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by fish4life
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 46
Views: 6056

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

Why do people think LPV won’t go lower than 200’. If I was low on gas with nowhere to go I’d do an LPV over an ILS if I needed to get in.
by fish4life
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 46
Views: 6056

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

I’ve always thought it’s weird how YWG has a cat 2 and YEG doesn’t. North of 60 exemptions make sense because it can be 1/4sm in blowing snow and sky clear because it’s all just ground blow, here’s a hint use the octa’s of blowing snow to tell if you’re going to make it in or not before you leave. N...
by fish4life
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COVID has exposed flaws in industry- the pandemic is not the cause of the flaws. - Prof. Moshe Lander
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: COVID has exposed flaws in industry- the pandemic is not the cause of the flaws. - Prof. Moshe Lander

Of course it’s unsustainable to have a fleet of wide body airplanes and only do domestic flying with a small portion of them... he should try get a refund for needing an economics degree for that conclusion.
by fish4life
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Canadian North
Topic: And Another -700.. Tail 702
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: And Another -700.. Tail 702

Awesome. Are they going to be combi’d with a big door or are they still a bit too new for the north?
by fish4life
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How do you value yourself as a low time pilot?
Replies: 25
Views: 2098

Re: How do you value yourself as a low time pilot?

Think of it this way. I have a house that I live in and quite enjoy it, it’s value to me is far above market value so even if I were to list my house for sale it would be double what it is worth. Would my house sell? No but that’s ok because I’m not trying to sell it. Now if I need to sell my house ...
by fish4life
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Conair adds 11 Dash 8-400's
Replies: 10
Views: 2336

Re: Conair adds 11 Dash 8-400's

How does that payload compare to the the Electra and convair? I’d imagine it’s between the 2? Any idea if they are going to be HUD equipped? Would the advantage of a HUD be outweighed by the fact you are looking around and not just straight forward? The article mentioned a g-loading system, do they ...
by fish4life
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Vacation bookings through the roof in Europe. Easyjet up 600%
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: Vacation bookings through the roof in Europe. Easyjet up 600%

I’d be more curious to see how it compares to the same week last year not last week. If you are operating at 5% capacity and your bookings are up 500% that’s still only 25 % of pre covid
by fish4life
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

Most accidents have the pilot as a contributing factor. Pilots are the weakest link. They fail on a rate at least equal to any other component. Either they fail to respond appropriately to a situation, make decisions that get them in over their head, or deliberately crash. We'll see completely pilo...
by fish4life
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Inflation is coming...in a big way.
Replies: 179
Views: 15411

Re: Inflation is coming...in a big way.

There is literally record numbers of boomers retiring with a mortgage but it’s the millennials faults for house prices 🙄. Government policies like CMHC backed mortgages and extremely low interest rates are what is driving up house prices in a lot of places. When rent is continually increasing but in...
by fish4life
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: AC/TRZ Transaction Approved by TC - $5 per Share
Replies: 1679
Views: 201015

Re: AC/TRZ Transaction Approved by TC - $5 per Share

I echo the Quebec love being ridiculous in this deal, the competition bureau is supposed to look and analyze if it’s an issue of competition not what province the new company has jobs in. There is a zero percent chance that if air Canada bought WestJet the government would require that WestJet left ...
by fish4life
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seeking advice for an international student!
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Re: Seeking advice for an international student!

With mergers (ac and Transat) and possibly a few other Canadian airlines coming out smaller or possibly not at all I doubt the job market in 2023 will not be full of surplus experienced pilots. 2025 will probably be the next time the shortage starts to hit but even still plan on spending time workin...
by fish4life
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seeking advice for an international student!
Replies: 12
Views: 1596

Re: Seeking advice for an international student!

Also almost zero instructor jobs out there right now as they are being filled with ex instructors to airline pilots back to instructors after being laid off from the airlines.
by fish4life
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 152
Views: 39659

Re: More WJ layoffs

Isn’t there a scope clause ? How many tails are they limited to?
by fish4life
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 152
Views: 39659

Re: More WJ layoffs

Just to clarify, you guys think the airline that has been losing money for almost a year and hasn’t spun a prop is going to buy the airline from the investment fund that has been making money through the whole pandemic? A) why would Onex sell at a low price? B) where would porter get the money to bu...
by fish4life
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 152
Views: 39659

Re: More WJ layoffs

Longtimer wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:01 pm Re selling Encore, does Encore own any aircraft, facilities etc or anything of value?
The parent company is weathering the pandemic quite well so I would imagine they would hold off on selling Encore until conditions improve and they could get a lot more cash for it.
by fish4life
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Tower closure predictions?
Replies: 20
Views: 2452

Re: Tower closure predictions?

Airports like Thompson are as busy as most of these if not more so when it comes to commercial aircraft movements and it functions well. The wildcard is the VFR weekend warriors in some of these places and trying to integrate them into a successful ifr flow.
by fish4life
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Receives Takeover Offer
Replies: 33
Views: 5596

Re: Sunwing Receives Takeover Offer

Does anybody know if there has been any consolidation in the industry in North America? Or in the world ? Most airline companies don't have cash or credit to buy another airline, as most are busy trying to save their companies. However anything is possible with a good loan, available labour, and a ...
by fish4life
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2490

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

I think (may be mistaken) above 410 one pilot has to have O2 on at all times. Would the drop down masks only be approved for 410 in that case as well on those aircraft?
by fish4life
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Airlines Gets $375 Million LEEFF Loan to Protect Canadian Jobs
Replies: 18
Views: 2478

Re: Sunwing Airlines Gets $375 Million LEEFF Loan to Protect Canadian Jobs

That’s good news, I’m hoping the busy summer overseas materializes for you guys.
by fish4life
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Airlines Gets $375 Million LEEFF Loan to Protect Canadian Jobs
Replies: 18
Views: 2478

Re: Sunwing Airlines Gets $375 Million LEEFF Loan to Protect Canadian Jobs

I’m starting this by saying I hope everything works out for sunwing. If you are TUI though you are losing billions of dollars so why would you put money into an airline that is also losing money when your core business of resorts is hurting so bad? You can charter lift and still get them into your h...

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