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by 126.75
Sun May 19, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61648

Re: DOH merge.

I am at Rouge and have been for about 4 years. I work less days per year than my ML counter parts and earn more money than them (compared with ML friends). I have the ability to get most days off that I want, and can "generally" choose the kind of flying I want. If your priority is time off at home...
by 126.75
Sun May 19, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 61648

Re: DOH merge.

I think the issue going forward is how fractured the AC group is, and how entrenched they are into their own camps. My camp is to spend time with the wife and kids. I am at Rouge and have been for about 4 years. I work less days per year than my ML counter parts and earn more money than them (compar...
by 126.75
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Sanny accident report
Replies: 109
Views: 9465

Re: Perimeter Sanny accident report

I would like some mature conversation on whether pilots who duck things up this poorly should be charged criminally. Continuing the flight without IFR approach charts? Sure their alternate crapped out, but they did not call YWG or YXU radio for updates? In my opinion these guys could have a case arg...
by 126.75
Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training
Replies: 47
Views: 3868

Re: Last hope from a desperate aviatior-in-training

I agree that this is mostly a personal finance type post that a flying one. At the end of the day you need to start getting some more cash flow. If I were you, I'd probably get a second job (perhaps work in a bar/restaurant as the tips can go far as cash) and spend the next 6 months living frugally ...
by 126.75
Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Have questions for YYZ Tower? Ask them here!
Replies: 87
Views: 23274

Re: Have questions for YYZ Tower? Ask them here!

I am curious how you guys come up with runway assignments. It has not happened much in the last 6 months (I've noticed a huge improvement) but prior to that there would be two runways designated on the D-ATIS and about 50% of the time (or so it seemed) the third runway is what we would get. In the A...
by 126.75
Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: First Air Crash Resolute Bay August 20 2011
Replies: 488
Views: 79862

Re: First Air Crash Resolute Bay August 20 2011

F*cking brutal. That captain essentially killed his FO and the passengers and FAs in the back. The FO was being fairly deliberate in his wording to no avail. Short of grabbing the thrust levers himself by the sounds of it he made several recommendations to go around. Absolutely tragic, further more ...
by 126.75
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Accommodations for Jan 28 GS
Replies: 22
Views: 5462

Re: Accommodations for Jan 28 GS

Wouldn't WS cover that for you? Or do they give you some $$ I you cancel the booking?
by 126.75
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Recent WESTJET Pilot openings
Replies: 31
Views: 13519

Re: Recent WESTJET Pilot openings

Westjet is not about experience or what you know nearly as much as who you know. If you "really" want that Westjet job, get a part time there and try and get seen positively and get to know some of the pilots. Get some internal references and you'd get a much better chance. It's not like AC, AT, QK ...
by 126.75
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone fancy a Virgin?
Replies: 29
Views: 5220

Re: Anyone fancy a Virgin?

Exactly what we need, more competition.... Good way to ensure more people are stuck at an entry level contract is to keep popping up airlines when ever the competitor's average employee gets to around the 10 year mark. Easy to undercut and continue the cycle! :rolleyes:
by 126.75
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: More foreign pilots on work permits elsewhere
Replies: 26
Views: 4487

Re: More foreign pilots on work permits elsewhere

I know at some flight schools around the country they try and get jobs for international students after they complete their CPL and instructor rating. The argument for is the ability to speak the language many of the students speak as native tongue. I've seen job ads posted specifically with someone...
by 126.75
Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Seniority System ...
Replies: 35
Views: 8307

Re: Seniority System ...

I wonder though with the LCC starting up and the "socialized" bidding system if there will be a push in 5 years or so to adopt the same at mainline. Seniority benefits the top 10% of block holders and 10% of reserve holders. Interesting to see what will happen in the next little while.
by 126.75
Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet for Europe, Please! Please! I am on my knees
Replies: 29
Views: 5858

Re: WestJet for Europe, Please! Please! I am on my knees

One would hope if WS became the national carrier in Canada they would stop with the jokes and take themselves a tad more seriously.
by 126.75
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Question about a Pardon on my criminal record
Replies: 4
Views: 1097

Re: Question about a Pardon on my criminal record

Make sure you can get a red pass. I know someone who had charges dismissed who had a difficult time with a red pass (not even sure if he received one).
by 126.75
Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: A New Leaf
Replies: 48
Views: 11185

Re: A New Leaf

Rocky, Do you honestly believe that when you retire (for me it will be >30 years) the company will still be toping up your DB pension? The way I look at it the DC pension is best for all new hires (as long as you are relatively young and can invest it!) I am not sure about you but the way I see it k...
by 126.75
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New Contract thread
Replies: 121
Views: 33852

Re: New Contract thread

For what it's worth I heard that the ratio of other Tier flying to AC flying is 29:100 which is very similar to what it is right now. How can they outsource much more without expanding mainline?
by 126.75
Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New Contract thread
Replies: 121
Views: 33852

Re: New Contract thread

I understand there have been some concessions but what are they? The new pension sounds WAY better to a new hire than the old one. After 5 years the company will match your contributions to 175%!!!! Lets say you're 30 you have 30 years to compound that retirement fund, and that's ignoring the people...
by 126.75
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: parents of common law..to employee
Replies: 20
Views: 3852

Re: parents of common law..to employee

Not saying it's true in this case however this must be said. Airlines have had a serious problem with having these privileges being abused in the past. The reality is people who are not very familiar with the stand by policies. These can be stressfull for the employees using them let alone for someo...
by 126.75
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: reason(s) for a p.f.o.
Replies: 47
Views: 10435

Re: reason(s) for a p.f.o.

Unbelievable how it goes eh? I have a degree, between 1000 and 1500 of >12.5K, >1500 PIC of which a good portion is Multi Turbine. Interviewed close to a month ago and no call. Anyone get a PFO or a Medical recently? When did you do your Interview?
by 126.75
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Skycast lands first airline for in-flight entertainment
Replies: 8
Views: 4074

Re: Skycast lands first airline for in-flight entertainment

No, the toilet use is free. They will charge for Toilet Paper though. :rolleyes:
by 126.75
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Creeway aviation.
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Creeway aviation.

24K for a Captain to live in YTH? Jesus Christ. Someone would be a fool to accept that if that is in fact correct. :roll:
by 126.75
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Contract Reality
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: Contract Reality

Curious what you mean by the contract being void in a week. Does that mean that the old contract is void and AC can do what ever they want? An example of this would be to work outside of the scoop protection without an approval from ACPA? Or does it mean anything AC is taking advantage from that TA ...
by 126.75
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)
Replies: 580
Views: 65350

Re: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)

Doc, I know you hate the idea of a College. Honest question, if this group provided mentoring to help young pilots know what is right, what is wrong and if things are wrong what the proper avenues to correct the situation are would you support it? If not how do you suggest we implement a system to ...
by 126.75
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)
Replies: 580
Views: 65350

Re: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)

Why are people so hung up about the altimeter? If he was IFR he shouldn't have been any lower than about 2800' (that'd be quite the altimeter error!). If he was VFR he should've had the airport and ground in sight by that point anyways. In case you don't want to read my wall of text the reason the ...
by 126.75
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)
Replies: 580
Views: 65350

Re: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)

First of all, while I only met the pilot a few times, may he RIP and the following is just me venting about the state of this industry. Doc, I read your comments before you edited them and still feel I should comment. You are either naive or not willing to discuss what actually happened. You and I (...
by 126.75
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (4 dead, 1 survivor)
Replies: 580
Views: 65350

Re: Crash @ North Spirit Lake Ont (5 dead)

I did my stint there as well, never found to be pushed to go. With a straight face could you tell us you were never forced to fly a broken airplane? I don't mean an airplane you "thought" you could fly, but one that would not meet the minimum legal requirements for flight? SPIFR with no AP, Attitud...

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