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by Daniel Cooper
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 17
Views: 2599

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.
by Daniel Cooper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 72
Views: 6633

Re: Boeing Max.

L39Guy wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
And what expertise resides in Tower C in Ottawa that the Yanks don’t have? What value would a TC review add - none.
I purely political one, after the C-Series shenanigans.
by Daniel Cooper
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bereavement
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Bereavement

Context matters. Like if you are in the Arctic working for a small company and your grandma in Southern Ontario dies are you going to expect a week off to travel 3 days each way and 1 day for the funeral. Meanwhile your airplane stays grounded the whole time because there is no one to replace you. S...
by Daniel Cooper
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Actually Deployed in Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Reverser Actually Deployed in Flight

So does the Learjet TR Unlock abnormal checklist tell you not to press the TR test button?
by Daniel Cooper
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 16
Views: 4891

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

"Air Canada's Transat deal requires additional scrutiny, minister says"

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-ca ... -1.5260669

The title seems a little alarmist but I imagine this is pretty normal procedure.
by Daniel Cooper
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 12347

Re: Who will bid the A220?

It's likely a throw back from when pilots actually navigated. But it still makes sense today since oceanic flights have extra duties and navigation checks. More work more pay makes sense to me.
by Daniel Cooper
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 6964

Re: Interim bid out

If you want off flat pay bid NB Capt. It will probably change but right now it's going to first years. Avoid WB FO if you can until they do something about the ridiculous flat pay.
by Daniel Cooper
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 53793

Re: DOH merge.

It sounds like the Quebecor offer is only going to come if the AC deal gets voted down by the shareholders. With Letko's vote secured for AC it seems likely the AC deal will pass and that will be the end of it.
by Daniel Cooper
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3429

Re: Speed limits and STARs

No person shall operate an aircraft below 3,000 feet AGL within 10 nautical miles of a controlled airport at an indicated airspeed of more than 200 knots unless authorized to do so in an air traffic control clearance.
The CARS at least seem to allow ATC to overrule this one.
by Daniel Cooper
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1201
Views: 320562

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Hudson wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:00 pm
Anyone know how many were in today's pit course?
31 people. More than half were OTS. A few more Cathay people again escaping that mess.
by Daniel Cooper
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 16
Views: 4891

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

Well they better hurry. The vote is like a week away after which I imagine the Transat execs will make it very difficult to go with another offer even if the price is higher.
by Daniel Cooper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 53793

Re: DOH merge.

If only AC is allowed to buy Transat can they take back the $18 offer? :lol:
by Daniel Cooper
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 53793

Re: DOH merge.

If they are postponing new hire classes it probably means they decided to reduce the MAX. It's not about the merger other than them putting all their eggs in the Transat fleet as a replacement for it. The training department is about to be very busy.
by Daniel Cooper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Calin unloads shares for $52.7 million
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Calin unloads shares for $52.7 million

Maybe he thinks the Transat deal isn't going to go through.
by Daniel Cooper
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 53793

Re: DOH merge.

I hope the Transat shareholders see the Air Canada deal for what it is. A mutual back scratching between Calin and the Transat execs that comes at your cost.
by Daniel Cooper
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?
Replies: 28
Views: 8165

Re: When do you think the 737 MAX will return to operation at Air Canada?

I suspect that they will reduce all 737 positions on the next bid. What a mess. A large amount of junior people in almost all fleets will be bumped and have to retrain. I wonder if they will try to delay the bid until the Transat shareholder vote.
by Daniel Cooper
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 53793

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 Daniel Cooper
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 55
Views: 18935

Re: The Ol' PFO

Also I think the Aviation "Diploma" has lost a lot of its luster. Degrees and other varied post-secondary are still highly weighted at AC. Surprising to hear. It was always considered quite highly before. I wonder if they look at the year you graduated now. Finishing a program like Sault used to be...
by Daniel Cooper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Re: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?

Thank you all for your input. Seems like the Mt. Pleasant/Broadway area had the most support, Yaletown is a potentially good option, and Richmond depends on the person. I'll be sure to check them all out for myself.
by Daniel Cooper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

Another good idea I just remembered is to take your urine sample midstream. That means start urinating, stop, get your cup in place and get a large enough sample, stop, and finish going into the toilet. The urine midstream should be least contaminated with anything in your urethra or bladder. Also, ...
by Daniel Cooper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Decent places to live in Vancouver area near transit to YVR?

Will be new to Vancouver and as the title says looking for an okay neighborhood with walking distance amenities and relatively quick access to YVR. Would like to have access to a large park or the waterfront. I was looking at Yaletown and Richmond but I really have no idea what those places are like...
by Daniel Cooper
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

I'm not sure if TC was involved or not but the doctor told me to abstain from sex for a few days and come back and give another sample. I did and passed with no problem. According to Google it's quite a common cause of protein in urine. I think you're likely fine. Talk to your doctor about it.
by Daniel Cooper
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?
Replies: 22
Views: 3231

Re: Didn't pass Cat 1 medical, what is going to happen next..?

Just take the test again and abstain from orgasm for a few days before. Same thing happened to me before. It's very likely that that is the cause.
by Daniel Cooper
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1062

Re: Spinner "sucked" into engine on a delta flight

Looks like it melted off. That shaft is glowing hot with 400kt wind blowing on it. Oil problem maybe? Lucky it didn't catch on fire.
by Daniel Cooper
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 53793

Re: DOH merge.

Why bid highest equipment if merger people are going will be parachuting above you holding you on reserve for years?

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