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by cv990
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Orca Suspended
Replies: 58
Views: 16288

Re: Orca Suspended

Not affiliated.. probably a business arrangement to look after customers as Orca folded...
by cv990
Fri May 04, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 401
Views: 74995

Re: Westwind

Not just this operator.. but there is always the option of not dispatching that plane. I may be mistaken, but was there freezing rain around at the time? Can’t recall, but... I’ve had this convo before.. wx may be ok on the ground but am I in the crap for the whole approach? Will I be able to shed t...
by cv990
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FAA ATPL Conversion new regs
Replies: 19
Views: 5187

FAA ATPL Conversion new regs

Just curious, with the new regs now in place, has anyone actually gone and done their ATPL conversion under the new rules yet (convert TC ATPL to FAA)? If so, what was the experience like, and how long did it take?
Has anyone tried to write the new ACM exam yet under the new rules?
by cv990
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36589

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

So sad.... Have they said which bird it was?
by cv990
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36589

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

Yep, was a lousy day. Pretty crappy right up to 250
by cv990
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS
Replies: 225
Views: 36589

Re: Overdue Cargo Airplane Bound for CYXS

Have a few thousand hours (loooong time ago) in those machines. Very unforgiving in ice, almost no climb if they were at gross weight. I flew that corridor a few times that day (albeit in a Q400) and there were high winds aloft (80+kts@15000 which is lower alt than usual), although it wasn't all tha...
by cv990
Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 197267

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

Hmm..... Very interesting reading here. Just curious about the sim eval thing. I did one at Jazz. They have quite a few options for sim evals, although the scheduling can be really tight. They can do them in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal. Their Q400 sim is in (CAE) Montreal, and for now it is the one...
by cv990
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Employee Seating
Replies: 59
Views: 17572

Re: Employee Seating

Jazz crew on company deadhead (on shift) are PY2/J10. Not confirmed J, but space available. Positive space Y class (with a do not deplane notation), upgradeable.
by cv990
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Just curious
Replies: 17
Views: 8113

Re: Just curious

Unfortunately Jazz could never set out on its own. There are a few insurmountable problems. We don't have any marketing, ticketing or reservations infrastructure or experience s. Thats not necessarily true..... people forget that the majority of our history has been at-risk flying. There very much ...
by cv990
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Rouge to expand to Vancouver, Calgary
Replies: 27
Views: 15155

Re: Air Canada Rouge to expand to Vancouver, Calgary

Service might be good, but a sardine can is a sardine can is a sardine can..........
by cv990
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Employee Seating
Replies: 59
Views: 17572

Re: Employee Seating

Jazz Q400, seats 4AC are designated crew seats and wont be given out until the plane is full...
by cv990
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Question for Q drivers
Replies: 39
Views: 39222

Re: Question for Q drivers

Q400 max TO is 65,400, MLW is 62,000, ZFW is 58,000. Typically we burn around 900-1100pph per side in cruise depending on the profile we are using for that flight. I won't get in to how we determine cruise profiles, but those are the figures you will see at FL250 or 240. The numbers increase quite a...
by cv990
Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Odyssey Airlines about to be???
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: Odyssey Airlines about to be???

Odyssey....I remember those guys. Glory days of Canadian charter companies (I was with Points of Call)... tragic story is, after Odyssey folded, a bunch of crew went over to Nationair and I believe some of them were on MXQ in Jeddah. Tragic.
by cv990
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How Many?
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: How Many?

Jazz, around 1500
by cv990
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Jazz prohibited from cancelling IFR?
Replies: 52
Views: 3755

Re: Is Jazz prohibited from cancelling IFR?

As a Jazz Q400 pilot (you know, Lurch, not a transport category aircraft but an old prop puddle jumper...sheesh), I have been reading this with some measure of head-shaking and disbelief at some of the utter nonsense being posted out there. The amount of "You don't fly here so you don't know anythin...
by cv990
Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Jumpseat
Replies: 0
Views: 1263

Jumpseat

We all know that it is more fun to dwell on the negativity sometimes, but..... This Jazz pilot would just like to give a shout out to the very kind AC crew that allowed me the jumpseat from Vancouver to Calgary yesterday.. the day had started off on quite the wrong foot for me for unrelated reasons,...
by cv990
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Oh the sky keeps falling......
Replies: 59
Views: 20983

Re: Oh the sky keeps falling......

Mig29 wrote: Jazz had closer to 10 wide-bodies...
Um.......... we did? I've been part of the Jazz/Air BC family since 1990.. not sure what wide body a/c we had.....

757 isn't a wide body......and they weren't ours.....
by cv990
Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS -- AVIATION STYLE
Replies: 6
Views: 1510

Re: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS -- AVIATION STYLE

Awesome...simply awesome :prayer:
by cv990
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Leave to Appeal Application Filed at Supreme Court of Canada
Replies: 50
Views: 17709

Re: Leave to Appeal Application Filed at Supreme Court of Ca

Or maybe he is just a troll winding everyone up.... :wink:
by cv990
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Cariboo gets BAE146?
Replies: 55
Views: 15612

Re: North Cariboo gets BAE146?

The Avro RJ would be a sweet bird for the patch. We loved the 146 at Air BC and if you talk to any Jazz pilot that flew 'em, to a person they loved them... a wee bit slow, but really nice and easy to fly. A few ex- Air BC types are flying it for NC now. A shame we couldn't have had the newer Avro RJ...
by cv990
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: licence and medical when interviewing
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: licence and medical when interviewing

Nothing sinister.. and regards to a photocopy of said licence/medical, most companies do this for the HR files.. I'm at Jazz, and everything is photocopied to HR: passport renewals, medicals (sent by the Dr. in my case), RAIC card renewals, training GRS/PPC renewals, etc. Everything is on file so th...
by cv990
Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 'Regional' Flight Crew Selection - What are you looking for?
Replies: 95
Views: 35445

Re: 'Regional' Flight Crew Selection - What are you looking

7thirtyseven wrote:+1 rudder!
We view the q400 operation NOT as a threat, but as integral to our own personal success.
Now that is precisely what has been missing for years on the domestic landscape. Well said.
by cv990
Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Is it me or are airfares getting expensive?
Replies: 17
Views: 2135

Re: Is it me or are airfares getting expensive?

And 109$ is probably still too low... airfares much, much too low for too long. Huge part of the overall problem.
by cv990
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Jumpseating on AC aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: Jumpseating on AC aircraft

Jazz guy here...regularly have AC guys and gals in the jump, but no-one in the jump for travel to the USA...that requires some nifty paperwork from ops and pretty much never happens.... Just curious as I obviously never do the international stuff, but is the LHR embargo strictly a function of the Ol...

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