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by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 355
Views: 33070

Re: DOH merge.

^ Newton's 4th (and lesser known) Law: For every opinion, there's an equal and opposite opinion
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Instrument and instructor training at the same time?

My opinion, FWIW, would be to do one at a time. Looking back, my 1st IFR was a bit of a struggle - lots of new stuff to learn and think of, and all the while still using a fair amount of CPU time just to keep 'er straight and level. After a year and a half instructing, and then 6 months on a 185, my...
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 40
Views: 2443

Re: Another Norseman...gone

Thus sayeth 'The Meat'!
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by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 40
Views: 2443

Re: Another Norseman...gone

I always wanted to fly a Norseman, despite my peers asking why the heck I wanted to do that. I figured that once I'd learned my craft well enough on 180/185/-2/-3/-3T, then someone would see fit to let me touch a Noorduyn. Sadly, my career has moved past that point now, but I'd like to think that th...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Suggestions for a route to aerial firefighting
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Suggestions for a route to aerial firefighting

Perhaps use the search function, or look at the stickies at the top of the page?

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by mmm..bacon
Sun May 26, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 20
Views: 1820

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...or, the perfect is the enemy of the good...take the first job that meets your needs, and then reassess if the circumstances change..
by mmm..bacon
Wed May 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 12826

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Maybe they both thought that it was the f/o’s job to check the fuel? :rolleyes:
by mmm..bacon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: raic in yyz
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: raic in yyz

The whole process seems to be a little bit of a joke, IMHO. I recently went down to the US for sim, and had to get clearance from the TSA for the alien flight student program - a process that I’ve never undergone before. The final (and, one would think, most critical) part of the application was my ...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 26709

Re: One list

^ Let me guess: millennial on your second job in aviation? Thus has it ever been: pilots would screw over their mothers for career/seat/monetary advantage. Why do you think that starting salaries at major airlines are so poor? Because pilots in a position to to something about it have consistently v...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 12826

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

I wonder if there’s any connection?
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by mmm..bacon
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 12826

Re: Plane down

Three major possibilities for a dual failure...
1.)mechanical issues with both engines at the same time (Highly unlikely)
2.) Fuel contamination
3.)Too much Air in the tanks.

To be fair to my fellow aviators, I’d be betting on #2.

Correct that it doesn’t look good for a RFP bid..
by mmm..bacon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 25438

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

a new model was put in place where all crew (including doc if they keep them) was at hangar on standby. Which Drs are you going to keep on unproductive standby at the airport? Pediatric specialists? Heart specialists? Trauma? etc... Much more efficient from a total system point-of-view to keep the ...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 25438

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Knowing some guys in the program, I’d think that they’d need to keep it pretty secret until they’ve decided exactly what is going to happen. My understanding is that Lifeflight is walking a very fine line in terms of personnel; announcing a shutdown for, say, a month down the road might end up with ...
by mmm..bacon
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bonds...
Replies: 29
Views: 2866

Re: Training Bonds...

Far more odious, from my point of view, is the pay-for-training that *all* the major carriers expose their new hires to. I can kinda get my head around the starting salaries at the regionals, because it seems, of late, that the experience level required to get in the front door isn't really commensu...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Mainline FO ad.
Replies: 26
Views: 4489

Re: Westjet Mainline FO ad.

You could be right, but that would be in contravention of the CBA (draft): 3-1. PILOT SENIORITY LIST 3-1.01. The Company shall maintain an updated Pilot Seniority List (PSL). The PSL shall be published quarterly (Jan 1, Apr 1, Jul 1, Oct 1) with a copy to the Association. The PSL shall be posted el...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hiring process
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Hiring process

Can someone please outline the Jazz hiring process, please? Application is first, obviously. How do they get back to you after that? phone? Email? In person interview? Sim evaluation Medical Pooled G/S Sim /ride Line Indoc Fame fortune, hot nights in exotic places, etc... Is that close to what you m...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SIM Air
Replies: 2
Views: 1474

SIM Air

:?: Anyone know who/what SIM Air is? Looks like a startup with Saab 340s based in??Winnipeg?

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by mmm..bacon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Anyone know a Heli Pilot named Wade?

:rock: Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son :rock:
by mmm..bacon
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 9378

Re: Recession.

CANADA: "The country's economy grew by just 0.1 per cent in the fourth quarter, for an annualized pace of 0.4 per cent, Statistics Canada said Friday from Ottawa. That's the worst quarterly performance in two and a half years." USA: "The 2.6 percent annualized rate of gains in gross domestic produc...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 25438

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

It does make for interesting speculation...does the contract go to EIC cos of the ties between Filmon and the current government? Aboriginal money/interest would make great political optics, and going with the existing Babcock group could make sense given their presence in aeromedical operations wor...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 9378

Re: Recession.

Ha ha..the Harold Marks that I thought of was the, ah...international businessman. As for my the pimply-faced kid at my local bank, I wouldn’t know - I’ve dealt with the guy 15 floors above him for at least the last decade - and I pay him to read your Marks’ books, cartoons and all, for me.
by mmm..bacon
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hot Air Balloons.
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Hot Air Balloons.

Does one actually ‘fly’ a balloon? I imagine that it’s more like trying to herd cats...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 9378

Re: Recession.

Sounds almost like you are relishing the wreckage that will result, rookie?
by mmm..bacon
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet is in trouble. Is becoming more like Air Canada the fix?
Replies: 11
Views: 3783

Re: WestJet is in trouble. Is becoming more like Air Canada the fix?

Sorry - I’m an outsider here - what, exactly, is a ‘grey day’ at Swoop?

Thanks!
by mmm..bacon
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Water taxiing
Replies: 2
Views: 850

Re: Water taxiing

Ha ha..

[Cheese and rice, does ‘modern’ rap suck hard...how the f**k to people listen to that crap?]

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