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by fish4life
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37935

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: 2072

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: 266
Views: 37935

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: 30
Views: 2305

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.
by fish4life
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 21669

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Just as terrifying as the “bush meat” in China is the level of antibiotics pumped into the animals in North America. We are going to have our own disease issues from all the antibiotics resistant superbugs that are evolving as a result. Before anyone gets on me for it I know that covid 19 is a virus...
by fish4life
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37935

Re: Layoffs

FL-280 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:51 am
Some woman must have made that quote.... only men got drafted for both world wars.
Ya Women didn't do anything for the war effort like ferry airplanes overseas, work in factories, work as nurses on the front lines... all men :rolleyes:
by fish4life
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 341
Views: 35135

Re: Corona Virus

There will probably be more suicides from the financial strain and fallout then the corona virus killed.
by fish4life
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Early Connection Program
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Early Connection Program

Why limit yourself to just porter? Jazz and encore are looking at it below 1000 hour pilots now as well.
by fish4life
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31387

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

I'm writing this from Dubai. Numerous events cancelled/postponed and the shopping Malls are a lot emptier. Emirates has just asked staff to take paid/unpaid leave on a voluntary basis. Most flights to/from Iran cancelled. Global travel is slowing. N America will be next. This a multi-year Black Swa...
by fish4life
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17606

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

757 used to burn around 3600kg/hr (8000lbs/hr). The 321NEO burns around 6000lbs/hr. 757 had payload issues as well depending on whether it had the increased MGTOW supplement (250,000lbs vs 225,000lbs). 757-200 could be operated as a sardine can at 231 seats. Most operators flew it around at lower d...
by fish4life
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28038

Re: 2020 Hiring

Revamp? Doubt it. Probably same same without the potential stock volatility. I think the company will push hard against anything more than 5%. They are not issuing “free for them” stock anymore but cold hard cash they would rather keep. The stock was never “free” the company would have to buy it in...
by fish4life
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 27
Views: 6131

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

I’ve been debating moving back out to the west coast, what is happening to the yxx base?
by fish4life
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Georgian Bankruptcy
Replies: 14
Views: 3147

Re: Air Georgian Bankruptcy

Been a rough couple of years on small 705 operators here hasn't it. First Air becoming Canadian North, Pasco becoming a Westjet feeder, R1 and GGN gone, all the EIC companies becoming one, Transat becoming AC, Swoop cannibalizing Westjet flying...becoming more and more of a duopoly, with fewer and ...
by fish4life
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6013

Re: AC emergency

New Antique Pilot wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:36 am
DC-9-32’s definitely could dump fuel.

NAP
Are you sure about that? A quick google search says they can’t
by fish4life
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: pc-12 FO or Encore interview
Replies: 12
Views: 1601

Re: pc-12 FO or Encore interview

Tell the PC-12 operator that this other opportunity came up and you don’t want to be the guy that starts with a company and bails on them. If they are a decent company they would understand and appreciate the honesty which would probably leave you with an opportunity there still.
by fish4life
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 8343

Re: Manitoba Medevac

If Keewatin joins ALPA, you will have the majority of the medevac for Manitoba and Nunavut under one union that’s a start.
by fish4life
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 11351

Re: Westjet ad.

Search negotech it has all CBA’s in Canada
by fish4life
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 3761

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

Lots of narrow body WJ guys working 8-10 days a month it all depends what you want to bid for. Not going to argue with that, but I know for a fact there are at least 3-5 brand new 37 Capt’s (what’s that like 5-7 year wait) who would leave tomorrow for a new hire job at AC because they work every mo...
by fish4life
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 13
Views: 1120

Re: Frost formation

You also don’t get frost when it’s really cold like -35 and below because the air has no moisture then
by fish4life
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 3761

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

Lots of narrow body WJ guys working 8-10 days a month it all depends what you want to bid for.
by fish4life
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

Did you really buy a seat, or were you essentially assigned a free standby seat? If it was free you should probably just be grateful you got a seat and not complain. If you paid for it and you really want/need the space, you're going to have to risk hurting someone's feelings to get it. If you're u...
by fish4life
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Just a little miffed - preheating
Replies: 19
Views: 1953

Re: Just a little miffed - preheating

The ONLY thing is if the DOM didn’t realize that was someone’s parking spot and perhaps it wasn’t the first time they had someone steal it so they were fed up. Still a quick “who’s plane is in my spot?” Is more appropriate
by fish4life
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8408

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Very few airplanes I know of can take more than 10kts on the tail as per the AFM, Q400 being on of them where it’s approved up to 20kts but no contam and a bunch of other restrictions.
by fish4life
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 6257

Re: Ukraine International PS752

Alav wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:19 pm
FOD wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:50 pm
. Local Canadian news asking why missile detection and deterrent equipment not installed on civil aircraft like it is on AirForce One.
What goods detection without chaff flares and ECM pods? :smt040 Airforce 1 has those too :prayer:
I think Voyager had some on their airplanes actually
by fish4life
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 6257

Re: Ukraine International PS752

They never said it was a technical issue with the aircraft...

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