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by mijbil
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....
Replies: 10
Views: 1757

Re: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....

So some slots just opened up then? Commuting might be difficult...
by mijbil
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 55901

Re: The Return to Normal?

And now we have sent ebola to a place in China where they are doing it with worse,. and with no transparency, and holding our own kidnapped citizens, and worse... It's CBC but for once seems largely factual. I've been loosely following this virus story since last summer. When the government clams u...
by mijbil
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Lord of the (magenta) Flies
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Lord of the (magenta) Flies

When the CEWS has ended and comrade Justin is no longer kicking you $500 a week in CERB and the pogey is done but the mortgage isn't, you need to ask yourself this: Would I like to paint the skies magenta ? If the answer is "YES", then can I share this link with you? https://ca.indeed.com/jobs?q=pil...
by mijbil
Thu May 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24489

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

It's the CBC reporting so have a shot of tequila and then some salt. It looks at first glance like ONEX is trying to skirt the law. If so, Westjetters, move to stop this before it impacts other companies. A precedent is all that is required for the others. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-ex...
by mijbil
Sun May 17, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 18072

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

I take back my initial comment about "successful" ejection. Pics elsewhere on twitter showing one pilot on a roof. Another tweet shows the sequence and I'm guessing (only) that it was two separate ejections. They were headed to Comox so probably would have had a tech on board. At this point I'll tak...
by mijbil
Sun May 17, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 18072

Snowbird crash in CYKA

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/s ... 1.24136709

The news just gets worse and worse. At least it was a successful ejection from the initial report
by mijbil
Wed May 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10115

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

by Dry Guy » Wed May 13, 2020 12:37 pm Terrible design that someone turning their head could exert enough force to activate the handle. That thing always made me nervous. I flew a little bowlegged. I'd have to ask around as to the "fix" or what we called 'preventative measure'. A simple one would h...
by mijbil
Wed May 13, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4693

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 6:05 pm
What forum? Wouldn't mind checking it out.
Here you go Gonzodriver. Not as much traffic as the old site hosted by Sam M but there are a few posts. I look at it about once a month.https://rcafpilots.com/phpbb/ucp.php?mode=login
by mijbil
Wed May 13, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10115

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The story also keeps changing in the media, first it was the helicopter crashed during training near one of the Greek Islands, then it was within 2 miles of the HMCS Fredericton when it suddenly crashed - then later it was less than 2 kilometres away... There's something very odd about this whole s...
by mijbil
Tue May 12, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF reserve as a second job
Replies: 35
Views: 4693

Re: RCAF reserve as a second job

JcPd_flyer, Waaaay back in time I went through boot camp with a guy joining as a reserve pilot. He was already slotted to fly helos in Borden (near Barrie ON). He had to do the BOTC - basic officer training course - then 10 months of French (very very important in the eyes of Trudeau the smarter), t...
by mijbil
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 7246

Re: Swoop

FICU wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:11 pm
We had a senior Boeing Captain go to Swoop and he sounds happier than a pig in shit after taking close to a 50% pay cut to work much longer days. To each their own.
Jake the Snake?
by mijbil
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 81
Views: 10588

Re: Boeing Max.

Hey F4L, From reading the initial crash investigation report I think that they did try to trim it manually but the force from the CA hauling back on the elevators to try and counteract the Aircraft Nose Down commanded by the stab was too much for the manual trim wheel to overcome. The analogy I was ...
by mijbil
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 3169

Re: WS jumpseat question

I'm not rolling the dice on using the JS prior to LC and end up screwing it up for everyone else that uses the JS privilege to get to and from work, but I am still curious as to the reasoning at WS behind not being able to JS until line check complete. Once you are done sim, you have a PPC and it sa...
by mijbil
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 3169

WS jumpseat question

Good day WS jump seat committee reps, I am transitioning between companies. There is an opportunity to head back to base camp (home) for a quick spell due to the structure of the ground school at the new company, vice parked in the hotel for an extended period waiting for sims to start. As I am no l...
by mijbil
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 6398

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

My favourite so far was the mincing prancer (supervisor) in CYOW who sniffed "a knife is a knife" and then confiscated the silver coloured plastic knife that is part of the meal service at my airline. It seemed pointless to mention that around the corner on the secure side was a Darcy McGee's pub wh...
by mijbil
Thu May 30, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Salary, benefits, and reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 2824

Re: Salary, benefits, and reality.

https://www.quora.com/What-do-pilots-an ... lic-doesnt
Mitch Douglas answer (if the link doesn't work properly), especially #8
by mijbil
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The next contract
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

The next contract

Flat pay / ESP / race to the bottom / ULCC etc etc. The next contract will (might) be better. For those involved in negotiations, here is a little item to slide across the table to management. Will it be current when your next contract comes around? Who knows. Is this applicable in Canada yet? Could...
by mijbil
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avgas
Replies: 78
Views: 10248

Re: Avgas

Is there actually any prohibition on the use of this fuel, if it is already in your aircraft? We've filled up our RV-7a at Springbank several times since December 28, and haven't observed any issues. Is there any reason why we can't fly off the fuel that is currently in the tanks? Personally I'd as...
by mijbil
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Expat Air Canada pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 5192

Re: Expat Air Canada pilots

A friend who's dad who was at AC lived in BVI and would only pay tax on the portion of the flight flown in Cdn Domestic Airspace. After that it was tax free. Looks like they have changed the rule a bit to up the percentage that you pay - I read 50% - for an international out and back. I guess CRA ne...
by mijbil
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 20136

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

I think its pretty clear the pilot groups in Canada need to do a much better job of working together / start pushing for more common goals so we stop under cutting each other. Nationally if we had our act together we wouldn't be where we are today. It will only keep getting worse unless we can find...
by mijbil
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 117
Views: 12321

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

Don't wear one. If your operator can't supply a clock.... If you need the time, focus on the hottest FA around (girls included ;)) and ask her the time. Off you go - hopefully. I have 2 dinner plates - one from Tabacco Jewellery of Lentini Sicily and the other from a truly old school watchmaker down...
by mijbil
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot shortage, how long?
Replies: 42
Views: 5654

Re: Pilot shortage, how long?

Here's the posting. 60K to start rising to 73K. M-F 40 hrs/week and it has retractable gear and you get to do aeros!! https://www.myavanti.ca/CareersAtKFAERO/Job/Details/2018-0008 The dark side? You have to live in the Peoples Soviet Republic of Manisnowbastan where the two seasons are bugs and -40C...
by mijbil
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CBC: Pilot shortage
Replies: 41
Views: 8799

Re: CBC: Pilot shortage

It's a rare story that CBC gets right but this is one of them. I've already told my kid, don't join the Air Force and don't be a pilot. That being said, given the impending Canadian shortage (maybe), it might be a great time to give it a go. Pay however would have to go up a fair bit. Or you could g...
by mijbil
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 136
Views: 22221

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

I wonder if their tug drivers are also TFW's :wink:

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