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by bobcaygeon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 147
Views: 36171

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-787-structural-worries/ “Boeing has instructed a number of airlines to immediately cease operating eight recently built Dreamliners amid concern over a manufacturing issue. Overall, it seems that eight aircraft are affected, with all being immediately pulled from ser...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 13
Views: 3464

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

The other thing that really scared me was that -if I read it correctly- the FADEC can overwrite the throttle position and stay at IDLE power when full power is requested by the pilots?? Not really the root cause of the accident, but wondering if that's a common thing? I'd hope pilots would be able ...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 11939

Re: CEWS

So the people that, with a bit of penny pinching, have been able to survive on CEWS are now going to also have to find, in addition to the CEWS, at least part time jobs. Taking those same jobs from the people who are trying to come off the CERB. Yeah this makes perfect sense. It's essentially repla...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Quebec Regional "Treq"
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: New Quebec Regional "Treq"

Unless they already have a 705 AOC/in the works it won't happen anytime soon. It's a 6 month process at the best of times and TC inspectors are still working from home and haven't been on site since COVID started. The CFPA and PSAC will make sure it takes awhile for that to happen.
by bobcaygeon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mud swerves a plane
Replies: 7
Views: 1353

Re: Mud swerves a plane

Bloodvein is an extra sh###y runway for mud even when compared to northern MB and NWO. Lots of stuck planes and I've been surprised more than once. The east shore of Lake WInnipeg is a giant beach
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 3869

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

Air Georgian 2.0 will come to the rescue! Air Georgian 1.0 was a disaster also. They did well with the 1900's but once they went RJ it was all down hill. They took all their good 1900 AME's for the RJ and the 1900's went down hill fast. Sad times out east. The 1900D's got old (+20 years & lots of c...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 41221

Re: Will Westjet survive?

That NoSocks guy certainly isn’t me. I know that...because I’m him. My buddy (who is very active in this forum) looped me in ( I won’t out him because you’ll probably treat him like a Swoop pilot - I mean, a WS pilot is friends with a noted WS pilot hater...it’s the stuff of nightmares right?). Alt...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 6252

Re: Medicals

I've been on the weekly TC COVID calls and the chief medical officer has confirmed if a test like ECG is routine and as per the regs (age based, etc) and not due to a medical condition then it's not required at this time. The attestation is sufficient
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 104289

Re: Layoffs

162 out of 4499#. These layoffs were supposed to happen before the 1st cews announcement. It was then delayed until June 30 th due to that. 30 days prior notice so the 162 most juniors got the call yesterday. Up to max 600 layoffs until Sep 30th. That's it based on the business drop? Not that I wan...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 104289

Re: Layoffs

How many layoff notices went out late last week?
by bobcaygeon
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police
Replies: 26
Views: 8096

Re: Swoop CRM Class Shutdown by Police

If TC Cabin safety doesn't approve the extension and there hasn't been a global exemption then on April 1, 2020 the applicable people are expired. If Swoop had the ability to provide the training online then they could use that option as long as it was approved. The cops had no right as the "essenti...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The Call Back
Replies: 23
Views: 6555

Re: The Call Back

Whoopty do....I'm going to go out and give an opinion of reason here. This does NOTHING for the airline itself, and it only put a bigger financial burden on the federal coffers in the end. I'd rather see the government give a check to the businesses themselves....or grants....or loans....or whateve...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Training in time of Covid-19
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: Training in time of Covid-19

Transport is already working on the detail sand will have more out shortly. They (POI) can already give extensions on a case by case basis using the existing regs.
by bobcaygeon
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Two year PPC
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

Re: Two year PPC

A 2 year PPC isn't an option for 703. TC killed that. For 704 Ops you need to do "training in lieu" at 12 months.
by bobcaygeon
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: 2004 Pinnacle Airlines Flight 3701

Climbing in vertical speed mode. Should have used flight level change which would have held an airspeed or Mach. They got up to 410 on momentum, and were stuck on the back side of the power curve that the engines alone had no way of accelerating out of. The plane stalled, and was stalled repeatedly...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Skyregional cancels groundschool on short notice
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Skyregional cancels groundschool on short notice

Skyregional cancelled gs last minute and I know of at least one pilot that is out of work because had already resigned and had left the property.
by bobcaygeon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON
Replies: 17
Views: 6607

Re: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON

Off the side, barely outside the lights, couldn’t have been going very fast. “Crash” is a big overstatement. They towed it out of the snowbank once they had a towbar I’ve been told. Runway was closed for 3 hrs.

Passenger released from hospital a couple hrs later, got a few stitches I heard.
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 6674

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

Type 4 approval (like a Dash 8, 1900, ATR) would be nice but please where up north is Type 4 even available????? Ummmmm. Nowhere :roll: Good luck getting a truck up north that can do it and maintain the quality and environmental control needed for Type 4 fluid but you knew that right? The sampling (...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 47
Views: 6674

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

They're up to 8-10 Dash 8's now so evolution is happening. There has been a 19 seat airplane built in 15 years and nothing pressurized is on the radar. A fast twin otter by Cessna built for fedex 1st and people 2nd (sounds like the caravan) is all there is coming down the pipe and it's using 80's er...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2824

Re: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?

He clearly wasn't an optimist if thought he'd be there long enough to plow the land, grow enough wheat to make flour and make cookies

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