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by Jack Klumpus
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737
Replies: 17
Views: 1765

Re: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737

For us, it’s a captains only landing, as it’s tricky. A black hole effect, upslope followed by a downslope. Uneven throughout. On a normal day it’s challenging, in heavy rain, TS, windy days, it’s a handful. It always amazes me seeing the Air India 744 at the terminal. Here I am bitching about the p...
by Jack Klumpus
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3393

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

The FAA still has the rule. What risk are you talking about? FA’s still come to the flight deck just as much as they always have. Pilots still go to the lav just as much as they always have. Flight attendants have not been banned from the flight deck for any other reason including as JS riders. The...
by Jack Klumpus
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3393

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

Your training allows you to sit behind the controls and be one of the flight crew, not enter the door. If Transport Canada and your company didn’t trust you to safely fly the airplane you wouldn’t be regardless of any “two in the FD” policy. As expected, you missed the point completely. For those w...
by Jack Klumpus
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule
Replies: 27
Views: 3393

Re: Survey on two person in the cockpit rule

To gain access to a flight deck you need to be a pilot or F/A (in my airline anyways). Two questions: - how long does it take a pilot to gain access to the flight deck? (From beginning of training until that airline job). (At least a couple of years) - how long does it take an F/A to gain access? (F...
by Jack Klumpus
Sun May 24, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7300

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Pakistani CAA issued a video showing marks of where the engines scrapped the runway. 4,500-5,500ft down the runway.
by Jack Klumpus
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 6895

Re: On furlough: Now what?

It’s a great initiative you’re taking, not many would want to hit the books and write papers and exams, especially when they’re working full time. I’ll give you my experience. In my mid 30s I decided to pursue an MSc in an aviation related field. I chose this because I have about 16 years of flying ...
by Jack Klumpus
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turkish overrun
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Turkish overrun

Something going on with their operation and Sabiha airport itself. The runway is uneven, sloping up then down, terrible when wet. The ILS for 06 is 3.5 degrees, and standard speeds are 180 to 6 and 160 to 4. Surrounding terrain is all hills, which cause added turbulence on the approach. To maintain ...
by Jack Klumpus
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Oops
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Oops

Amazing.

Tow driver is not an entry level job. Therefore your racist comment doesn’t hold true. Someone off the plane would start off as a baggage handler, if anything.
by Jack Klumpus
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 4632

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Plenty of time? Based on what? Stabilization criteria is not based on time, but height. For us, by 1,500 fully configured. 1,000 fully stable. By 500, speed stable (if given a speed by ATC). I don’t know how they operate, but I’ll check, as we have many pilots from their airline now working with us.
by Jack Klumpus
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 32349

Re: Recession incoming

When I was up north I didn't see any visible minorities slinging cases of Pepsi with me but when I got to AC half my class was a minority so they must have got their start somewhere. You'll be fine. Since you cracked it, I’ll let you in on a secret. Pilots who are of a visible minority don’t have t...
by Jack Klumpus
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 37841

Re: ONEX plans

plhought wrote: Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:40 pm Someone needs to break it down for me and explain what's the difference between this joint venture and a codeshare.
These are all relationships, so I look at them as such;

- interline: dating
- codeshare: engaged
- JV: married
by Jack Klumpus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 4974

Re: Canadian Airline Pilots and US Customs

I wish I could give you an answer. I don’t bother with the kiosk anymore since I always get flagged due to my Canadian passport. Like yourself, I’ll be the only one from the crew who has to visit the customs officer. I’ve been told many different views, but the one that makes most sense is because w...
by Jack Klumpus
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5836

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

doiwannabeapilot wrote: Thu May 23, 2019 9:05 am
doiwannabeapilot wrote: Thu May 23, 2019 9:03 am
I would like to know what airline has you on an 11 hour flight with no AP ? That's a lot of fuel burned below RVSM.
Sure,

YYZ - GRU - YYZ, YYZ-SCL-YYZ, YYZ-GIG-YYZ. Been der dun dat with no AT.
AP is required for RVSM, whereas A/THR is not. The above question was with regards to AP no?
by Jack Klumpus
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 4162

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

If you wanna stay in Canada take whichever gives you a better lifestyle. If you wanna go overseas take the jet job.
by Jack Klumpus
Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24736

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

Quick - name another airline that fully owns their regional feeder. Look at nearly every airline out there and you'll find a feeder owned by someone else with a CPA. American Airlines: - PSA - Piedmont - Envoy Delta Airlines: - Endeavor Air Alaska Air Group - Horizon Air Air France - HOP! Lufthansa...
by Jack Klumpus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working overseas as a Canadian Pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 2114

Re: Working overseas as a Canadian Pilot

Some good advise above, I’ll add a bit more. I’ve done the Canadian path then moved overseas. You have to know what kind of hours will help you overseas. Some airlines don’t care about the real experience that we get in Canada. They just care about jet time. Some prefer right seat RJ time over left ...
by Jack Klumpus
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 15505

Re: Norwegian Air

Thank you for your thorough, insightful analysis. :lol: Who ever says they’ll be out of cash soon is misinformed. A lot of things can happen in a few months in aviation. They made it past the summer, and they’re going through. They’ve re-assesses their model and hopefully can continue their busines...
by Jack Klumpus
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 15505

Re: Norwegian Air

To Jack and Complex, Do you think they will ever open up a Canadian base like they have in the US, and hire on the 737/787? Might be wishful thinking but stranger things have happened........ Apologies for the late reply. I don’t check in often. Given their current situation, I highly doubt they wi...
by Jack Klumpus
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Day as a new First Officer
Replies: 26
Views: 6370

Re: First Day as a new First Officer

My first day as an F/O the capt showed up stinking of alcohol and pretty rough shape.
by Jack Klumpus
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: PIA Runway Overrun
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Re: PIA Runway Overrun

PIA?

Perhaps I Arrive

Or

Please Inform Allah

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