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by hamstandard
Sat May 30, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Any floatplane companies looking for sale/leaseback
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Any floatplane companies looking for sale/leaseback

My theory is to get in at the valley of the economy instead of at the peak. Does anybody know of a float operation looking for a sale then leaseback of an aircraft?
by hamstandard
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39620

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Kids.... https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTmeuRWlcM_iELv-L4_WhNVB63j4jw4JS5SEImk7QtIdP-uFHbu&usqp=CAU Some of us aren't retired. You're likely feeling little inconvenience other than passing on a golf game or two. Indeed. Hey, why worry about a few hundred million people in t...
by hamstandard
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39620

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

I know who you are. Some of us aren't retired. You're likely feeling little inconvenience other than passing on a golf game or two. I and my contemporaries will be paying for this long after you're gone. re you telling us that Rockie is retired. No wonder he is not worried about job losses. And no ...
by hamstandard
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39620

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

He should be working very hard to identify and open as many "low risk" businesses and manufacturing facilities that he possibly can, as fast as he can. Don't worry RippleRock, I'm sure that very topic keeps him awake at night since he has no desire to see the world end either. Don't take the fact h...
by hamstandard
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39620

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

I never once mentioned the "worst case scenario", I only quoted the " best case ", and we are still at only a fraction of that. This means there was either a gross over-estimation, or they lied. Given that, the need to address or even acknowledge the possibility of (even past) "extreme scenarios" b...
by hamstandard
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1118
Views: 109161

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

The only scenario that the AC pilots need fear is some situational manipulation that forces their CBA open and exposes them to potential government intervention in the bargaining process that would allow for legislatively imposed binding arbitration in areas of their CBA that are otherwise off limi...
by hamstandard
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39620

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Medical and public health experts change their guidance based on increased knowledge, experience and changing circumstances. Unlike the know-nothing blowhards who pull advice out of their ass which is the only alternative. When I need medical advice I go see my doctor, not the guy down the street w...
by hamstandard
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39620

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

When we can safely do that at the advice of the experts I'm sure we will, until then - again at the advice of experts - no. For the 'follow the advice of the experts crowd' who keep changing the scientific advice, someone in the interview shown here said it the way it should be said, basically some...
by hamstandard
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The King of Random
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: The King of Random

Another Canadian paraglider was killed a few months ago in Africa. I don't know if the NTSB looks at accidents like the one mentioned earlier. https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-paraglider-dies-in-accident-on-mount-kilimanjaro-1.4616030?cache=%3Fot%3DAjaxLayout%3Fot%3DAjaxLayout%3Fot%3DAjaxLayou...
by hamstandard
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8811

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Depends on the company. Why would Cargojet hire a lower time non jet pilot when they can hire a high time boeing pilot who will have no issues with training or line indoc and can be online in a minimal amount of time? Thye might only get them for 6 months but the spike in demand for cargo might onl...
by hamstandard
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51646

Re: Corona Virus

Probably, they are looking at various scenarios.

Hope for the best.
by hamstandard
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98744

Re: Layoffs

Saw an AC agent that I know at the store. He said that there were ten flights today(including Jazz) with a total of 91 passengers. Not good.
by hamstandard
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8811

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

AirFrame wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:43 am
I guess if the company hiring requires a training bond that might mitigate some of the departures...
True.

But if the goal is to make money by bonds...that could be useful. If the goal is that you need pilots soon or flights could be grounded, it might be a different case.
by hamstandard
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8811

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Good points, It is just that the whole training thing can take 6 months in itself, and you know that certain guys are going to leave at the first chance. I guess it is a case by case thing depending on the company hiring. One could easily lose their whole groundschool in a few days.....or right in t...
by hamstandard
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8811

Are recently laid off pilots hireable

With all the layoffs, that are happening, I assume that there will be an avalanche of applications to various few other companies that are still hiring(cargo, bizjet, fire fighting, etc). But I wonder if those companies are going to look at the history of the employment and say to themselves, Why wo...
by hamstandard
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 62
Views: 24732

Re: Air Sprint Questions

Hi, Is the company still hiring to expand the eastern bases? We are going to take a breather for the next 45 days and see what the environment looks like after. Regrettably, this week we did have to cancel some expected hires as we will be unable to train them (Simulators in the US). We do expect t...
by hamstandard
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 62
Views: 24732

Re: Air Sprint Questions

Hi,

Is the company still hiring to expand the eastern bases?
by hamstandard
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Was one list a good idea
Replies: 20
Views: 8004

Was one list a good idea

All that effort to join the mainline seniority list. Doesn't that mean that any laid off WJ pilot can now bump back to Encore captain just a few months after the vote.
by hamstandard
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 17047

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

I can’t speak for this accident but the problem in the Arctic is that unpredictably, the weather at your destination and alternates can change really really quick and you might not always have enough fuel to go back. Would your rather run out of fuel or bust that LNAV/VNAV or LPV DA by 100’ ? What’...
by hamstandard
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 17047

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

Would your rather run out of fuel or bust that LNAV/VNAV or LPV DA by 100’ ? What’s safer at that point ? To be fair, neither option is legal. Pelmet is right, being legal/following the rule doesn’t necessarily guarantees safety. True, but in pelmet's examples, there were legal and safe options ava...
by hamstandard
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Transat Hiring?
Replies: 8
Views: 3816

Re: Transat Hiring?

It would be interesting to find out from which airlines their newhires came from and experience.
by hamstandard
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 62
Views: 24732

Re: Air Sprint Questions

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by hamstandard
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 62
Views: 24732

Re: Air Sprint Questions

Hi, I am not sure I have ever seen how many days in a row one can consistently have off using the various schedules(probably 14/14). It would be helpful in some decision making. We try to make the schedule as flexible as possible and the number of consecutive days off can be as little as 3, with no...
by hamstandard
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Air Sprint Questions
Replies: 62
Views: 24732

Re: Air Sprint Questions

Hi,

I am not sure I have ever seen how many days in a row one can consistently have off using the various schedules(probably 14/14).

It would be helpful in some decision making.

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