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by RB211
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7049

Re: FO taxiing

Well this sure drifted sideways! To answer the initial question, many airlines SOPs include F/O taxiing. They may include certain limitations based on environmental and infrastructure circumstance. If it is part of SOP then it should have been part of the training program so a level of competence ha...
by RB211
Tue May 01, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 24569

Re: Emirates

Every place has its pros and cons. Those things can vary with each individual. Emirates/Dubai is no different. Do your homework to gather as much info as you can from as many sources as you can. Many non aviation sites and forums could provide additional insight to life here. As far as Emirates is c...
by RB211
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 32442

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

... Anyone going to this hastily put together entity, not only works for less and hurts our profession, but most significantly also actively undermines the collective bargaining process of the Westjet Pilots. ... Ultimately that is the issue you have isn't it? Other pilots should put the interest o...
by RB211
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 32442

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

... Anyone going to this hastily put together entity, not only works for less and hurts our profession, but most significantly also actively undermines the collective bargaining process of the Westjet Pilots. ... Ultimately that is the issue you have isn't it? Other pilots should put the interest o...
by RB211
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 32442

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

The times where I pushed through long days of demanding conditions with MELs, bad weather, slippery runways, extended duty days...all a wash. All the frantic grooming between tight turn arounds in order to get back to sched all for not. It always amazes me that the bean counters can't grasp the fac...
by RB211
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 32442

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

...Everyone will have reasons for "progressing" their careers and accepting what Swoop is offering, and I will never judge a fellow pilot for making the choice that they do for the benefit of them and their family... Fully agree. I find it absurd that pilots want to blacklist others that don't sacr...
by RB211
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: DEC
Replies: 2
Views: 3350

Re: DEC

Air.Field wrote:I see Porter is now advertising DEC. With their recent enhanced compensation packages I'm sure it will appeal to some, so I thought I'd post the ad here on behalf of the good folks at Porter 8)
https://porter.rivs.com/careers/portercareers/68-35-64/
Any info on Capt pay?
by RB211
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Intersection take offs with Encore's Q400
Replies: 49
Views: 10599

Re: Intersection take offs with Encore's Q400

I guess we have to define 'airmanship'. I think that can depend a bit on the type of flying involved. A private pilot can have different priorities and considerations than an airline pilot let's say. As an airline pilot I am tasked with operating in a safe and efficient manner. It is part of the job...
by RB211
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kingston and Toronto doctors
Replies: 1
Views: 816

Kingston and Toronto doctors

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a doctor in Kingston and/or Toronto for renewal of my medical.

Thanks.
by RB211
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: EK DXB-MLE
Replies: 9
Views: 5494

Re: EK DXB-MLE

For our Emirates friends, I'm planning to fly on a ZED to the Maldives in June. So far EK is the best bet by far, with 3x 777 flights daily from DXB. Has anyone tried these flights before? Are they're any “gotchas” as in lids or caps due to performance, freight etc. Do a lot of Emirate employees fl...
by RB211
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Expat Pilots in China please PM Me!
Replies: 35
Views: 4742

Re: Canadian Expat Pilots in China please PM Me!

Sorry I guess I should say not be double taxed as I will be paying tax in China. You should talk to a tax lawyer/accountant specifically regarding the Canada-China Tax Treaty article 15. You may not have to dissolve your resident status. Congrats on the contract, by the way. What airline/ aircraft ...
by RB211
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WPPA.ca
Replies: 112
Views: 32558

Re: WPPA.ca

George Taylor wrote:Hey Old Fella, f***ing walk then, you fly for next to nothing and bitch and moan about everything.
Wow. Is that the words of one of them 'owners' that care soooo much?
by RB211
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane hits Cow on landing....
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Plane hits Cow on landing....

MCB wrote:Crew should have seen it and gone around; what an udder failure!

:twisted:
Maybe they thought it was going to moo-ve faster!
by RB211
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PILOT JOB ROAD SHOW FOR QATAR AIRWAYS
Replies: 40
Views: 13617

Re: PILOT JOB ROAD SHOW FOR QATAR AIRWAYS

... Maybe I just don't get it....... DP. No, actually because you made assumptions and applied them to anyone that has gone overseas, you are ignorant. There are many reasons folks go overseas but money is not, probably for most, at the top of the list. Things like adventure, experience, goal fulfi...
by RB211
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

Looks like problem solved! :rolleyes: FAA Places Restrictions on Foreign Pilots Landing at San Francisco Posted 2013-07-29 03:30:21 Ezra Shaw/Getty Images (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is no longer allowing visual approach landings at San Francisco International Airport to f...
by RB211
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

There is much discussion about visual approaches as related to this incident/accident. SFO use visual approaches to maximise the traffic handled. They can use less space for landing on both runways than if they use IFR approach criteria. Even if the ILS had been on the air, with the weather conditio...
by RB211
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

Sorry but with all do respect, PDW, either you have been drinking or I haven't been drinking enough because I really don't understand what you are on about.
by RB211
Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

... So, what shall we call these guys and gals? Cat's suggestion is a bit too wordy for me, we need something a little more catchy, two words max, or possibly an acronym? I'm drawing a blank so far. Come on, this could be fun... Maybe we should leave the term pilot as is, but we could just call you...
by RB211
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

... So, what shall we call these guys and gals? Cat's suggestion is a bit too wordy for me, we need something a little more catchy, two words max, or possibly an acronym? I'm drawing a blank so far. Come on, this could be fun... Maybe we should leave the term pilot as is, but we could just call you...
by RB211
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

From the 777 FCTM: Autothrottle Use Autothrottle use is recommended during all phases of flight. When in manual flight, autothrottle use is also recommended, however manual thrust control may be used to maintain pilot proficiency. Interesting to see if that changes as a NTSB recommendation after th...
by RB211
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco International
Replies: 433
Views: 45058

Re: A Boeing 777 Has Crash-Landed At San Francisco Internati

Then I guess most 777 pilots start an accident on every flight since you don't normally disconnect the ATs when manually flying. Depends on SOP... our Boeing SOP, which I figure would be the norm, is to have the AT off when the AP is off which is also what the Boeing FCOM recommends... others may d...
by RB211
Tue May 14, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A350 roll out pics
Replies: 11
Views: 2282

Re: A350 roll out pics

Much nicer looking than its fat, ugly older sibling!
by RB211
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada -UAE relations and Tim's
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Canada -UAE relations and Tim's

Apparently donuts are good for smoothing international relations.

A few more Timbits might lead to a broader bilateral! 8)

http://gulfnews.com/business/general/ca ... -1.1166035

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