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by yycflyguy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: In need of a 9/11 history lesson
Replies: 20
Views: 4670

Re: In need of a 9/11 history lesson

I've been through so many of these now, I kinda just roll :roll: my eyes when I get told to get a seat and hold on. I think we need a new phrase. I've been told the music is stopping 4-5 times in my career thus far. The music doesn't stop, this is what aviation does; it rises and falls, rises and f...
by yycflyguy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Ray, should you be mixing NG problems with MAX problems on this thread? This news is a little more relevant. https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/boeing-to-rewire-all-maxes/ Boeing To Rewire All MAXes Russ NilesMarch 15, 20206 The Seattle Times is reporting that Boeing will rewire the stabilator cont...
by yycflyguy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

May I add that we have between 6-8 planes on the line that are being built at this time. Those will have the wiring modification done. So as soon as we're clear to fly, it will be these ones flying this summer. Also, we're getting more ETOPS fins, total on the fleet should be 25 planes. She won't f...
by yycflyguy
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

I think Calin is holding onto hope that he’ll be able to get a giant settlement from Boeing (or at least a few free 787’s) in exchange. If they decide to turf the fleet, that would reduce their leverage for such a move Rumour is that they have already been receiving monthly compensation from Boeing...
by yycflyguy
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 34097

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

That sounds impossible. IQ is defined to be 100 on average. They can still be stupider though. Loads of studies and articles, it's not really news. IQ Scores Are Falling in "Worrying" Reversal of 20th Century Intelligence Boom Not really hard to believe observing the vast bulk of people you see. Ti...
by yycflyguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

The software functioned exactly as it was designed to. -Auto pilot off + Flap/slats retracted + high AoA = MCAS activation. -Garbage in = Garbage out. You're sorta forgetting the failure to implement a redundant system from bad AoA sensing. At least to have a couple lines of code that could look at...
by yycflyguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 34097

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

The key differences between this outbreak and previous global crises are that 1. people are stupider now (literally: IQ's have been dropping for decades) and 2. modern social media amplifies stupidity and facilitates the spread of disinformation, either unwittingly or deliberately. Lack of critical...
by yycflyguy
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

There was a whistle blower a few months back discussing the fact Boeing laid off all the senior programmers in favour of outsourcing the work to India for cheaper. Sounds to me Boeing has the same cultural issue as the rest of North America .. Savings over Safety. The software functioned exactly as...
by yycflyguy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

From today's Financial Post: Air Canada profit misses as costs rise amid 737 MAX grounding Airline spent more on maintaining older aircraft in its fleet amid the grounding of the Boeing jet ... https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/update-1-air-canada-profit-misses-as-costs-ris...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Paying the MAX pilots for 12-18 months for sitting looks great for the damages claim against Boeing but these bodies could have been used to staff vacancies. Perhaps that is the realization that AC just came to by cancelling the bid. I think it has more to do with the realization that the plane wil...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 23397

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Won't be flying at AC any time soon. Equipment bid has been cancelled due to the ongoing MAX grounding. They know something about further delays and want to protect their summer flying season with an alternate plan. I wouldn't be surprised to see reductions off the MAX to have guys trained on other ...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6228

Re: AC emergency

The 76 has a great power to weight ratio but is there any word that the engine was shut down and they circled with one engine inop burning fuel. There is a real lack of information. I'm surprised the internet trolls didn't blame Boeing. It is my understanding that they were single engine. From the ...
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC emergency
Replies: 39
Views: 6228

Re: AC emergency

Inverted2 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:24 pm
Can these 767s dump fuel? I’m going to assume they couldn’t as they held for hours?
Only some of the AC B767 FINs have dump capabilities. This one did not.
by yycflyguy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?
Replies: 8
Views: 3320

Re: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

I'm being told at least 5 Chinese airlines on the mainland have either released their pilots or have sent them on leave indefinitely without pay as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus. Can anyone corroborate this and/or add any details? I haven't seen anything in the news aside from...
by yycflyguy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Nailed it L39guy, You’ve exposed the root problem and no amount of engineering will overcome lack of basic airmanship until pilots are removed from the equation completely. The way the profession is going I believe that day will come sooner than later. Today’s “professional” pilots are becoming mor...
by yycflyguy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I disagree that L39guy's post is "spot on". There is a lot there I, and many others, could debate but won't bother as it has been done ad nauseam for almost a year now. My questions was why the CBC should be defunded as the report was geared towards a simplified explanation to the public, not a tech...
by yycflyguy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 43260

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Proof of why CBC should be defunded - a terrible and sensationalized story, particularly since the official report has been available for over 3 months. Not surprising in a sense at Terrence McKenna got caught by veterans a few years ago exercising less than honest journalism. https://www.cbc.ca/fi...
by yycflyguy
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4545

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

ACPA gave the 737 pilots a raise. Are you fucking kidding me??! They haven’t flown in a year, but let’s “ensure their wages are protected.” Meanwhile our flat pay colleagues are hung out to dry, especially those on the 320. Even though that’s the fleet picking up all the slack. We’re in a big staff...
by yycflyguy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4545

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

ACPA gave the 737 pilots a raise. Are you fucking kidding me??! They haven’t flown in a year, but let’s “ensure their wages are protected.” Meanwhile our flat pay colleagues are hung out to dry, especially those on the 320. Even though that’s the fleet picking up all the slack. We’re in a big staff...
by yycflyguy
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: will AC take non ac express pilots?
Replies: 18
Views: 3743

Re: will AC take non ac express pilots?

Why would a CRJ/175 CA not be qualified to sit in the right seat of a WB? Because of their competencies: when you fly WB you loose your flying skills; it’s easy flying and you perform 2 ILS aproaches and 2 landings per month: you don’t know how to fly an aircraft anymore. It’s a great strategic dec...
by yycflyguy
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: looking for Air Canada pilot directory
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Re: looking for Air Canada pilot directory

Schools have no problem letting people know who their staff are. Also, many people advertise themselves as employees of different places. I fail to see a privacy problem with this. A lot of us have lost track of friends over the years and it would be nice to find them. Passing your employee's perso...
by yycflyguy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PS 752 Thread locked
Replies: 27
Views: 2582

Re: PS 752 Thread locked

Russian hackers strike again!
by yycflyguy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: looking for Air Canada pilot directory
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Re: looking for Air Canada pilot directory

davidhk01 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:38 am
I am looking for Air Canada pilot directory online. Also, I wonder if there is any online resource where I can search retired Air Canada pilots.
I hope that doesn't exist. There is an expectation of privacy in Canada.
by yycflyguy
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 90
Views: 15426

Re: Atlas Air 767

That's interesting to see. AC SOP for stall recovery is AP/AT OFF, lower the nose to break the stall before increasing thrust. The logic was that with the massive under slung engines, increasing the thrust exacerbates the nose high pitch so they wanted to esure the wing was flying first. This techni...

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