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by The Hammer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3918

Re: COVID vaccination advice for Airline crew

From EASA On a different topic, we have received several questions from the Member States and industry regarding the use of vaccines for aviation personnel,: Currently several countries around the world have authorised the prophylactic use of vaccines to prevent potential infections with SARS-CoV-2...
by The Hammer
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.
Replies: 82
Views: 6409

Re: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.

This is the UK getting punished for Brexit--just in time for the high holidays. Double whammy. The EU is playing good cop by saying that the restrictions could be eased--as if. Ontario's lockdown is going to cost us (the industry) more lift, and so are the restrictions in America's coastal "pa...
by The Hammer
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 5867

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

To me the real issue moving forward isn't going to be commuting to YYZ, as much as just the fact that YVR based pilots are literally going to be less useful to crew sched than YYZ ones. YYZ pilots will be able to do back to back 14 hour days, but YVR ones will only be able to do 14 the first day, a...
by The Hammer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3931

Re: Thanksgiving?

That’s because DoFo is acting like it’s the first month of the pandemic where we have no information to make reasonable decisions. You know I have been against the whole mask thing, but to entertain all the pro maskers... if we said social distance, protect the elderly and wear masks when we can’t ...
by The Hammer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3931

Re: Thanksgiving?

That’s because DoFo is acting like it’s the first month of the pandemic where we have no information to make reasonable decisions. You know I have been against the whole mask thing, but to entertain all the pro maskers... if we said social distance, protect the elderly and wear masks when we can’t ...
by The Hammer
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2974

Re: Traning bond or ... non flying job

It depends how far down the list you are at Jazz. If you have a lot of people ahead of you then take the work. It could be years. I've seen it personally. Or you can talk to Jazz about a LOA. Often you c an delay your recall until your the most jr person on LOA/Layoff and then you have come back or ...
by The Hammer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 87947

Re: Westwind

It's very likely that PTR's had nothing to do with this accident. It usually a documentation issue not an actual compliance issue in this size of company unless there is a misinterpretation of training requirements (CAR 703.98. 704.115, 705.124) which should be caught at a POI level, if it's a manua...
by The Hammer
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A sad end for this HS125
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: A sad end for this HS125

Possibly getting rid of things like fingerprints and DNA. Fair enough....but why not just keep using them? Fly in, dump the dope, fly out and get another load. Fly them once and torch them?? A) a lot of times they are flown into places they can land but not take off from B) lets say its 5000 lbs of...
by The Hammer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 87
Views: 21259

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

The UK didn't waive the 14 day isolation requirement for Canada.....
by The Hammer
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 3537

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

Hey maybe I’m way wrong and I’m ok with that! All of the people that I know who are out of work actually WANT to go back to work, without hesitation. Myself included. Hey, so maybe the Eastern Canada thing which is known for high unemployment is a mentality thing and not a lack of jobs. Don’t care ...
by The Hammer
Sun May 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Are AC pilots and FA's required to self-isolate for 14 days after operating a overseas pairing ie YYZ-NRT-YYZ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Re: Are AC pilots and FA's required to self-isolate for 14 days after operating a overseas pairing ie YYZ-NRT-YYZ?

No they are exempt, nationally. That's how I read the regulation/Interim Order but was curious as to what AC's actual direction is. I know pilots that isolate (as in hide in the basement from family their family for 14 days) and others that are like me and would just live life smartly as I do now. ...
by The Hammer
Sat May 30, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Are AC pilots and FA's required to self-isolate for 14 days after operating a overseas pairing ie YYZ-NRT-YYZ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2904

Are AC pilots and FA's required to self-isolate for 14 days after operating a overseas pairing ie YYZ-NRT-YYZ?

I think the subject line says it all. I've heard both yes and no depending on which AC employee and/or employee group I've talked to. What's the Company (Flight ops) direction? The pilot schedules are a poor indication because barely anybody is flying more than a couple of days a month right now. Wh...
by The Hammer
Tue May 26, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy
Replies: 29
Views: 6022

Re: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy

Airlines, specially in Canada, are probably the most hated industry no matter where you live in Canada. Doesn’t help airlines refuse to refund tickets for cancelled flights and give credits instead. ...and why should they? If they give refunds - they will collapse. This was completely out of their ...
by The Hammer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs
Replies: 20
Views: 6039

Re: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs

I heard that too initially but now I've heard up to 80 layoffs combined!!!!
How many pilots do they even have?
by The Hammer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs
Replies: 20
Views: 6039

Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs

Any truth to the rumour that Perimeter /Bearskin are laying off a significant number of flight crews? Im kinda surpirsed on the Perimeter side because they primarily fly into the fly-in only communities.
by The Hammer
Fri May 31, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is Georgian operating the 1900 at all in S. Ontario ie not AC code?
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Is Georgian operating the 1900 at all in S. Ontario ie not AC code?

I was in Muskoka an d saw a bunch of Georgian 1900's sitting there. I know that AC cancelled the 1900 contract in YYZ and east but are they using the 1900 at all in S. Ontario ie charter or other sked flights?

I'm trying to help a lower time friend find a job in SW Ontario due to family limitations.
by The Hammer
Thu May 09, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 1804

Re: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?

So I work for a large Canadian airline flying a 705 jet. Thanks to way too many sensors it likes to give spurious flight control disagree faults (white status messages on EICAS) particularly after the start. This occurs because the sensors erroneously/momentarily defect a fault and the message won't...
by The Hammer
Mon May 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Already gave you my take on the DC3 affair....of course, you’d have to be at least semi literate to read it. Instead of taking shots at me, share some of your grade 6 wisdom. You really think a fuel leak caused two simultaneous PT6 failures? And you’re obviously not bright enough to see the folly i...
by The Hammer
Mon May 06, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 16417

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

So, where are these guys getting their information? https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20190424-1 "Initial data gathered by the TSB indicates that the aircraft departed CYWG with an insufficient quantity of fuel on board for the intended flight." The TSB has already provid...
by The Hammer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amik Caravan
Replies: 29
Views: 5700

Re: Amik Caravan

Redneck_pilot86 wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:22 pm Does seem odd to have flaps up for a forced approach.
Flaps in the caravan are electric. They could have easily been raised afterwards to get them out of the way while unloading etc

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