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by Mr. North
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 188
Views: 20596

Re: One List

Cloak, plenty of people in this thread and in others have proven you wrong time and again. Yet you continue along in some weird alternate reality of distorted facts and half truths. I don't really care personally but others with less understanding should know your posts are complete BS.
by Mr. North
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 2994

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/aviation/2019/a19c0053/a19c0053.html Pilots should consider their abilities, experience, and the aircraft's capabilities when planning and conducting flights, especially when gusty surface winds and moderate turbulence are forecast along the route of flight...
by Mr. North
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 11599

Re: Recession incoming

The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads beyo...
by Mr. North
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 188
Views: 20596

Re: One List

This thread is chalk FULL of misinformation and people trying to rewrite history. I'm not going to pick through all the BS and correct everything (I thank JBI for that) but I will say I am absolutely disgusted with how everything surrounding the one list played out although I can't say I'm all that ...
by Mr. North
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1397
Views: 358156

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I highly doubt Transat will have any effect on hiring for some time. If I had to take an educated guess from the comfort of my Chesterfield I would suggest AC's training capacity is the limiting factor. The biggest bid in decades closed last month which saw a ton of people move around. So courses an...
by Mr. North
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4506

Re: Pension

Not everyone wants to be put on the DB. I personally prefer the security and independence of CWIP. It keeps the company from using the pension as a bargaining chip. And for many of the young pilots joining I'd argue they will make more with CWIP.
by Mr. North
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will represent us?
Replies: 24
Views: 2622

Re: Who will represent us?

You guys who think DOH is not an option are out to lunch....it is very much an option.......there will be fences, most likely grouped in with Rouge for several years before being allowed to move mainline.... but still integrated into same pilot list, and most likely DOH. Also all TS crew or at leas...
by Mr. North
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1397
Views: 358156

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Equipment assignments are usually done within the last couple days of the PIT course (which is 2 weeks long). So the Sept. 9th class won't know what they've been assigned until Sept. 18-20.
by Mr. North
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4661

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

BA just took away the pilot's employee flight benefits for the next 3 years. That would seriously suck if you are a commuter. If they want them back they'll have to negotiate it along with their salary demands. I'm not sure what the commuter ratio is for BA (I suspect it's large) but for the two ma...
by Mr. North
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: MPIC time or move on? What's next?
Replies: 12
Views: 2430

Re: MPIC time or move on? What's next?

If AC is your main objective and time is of the essence, go to Jazz and get it over with. However it's worth noting that a large swath of Canadian aviation is being bypassed by people on the direct-to-AC. Excellent jobs across the country that used to be highly sought-after are going to whoever walk...
by Mr. North
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 2994

Re: Fatal floatplane crash west of Red Lake

Anyone know anything else about this incident? I was informed today that it was a prominent Red Lake businessman and new owner of Viking Outposts.
by Mr. North
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 6514

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Let's broaden our perspectives here for a moment and consider what's actually happening. We're less than a year into legalisation and TC has gone from zero tolerance (medical revoked & licence suspended), to 28 days. That's a remarkable change of stance. I find it interesting to watch TC (among othe...
by Mr. North
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30922

Re: One list

"This was one of the main reasons for creating it separate." What world do you live in? The reason they made Encore seperate was to reset labour costs! Not for some hypothetical merger ten years after the fact. You give the c-suite far too much credit. They have been hanging on by the seat of their ...
by Mr. North
Sat May 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1397
Views: 358156

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Wasn't all that long ago guys were waiting in the pool for 2+ years! A couple of months is nothing.
by Mr. North
Wed May 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30922

Re: One list

Couldn't have said it better myself JBI. Anyone with a casual interest let alone someone who has "studied the TA immensely" would know that one bargaining unit cannot negotiate seniority onto a seperate bargaining unit. That was never a part of the equation and to suggest otherwise merely demonstrat...
by Mr. North
Tue May 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30922

Re: One list

GATRKGA get off your high horse!! Who gives a fiddlers f*ck what the industry was like 6 years ago! It doesn't matter who or in what way people climbed seniority in the past. Categorising Encore pilots as 5 bar Instagram warriors flies in the face of all the high time, older professionals working he...
by Mr. North
Tue May 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 9273

Re: BETRAYAL!

Impact wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Was never a supporter of the one list as it was structured.
Tell that to the 500+ Encore pilots who agreed to work under those terms, and whom are now SOL! As a former Encore pilot, this is a betrayal in every sense of the word.

Good luck with your Onex restructuring!
by Mr. North
Tue May 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 9273

BETRAYAL!

To think the One List survived certification, negotiations, and arbitration only to meet it's end at the hands WJ PILOTS!! How incredibly ironic if it wasn't so disgusting!! Encore pilots have been the most loyal supporters of mainline pilots since their inception. I couldn't think of a more importa...
by Mr. North
Sat May 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30922

Re: One list

Biff wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:41 pm
As an aside, you seem to enjoy spouting your lawyering credentials. I have a question. If all lawyers are as sure of their position as you seem to be, why do we need judges in this country?
Perhaps it's because people with less topical knowledge insist on arguing endlessly like yourself.
by Mr. North
Fri May 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30922

Re: One list

Firstly, Encore has grown to be a sizeable airline with its own advantages compelling some to consider it for the long haul. Secondly, the great majority of the initial experienced group that established Encore has already flowed to WestJet or left for other greener pastures. The majority of new re...
by Mr. North
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30922

Re: One list

This thread is rife with entitlement and cynicism. I find it extremely disappointing (although not surprising) that some pilots here cannot look out onto the horizon beyond their own narrow self interest. For generations the career of a pilot has been defined by years of toil and sweat, rare hiring ...
by Mr. North
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6475

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: 4448

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: 3687

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: 75
Views: 12991

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...

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