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by 1000islander
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: L1011
Replies: 20
Views: 4441

Re: L1011

Funny you mention Capt Abend....picked up a copy of Flying magazine the other day and it contained an account of his last line flight. Used to get a chuckle of watching Delta operate their 1011s in LGA as well..taxxing around at 20 kts!!!
by 1000islander
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Commuter hotels YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 3129

Re: Commuter hotels YYZ

I am not actively commuting right now, but used to use the TL as well [stayed there the day before the rate hit $129]..there doesn't seem to be any hotels willing to accommodate commuters anymore..Hotwire might be to blame for this.
by 1000islander
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: First year U.S. regional FO makes more than fourth year Air Canada FO
Replies: 40
Views: 7112

Re: First year U.S. regional FO makes more than fourth year Air Canada FO

"but they were operating F27 and Twin Otter, in the northeasern US, circa 1980-1982."

Would that have been Pilgrim Airlines??? They used to fly in to YOW,based in Groton, Conn
by 1000islander
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?
Replies: 23
Views: 8798

Re: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?

how much math is used before, during, and after the flights?
Mostly, it is used when inbound to Newfoundland stations, trying to give accurate eta in local time :?
by 1000islander
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 11946

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

This is ridiculous...why would anybody try to justify non residents coming to this country to take jobs that could be filled by residents?!!!! Doesn't anybody remember how hard it was breaking into the next level of flying?? This industry is tight enough for pilots trying to gain experience without ...
by 1000islander
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Service is bad
Replies: 39
Views: 14542

Re: Air Canada Service is bad

I always get a chuckle when the complaints start re:AC service- it goes something like "I had a bad flight with them in 1984..I'll never fly with Air Canada again"
by 1000islander
Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Flow control delays.
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Re: Flow control delays.

Possibly something like a military area went hot [offshore area restriction] or activity at Cape Canaveral. I have had departures out of MCO delayed due sequencing for northbound traffic from the south...very high density, lots of airports, lots of traffic.
by 1000islander
Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Speed after leaving the hold
Replies: 2
Views: 2749

Speed after leaving the hold

Hi guys...this question deals with speed after leaving the hold. Not sure if this varies from one terminal to another but lets use YZ. With 33 ops, we sometimes get issued a hold. After slowing to clean speed and holding, do you expect us to maintain the holding speed or revert to 250 once cleared o...
by 1000islander
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air georgian cadet program
Replies: 6
Views: 2820

Re: Air georgian cadet program

I had heard from a person in the management structure at Air Canada that the co. was not involved in the program anymore. This conversation was around the first week of December.
by 1000islander
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Pilot Licensing
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Sunwing Pilot Licensing

So the foreign guys are already type rated and do a short course for Sunwing's operation. Sunwing could hire Canadian pilots and train them but it is cheaper because the foreign guys are already endorsed on the specific aircraft type. I am not sure how this complies with the TFW program [supposedly ...
by 1000islander
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Pilot Licensing
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Re: Sunwing Pilot Licensing

I know, here we go again, but if the training for the FLVC is the same as a Canadian guy off the street, what is the advantage for Sunwing?? Is the pay for the FLVC pilots that much cheaper than the regular line guys??
by 1000islander
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Pilot Licensing
Replies: 4
Views: 2176

Sunwing Pilot Licensing

This has probably been discussed before, but what training do the FLVC pilots and wet lease pilots undergo before they start flying in Canadian airspace with Canadian passengers?? Do they have ground school, simulator training and a validation ride with Transport Canada? I am curious wrt to SMS and ...
by 1000islander
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing/Canjet Fleet & Foreign Pilots - Winter 2014-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 40546

Re: Sunwing/Canjet Fleet & Foreign Pilots - Winter 2014-2015

"Have any of the TFW pilots for Sunwing arrived yet ? Anyone know ?"

Judging by the foreign accents with Sunving callsigns on YUL Atc, I'd say yes.
by 1000islander
Tue Oct 07, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any foreign licensed pilots flying in Canada before 1998?
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Any foreign licensed pilots flying in Canada before 1998

Sorry, I had left the predecessor company by the time the -7's had arrived, so the info was 3rd hand.
by 1000islander
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any foreign licensed pilots flying in Canada before 1998?
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: Any foreign licensed pilots flying in Canada before 1998

I believe City Express brought over some pilots from Arkia [Israel] to fly the Dash 7 as there weren't any endorsed Canadian pilots on type. This would be 1984. One is now a TC inspector.
by 1000islander
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Have questions for YYZ Tower? Ask them here!
Replies: 87
Views: 23225

Re: Have questions for YYZ Tower? Ask them here!

Thanks...see you on the radio :wink:
by 1000islander
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Have questions for YYZ Tower? Ask them here!
Replies: 87
Views: 23225

Re: Have questions for YYZ Tower? Ask them here!

Why does it take upwards of 10-14 mins to issue an Atis that is based on wx. that is taken on the hour??? Tks
by 1000islander
Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Living in YYC. Feasible???
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Living in YYC. Feasible???

Re: 3 hour call out....I always thought it was but according to art 29.04.04 of the newly assigned work rules, "must be avail for flt duty no later than 2hrs after a call frm CS". And I take it that would mean....be at the airport. And for my 2c on commuting...it ain't for everybody...if I was joini...
by 1000islander
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Nordair
Replies: 12
Views: 3079

Re: Nordair

Happy and relaxed..no paranoia about being on an open ramp around an a/c..I remember arriving at the yqt aiport,cutting through the ticket counter, out onto the ramp and up the airstairs or when the commisionaire would open the bypass door for you without even batting an eye at your mot pass. Anothe...
by 1000islander
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots Started
Replies: 244
Views: 43900

Re: Ice Pilots Started

So does Mikey have a license/endorsements???
by 1000islander
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW
Replies: 44
Views: 6034

Re: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW

"They aren't flown the same in a fully automated aircraft. ILS is a non-event, where as a LOC or NDB has a lot of elbows and armpits adjusting the FMS/guidance panel trying to keep the aircraft on profile." Actually, in the Airbus, a "fully managed" approach has all the similarities of an ils.Ottawa...
by 1000islander
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW
Replies: 44
Views: 6034

Re: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW

I had heard it was a medical emergency...not sure when the decision was made to divert but the weather in yow was better than yz...I'll bet the crew had not done a non precision approach in a while as the only ils in ow was shut down du construction..ytr probably did not have logistics/customs to ha...
by 1000islander
Tue May 29, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership
Replies: 466
Views: 58111

Re: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership

McGuinty, Smitherman say they didn't see memo on Ornge TORONTO — Premier Dalton McGuinty says he never saw a memo from a government lawyer who sounded the alarm about Ornge almost eight years ago. The lawyer warned in 2004 that there were problems with the original agreement that the government ende...
by 1000islander
Tue May 29, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership
Replies: 466
Views: 58111

Re: Mazza FIRED. Orgne in receivership

“It must have been political interference.”

Where is Georgey Smitherman hiding??? He has some splainin' to do..
by 1000islander
Mon May 28, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jet engine run-up
Replies: 10
Views: 2054

Re: Jet engine run-up

Back in the day.. some US carriers [dc9-727]would power back rather than use a tug -quicker and less manpower/equip req'd - very noisy though and not fuel efficient to say the least.

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