs don't go through CATSA? Yes they do. I go through non-passenger screening multiple times every day (need a special tool/parts/wheels/consumables from the hangar/shed). All the major airports have a vehicle and personnel screening point before entering the ramp. It's a...
by plhought
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Altutude Flight Simulation" Calgary
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: "Altutude Flight Simulation" Calgary

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.5290797

The 37 sim looks like http://flightdecksolutions.com/ paired with Prepar3d or FSX.

F-18 sim is likely DCS.

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