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by altiplano
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

Riding in the back? Have at it. You're not counted as an additional crew member unless you're riding in the FD or bunk at my airline, and in that case no alcohol can be consumed while in the FD . Even then, "crew member" is really only for W&B and maybe the gen dec on an international flight because...
by altiplano
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Gender X weight
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Gender X weight

I feel that "Gender X" is identity appropriation. It's far too similar to "Generation X", "Gen X", etc, and unfairly associates/confuses with my age identity. There are 23 other letters to choose from, plus infinite numbers, or just plain old something else. Gen X came first. Those incels better pic...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 103
Views: 13098

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Do you fly the B737max? You mention the AP was engaged in an incident? That terminates mcas input, are you sure? Have you ever handled a trim runaway on a B737max either in the sim or real life? Lot's of control force there. LOTS. Manual trim is impossible after you hit the trim cutoff. Unless you a...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

Thanks for the correction altiplano I though it was 20. A few years ago when the RP course was a lot shorter the amount of training wasn’t very much. But now an RP course is basically a full FO course. So I’m also surprised the company doesn’t do away with it. No problem. When the RP position was c...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

17.75 days of reserve per month. Not 20. You get 12 days + 6 hours off. One thing with being an RP on reserve though - all the trips are 3+ days, so when you are approaching guaranteed days off you know the last 2 days of reserve unless you want to go fly, you're done. Crew sched used to release com...
by altiplano
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Re: Will we ever stop shooting ourselves in the foot?

Its our fault... We have to stand up to these old farts who keep saying they had to clean their boss's shoe and wipe their ass for five years before they were lucky enough to get right seat on a caravan. :smt014 Times have changed. Janitors make more money than us. Its time to start a campaign for ...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 15
Views: 2691

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

A more accurate comparison would be, Lufthansa owned, Swiss. You have Mainline, Swiss International and Regional, Swiss European. Up until 2016, Swiss International operated Airbus 340s & 320s, and Swiss European operated RJs. When the Mainline Swiss International pilots told management there was no...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 7
Views: 1333

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

Whatever you do, don't lie about it. IIRC, around 13 or 14 years ago... Westjet had a situation with a guy that lied about his ATPL and then didn't get it from TC for some reason, but he got hired, and checked out... no ATPL, type rating issues, etc. It was pretty fracking difficult to get hired at ...
by altiplano
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

If they knew it was a cigarette, but no one owned up to it, a cigarette diversion isn't appropriate IMO. If they just suspected a cigarette, but weren't certain, so they diverted, okay... as you say unknown smoke source... absolutely diversion appropriate... but why then did they just blast off aga...
by altiplano
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

If they knew it was a cigarette, but no one owned up to it, a cigarette diversion isn't appropriate IMO. If they just suspected a cigarette, but weren't certain, so they diverted, okay... as you say unknown smoke source... absolutely diversion appropriate... but why then did they just blast off agai...
by altiplano
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

Oh. I thought it was cigarettes.
by altiplano
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

Really? A diversion for someone smoking cigarettes?

Crew wearing O2 masks? and a diversion?

This either isn't cigarettes smoke or the crew is making some strange decisions...
by altiplano
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 6967

Re: Interim bid out

very junior ML WB FO is one of the worse jobs we have. Everybody's different. I get worn out just thinking about doing more than one sector a day. How many do you do in a typical NB pairing? Agreed everyone is different. So is junior ML WB CA just as bad? Same sort of sched, right? Fact is that it'...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 6967

Re: Interim bid out

Basically as I understand it, flat pay is much lower than any other WBFO. You can only get off flat pay early by bidding to captain ~2 years currently, and with course rights you can't get back to WBFO. Sure you can get back to WBFO depending on what Course Rights you spent. You are given 6 Course ...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 6967

Re: Interim bid out

Can someone please explain this for those of us not in the know? Is WB FO a lousy job? Or are you at the botl, and have a crappy schedule? Why would it be so bad on flat pay? Four years from now you and your peers will go to formula, and everyone's equal again, no? :? :?: WB FO, even junior isn't b...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6208

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

What would happen - and I mean actually happen - if we bought nothing? And what could happen if we spent the money on something else? And what could that something else be? Wars are ultimately won by economies. The industrial might of the US in WWII is what won the war in both Europe and the Pacifi...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: Should it take 2 years to get a Private? Thank you Sault College. :(

I'd walk in to the office of whoever is responsible today with an ultimatum for the school to satisfy their responsibility to you, in an accelerated manner, immediately or I'd take legal action against the school. Bottom line, you are getting what you paid for if they are refusing you to go flying. ...
by altiplano
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 70
Views: 11319

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Sure, AC is better for pay and upgrade time but there has been a mad rush for the two years NB upgrades and that is not going to last. They are supposed to hire several hundred pilots next year, I doubt there are several hundred captain positions opening up in two years for them as well. I wouldn't...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems

No sense making it easy on a competitor. Certainly tightens screws on ONEX's corporate structure and forces some transparency. Also if there is foreign capital over the limit at ONEX this forces some hard decisions about who gets booted from the deal. Maybe a forced share sell off and potential rest...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fly CemAir Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2266

Re: Fly CemAir Canada

GoinVertical wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:03 am
Requirements seem pretty steep
You think 3000 hours total and 1000 jet is steep for an RJ Captain?

The times we are in...
by altiplano
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems

Air Canada has filed a challenge with federal regulators to Onex Corp.’s takeover of WestJet Airlines Ltd., arguing that the deal could give foreign investors majority ownership of the Calgary-based airline, in violation of Ottawa’s rules. Onex, a Toronto-based private-equity firm, announced a frie...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ONEX deal foreign ownership problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

ONEX deal foreign ownership problems

AC is challenging the ONEX-Westjet deal at the CTA over the lack of transparency in ONEX's holding company ownership and Schwartz's own voting share succession. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-air-canada-files-challenge-with-canad...
by altiplano
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 12358

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Domestic early starts we always get a breakfast, and as I said, if I want one, I can always get a meal or snack... but I prefer getting paid vs. the old system of not being paid when flying through meal times.

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