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by GoinVertical
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 3920

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

In the nearly ten years I’ve been a part of the aviation industry in this country, I’ve had the pleasure of working with several ex-Nolinor employees including both pilots and flight attendants, some of whom would later become close friends. Interestingly, I’ve never heard someone make a single pos...
by GoinVertical
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01
Replies: 13
Views: 919

Re: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01

I know a few guys that have gotten the same letter. As far as I can tell it is often based on BMI with no other contributing factors.

Waste of time. Would be nice if they would just let the doctors do their jobs.
by GoinVertical
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach

What are the thoughts on cracking the door prior to impact? I remember during my PPL I was taught by one instructor to unlatch the door prior to touchdown, in the event that the airframe bends and stops the door from opening. I never heard it again from anyone else. On one hand you don't want your d...
by GoinVertical
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5016

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

There's a difference between someone who's actually your buddy/friend acting like your buddy than someone who you barely know acting as if he's your long lost BFF. "Hey man, I'm out of a job, any chance you guys are doing any hiring" is different than "Hey dude, long time! Remember that time you len...
by GoinVertical
Sat May 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: short field landing (Stabilized Approach)
Replies: 24
Views: 1073

Re: short field landing (Stabilized Approach)

Think about it this way - on a perfectly calm day, with no wind from the surface up to circuit altitude, you should be able to set your power once for your aim point, trim for your speed, and the airplane should need no further adjustments until the flare. Add the normal variation of wind with altit...
by GoinVertical
Tue May 26, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Twist on Medical
Replies: 31
Views: 1718

Re: A Twist on Medical

I've never been to a CAME that's asked for my provincial health card. Your mileage may vary.
by GoinVertical
Mon May 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Twist on Medical
Replies: 31
Views: 1718

Re: A Twist on Medical

Say "No" on the aviation medical. If it ever comes back to bite you (which I really really really doubt it will, assuming your Aviation Medical Examiner isn't at the same practise as your GP) say that the migraines ended as soon as you left that job. Must have been caused by that job. Or admit you l...
by GoinVertical
Sun May 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

Should put an two options for the still-employed:

Still working at my job at full pay.

Still working at my job at reduced MMG or pay.
by GoinVertical
Fri May 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 23
Views: 3299

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

Are you doing that to hedge your position? I only putter around in options, but Yes... buying the shares gives you the benefit of the transaction goes through at $18, buying the puts gives you the benefit if it plummets. In this case there's a good likelihood it will do either with not much chance ...
by GoinVertical
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 18
Views: 2850

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

Glad to see the TSB focusing on this as a result of this report... I do find it funny though some of the things they mentioned in the report that they didn't put much focus on - especially the lack of de-icing available with 1/4-1sm in snow, calm winds, and temperature of -2... also the fact that th...
by GoinVertical
Fri May 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 23
Views: 3299

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

montado wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:33 am
I would take 5k and put it on Transat puts that expire in a couple months. Then I would take the rest and put it in VGRO.
I'm not seeing any options for Transat listed... wanted to buy puts and shares
by GoinVertical
Fri May 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Training
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Re: Training

YVRYEG wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Is keeping current becoming a problem?
I heard they've reverted from their company currency standards to the basic 705 standards for the time being.
by GoinVertical
Wed May 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Transat Ferry flights
Replies: 47
Views: 6042

Re: Air Transat Ferry flights

Why don't you just call your union reps and have your MEC file a grievance?
by GoinVertical
Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 91
Views: 16850

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

The days of being able to be picky about the flying job you take (the last what, 3 or so years?) are now over. All the advice I ever received from before that time was if you're offered a flying job (assuming reasonable pay and conditions), take it. Folks that are on a recall list are the lucky ones...
by GoinVertical
Sat May 09, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: MFC still flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: MFC still flying?

I heard from someone who heard from someone else that they're just flying with their international students who have been in country since before all this started happening. Not sure how they're handling the instructors, but given how well things are going in New Brunswick right now I'd say it doesn...
by GoinVertical
Thu May 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 3892

Re: That didn't take long...

Who parker pens air time? Jeez, pen whip flight time like a gentleman. Quote of the Day right here :lol: On the topic at hand though: Training costs are part of the cost of operation of an airline. How the company chooses to represent that cost is up to them. Bond, promissory, up front, whatever it...
by GoinVertical
Sun May 03, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2286

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

Like others said I think winter maintenance and probably weather in general make it a more difficult proposition up here. Also a much smaller GA population. Anyone know of any good size fly-in communities in the USA where they get regular snowfall in the winter? All I know of are in nice-weather-yea...
by GoinVertical
Fri May 01, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5472

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

Speaking of Dash 8 fire suppression, does anyone know what the regs are on certification when it comes to combis? The Dash 8-100/200 combis have an awful lot of space for freight and bags, no aisle to walk down to extinguish a fire, and no built-in fire extinguishers. Not sure about Air Inuit's 300 ...
by GoinVertical
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 32258

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Did they have any of these? Standby Attitude Indicator Turn and Bank Indicator Turn Coordinator This is a big question that isn't answered - was the aircraft equipped with a turn coordinator or turn and bank indicator? Anyone at Tindi or have access to someone who is or their KA MEL? I don't think ...
by GoinVertical
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 9082

Re: And so it begins...

I would love to know how much income-tax the federal and provincial governments see from all the major airlines' employees. Does anyone really think the Canadian government is going to let a foreign airline operate domestic routes? Say bye-bye to all that revenue. Additionally, while I do believe co...
by GoinVertical
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Owning and Operating a plane
Replies: 14
Views: 1703

Re: Owning and Operating a plane

If you don't plan on using the aircraft for any serious travelling, and training is your main goal, definitely get a common type (152, 172, Cherokee). You'll have an easier time finding instructors, and an easier time selling the aircraft afterwards. Remember that just because something isn't due fo...
by GoinVertical
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Any recommendation on Advanced piloting books?
Replies: 5
Views: 1279

Re: Any recommendation on Advanced piloting books?

YOWFLYER wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:05 pm
Looking for some up to date advanced piloting reading book recommends....ex modern version of fly the wing

Thanks in advance..
Have you read Fly the Wing? If you haven't it is still worth a read, most stuff is still applicable.
by GoinVertical
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 94
Views: 13743

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

People always forget history and "lessons learned". Eventually it will get back to pre-COVID levels, but who knows when. I believe the full economic fallout of this is yet to be seen and will have a bigger effect than peoples' fear of a new contagion. Businesses that are just scraping by won't be ab...
by GoinVertical
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 9082

Re: And so it begins...

Imagine if executives' bonuses were based on things like passenger satisfaction, OTP, fleet flexibility, and the flexibility of an airline to adapt to a changing market... instead of just profits. Someone should come up with a scheme where executives are given bonuses based on the company's performa...
by GoinVertical
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5472

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

fish4life wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:29 am
really inefficient, an ATR 72 freighter can carry 17 700lbs roughly at a much cheaper operating cost and can be loaded on pallets through the front door.
But certainly more efficient than having Q400's parked and doing nothing.

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