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by Jean-Pierre
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 59
Views: 7360

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Is there any American example of a flag carrier buying a low wage vacation LCC?
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 59
Views: 7360

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

altiplano wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 pm
I'd hardly call it a junior weighted list.
If you have 4500 pilots and hired 1000 in the last two years how can you not be junior weighted? That is almost 1/4 of your list and if the rest is more or less evenly spaced it brings the average years of service way down.
by Jean-Pierre
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 7930

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

I do not think the alert is sent over "data".
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Georgian Loses 1.5 million Passenger Contract With Air Canada
Replies: 47
Views: 9919

Re: Air Georgian Loses 1.5 million Passenger Contract With Air Canada

I still don't know why everyone is surprised by Swoop. Yes, the pilots hate it. It was a move to undercut the pilots while demanding a part of the ULC market in Canada. WestJet has a safety first culture. Air Georgian doesn't. The two companies are fundamentally different in their approaches to ope...
by Jean-Pierre
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Unfortunately, you can't claim this tax credit anymore. It has been eliminated for 2016.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Crash in BC
Replies: 15
Views: 2694

Re: Another Crash in BC

Autopilot malfunction?
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

The autopilot can be turned off with a click of a button. Unless you are saying this pilot could not hand fly the approach. It happens these day.
by Jean-Pierre
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 3033

Re: British Pilot for AC?

Imagine making $24300 a month and only pocketing $11700 of it.
by Jean-Pierre
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Guys a pitot static instrument failure or blockage is not going to bring down an airplane like this because the pilot can just switch to attitude+power. A gyro instrument failure is much harder to deal with.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Attitude indicator failure is insidious. It is not like at the flying school where someone sticks a cover on it while you are straight and level VMC. It can degrade slowly and still show sort of correct indication. If it happen as you are maneuvering for an approach and trying to manage a descent as...
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing
Replies: 7
Views: 1605

Re: Chilean C-130 Bound for Antarctica Goes Missing

It is hard to imagine what brings down a 4 engine turboprop in reportedly good weather. Flight control problem or inflight breakup of 40 year old airframe perhaps. Ice formation in the fuel? I wonder if the Chilean Air Force uses FSII fuel additive.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

cncpc wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:56 pm
GPS gives groundspeed, and has standby gyro gear, doesn't it?
It is very difficult to ignore an artificial horizon that is giving you bad info. Even for an experienced flight instructor. A lot of people carry suction cup cover in their light aircraft for this reason.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Sounds like a a partial panel situation with the low weather being a factor. A graveyard spiral is a spiraling dive that can happen when you become disoriented, and when you have little or no visual reference to the horizon. Unfortunately, lots of graveyard spirals end with the airplane impacting th...
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Speculation based on a witness that said "She looked up in time to see a plane flying out of control, doing what appeared to be a roll low in the sky."

There was an explosion on impact that lit up the whole sky according to another witness so I don't think it was out of fuel.
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

Any insights into that speed altitude graph in the Sun? I would say allowing the airspeed to drop below Vmca after an engine failure cause the airplane to roll over and he lose control. Weather shouldn't have been a factor...there was zero wind, overcast 400ft, 2SM visibility.... minimums are 530ft...
by Jean-Pierre
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 66
Views: 9292

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Are these aircraft GPS equip? How can they be 300m off course?
by Jean-Pierre
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 309
Views: 17379

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I have to wonder how big the pool is of diploma/degree graduates who have and want to pay $126k for a job. Some solid pre program research? Or just some board room high fiving what they see as a great plan. I would say this program is targeting wealthy immigrant that come from India, China, or midd...
by Jean-Pierre
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1483
Views: 383273

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Because of the Transat acquisition hiring will likely slow to a trickle. It won't actually stop though because of contractual obligations to Jazz pilot. Best bet for OTS applicant now is apply at Transat and failing that Jazz.
by Jean-Pierre
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 15463

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

Kudos for doing what ever it take to get to AC. You made it. :rolleyes:
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56972

Re: DOH merge.

It is a bit naive to say it is not even a possibility considering that is what the contract currently stipulates and the company has explicitly said it will honor that contract.
by Jean-Pierre
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56972

Re: DOH merge.

I suspect they found language in the collective agreement that will give a legal foothold to run Transat without merging the pilot. Notice he does not say he will merge the pilot but instead 'I will honor the collective agreement' *grin*. Of course ACPA will fight it but it will take forever.
by Jean-Pierre
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane
Replies: 39
Views: 3417

Re: Air Canada passenger wakes up to find herself 'forgotten' in empty plane

Oh my god Air Canada so bad. No. How about some personal responsibility?
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Changes to Pass Travel
Replies: 32
Views: 17050

Re: Changes to Pass Travel

Wow that is quite good. You could tour the world for a month and only use one pass.
by Jean-Pierre
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Changes to Pass Travel
Replies: 32
Views: 17050

Re: Changes to Pass Travel

Is a pass used on each leg of a trip or does a flight outbound and return only burn one pass?

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