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by confusedalot
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 141
Views: 6950

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Maybe a few things to point out in order to see context..... Nobody likes fatality rates but as that guy Benjamin Franklin said, the only sure things in life are death and taxes. I can't argue with that. The leading cause of death is cancer, second is heart disease, third is this strain of covid. In...
by confusedalot
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Marc Garneau Finally Acknowledges Impacts of COVID-19 on Aviation Industry
Replies: 5
Views: 1879

Re: Marc Garneau Finally Acknowledges Impacts of COVID-19 on Aviation Industry

thank god that houston centre had his back in his astronaut days. problem, what problem?
by confusedalot
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7282

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

the covid thing is killing airlines worldwide. In ac's case, the cost is 16 to 20 million per day. and you are worried about bidding for sports trips? does anyone out there have a clue about the severity of the situation? the few billion of cash on hand is not going to last forever. grade 3 arithmet...
by confusedalot
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where were you on September 11th 2001?
Replies: 352
Views: 72610

Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

Came back from a 4 day overseas trip the night before. Tired as hell. Wifey wakes me up at 10 am in a panic watching the news downstairs. I was still in the fog. It took me about 2 hours to make sense of it all, but hey I am slow......... Changed the world. Sure has hell changed mine. Company went c...
by confusedalot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 30
Views: 6494

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

government does not care about helping, government cares about running the country. and their next votes to stay in power. so, the aid will go to to the former crown corporation. for the only reason to keep air transport alive for the purpose of keeping the country going. the rest, well, too bad, so...
by confusedalot
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 32
Views: 5605

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

To the OP, and everyone else, seems to me that the public servants will be working at 10% of their normal 10% because of covid. So that does not leave a whole lot of usefulness. You will eventually get an answer, and you will get one someday, wait a year or two. Worked there unfortunately, I know ho...
by confusedalot
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 53
Views: 14855

Re: Layoff Numbers

Someone correct me if I am wrong but the way I read the CEWS literature, maximum benefit is 847 per week. That will cover a bit of the payroll but most crew make more than that, so how long can operators sustain paying out the balance?
Stating the obvious, this is not good.
by confusedalot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 3161

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

I am one of the recipients of the decree. Two doctors were told to not give medicals, and more.....So go figure, an old guy is deemed to be OK because of all of this panic and does not need a medical. No medical issues mind you, so I guess the the risk is low.

I dunno.....can anyone say ''panic'' ?
by confusedalot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 56779

Re: Corona Virus

Went to the grocery store today. Ended up in a lineup, in the rain, and a bit of wind, at 3 degrees C. Behind an old gent, 6 feet away. And i also am an old gent. All of us are only trying to do a simple thing, getting food. And all of us are at a high risk of catching something, perhaps not the cor...
by confusedalot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 5164

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Cut through the rhetoric guys. First off, a training bond is an unfortunate legal scam, and worse still, our canadian legal system thinks it is all OK. Google it and you will find that judges think it is all fine. So much for the legal system in Canada. No protection for the average joe in this plac...
by confusedalot
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?
Replies: 15
Views: 4014

Re: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?

As the first posters indicated, this is not about what is right or just, or makes sense, it's all about what looks good to the media for the purpose of maintaining votes and therefore political power. No traction in making things more livable for a comparatively small group of working stiffs. The pu...
by confusedalot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 23
Views: 2126

Re: Legal question!

Fly a commercially registered plane, yes, flying school planes are also commercially registered. Camp "work" flying, no, since you need a CPL to fly for hire. If you are going to your or your friends private camp, that's another story. Lots of private pilots fly up to their personal cottag...
by confusedalot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 9183

Re: Manitoba Medevac

Stumbled on this thread out of curiosity since, well also stumbled into a medevac 14 on 14 off retirement gig (no joke, I got called out of the blue from a guy who knew a guy, blah blah) I have to say that you guys seem to have it rough in Manitoba sadly, over here, easy peasy. In order to NOT put p...
by confusedalot
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 3499

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader ap...
by confusedalot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Punishments for pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: Punishments for pilots

https://lois-laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-5.html Did not click the site cuz I already know what is in there...... Basically, anything and everything. Some flight attendant or some passenger or some tc idiot does not like yer face, you will be nailed. Sad comment I know, but it...
by confusedalot
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 81
Views: 11258

Re: Boeing Max.

With all respect to all, yer all missing the point. And the point is.....you still need to know how to fly a plane. These machines are now so dummy proof that pretty much any driver can operate them. Good, bad, does not matter, if you have a quarter of a brain of the average human, you can't get hur...
by confusedalot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 10557

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

We're talking dui, not major aggravated assault.

There is a difference. Dui is a bad mistake, but does not carry criminal intent with a desire to inflict harm.

You need to see the difference. Putting a dui into the same boat as a violent person is just plain wrong.
by confusedalot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 10557

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

A whole hell of alot of disinformation here... I was arrested for a dui, in my house, truck parked in the garage, 1.5 hours after, driving...... All this after a kid crashed into my rear bumper, while texting on his cellphone, in a parking lot, at 10 pm. Kid needed to justify his actions, so after c...
by confusedalot
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 5608

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

The rules are made by politicians, and implemented by public servants. That’s a really good example of deflecting the issue: criticizing public servants as privileged and overpaid, whcich, even if true, is irrelevant to whether parking should be a taxable benefit. It’s not a personal thing, and it ...
by confusedalot
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 5608

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

My vote....... Disgusting indeed. These rules are made by public servants with, if not fantastic, but nevertheless very high salaries with hugely generous expense accounts. Said expense accounts equal a 40 hour minumum salary job. In a job that requires minimum effort. And then they decide to screw ...

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