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by lostaviator
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 60
Views: 8956

Re: Atlas Air 767

Can you expand on the antistall system and it's operation? Is go around also a function? 6000' seems like an odd place for a go around? no, i was just making something up as per the previous comment. However, the quick release from ntsb said they hit turbulence and shortly after nose dived. Why els...
by lostaviator
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 180
Views: 28187

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

I agree with the sentiment above about the ship slowing changing course with a few new faces around here. HOWEVER, there is just one face I think we need to change out to fix this situation and his name has already been mentioned above. Anyone arrogant enough to sit in a classroom and tell the class...
by lostaviator
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 433
Views: 28968

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Re: Sunwing They kind of had to ground the fleet. Didn't most Caribbean countries not join the ban yesterday? Another poster mentioned that if the stab becomes excessively out of trim nose down, the force required to hold back the column can become very high, depending on the speed etc. I'm curious ...
by lostaviator
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 433
Views: 28968

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

It may be that both the FAA and Transport Canada are complicit in this B737-800 MAX disaster. Especially IF the investigation brings to light that MCAS played a roll in the accident. Neither the FAA nor TCCA FSB OEB reports say a word about or have an abbreviation referring to MCAS. If the MAX is t...
by lostaviator
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 433
Views: 28968

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

With all the other *unknown* modifications to the 737 systems, perhaps the stab trim cutout switch position can be overridden by the MCAS system. The system knowledge I have tells me no, but then again, who knows anymore... Because Boeing doesn't want us knowing the systems. New personal SOP on this...
by lostaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 433
Views: 28968

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

China has grounded the 737 Max fleet in their country. Yahoo mentions there are 60 in use in China.
by lostaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 433
Views: 28968

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

We'll see how this turns out. Looking back at another Ethiopian B737 loss in 2010, we could speculate further. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pilot-error-probable-cause-of-ethiopian-airlines-737-crash-367118/ Gino Under There are a few key differences between the 2010 and 2019 accidents...
by lostaviator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 433
Views: 28968

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

While I think 200 hour pilots do pose a potential risk to aviation safety, I don't think it's reasonable to let speculation on this incident drift in that direction. There are statements out there stating the pilots declared a control issue and the plane went down in conditions a 5 hour ppl student ...
by lostaviator
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating crew / Catsa
Replies: 43
Views: 2838

Re: Operating crew / Catsa

None of you are going to live long enough to enjoy retirement if you keep worrying about stuff like this. I show up, and stand in line. If it takes 30 minutes, my flight is delayed 30 minutes. If I want a coffee, it’s 40 minutes delayed (60 in yyz cause they hire some especially slow people there). ...
by lostaviator
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Cancelled flights.
Replies: 58
Views: 8079

Re: Cancelled flights.

None of those flights are actually showing as "cancelled".

Maybe worth a call to see what's up.
by lostaviator
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 7464

Re: Grooming Update

This situation is going to get FA’s in more trouble then pilots. By refusing to groom, they are violating their roles and responsibilities outlined in their regulatory documents; pilots are not.
by lostaviator
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54139

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

If you do a search on the ALPA site for seniority mergers, it would appear ALPA policy is to suggest each MEC have a merger committee at all times. More recent mergers (more recent then the 1950’s) show that they been accomplished by negotiations between MEC’s and company, and followed by a vote. We...
by lostaviator
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54139

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

George Taylor wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:50 am
He totally E'fed the WJPA forum as well.
Yep. Even his close “allies” stopped participating on the jpa forums over there once he started posting this garbage.

I suggest we do the same.
by lostaviator
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 13734

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

Correct, ALPA is us. Unfortunately, most of us were unaware of all the processes involved in setting up our first council and committees. I believe the blindness was intentional. As mentioned, most involved in this process were from a similar era of hires and workplace political backgrounds. While i...
by lostaviator
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 13734

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

Very sad to hear that the news is disappointing, I had strong hopes the current environment wouldn’t reward management for violating a written agreement. Could someone post more specific details of won/lost items, I don’t think your violating anything as CBAs are public knowledge, it just takes tim...
by lostaviator
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54139

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

skypirate88 wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Anyone care to enlighten those of us that are on the outside looking in?
One word: bad
by lostaviator
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54139

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

Your overtime is safe! You may now return to full time wing suit designing!
by lostaviator
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54139

Re: Common Law DFR - Swoop OTS Pilots

Are you getting the legally required amount of sleep prior to duty?
by lostaviator
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 5967

Re: Are we entering another recession?

I think we are nearing another recession, and like stated above, I think it is going to be way worse than the last one. Some of my reasons for thinking this: - Canada's GDP is very much correlated to the price of oil. (Look at graphs side-by-side) - We entered the last recession with a budget surplu...
by lostaviator
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Statutory Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)
Replies: 118
Views: 8186

Re: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)

This issue was bound to stir up a great deal of emotion. I understand the desire to silence a person who pointed out the flaws of our current list, but sizeable bold print telling that person to 'shut it' won't help, or stop what's about to happen. I get it though; I'd be pretty upset if I stood to...
by lostaviator
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54139

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

There you go posting in a thread that has nothing to do with you yet again. I know you have a hard time seeing that there is more to a job than money, given your fascination with what other peoples salary is, however for the less mercenary there is more to a job than what you get paid. I, and most ...
by lostaviator
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: passes for parents
Replies: 10
Views: 6645

Re: passes for parents

malik786 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:13 pm
I just got hired for the GSA position at WestJet. Can parents travel on other airlines as soon as you get hired or is there a waiting period?
No. And neither can you. Believe it’s 6 months.
by lostaviator
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 12228

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

They (ILS) are also the main instrument approach at major international hubs. When’s the last time you’ve seen YYZ or LAX advertise Rnavs? They aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
by lostaviator
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23730

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

Part of me thinks we would have found ourselves in this seniority predicament one way or another somewhere down the road, regardless of who was running the union/association/whatever. When it was WJ/Encore, it was mostly manageable with a few disgruntled 37 FO's who would one day be bumped by Encore...
by lostaviator
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23730

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

J, I would be more than happy to begin a constructive discussion with you. You have done your homework and I do respect that, BUT you owe the other members of this community the same courtesy. I’d run out of fingers and toes pretty quick if I went back and tried to count the number of unanswered qu...

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