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by HavaJava
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ACPA to fight Jazz's 757 acquisition
Replies: 72
Views: 6253

Re: ACPA to fight Jazz's 757 acquisition

Where was your concern for the industry when WestJet lowered the standard for this profession?? .. Where was your concern for the industry when CanJet lowered the standard for this profession?? .. Industry standard is more than just pay ... its also benefits, penison, working conditions ... these 2...
by HavaJava
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ACPA to fight Jazz's 757 acquisition
Replies: 72
Views: 6253

Re: ACPA to fight Jazz's 757 acquisition

Sure.. as long as its not for the CPA with AC (which has been negotiated until 2020). If Georgian had picked up this 57 contract that would be perfectly fine with me.. If they want to pick up some CRJ 900's and run them feeding WJ.. again.. Don't care. So long is it isn't to the detriment of the in...
by HavaJava
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Min altitude over a blasting area
Replies: 13
Views: 3663

Re: Min altitude over a blasting area

I'm having a really hard time finding the actual regulation that says 3000' AGL. I have searched the AIM but can't find it.

Can someone give me the reference?
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's
Replies: 134
Views: 15070

Re: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's

Why can't you say .. "Jazz pilots, congrats on the new contract and I hope you folks get a huge uplift in your status pay. Go get'em!" I did say that: Good luck with that one...I hope for the sake of the industry that Jazz pilots can negotiate a fair status pay system for when the 757s arrive. Forg...
by HavaJava
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's
Replies: 134
Views: 15070

Re: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's

If (and I stress "if") ALPA can nogotiate a substantially higher status pay scale due to the arrival of the 757's it sounds like an ok plan. However, if your pay scale remains even remotely close to what it is now, I still maintain that Jazz pilots will be leading the constant decline in wages and w...
by HavaJava
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's
Replies: 134
Views: 15070

Re: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's

Fine teacher, wages might be slightly increased at Jazz, but I can guarantee that overall, wages will be lowered in the industry if status pay is applied to companies with huge disparities in fleet size.

Jazz better be careful that they don't take the lead in the race to the bottom.
by HavaJava
Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's
Replies: 134
Views: 15070

Re: Jazz & Thomas Cook = 6 757's

augustus777 wrote:We leave status pay in place and we avoid many problems.
You leave status pay in place and you become some of the lowest paid 757 pilots in the world. To me that's a problem.
by HavaJava
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Air LP signed an agreement with Thomas Cook Canada Inc.
Replies: 113
Views: 10598

Re: Jazz Air LP signed an agreement with Thomas Cook Canada

Methinks "Air Canada" will probably not be stamped on the side of the 757's...just Jazz...or as the previous poster said, perhaps a TC paint scheme.
by HavaJava
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Georgian says it goes extra mile for safety.
Replies: 34
Views: 4334

Re: Air Georgian says it goes extra mile for safety.

The documentary detailed stories of American pilots who couldn’t afford to live close to their base because of low salaries and the expensive housing. That, however, is not the case in Canada, where pilots are paid three times as much as American ones, said Edmondson. Wow...that means that American...
by HavaJava
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tool of the Day!
Replies: 39
Views: 3361

Re: Tool of the Day!

Just to clarify my previous post.

The offending pilot was the Acting Director of Aerodromes and Air Navigation in the early 2000's...I'm not sure what his current position is or if he still works for Transport Canada
by HavaJava
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tool of the Day!
Replies: 39
Views: 3361

Re: Tool of the Day!

Oh my god....this is hilarious! I was very surprised to see that there was no CADORS for this incident so I thought I'd do my own little investigation. After searching the registration and then googling the owner...the pilot was... ...wait for it.... The Acting Director of Aerodromes and Air Navigat...
by HavaJava
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC Flight evacuated in YYZ
Replies: 27
Views: 2251

Re: AC Flight evacuated in YYZ

Regarding the smell prior to take off... 4 collegues of mine were on that flight, one of them actually had to open the overwing door. Now these are 4 fellow AMEs. Nothing other than the ordinary GPU/APU/engine start smell at the beginning of the flight and things only got bad in the cabin well afte...
by HavaJava
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tool of the Day!
Replies: 39
Views: 3361

Re: Tool of the Day!

Nope, Idon't know either of them. I just overheard the exchange on the radio and was disgusted by the pilots idiocy. I have his registration, but I don't know if I'm allowed to post detailed info like that on Avcanada?...doesn't really matter anyway (except to those who might investigate the inciden...
by HavaJava
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Fun and exciting airports in Ontario?
Replies: 28
Views: 1451

Re: Fun and exciting airports in Ontario?

Tottenham/Volk...Doglegging, downsloping runway with 50 foot trees right at the runway edge...lots of ultralight pilots who have ended up in those trees can attest to the challenge of this airport. On second thought...maybe not suitable for a newly minted pilot...maybe convince your fearless instruc...
by HavaJava
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tool of the Day!
Replies: 39
Views: 3361

Re: Tool of the Day!

C-170...private owner
by HavaJava
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tool of the Day!
Replies: 39
Views: 3361

Tool of the Day!

The "Tool of the Day" award goes to the moron flying through CYOW terminal into Carp around 1300 today. After contacting Ottawa and obtaining clearance to transit their Class D terminal, the terminal controller instructed him to fly heading 280 to avoid departing IFR traffic. The pilot refused to fo...
by HavaJava
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favorite Airports
Replies: 31
Views: 1589

Re: Favorite Airports

Beef Island in the British Virgin Islands. http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/8/9/1322982.jpg +1 :D Awesome scenery and fun islands...full moon parties anyone?!? St. Barth's is probably my favorite airport. Cool approach and a topless beach directly off the end of the runway. Mmm...
by HavaJava
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saying No
Replies: 66
Views: 3156

Re: Saying No

hmm... Been there done that. If you do walk expect to have your name trashed .. ROYALLY. The aviation rumor mill will twist the story around 180 degrees... and you will come out looking like the bad apple. Expect ZERO backing from your peers, other CP's etc. The first question when you phone up a n...
by HavaJava
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mandatory Retirement to be Eliminated in Parliament
Replies: 312
Views: 12679

Re: Mandatory Retirement to be Eliminated in Parliament

For the rest of your now shorter life.... Great! Where to sign up :roll: You can retire early if you like. Don't worry, we won't think you're lazy because of it. :wink: I've always found it somewhat amusing that even though we obviously love flying and pursued this career with singleminded determin...
by HavaJava
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "VFR" above the clouds.
Replies: 56
Views: 2476

Re: "VFR" above the clouds.

_dwj_ that is great advice. Just great. I am glad I know that now. Now all my decision making just got simple. `if the weather is so bad you can't do it legally then you shouldn't be flying (or perhaps consider using a dogsled!)` It sure is nice to be living in such a black and white world where al...
by HavaJava
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "VFR" above the clouds.
Replies: 56
Views: 2476

Re: "VFR" above the clouds.

Ooooh!...bordering on personal attack...

Wish I had gotten home in time to have caught that one!
by HavaJava
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "VFR" above the clouds.
Replies: 56
Views: 2476

Re: "VFR" above the clouds.

Ok...side track on this thread... Granny Gas...It is NEVER ok to operate over the gross weight of your aircraft and justify it because you are carrying granny gas. If you as PIC determine that due to the conditions you need more gas, then great! But if this extra gas puts you overweight then you mus...
by HavaJava
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "VFR" above the clouds.
Replies: 56
Views: 2476

Re: "VFR" above the clouds.

God...I am so glad I never had to "put in my dues" up north. I had one friend who died exactly because of this kind of stupid s#it. He used to be so proud of how his company had worked out all these "ingenious" procedures to make the northern flying more efficient. When he was upgraded quicker than ...
by HavaJava
Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Type IV fluid and Air Canada
Replies: 52
Views: 2975

Re: Type IV fluid and Air Canada

If I was forced to guess, I'd say that it's an SOP thing where taking Type IV is a move on the side of caution. Not an Air Canada SOP...nor a CYOW SOP since I've been through there with only a "type one, wings and tail". As a previous poster mentioned, it could very well have been that the pilots t...
by HavaJava
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nut-free zone ordered on Air Canada
Replies: 79
Views: 3318

Re: Nut-free zone ordered on Air Canada

Perhaps ACA should consider bringing back proper (and of course nut free) full mean service. That way non-allergic passengers won't be tempted to bring their own food onboard which is likely 'tainted' with peanut allergens as an alternative to the overpriced garbage served on the flights now. Uh hu...

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