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by schnitzel2k3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avro Arrow blueprints on display after sitting in Sask. man's home for decades
Replies: 20
Views: 2131

Re: Avro Arrow blueprints on display after sitting in Sask. man's home for decades

It would be great, but probably easier to design a better aircraft from scratch given the 65 years of advances in metallurgy and composites, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and manufacturing processes. And considering a modern fighter is nearly breaking the worlds best funded military, I don’t thin...
by schnitzel2k3
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: CBAA Salaries
Replies: 12
Views: 5091

Re: CBAA Salaries

I think everything has gone out the window now. It's tough to read the market, as lots of airline guys are trying to return back to corporate. The previous salaries posted aren't too far off and are higher in most respects from the rates from last year. Some say it was due to operators falsely repor...
by schnitzel2k3
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2350

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

As they say, mo' money, mo' problems. If you have enough properties and ex-wives, namely the ex-wives, 17.5M is a drop in the bucket lol. Yes, for the average person, a 1M injection would change everything. As long as you didn't upgrade your lifestyle to match the paycheque. Ayseven, you watch Dynas...
by schnitzel2k3
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 55901

Re: The Return to Normal?

From the article: close to 50 students and more than 30 staff tested positive for COVID-19 Not exactly no issues. Interesting article, it would be good to hear from what public health officials have to say about the results thus far and how the reopening of boarders across Europe goes. We live in a...
by schnitzel2k3
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 4908

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

I lend a hand regardless of how much time has passed. I'm always happy to reconnect even if it's simple small chat. And if I can help find a seat, even better. I would hope if I found myself in hard times, those friends and contacts would consider doing the same. Good luck to everyone weathering the...
by schnitzel2k3
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: New Challengers for DND?

Does that sum include a support program? They are due for replacement but we don't have the cash for that. I was always a supporter of bombardier but I'm done with them. They managed to kill evinrude now too, they're the worst! I think it was 80 mil for the birds, and 25 mil for training and parts....
by schnitzel2k3
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: New Challengers for DND?

iflyforpie wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:45 pm
They’re not buying them, are they?

Just taking it off Bombardiers tab? ;)
That would've been awesome.
by schnitzel2k3
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Challengers for DND?
Replies: 10
Views: 1810

Re: New Challengers for DND?

I'm surprised they didn't go with Globals, nearly same cost to operate. Maybe something designed in the last 20 years.
by schnitzel2k3
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

It looks like corporate will recover long before the airlines. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2020-06-02/flexjet-chief-sees-upside-bizav-post-covid Airline guys have been accepting lower and lower pay through the decades. Hopefully when corporate opens back up they don’t ...
by schnitzel2k3
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 55901

Re: The Return to Normal?

More than 600 doctors signed onto a letter sent to President Trump Tuesday pushing him to end the "national shutdown" aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, Why would they send the letter to Trump when it's not his decision? I get other groups sending him pleas begging him to show the tini...
by schnitzel2k3
Wed May 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10106

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Harper had allocated 775M to replace the Tutors, Trudeau cancelled this in 2018 Is 775M anywhere near enough to buy 12-13 replacement jets plus parts for a demo team? I'm honestly not sure, just used to seeing much larger numbers when procuring new military hardware. What did the jets from down und...
by schnitzel2k3
Wed May 20, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are there any confirmed cases of Covid 19 transmission on airplanes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Are there any confirmed cases of Covid 19 transmission on airplanes?

My understanding was there was at the very least 1 case of a flight attendant on Transat and I thought 1 on Air Canada as well.

Not sure US numbers.
by schnitzel2k3
Tue May 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10106

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

What's the point of an air demonstration team these days anyway? I could certainly understand the necessity during the Cold War in-so-far as continuing and assisting recruitment. Why are we spending tax dollars on it now? The manned fighter is yesterdays concept. Why are we risking lives of pilots ...
by schnitzel2k3
Tue May 19, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10106

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

775/63% is 448m based upon the 24m/aircraft of the USAF order 20 aircraft should be easily done, especially if they did a larger order to replace the Hawks. Figure 2Bn 50 aircraft order including sims.... and lease out to NFTP, after all they are getting F35s overseas, why would they pay to run Haw...
by schnitzel2k3
Tue May 19, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10106

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Harper had allocated 775M to replace the Tutors, Trudeau cancelled this in 2018 Is 775M anywhere near enough to buy 12-13 replacement jets plus parts for a demo team? I'm honestly not sure, just used to seeing much larger numbers when procuring new military hardware. What did the jets from down und...
by schnitzel2k3
Mon May 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 18074

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

No one should be questioning or arm-chairing Capt. MacDougall's decision making, other than those members from the Forces and TC who are required to for the analysis of the accident. IMHO, Capt. MacDougall did everything he could with the very few options he had, including recovering from a low alti...
by schnitzel2k3
Sun May 17, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 18074

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Video gives a fair amount of detail, likely won't take long for TC and the Forces to piece this together. From my vantage point, looked like the alarms were going shortly after takeoff (engine?) A decision was made to gain altitude, with the hope of potentially returning to base. Energy was too low ...
by schnitzel2k3
Tue May 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10106

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Pull a Blue Angels fleet transition and swap the old CF188 airframes in. 9 Hornets zipping around the skies in red and white livery....🤑
by schnitzel2k3
Fri May 01, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 55901

Re: The Return to Normal?

If you say something enough times, doesn’t matter what it is, it’ll start sounding like truth more and more. If the fearmongers (news outlets, politicians, and social media influencers, etc) keep spreading dread and despair, it's likely the general public will exhibit the same emotions. We have cre...
by schnitzel2k3
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38017

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

The internet helped elect the dumbest, most ethically and morally corrupt US President in history, and now with Covid 19 it might kill millions. It is the information equivalent of drinking bleach. He actually suggested/mused about ingesting disinfectants in one of his addresses in a bid to kill th...
by schnitzel2k3
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Corporate Layoffs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4529

Re: Corporate Layoffs?

Not surprised charter and fractional operations are cutting pilots. I think most private ops/managed aircraft are safe depending on the financial shielding of the owner. The investment these owners put in generally would be wasted if they laid their pilots off as that would erase any training agreem...
by schnitzel2k3
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 94
Views: 13564

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

Don’t forget the #yolo generation will do anything to keep their Instagram page pretty and “baller.” Even if they’re on the brink of bankruptcy. Which as we just saw the government demonstrate, they won’t let happen anyway with all the subsidies and deferral programs. I think it's going to be the r...
by schnitzel2k3
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 94
Views: 13564

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

I think if anything this is going to exacerbate the shortage going forward. While that demand is acutely surpressed, there is no doubt that level of travel demand will return. What is certain is any entry level pilots or prospective pilots will be scared away from the industry after this most recen...
by schnitzel2k3
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 94
Views: 13564

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

I think if anything this is going to exacerbate the shortage going forward. I am sure flying for the general public will change as it does when it's faced with major obstacles like COVID-19 or 9/11. There will be a lengthy spool up period, but at the end of the day, people enjoy traveling. Air Canad...
by schnitzel2k3
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38017

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Common sense, basic memory and this article it make it explicitly clear world hunger predates the pandemic. The prime concerns right now are money and keeping the supply chains open. Keeping supply chains open during this pandemic is a preoccupation for governments everywhere and they are for the m...

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