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by mbav8r
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 18
Views: 3039

Re: Westjet ad.

He did say 15k gross equivalent, so in Canada that’s about 10k net, easily doable
by mbav8r
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!
Replies: 17
Views: 1783

Re: There are no "Bad Seats" for commuters on the A220!

I did not realize that buying a seat on an airliner doesn't guarantee the use of the entire seat you are assigned. Did you really buy a seat, or were you essentially assigned a free standby seat? If it was free you should probably just be grateful you got a seat and not complain. If you paid for it...
by mbav8r
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Georgian Loses 1.5 million Passenger Contract With Air Canada
Replies: 87
Views: 14530

Re: Air Georgian Loses 1.5 million Passenger Contract With Air Canada

genetic jack hammer wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:13 am
Well, their termination date was moved up from January 31st to two days before their CRM class. I can see why they left.
Oh, I misunderstood, thought Jan 29 as opposed to the 31st
by mbav8r
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Georgian Loses 1.5 million Passenger Contract With Air Canada
Replies: 87
Views: 14530

Re: Air Georgian Loses 1.5 million Passenger Contract With Air Canada

GGN had a a CRM class on Wednesday. During the class, pilots started getting e-mails, stating that their lay off date had been pushed up, to Monday, two days before, as opposed to January 31st. They walked out of class. Instructor got reamed for letting them leave. Well, you're no longer employed, ...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9885

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

DP, I have the award but am unable to find a link on line. Synopsis is that the 2 parties agreed in advance to methodology (since the jurisprudence was fairly well established by several preceding recent seniority integration awards) but not surprisingly could not agree on weighting within the agre...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: King of the Hill
Replies: 15
Views: 2400

Re: King of the Hill

Airline schedule can’t be beat in my opinion. I hated corporate. I’ll never go back. Being married to a cell phone and having no job security or pension is awful. I understand and respect that. Each job varies of course but the schedule we’re on would be hard to beat, even at the airlines. And the ...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7738

Re: Westjet CYHZ

pdw wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:53 pm
Best ever ‘tailwindgust discussion’ (on landing) !
Might have been low level variable windshear, he says tongue in cheek hoping not to encourage a response😳
by mbav8r
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coolest Airports in the Prairies
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: Coolest Airports in the Prairies

Easterville(CKM6) Mb., the only way you can tell it’s a runway is the windsock, it doubles as a road to the dump(I believe), trees at both ends.
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7738

Re: Westjet CYHZ

With winds of 010/14G22 (if I understand the previous post correctly, these winds were given by tower, therefore in deg mag), the tailwind component would be of 09G14 kts - that just seems like a lot of tailwind component to accept, even without a contaminated runway. Not that it can't be done, but...
by mbav8r
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7738

Re: Westjet CYHZ

From the tower tapes at liveatc.net and FlightRadar24, C-FUJR, a B-738, 172 pax plus 6 crew, no injuries, no visible damage. Weather around the time of the accident: CYHZ 051549Z 01016G27KT 1/2SM R14/5000FT/N SN OVC002 M00/M00 A2912 RMK ST8 SLP869 ILS to 14, tower winds 010/14G22, RVR's 3500, then ...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avro Arrow blueprints on display after sitting in Sask. man's home for decades
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Avro Arrow blueprints on display after sitting in Sask. man's home for decades

It would be great, but probably easier to design a better aircraft from scratch given the 65 years of advances in metallurgy and composites, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and manufacturing processes. And considering a modern fighter is nearly breaking the worlds best funded military, I don’t thin...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avro Arrow blueprints on display after sitting in Sask. man's home for decades
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Avro Arrow blueprints on display after sitting in Sask. man's home for decades

As built? As in reverse engineered after the construction of the prototype? The Arrow used the Cook-Craigie plan which meant the first planes were essentially production models made with production tooling and thus there was no prototype Arrow save a wooden mock-up for validation. The DC-8 was also...
by mbav8r
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7738

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Can someone please answer my previous question:- Is there a requirement at Canadian Airlines to compute the landing distance prior to commencing approach? This is mandatory under EASA and we have to write both the required and the factored landing distance (115%) on the CFP. This is from 2005 after...
by mbav8r
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5969

Re: Ukraine International PS752

That’s a shocking amount of Canadians in one such place. Condolences. Jordanian news and other reliable sources reporting anti aircraft activity to blame. Sad situation indeed. Obviously don’t know the average a Canadian passenger count but could be Canadians attempting to leave the area based on a...
by mbav8r
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet engine problem YYZ July 24,2014
Replies: 56
Views: 4563

Re: Westjet engine problem YYZ July 24,2014

Land as soon as possible has been removed from many checklists by the lawyers. The term land at nearest suitable airfield leaves the decision with the pilot to decide what is "suitable" under the circumstances. It removes some liability from the checklist authors by leaving "suitable" up to the pil...
by mbav8r
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 163
Views: 16514

Re: Recession incoming

motuara wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:15 pm
look on the bright side , if theres a recession, house prices might go down.........
Who for? I’m guessing you don’t own a house!
by mbav8r
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 38
Views: 10322

Re: C Series lands at EGLC Toronto Island loses out Again

Hey guys, No idea where I should actually post this so dont kill me if its in the wrong spot. This is more of a question than anything. I am going to try and get some RX7 series 2,3 tail light lens covers remade because the ones I have are totally trash worthy. I also have found that I cant actuall...
by mbav8r
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

https://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Service%20Project%20Announcements/Notice%20of%20Change-2019-Circling%20Minima%20Revoke-EN.pdf NOTICE OF CHANGE Revoke the Lines of circling minima on instrument approach procedures National NAV CANADA, the country's provider of civil air navigation s...
by mbav8r
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 5267

Re: Swoop

Are work conditions at Encore all that great? It's just CARs is it not? They were by far the lowest rung regional in the country when they launched if I recall correctly... Swoop, Encore, same shit... Yeah, I have been loving working at Encore. Yeah, some people bitch and moan, but that's not every...
by mbav8r
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 38043

Re: One List

WJ pilots have scope but my understanding is Encore can have Jets, I imagine they might now be motivated to take some Jet flying from the mainline pilots. [/quote] Um, Encore pilots have ZERO say in the equipment they operate. That's a few steps above their pay grade. Quit with the threats. [/quote...
by mbav8r
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 38043

Re: One List

I have been following this saga and the general airline industry in Canada from the sidelines Perhaps you should remain on the sidelines then. Sometimes it is best to be silent and be thought of a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Ah, insult the opponent into giving up approach?! A product o...
by mbav8r
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12370

Re: Regional Career

Wow some people really have problems, dont they? Here is an idea Capitaine: go to AC provided they will take you, and if you don't like it, go back to a regional or whatever floats your boat. Then you will know whether you will like it or not. The flying world has never been one of 9-5. At some poi...
by mbav8r
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 516
Views: 126033

Re: New hire bids

The transfer of flying is scheduled to be completed by the end of February(from memory), while this happens so will the transfer of pilots. I suspect the courses will be mostly GGN until then.
by mbav8r
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 30090

Re: ONEX plans

But realitychex said airline within an airline NEVER works. The airline within an airline concept, operated in the historically traditional manner, has never really worked. They simply cannibalize the mothership’s business, overlapping routes and watering down the brand, which drives the ability to...
by mbav8r
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 30090

Re: ONEX plans

Cease and desist? Whatever. Not much credibility or story in that article. Didn't happen anyway . Wow, "didn't happen"?! Never thought I'd hear that so soon! That is exactly how they change history!! At any rate, don't know what grade you were in at the time, but been there, done that, got the t-sh...

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