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by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The other side of new duty regs?
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: The other side of new duty regs?

Our company told us the same- working more days to make up the difference, you know, since it's somehow our problem. So basically, they won't hire more just make the present pilots fly more days per month. Well that doesn't sound good, so what are we saying 20 to 25 days a month on the job? No. At ...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The other side of new duty regs?
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: The other side of new duty regs?

[Anyways, the change to the regs was rejected at whatever gazette stage it got to and before it can be reconsidered it will have to be substantially changed. It would be awfully nice if pilot reps, ATAC and transport could all get together without a fight and sort something out for the next attempt...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The other side of new duty regs?
Replies: 32
Views: 2469

Re: The other side of new duty regs?

Narrow body crews at AC are capped at 16 work days....they will have to find another way for those crews. For now they are. Its been more days in the past and ACPA used the WJ agreement as an example (16 working days). You're assuming the new WJ CA will stay at 16 days and the ACPA won't cave when ...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1501

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

Classic Dash 8 (Pratt's) 900 RPM (same as cruise) is the normal landing setting for the props where I work. Landing distance is rarely an issue and if you fly the plane properly it doesn't really make a difference. 1050 is recommended for turbulence and wind gust conditions. 1200 RPM (Full fine) is ...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Twin Otter can Porpoise too
Replies: 7
Views: 2579

Re: A Twin Otter can Porpoise too

Looks like a Twin otter can porpoise on water too.... "C-FGQH, a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-6 aircraft operated by Harbour Air, was conducting flight HES2120 from Victoria Harbour, BC (CYWH) to Vancouver Harbour, BC (CYHC) with 2 pilots and 11 passengers on board. During the final approach at ...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Duty rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: Duty rules?

They probably won’t touch it because it’s very complicated to regulate. If two pilots report at 4pm, one is up at 7am and spends the day doing activities with family and the other spends the day sitting in the back of a plane commuting, who is more rested? There are endless scenarios with No clear ...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Duty rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: Duty rules?

Have you looked at the FRMS document? Even the people at TC who wrote it can't figure it out. Ask them. TC posted in Gazette 1 that they expected only 2% of 704 operators would/could use it. That is 2 operators (approx 84 total). That's not an effective alternative even for the oddballs scenarios. M...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Duty rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: Duty rules?

SFO was a legal duty period under the new regs. For Colgan a contributing factor was FC not using their time free from duty properly ie commuting vs sleeping. Something the unions in Canada would not touch with a 10' pole even though it clearly unsafe. The rules need to be updated but the current p...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Duty rules?
Replies: 33
Views: 4253

Re: Duty rules?

SFO was a legal duty period under the new regs. For Colgan a contributing factor was FC not using their time free from duty properly ie commuting vs sleeping. Something the unions in Canada would not touch with a 10' pole even though it clearly unsafe. The rules need to be updated but the current pr...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AOC for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 2229

Re: AOC for sale

An AOC is definitely available for sale if you like. The process for obtaining a new one is ridiculously slow because no one at TC is accountable. Levels of service are guidelines and are rarely followed. You can't really complain or go above the locals because then it becomes "meet me at the bike r...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: JazzAPP 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

Re: JazzAPP 2018

If you don't make the final cut but are close I know their are several operators out there that view very highly of the low time pilots that Jazz recommends.
by bobcaygeon
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya loses freight
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

Re: Wasaya loses freight

NWC pulled the contract, is this the end of wasaya or a fold into EIC mess of airlines. Can’t load the pic, it’s on their FB page Why is this news? Northstar just had to grow enough to handle the capacity. There's a reason why Wasaya leased the cargo Dash 8's. This was known going into the purchase...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 75
Views: 10106

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

The good thing for the AME's is that is a seller's market so they will do just fine. Looking at the RFP it's by no means a guaranteed award to EIC for any of the parts of it. There are some very big players in the water bombing business with decades of experience. The old AC hangar always has room i...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wasaya loses freight
Replies: 9
Views: 2725

Re: Wasaya loses freight

NWC pulled the contract, is this the end of wasaya or a fold into EIC mess of airlines. Can’t load the pic, it’s on their FB page Why is this news? Northstar just had to grow enough to handle the capacity. There's a reason why Wasaya leased the cargo Dash 8's. This was known going into the purchase...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 75
Views: 10106

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

I can’t see the sense in it..planes cost the same for fuel and mx; pilots get paid on par with the private sector; the only difference is that you now have to tack on an extra 5, 7, 10% for profit... The RCAF doesn't think so. There's a reason they awarded heavy mtc and support for the new SAR airc...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Why you might REALLY like synthetic Vision
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: Why you might REALLY like synthetic Vision

Sketchy compared to...crashing into the side of a mountain? Touché. But Sketchy compared to not having to rely on something from a personal device and having better equipment on board for an ifr operation on a piston twin. You must have a different memory than most who have operated a piston twin i...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 75
Views: 10106

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

You are very forgetful. I remember paying +1.00/minute for long distance within the province back then? What's that now with inflation $1.50??? My phone bill is less now than it was then and I have way more capabilities now with my phone. Privatization may not be the answer for the entire service bu...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATAC Asks MOT Not to Impose New FDT Regs.
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: ATAC Asks MOT Not to Impose New FDT Regs.

That's not what I meant. A 0630 departure to for a Punta Cana turn shouldn't have to go through a complete approval process as a 0630 Puerta Plato turn. TC now has changed it up and now will require their blessing for every case. They don't have the resources to do anything in a timely manner as it ...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TSC- Training Department backed up
Replies: 31
Views: 9979

Re: TSC- Training Department backed up

I'll take to/from YSB any day vs an LGA turn or overnight. Same credit but a 100 less radio calls and no step climbs, flow, etc.
LGA was fun once. After that it's too much work for = $$$
by bobcaygeon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATAC Asks MOT Not to Impose New FDT Regs.
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: ATAC Asks MOT Not to Impose New FDT Regs.

The FRMS is useful. Even TC themselves has stated that the FRMS guidelines are unclear, often provide very little help and as currently written would require an operator to create a Risk analysis case and track every single pairing. At Porter that's would be approx 3000 pairings annually even though...
by bobcaygeon
Tue May 29, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Accruing seniority before you get on property?
Replies: 32
Views: 9251

Re: Accruing seniority before you get on property?

How bad could it be? Im definitely interested in hearing what makes reserve at AC torturous. For comparison, I purposely bid Reserve at jazz despite being able to hold a block. Sometimes can score a few extra days at home, and plenty of wdo opportunity when pairings go into a day off as they quite ...
by bobcaygeon
Tue May 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 67647

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

So how does capturing the Swoop flying and YOS benefit the top 1/3 of the pilot group? We all know they never "take one for the team". It's ALPA 101 Preferential seniority based bidding for vacation and monthly schedule?? Pay protection?? With YOS coming in you can bet the payscale will change ie 2...
by bobcaygeon
Mon May 28, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 67647

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

So how does capturing the Swoop flying and YOS benefit the top 1/3 of the pilot group? We all know they never "take one for the team". It's ALPA 101 Preferential seniority based bidding for vacation and monthly schedule?? Pay protection?? With YOS coming in you can bet the payscale will change ie 20...
by bobcaygeon
Thu May 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 827
Views: 57304

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

Does AC still "train to standard"?

Lifer FO?
by bobcaygeon
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 304
Views: 62813

Re: Westwind

Two words:

Company Culture.

Normalization of Deviation

TC in PNR knows this is how operators deice as it is common. Yet they failed to take action. They are part of the problem.

IMHO

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