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by DanWEC
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3016

Re: CATSA nonsense

Some airline pilots now are 20 year-olds that have never held another job. They haven't gone through the stages of employment and references it took it in the past to be vetted at a professional level. Any red flags haven't shown up yet. So, sadly, I'll take the scrutiny, but I'll still laugh openly...
by DanWEC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2776

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

That guy in a other thread who's instructor said 2 seperate runways can't be intersecting for the purposes of alternate minima because they share the same pavement. That was hilarious. What, is there a contagious asphalt disease that can be spread by intersection? While it is not relevant for Canad...
by DanWEC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 2776

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

That guy in a other thread who's instructor said 2 seperate runways can't be intersecting for the purposes of alternate minima because they share the same pavement. That was hilarious. What, is there a contagious asphalt disease that can be spread by intersection?
by DanWEC
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 4494

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

This is purely anecdotal evidence and second hand, but I know exactly 4 people that went DEC at Encore, well experienced, and all 4 left between a few weeks to a few months on-line, all because of the schedule.
by DanWEC
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aoa VS airspeed
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Aoa VS airspeed

The faster a regular speedboat goes the more it lifts out of the water, without changing pitch for the most part, right? Air is fairly similar to water. Stick your hand out the window in the car going 100 and the slightest angle makes it go up and down, whereas at 10 it doesn't do anything. It's the...
by DanWEC
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 3813

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

Just remember guys, any renegotiation that comes with a cash bonus attached is bribery, and in some manner will not likely be in favour of the pilot group as a whole, plain and simple. They're buying votes from people.
by DanWEC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Sky is purely a staffing company. It's AC's structure, gates, ground crew, dispatch, fuel, airplanes, even the training bill (For the sim only, not the instructors, since they're Sky pilots). All Sky does is supply crew and mx at a cut rate, paying their employees to do the same job, on the same equ...
by DanWEC
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat runway incursion
Replies: 14
Views: 2081

Re: Air Transat runway incursion

There is indeed a discrepancy, and if you want you can see it on google earth. The chart shows the line past the corner of L, perpendicular to the edge of 8R. The actual line is a good bit before, and cuts across the corner on an angle. Normally, it would be a glaring error to go past a hold short l...
by DanWEC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How bright are those lights
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: How bright are those lights

African or European?
by DanWEC
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: AT Votes Yes for AC Acquisition

Something I've heard from the AC side is the very real possibility of Transat completely replacing Rouge.... Mainline needs pilots, so Rouge crew would slide over to mainline. Solves that. Rouge 319 and 767's at end of life would be retired and replaced by Transat's fleet with no changes to scope. T...
by DanWEC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12160

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Without a doubt some of the best students I've had, as well as the best flight crews I've worked with have been female- Captains and FO's. Might have something to do with having to prove themselves outside of their minority, yet doing so without machismo. It just translates into real competence and ...
by DanWEC
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 121
Views: 10080

Re: Recession incoming

Wtf, what's your minority? Nickelback fan!?
by DanWEC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12160

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

I turn to them after the flight and say, "CdnPilot77, how do you feel about boats?"
by DanWEC
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5622

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Not "too" many 3-4 year FO's at Sky. They're usually unique situations for any number of reasons. The main issue there is that while capt attrition has always been at a steady rate, the FO's previously hired at 2500 hours were upgradeable at the 2 years by the matrix (Also coincidentally eligible fo...
by DanWEC
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55568

Re: DOH merge.

Jees I hope not. Likely just drive the price up a buck for AC.
by DanWEC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8944

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

cloak wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Swoop is more comparable to Sunwing and Transat
Riigggghhttt.
by DanWEC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6752

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

I've also put the notifications for them to silent on my S10. Easy peasy. When I get up in the morning the first thing I see is the type of car and where they might be going. I'll keep an eye out. But there is literally zero point to me getting the info in the middle of the night because, since I'm ...
by DanWEC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thunder Air
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Thunder Air

I'd run as far as possible from this place. You'll fly safe, updated equipment. If you respect the operation and your fellow humans you'll find out what it's like to be respected and appreciated as a pilot. You'll have a decent schedule and really good pay, as well as benefits and a little pension. ...
by DanWEC
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Jumpseat.
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: Jumpseat.

Cessna 180 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:36 pm
flyporter.com/jumpseat
Thanks!

That form has to be filled out every time for each person and run by the capt eh?
by DanWEC
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Jumpseat.
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Re: Jumpseat.

Do other airlines jump on Porter through MyID travel or is there a jumpseat number?

Cheers
by DanWEC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 55
Views: 19962

Re: The Ol' PFO

TheSocialChameleon wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:47 am
you're the biggest troll on avcanada.
Thank you so much! Coming from you that's high praise.
Gonna be some bounce in my step today!
by DanWEC
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 55
Views: 19962

Re: The Ol' PFO

TheSocialChameleon wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:48 am
I don't take it personally.
You probably should. Regardless of meeting the bare minimum requirements, anyone that actually has "haters" should probably focus their lens on themselves.

Wishing you the best.
by DanWEC
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 55
Views: 19962

Re: The Ol' PFO

Wow.
by DanWEC
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55568

Re: DOH merge.

. Oops fat thumbs.
by DanWEC
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55568

Re: DOH merge.

Air Canada has stated it intends to run Transat as it's own brand. I predict there will NOT be a merger of the pilot groups. There's no way AC would just voluntarily increase the salaries of TS pilots, since at the end of the day, their wages and benefits are lower by a little bit. They would be ove...

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