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by GRK2
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What has happened to Flair?
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

Re: What has happened to Flair?

Imagine the sound of a man choking on a lollipop. That's Flair. Now that's a mature response to a seemingly genuine question. Thousands of people in the industry are out of work, some likely never to get back and all you can do is spew your sewage? I would love to repeat the old adage that it's bet...
by GRK2
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8271

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

I guess if any Rouge 767 Captains are laid off they might be allowed to grab a seat with George's bunch. The question is will the layoffs at AC go that high? Are there any 767/757 pilots in Canada with a valid PPC? I know lots who were at one time, but that was a long time ago. Good luck George, you...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27358

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

derateNO wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Flair
And you're basing that on? Facts? Or are you seriously the kind of person that's hoping that those employees lose their lively hood?
by GRK2
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 39700

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

It gets worse, word out there is that SWOOP just cancelled the latest planned training course and is sending the last tail number delivered back to the lease company (or wherever it was coming from)
by GRK2
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 2222

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

He or she better hope it was the right move if they use that "authority" and they bend tin or injure people. See the FCTM reference provided above. Fly through the birds and land is the manufacturer's recommendation. Always try to follow the manufacturer's recommendation. From the 747 FCTM...… "Cre...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 2222

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

It's quite common to pull up to try to miss larger birds, whether by accident or on purpose. (many approaches also end up with the PF pulling back subconsciously to try to better see the landing environment, it's a normal human factors issue) I wonder if in this case, the PF was attempting to miss ...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 2222

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

It's quite common to pull up to try to miss larger birds, whether by accident or on purpose. (many approaches also end up with the PF pulling back subconsciously to try to better see the landing environment, it's a normal human factors issue) I wonder if in this case, the PF was attempting to miss t...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 2222

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

Well, it's now Monday and all the quarterbacking here has produced some good thinking and some good questions, just like the OP wanted. It's safe to say that not one of us was in that flight deck, and not one of us knows what the reaction time was, or what the surprise factor action was. All we know...
by GRK2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet hits geese in Victoria
Replies: 26
Views: 2222

Re: Westjet hits geese in Victoria

I'd say panic and that a missed approach is taught "escape maneuver" for when thing go wrong during an approach instead of just landing. Hahahaha, there is NO WAY that the crew panicked. Would you want to land a potentially damaged aircraft without any evidence it was ok to do so? It shows a well t...
by GRK2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

Yups. With a sim instructor who knows it is happening and then starts rushing you while you are still processing if it is going to be a climb or descent, and how much you need. Not realistic at all. You don't have much time, but you do have some time. It's never a good thing when you are pushed int...
by GRK2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: It is supposed to be a quarter g maneuver

Yups. With a sim instructor who knows it is happening and then starts rushing you while you are still processing if it is going to be a climb or descent, and how much you need. Not realistic at all. You don't have much time, but you do have some time. It's never a good thing when you are pushed int...
by GRK2
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: stolen float plane
Replies: 21
Views: 4041

Re: stolen float plane

I have it on good authority that the floats were badly holed but someone (owner?) decided it needed to be towed with out any temp repairs. It almost completely sank (engine and avionics submerged) under tow and was beached on the jetty at the entrance to the North Arm. Shame, as it was a gorgeous ma...
by GRK2
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4441

Re: Leaving with a bond?

The SAME government that thinks hard working small business owners are nothing more than parasitic TAX CHEATS, does nothing when foreign funded, "professional" WHITE protestors shut down our entire rail network. Courtesy of our Trudeau government. Well done. Everyone is happy to let this go on, bec...
by GRK2
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4441

Re: Leaving with a bond?

It's all well and good to talk about the company who gets left holding the bag when someone leaves after a training and how shitty it might be. How about the other side of the story? What if a pilot signed on for a specific set of advertised working conditions? After training it changed and the job ...
by GRK2
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 442821

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

HAHAHAHAHAHA...

Wow, did you guys even read that? It's actually funny! (For those of you who thought this was real? I have a lovely acre of ocean front property for sale, It's near Tucson, accepting offers now! Don't miss out!)

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
by GRK2
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

Tacoma wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Sad thing is in Canada the Expats will be the last to go as it would offend the liberal left.
To which Expats are you referring?
by GRK2
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?
Replies: 8
Views: 3402

Re: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3049239/coronavirus-china-southern-hainan-airlines-among-crisis Gotta pay the bills no matter where you work. As a former expat pilot I can tell you that as a "guest worker" we were fully aware that we would always be the first to go when sh*t st...
by GRK2
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: US visa for Sim Training (Canadian PRs)
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: US visa for Sim Training (Canadian PRs)

Getting your answer from Flight Safety can also depend on which city facility you will be training with. The last time I used them the facilitator was just ok. It took some effort to get responses to questions. Where are you doing your training?
by GRK2
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1854

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

Career ending might be a rush to judgement without knowing what went on in the flight deck. I'm thinking there would be 4 warm bodies with a pretty good level of experience (and probably seniority). A quick look at the QAR, a download of the CVR and a conversation with the CP is usually all it takes...
by GRK2
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8680

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Hi Aux, The civilian airliner world is likely much different than the military world. After an infamous 737 crash in Cranbrook where the reversers were stowed for a go-around when a snowplow was sighted with subsequent re-deployment of one of them, all jet airliners were restricted from doing this ...
by GRK2
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8680

Re: Westjet CYHZ

The gouge I gave is for my own aircraft types. There is a minimum distance any aircraft (with or without thrust reversers) that will be required to takeoff again after decelerating to a certain speed. Whether that distance is practical is another matter. I would challenge anyone to look at the numb...
by GRK2
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2351

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

Thanks, Appreciate the info. I learned something today! :D
by GRK2
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2351

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

If I were on a newer model 737 and saw frost on top of the wing, I would suspect that the captain is legally taking off with all the required approvals in order. Ummmm, can you clarify this statement? I am quite sure that knowingly taking off with ANY frost on top of the wing won't satisfy the legal...
by GRK2
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 14134

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

tbaylx wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 am
Recruitment for the Lower Mainland base and Toronto base will be ongoing throughout 2020.
Website only mentions First Officer positions. No DEC then?
by GRK2
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 9180

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Uh yeah, because those pesky electrical systems cause so many fires. A generator fault is NOT a great reason for a high speed reject. I'd rather have one less gen and go flying (esp when the RTOW is max weight) than burning brakes and/or blown fuse plugs any day! As for a FLAP EICAS warning above V1...

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