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by yycflyguy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 1006

Re: Cameras in the cockpit...

Two pairs of inexperienced pilots failed to recognize the symptoms of a trim runway (Essentially). In one case after disabling it, they re-engaged it, because they couldn't manage without an autopilot on a vfr day. It is really frightening to find out that there are so many airlines killing their p...
by yycflyguy
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 1006

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

The real question is will Boeing be fatally damaged by this disaster. Have you monitored their stock? Barely a fart in the wind. It's up over a 2 year period, about the same over 1 year. It is a $200+ BILLION company with lucrative military contracts as well as several commercial airliners in use o...
by yycflyguy
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4996

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

I agree that all Canadian pilots need to work together for the collective good - that was supposed to be the purpose of the Canadian College of Professional Pilots. Man, did that ever fall flat on its face. Just for clarity; the B767/B787 doing domestic and transborder flights is a stop gap for the ...
by yycflyguy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Boeing 737MAX test pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Re: Boeing 737MAX test pilot

"Consider the 787 battery issues as well, and nobody will want to fly a new Boeing plane" Whats that got to do with the MCAS debacle? It didn't cause nearly as many problems, the aircraft was grounded for the fix, and there were none of the political ramifications we see with the MAX. It's fixed an...
by yycflyguy
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 129
Views: 11291

Re: Recession incoming

altiplano wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:24 pm
I'd take Conrad Black for sure, but he's too smart to go into politics. Maxime Bernier is the only DOUCHEBAG one of the bunch as far as I can see... everyone else is playing identity politics and pandering to special interests.
There. Fixed it for you
by yycflyguy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

tsgas wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:54 am
The Thomas Cook pilots weren't happy with their wages either. Now the company is dead so they won't have to worry about a raise anymore.
I really hope you aren't implying that pilots salary will make or break an airline.
by yycflyguy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 44
Views: 8229

Re: Pilot shortage State side

Great posts MooneyPit. I agree with everything you've said. Allowing more Canadian professional pilots will allow airlines to increase volume thus employ hundreds of more US Citizens in other positions. It is my understanding that one Part 121 transport turbine aircraft requires at least 15 pilots? ...
by yycflyguy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Pension

Are new hires on a Target Benefit style pension? DC Pension? DB pension? I heard recently that everyone is back on the DB. Any truth to this? Negative. However, it is a future, realistic negotiation goal. That is just not true. The DB is dead. Cemented in with the 10 year deal. What evidence do you...
by yycflyguy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Pension

neophyte wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:14 am
Are new hires on a Target Benefit style pension? DC Pension? DB pension?

I heard recently that everyone is back on the DB. Any truth to this?
Negative. However, it is a future, realistic negotiation goal.
by yycflyguy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

If they want them back they'll have to negotiate it along with their salary demands. I don't think that the airlines in Canada would be able to get away with it. If I recall correctly, removing someone's benefits is akin to reducing their pay, which is considered to be constructive dismissal. Trave...
by yycflyguy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 141
Views: 28149

Re: ONEX plans

Milton is not the reason for AC success today. As previous posters alluded to, he stripped value out of AC “unlocking shareholder value” was the buzz term. Calin Rovenescu, and more credit should really be given to Ben Smith for the turnaround. After rouge was forced on us, He was able to convince A...
by yycflyguy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 5978

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

Pardon my ignorance, but how is your seniority defined? From your Collective agreement 4.01.01 it looks like it is based on the date of employment (and before Nov 2010 it’s from date of remuneration). A merge DOH could work I guess? On a side note, during the last days at the employee buses some se...
by yycflyguy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55619

Re: DOH merge.

Grass roots. Tee hee. Always gets a chuckle out of me
by yycflyguy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coffee in a Thermos and security
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: Coffee in a Thermos and security

May I recommend something like this. https://www.sportchek.ca/product/gsi-commuter-javapress-blue-331810657.html?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcimjWTzrEEzBDwrHJbMrw4Hfxdlmz2p-X1VHYrH6Odg9TCEaOARaEeQaAhg2EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#331810657=331810659 Bring your own beans and change it up. In...
by yycflyguy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Coffee in a Thermos and security
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: Coffee in a Thermos and security

May I recommend something like this. https://www.sportchek.ca/product/gsi-commuter-javapress-blue-331810657.html?gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjwp5_qBRDBARIsANxdcimjWTzrEEzBDwrHJbMrw4Hfxdlmz2p-X1VHYrH6Odg9TCEaOARaEeQaAhg2EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#331810657=331810659 Bring your own beans and change it up. In...
by yycflyguy
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55619

Re: DOH merge.

Absolutely not #3.... the degradation and dilution of seniority is in large part because of the 16 day max. No more socialization. Yes, the blocks at low seniority on the WB suck. Lobby to change DPG, THG and PBS articles. Reserve sucks too but that problem shouldn't be mixed with scheduling.
by yycflyguy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: NY Times Max opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Re: NY Times Max opinion

Victory wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:42 am
Prepare for a possible flight cancellation then.
More likely an equipment change to an NG
by yycflyguy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 787 Pilots
Replies: 38
Views: 10092

Re: 787 Pilots

Sometimes it's just fun to mess with Gander... the grumpiest controllers on the face of the planet!
by yycflyguy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55619

Re: DOH merge.

Have a look at the Labour code and acquisition laws and you will see that there are not so many ways as you might think. They are buying Transat and all what comes with it. Rules are pretty strict to the buyer. Labour code doesn't dictate what AC does with Transat. https://www.dentons.com/~/media/F...
by yycflyguy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs
Replies: 37
Views: 8298

Re: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs

The command sims are not TC mandated either. It's an extra step that AC uses. The philosophy behind the command sims used to be to load the candidate up (sometimes with unrelated, unfair scenarios) but now they are treating it like a thorough LOE that is meant to build some confidence. Kinder, gentl...
by yycflyguy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55619

Re: DOH merge.

September Is there a date set yet? That makes it hard to plan for the big upcoming equipment bid at AC. For the company and the pilots. I don't know if it's better to assume it's going to pass or not. Everyone seems so sure it will despite major shareholders being against it and the other higher of...
by yycflyguy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55619

Re: DOH merge.

Hi o, hi o, it’s off to fly 777 I go!! Great news dis morning my friend, the acquisition has ‘append! We will all be flying de mighty 777 soon! Our Unions are ‘ard at de work, making us winners in de coming years....while I will miss dis beautiful tree turdy, it is times I take de control of the Bo...
by yycflyguy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Leave of absence
Replies: 9
Views: 2868

Re: Leave of absence

If you are a current AC pilot, LOAs are done on a case by case review. As others have mentioned, we are short of pilots overall so they are not advertising LOAs, and I suspect they will be reluctant, but you can always speak with a base MLO on the possibility before accepting AvCanada gospel.
by yycflyguy
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs
Replies: 37
Views: 8298

Re: Upgrade Times and current pool of eligible FOs

During line indoc you are supposed to fly a variety of routes that provide a spectrum of the type of flying you will do. That's in an ideal world. Reality is that you do your line indoctrination to where the company pulls the pairings and where the Line Indoc Captain's seniority bidding gets. The c...
by yycflyguy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How much is the new pension worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3311

Re: How much is the new pension worth?

$2.6 million ~ $2900 per month is correct. However, you would also have to take into account the company match as well as the tax implications (i.e. tax deductibility of RRSP contributions) so your personal, after tax contributions to achieve $2,900 net savings would be considerably less. Good point!

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