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by ant_321
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suggestions for EFB/cooler bag
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Suggestions for EFB/cooler bag

TravelPro is what my company provides and it is crap. I would not but any of it I had to lay down my own cash. Your lucky if it lasts 2 years. All my peaces are not awesome. There is better. I only use it cause it’s free. Interesting. I have 3 pieces of travelpro luggage that I’ve had for 5 years a...
by ant_321
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..
Replies: 47
Views: 6434

Re: Airlines ask MP’s to have COVID rules relaxed ..

We simply shouldn’t re-start airline operations beyond a minimum, therefore there’s no need to relax the rules or make exceptions during a pandemic. VFR traffic (with apology to Air Transat and Sunwing) is simply non-essential. Thanks to FaceTime, Skype, Cisco, and Zoom most work/visits can be easi...
by ant_321
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

Re: Working while on CEWS

The way I see it your current pay is being paid by the government, well ultimately by the Canadian tax payer via Sunwing. I'm pretty sure its not coming out of there pocket? These payments being put in place to enable you to manage while also allowing Sunwing to keep there workforce in place for th...
by ant_321
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

Re: Working while on CEWS

The way I understand it CERB is basically an EI replacement with similar rules with working. CEWS is a subsidy given to companies to pay their employees. My pay check show up every two weeks from Sunwing not the government of Canada. I don’t see working another job being a problem.
by ant_321
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 4217

Re: Working while on CEWS

If you’re on CEWS your cheque’s are coming from your company. I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to work. I couldn’t find an official answer one way or another. I do know a lot of guys double dipping.
by ant_321
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4947

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

Absolutely not. If I’m not able to go back to my previous job when this is over I’ll be doing whatever I can to get back in the cockpit somewhere. There aren’t many jobs where you can make this much money for this little work. I prefer to not work for a living.
by ant_321
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1689

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

I’ll give it a go. Obviously we are in very uncertain times right now so I’ll base my info off of before the pandemic. What are some annoying things about your job? -long days -seniority system that can more or less put you in “golden handcuffs” once you get to a certain point in a company -the shit...
by ant_321
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5789

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I don’t really see how reaching out to someone you know/knew for info is being a kiss ass. I’ve had plenty of people I haven’t talked to in years inquire about where I work. And a significant part of what got me in the door at my current job was help from a friend of a friend.
by ant_321
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Flair/Sunwing survive
Replies: 26
Views: 6933

Re: Will Flair/Sunwing survive

I would bet a lot of money there won’t be a merger. Sunwing airlines is simply a shuttle bus to service their hotels. I don’t see a scenario in a downturn where a merger does anything to help the hunters. I’m still reasonably confident Swg will survive as long as the borders open up this winter, but...
by ant_321
Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 3359

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

How rare are degrees? I feel like anyone under 30 would have one since most people want to have a backup career There are tons of us. I wonder how many hours is a degree worth? Assuming the only difference between two guys is the paper and the hours It seems the only place in Canada that cares abou...
by ant_321
Tue May 26, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 3359

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
There are tons of us.
by ant_321
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Vacation passangers age and health demographic
Replies: 13
Views: 2164

Re: Vacation passangers age and health demographic

Assuming travel insurance will cover them I think they’ll travel. Most people I know young, old and everything in between are itching to travel once it’s relatively safe again. I think it will take a few years to get back to 2019 levels but there will still be enough people looking to get away to ke...
by ant_321
Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2849

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

You do realize that it takes 4 years to 'go get a trade ticket'. Indeed but at the end of the day I don't know anyone in the trades that hasn't made a far better living than most pilots. Who would leave a cash cow to aviation where you have little to no job security. Most of the tradesmen I know ca...
by ant_321
Tue May 12, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2849

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

Where is that being floated?
by ant_321
Fri May 08, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Ground school canceled
Replies: 17
Views: 5637

Re: Ground school canceled

If you turn down that really good non flying job let me know. I’ll take it!
by ant_321
Sat May 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can we fly for fun during the Covid19
Replies: 11
Views: 1776

Re: Can we fly for fun during the Covid19

This again? Why wouldn't you be able to? Everything has a risk, your kid could bust his leg on the trampoline, requiring emergency services. Was jumping on the trampoline necessary? No, but it's going to happen. Why is flying for fun any different? A lot of people don’t share your opinion. You shou...
by ant_321
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can GA Aircraft Taxi under RVLOP?
Replies: 12
Views: 1613

Re: Can GA Aircraft Taxi under RVLOP?

You need an ops spec approval in a commercial operators manual to operate under reduced visibility operations. Or a kind ground that will not cador you for being silly and wanting to take your toys out on a bad day . But what kind of GA airplane wants to taxi in 25 kt winds , knowing you are going ...
by ant_321
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??

I’ve done plenty of flights with a GPS u/s. We were filed xxx radial until able direct xxx. There isn’t a requirement to stay on an airway. Also, I believe if you are staying in radar coverage then vectors can be used as your back up way to navigate.
by ant_321
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career outlook Starting @30
Replies: 27
Views: 4976

Re: Outlook Career Starting @30

Another point is an interview at a major is far from a guarantee. There are plenty of jet captains flying Boeing’s and air buses who have never been able to get an interview at big red.
by ant_321
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: COMMUTING - TAXES 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2283

Re: COMMUTING - TAXES 2019

Aux1 wrote: Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:15 pm
ant_321 wrote: Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:18 pm Once again I ran the numbers myself and ended up getting more back with my own work. I now do my own taxes.
I wonder which would stand up to an audit...
It was a matter of claiming something under me or my wife. Made a difference of a couple hundred bucks.

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