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by L39Guy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

William Langeweische Interview on CNBC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNv5jJHYphU
by L39Guy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 2027

Re: Traing bond legal question

Is the employer upholding their end of the bond by providing you employment? Are you being denied wages because the aircraft is not flying, I.e. you are receiving a base wage but not premiums from flying as the aircraft has been in maintenance? I am not a lawyer but this could be a beach of contract...
by L39Guy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9875

Re: Boeing Max.

Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Embraer, Beechcraft, etc., it doesn’t matter; regardless of the degree of automation a professional pilot still has not know how to fly an aircraft without automation. Automation is not perfect and there are cases where the automation has to be turned off, i.e. the Boeing...
by L39Guy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

You guys can toot your “sub-standard” training and incompetence horns all you want, but the cold hard reality is that not all airlines are alike, and neither are their training standards. So the onus is on the aircraft manufacturers to adequately dummy-proof their aircrafts. Two crashes from the sa...
by L39Guy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Yes, the training was sub standard, at a basic level. Pilot decision making clearly isn't something even thought about. But you also can't train for a failure the manufacturer initially hid from you. Part of Boeing's sales pitch for the Max was minimal training required. Turns out there is a very n...
by L39Guy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Do you fly the B737max? You mention the AP was engaged in an incident? That terminates mcas input, are you sure? Have you ever handled a trim runaway on a B737max either in the sim or real life? Lot's of control force there. LOTS. Manual trim is impossible after you hit the trim cutoff. Unless you ...
by L39Guy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Multiple, seemingly unrelated failures occurring in quick succession. Unreliable airspeed followed shortly afterwards by trim moving twice as fast as normal, then not at all, then twice as fast as normal, then not at all, then twice as fast as normal...basically an atypical and unexpected failure m...
by L39Guy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Every type rated B737 pilot should know the memory drills. Unreliable airspeed was the first failure that neither the Lion Air or ET pilots did hence they flew around T take-off power until they hit the ground or water. The Lion Air incident crew did the UAS drill, controlled the aircraft, dealt wit...
by L39Guy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 150
Views: 22240

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Finally, an article in the public press that really calls a spade a spade. The aviation trade journals (AW&ST, Flight International, etc.) nailed this issue a long, long time ago, i.e. weeks after the ET accident. All of the stuff about Boeing’s corporate issues, which happen in every organization, ...
by L39Guy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9875

Re: Boeing Max.

So no real value, just political points. Great.
by L39Guy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9875

Re: Boeing Max.

And what expertise resides in Tower C in Ottawa that the Yanks don’t have? What value would a TC review add - none.
by L39Guy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:09 am
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?

Nothing to do with the voting structure at CALPA that caused its downfall? I find that a very disappointing statement and I am one of ALPA’s strongest supporters. I don’t want to rehash history with you. My memory, as an AC pilot, is the whole mess started with the CALPA BOD voting for a seniority ...
by L39Guy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:03 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?

But the real zinger is that the "Unity" deal fell apart on the issue of roll call voting. One pilot, one vote. They didn't want the largest airline, that will soon have over 5000 pilots, to have a ruling majority in its affairs. Which is exactly the situation that caused the formation of ACPA 30 ye...
by L39Guy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9524

Re: August Equip Bid

Does Jazz have 480 eligible pilots that would want to flow to AC? Basically, 480 pilots that have at least 2 years of experience, 2000 TT AND their ATPL... Unless AC changes the minimum requirements. Minimums highly unlikely. The flow through ratio will be renegotiated. A deferred seniority number ...
by L39Guy
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navcanada discontinuing approaches at under-serviced airports
Replies: 24
Views: 3826

Re: Navcanada discontinuing approaches at under-serviced airports

Lot of misinformation here so allow me to clear some of it up. Me and my business have been doing approach and departure design for 18 years in Canada and elsewhere. At one time there was a "company Inventory" of approaches which were often back-of-the-envelope designed to no criteria or were not ma...
by L39Guy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:50 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 L39Guy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1396
Views: 357357

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

No, it’s purely AC.
by L39Guy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC article
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

Re: CBC article

This guy is no stranger to hyperbole. A couple of summers ago he was on CBC radio following one of those cases, somewhere in the world, where a pilot shows up drunk. Jock claimed that between 3 and 5% of airline pilots go to work inebriated. What bunk.
by L39Guy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 3044

Re: How to improve flight training.

But is the Max issue really about hands and feet, or lack of critical thinking, decision making, troubleshooting and analysis? (Yes, yes, Boeing is complicit in this process as well.) I tend to go with the latter. No amount of fancy footwork will save you if you've got the thrust set at TOGA headin...
by L39Guy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 3044

Re: How to improve flight training.

I hate acrobatics, I don't like being in a plane while they are being done and I will never do them in any plane I'm flying, it just freaks me out, does that make me a crappy pilot because I refuse to learn that spectrum of flying? This tail dragger flying making you a better pilot is ridiculous, m...
by L39Guy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How to improve flight training.
Replies: 73
Views: 3044

Re: How to improve flight training.

Let me toss this out there...if we really want pilots with good hands and feet - and the MAX issue is demonstrating that in spades - how about making an aerobatic endorsement mandatory, particularly if it is on a tail dragger? Hit two birds with one stone - better hands and feet from a tail dragger ...
by L39Guy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How much is the new pension worth?
Replies: 9
Views: 3311

Re: How much is the new pension worth?

Yes. For example, let’s assume you’re in a 40% marginal tax i.e. for every extra dollar you make you pay 40 cents in taxes. Assuming you have the RRSP contribution room, a $2,900 pension investment would give you a $1160 tax refund, making your net, after tax cost of that $2900 investment $1740.
by L39Guy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:48 pm
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.
by L39Guy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 54
Views: 5114

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

Just look at how many planes could have been saved if there was an override from the ground. Paine Stewart, Helios, Germanwings, heck... the four airliners in 9/11. Look at how many planes that have been saved when the automation fails and the human intervenes. Everyone has a story where the auto s...

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