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by FL410AV8R
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4893

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

WestJet traded 15MAX options for 10 787 firm orders with no additional capital required, so likely less than 160 million. WestJet leverage the 767 fiasco for the discount. Care to share where you got that information?? I haven’t seen that disclosed anywhere. The last I saw was 10 firm and 10 option...
by FL410AV8R
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 148
Views: 21663

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

While I agree that training or the lack thereof played a role in these 2 tragedies, repeatedly stating that the pilots should have been able to identify, rectify and recover from a scenario that up to that point no-one even knew the existence of is massively oversimplifying the events and the system...
by FL410AV8R
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Is it a possibility that it was just residual fuel in the lines out to the nozzles that remained after the pumps and valves were shut off, and this just leaked out after landing. I know on the B767-300 the fuel jettisons out of the centre tank through 2 nozzles at a rate of 2600lbs/min so there is a...
by FL410AV8R
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 11
Views: 4691

Re: Swoop

pianokeys wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:24 am
You turn down that interview and you tell them you dont want to be on the ALPA blacklist.
There is no more ALPA Blacklist. It was rescinded as part of the entry into arbitration process.
by FL410AV8R
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 148
Views: 21663

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Boeing may come out of this less scathed than we all think... PARIS, FRANCE — The parent company of British Airways said on Tuesday that it is buying a new fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets — the first big-ticket order for the plane since it was grounded around the world after two fatal crashes. Interna...
by FL410AV8R
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members
Replies: 11
Views: 3782

Re: Best Cellphone Plans for International Crew Members

I purchased a Vodaphone sim card for £25 which included the first month's usage. After that, it is £10/month to top it up. I get 5GB of data, a couple of hundred minutes airtime and unlimited texting. It also works in many other European countries without any extra charges. To me, the convenience of...
by FL410AV8R
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9777

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

The PNF slides his seat back and uses the bottom of his foot to stop the wheel. That’s how I was trained. The stab trim also stops for 5 seconds after 10 seconds of MCAS burst. So during this maelstrom of misinformation and fighting for control of the aircraft the PNF just slides his/her seat back,...
by FL410AV8R
Sun May 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 318
Views: 80971

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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How can one have internal reference if one doesn't work there?
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From friends or acquaintances who do.

Was that a skill testing question??
by FL410AV8R
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 148
Views: 21663

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

The result of,,,, Unions, affirmative action ( hiring rif-raf off the streets because they satisfy a certain "diversification requirement" ) and corporate greed ultimately produces the expected results that we are seeing NOW And the only reason WE are hearing about these stories is because of 2 acc...
by FL410AV8R
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 11347

Re: Pet Peeves?

My pet peeve is actually thinking this site has something to add to avaition knowledge. But instead is a bunch of winers complaing that they are either underpaid, or over paid and or tired or jealous of every other industry. I joined thinking this may help me become a better GA pilot. Instead it ma...
by FL410AV8R
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming thread gone bye bye???
Replies: 9
Views: 4699

Grooming thread gone bye bye???

What happened to the thread?

Besides some childish responses there was some reasonable discussion going on there.
by FL410AV8R
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WOW Air collapses
Replies: 15
Views: 5389

Re: WOW Air collapses

Some hotels require a credit card for incidentals (room service, movies & internet access) and some don't. Depends on the contract with the hotel.
by FL410AV8R
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 27843

Re: 737 max

Good interview but missed one important detail of MCAS. Control wheel stab trim will override MCAS and allow you to trim the nose up. I am not sure what was said in the interview, as I haven't listened to it, but I believe what was said above is not correct either. The control column stab trim swit...
by FL410AV8R
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?
Replies: 17
Views: 5736

Re: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?

While Westjet pilots wouldn't demean themselves working for SWG wages plenty of people feel that's reasonable pay for a start up. Swoop is NOT a start-up and never was a start-up. It is the attempted union busting arm of a multi-billion dollar airline. The company got everything they asked for in t...
by FL410AV8R
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 36007

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Alpa Male wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:19 am

Enjoy f*cking this airline into the ground! You're off to a hell of a start.
I'm pretty sure management has that market cornered.

It takes a special kind of stupid to turn one of the most motivated pilot groups in the world into one of the most unmotivated in a few short years.
by FL410AV8R
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7049

Re: FO taxiing

Firstly it depends on whether the aircraft is equipped with a tiller on the right side, some are, many are not.

Secondly it depends on company policy. I personally have never worked for a company which either has aircraft equipped for RHS taxi or allowed it.
by FL410AV8R
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Fully ready
Replies: 20
Views: 2711

Re: Fully ready

Maybe they are just emphasizing the fact that they are ready.

Kind of like the “positive climb” call, isn’t a climb by it’s very nature positive? If it were negative it would be a descent.
by FL410AV8R
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop crew members assaulted by passenger.
Replies: 6
Views: 2774

Re: Swoop crew members assaulted by passenger.

Moron. You haven’t been able to smoke on an airplane for more than 30 years.
by FL410AV8R
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.
Replies: 41
Views: 4402

Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

I stand corrected.
by FL410AV8R
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.
Replies: 41
Views: 4402

Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

If he is hired into YYC and the training is in YYC then no accommodations are provided

If he is hired into YYZ and training is in YYC the accommodations should be provided.

This is pretty much standard across the industry.
by FL410AV8R
Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61923

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

Holy crap John is this another personality???? Regarding the Common Law DFR, one Canadian case suggests that the civil court can only award damages, i.e. a financial award to compensate for the breach of the DFR. I have no idea if that is actually the case, or if a judge could order re-ordering of t...
by FL410AV8R
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Agreement 2.0
Replies: 84
Views: 11035

Re: WestJet Agreement 2.0

Now if we did unionize and consequently ended up with seniority driven schedule bidding (a given), how long would it be before Frog Legs could hold weekends off? Christmas? What about the inevitable reserve coverage system? How high up the list would an F/O have to be before he/she could avoid rese...
by FL410AV8R
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 27063

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

How dare you! HOW DARE YOU!! You willfully participated in this mess, this fiasco, ignoring the (very simple to understand) message I had and you now have the gall to criticize me because I posted (without identifying the author) from the forum where no one ever gets answers??? How dare you! John T...
by FL410AV8R
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 27063

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

Are you sure you failed that Chinese medical because of your eyes? Well, I might not have, but it looks like the MEC Chairman might have failed due to not using his eyes to read. All he had to do was ask, I would have told him what the Seniority Policy was all about. With pictures!!! From the ALPA ...
by FL410AV8R
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61923

Re: alpa hidden agenda

China_CAAC_Exam wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:01 pm
In fact the OC had this matter clarified for the WJ pilots in during the certification drive:

With ALPA, you will not pay dues until the Association is formally certified and an agreement is in place...
Do you have a point or are you just conversing with yourself again?

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