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by JBI
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2120

Re: I would like your opinion?

The federal Crown Liability and Proceedings Act referred to does not prevent one from suing the federal government; it merely sets out the circumstances where a case can be brought and the procedure to be followed. Right... and if this isn’t a circumstance where a case can be brought (and it isn’t)...
by JBI
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 2933

Re: Fire the Transport minister

While I can't say I'm thrilled with every decision the current Minister has made, he generally seems more competent than the last 5(!) under the previous PM and the 2 under the previous short term Liberal PM. However, I think one of the biggest issues that comes is the huge disparity between service...
by JBI
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: Amputee PPL

Definitely doable. There will be some challenges and he may require an individualized flight test demonstrating that he can perform safely but I know of both a fellow who had an arm amputated above the elbow and another who had his leg amputated above his knee who both had commercial flying privileg...
by JBI
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

NoSocks wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:21 pm
A dozen published written works! A literary genius.
Never said I was a literary genius. But you definitely are a piece of work. :smt056
by JBI
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

So I'll just sit here, collecting my max CEWS while working another gig waiting for my eventual layoff and 16 weeks severance, while your cohorts sit on EI praying for that call back. Yup. Anti-Union. Your union is collecting union dues from members who are on CEWS! Scum. Complete Scum. A few clari...
by JBI
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Okay children, let’s get back on track. I’m not sure if it is as obvious to you as it is to me, but the laying off of the 3000 people was inevitable with the Onyx buyout. COVID 19 was only the perfectly timed excuse. Respectfully disagree. Pre-COVID the focus on On Time Performance and the expansio...
by JBI
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Of those 67% how many are on CEWS? You don't need a union for that. My favourite part of your response is your first paragraph. Typical WestJet pilot speak. Look at me. I sacrificed so much. I spent all this money. I worked so hard to get to this point in my career. Like you and your group were the...
by JBI
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

However, my skills are transferable. Yours aren't. In fact, I'm already working... I bet you're not ...but at least you have the union. NoSocks, I am glad to hear that you are working. I wish you the best. In your juvenile, petulant and quite frankly not helpful inflammatory posts, you unintentiona...
by JBI
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

double post
by JBI
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36409

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Yesterday's announcement was hard. I know a lot of wonderful friends and colleagues who have tough decisions to make over the next few months. While I've always felt that having actual WestJet employees as our ground services at YYC and customer facing agents in Canada was an asset instead of a cost...
by JBI
Thu Jun 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Average Stage Length vs. Average Length of Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: Average Stage Length vs. Average Length of Flight

Dude, you’re posting this on a forum which is populated (mostly) by pilots. They push the buttons, push the pedals, talk on the radio, set the parking brake and go home. Or to the hotel. Don't sell yourself short. Lots of people on here with interests, skills and education beyond button pushing. Th...
by JBI
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4568

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

Excellent post. However, keep in mind that trades are very competitive to get into. The cat's out of the bag. The days of everyone thinking that trades were a dumpy last resort career are long over. There's a ton of high school educated kids + older folks that think that they can just walk into an ...
by JBI
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4568

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

I am trying to leave. Tried to get an IT engineering job to use my bachelors degree but realized my skills are outdated and that I have a big gap in my resume from flying and that no one will hire or even interview me. My plan now is to start a local service business and if that doesn't make money ...
by JBI
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: USA vs Canadian Airline Career
Replies: 23
Views: 3236

Re: USA vs Canadian Airline Career

Also, I noticed that to convert your ATPL to an ATP, you have to take a certified american ATP course, however ATP holders can convert by simply writing our exam...whats the deal with that lol? anywho, just an investment and loophole. This is as a result of the Colgan Air Accident and the follow-up...
by JBI
Wed May 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19296

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

I've known Captain Jenn Casey for 13 years. The tributes that have been coming in are on point. She was pretty spectacular. Her enthusiasm, wit and joyful spirit was contagious. The Snowbirds and Canadian Aviation have lost a wonderful soul. Blue Skies my friend. I hope Capt. MacDougall makes a full...
by JBI
Tue May 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25607

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

An extension of this MOA2?? How about hoping the other 450 of your coworkers start to get called back. I know it will be tough but dont forget about them. Fingers crossed things start to get a little better bit by bit by then. 100% You may have misunderstood. I'm hoping that we can get back some of...
by JBI
Tue May 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25607

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

sjatana wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Congrats to the folks who missed the cut. Safe flying.
Let's hope things get back to normal-ish by the end of the summer so we're not faced with more potential lay-offs if there isn't an extension of this MOA2.
by JBI
Tue May 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 104
Views: 29277

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

I agree that anything beyond domestic is a real unknown at this point. One issue no one seems to be talking about yet, is medical insurance. Currently Covid or anything that has its symptoms is an exclusion. I’m not so sure insurance companies will be changing this in the medium term as questions r...
by JBI
Sat May 02, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Red Chris Mine fly in
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Red Chris Mine fly in

This charter has been going on for quite some time now. Prior to CMA operating it, Pasco did it with both Saabs and 1900s and before that it was Northern Thunderbird. I really enjoyed doing them during my time at Pasco. Not sure how CMA is doing it, but we would usually run two planes a day stopping...
by JBI
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25607

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

No, If you are laid off you collect the CERB. If you are still in the employ of the company you get the CEWS. Quite a few differences in this like maintaining little things like your jumpseat access to full benefits. Yup, those pilots "laid-off" will get CEWS, stay on the payroll and get benefits u...
by JBI
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25607

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

You are thinking of CERB. No, Furlough is correct. The wording gets confusing. But every WS/WO/WR pilot "laid off" May 1 becomes inactive but stays on the pay roll and gets paid CEWS, or $847 a week until June 6th (or later if extended). After June 6th it is up to them to apply for the appropriate ...
by JBI
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 25607

WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

Announced April 30, 2020 via WestJet ALPA Pilots Twitter Account: "WestJet and Swoop Pilots have reached a layoff mitigation agreement. May layoffs will continue and June layoffs are rescinded. Details to follow." Figure it's better to discuss on a new thread rather than something that is over a yea...
by JBI
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20110

Re: A "NEW" One List?

And may I ask what these ALPA Lawyers and financial analysts are getting paid? I would suspect, quite handsomely. I have very little sympathy for them if indeed they did put in what equates to an IROP day.. Bringing "kids" into the discussion was a nice touch though. That's a classic "pull the hear...
by JBI
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20110

Re: A "NEW" One List?

I don't pay 2% of my salary for some ALPA rep to blow sunshine up my a** about the "resources" they have at their disposal, and now try to guilt me into feeling sorry for them for having do their job. Working 14-20 hours a day? That one made me chuckle. :lol: If you felt bede was trying to make you...
by JBI
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 54250

Re: One List

Intensive purposes? When I have a purpose I like it to be intensive. Sounds serious. I said it like that for years! When I read that it was actually "for all intents and purposes" I was shocked! :lol: The other one that came up was a friend would was calling something a "mute" point instead of a mo...

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