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by goldeneagle
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

rookiepilot wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:39 pm
And they should get that break why? Because they are "special"?
At every airport where I've kept planes, the leasehold tenants on the field do not pay landing fees, it's part of the lease.
by goldeneagle
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

Now the question is, with the Dash 8 400 program sold to DeHavilland Canada (Longview Aviation Capital), where will production of the Q400 be moved to, once the lease at Downsview is done in a few years ?? This assumes there will be dash 8 production at that point in time. Not sure that's a valid a...
by goldeneagle
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 19
Views: 4599

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

dialdriver wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:42 pm
"Have you ever heard voices?"
I hear voices a lot. After I put on a headset and say 'clearance, abc', invariably I start to hear voices, and they go on and on telling me where I'm allowed to go and how I should get there.
by goldeneagle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cameras in the cockpit...
Replies: 28
Views: 1270

Re: Camera’s in the cockpit - watching YOU

doiwannabeapilot wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:59 pm
It sure would be helpful if we saw exactly what happened on the Max crashes.
And this is why it is essentially inevitable
by goldeneagle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1768

Re: Autoland in a Piper

but the auto land system is likely meant for wx and not pilot incapacitation because the lack of auto throttle and such. The system still needs some kind of pilot input. But it does have auto throttle, and flaps, and brakes. Watch the video and that's made pretty clear. Push the big protected butto...
by goldeneagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1768

Autoland in a Piper

This is an interesting twist on aircraft automation from Garmin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ruFmgTpqA Bolding is mine. Emergency Autoland is the latest layer of embedded automation in Garmin's Autonomi family of flight technologies for the G3000 integrated avionics suite. Coupled with an autot...
by goldeneagle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Boeing 737MAX test pilot
Replies: 10
Views: 2741

Re: Boeing 737MAX test pilot

GRK2 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:57 am
"I'm not flying this 787 because the battery caught fire twice in 2013" Said no one ever...
Said a lot of folks in 2013, so much so, the aircraft was parked until a solution to the issue was implemented.
by goldeneagle
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas guzzling trudeau plane
Replies: 35
Views: 2813

Re: Gas guzzling trudeau plane

curious, which of the later more fuel efficient variants available are a combi with a gravel kit ?
by goldeneagle
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CanWest
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: CanWest

Pilots still sign bonds? Why? With enough time to get on a King Air, you can go to Jazz/Encore/Porter and upgrade in a year. You can apply to Jazz/Encore/Porter and end up 'in the pool', but that doesn't put food on the table today, it puts you in the mode of 'hurry up and wait for that email that ...
by goldeneagle
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bell 206 - Sept 24,2019 - CYBL
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Bell 206 - Sept 24,2019 - CYBL

https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/one-of-the-blades-came-right-through-the-roof-1-dead-in-campbell-river-helicopter-crash-1.4608294 ============ One person is dead after a helicopter crashed into a shed in Campbell River Tuesday morning. Rescuers were called to the scene near Spit Road at approxima...
by goldeneagle
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 3788

Re: Federal Election — aircraft use

I haven't been able to find anything on Canada Jetlines except stock pricing and "Making Flying Suck Less" Canada Jetlines is based on a tried and true business model that has been successful for decades, used mostly in the junior mining industry, and was very successfully applied to the dotcom bub...
by goldeneagle
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Todays TAF
Replies: 11
Views: 1858

Re: Todays TAF

Airport aftermath that taf from here :- https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/hurricane-dorian-bahamas-us-wednesday-1.5269563 https://i.cbc.ca/1.5270395.1567634307!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_780/storm-dorian.jpg Interesting that the props on the red one are feathered, and there ...
by goldeneagle
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29224

Re: ONEX plans

Although we in the flight ops side tend to look at Milton in a very negative way, I always wonder how people at the executive level perceive him. Look where he is today, that'll tell you. Dont think the job of 'chairman of the board at United Continental Holdings' would go to somebody they didn't t...
by goldeneagle
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Onex...
Replies: 17
Views: 5047

Re: Onex...

Yes but that’s irrelevant to the TFW. In order to renew their permit their employer has to prove that they tried and failed to employ someone who meets those residency conditions. Oh good point It's likely a short term position. With the WJ purchase Onex has garnered a lot of 'store credits' at Boe...
by goldeneagle
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 11796

Re: Georgian AD

Bornaflyer wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:10 pm
With what career aspirations? Anyone hired now has no flow through to Jazz , or any certainty of work come this winter....
Sometimes folks take a job cuz they need to put food on the table today.
by goldeneagle
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Door Opening Caused Accident
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Re: Door Opening Caused Accident

Aztecs were bad for doors popping, and dangerous when they did. Back in the early 80's I flew an aztec that had a nasty habit of popping the door shortly after liftoff. It happened to me 3 times over 5 days, maintenance kept telling me there was nothing wrong with the door. She shakes pretty good w...
by goldeneagle
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

altiplano wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:01 pm
If AF/KLM Quebecor Onex and whoever else is in this group come in with more money, I don't think it matters what Letko supports. People will go with money.
The vote was 94.77% in favour of the AC bid.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/trans ... 14820.html
by goldeneagle
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12640

Re: Recession incoming

There is always somebody saying 'recession looming', some folks saying it all the time. When it comes, they change tune to 'depression coming'. And if they say it often enough, and long enough, eventually they will probably be right once.
by goldeneagle
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3231

A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

Another flock of birds https://globalnews.ca/news/5768361/russian-plane-emergency-landing-birds/ ============= A passenger jet made an emergency landing in a field outside of one of Moscow’s airports on Thursday after colliding with a flock of birds, injuring at least 23 people, Russian officials sa...
by goldeneagle
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd
Replies: 12
Views: 3681

Re: Another loss for the fly-til-ya-die crowd

You're all alike, Had the best careers, hired young, traded off the wawcon all along the way, either wanted to stay or are staying today... 35+ years... maxed pensions... All pigs at a trough... and it's all our fault... Yah, we all know, you made all the right decisions thru your entire career, bu...
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6855

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

'97 Tercel wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:03 pm
goldeneagle wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Turn cellphone off. If dispatch needs me they have my landline number. Problem solved.
What's a landline??


:wink:
It’s that phone that still works when power is out and cell towers stop working
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6855

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

Turn cellphone off. If dispatch needs me they have my landline number. Problem solved.
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Caravan down BC, fatalities July 26, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 3781

Re: Caravan down BC, fatalities July 26, 2019

News 1130 is reporting 9 on board a chartered aircraft. Four confirmed deceased.

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/07/26 ... ral-coast/
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29224

Re: ONEX plans

Why anyone would want to work 20 days a month just to fly a 737 for $120k is beyond me. Tell that to the person on call 31 days a month to launch a navajo at a job that brings in around 40K over the year. Then there are the folks pounding out 20 days a month on a 1900 for under 40K. A hundred grand...
by goldeneagle
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Norseman...gone
Replies: 115
Views: 8299

Re: Another Norseman...gone

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:27 pm
What I will say is that loading 6 pax and a pilot into a beaver is wrong on this length of trip.
Umm, if you look back a bit, this discussion was about a norseman with only a pilot on board....

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