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by fish4life
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

I think I touch my mask every 2 minutes to keep adjusting the damn thing
by fish4life
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 2842

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

I’m not an AC employee and I have never had a bad experience on AC, in fact the last few years they have been great
by fish4life
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 2842

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

I honestly can’t believe air Canada continued with the 1900 side of the operation as long as they did.
by fish4life
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32187

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Management did their best to paint the pilots as the devil during negotiations and pit the rest of the employees against them. I think what we have here is an example of the brainwashing having its intended effect. Management didn't try to paint pilots as the devil, ya'll did that when you lined th...
by fish4life
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Engine Oil Mysteriously Increased
Replies: 17
Views: 949

Re: Engine Oil Mysteriously Increased

Does it smell like gas at all?
by fish4life
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice needed for choices of schools!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: Advice needed for choices of schools!!!

Crime rate is only high in one area of the city that has drugs and poverty, it’s very easy to stay away from that spot and most of the city is quite safe. The flight school isn’t in the city they have 2 locations one in a town 10 min north of the city (St. Andrews) and the other in a town 45 min to ...
by fish4life
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 26
Views: 3473

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

I am trying to leave. Tried to get an IT engineering job to use my bachelors degree but realized my skills are outdated and that I have a big gap in my resume from flying and that no one will hire or even interview me. My plan now is to start a local service business and if that doesn't make money ...
by fish4life
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career path for foreign student pilots
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Career path for foreign student pilots

With the current state you will have an extremely hard time even getting the first job before it expires. In Canada right now there is a lot of 10 000 hour pilots laid off
by fish4life
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Re: New Challengers for DND?

I’d imagine the 80’s challengers are getting to be pretty high time and high cycle machines as well
by fish4life
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Old avgas
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: Old avgas

maybe not in an airplane but there is a market out there outside of aviation for 100LL
by fish4life
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Good Riddance GGN
Replies: 38
Views: 7149

Re: Good Riddance GGN

gtappl wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:16 pm
As much as they sucked, it's not ideal having 1 less place to hire us.

Actually it is because the flying didn’t disappear it went to a company with better conditions
by fish4life
Wed May 27, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 54
Views: 6693

Re: CEWS

CEWS nice and all? Not sure if you've lived through a downturn before, but every penny counts. $2000 per month on CERB $2500 ballpark on CEWS...hmmm For some, that will be the difference between putting groceries on the table for our families and going to the food bank. I'm sure the vast majority o...
by fish4life
Mon May 25, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 2800

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

gtappl wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 6:47 pm
How rare are degrees? I feel like anyone under 30 would have one since most people want to have a backup career
I would be willing to bet that very few of the degrees that pilots have would be useful in getting a job in a “backup” career.
by fish4life
Mon May 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32187

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Doesn’t Onex also own the aircraft leasing company that leases a bunch of WJ’s airplanes?
by fish4life
Sun May 24, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 23
Views: 3258

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

The big danger chorus has is if AC goes into CCAA
by fish4life
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 18762

Re: A "NEW" One List?

What is the seniority of the negotiators at WestJet? Did they keep their jobs?
by fish4life
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

More along the lines of why wouldn’t the ATR companies be chartering themselves out for this freight work that is required ?
by fish4life
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5394

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

really inefficient, an ATR 72 freighter can carry 17 700lbs roughly at a much cheaper operating cost and can be loaded on pallets through the front door.
by fish4life
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs
Replies: 20
Views: 5182

Re: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs

I'm still wondering who travels to the Northern communities for fun? The average plane up there is filled with construction crews, court parties, RCMP officers, teachers, doctors, nurses, non critical medevac patients, and some groceries in the back. From my time there I’d say 80-90% of the plane o...
by fish4life
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: #Swoopprez Out!
Replies: 49
Views: 8481

Re: #Swoopprez Out!

Correct me if I'm wrong... Low Cost Carriers depend on densification to keep fares down. Who in their right mind wants to be crammed in a plane right now? Prove me wrong but I see air travel being for the wealthy in the short to medium term. We are years away from having this virus to a level where...
by fish4life
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 468
Views: 92353

Re: Layoffs

- change that cellphone plan (do you still need international/US coverage?) - learn to do your own small car maintenance. if you drive old junk and don't care about resale value or warranty: oil changes are not mandatory every year - braking is what makes you burn more fuel. avoid roads with stop s...
by fish4life
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bad day for Blackcomb Helicopters
Replies: 9
Views: 2542

Re: Bad day for Blackcomb Helicopters

I think it’s pretty cool / lucky they could ski down to an area for rescue
by fish4life
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 468
Views: 92353

Re: Layoffs

Will you feel better about yourself if AC pilots get layoffs too? No but the math are clear, you don't park up to 175 Airplanes without offloading pilots, I just hope not to be in the numbers... Mainline has 189 and rouge 66.... only 80 frame left flying... How many pilots will be needed ? Are the ...
by fish4life
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school delays - Covid19
Replies: 75
Views: 6205

Re: Flight school delays - Covid19

I wouldn’t sweat the delays, right now there will be many 3000+ hour guys looking for jobs and no hiring for 2+ years at the majors anyway as some will inevitably have long term layoffs.

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