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by Doug Moore
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 27825

Re: 737 max

Just a general observation and comment: the tenor and tone of some posters on this forum has not changed much over the 8+ years that I have been here. A retired pilot asks for some assistance/information on a particular topic and what flows from that? Disapproval and disparagement, aspersion and con...
by Doug Moore
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 16631

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

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by Doug Moore
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 14727

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

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by Doug Moore
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 11530

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jerry-dias/mandatory-retirement-age_a_23463095/ Jerry doesn't seem to think this is an issue of dignity or human rights....who'da figured that... I guess the FP60 will be striking Jerry off the witness list at the next CHRT hearing.... Jerry, a 55 year-old union boss i...
by Doug Moore
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 11530

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

:prayer: Geez, Lieutenant, I guess I'll just have to place you in both camps: both with those who "can't", and with those who "won't" see the benefits of FP60.
by Doug Moore
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 11530

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Please explain the upside of FP60? Being able to work past 60? Most people don't consider that an upside.... Most ACPA members are happy that the union stood up to the cash/seniority grab. I could start with the $127 million windfall (pointed out in a posting above) that went straight to the compan...
by Doug Moore
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 11530

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Rockie wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:20 pm
We deserved what we got...nothing.
But the force-retired pilots didn't deserve what they got: active resistance from the union into which they paid dues for decades, and sanctimonious abuse from members who couldn't, or wouldn't consider the upside benefits of FP60.
by Doug Moore
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 11530

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Still some holdouts incapable of recognizing age discrimination even when it’s laid out on a platter before their faces for years now. In the words of the almighty Donald...sad. But that doesn’t explain the desire to deny sick benefits to your co-workers. You guys have a mile wide mean streak that ...
by Doug Moore
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CHRT Decision re ACPA Motion To Dismiss Mandatory Retirement Complaints
Replies: 38
Views: 10558

Re: CHRT Decision re ACPA Motion To Dismiss Mandatory Retirement Complaints

Actually Sage it’s about human rights. Always has been. Some people (ahem) think they were fighting greedy old guys on the seniority list, and incredibly still don’t realize they were fighting the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It was a totally one sided fight from the st...
by Doug Moore
Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: I heard there were direct entry ERJ Captains?
Replies: 16
Views: 7551

Re: I heard there were direct entry ERJ Captains?

I'm sure that you'd love to have your memory refreshed too, Duke, but I've been down that dark and dirty road and not interested in going back. Thanks for your own recap though - talk about mastering the "ability to spin the yarn". Enjoy your "ride" with ACPA for which you say you're along ... and m...
by Doug Moore
Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: I heard there were direct entry ERJ Captains?
Replies: 16
Views: 7551

Re: I heard there were direct entry ERJ Captains?

When ACPA divided its house over the FP60 issue, I recall that was OK with you; but today “it’s really sad to watch our slide” because “as a democracy, some of us are just along for the ride”. The thing about hypocrisy Duke, is that you can’t have it both ways. If you're prepared to screw your fello...
by Doug Moore
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

sportingrifle: I lived during a part of the so-called “Golden Age” of professional aviation to which you suggest that you have some knowledge. I experienced first hand the “career progressions and standards of living not seen before …” and to which you seem to suggest that you have some familiarity....
by Doug Moore
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

This issue, is one of the most discriminating issues of modern times, by acpa, and AC. I agree with you completely longhaul but would add that, when it comes to dealing with employees, for AC the corporation, it has been, is, and always will be, just business. But for many (the majority) of the pil...
by Doug Moore
Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

Let me refresh your memory of some of the points that I asserted in posts that I made as early as 2006 ... The issue, therefore, was not "if," but "when?" and given "when," the logical next question was, "How should we deal with it?" ... However, instead of acting strategically, ACPA sub-delegated ...
by Doug Moore
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

I remember & am familiar with it all. Throwing a tantrum and running away from home may make one feel good but such actions usually create more problems than they solve. I am reminded of the parent’s challenge to their kids: “If you’re tired of being hassled, then move out and pay your own way while...
by Doug Moore
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

Hi Raymond, The dog to which I refer is “my” dog. As you are probably aware, I am not now and never have been one of the complainants but I have always been a sympathetic supporter of the abolishment of mandatory retirement based on age. When it became obvious to me that ACPA leadership lacked the m...
by Doug Moore
Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

Doug, Choice is a good thing usually. In this instance you are choosing to ignore the fact that the choices listed above can come at the expence of others retirement income or retirement time. That choice only increases the frustration in those who value retirement time. Is that a good choice your ...
by Doug Moore
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision
Replies: 200
Views: 40901

Re: No Clear Winner in FCA Mandatory Retirement Decision

Which one do they sacrifice? Retirement income or retirement time? ... So I get the frustration. I think the big difference here is perspective. Hi Fanblade, From my perspective (having been force-retired) ... the big difference is ... everyone now has a choice, and that's not a bad thing. Pre FP60...
by Doug Moore
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Service is bad
Replies: 39
Views: 14549

Re: Air Canada Service is bad

... the lady was hassling everybody equally. She seemed so sure my bag was too large ... It would seem that the lady was simply trying to do her job. Carry-on luggage is out of control, with passengers boarding unchallenged with over-sized, over-weight and over the limit number of pieces of carry-o...
by Doug Moore
Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: YYC Base? YYC/YEG commuters?
Replies: 5
Views: 6130

Re: YYC Base? YYC/YEG commuters?

once they top of the list starts hitting 65 YOS....
Oh yeah, now that's funny ... :lol: :mrgreen:
by Doug Moore
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Next few days.....
Replies: 28
Views: 13724

Re: Next few days.....

You've got quite the "cheerleeding section" Doug Moore. Great work justifying the situation. I'm sure none of the 40+ YOS guys are losing any sleep over things, and those junior waiting in the wings can do nothing but watch......... I'm sure they're all revelling in their "extended run". Just remem...
by Doug Moore
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Next few days.....
Replies: 28
Views: 13724

Re: Next few days.....

You’re missing the point, duke. Pilots such as yourself bemoaned, ad nauseum, the destruction of your careers as a result of FP60, predicting loss of income that would cause pilots to default on their mortgages, and worse. The “sky is falling” chatter went so far as to create fear and prophesy layof...
by Doug Moore
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388618

Re: Air Canada Pool

Fanblade wrote: We are 2.5 years post mandatory retirement at age 60.
... and after all the gnashing of teeth over the past 10 years, AC pilots still have a career ahead of them that looks pretty good. :smt023
by Doug Moore
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65266

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

I'm not trying to be a smart mouth or anything, but honestly, I'm trying to figure out what you guys are talking about with regards to the whole "05 is an accident waiting to happen" thing (or 32 for that matter). It was at its worst when there was only a backcourse because if you didn't have an HS...
by Doug Moore
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 65266

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

Just as I prefaced my original comments … “Tough crowd here”. “There but for the Grace of God go I” is a colloquial saying which I believe in our North American continent, and at least to people of my generation, means that other’s misfortune could very easily have been our own, but for fate, luck ...

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