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by fish4life
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 113
Views: 13415

Re: One List

If this was all 10 years ago I think selling encore would make sense but the industry trend right now is actually moving back towards owning your regionals. AC just spent 100million to buy back into jazz which is probably just the first step in gaining more control and keeping more of its CPA money....
by fish4life
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again

Comparing a b52 to an airline 737 is like comparing grandmas Buick doing 5k / year to a cab drivers Prius putting on 50k / year. Sure the Buick might last longer from a calendar point of view but that doesn’t mean it’s built better or more reliable.
by fish4life
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A Field Guide to NOTAMs
Replies: 22
Views: 856

Re: A Field Guide to NOTAMs

Perfect example is why when a runway is closed and they disable all the approaches do they have to publish a separate Notam for every damn approach to that runway, just say all approaches for runway 30 are U/S Until x time. Or my personal pet peeve is something that should be on the chart since it’s...
by fish4life
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 40
Views: 7304

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

I really hope the TSB can find out what caused the structural failure with some haste. It would be horrible if this were to happen to another otter before the report comes out 3 years from now.
by fish4life
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 40
Views: 7304

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Does anyone know if the aircraft in question had one of the upgross kits? I don’t think it would have been overweight on this flight but I’m more curious about the effect of years of an upgross kit applied to a plane and it’s effects. I'd be more concerned about the Otters flying around at 9000 pou...
by fish4life
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 40
Views: 7304

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Does anyone know if the aircraft in question had one of the upgross kits? I don’t think it would have been overweight on this flight but I’m more curious about the effect of years of an upgross kit applied to a plane and it’s effects.
by fish4life
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4808

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

Thanks, as for the AC comparison until year 5 there is no point flying a wide body as an FO unless it’s rouge 67 that’s why they are going to new hires.
by fish4life
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Accident near North Bay
Replies: 6
Views: 3065

Re: Accident near North Bay

Literally 1/3 of the brackets had cracks that’s terrifying it’s even allowed to fly still. Should be a grounding of them
by fish4life
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4808

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

For those of us curious though, I get the left seat being 15 years but what about the right seat of the 87?
by fish4life
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 845

Re: Military license to CPL

I’m a civi pilot and I’ve never spun a multi engine airplane either. In fact I can’t remember the last time I have practiced a forced landing either.
by fish4life
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 40
Views: 7304

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

Any word on if it was a rescue or recovery?
by fish4life
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg
Replies: 40
Views: 7304

Re: Blue Water Aviation plane down North of Winnipeg

I hope everyone is alright, the water is down into the high 40’s low 50’s this time of year and it won’t take much for hypothermia to be an issue.
by fish4life
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?

I plan to study AME basic training program in Canada as an international student, so I just wanted to be sure that I could landed a decent job in Canada after graduated. Any thought of the aviation industry nowadays for fresh grad? If there is any suggestion please let me know. Thank you Are you wi...
by fish4life
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3002

Re: CATSA nonsense

Or how some damn detectors will be set off by a small piece of metal in the shoe and others aren’t
by fish4life
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4429

Re: Pension

Sorry, really dumb question. Under the DC plan, does the company choose how your pension fund is invested, or do you select an investment advisor? Also, if I'm understanding this correctly, you contribute 6% of your wages up to 140K, the company matches it and when you retire that money is yours? T...
by fish4life
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4429

Re: Pension

Also in the airline industry I don’t think I’d even want a DB plan
by fish4life
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

If they want them back they'll have to negotiate it along with their salary demands. I don't think that the airlines in Canada would be able to get away with it. If I recall correctly, removing someone's benefits is akin to reducing their pay, which is considered to be constructive dismissal. Once ...
by fish4life
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3638

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

Given the heightened security surrounding flying federal leaders perhaps these question are best left unanswered on a public forum? If someone needed to know how the flying gets done they would know by now. Give me a break if security was such a big deal they wouldn’t paint it with Conservative par...
by fish4life
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?

Why do you need anything? Just call it an off strip landing or put a little platform / dock out and land there.
by fish4life
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: WS jumpseat question

If you are already grumbling about work conditions during initial maybe you should have stayed put where you were before. Short term pain...long term gain comes to mind. The reason you can't be listed for jump seat is the way you can commute for free ( AC does not have this) is you must be able to ...
by fish4life
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9861

Re: Boeing Max.

The craziest part is the Ethiopian crew had it fixed but instead of manually trimming the airplane after turning off the electric trim they turned it back on causing the MCAS to run again.
by fish4life
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 141
Views: 27535

Re: ONEX plans

garfield wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:10 pm
They will sell back the company to AC in 2 years for 5.5B or more and the government will approve it!
That’s a very poor return in investment, especially for a private equity firm. Only 5% / year would not be acceptable.
by fish4life
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 825

Re: To anti-seize or not?

I just did my car plugs at 140k like it recommended and they were no problem, I was actually surprised how easy it was.

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