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by Mr. North
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 51
Views: 3814

Re: Twin otter on the ice

Sounds like a Station 60 to me. The one significant weakness to an otherwise extremely robust bush plane. Not sure if it was a factor in this case but as others have mentioned, landing on unproven snow or ice in flat light is not without considerable risk. Overcast conditions make recognizing the si...
by Mr. North
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet is in trouble. Is becoming more like Air Canada the fix?
Replies: 11
Views: 3392

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

https://outline.com/BtWJvB

Accurate and concise article regarding WestJet's recent turmoil and the challenges it faces going forward.

TL/DR: WestJet is trying to do too much all at once.
by Mr. North
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Random Q400 tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3475

Re: Random Q400 tips

I loved flying the Q. The autopilot can be a little aggressive though. Its parameters are often outside those of passenger comfort. For example, when intercepting a vertical descent, arming the VNAV typically causes a brief but noticeable pitch down. To smooth this out I was taught to start in VS. a...
by Mr. North
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 58
Views: 6156

Re: Encore contract negotiations

A number of people here don't fully appreciate the subject at hand. Flow and the One List are not the same thing. Flow is the preferential hiring of Encore pilots at WestJet. It is a hiring ratio with no bearing on the larger seniority list. Flow, though different, equal in importance to the One Lis...
by Mr. North
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 58
Views: 6156

Re: Encore contract negotiations

The one list is dead. The sooner Encore pilots recognize that fact, and act accordingly, the better off they'll be. Both MEC's may very well want the one list to succeed but the company is dragging their feet... why? Because negotiations with Encore pilots is about to get a whole lot more strenuous ...
by Mr. North
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 6591

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

The only grain of salt to keep in mind when drooling over those numbers is health insurance. It can be quite expensive. That being said I'd jump at the chance to live and work in the US. Better pay, lower taxes, affordable real estate, lower cost of living. Near zero fees for personal travel. Austin...
by Mr. North
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: some reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: some reading

pressure on pilot pay it is also a substantial headwind at a time when airlines are having a hard time raising revenues, especially coupled with rising fuel costs. The obvious solution is looking for alternatives. While I dont doubt the pilot shortage will push the industry toward increasing automa...
by Mr. North
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23732

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

Keep going Weed Pro...not all pilots want the one list. I know myself and all the off the street direct hires don’t. When I was hired my hiring package was dated 2009 and no where was their mention of a combined list. After 4 + years at WestJet my class still has 14 unflowed Encore pilots ahead of ...
by Mr. North
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 26449

Re: Union at Sky

Congratulations Sky Regional Pilots!!!

Another step closer to uniting all the pilots across Canada and elevating the profession to where it belongs!!
by Mr. North
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 10830

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

I can't think of a single case where a pilot came to work stoned. The pilot of the Tindi Caravan crash in 2011 had THC in his system. TSB pointed to his "impairment" as a principle cause. Personally I think that's debatable since he was known to be a regular consumer (thereby increasing his toleran...
by Mr. North
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54143

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

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by Mr. North
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 14988

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

] Former military pilot here. Thank you for your service. However, just because you subjected yourself to a life of military discipline doesn't mean the rest of us are required to make the same sacrifices. There is such a thing as life outside work. I'm all for being a professional and showing up f...
by Mr. North
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 54143

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Further, the existing Swoop OTS pilots are ahead of any Encore pilots who eventually will flow to WJ mainline. Incorrect. The OTS Swoop pilots hold seniority based on their date of hire on the WPDL. The flow through agreement between WestJet and Encore is currently frozen and will most certainly be...
by Mr. North
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 14988

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

A not so surprising response considering there is currently no suitable means to prove impairment or any guidelines for them to fall back on. TC, as usual, has been completely absent in providing any sort of progressive, thoughtful leadership. Cannabis will be legal in less than a month and it stand...
by Mr. North
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 59973

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

https://www.thestar.com/business/2018/09/25/national-safety-board-expected-to-determine-cause-of-air-canada-close-call.html Board chair Robert Sumwalt said the majority of that information was just “garbage” and “written in a language only a computer programmer would really understand. Finally some...
by Mr. North
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: We've arrived early ... but ...
Replies: 17
Views: 2628

Re: We've arrived early ... but ...

While on the subject of nitpicking... Can we please stop saying "sit back, relax, and enjoy the WestJet hospitality!" - It's terribly cliché. In case you haven't noticed, there is no more "sitting back". There is no "relaxing". Everyone is sitting upright, tightly packed, and stuck listening to babi...
by Mr. North
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 271699

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Gonzodriver wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
dtpilot wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Fall dates?? Anyone?
Sep 10 and Oct 22

calls started going out last week
Are they not running a class every three weeks? Is there nothing planned for October 1st?
by Mr. North
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize
Replies: 51
Views: 10698

Re: Well that didn’t take long for Swoop FA’s to unionize

That's all very sensible aerobod but that still doesn't rectify the fact that Swoop is using WestJet resources to operate. I know plenty of people in other mainline departments now taking on Swoop work. As JJJ mentioned, as long as Swoop is contracting services from the parent company for pennies on...
by Mr. North
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7530

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

Transport Canada does not have a "zero tolerance" policy for cannabis. That would be absurd. And would fail a Charter test. My point exactly. Short on time to find specifics but a quick google search proves that Transport Canada does indeed have a zero tolerance policy for cannabis. It was strongly...
by Mr. North
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup
Replies: 90
Views: 7530

Re: New pot legislatiion brings on talk of pilot pee in a cup

I predict zero change. I respectfully disagree. As someone who has followed (and heavily invested in) the emerging cannabis industry for the better part of three years, I'm quite confident we are about to witness a significant societal change. Cannabis as you or I know it (bong rips and fat blunts)...
by Mr. North
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 23732

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

Encore pilots DOH is honored on the WestJet seniority list. Nice try.
by Mr. North
Tue May 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Captain Upgrade Times
Replies: 20
Views: 4590

Re: Captain Upgrade Times

Agree with the above. Its been a long while since we've seen regular flow like that. Outside of their most recent groundschool, there has been zero movement for the better part of a year. Without a good contract (that keeps senior pilots around) I doubt we will see a return of aggressive flow as the...
by Mr. North
Tue May 08, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 31200

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

JBI wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:57 pm
I'd be curious to know how much extra training costs are being spent with the exodus of pilots heading to AC.
It's in the millions and growing.

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