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by RogerCheckCopy
Thu May 16, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Montreal CTV News: Air Transat could turn to foreign pilots
Replies: 42
Views: 8820

Re: Montreal CTV News: Air Transat could turn to foreign pi

I recommend we ban Air France from flying to Canada. They had a runway excursion in YYZ and from what I understand both pilots were French!!
by RogerCheckCopy
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Gilles: Is this an aviation safety issue or a labour and immigration issue?
by RogerCheckCopy
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat
Replies: 16
Views: 3701

Re: Air Transat

Gilles:

I hope this is not your real everyday attitude:
A Union's goal is supposed to protect its members against the the employer, not against the competition.
You are fighting globalization. Good luck.
by RogerCheckCopy
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Anyone have a TP-2943 Personnel Licensing Procedures Manual.
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Anyone have a TP-2943 Personnel Licensing Procedures Man

I would say right cause, wrong track! I will ask one more time: Is this a genuine aviation SAFETY issue or a labour and immigration issue? Don't give me the "you don't read my posts" because "TC is supposed to uphold all the rules".
by RogerCheckCopy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Insurance companies are always looking for reasons not to pay out so I am not so sure they see unqualified pilots as a negative.
by RogerCheckCopy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Let me approach this from a different angle. Should FLVCs be issued for general commercial line flying? Absolutely not. Is it the intent of the CARs to allow TC to issue FLVCs for general commercial line flying? Probably not. Is there anything in the CARs that clearly prohibits it? In my opinion, no...
by RogerCheckCopy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Gilles: I do read your replies. What suggest that I am not reading them? Is it the fact that I am standing by my opinion regardless of what you throw at me in terms of references and interpretation? Just because a handful inspectors agree with you isn't unanimous with success in a court. You said it...
by RogerCheckCopy
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

First of all, you might as well forget about "public interest" as it has yet to be legally defined. The problem is that someone could easily argue that nowhere does the CARs state that a pilot CAN NOT fly commercially with an FLVC. Yes, the CARs lists what FLVC can be issued for but does not clearly...
by RogerCheckCopy
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Email to the President of Lloyd's Canada
Replies: 29
Views: 4374

Re: Email to the President of Lloyd's Canada

Gilles Hudicourt wrote:How can I get Trey Kule to commit to eating his underpants in public and keeping his word if I manage to block foreign pilots ?
I was under the impression that reciprocity was your goal?
by RogerCheckCopy
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Gilles: I think you are also failing to consider this part of the aeronautics act: (2) The Minister or an officer of the Department of Transport authorized by the Minister for the purpose of this subsection may, on any terms and conditions that the Minister or officer, as the case may be, considers ...
by RogerCheckCopy
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Against a good lawyer, 421.07 (2) (j) will not find a foot to stand on. Evrything supports my position. 421.07 (2) (j) by itself and taken out of context will not stand a chance. I don't think context, purpose or intent means anything in a court. Only the legal interpretation of the wording of the ...
by RogerCheckCopy
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

SI 400-005 also says this: To act as a flight crew member in a Canadian registered aircraft, a foreign licence holder shall be in possession of an appropriate Canadian Pilot Licence, Permit or FLVC. ..... and this: The holder of a FLVC issued for commercial purposes, in addition to exercising the sp...
by RogerCheckCopy
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

Gilles: You are assuming that your personal interpretation of the regulations is the same interpretation lawyers or a judge would use in a court. A bold stance. I sincerely hope you are successful in your fight for reciprocity, but also hope you are not relying on TC not issuing FLVCs on your quest ...
by RogerCheckCopy
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: transport canada's work to service schedule slowdown
Replies: 14
Views: 1792

Re: transport canada's work to service schedule slowdown

If Flaherty sticks to what is indicated in this excerpt from last weeks Macleans things are not going to improve anytime soon! “Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives’ planned cuts will make travellers less safe in the air, on the water, or riding the rails,” Olivia Chow declared. “The minister has repeated...
by RogerCheckCopy
Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Email to the President of Lloyd's Canada
Replies: 29
Views: 4374

Re: Email to the President of Lloyd's Canada

A Foreign Licence Validation Certificate is not and never has been a "licence, rating or and endorsement required by Part IV" for Part VII operations You are right. The Certificate, usually in the form of a letter from TC, gives you the right to exercise the privileges of a Canadian CPL or ATPL in ...
by RogerCheckCopy
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

The purpose of the "Certificate" you speak of, is a certificate to provide documented proof (usually a letter) for a foreign pilot to carry around showing that his or her Private, Commercial or ATPL license has been validated by TC for the timeframe stated. What does the certificates these foreign p...
by RogerCheckCopy
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

I am repeating myself now, but 705.106 does not clearly exclude FLVCs either. One could probably argue that when validating a foreign license it is a form of endorsement. 705.106 includes the word "endorsement" but when you look at the application of Part IV there is no mention of endorsements. If y...
by RogerCheckCopy
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

With all due respect Gilles, it seem you are choosing to ignore 421.07(j)? Have you consulted a lawyer? I can tell you right now that until 421.07(j) is removed from the standards "commercial" does not have to be listed as a purpose. "for reasons other than those mentioned" could be anything from "...
by RogerCheckCopy
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement officer
Replies: 142
Views: 29806

Re: Letter to Jean Francois Mathieu TC Chief enforcement off

With all due respect Gilles, it seem you are choosing to ignore 421.07(j)? Have you consulted a lawyer? I can tell you right now that until 421.07(j) is removed from the standards "commercial" does not have to be listed as a purpose. "for reasons other than those mentioned" could be anything from "c...
by RogerCheckCopy
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CTV news story on foreign pilots in Canada
Replies: 41
Views: 3100

Re: CTV news story on foreign pilots in Canada

As much as I disagree with the very imbalanced reciprocity scheme some airlines are engaged in, the safety approach is weak at best. My understanding is that all foreign pilots flying for CJ or Sunwing are current and experienced on the NG, and from what I hear, some have 20,000-30,000 hours on 737'...
by RogerCheckCopy
Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal
Replies: 41
Views: 5945

Re: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal

Your problem is not that 705.106 makes no direct reference to FLVCs, the problem is that 705.106 does not exclude FLVCs. That is how it would be broken down in a court if I had to bet money on it. 705.106 makes direct reference to Part IV where the title of the section makes no mention of endorsemen...
by RogerCheckCopy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal
Replies: 41
Views: 5945

Re: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal

I support what you are trying to do, although it may not sound like it. From the outside looking in it seems to me the real problem is the lack of and severe imbalance when it comes to reciprocity, rather than license validations.
by RogerCheckCopy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal
Replies: 41
Views: 5945

Re: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal

We are probably never going to agree but I still say your argument as presented would not hold any water in court. The way I am reading it is that if a foreign license has been validated under Part IV, you are legal under 705.106(1) so there is no point in looking at 705.106(3). No, line flying for ...
by RogerCheckCopy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal
Replies: 41
Views: 5945

Re: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal

[/quote] I knew that would be your reaction before I even finished typing it .. I wrote that it is their mandate. I did not say whether I think it is being upheld or not. It is not TC's job to determine who are entitled to work in Canada or not. It is not TC's job to tell Sunwing and Canjet they hav...
by RogerCheckCopy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal
Replies: 41
Views: 5945

Re: Why Sunwing's and Canjet's FLVC are illegal

Transport Canada's mandate is safety and not how many skilled or unskilled workers come to Canada seasonally or permanently. I knew that would be your reaction before I even finished typing it .. I wrote that it is their mandate. I did not say whether I think it is being upheld or not. It is not TC...

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