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by Dockjock
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience
Replies: 55
Views: 3877

Re: Good Hands n’ Feet vs. Operational Experience

I made a handy chart
by Dockjock
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are paid training opportunities worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 2795

Re: Are paid training opportunities worth it?

There has never been a time in recent history where there are so many opportunities to enter the industry. Yeah you might work the ramp. But not for long. Save your money and do it with elbow grease instead. You will gain the respect of your peers which is important in moving up the career ladder.
by Dockjock
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass
Replies: 121
Views: 18429

Re: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass

Hey wanna go to the lounge I’ll buy ya lunch?


Ya that was always a hard pass for me, glad it’s over. Food sucks, and you’re a complete interloper. Awkward all around.
by Dockjock
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 15511

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

Why get torqued about FO pay when you can be a captain at AC within 3 yrs. The “eat our young” line is dead and buried. Leave that for a downturn, when people are stuck in those positions. Today, it just isn’t the case. I wouldn’t vote to put more money on new hires, who are coming in with less and ...
by Dockjock
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: First year U.S. regional FO makes more than fourth year Air Canada FO
Replies: 40
Views: 6794

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

No current Canadian airline pilot will go to the US, but if the option was there may future ones would. And that would open Canadian carriers to competition on labour, which would drive up wages. If you had 1500 hrs and could work at Jazz, Sky, Envoy, or Endeavor, where do you go? If your future max...
by Dockjock
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 288
Views: 51442

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Management will ignore the “ban”. But who would apply, knowing the potential consequences? Putting myself back in those shoes, I sure as heck wouldn’t. Easier to just avoid, and other jet jobs at reputable companies are plentiful. Could lead to a claim of no qualified applicants and a foreign pilot ...
by Dockjock
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how do kids afford this racket???
Replies: 56
Views: 3696

Re: how do kids afford this racket???

That is just straight up terrible advice. Anyway here’s mine. Working for two years to save up for flight training could actually be a valid option because it implies that one would finish training without debt, or with far less debt. Entry level flying jobs won’t pay enough to begin reducing debt m...
by Dockjock
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!
Replies: 64
Views: 27506

Re: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!

Fact is, the problem is there. WJ can hire and train people who stay there for a couple years and be happy with that (possible), or do something about it. I wonder what year their retirements start to pick up? 10 yrs from now? 15?
by Dockjock
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!
Replies: 64
Views: 27506

Re: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!

This is what drives up the wages of pilots- demand! If WJ can't keep pilots, they will need to pay more. Which raises the bar for everyone, and hopefully creates a virtuous circle. Imagine, if the 2nd best employer in the country (WJ) can't keep pilots, how everyone else is faring? And by that I mea...
by Dockjock
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 21828

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

Cannot believe people are griping about the requirement for a university degree or college diploma. It's been like that since at least the 1970s. Not to put too fine a point on in but this career involves a fair amount of reading the requirements and expectations, and then following them exactly. I...
by Dockjock
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 21828

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

Cannot believe people are griping about the requirement for a university degree or college diploma. It's been like that since at least the 1970s. Not to put too fine a point on in but this career involves a fair amount of reading the requirements and expectations, and then following them exactly.
by Dockjock
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New TA?
Replies: 76
Views: 15993

Re: New TA?

ME ME ME? You mean, how we just went an entire bargaining round and the main- really, only- major improvement is YOUR pension? Huh. It needed to be done, it would just be nice if people like you recognized what just happened. I know the history, so don't bother.
by Dockjock
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New TA?
Replies: 76
Views: 15993

Re: New TA?

My bargaining position on pensions esp DB is I believe somebody- either the company or a bitter, ignorant faction of DCer's- is going to try to take it away. So I am only interested in improvements that result in money now, not later. The pensions are not equal no, but we just spent our entire wad o...
by Dockjock
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10658

Re: Jazz Hatters

The beard thing will pass when people realize they no longer look unique. I don't think it's a safety issue, it's more of a LOOK AT ME issue. Saw one guy with a baby little Salvador Dali mustache, clearly quite pleased with himself. Uh, no bud. Skulk away in shame you look ridiculous.
by Dockjock
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Future YYC pilot base?
Replies: 32
Views: 11455

Re: Future YYC pilot base?

Bottom line - AC year 1/2/3/4 year FO/RP pay is a fraction of that paid by all other North American legacy carriers. This is not a COLA issue, it is a straight cost saving centre for AC. One year? Fine. Two yeas? Really? Three years? Four years? By the end of 2018 there will be over 1000 AC pilots ...
by Dockjock
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Future YYC pilot base?
Replies: 32
Views: 11455

Re: Future YYC pilot base?

if I were AC management I'd be looking to simplify the operation not make it more complicated. Pilot bases are more likely to reduce in number than to grow. Best advice to new hires is to move to southern Ontario as soon as you get hired. From a work perspective it's the only way to go. If family or...
by Dockjock
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 34039

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

There are a lot more female pilots now than ever. I'm sure they will offer that hat soon enough.
by Dockjock
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 34039

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

+1
by Dockjock
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Livin the dream 3
Replies: 14
Views: 3737

Re: Livin the dream 3

If you're at idle thrust how does a speed brake affect fuel consumption?
by Dockjock
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 34039

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

Skyhunter super WOKE on the need to wear a suit to fly an airliner! Really opened my eyes. Need to be "comfy" like when you get home from 3rd grade and change into your play clothes. Holy hell. It's pants and a shirt and tie, and jacket. "BOMBER JACKET" what are you, 8 years old? Those look ridiculo...
by Dockjock
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 34039

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

Khakis and a golf shirt? Buddy go work at Best Buy. I'm surprised for the suit hate. I like the tradition and take a lot of pride in the uniform. You guys want to wear golf shirts and probably carry a backpack around because it's comfortable. SMDH
by Dockjock
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hand flying
Replies: 23
Views: 4064

Re: Hand flying

Airbus Captain, YYZ. I hand fly all the time. I'm a pilot right? Pilots fly. The airline wants you- essentially- to not screw up. The guidance in the SOP is there to, if you look at it cynically, protect their butts if you screw up. "Hey we said use all appropriate automation, what else can we do?!"...
by Dockjock
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 34039

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

I want a sweater with epaulletes and elbow patches.
by Dockjock
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 34039

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

I liked the new uniform. It's a nice update especially for fit. Wings/tie/hat, all the other stuff; it's all fine. Not perfect but for a uniform I think it's decent. The stuff all fit me fine except for the skinny pants I had to go up a size (to get bigger legs, I guess all those squats, hockey, and...
by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
Replies: 140
Views: 23600

Re: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

The idea that I can't be unsupervised in the cockpit of the airplane of which I am in command is offensive. Ditto for the second in command. Don't make it sound like I'm sad about it, incredulous is more like it. I don't subscribe to the idea that the flight attendant themself is a threat, we have F...

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