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by Zaibatsu
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 58
Views: 1598

Re: Seenca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

That’s all stuff you learn at sim on your initial and recurrent.
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8739

Re: Recession.

With the amount of attrition in our industry the difference will be fewer ads and higher requirements, not layoffs and bankruptcies. "Honey, I think I'm going to go long a bunch of airline stock because they never take it on the chin in a recession." Said no one, ever. https://business.financialpos...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KD Air not flying
Replies: 15
Views: 3106

Re: KD Air not flying

With all due respect, the previous owners probably saw the writing on the wall with the way the pilot market was heading and cashed out. The current owners are The Greater Fools. The Navajo operator is dying. All one has to do is look at all of Orcas planes rotting on the south side with no takers w...
by Zaibatsu
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corporate pilots and FBO's.
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Re: Corporate pilots and FBO's.

Total BS.

FBOs charge a ramp fee and per service rendered. Most don’t care whether you buy fuel or not and won’t even ask if you need fuel.
by Zaibatsu
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4595

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

This is all true, but the intergenerational shit was started with that silly post above by "Zaibatsu". You know, nobody old or young is doing NDB approaches anymore unless they absolutely have to. And they're actually pretty easy on autopilot too, having done a few I'd say that depending on what au...
by Zaibatsu
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4595

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

I know how do an NDB approach. And doing it on autopilot is far harder than hand flying it. I won’t ever think it’s safer and if anyone told me to do it in those conditions because they did it that way I’d tell them the only reason they are still alive (unlike many of their generation) is because of...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 5825

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

Sometimes jumping ship is a good thing. Sometimes it’s not. Back in the early mid 2000s when Jazz was paying peanuts and it took most of a decade to upgrade a jump to Westjet seemed like the way to go with their huge expansion and fast upgrades. But the music stopped and FOs are waiting a long time ...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4595

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

I CANT BELIEVE THEY ARE DISCONNECTING NDBS WHY BACK IN MY DAY WE COULD GO ZERO ZERO IN A BLIZZARD 50 KNOT CROSSWIND ON A THOUSAND FOOT DIRT STRIP WITH A FIXED CARD ADF A COMPASS A WRISTWATCH AND A BOTTLE OF RYE AND WE WERE FAR SAFER THAN THIS MAGENTA LINE GENERATION
by Zaibatsu
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 8739

Re: Recession.

Maybe yes. Maybe no. Maybe it doesn’t matter to 90% of us. Demographics is driving our sector as people retire and want to use their wealth to travel. Wealth that isn’t dependent on jobs and likely not put in one basket like the energy sector or even Canadian holdings. The economy doesn’t shut down ...
by Zaibatsu
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Handing in resumes N. Ontario - decent operators to visit?
Replies: 15
Views: 3109

Re: Handing in resumes N. Ontario - decent operators to visit?

1200 hours is only good for entry level in NWO?

:smt042 :smt043 :smt044

Haha. Don’t bother. Get a better job anywhere else. This isn’t 2003 anymore, and with today’s demographics nor will it ever be regardless of whether the economy collapses.
by Zaibatsu
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT
Replies: 52
Views: 7914

Re: 3 dead, 2 uninjured in NWT

I knew it.

Hopefully this spurs some action from industry and regulator to address this issue.
by Zaibatsu
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TMA Maldives
Replies: 13
Views: 2853

Re: TMA Maldives

I dunno. Have you seen this? https://txtav.com/en/newsroom/2017/11/textron-aviation-unveils-new-large-utility-turboprop-the-cessna-skycourier Sure there's no plans to put it on floats. Cessna wasn't planning to put the Caravan on floats either when it designed it for FedEx. Cessna has launched this ...
by Zaibatsu
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Possibly returning to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2518

Re: Possibly returning to Canada

many in the hiring process will throw your resume in the bin with envy and resentment. Why would anyone envy you having to give up a wide body gig to move back here? I think it’s more the smug superiority most expats seem to convey to those who stay in Canada with our pesos and our low pay and our ...
by Zaibatsu
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RIP Stephen Hawking
Replies: 33
Views: 2928

Re: RIP Stephen Hawking

I have a feeling we haven't yet realized the positive impact this man's work has on humanity. (Credit must also be given to the many that worked along side him). One day, humanity will look back and say "We have this technology and this technology because of the groundbreaking work by Dr. Hawking. ...
by Zaibatsu
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 6591

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

Literally the only reason why Trump is wealthy is because his father is wealthy. It’s been said that he’d be a lot richer today if he’d simply invested in the component companies of the Dow Jones rather than his various failures and scams. It would be interesting to see where any one of us would be ...
by Zaibatsu
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 5967

Re: Are we entering another recession?

The feds increased interest rates and a government shutdown is looming so a toddler can build a wall, and today is following yesterday... ...opening with record selloffs on both US and Canadian markets.

Use your experience to tell us why this means that everything is just fine, rookie.
by Zaibatsu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are we entering another recession?
Replies: 72
Views: 5967

Re: Are we entering another recession?

DonutHole wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:52 pm
The fact that a group of pilots are so actively talking about a recession means to me, we probably aren't quite there yet.

Actually amusing thread to read.
Almost amusing as a financial guy talking about aviation
LOL Ouch!! :lol:
by Zaibatsu
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Garneau says Bombardier can't be favoured in Bids.
Replies: 35
Views: 3937

Re: Garneau says Bombardier can't be favoured in Bids.

Probably because Viking doesn’t have the industrial capacity or the supplier networks or the existing market capital or the market feelers. BBD might be mismanaged, but there still isn’t another company like it in Canada, and it’s not something that can be thrown up overnight courtesy of the taxpaye...
by Zaibatsu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive
Replies: 27
Views: 2605

Re: Dear TSB - Flight Recorders are way too expensive

Maybe the TSB and Transport Canada need to come together and do a risk analysis of the dangers of aircraft flying around with no CVR or FDR, vs flying around with a non certified one which could help with the investigation. The TSB has used on-board Go Pros to come up with analyses. For GA it would ...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6099

Re: The government is concerned...

Careful there. Lots of jobs only exist because there are people willing to work for low wages to get them. If they don’t get pilots, those businesses close. Then there aren’t any pilots to go on to larger companies. The pilots there start getting coerced into overtime, flights get cancelled, and the...
by Zaibatsu
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6099

Re: The government is concerned...

The government doesn’t have an udder for pilots, but they certainly can stimulate industry into producing them. Things like grants, student loan forgiveness, federal subsidies or tax incentives for flight schools, infrastructure funding, funding for something like the Civil Air Patrol, more funding ...
by Zaibatsu
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How to get rid of that autopilot
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: How to get rid of that autopilot

It probably saved his life.

I shudder to think of a private pilot staying on instruments hand flying an aircraft while fighting a runaway autopilot.
by Zaibatsu
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 9086

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

I think it comes down to individual preferences rather than any hard and fast qualities. Those who are younger are looking at years of seniority that will pay off big after decades might choose Air Canada. Those who are older are looking for quick advances to high payscales might not. Those who have...
by Zaibatsu
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most risky flying decisions.
Replies: 42
Views: 3312

Re: Most risky flying decisions.

That's where risk assessment steps in. What are the risks of a known hazard (overrunning a runway that's too short with no flaps, or landing with partial gear at an unserviced airport) vs running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere? There's things you can do to mitigate risk, too. A call to ATC to ...

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