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by Bede
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Which path to take?
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: Which path to take?

I’m a volunteer EMR on our fire department. The paramedics all seem to be young. There seems to be a lot of turnover despite the good pay. I also know quite a few people who “used to be” paramedics. More than any other profession.

Think about why so many people leave that field.
by Bede
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Was one list a good idea
Replies: 19
Views: 4745

Re: Was one list a good idea

Don’t think the company isn’t ecstatic this way this played out. Zero retraining and they get to keep Swoop flying because probably 99% of their pilots would have been laid off..... and what did this cost the company.... nothing.... What did it cost us, 41% pay cuts. 1. I don't think that the compa...
by Bede
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 253
Views: 35954

Re: Layoffs

management certainly could break the contract and lay off whoever they want If they did that every pilot in the company would walk. Let's not get out of hand with these theories. It's easy to let fear get out of hand. Curiousflyer is correct. AC could breach the contract and either settle with ACPA...
by Bede
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: All Pilot Layoff
Replies: 7
Views: 4785

Re: All Pilot Layoff

I’m more worried about the economic damage rather than the virus. It will pass but people are going to take a massive financial hit in the pocket book and not going to take leisure vacations when they’re more worried about keeping food on the table and a roof over their head. Interest rates are dro...
by Bede
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 21360

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

If you talk to the powers at be at Onex, they'll tell you they bought WJ at a $4-$7 per share discount to its true value. Onex doesn't over pay for anything. They bought WJ when it was just coming out of a mud puddle and they know it. They'll be furloughs at AC, WJ, AA, Delta, UAL, Alaska, jetBlue,...
by Bede
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2445

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

Does that policy otherwise include the hull value of the airplane, or is it a liability only policy you are looking at? My home owner insurance has something similar: if I damage the house with a vehicle I own, it doesn't cover the damage. Yes, that policy includes hull insurance. So in the example...
by Bede
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 2445

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

I wouldn't worry about this at all. You made a mistake, you learned from it. You move on. Make sure you get your PTR. I think you misunderstand the point of insurance. The insurance is there to protect the school from claims against them and their instructors and employees, not to protect the studen...
by Bede
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

lownslow wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:12 am
Okay, but like what if I charge a couple hundred bucks for a sweet coffee mug or something and as thanks I throw in a free flight to wherever you want to go?
Oh in that case it's totally legal. What a creative solution. :roll:
by Bede
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31353

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

The key differences between this outbreak and previous global crises are that 1. people are stupider now (literally: IQ's have been dropping for decades) and 2. modern social media amplifies stupidity and facilitates the spread of disinformation, either unwittingly or deliberately. Lack of critical...
by Bede
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1085

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

What irritates me is the hypocrisy of a "flight training unit" where the people doing the real learning are not the "students", they are the "instructors". At least when you allow a student hairdresser or student dentist to learn their trade on your hair or your teeth, you know in advance they don'...
by Bede
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: PPL Flight Test failure

Well. What's your qualification for making that statement of fact? A PEng. And 20 years dealing with airplanes. I also never said it wasn't a big deal. No one said the student shouldn't learn from the mistake. No one said the plane shouldn't be inspected. What I said was that the failure was not ju...
by Bede
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: PPL Flight Test failure

Were you the candidate, I would suggest that if your take-away from the experience was all about how the opportunity for a partial re-test was stolen from you, instead of how you flew so badly you risked serious damage to a sixty year old aircraft with no less than a person delegated by the ministe...
by Bede
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - What is important?
Replies: 29
Views: 1085

Re: Flight Instructors - What is important?

It’s completely dumb that time spent instructing counts towards airline and licence flight time requirements. It shouldn’t. I have line flying experience in Flight Training, Corporate, Aerial Work, Air Taxi, and 705 freight. My own personal experience has been the exact opposite of the opinion expr...
by Bede
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 712

Re: PPL Flight Test failure

Photo fly, BPF,
So you'd classify it under "unsafe or dangerous flying?"

BTW the flaps will be inspected.
by Bede
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PPL Flight Test failure
Replies: 19
Views: 712

PPL Flight Test failure

A friend of mine (not my recommend, although I did a couple training flights with him) just failed his PPL flight test. On his power-on stall, he raised the flaps (10 degrees) too late and exceed the flap speed. Not only did he fail the item, the examiner ended the flight test and ordered a complete...
by Bede
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Reviews? Moncton or Stratford or Brantford
Replies: 10
Views: 552

Re: Reviews? Moncton or Stratford or Brantford

Found wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:54 am
Availability of instructors and planes was never a concern like other schools.
These days that should be your #1 factor in your decision.

Lots of schools taking students and scheduling the to fly 1x per week.
by Bede
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

And, just 'cause I'm unsure after reading the interpretation in CAR 101.01, does anyone know: Is a pilot who rents a plane the "operator" for the purpose of CAR 410.28(2)(a)? I'm thinking not, as I expect the entity renting the plane out would be the operator, whether they actually own it, or lease...
by Bede
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2330

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

This guy got a $1000 fine for doing exactly what you're proposing.

https://decisions.tatc.gc.ca/tatc/tatc/ ... 3/index.do
by Bede
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: School Choice?
Replies: 17
Views: 854

Re: School Choice?

These days, Con College, hands down.

You're done and working in the industry getting hours/seniority 2 years before the guys from UW, UWO, Seneca etc even have a CPL. If you want a full degree do it on the side as you're building experience.
by Bede
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Rocket crash
Replies: 14
Views: 1428

Rocket crash

Best. Headline. Ever.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mike ... -1.5473529

Not to make light of someone dying, but...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3814

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

If you have been following my post you would have seen my logic. I said I don't really like bailing out companies as the tax payer. But my logic says that sometimes bailouts cost the taxpayers much less than the economic impact of thousands of people without work and being on EI. So would you rathe...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3814

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/a-story-of-corporate-arrogance-money-managers-weigh-in-on-bombardier-s-plight-1.1386713#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=kOSzORm “ It's a story of corporate arrogance, greed and mismanagement by a family company that has multiple voting shares and doesn’t have to answer to...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3814

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Not a fan of bail outs. But the cost to the taxpayers if bombardier goes down the drain won’t be cheap. Let’s say you give a billion dollars to a company with 40k employees, that’s 25k per employee. Now if these are good paying jobs, you will basically get all your money back in a year of income ta...
by Bede
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Bailout for Bombardier
Replies: 52
Views: 3814

Re: No Bailout for Bombardier

Not a fan of bail outs. But the cost to the taxpayers if bombardier goes down the drain won’t be cheap. Let’s say you give a billion dollars to a company with 40k employees, that’s 25k per employee. Now if these are good paying jobs, you will basically get all your money back in a year of income ta...
by Bede
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4200

Re: Leaving with a bond?

I run a small company and know other who do too. THE worst issue is employees, bar none. But it was you that did hire them, no? A friend of mine has a 702/703 outfit with only pistons. For some reason, he has very low turnover. Rumour has it that he's very good to work for. That's true, Bede. A goo...

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