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by Rowdy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

The Q? has piss poor single engine performance? News to me....
by Rowdy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 45
Views: 2552

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

Who here has operated in and out of Ahousat? Who has flown a 180 or Beaver in there? Its a unique spot. There are basically two good spots/markers that would have me going around or looking for a quick option to slow down. Even on a few dozen blustery and particularly sporting days over the years, I...
by Rowdy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 33
Views: 2839

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

How come we only tie the left prop on the Dash and Q400?.. One word and it starts with P. There is enough oil sitting in the gearbox for ample lubrication of everything while it slowly turns at a couple of revolutions per minute if left untied. Interesting how a question posted about piston engines ...
by Rowdy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: crossing the georgia straight
Replies: 19
Views: 3674

Re: crossing the georgia straight

You would only need customs if you land IN the US. If you're just going from CZBB-CYYJ with no landings in the US, you don't need to clear customs.
by Rowdy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Jazz Air / Air Canada Express for the first time
Replies: 15
Views: 1817

Re: Flying Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Jazz Air / Air Canada Express for the first time

There are few operations at the airline level in Canada that I would not fully and wholly trust. I would say Jazz is at the top for professionalism, safety and maintenance standards. Jazz also has some of the higher experienced pilots in the regional world. Although I may be a bit biased as I work f...
by Rowdy
Fri May 31, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Georgian operating the 1900 at all in S. Ontario ie not AC code?
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Is Georgian operating the 1900 at all in S. Ontario ie not AC code?

The YYC operation of the 1900 has also come to an end has it not? I see the dash 8's running the majority of those routes now..
by Rowdy
Sat May 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YYZ 'Dust-Up'
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: YYZ 'Dust-Up'

Yieldermatik wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 12:30 pm
So one less plane in YYZ...that will reduce the number of pilots needed in that base.
Thats seriously what you got from this?

It'll be replaced if it is indeed written off. Maybe even by a Q.
by Rowdy
Sun May 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5128

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

TeePeeCreeper wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 10:34 pm

Wow. I have no words Pelmet.

That’s ah... no words.
I have him blocked for just such reasons.
by Rowdy
Sat May 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 11594

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Thats pretty decent actually. I've had two instances where I've been called RIGHT before the end of my call out period and flown to the 20hr max from the start of the callout period (although well inside a 14hr duty day). 16 would be much more civil.
by Rowdy
Thu May 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Montair Aviation
Replies: 6
Views: 1809

Re: Montair Aviation

Way back when..

I was just a lowly student at Montair in the very very early 2000's (i.e.; 9/11) and they were operating a couple of PC-12's from the south terminal. And at one point a king air 100 and 90.

Who is running the show now? I'm guessing Big A is long since retired?
by Rowdy
Wed May 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Golden Handshake
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Golden Handshake

The 1900 drivers are coming over starting may..
by Rowdy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 29
Views: 3898

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

How (&%(#%@# difficult is it to simply answer the question and stop whining about everything in life? The question was how many hours, not please give me your opinion on the new recruits. :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: From watching the new hire class lists and flying with many on the line, we've hired as...
by Rowdy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL flight hours tax question
Replies: 9
Views: 1171

Re: ATPL flight hours tax question

Can't do it for an ATPL. Solely for an accredited school for the CPL. I got flagged and then audited for trying to write off an ATPL exam prep seminar way back when and then denied.

It also won't pass for an employment expense. There is very little we can use in aviation in terms of write offs.
by Rowdy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YYC base destinations
Replies: 13
Views: 1821

Re: YYC base destinations

YYC has all three fleet types presently. YVR is now the only base that doesn't have each fleet type. Although this seems to constantly change. In the initial ground school, they will have a pre determined list of aircraft/bases for you to essentially draw straws and bid on, on day two. You kind of g...
by Rowdy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Prior accident and going professional
Replies: 9
Views: 1426

Re: Prior accident and going professional

I was involved in an accident. I'm honest, open and up front about it. I've now been flying for 17 years and am at an airline. It really is a non issue, so long as you're open about it.
by Rowdy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hanging your hat at Jazz?
Replies: 27
Views: 2825

Re: Hanging your hat at Jazz?

Are those just the posted numbers? I have not seen them anywhere myself.

Quite a few are only going to 60. As thats what they had signed up for when they started.
by Rowdy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hanging your hat at Jazz?
Replies: 27
Views: 2825

Re: Hanging your hat at Jazz?

Depends on how many go all the way to 65!
by Rowdy
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hanging your hat at Jazz?
Replies: 27
Views: 2825

Re: Hanging your hat at Jazz?

28% (those that are post 2015 hires who plan to stick around) voted No. That is over 400 pilots! Sadly, there were about 600 that were new and wanted AC desperately and another 500 or so on the old scale that this would carry them straight through into retirement. Beautifully played by CHR and AC. I...
by Rowdy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 59
Views: 6541

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

How long does a charge take? Make it pretty difficult to turn a beaver or otter around in that time frame...
by Rowdy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Re: Hiring?

Outlaw58 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:48 pm
Jazz wants 200 hrs in the last 12 mo

58
Curious where you got that tidbit?
by Rowdy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 9671

Re: Bid 2019

GGN management are trying to manipulate their employee group one last time by telling them that they won't release them to jazz til the fall.

Laughable.

So far, I haven't seen any impact on the operation at Jazz, other than some extra sectors here and there.
by Rowdy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 38
Views: 9504

Re: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen

Theres a reason Jazz management is running around to any college that will talk to them and trying to start a 'pathways' program and encourage the grads to come right to Jazz. Sadly, enrolment at most of the colleges for the pilot programs has dropped significantly. Someone else said it best. 100k a...
by Rowdy
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 3302

Re: Esop reduction..

Outlaw58 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:25 pm

Little bird told me there is going to be at least 1 vacancy on the negotiating committee....

Man-up and volunteer,.... you got my vote.

58
We don't vote on the negotiating committee sadly...

I'm pretty sure two of them are off to AC now though and I wish them all the best.
by Rowdy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KD Air not flying
Replies: 15
Views: 3628

Re: KD Air not flying

ScottS wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:20 pm
There was a Qualicum Township boot on the KD Air shuttle in the airport parking lot when I was there last week.
Wasn't the Orca shuttle sitting there for a while with a Boot and chains on it too?
by Rowdy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Esop reduction..
Replies: 33
Views: 3302

Re: Esop reduction..

First of all when the ESOP was introduced it was at 33 1/3% match, then up to 60 for the last few years. 'This is above industry standard, you're lucky to get it' Then we negotiate something in our contract and they slash it. No surprises there. Most of us saw it coming. I actually laughed when I r...

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