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by Fanblade
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Profit Sharing this April ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2732

Re: Profit Sharing this April ?

Why would it be based on a percentage of your salary? Did they lower paid pilot make the company less profit? If anything they made them more by costing them less. 50% is by seniority, 50% split evenly, The senior pilots are also upset there are more pilots on property they have to share it with :r...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1
Replies: 31
Views: 3649

Re: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

Most contracts have a “force majeure” clause in it which I’d think a complete grounding of a portion of the fleet could be argued in court would trigger. The ACPA contract does. But most people are reading it wrong. Force Maajeure in our case is in the scope section. The block hours it refers to ar...
by Fanblade
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1
Replies: 31
Views: 3649

Re: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

Victory wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:58 pm
Ironically everyone is going to bid off it as soon as it's not free money, ruining the whole plan. Because imagine how annoying it will be to explain to people you're a MAX pilot for the next few years. "Oooooh."
Really?
by Fanblade
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20204

Re: 737 max

Many places train off the rudders out of concern for pilot initiated rudder reversal.

Remember this.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/America ... Flight_587
by Fanblade
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20204

Re: 737 max

We all know how disconcerting unreliable airspeed could be. Ignoring everything the instrumentation is telling you and flying a thrust setting and pitch attitude is difficult mental gymnastics. It is why that drill is so important.
by Fanblade
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20204

Re: 737 max

It’s the startle affect of three things happening at the same time. Unreliable airspeed, stick shaker, MCAS. I think the simultaneous unreliable airspeed and stick shaker is being under played in our comprehension of what probably happened. I don’t fly the Max but I assume the unreliable airspeed dr...
by Fanblade
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

God help us - and please pass the Tums. :lol: Somebody got a tummy ache. Perhaps a move to ALPA is on the horizon. Perhaps a MEC that will actually say "no" once in awhile. Perhaps the purging of unnecessary and expensive office staff that drain members' dues. Perhaps greater transparency. Perhaps....
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1
Replies: 31
Views: 3649

Re: Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

Setting a date of July 1 makes me hopeful the company will pay 737 crews until that date. I imagine there will be a hiring freeze as retraining current pilots will be the priority. I don't see this type regaing airworthiness any time soon. Your reading into the message from AC wrong. AC has used Ju...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20204

Re: 737 max

Here's a question, why would you design an airplane where the control wheel forces are too large to overcome even at full nose down trim and full forward C of G? These are hydraulically powered surfaces so you don't need cables and pulleys galore. Just turn up the hydraulic pressure. All jets I hav...
by Fanblade
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

I agree. Sad state isn't it. How about none of the above then? There is one candidate without all the baggage. It doesn't matter who gets in right now. No one will be able swing anything substantial due to the 10 year deal. We will get nothing by negotiation or by arbitration. Anyone claiming they c...
by Fanblade
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20204

Re: 737 max

I would like to confirm some of the "facts" regarding the MAX aircraft systems, the ADs, and the type of training that pilots received, preferably by someone who is current on the aircraft. Would anyone be willing to send me a PM so that I could follow up confidentially, perhaps with a telephone ca...
by Fanblade
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Clearly we are getting nowhere. For anyone following this thread and is an ACPA pilot. Particularly if you were hired post 2014. Go to the following ACPA link. Actually if you were hired after that go read this as a refresher. The whole thing is a worthwhile read. But you can go to page 35 for the a...
by Fanblade
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Proof is in the pudding Disco. Jurisprudence says the arbrator will impose an MOA in arbration if one exists. NC2 never once attempted to negotiate from the MOA signed during TA1. That’s a fact. NC2 refusal to work off of TA1 left the arbitrator no, zero, zilch choice but to pick the companies propo...
by Fanblade
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age
Replies: 13
Views: 1976

Re: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age

Do AC F/As have a mandatory retirement age? If not, does an active 70 year old AC F/A trump a retired 70 year old AC captain for a seat when travelling standby? Standby travel is based on years of service only. Years of service stop accumulating upon retirement. If the FA has more years of service ...
by Fanblade
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Arbitrators are to be governed by several principles including the theory of replication and the theory of gradualism. That is to say, they ought to consider what they think the parties would have negotiated without 3rd party involvement. :D Disco you just outed your bias. Thank you. What you wrote...
by Fanblade
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Disco, Did NC2 follow recognized and accepted jurisprudence regarding, arbitration with a previous memorandum of agreement? The answer is no. You and I both know it. My complaint with NC2 rests completely on this fact. Most of the rest of your post I agree with. You are starting to attribute commen...
by Fanblade
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Disco, Did NC2 follow recognized and accepted jurisprudence regarding, arbitration with a previous memorandum of agreement? The answer is no. You and I both know it. My complaint with NC2 rests completely on this fact. Most of the rest of your post I agree with. You are starting to attribute comment...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Wow dude....you are in dreamland. You have a lot of total horse shit to spew. You know very little of which you are speaking. You have bought into some ludicrous reworking of history. Ta1 and its engineers are the sole source of massive concessions. They destroyed major tenets of our agreement that...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

The DB proposal in the TA had a sunshine clause that if the Pension was fully funded at a certain date then the concessions would be restored. That would have happened. The TA had rouge included into the pay groups. Instead we got $117/hr for L767 captains in FOS. The course rights were from Tony a...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Take it from me- you have several pieces of this factually incorrect. Pivotal pieces that you have reconfigured to suit your opinion. I just dont have the energy to keep duking this out with the uninformed over and over again. Face it....you don't have this as solidly as you purport. I trust that m...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20204

Re: 737 max

https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/03/dont-ground-the-airplanes-ground-the-pilots/584941/ Don’t ground the aircraft. Ground the pilots. In the days since the horrific Ethiopian Airlines crash, I have received a lot of email from pilots, aircraft engineers, and others with experience in aviatio...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

We're all forgetting that smart-a$$ "know-it-all pilots" negotiated against Calin and his team of professionals during the TA1 goat-rope. Our elected officials that negotiated it bought the mantra peddled by Calin hook, line and sinker. It was an "EPIC' failure on our part not to employ professiona...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

You’re missing the point. Tony, Mike and the rest of their negotiating committee ignored the advice of Buzz Hargrove! They also ignored the advice of lots of other experts including the Pension Committee. That’s why we ended up with FOS and a contract that was the original TA but one year longer an...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

For me the point is this. I don’t want any of these people representing me. I don’t want the association that allowed these two travesties to represent me. I want ALPA I representation. Not ALPA C. I’m starting to get the feeling that we are getting, yet again, a group of like minded individuals run...
by Fanblade
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 4822

Re: ACPA votes again....

Ratherbe has a point. The truth lies somewhere between the two viewpoints expressed here. It is true ( really my opinion shared by most AC pilots) the TA1 negotiations were really a sell out of the pilot group. I’m not sure how to express it any other way. It is true that the TA2 negotiators set out...

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