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by altiplano
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC37 weight limitations
Replies: 4
Views: 787

Re: AC37 weight limitations

Kapitanov wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:02 pm
What about AC15, YYZ-HKG? Pretty long flight for a 777? Thanks!
They fill that one up... used to mostly be done by a 200LR, now I often see it's a 300ER...
by altiplano
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Headset suggestion for Aviation College?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Headset suggestion for Aviation College?

Get a David Clark headset with noise cancelling. Cheaper than a Bose, durable, and it works well... you'll have it until you come out the other end of training and however long you want to continue with it when you are flying professionally. I still have whatever model they sold years ago... it's st...
by altiplano
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

So, you are going to give an interview on an airplane that you have never flown, are unfamiliar with the technology/systems, and have been retired from active flying, for what 7 years, yet you feel it important to speak to actual pilots on the plane so you don't sound like a dick during your interv...
by altiplano
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

You should call Jock Williams to fill you in. He knew all about everything on this...

What a joke or media is... always looking for content... so interview the lawyer who doesn't have any relevant information.
by altiplano
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

I would like to confirm some of the "facts" regarding the MAX aircraft systems, the ADs, and the type of training that pilots received, preferably by someone who is current on the aircraft. Would anyone be willing to send me a PM so that I could follow up confidentially, perhaps with a telephone ca...
by altiplano
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

My understanding is everyone will be going through additional training anyway... but sure if that addresses currency issues that arise also or not... I guess it depends how long this goes on.
by altiplano
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

One thing I believe would make managing this 747 grounding much easier is fleet/crew consistency. ie. RRA/LCC/Mainline fleet and pilots all being one. Particularly the 320 fleet. But 767 too... More crews available to work on more fins with more flexibility. We have ETOPs qualified crews? oh, but th...
by altiplano
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 54
Views: 3757

Re: ACPA votes again....

We were never going to win in FOS. NEVER. It was written into the PASA law that what the company needed was what the arbitrator had to select. The deck was stacked. The biggest mistake in FOS was the subsequent 2014 agreement and the abandoning of the legal challenge which we would have won. Conveni...
by altiplano
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1008
Views: 262169

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

You may see a slight slowdown.

Many new hires would have been going into 737 course. Currently upcoming courses are being cancelled until a timeline for re-entry into service is determined.
by altiplano
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

Hey Boeing, Airspeed Unreliable QRC: 1. Autopilot (if engaged)...Disengage 2. Autothrottle (if engaged)..Disengage 3. STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches...CUTOUT Etc Etc PROBLEM SOLVED. That's not the drill for Airspeed Unreliable at AC. That is close to the Runaway Stab Trim Drill except you left out attem...
by altiplano
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

Pilots don't have to release the brake when their colleagues are hung out to dry for reasons behind their control. I guess we will eventually see where the cards fall, but I don't think the corporation will be showing theirs early on this matter, willingly at least. Next will be an 88 hour month and...
by altiplano
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

Short term pay guarantees? Please reference the contract article you refer for paying pilots for aircraft not flying for reasons beyond their control. The right thing is to pay the pilots. But the company doesn't have a clause requiring it... and they certainly don't always do the right thing. We wi...
by altiplano
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 53
Views: 4831

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Airlines want serviceable runways.

I read runway 32 was closed... couldn't have landed into wind whatever the equipment was.
by altiplano
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

Yycjetdriver wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:36 am
paid days off!
Don't be so sure.
by altiplano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 53
Views: 4831

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Do you have information to the contrary? Were you at the airport? Is your friend the runway treatment truck driver? Were you at the Starbucks? Avherald seems like a reliable publication in my experience. Certainly no reason apparent to doubt it. It's on the internet - I like to know where something...
by altiplano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 54
Views: 3757

Re: ACPA votes again....

Permanent concessions to the DB plan, Negotiated away in TA1 B-scale wages at rouge, Negotiated away in TA1 restrictive course rights, Negotiated away in TA1 All that is TA1 stuff! Yeah we got stuck with it in TA2 also... but that isn't their fault. Buzz Hargrove? Get real... that was completely ir...
by altiplano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 99
Views: 10446

Re: 737 max

They're still an ETOPs aircraft although I'm unsure if the YWG crews that previously did the LHR flights from YYT are still recent/trained/available to conduct the flights. Right now they're sending everyone through YOW/YUL/YYZ. I expect we may see the remaining Mainline 767s redeploy to cover the f...
by altiplano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 325
Views: 19799

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

co-joe wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:55 am
Is there a case where MCAS has caused an undesirable trim that the crew recovered from successfully that anyone is aware of?
How many flights leading up to Lion Air crash did the pilots successfully deal with it? 3 or 4?
by altiplano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 53
Views: 4831

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Do you have information to the contrary? Were you at the airport? Is your friend the runway treatment truck driver? Were you at the Starbucks?

Avherald seems like a reliable publication in my experience. Certainly no reason apparent to doubt it.
by altiplano
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 54
Views: 3757

Re: ACPA votes again....

TA1 sold ACPA members out, present and future. Some of them are managers today.

The NC & MEC had no authority or mandate from the membership to bring something like TA1 forward. It should have never seen the light of day.

TA2 was working from a severe position of disadvantage.

Go Tony.
by altiplano
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 53
Views: 4831

Re: Air Canada YHZ

... The YHZ runway treatment truck/plow broke down.... Are you based in YHZ, fly in there, do ramp work, there that night, know someone ...? Just wondering where you came by this information For one, it's in published accounts of the incident: the chemical truck had just broken down while trying to...
by altiplano
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA vs First Nations Elder
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: CATSA vs First Nations Elder

No fan of CATSA here, but my takeaway is these are the people teaching our kids in universities today...
by altiplano
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 5392

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

50!???!!? Damn man. I am just under thirty and thinking of not going, not for my age but for the seniority I will have. All the power to you... But I"d urge that you need to rethink this though... In your 20's and thinking you won't get enough seniority because too many people are hired recently ah...
by altiplano
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1008
Views: 262169

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I know guys have been hired off twin otter float/wheel/ski jobs into AC, but I think you're a long long shot going direct from a single engine vfr float operation... It's probably happened at some point, but not recently AFAIK. Ya that's fair. I guess when I say predominantly bush I mean a 50/50'is...

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