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by The Hammer
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 50
Views: 8641

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: 2351

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: 1903

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: 1903

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: 4871

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: 5195

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: 5195

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: 1137

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: 1712

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: 14246

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: 15404

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 provided very li...
by The Hammer
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Amik Caravan
Replies: 29
Views: 5068

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
by The Hammer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA

Perimeter?? Nothing but shitty beat up Metros (703/704) and no Dash 8's before the purchase with no upgrade in sight. Now 8 Dash-8's and 93K to fly a Metro on Medevac. +40 aircraft vs 15ish. Keewatin, Now 16 King Airs, 2 Lears, 2 Citations, PC12 and huge growth. Pay was crap before and still probab...
by The Hammer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Almost everyone is paying 90k+ for 704/705 "lite" captains. Not unique to EIC companies.
Still lots of 703/704 that don't pay those rates except maybe medevac. It's still a reality for 703/704 world. Does Swoop even pay that? ;)
by The Hammer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 31012

Re: 737 max

Even a cheaply made Metro 23 needs both AOA systems to agree before the pusher comes on. You only get the Stall warning (audible and annuniciator on glareshield) if they don't agree.

Pretty odd decision by Boeing.
by The Hammer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA
Replies: 12
Views: 3354

Re: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA

Perimeter?? Nothing but shitty beat up Metros (703/704) and no Dash 8's before the purchase with no upgrade in sight. Now 8 Dash-8's and 93K to fly a Metro on Medevac. +40 aircraft vs 15ish. Keewatin, Now 16 King Airs, 2 Lears, 2 Citations, PC12 and huge growth. Pay was crap before and still probabl...
by The Hammer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27943

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

Fast Air/Babcock and Perimeter or Keewatin?
by The Hammer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 7036

Re: Twin otter on the ice

As stated, in a Twin Otter that runs on skis this (Station 60) is bound to happen at some point. Lake ice is bad enough, sea ice must be even more fun. The Twin Otter's nose gear competes with a C180/185 for a poor design (main gear box is a square pop can) for an airplane flying on skis. Flying ski...
by The Hammer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New duty regs are out
Replies: 72
Views: 7693

Re: New duty regs are out

Nothing would warm my cold dead heart more than seeing the SMS inboxes of every carrier attempting the FRMS end run to get filled with fatigue reports on Day One. Thats all it would take to completely kill the FRMS bypass. All it would take is for pilots to grow a set and stand up together against ...
by The Hammer
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New duty regs are out
Replies: 72
Views: 7693

Re: New duty regs are out

Large 705 carrier have stated it will take 2 years to train enough pilots. Considering AC already has plans to hire 450 in 2019 this is fully believable for sim time alone. Large airline's management has accepted the changes and will work with them so it's a reasonable tradeoff vs TC having AC/WJ lo...
by The Hammer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mount Royal or Sault College?
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: Mount Royal or Sault College?

B208 wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:50 am
Sault. Their grads have always had great hands and feet, been very knowledgeable and had great attitudes. Also, Sault is not in the habit of trying to spin their multi-engine aircraft.
Classy, not.....
by The Hammer
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 11895

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

Now I understand that the legal "impairment" is those numbers you quoted auxbaton, but I think where the confusion is coming in is the "no tolerance" being stated by ac, wj, and most importantly TC. I think the fear is you won't even have to test "impaired" just test any amount at all and you're sc...
by The Hammer
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Boeing 737 crashes in Micronesia lagoon
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Boeing 737 crashes in Micronesia lagoon

Better in the lagoon than in the rocks/trees about just short of the runway I guess. Similar to what WJ almost did in the Caribbean??
by The Hammer
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 146
Views: 27943

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

MNR in Ontario is already contracting out firefighting. Saskatchewan and Buffalo Joe have bombers in NW Ontario right now and they aren't flying. If a private company can use the bombers elsewhere in the winter and have the contracted resources available in the summer as per their contract with the ...
by The Hammer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Great improvements at Orillia Lake St. John
Replies: 15
Views: 4956

Re: Great improvements at Orillia Lake St. John

YLS has been becoming more of a charter destination as well as people try and avoid YYZ

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