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by confusedalot
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive
Replies: 15
Views: 3241

Re: As Air Canada soars, WestJet takes a predictable nosedive

Go figure pretty much sums it up. Never could figure out how laggards survive here, where they would no longer exist anyplace else.
by confusedalot
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 94
Views: 4555

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

The conversation is interesting but well beyond my pay grade. Regulatory requirements appear to change over time, never heard about this stuff. Pretty scary when you think about it, nobody else did either.

So, is this a mud slinging contest, or are you guys real engineers.
by confusedalot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Tokyo Incident
Replies: 75
Views: 6806

Re: Air Canada Tokyo Incident

just another boring night at home so here I am surfing. first reaction, holy shit. after perusing some of the more informative posts, not so surprised but still perplexed. seems to me that the situation was a perfect setup to be hooped into the expectation trap. that new and badly placarded taxiway ...
by confusedalot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3633

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

Holy shit, thanks for the heads up on the above post. Hard for a simpleton such as myself who actually had zero issues for a total of 39 years to comprehend this sort of thing. Flying is easy, as long as you use common sense.

Totally confused.
by confusedalot
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Caravan / T-Otter pay
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Caravan / T-Otter pay

A local skydiving outfit very near a major centre operating a twin otter and a couple of caravans on wheels is paying 3000 a month
by confusedalot
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: sky regional airlines first officers E175 job add.
Replies: 45
Views: 6630

Re: sky regional airlines first officers E175 job add.

Does jazz still fly the same dash 8-100's that I used to fly 30 years ago?
by confusedalot
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3633

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

B208 There’s just no nicer way to describe it, but to people in this business who actually know what they’re doing you are a limited resource. I should clarify, I was referring to the industry beyond the aircraft circuit. Outside of that a crew is faced with innumerable decisions and cirumstances h...
by confusedalot
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B777 Engine Start
Replies: 26
Views: 2918

Re: B777 Engine Start

Now ancient Tristar, which all had RB211. Also made serious smoke on cold days that today would be mistaken as some sort of engine fire. Out of coincidence, ended up flying one, can't hear anything in the flight deck.
by confusedalot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?
Replies: 34
Views: 2178

Re: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?

Judging by what you are indicating, sounds like too much has happened too fast, so I would think it to be rather understandable to limp a bit. Sounds like a one off acute condition. I am not a doctor. Below is a silly link to an appropriate tc document. At the appropriate chapter, psychological and ...
by confusedalot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7090

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Or, if you don't want the China pollution or live in Red Deer, you can always retrain as a mechanical engineer with a Bsc., and make between 46K and 95K, with a median of 66K as indicated below. https://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Mechanical_Engineer/Salary Pilots warrant good pay of course, bu...
by confusedalot
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3633

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

Over time, a long time now, I have been judged at one end of the goalpost as really good, and at the other, really bad. So it is widely subjective, and sadly, sometimes good old office politics play a role in the assessment when it should not. Not always and not alot, but it does happen. I've learne...
by confusedalot
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to begin
Replies: 51
Views: 3711

Re: Where to begin

I second the above post. Never been in the military but have known enough guys to know that they have very little time (when starting out) all the while operating either complicated, high performance, or big equipment. Not that it really matters though. Stating the obvious, the job gets done. Also d...
by confusedalot
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ban of Handheld Lasers within 10k of airports
Replies: 71
Views: 3447

Re: Ban of Handheld Lasers within 10k of airports

So, all of the schoolteachers and salesman who own a laser pointer over 1mw in power to facilitate powerpoint presentations and the like, and just so happen to live in any of the three cities listed, who transport the pointer in their pocket from home to the workplace, and who have not read the mate...
by confusedalot
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7192

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

Don't know for sure what medical weed would be viewed by TC, but pretty sure it would be a dis qualifier right now. TC is a reactive, and sadly, arcane system. Give it a decade and maybe things will change. It is quite educational to view the changing attitudes to these sort of things. I got addicte...
by confusedalot
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7192

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

wow. the perfect human that makes no mistakes. lots of types like that who have plunged the world into debilitating misery. no thanks, will keep my slight human foibles and will continue to do good things, instead of hammering persons to death. didn't use pot because the jeopardy to a medical far ou...
by confusedalot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 9411

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

yep, it's a pilot forum alright, with the rather novel notion that retiring as early as possible is the holy grail of life itself. know a small business guy who closed up shop at 80, not because he needed the money. another one, a specialized lawyer, going strong at 70, once again, not because of mo...
by confusedalot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 9411

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Still some holdouts incapable of recognizing age discrimination even when it’s laid out on a platter before their faces for years now. In the words of the almighty Donald...sad. But that doesn’t explain the desire to deny sick benefits to your co-workers. You guys have a mile wide mean streak that ...
by confusedalot
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 101
Views: 21974

Re: Union at Sky

No no, they have to do their minimum service before they get on with ac, I think it is 2 years. The attitude though is that is is just a stepping stone, so many could not be bothered to rock the boat so to speak. Bit of a shame since not all will get the job offer, leaving the leftovers at somewhat ...
by confusedalot
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7192

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

I gotta laugh. Everybody has their shorts twisted around their private parts because of a dried up frikin plant. You would think we are in 17th century Saudi Arabia, where they still chop hands off for stealing a loaf of bread. The root crime of the bread stealers is the horrible condition of hunger...
by confusedalot
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 9411

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

The $127 million gain had nothing to do with training costs. Not to say that Air Canada won't see some savings in the training department, but the gain you refer to was booked because of pension plan accounting. It was an upfront recognition by the accountants and actuaries that the DB plan would b...
by confusedalot
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 9411

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Ray, you may see this as an extension of Charter rights, I see it as an attempt at further transferring wealth from younger generations to older generations. The practical results of all of this is that younger generations will be left worse off at the expense of baby-boomers, all under the guise o...
by confusedalot
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 101
Views: 21974

Re: Union at Sky

I could write about many anecdotes, many of them, about the mindset of the newhires. Not the old guys who are not in the lottery game, and would not get hired in a billion years, but the newhires. So I will give you only one of many experiences I had the pleasure to witness. A person hired maybe two...
by confusedalot
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 33228

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

The poster a few above you said the FMC would not take you to the airport. I guess there is no waypoint there? So following your FD's to continue the approach apparently would not work. Too lazy to read the whole thread but I get the gist. I confirm to anybody out there that the FMC, if properly se...
by confusedalot
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's pooping on people?
Replies: 14
Views: 3158

Re: Who's pooping on people?

Well, I do remember being in the bathroom of a european train when I was 8 years old, and you did in fact poop on the tracks.

Never encountered an airplane where you pooped into the sky though.

And transport is going to launch an investigation. The public service has become a fucking joke.
by confusedalot
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 101
Views: 21974

Re: Union at Sky

I hope success. Worried that many may not want to rock the boat so that their flow through to air canada would not be put in jeopardy.

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