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by KAG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2468

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Or 4 aircraft could’ve returned to lessor, 2 MAXs not leased and 0 aircraft added in 2020 and only 3 in 2021. Guess it depends how you look at it. Instead we have 4 aircraft coming next year, not including the ‘87s....don’t worry ALPA will make it all better though :goodman: YOS, on an extended pay...
by KAG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 21
Views: 3899

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

This scenario plays out every few years, in various ways. It's sad, I truly feel for all those effected. It's also a solid reminder to keep those procedures sharp, and your lookout sharper. Did the piper have tcas?, did the 150 have a transponder? were proper radio calls made. All these points need ...
by KAG
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 337
Views: 35473

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

Continuing this thread is like poking a guy who got KOd in a fight. It's pointless and just breeds bad blood. The wrongs are being righted, our CBA is due and at the point we'll see just how bad the damage is. Time will tell how the industry feels about their (origional DEC) time at swoop. Given the...
by KAG
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it a good time to change careers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1526

Re: Is it a good time to change careers?

Also with aviation you can moonlight fairly easily when you get established. If flying is what you love, go do it. Just make sure you know what's required (most likely moving north) before you do this. That said there is a solid demand for pilots so getting jobs is a lot easier.
by KAG
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A family needs our help.
Replies: 0
Views: 839

A family needs our help.

First let me say I know Joe, this isn't aviation related but I figure this community could help out. A fella I kinda know (my kids played with his kids) just had a horrific work place accident that left him crippled. 4 young kids, self employed, he was a very hard working carpenter. I thought we cou...
by KAG
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1159

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

I would think stalling into a headwind would recover cleaner then a tailwind, but all I've done over the last 15 years is avoid them (stalls) in the sim. I can honestly say from my training / instructing days this topic never came up.
by KAG
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reality of starting at 40?
Replies: 11
Views: 1010

Re: Reality of starting at 40?

No your not too old. Looking back at my career starting in 1995 in flight school to now (23 years), I've had many jobs and am in the left seat at westjet. That's during some really really shit times. Currently the industry is going nuts, and you have 23 years of career to 65 + 2 years of training wi...
by KAG
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 151
Views: 9747

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Long time lurker and I just couldn't help myself and decided to make an account and ask a question regarding this article https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Aviation-Pilot-Recruitment-News-Item/8299/Canada-faces-severe-shortage-of-pilots-and-aircraft-workers Where on earth is this shortage and upcom...
by KAG
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 337
Views: 35473

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

:goodman: While the recent victory is small, it is one nonetheless. Yes. Small it is. Prior to ALPA's election, all Swoop flying was to be done only by pilots on the (now on life-support) WestJet Pilot Department List, composed only of WJ and Encore pilots, with terms to be negotiated. So I guess o...
by KAG
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 337
Views: 35473

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

Yip...definitely got PFOd
by KAG
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 337
Views: 35473

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

I think most of us can agree that today is a good day for Canadian Aviation and a victory for organized labour. Hopefully most of the 26 will go back to the rocks that they crawled out from under and reflect on the damage they nearly inflicted on the rest of the industry. Congrats ALPA. Keep up the...
by KAG
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

Ah, I didnt know it was an ultralight, which I have zero experience on, and therefore cant comment on. I thought you were working on a traditional light single like a c172
Or pa28140. Good luck on your rating, fly safe.
by KAG
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

As a side note, if you can't exceed the 21 kt crosswind limit of your training AC you shouldn't be thinking at all about instructing and focus on mastering the basics.
by KAG
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My early Flight Instructor training
Replies: 23
Views: 1203

Re: My early Flight Instructor training

Well.... lots of great thoughtful responses.... I will be working my way into flight instructor slowly.... I am not going to be an instructor tomorrow. A big thing will for sure be developing weather sense and I don't have enough time in the air to be proficient yet in that either.... but it will c...
by KAG
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 68324

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Sorry to hear john. Are the medicals standard across all Chinese airlines? There are other airlines you could apply to.
by KAG
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Federal flight school funding
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Federal flight school funding

Let's just re regulate the industry and make it a gov job 😁
by KAG
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 68324

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Sounds like fun, good luck.
by KAG
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 68324

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

YVR Lurker, I may be out of you and your ALPA fanboi’s hair. I won’t know until a few days from now if I pass the medical, but if I do, I’ll do everything I can to get hired. I don’t think what the new contract holds even matters. The take home pay here is astronomical for a 737 pilot. I met 6 expa...
by KAG
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 68324

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Swallow, cut the shit. You have "deep knowledge" lmao, you have someones opinion, as do I, as does anyone. Fact is the company can ask to pay us in sacks of potatoes and recycled pop cans, but ultimately it's out of everyones hands. Given the nonsense that I figure has transpired we're going to get ...
by KAG
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United We Stand
Replies: 6
Views: 1430

Re: United We Stand

Today, is my sons 5th birthday
Puts a nice spin on what was a terrible date in history.
by KAG
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: No more WJ non-stop YEG-LAS
Replies: 66
Views: 8321

Re: No more WJ non-stop YEG-LAS

Why would anyone want to give up the ESPP for a DC pension. With the ESPP you can sell the shares, move them to a TFSA or spousal RRSP and self manage your retirement in a tax efficient manner. With a DC pension you get to buy overpriced Manulife mutual funds and have no control over your investmen...
by KAG
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 68324

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Hey Tbaylx, Enough with the cavalier attitude. Every time we here that disgusting call sign on the radio we all die inside. My "jumpseat" will never be open to the "26". Pound sand, Regards, The rest of Canadian aviation Hey turboprop pusher. You don't speak for me. Move on and grow up loser. Since...
by KAG
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 68324

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Swoop is expanding with all WJ pilots, so it's a tail/uniform shuffle...so yeah those jumps seats will be open.
by KAG
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airbus to rename the C Series...disgusting.
Replies: 35
Views: 5388

Re: Airbus to rename the C Series...disgusting.

If I were running Boeing I'd reopen the 757 line with new high BP engines, and updated avionics. Stop stretching the Max past an 800 and CX the max 900/1000. I'd really love to see a revamped 757. That's just me, but I guess that what the 797 will be.
by KAG
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: No more WJ non-stop YEG-LAS
Replies: 66
Views: 8321

Re: No more WJ non-stop YEG-LAS

Tbaylx, sounds awesome doesn't it? The espp, the freedom to do what you will. It's a double edge sword. Been doing it for 11+ years and it's hardly worth the stress. If you can afford it great, but if you're going into debt to afford to live then I strongly suggest you dial it back to a livable amou...

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