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by sanjet
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet introduces WestJet Link
Replies: 86
Views: 8280

WestJet introduces WestJet Link

WestJet today introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. All WestJet Link flights will be operated by Pacific Coastal using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/westjet...
by sanjet
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LASIK anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1407

Re: LASIK anyone?

Make sure you discuss that with a aviation medical examiner or Transport Canada medical department before you do it. Good to back yourself up with the governing body.
by sanjet
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: ALPA card drive starts today!
Replies: 42
Views: 9365

Re: ALPA card drive starts today!

Good luck to Encore pilots. We are all in solidarity.
by sanjet
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: C series
Replies: 39
Views: 14985

Re: C series

Gino is right. Lots to investment and preparation for the 737.


The only thing I heard, AC might actually order more c-series (if the price is right).
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-can ... -1.4370933
by sanjet
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 12569

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

. I had a great chat with an AC pilot a few months ago about all the hiring at AC. He had the best quote: "If you're happy where you are now, you'll be happy at AC. If you're unhappy at your current airline, you'll be unhappy at AC" Agree, I've seen some people that will never be satisfied no matte...
by sanjet
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lets talk about SOP's
Replies: 75
Views: 3603

Re: Lets talk about SOP's

Lord thunderin Jesus people.... it's just a job like any other, have a beer :drinkers: Follow sop's, sometimes you do have to think outside the box (turning on APU before reading QRH when you realize you have a dual engine failure over the Hudson...) Flying is a mix of science and an art.... SOP's h...
by sanjet
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pathetic Pearson Airport
Replies: 86
Views: 10757

Re: Pathetic Pearson Airport

Ok, what in the actual frig is up with the AK construction?? Day after day I see zero work actually happening there. What are they doing? Does anyone know when it’s supposed to be completed? It’s a complete goat rodeo in the meantime... It's Canada, give it a few weeks of "pollution/environmental a...
by sanjet
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Numbers
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: Numbers

Impressive. What's even more is the fact some of the guys flying had 200-300 hours of intense training in a span of 5-8 months and were mission ready during the height of it.
by sanjet
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Champagne Service Lawsuit
Replies: 27
Views: 2632

Re: Champagne Service Lawsuit

Maybe he is actually right? Why is it justified to falsely market a product/service regardless of what you pay.
by sanjet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 10847

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

Only 4 questions need to be answered: 1) How much of the sale money goes to Bombardier execs? 2) How much of the sale money goes back to repay government loans? 3) How many jobs have been sent to Alabama? 4) Does the Tariff still stand? 1)huh? % of revenue will go to each shareholder of the c-serie...
by sanjet
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 10847

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

Cricket sound in the Boeing boardroom.

Smart move by Airbus, they now have a great aircraft in that category to sell with none of the r&d expense. They must have got a great deal since Bombardier needed this badly.
by sanjet
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Government to Consider Random Alcohol testing for pilots
Replies: 203
Views: 19132

Re: Government to Consider Random Alcohol testing for pilots

Given the arguments from reading this thread. 4000 people die yearly from texting and driving just in the US and the number is climbing. In Canada, there are more accidents from texting and driving than driving under the influence. Shouldn't we put jail time for people that use cellphones at the whe...
by sanjet
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Baltic temporarily grounds CSeries fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Air Baltic temporarily grounds CSeries fleet

Already back in service. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-10-12/air-baltic-returns-bombardier-cs300s-service Latvia’s Air Baltic restarted revenue flights with its Bombardier CS300s on Thursday after grounding all seven of its narrowbodies to attend to “technical nuances” i...
by sanjet
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 10847

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

Happening this week... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-monarch-airlines-boeing-bailout/boeing-helped-finance-bailout-of-monarch-airlines-in-2016-ft-idUSKBN1CD0XS In order to get a 737max order.... Boeing Co (BA.N) had pumped in more than 100 million pounds ($130 million) into Britain’s Monarch Ai...
by sanjet
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CRA Rules and Airline Benefits
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: CRA Rules and Airline Benefits

bigsky wrote:Will per diems become taxable?
No
by sanjet
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CRA Rules and Airline Benefits
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: CRA Rules and Airline Benefits

The article repeatedly calls the changes an attack on "those who can least afford it". Airline employees are hardly minimum-wage earners. Yet. Funny how the proposed changes to personal corporations didn't raise much of a fuss outside of those affected, but now that they're targeting flight benefit...
by sanjet
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: ALPA card drive starts today!
Replies: 42
Views: 9365

Re: ALPA card drive starts today!

Victory wrote:Working for less wages is a sacrifice that can pay off big time in the future so it is not the most pressing issue. Getting in on day one and reaping the rewards when the company expands is what matters the most.

LOL
by sanjet
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: When can a 1 knot windshear lead to disaster?
Replies: 27
Views: 2437

Re: When can a 1 knot windshear lead to disaster?

Flying that angle of attack 10 feet above ground was asking for trouble regardless of anything.
by sanjet
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade times and pay.
Replies: 65
Views: 14807

Re: Upgrade times and pay.

Anticyclone wrote:Any min PIC time required for upgrades or just seniority based??

Take good care.
Like all initial upgrades at AC, you must go through an evaluation process before being released as captain.

Having some actual PIC 705 experience will obviously help you practically speaking...
by sanjet
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Incident: Emirates A388 at Moscow on Sep 10th 2017, go around from about 400 feet AGL 8nm before runway
Replies: 48
Views: 4311

Re: Incident: Emirates A388 at Moscow on Sep 10th 2017, go around from about 400 feet AGL 8nm before runway

. The air is Cavok and smooth, yes; however (early checking) I see there is a shear-zone, likely up to 20-30kts difference over a few miles. On the second approach they simply come in faster ... yet then suddenly (after the shear/second time) are too fast to "initiate final descent" before they kno...
by sanjet
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ryanair screws up pilot leave requirements, and cancels hundreds of flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3894

Re: Ryanair screws up pilot leave requirements, and cancels hundreds of flights

They are now facing the full force of a pilot shortage. Lots of pilots have left for "real" airlines, . Ryanair spun this with well making it look not as it seems.
by sanjet
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New TA?
Replies: 76
Views: 10151

Re: New TA?

Dry Guy wrote:Any improvements in new hire pay or anything else that would benefit them?

Apart from the DC plan, nothing material whatsoever.....
by sanjet
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat vs Air Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 4300

Re: Air Transat vs Air Canada

I left AT for AC a couple years ago, I have to say the grass is NOT greener. I was YYZ based 37 F/O working 7-10 days a month, productive turns. The money was good, the flying was great, I was 75% on the 37 YYZ and I could always get what I wanted off. I was having fun at work..... AC not so much. ...
by sanjet
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Risky or cleaver?
Replies: 12
Views: 2163

Re: Risky or cleaver?

Weather was actually well within limits during arrival and departure and they flew over the weather. METAR looked like a normal day in YYT. Nothing risky nor clever, all limitations were respected, pilots doing what they are paid to do...
by sanjet
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing
Replies: 112
Views: 10847

Re: The Bombardier VS Boeing thing

You have to remember how much the defence contracts at Boeing are worth from US and other foreign governments. As much as we think it's just business, there is a lot of "push" in the background for Boeing to get these contracts, these defence contracts are huge and subsidize the rest of the company....

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