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by tailgunner
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing seeks anti-dumping probe over Bombardier's C Series
Replies: 39
Views: 7230

Re: Boeing seeks anti-dumping probe over Bombardier's C Series

The biggest difference between Bombardier and the other major three (A,B,and E) is Bomardier's lack of any military type of program. Boeing is being fed with hundreds of Billions of dollars through their DnD programs. See: the 767 tanker award. What Bombardier and the Canadian government should have...
by tailgunner
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet To Launch ULCC
Replies: 306
Views: 61075

Re: WestJet To Launch ULCC

The way I see this unfolding, is the ENCORE pilot group will be given these seats. WJ will sell it to the WJPA group saying that these 10 aircraft were to be returned to the lease holders. So a win win for both groups....unless wages and working conditions are factored in.
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Korean issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4136

Re: North Korean issues

Further to AV8TS comment, The SCUD-B that Iraq used against Israel targeted cities in general. It is a horribly inaccurate tactical rocket. I would suggest that the German V2 had as much accuracy as the Soviet designed ... So, in so far, as the Patriot system hit the SCUDs, knocking them off course ...
by tailgunner
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Korean issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4136

Re: North Korean issues

Pelmet,
Post of the year!
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New 200' 1/2mile LPV Approach Ban Minimums YEG YYC
Replies: 27
Views: 2654

Re: New 200' 1/2mile LPV Approach Ban Minimums YEG YYC

I disagree Black_Tusk. This is not good. The prevailing attitude that " at least we can try" has allowed the airport operators Canada wide to focus their collective attention and finances on anything but runway/taxiway improvements. Up until the new runway in YYC opened, the only CAT2 runway between...
by tailgunner
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada - High School Requirements
Replies: 10
Views: 7875

Re: Air Canada - High School Requirements

DodgeRamMan, At AC, we have some fantastically educated pilots. We have MD's, professional Engineers, MBA's, Lawyers, etc., but we also have those who have very little formal education past the High School level. One thing I have noticed though, is that most of the pilots at AC have a yearning for k...
by tailgunner
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky regional
Replies: 90
Views: 50104

Re: Sky regional

Ok Art, Tell us how and to what level are express pilots going to TELL AC that they demand more. Do you honestly think that they are going to start handing out C2 travel passes to non employees? You do realize that express pilots are not employees of AC. They are simply employees of a service provid...
by tailgunner
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

The Russian/Chinese air defence technology has rapidly advanced and improved in since the First Gulf war. The vaunted Soviet layered air defence was quite easily defeated by the fighters and bombers of the day. As of right now, there are legitimate concerns over whether any legacy fighter would have...
by tailgunner
Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Mick G, Do not forget that the top speed listed for the SH is in a clean configuration. When you start adding fuel tanks, and AAM's the SH has been described as a dog, a slow dog. The SH has been reported as having a range deficiency by the USN, and the weapons pylons are canted out 3degrees to ensu...
by tailgunner
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Rockie, Sorry that you are still stuck on tactics and information that you are familiar with from the late 80's-early 90's. Let me put it this way. NORAD , reportedly , has the capability to see over the horizon. It is rumoured that they can see Russian bombers in the circuit at their FOB's. It take...
by tailgunner
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Blakey, 65 JSF can and will do the job of a far larger force. That it what is at the core of the design. It is a force multiplier. The integration of ALL sources of RADAR information allows the F35 to be in the precise location where it needs to be. As of today, the Russian Airforce has 20 TU160 Bla...
by tailgunner
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Rockie, I'm sure someone as well read as yourself, realizes that the only model of F15 they currently build is the E model. The Strike Eagle is of course a TWO crew aircraft. So unless you want to double the manning in the RCAF , with double the crewing costs, that is a big NO GO The only fighters t...
by tailgunner
Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Darkwing, I understand the point you are trying to make, but using the Sherman vs. Panther is a very poor choice. Research has shown that on average it took 5 Sherman's to kill a Tiger/Panther. 4 of those being totally destroyed with the majority of the crews lost. The Germans even nicknamed the She...
by tailgunner
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Rockie, Without rehashing all off our posts, the F35, with all of its abilities , precisely allows it to be in the right space at the right time. It is nowhere near the same level as the SH in information gathering and use. Airspace patrol done by 4 SH's, with their limited(compared to the F35) elec...
by tailgunner
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Rockie, you have to purchase the equipment with the idea that they are going to be used for combat, and not for show and tell. The British government took a huge decision in the mid thirties to buy expensive new fighters. Those expensive fighters (Spifire/Hurricane) held the line 5 years later. I wo...
by tailgunner
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23817

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Let's put this into some historical context. This decision is the same as buying Gloster Gladiators when the Hurricane and Spitfire were available. It is like purchasing F4U Corsairs when the Sabre was already flying. Like purchasing Sabre MK6's when the F4 Phantom was already flying. Like purchasin...
by tailgunner
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot demands 'common decency' after passengers argue U.S. politics
Replies: 94
Views: 7320

Re: Pilot demands 'common decency' after passengers argue U.S. politics

What I have learned in life, and admittedly , forget once in awhile is that there is always at least three sides to every story. Before we all go off half-cocked, let's realize we have a snippet of a MEDIA story and facts and timelines take a backseat to the story and the dramatic. Perhaps he really...
by tailgunner
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Better than expected 3rd quarter profit
Replies: 2
Views: 3964

Re: Better than expected 3rd quarter profit

Or the Encore experiment is doing well. Smaller aircraft, better matched to the demand drives up load factor. Massive growth planned at the connector, very little real growth at the mainline...
by tailgunner
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 41031

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

Dual engine failures are extremely rare, statistically speaking. Forgetting to put on the required anti-ice is a more likely cause, statistically speaking.
by tailgunner
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Hiring Portal is Open for buisness
Replies: 9
Views: 9793

Re: Hiring Portal is Open for buisness

Correct.
by tailgunner
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Hiring Portal is Open for buisness
Replies: 9
Views: 9793

Re: Hiring Portal is Open for buisness

The latest bid shows over 400 vacancies. These positions cannot be filled be any proposed PML list,in my opinion. There are just too many. So, for anyone on the outside, keep your resume ready to go!
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Union drives reignite at WestJet
Replies: 12
Views: 7071

Re: Union drives reignite at WestJet

Maxpwr, I really appreciate your enthusiasm, however, the remaining 44 fins do not have a garaunteed future in the fleet. It is perfectly reasonable that the remaining 44 are simply sold off. The last 12 months have shown that the focus of growth at WJ is at the Encore level. Just look at the lost W...
by tailgunner
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Union drives reignite at WestJet
Replies: 12
Views: 7071

Re: Union drives reignite at WestJet

Ok, where are these new destinations? WJ has a pretty robust network already. I just don't see any 'have to' destinations that aren't already being served.
Cheers.
by tailgunner
Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints
Replies: 134
Views: 37938

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints

Getting back to Saretsky's future. I do not think that he survives until September of next year. If the FA's unionize, followed by the Pilots, and if the 767's continue to be a thorn in the operation, I can see a push from the board to have him removed. From what I'm hearing the WJ culture has morph...
by tailgunner
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Accident in YHZ
Replies: 414
Views: 66763

Re: Air Canada Accident in YHZ

BTD is correct. Differing procedures in Canada and the US.
The report will be released when if is released. If there was an imminent threat within Canada discovered during the investigation, it would have been published immediately.

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