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by ogopogo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 17
Views: 2358

Federal Election — aircraft use

I noticed on TV this morning Mr Scheer is using a gussied-up A320. Assuming the C party has leased it from AC (I’m guessing) I’m curious as to how crew scheduling works re: schedules, hotels, etc. Is this something AC pilots would volunteer for? Or maybe the planes are crewed by management pilots?
by ogopogo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 12311

Re: Who will bid the A220?

altiplano wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Captain nav-aid pay 11.1412
FO nav-aid pay 5.5701
RP nav-aid pay 3.3416
There are RPs on NB aircraft?
by ogopogo
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3385

Re: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer

It’s “ have”.

“Could have”.
by ogopogo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Licence numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 827

Licence numbers

I was licenced in 1978 and was issued a six digit number beginning with a 2, preceded by three letters, first YZP, then YZC. Learned to fly at Brampton, NC3.

Just curious what numbers are currently being issued 40 odd years later, and whether the three-letter prefix is still being issued.
by ogopogo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: Air Force One Livery

No different than what Harper did to one of our CC-150s.

Image

https://images.app.goo.gl/JwVp8N68SqEiw4hy6
by ogopogo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CBC News story / no-fly ban
Replies: 42
Views: 3310

Re: CBC News story / no-fly ban

AC accepted her tix, and let her on. More than once. Not something I would ever do, but AC, you snooze, you lose.

She’ll go back to China on CX, laughing all the way.
by ogopogo
Wed May 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 22224

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Air Canada will not be sitting on its hands. WestJet has more than its work cut out for itself if it wants to secure anywhere near a 10B market cap. That market share has to come from somewhere, and AC won't be giving up any willingly. Don't ever underestimate CR....he's a shark, and likely smarter...
by ogopogo
Wed May 15, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: How Does Onex Affect Hiring At WJ
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: How Does Onex Affect Hiring At WJ

Fuzzy Bear wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
I’m wondering how the sale of WestJet to Onex will affect pilot hiring.

Any thoughts?
The deal is still a long way off, but just as a matter of interest, a friend’s son just got hired into mainline at 23 with 2000 hrs.
by ogopogo
Mon May 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargo Jet Drake's Privat Jet (Air Drake)
Replies: 7
Views: 3412

Re: Cargo Jet Drake's Privat Jet (Air Drake)

So who / what is Elan Express, and what is the relationship to CJ. For sure CJ used to operate this plane as N767CJ.

Drake says he owns it.
by ogopogo
Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6247

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

From the CBC:

“It was at that point that the evacuation began. Passengers were forced to jump from the plane onto the tarmac below. Frontczak said the process was somewhat chaotic.”

I’m not familiar with the Dash, but it has no slides, I guess? Even little ones?
by ogopogo
Fri May 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YYZ 'Dust-Up'
Replies: 6
Views: 3511

Re: YYZ 'Dust-Up'

Holy crap, watching that happen from the skipper’s seat must have been terrifying. (Pic #3)
by ogopogo
Sun May 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 13516

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

At a recent meeting the CEO stated that the top Captain earned 450K

Wow, how is that even possible?
by ogopogo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 13516

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

Schnitzel can you expand on this at all? https://i.imgur.com/iOAVwHF.png :-) My question of course was firmly tongue-in-cheek, since we all know the answer is NO. My comment was really aimed at the fact that a) you got hired at AC, and that’s what you wanted; b) you knew the rules going in; c) by t...
by ogopogo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 13516

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

schnitzel2k3 wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Sooooo.....what did you say the starting pay was again? Hmmm and guys are flying the 777 on that flat pay eh? Tell me more.
Is the 777 harder to fly than the smaller jets?
by ogopogo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for YYZ gate staff: can one change YTZ-YUL flight to YYZ-YUL at gate?
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Question for YYZ gate staff: can one change YTZ-YUL flight to YYZ-YUL at gate?

The flights out of BIlly Bishop are operated by a different company. She could try to rebook with AC staff at Pearson, when she lands, or probably more effectively, she could head down the Island early and ask there. Duh.....it’s all AC, with AC flight numbers. Do you think the flying public unders...
by ogopogo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 454
Views: 36383

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Susan Ormiston on CBC’s The National last night quoted an eye witness as saying “the tail was on fire”.
by ogopogo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 4231

Re: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B

The “towers” are in Low Earth orbit now.
by ogopogo
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: K-W radio interference
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: K-W radio interference

I find it improbable that an FM band transmitter with a range of 150 feet would have spurious signals in the next band up (118-138 MHz) strong enough to be a concern, much less heard by aircraft. Weird story.
by ogopogo
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Vans RV4 info
Replies: 20
Views: 1571

Re: Vans RV4 info

A friend of mine flies an RV4. Ive flown with him numerous times and you should be aware of how cramped it is in the back seat. I’m 6’ / 180 and any bigger than that won’t be pretty, especially for more than 2 hrs. Just thinking about it from a passenger POV.
by ogopogo
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sunwing Runway Overrun - Belfast 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2118

Re: Sunwing Runway Overrun - Belfast 2017

“The crew did not apply full thrust until the aircraft was approximately 4 km from the end of the runway, at around 800 ft aal.”

Huh?
by ogopogo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it a good time to change careers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2142

Re: Is it a good time to change careers?

A facebook friend of mine just posted that his 23-year old son just qualified as a captain on a very sleek looking bizjet, flying medivac. No clue as to how he achieved this so quickly, but there you go.
by ogopogo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career First Officer at AC by design?
Replies: 89
Views: 19032

Re: Career First Officer at AC by design?

WWTF, WTF, WTF is wrong with some of you people? How does a legitimate post/question always turn into some kind of shite-slinging mess?

I personally found the OP quite interesting to read, but no — this one takes the cake.
by ogopogo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Uniform question
Replies: 23
Views: 3637

Uniform question

If a Captain moves to an F/O position (probably not common, but I know it does happen), does he/she go back to three stripes?

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