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by goingnowherefast
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 12
Views: 597

Re: Regional Career

The only way to have ‘career’ is to also have job security. Ask yourself if you truly have that (30-45 years) at any regional airline. How many bankruptcies has AC been through in 40 years? Nobody has 40 years of job security in aviation, nobody. #1 seniority guy at Sky service wasn't helped by sen...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 3608

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

Cause 100 grand "all in" is only slightly more than a 90 grand king air job.
by goingnowherefast
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 45
Views: 10174

Re: Georgian AD

Encore is 100% owned, they can call the bluff and even strike if WJ wants to play the CPA game and threaten to pull the contract. Encore is a CPA WJ gave to themselves. Can't imagine they would shoot themselves in the foot. Besides, Encore is already having enough staffing troubles. Reducing the WAW...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 63
Views: 2632

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

I'll call you whatever you want to be called. As long as you behave and follow crew instructions. I'm not at all concerned about what anatomy you have or you wish you had.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 113
Views: 18487

Re: Evas

Read this whole thread and decide if EVAS is worth your time.

My advice, get the Canadian ATPL, get the right to work in Canada, THEN apply to companies other than EVAS.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1318
Views: 338830

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Make your millions flying overseas, come back to Canada to spend some time with family. Buy the house with cash and get a crap paying job to keep entertained until retirement in a couple years.
by goingnowherefast
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3401

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

My company is stable by 500' in VMC. Usually dropping the gear around 1200-1800, a little earlier in IMC. My type probably goes half the speed of an A350, so the SOPs are reflective of the different aircraft operating requirements.
by goingnowherefast
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 45
Views: 10174

Re: Georgian AD

Not sure GGN is actually more opportunity for pilots. More like assign 2 pilots the work of 3. So actually less pilot jobs since they overwork their crews so badly.
by goingnowherefast
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 63
Views: 2632

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

"Get in, sit down, shut up. We don't care what downstairs parts you have or wish you had. If there's anything we can do to make your flight more pleasurable, please write it down on your napkin and deposit it into the garbage bin at the end of the flight"
by goingnowherefast
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4354

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

If the company is squeezing pilot salaries, just to survive, it's already too late. It's a common excuse used by management, but I don't buy it. Low pay means pilot attrition, hiring struggles and cancelled flights. Cancel one wide body flight, especially in Europe and you'll probably have paid for ...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 45
Views: 10174

Re: Georgian AD

I'd rather make 20k for a whole year than 5k for 2 months before getting laid off.
by goingnowherefast
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3401

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Haha. Puts a whole new twist on "airman", its "air-mammal" now.
by goingnowherefast
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3401

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Don't care, my employer pays for it. As does everybody else's employer. As did yours when you worked for them. I go in, do my job and go home. I treat the plane the same way and it's even more expensive than a sim. Go in, do my job as trained, do it safely and efficiently, then go home. I don't coun...
by goingnowherefast
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2266

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

Read an article on the Trudeau planes. The 737 Jurassic burns 500L an hour more than the NG. That's from the mainstream media, so not giving it a ton of credit, but I'm sure it's in the right ballpark. I don't buy the life cycle argument of the old planes either. Planes burn a significant amount of ...
by goingnowherefast
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3401

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Flying an Airbus sim or really any sim isn't a special thing, or a noteworthy story and nobody cares. Thousands of pilots have flown an Airbus sim and tens of thousands more have flown a sim representing other models, from Caravan to A380. It's like saying I have experience in a 152, so does my dog ...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3401

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

There's a difference between flying a plane, ignoring sterile cockpit rules, SOPs, etc. and horsing around in the sim. Just cause you can do circuits at 300' in a A320 doesn't mean that you should or would do it in reality. Hell, most people screw around in the sim. It can be useful to learn the man...
by goingnowherefast
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Is there really a shortage of aircraft mechanic in Canada?

Sounds very similar to the pilot "shortage".

Wanna be treated like crap, paid very little and work in either a shithole remote town or a very expensive city? Try aviation!
by goingnowherefast
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7415

Re: Recession incoming

Trump isn't smart, he's lucky. Daddy made him rich, then he had one good venture and quite a number of failures. He's an attention whore, hence the reality TV shows and his behaviour as president. He doesn't do smart things, he just does what will make his fan base give him more attention, racism, s...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9469

Re: Boeing Max.

Southwest to Boeing: please please, common type rating, online ground school only. Boeing response (should have been): sorry, the new fuel efficient engine placement...MCAS...this plane needs a 1 day conversion course including 1 sim session. If you don't like that, we're still taking orders for the...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amik Caravan
Replies: 29
Views: 4594

Re: Amik Caravan

Not that I'm disagreeing, but what does this have to do with the TSB report?

It states that the pilot initiated a go-around and that the engine was developing significant power at the time of impact.
by goingnowherefast
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US or Canadian Regionals: Which are better for a low-time pilot?
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: US or Canadian Regionals: Which are better for a low-time pilot?

The OP states that he is a dual citizen. In brackets near the bottom.

Every pilot I know with US citizenship or the ability to work overseas has left Canada. Usually people stay for family ties in Canada. If there aren't any, there's more money and/or better working conditions abroad.
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US or Canadian Regionals: Which are better for a low-time pilot?
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: US or Canadian Regionals: Which are better for a low-time pilot?

Some US regionals pay their FOs better than Canadian regionals pay the captains. They have better flight and duty time rules than even the new ones coming to Canada next December. It is all a matter of perspective. In your position, I would not hesitate, US regional! Pay better, flight and duty rule...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westwind 1124 ACP and Line Indoc Pilot
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: Westwind 1124 ACP and Line Indoc Pilot

What does skycare want with a jet? Well the obvious answer is to fly it and make money with it. Getting into the jet world adds a new dimension to their operation. It's quite a divergence from their current business model, prop planes serving reserves. To buy a jet that uses more runway than at any...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Alternate minima
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Alternate minima

My understanding of the reason for lower alternate requirements with 2 usable precision approaches is to do with facility malfunctions. If the weather is 600-2, and the localizer breaks, just use the non-precision approach as it's still likely 500' and land-able. With 400-1 and two precision approac...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Alternate minima
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: Alternate minima

A couple weeks ago, I was having an alternates discussion with my company. Weather was pretty crap at destination, but they wanted me to try anyway. So immediately I'm thinking I want a good alternate, not something marginally legal. So I picked an alternate 200 miles west. Let's pretend it was 1000...

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