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by ajet32
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 38
Views: 2813

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

Don't know who some of you self appointed and self righteous super pilots are but I have flown with a few. I am now training on the most advanced aircraft I have ever had the pleasure to sit in. I do know that some years back several super pilots tried very hard to sewer my career. Well I kept at it...
by ajet32
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 15903

Re: Where is this so called shortage

There is a shortage just not as some have mentioned in Canada. I have flown is Asia, Europe and the Middle East often training new FO's right out of the simulator with 200-250 hours.They are starting on say a CRJ1000 or some other similar jet/turboprop. B737,A320 ATR42/72. In SE Asia and the Middle ...
by ajet32
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Medical Examiners in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 2902

Re: FAA Medical Examiners in Canada

Do mine in Calgary all the time. Dr Helleur near the airport 11 ST NE and there is another in Okotoks. Both good Doctors.
by ajet32
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The old switch...?
Replies: 14
Views: 4850

Re: The old switch...?

Had my first Rouge trip YYC to YUL. Great service and the IPAD entertainment was quite satisfactory. Being an AC supporter I was still quite happy with the end result.
by ajet32
Sat May 06, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA Tests
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: FAA Tests

Galvin Flying Service at Boeing Field has the facility for FAA exams. Nice folks happy to accommodate your schedule. Not Vancouver Island but maybe a close option.
by ajet32
Mon May 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking of leaving aviation
Replies: 16
Views: 3013

Re: Thinking of leaving aviation

QUESTION? Do you want to fly airplanes for a living? ANSWER Yes. Now is a very good time to enter the industry. Better than any time in my 61 years, just do it or quit with the complaining. It takes a certain amount of hard work, studying and a little bit of good hand eye coordination. Jeez Louise t...
by ajet32
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?
Replies: 25
Views: 3518

Re: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?

Well I have worked and trained pilots with 250 hours in Europe and Asia. Do they make every landing, no. They land when conditions are suitable which is most of the time. The system in Europe and Asia exists because there is really no commercial General Aviation similar to that in Canada. The majors...
by ajet32
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada's New Livery
Replies: 50
Views: 7876

Re: Air Canada's New Livery

I LIKE IT: Looks sharp and a nice change from toothpaste green. This year marks "80 years" as the National Airline a new paint job and some fresh looking uniforms are a nice change.
by ajet32
Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Dead Heading
Replies: 6
Views: 4915

Re: Dead Heading

At Canjet we got 50% for dead head. Some months it added a lot to the total.
by ajet32
Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bearskin Pilots ratify 5 year deal
Replies: 21
Views: 4901

Re: Bearskin Pilots ratify 5 year deal

75-100K is very likely more than a training Captain makes at Encore. You do have the big "jet" out there for you some day.(if that's what you want). I would have to agree with earlier posters, if what you want is an airline career then an FO job at the " Bear" is well worth the 10K right or wrong. I...
by ajet32
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suncor flight dept shutting down?
Replies: 58
Views: 15163

Re: Suncor flight dept shutting down?

The CRJ-900's are Suncor assets, while they may pass through YMX. There is no need for them to go there they are not leased aircraft. All are configured differently and I can guess homes for all three based on current fleets and several operators.
by ajet32
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4561

Re: ATPL for co-pilots on a 705 Aircraft

I'm afraid that would shut down most asian carriers ASAP. Whether the board members like it or not, the average FO at say Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways has 180-220 hour total time when they start their line training in a B737NG, A320 or CRJ100. That is life in Asia and...
by ajet32
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired
Replies: 151
Views: 31296

Re: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty. A fundamental principle of our law and the British as well since that's where ours come from. I have no inside information but this would not be the first time a crew or individual pilot was accused by airport security or the cabin crew only to be ...
by ajet32
Sun May 01, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz purchasing more CRJ900s (assume converted to 705s)
Replies: 13
Views: 2871

Re: Jazz purchasing more CRJ900s (assume converted to 705s)

Delta Connection Airlines operate CRJ900 with 76 seats. The lay out and seat tracks, bins etc are the same as the 705 with one exception. An extra seat in economy. I suspect that changing the original 16 705's to CRJ900 will be a paperwork exercise that Bombardier will assist with completing. Sales ...
by ajet32
Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to do....what?
Replies: 9
Views: 2318

Re: Bombardier to do....what?

This what Bombardier does, sell airplanes. If you need help starting an airline or running a corporate department they can point you in the direction of people who can for a fee help you with all of the above. They have been doing this for years in both commercial operations and corporate. I would b...
by ajet32
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36055

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

Privateer, why is it that people, yourself still somehow feel that Air Canada is tax payer funded. I doubt there are many on this forum who ever flew on it when it was a "Crown Company". Something it hasn't been since 1989. "Westjet" have done a brilliant job as a company but, and I say but if they ...
by ajet32
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot
Replies: 425
Views: 36055

Re: Westjet cover up: Alleged sexual assaults by pilot

Thank you piano keys for saying what I've been thinking for the time this thread has been going. That young lady is the same age as my daughter. The idea that something as serious as this may have been ignored or swept under the rug is quite simply horrifying. As a father I would be ready to string ...
by ajet32
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suncor flight dept shutting down?
Replies: 58
Views: 15163

Re: Suncor flight dept shutting down?

Suncor got into the CRJ operation in 2006 because the local charter providers couldn't and wouldn't commit aircraft to the various projects. Suncor as other oil companies run a fly in fly out schedule. It has to be run to accommodate the operation not an airlines schedule. This was the main reason t...
by ajet32
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What exactly were these chopper cops saying YWG
Replies: 22
Views: 2987

Re: What exactly were these chopper cops saying YWG

Rule N0. 12 ( not sure ) Never say anything in a flight deck you don't want to be read from the CVR or heard line of sight across the airwaves. Listening to yourself on a "Tower" tape while you babble on and cuss with a stuck mike isn't really that funny. It also is something some people never forget.
by ajet32
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Private Operators SMS
Replies: 16
Views: 8240

Re: Private Operators SMS

If you're a CBAA member consider the ISBAO package. The course and the SMS are less than many providers charge to set up a program,. You then have one for your company and you will know how to use it as well. Having taken it a few years back I found it quite useful and have used some portions many t...
by ajet32
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pilot Shortage
Replies: 7
Views: 8632

Re: Pilot Shortage

Depends on where you are located. Canada has always been a saturated market full of many well trained and experienced pilots at all levels of the business. Upgrades at the major employers are what 8,10 to 14 years maybe longer. That is on narrow body aircraft. How long for an upgrade on a wide body?...
by ajet32
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TransAsia Airways plane carrying more than 50 people crashes
Replies: 101
Views: 15062

Re: TransAsia Airways plane carrying more than 50 people cra

I had an interesting discussion with a ATR 72-600 TRI/TRE who has as much experience on type as anyone flying the sub type. His thoughts ran to the warning messages. He mentioned you will get messages in an order like Torque fault and so on and they don't really tell you what is happening. ( I haven...
by ajet32
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sky Regional Close Call CYTZ
Replies: 24
Views: 6666

Re: Sky Regional Close Call CYTZ

It is planned to certify the C-Series for the London City Steep Approach. If that is done then a steep ILS to YTZ will not be an issue.
by ajet32
Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP
Replies: 30
Views: 7121

Re: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP

I spoke with an FAA inspector at the sim recently. His take on the changes from August first is that the transfer/conversion program was finished and anyone wanting an FAA ATP would require the course and simulator hours. H e seemed to think if you already had sim training for a type rating that wou...
by ajet32
Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Airasia: ice brings down plane
Replies: 12
Views: 2603

Re: Airasia: ice brings down plane

Well they were approved by the Singapore regulator to operate 7 days a week Surabaya to Singapore so that part of the above comment is wrong. As for the lack of Indonesian approval, well maybe they were and maybe they weren't. This would appear to be typical cover your a__ maneuver by the DGCA. When...

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