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by PointyEngine
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Summit ATR
Replies: 14
Views: 2928

Re: Summit ATR

leftoftrack wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:59 am
70-80.....not alot
F.O or Cptn?
by PointyEngine
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Australia hiring foreign pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 5256

Re: Australia hiring foreign pilots

Victory wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:43 pm
Interesting they admit their problem is their pilots being poached by foreign airlines but their solution is to poach other country's pilots instead of raising wages.
Comical reply, considering regional starting pay in Australia is on average twice that of North America... :roll:
by PointyEngine
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76689

Re: Westwind

atphat wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:05 pm
For the ATR drivers out there. Could you even be overweight with 22 pax?

With freight and fuel, sure.
by PointyEngine
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Zealand Dash Ad
Replies: 26
Views: 9039

Re: New Zealand Dash Ad

Don't people in normal jobs get 8 days off a month? Yes. People with 9-5 Mon-Fri hours. They get to be home every night. If you have 8 days off with layovers you won't be home much. But that's my point, maybe this gig has you back in time for dinner every day. NZ isn't a big country, it's like a th...
by PointyEngine
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Zealand Dash Ad
Replies: 26
Views: 9039

Re: New Zealand Dash Ad

Don't people in normal jobs get 8 days off a month? Yes. People with 9-5 Mon-Fri hours. They get to be home every night. If you have 8 days off with layovers you won't be home much. Are there really pilots out there confused by this? Apparently... That's the worst case scenario. In reality those gu...
by PointyEngine
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?
Replies: 35
Views: 12663

Re: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?

Take a few at a time, plus a F.A!! "Toulouse, June 21, 2017 – ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch... "Finalising the evaluation for the launch". Lol That's quite an ambiguous statement. I'd pay money to see the average ATR pilot try and and take a loaded ATR into an 800m runway. You can...
by PointyEngine
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?
Replies: 35
Views: 12663

Re: Bush plane capable of carrying ATVs?

Take a few at a time, plus a F.A!! "Toulouse, June 21, 2017 – ATR is finalising the evaluation for the launch of a version of the ATR 42-600 with enhanced Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities. The regional turboprop aircraft manufacturer is ready to offer this new version, the ATR 42-600S,...
by PointyEngine
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern Air Carriers Feeling the Pinch.
Replies: 63
Views: 12875

Re: Northern Air Carriers Feeling the Pinch.

"Adapt or die" They are. Boeing has announced they will be testing self flying planes this summer. Thank God, the thought of putting my family on airplanes flown by the entitled Millennials I have seen over the past decade is terrifying. This is sarcasm right? I feel bad having to ask but at least ...
by PointyEngine
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Zealand Dash Ad
Replies: 26
Views: 9039

Re: New Zealand Dash Ad

8 days off a month is due to their flight/duty time regs, assuming they're similar to Australia's. QantasLink Dash pilots also only get 8 days off a month, as their rest rules make it impossible to get the min credit in less days than that. Apparently those guys are getting 10/11 days off a month a...
by PointyEngine
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Zealand Dash Ad
Replies: 26
Views: 9039

Re: New Zealand Dash Ad

8 days off a month is due to their flight/duty time regs, assuming they're similar to Australia's. QantasLink Dash pilots also only get 8 days off a month, as their rest rules make it impossible to get the min credit in less days than that. Apparently those guys are getting 10/11 days off a month a...
by PointyEngine
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Zealand Dash Ad
Replies: 26
Views: 9039

Re: New Zealand Dash Ad

Roughly 90k/yr with the opportunity to move up to their mainline fleet...wonder what the cost of living is like down there ?? Might be not a bad gig considering the wawcon at the regionals here...or compare it to what Maldivian Airlines is offering for Dash 8 cpts :vom: On par with Canada. Likewise...
by PointyEngine
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CARSON YYC FO
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: CARSON YYC FO

Delta602 wrote:FO pay just went up to 33k plus per diems. Probably 6 months or less for the upgrade too.

Wow! Watch out Encore, soon the flow reversal will begin!!
by PointyEngine
Sat May 13, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet goes ALPA
Replies: 70
Views: 12896

Re: Westjet goes ALPA

Great news!! Sanity prevails occasionally!!! Now bring on negotiation time!!! :D While this will be a good thing ultimately for the Westjet pilot group let me temper it with some reality. You and your company are now polarized if your union representatives do their jobs properly because they repres...
by PointyEngine
Fri May 12, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet goes ALPA
Replies: 70
Views: 12896

Re: Westjet goes ALPA

Great news!! Sanity prevails occasionally!!! Now bring on negotiation time!!! :D
by PointyEngine
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Parking Brake on the Runway
Replies: 63
Views: 4171

Re: Parking Brake on the Runway

It's written into our SOP's that if the crew is to make any changes to the FMS, then the parking break MUST be set. Logic would dictate you would advise ATC of the delay, and either have things sorted out prior to lining up, or taxi clear of the active runway - unless traffic wasn't going to be an i...
by PointyEngine
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson Air King Air Medevac
Replies: 14
Views: 3052

Re: Carson Air King Air Medevac

The crews who fly the 350 in general seem pretty happy. Get to live in a nice place, fly decent equipment. I feel the metro side of the operation has severely tarnished the reputation.
by PointyEngine
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Canada video Interview
Replies: 40
Views: 17988

Re: Air Canada video Interview

Completed a video interview 3 weeks ago, heard back 5 days later with the next steps. It's super awkward, and many of the questions feel redundant, but they already know most of the answers they need. It's more of a generic filter is suspect.
by PointyEngine
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Medevac Down in Shopping center in Melbourne
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Medevac Down in Shopping center in Melbourne

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/ ... estigation

Will be interesting - I bet the arm chair critics are already jumping to conclusions.
by PointyEngine
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Regional Flying in Canada?
Replies: 24
Views: 7457

Re: Future of Regional Flying in Canada?

Would be interesting to hear from someone who operates ATR72 aircraft commercially in Canada. With the increased length and narrow wheel base I wonder how they work out in the gusty, icey conditions frequently encountered. ATR42 sound like they're much more directionally stable, as with the Q400 wit...
by PointyEngine
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire trucks following West Jet 767 in YYC
Replies: 20
Views: 4837

Re: Fire trucks following West Jet 767 in YYC

Smart! If they start saving on wheels now, when the pilots unionize they will have some spare cash for pay raises!!!!
by PointyEngine
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 140 lbs is a lot when you are flying a pencil
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: 140 lbs is a lot when you are flying a pencil

The metro with a within limit aft c of g is super pitch sensitive, and can be a pain the the arse hand flying. It was a nasty trick you could pull on a f.o who you wanted to work hard. If it was pushed outside of the limit, certainly possible. Depends on what the c of g was prior to and how far it g...
by PointyEngine
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hobbies for pilots
Replies: 36
Views: 3605

Re: Hobbies for pilots

These things are great for burning up time, and money.
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by PointyEngine
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: LPV Precision Approaches
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Re: LPV Precision Approaches

And goes without saying, but you need an installation that is WAAS certified (TSO C146a) to be able to use this magic system
by PointyEngine
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: C or N registered plane in New Zealand?
Replies: 3
Views: 913

Re: C or N registered plane in New Zealand?

N526CH is roaming around, seen it at Hamilton last week. It's a turbine 210, looks pretty slick. Haven't seen much else smaller than a Gulfstream, other than that! The temporary license validation as I understand isn't a horrific or expensive process (Which is rare for anything involving NZ CAA). A ...
by PointyEngine
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian airport designators explained
Replies: 18
Views: 2669

Re: Canadian airport designators explained

Any ideas where CYXY (Whitehorse) sprang from?

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