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by digits_
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 341
Views: 35129

Re: Corona Virus

'97 Tercel wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:48 pm
flyer 1492 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:48 pm
10,000,00 die each year in China.

I don't understand those zeros

:smt120
I'd give that number a solid 5/7
by digits_
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Eric Janson wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 am
digits_ wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Do you know if your described solution still works if I buy tickets now to travel in 9 monhts?
Why would you do that? What's the rush?

I would wait to see how things develop over the next 3-4 months.
I have coupons with a signficant discount that expire if I don't book soon.
by digits_
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Make sure you have purchased the ticket(s) with a credit card. Keep record of all transactions. Should the carrier go broke before you have commenced travel, you can file a claim with your credit card company for the "undelivered purchase". You can check what happened when Canada 3000 went bankrupt...
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Jeesh. And people wonder why nobody is booking plane tickets...

Guess I'll book some future flights on a European carrier then.
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CAP GEN Amendments
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: CAP GEN Amendments

The changes used to have a vertical black line in the left (and right?) margin. Haven't paid attention to it lately if that's still the case. I believe it is.
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

As a passenger, what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke?

Hi all, I was wondering what happens if your Canadian airline goes broke and you've purchased tickets that have now become unusable. In Europe, there is a mixed government/travel agency/airline fund that protects travellers. Does Canada have something similar? Google comes up empty, so that probably...
by digits_
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37914

Re: Layoffs

- change that cellphone plan (do you still need international/US coverage?) - learn to do your own small car maintenance. if you drive old junk and don't care about resale value or warranty: oil changes are not mandatory every year - braking is what makes you burn more fuel. avoid roads with stop si...
by digits_
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: So, anyone self isolating in their airplane lately?

Stupid mud season is starting here, so it's getting harder to do.
by digits_
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: African Self Fly Safari
Replies: 14
Views: 2099

Re: African Self Fly Safari

Looks like fun. Although I fail to see the value of paying someone 3000 EUR to just organize this trip, when no flying is included for that price. To each his own of course.
by digits_
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: CATSA

My last time through, the guy grabbed my RAIC out of my hand as I was placing it to the scanner, he had gloves on so he was safe. I made sure he knew I wasn’t happy and cleaned it with his sanitizer in front of him. Doubt he changed how he conducted himself after but I felt better. Going forward, I...
by digits_
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 69
Views: 12562

Re: Companies Laying off.

mbav8r wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:29 am
In Manitoba they are banning all non essential travel to reserves, it’s a matter of time I’m afraid
Isn't the bulk of flying to the reserves "essential"? Medevac, groceries, personnel changes?
by digits_
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time
Replies: 25
Views: 1617

Re: Two RTO's on the same runway - at the same time

I’m honestly surprised that a takeoff clearance can be issued with the airplane ahead still on the runway I've actually witnessed 3 aircraft on T/O roll on one runway. 1st A/c rotating #2 halfway down the runway and 3rd getting a go. Granted in the good old USA but they were in high volume mode. Wo...
by digits_
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 69
Views: 12562

Re: Companies Laying off.

A summary from the other posts and other sources as an overview
Layoffs:

Sunwing
Porter
Thunder
Wasaya
PasCo
Pascan
Moncton Flight College - Moncton and Fredericton closed
PASCO
Perimeter
Sky Regional
Atleo
Wilderness Seaplanes
Air Sprint
Fast Air


Permanent closures:

Compass
by digits_
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Question about NOTAM [PERIPHERAL STATION (PAL) U/S]
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Question about NOTAM [PERIPHERAL STATION (PAL) U/S]

I don't have the chart with me, but your IFR LO/HI chart should indicate where the different PAL stations are located. These NOTAM indicate that the listed frequency is not available at that PAL. You might still be able to receive other frequencies at that location, or be reaching a PAL further away...
by digits_
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 69
Views: 12562

Re: Companies Laying off.

Turboprops wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:28 am
Perimeter
Are other EIC operators affected as well? What about their Bearskin operations?
by digits_
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane in the Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: Floatplane in the Trees

It can get pretty interesting on a taildragger. For fun I marked the fuel level in a pitts once. Blue markings for a wings level attitude, black markings for a 3 point - on - the ground attitude. There was up to an inch difference. Ground full indicated could be as low as only a 3/4 tank in the air....
by digits_
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What next?
Replies: 19
Views: 3107

Re: What next?

If this is your level of motivation to do the job, I suggest you do the skydive place and another pilot a favor and leave it to someone else.
by digits_
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37914

Re: Layoffs

We get pressure every day on things, hotels, exceed contract duty, exceed cars duty, lower than min crew rest, multiple mels, pairing awards out of seniority, unrealistic schedule planning, reassignment rules, pairing extensions, etc, etc... If you can't understand that really you are talking about...
by digits_
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37914

Re: Layoffs

You guys obviously don't work at AC. These dudes would walk if their layover hotel got downgraded. Being a $300k widebody Captain doesn't mean they're going to put up with any crap. What do you mean with "walk"? Go on strike? Not show up for work? In normal/good times, I can totally see that. Now? ...
by digits_
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37914

Re: Layoffs

You guys obviously don't work at AC. These dudes would walk if their layover hotel got downgraded. Being a $300k widebody Captain doesn't mean they're going to put up with any crap. What do you mean with "walk"? Go on strike? Not show up for work? In normal/good times, I can totally see that. Now? ...
by digits_
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37914

Re: Layoffs

If they did that every pilot in the company would walk. Let's not get out of hand with these theories. It's easy to let fear get out of hand. Walk around in a circle maybe. Where would they go? Where would any AC pilot go, even during good times? I think that's a shitty comment digit. These are ser...
by digits_
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 266
Views: 37914

Re: Layoffs

management certainly could break the contract and lay off whoever they want If they did that every pilot in the company would walk. Let's not get out of hand with these theories. It's easy to let fear get out of hand. Walk around in a circle maybe. Where would they go? Where would any AC pilot go, ...
by digits_
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 206 crash
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: 206 crash

Impressive!

Nicely done!
by digits_
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Covid-19 impact of float operations
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: Covid-19 impact of float operations

How would you expect US clients to get to the float base?
by digits_
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31387

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

The music didn’t just stop. The whole record player got incinerated :shock:

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