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by lostaviator
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 2797

Re: Future hiring

Yup...that marh works. My thesis from the beginning is Onex is interested in rapid expansion of swoop to 30 tails. Why wouldn't an investment firm want to expand an operation.at those cost metrics. I hope the fact that Onex approached Wj long before Swoop was born and was interested in “WestJet” sa...
by lostaviator
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 2797

Re: Future hiring

You folks need to stop using the max getting back to service as a plan for future growth. It is not. We were staffed for the max before they went out of service. October 73 initial class is not going to be huge. The rest of the year and foreseeable future is all OTS hiring for mainline. Until the o...
by lostaviator
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 72
Views: 6515

Re: Boeing Max.

Not true, first pull hard to bring the nose up respecting the stall warning, then release pressure to manually trim nose up, no need to loose altitude.... as long as you control the speed, it won't work if you let the speed go 350+Kts What if the stab is trimmed so nose - down that full up elevator...
by lostaviator
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 72
Views: 6515

Re: Boeing Max.

Once you get yourself into the situation of having that much nose down trim, at such a low altitude, you are done. The manual trim wheel won’t move with the opposing forces applied. The only way to trim is to release all force and let the nose fall. If you don’t have a few thousand feet, it’s all ov...
by lostaviator
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 102
Views: 17440

Re: ONEX plans

I think everyone who thinks the transition from a ceo who spends his time teaching us native New Zealand words to a private entity firm is good for us is going to be disappointed.

It’s going to be a challenging few years.
by lostaviator
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Reserve
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Reserve

We don't have reserve yet. They can't even keep us staffed properly to fill the block holder seats....

My bet is we will see reserve for the widebody program first, then it will slowly make its way into the narrowbody schedules.
by lostaviator
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 102
Views: 17440

Re: ONEX plans

Droptanks, I agree that those pilots that were holding a lot of 18$ shares have a windfall at 31$. However, that may be a fleeting one time event. If Onex, decides to play hardball on salaries, what are the options for WJ pilots? Widebody expansion, which the optimistic are heavily relying on,canno...
by lostaviator
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 102
Views: 17440

Re: ONEX plans

That's all long term... Let's talk short term plans. What EVP's, VP's, SVP's, Managers, Managers of Managers, and middle fat are going to be shown the door? They didn't buy a $18/share company for $31 without some MAJOR plans that they are going to act on fast. This company has been drowning for yea...
by lostaviator
Sat May 18, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29230

Re: One list

Management has informed us that, for the foreseeable future at least, all hiring at WestJet will be Encore flow, as a way of ameliorating us until the One List issue is resolved. If they make a written commitment to maintaining that, it would do a lot to reduce the impact on us, and ideally it woul...
by lostaviator
Sat May 18, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29230

Re: One list

The real information comes from our peers and general knowledge of the industry. We all know Encore has 60% flow (50% until recently), and that WJ has continued to post for external pilots since 2014. Outside hiring has continued, and will continue. Management has informed us that, for the foreseea...
by lostaviator
Sat May 18, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29230

Re: One list

Why should loyal employees be subject to anything other then seniority/yos? Your experience (hours) mean nothing to me, but your experience (jumping around) sure says a lot. The company has never said “the only way into WestJet is through encore”. WestJet has had job postings every year since the f...
by lostaviator
Fri May 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 29230

Re: One list

Why should loyal employees be subject to anything other then seniority/yos? Your experience (hours) mean nothing to me, but your experience (jumping around) sure says a lot. The company has never said “the only way into WestJet is through encore”. WestJet has had job postings every year since the fo...
by lostaviator
Tue May 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 8687

Re: BETRAYAL!

I don't think there will be another go at it. WestJet got what they wanted: A bunch of pink pilots AND they get to lay blame for this mess on the WJ pilots.

WJ has been playing this chess game ten times better then us since the day we filed for certification.
by lostaviator
Sat May 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 10604

Re: Pet Peeves?

1. Pilots who switch frequencies and have their finger on the transmit switch ready to pounce. Switch, listen, THEN talk. Stop interrupting read-backs. 2. "Toronto Centre, #### checking in at FL340." HALF a second later.... "TORONTO CENTRE, #### checking in at FL340." Chill. He/she is probably busy.
by lostaviator
Fri May 03, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 9837

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Nothing will materialize. There simply isn't a market for this model in Canada. Swoop is loosing money, and Flair is sinking (faster and faster). Swoop may or may not be making money but Flair sure ain't sinking. A large share bought up by 777 recently and 2 more 800's on the way by mid summer, mor...
by lostaviator
Wed May 01, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 9837

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Nothing will materialize. There simply isn't a market for this model in Canada. Swoop is loosing money, and Flair is sinking (faster and faster).
by lostaviator
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 65
Views: 11380

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: 187
Views: 34448

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: 455
Views: 36458

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: 455
Views: 36458

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: 455
Views: 36458

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: 455
Views: 36458

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: 455
Views: 36458

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: 455
Views: 36458

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: 3261

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). ...

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