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by Rookie50
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC blames Airbus for YHZ crash
Replies: 36
Views: 6176

Re: AC blames Airbus for YHZ crash

Unbelievable, while predictable.
by Rookie50
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

Short predictions: Billions more will be poured into BBD in years to come, Millions of that will go to overpaid, unaccountable executives. The train exec is getting 4 million. Anyone think that that division is doing a great job? No company in western Canada will ever receive such a bailout, Neither...
by Rookie50
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier exec pay skyrockets.
Replies: 30
Views: 3703

Bombardier exec pay skyrockets.

by Rookie50
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC News looking for comment
Replies: 19
Views: 3847

Re: CBC News looking for comment

Hello - I'm a journalist with the CBC writing an article on airfare in Canada and why it's so much more expensive than the majority of the rest of the world. I'm looking for anybody to comment on the frustrations of flying in Canada and how that affects your travel plans. Would anybody be able to w...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

One of the Canadian government roles will always be to support Canadian business and businesses if and or when it can. Welcome to that reality. :drinkers: Gino Under ...Then with that approach ultimately the world will downgrade Canada's debt, unless they want to print money like other countries. W...
by Rookie50
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC1804 Montego Bay Report Released
Replies: 41
Views: 7385

Re: AC1804 Montego Bay Report Released

"Unintentional mistake". Really? I read that report, that's not my take on what happened. Really all, what's the difference between this and the Asiana accident where everyone agreed and wanted to hang those pilots, and the airline, from the highest flagpole? Answer: 1),not a Canadian airline, (LOL)...
by Rookie50
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes
Replies: 86
Views: 20323

Re: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes

Maybe the government will give them money too.

Not likely. Wrong province.
by Rookie50
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

This comment renders the opinion BBD doesn't even NEED the money -- the government forced it on them to look like they are still relevant -- after all the prior bailout money -- with no employment or other conditions. http://business.financialpost.com/fp-comment/kevin-libin-bombardier-played-hard-to...
by Rookie50
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

I don't disagree that BBD has been the recipient of huge amounts of taxpayer largesse over the years or that it is a grossly mismanaged company. However this is a loan, and when this airplane gets the attention and orders it deserves feel free to insist it be paid back. This airplane is a real Cana...
by Rookie50
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

If Bombardier has chewed thru 7 Project Mgrs, maybe it's not the Project Mgrs that are the problem, maybe it's the environment that they have to function within and the system that they have to work with. It also seems to me that BBD made a huge mistake in closing down a very successful plant in Ki...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

Embraer, Boeing and Airbus have all received subsidies or tax breaks as well. This is a loan, so not quite the same as a bailout or tax break. A loan. That's a laugh. A loan I wouldn't guarantee. Tell you what, why not look at the long term stock chart of Bombardier, then of Boeing, and assess whic...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

I support, reluctantly, the banking bailouts -- loans -- whatever, because the credit markets were completely frozen, which means the economy ceased to function. The US had no choice in that regard, and US banks have paid billions in fines. BTW the root of the US housing crisis can be laid at the f...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

Embraer, Boeing and Airbus have all received subsidies or tax breaks as well. This is a loan, so not quite the same as a bailout or tax break. A loan to an inbred company with a "fixed" board where you can never clean house because the voting structure. Publicly traded but never held accountable to...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

For all it's faults, capitalism has worked fairly well considering the big picture. Damn, that's funny. Seeing as how corporate welfare is a corner stone of capitalist thinking, sure, you're going to see governments decide to let large companies falter and fail. Sort of like GM, and all of those US...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

Embraer, Boeing and Airbus have all received subsidies or tax breaks as well. This is a loan, so not quite the same as a bailout or tax break. A loan. That's a laugh. A loan I wouldn't guarantee. Tell you what, why not look at the long term stock chart of Bombardier, then of Boeing, and assess whic...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Re: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

Aircraft manufacturers are subsidized all around the world, either through loans/grants or sweet deals at the sale end. Sadly , we need to maintain a level playing field in order to be competitive through assistance BUT NOT 1 penny more This is nothing to do with subsidization. This is bailing out ...
by Rookie50
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.
Replies: 51
Views: 5833

Canadian Govt to bail out Bombardier.

http://www.reuters.com/article/canada-bombardier-announcement-idUSO8N172019 Frankly, this ticks me off. Govt is lending out my money to a loser company who can't compete, has many of their transit division customers furious at them over delays -- Google that -- everything clearly indicating complete...
by Rookie50
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: float block time in the GTA?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: float block time in the GTA?

I've flown to nearly every corner of Ontario, lived near Lake Simcoe all my life, and I have not been to that part. Grew up north east of North Bay, ive found everything south of there to be overpopulated by citidiots. Same people i thank for the sad state of this province hence "Onterrible" Cant w...
by Rookie50
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What would you do?
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: What would you do?

A generalized answer, if I may...... I think, for many, many people, (not all situations ) a formal degree is a complete waste of a lot of time and even more money. It's a (dumb) qualifying tool used by large organizations that can't otherwise gauge people -- but so often what is learned on the degr...
by Rookie50
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bent Harvard II - Moose Jaw
Replies: 77
Views: 7836

Re: Bent Harvard II - Moose Jaw

No need for chest-thumping, but it WAS amusing. I appreciate what you're saying and many ways agree. Calling an ejection from a doomed plane - where both pilots walk away an "Horrendous Waste" is its own form of chest thumping. It's a bold assertion that ejecting was a poor decision and a strongly ...
by Rookie50
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bent Harvard II - Moose Jaw
Replies: 77
Views: 7836

Re: Bent Harvard II - Moose Jaw

[ AuxBat and Gannet have been around here a fair while and both are highly respected. I think they overreacted and assumed a very superior position to all those wondering why the ejection. I don't think people are stupid or need to be demeaned if they question how this aircraft came to belost, in t...
by Rookie50
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bent Harvard II - Moose Jaw
Replies: 77
Views: 7836

Re: Bent Harvard II - Moose Jaw

It always seems people question the decision to say good bye to the plane... I wonder why that is. If this incident is what I heard it was they wouldn't have had much gliding time before getting on the edge of the "preferred" ejection envelope. On another note the winds were seemingly gusting to 30...
by Rookie50
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight school issues
Replies: 15
Views: 4007

Re: Flight school issues

If you have paid for fifty hours they must by law give you fifty hours of flying. If they refuse get it in writing or get a witness to their refusal. Then go to the better business bureau and lay a complaint and then go on the internet with the results and get their name in public. Agree with Cat. ...
by Rookie50
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Saving Money on Flight Training
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

Re: Saving Money on Flight Training

Before your IFR training, practice on Flight sim.

Do it with the cessna, then the Mooney, (it's harder) then dial in 30 knot upper winds in the program. If you can do approaches that way, the real thing will be a relative snap, cause accurate IFR in FS is a real frustrating pain --
by Rookie50
Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway
Replies: 63
Views: 8255

Re: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway

fish4life wrote:I think I have got an easy solution, install a transponder in all airport vehicles.
That is not a bad idea.

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