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by ahramin
Sun May 19, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 94
Views: 7432

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Really BOTL. Comfort in knowing pay won’t be hurt??? There’s way more to life than pay. Vacation schedule, monthly schedule are just 2 I can think of that that would be horrible going from a senior Capt go a BOTL FO Their airplane got sold. Or, thinking of it another way, their airplane got bought.
by ahramin
Sat May 18, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 113
Views: 5654

Re: DOH merge.

Most of the AC pilots I have spoken to expect all TS pilots to go bottom of the list as per their collective agreement. Has this ever happened in any merger in North America? Anywhere?
by ahramin
Fri May 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3385

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

Is Jazz, Sky Regional, Georgian, or EVAS owned by Air Canada? Were they ever declared common employer? If not then I don't see the relevance Confusedalot. As for the Canadian merger, I think it could be highly relevant but I don't know the details. I've seen the aftermath as I still run into the odd...
by ahramin
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 22
Views: 3385

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

1.05 Merger or Change of Control On each occasion that the Company and/or its Successors or Affiliates are involved in a merger or in the event of a Change of Control of the Company, the following will apply: 1.05.01 Within 10 days of the Company’s decision to effect a Change of Control or enter in...
by ahramin
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Any chance we just lost our AC flow?
Replies: 15
Views: 1622

Re: Any chance we just lost our AC flow?

How could this have more than a minimal effect on flow? If AC buys TS, it's not in order to get the pilots. The customers, routes, gates, slots, planes, infrastructure, sure. The travel agencies and hotels, maybe. The pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics, nope. A AC/TS merger will be about the s...
by ahramin
Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A319 Issue
Replies: 20
Views: 6884

Re: A319 Issue

Oil most likely.
by ahramin
Mon May 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 122
Views: 10642

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

I guess we know who one of the interested Transat buyers is.
by ahramin
Fri May 10, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Equipment Code on Flight Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Equipment Code on Flight Plan

Thanks for the information Kenvenv. I guess in my case the controller was convinced he knew where I wanted to go.
by ahramin
Thu May 09, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Equipment Code on Flight Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Equipment Code on Flight Plan

Either you got a dummy or they never check, I'm not sure which. As for enroute controllers, I don't know if they can even see the equipment codes on their screens. I had a complete transmit failure last year and even though my destination was airport X, the controller was convinced that I was going ...
by ahramin
Sat May 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4050

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

Victory wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 3:58 am
What killer items are on airliners? Flaps. Spoilers? Engine anti-ice? Trim?
Anything on the Takeoff Config Warning list.
by ahramin
Fri May 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 59
Views: 5156

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Interesting. So it looks like the entire Air Data computer was messed up? Not just a bad AOA vane? Or does a bad AOA vane mess up the Air Data computer? the stick shaker activated and remained active until near the end of the flight.  After autopilot engagement, there were small amplitude roll osci...
by ahramin
Thu May 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 59
Views: 5156

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

In any jet I have flown including the B737 a stall warning at liftoff is not an indication of unreliable speed. Stall warning combined with overspeed warning is, but stall on its own is not. This was not an unreliable speed indication and the airspeed indications were normal and correct all the way ...
by ahramin
Thu May 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Beginning of Transat wave?
Replies: 70
Views: 9704

Re: Beginning of Transat wave?

From experience. If the two merging pilots groups can not come to an agreement on their own, the whole seniority bun fight goes to the labor board to decide. It doesn't matter ALPA's policy or ACPA's policy. Nor does it matter what the company may want or think. The only opinion that will matter is...
by ahramin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Ha, just try to figure out what the controllers in Edinburgh are saying.

by ahramin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

In Ontario -- which I repeatedly referenced was the basis of my own experiences -- and particularly west of Ottawa, might be a different story. So do share your experience. If there is an actual problem as you claim then the more people who know about it the better. Transport Canada has been know t...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Your common sense doesn't have much sense, but I'll agree on the waste of time. However, if you really want to know, the main reason the French are so rabid about speaking French on the radio is because they keep getting attacked for speaking French. If you don't know how this all started, I'll try ...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

So if I understand correctly rookiepilot, you're not suggesting an end to French on the radio? Just an end to French on the radio by those capable of speaking English? That's always been my position, and I've had to tell a few morons that I'm a professional pilot here to do a job, not play the clown...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

If you are going to make a safety case for language, your first step should be to quantify how many accidents there are, and how many of them are due to the language issue you are talking about. Not all language issues, just the one you are claiming is unsafe. Actually I don't have to. It's complet...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Just because it hasn't resulted in a crash yet, doesn't mean it's safe. The 737 max was deemed to be a safe airplane. Smoking on board an airplane was also considered safe. You make my point for me. French on the radio since the 70s, no accidents. Max in the air for a couple years, 2 fatal accident...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

I find this implication language has never been an accident factor....rather challenging to accept. II'll try explaining it again (in English). I cannot find a single example of a fatal accident because one pilot was speaking French and the other pilot was speaking English. Your incredulity towards...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

That's just silly. Will you learn Chinese if your next flight goes to/over/through China? No, I won't. Because a quick look at the accident rate shows that there is no safety risk in flying through China without being able to speak Mandarin. What's silly is claiming that not learning a language is ...
by ahramin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 60
Views: 2099

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

If we were in the business of launching rockets or designing new technology I could understand the philosophy of randomly trying to figure out potential problems and possible solutions. In aviation though, new accidents are so rare that it's far more profitable to look at what accidents are already ...
by ahramin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?

my understanding is that any aeroplane - regardless of the category it is registered under - that meets the definition of an ultralight airplane (ie 1232lbs gross, 45mph stall...) can be flown by an ultralight pilot. That would surprise me but I can't think of which CAR you would be breaking so I s...
by ahramin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Forum Suggestion and Announcements
Topic: New posts button!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Re: New posts button!!!

That's easy.

Delete your bookmark to the login page. Then login. Flip your phone around until you can get to new posts (mine works in landscape), and then bookmark the new posts page. Then use that bookmark to login.
by ahramin
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: amateur built - wheels and floats and having different gross weights?

Having a different gross weight for different configurations would be something you put in your Limitations section of your POH, but the POH of an amateur built aircraft is advisory only so it wouldn't actually change the maximum weight. How it works is that when you get the special C of A, you appl...

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