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by confusedalot
Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...
Replies: 20
Views: 2395

Re: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...

Sad situation indeed with the loss of life. BUT, flown Boeing's for a large part of my time on this planet with zero problems. As far as the max is concerned, just another 737 updated model. I flew it. The previous 800 version that is. So...... The whole yadda yadda conversation about mcas has been ...
by confusedalot
Mon May 20, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Laser Eye Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 1516

Re: Laser Eye Surgery

For what it's worth, I have an acuaintance who did it decades ago and had zero problems.

Still flies big planes at an advanced age.

I got a cataract problem fixed. No medical restrictions.

The eye doc's are pretty darn good.

Don't worry. You run more risk by driving your car on a highway.
by confusedalot
Sat May 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 543
Views: 48924

Re: DOH merge.

Would that hypothetical 6 year AT 330 captain getting 6 years AC seniority and bidding whatever that would afford them not be fair? People like this are going to be the major losers in the deal. Some people are going to go from WB Captain to NB FO. Bang on. That's the way it has always been. Screw ...
by confusedalot
Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5055

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

Ummmh........ Canadian got a horrible almost, but not quite, botl deal shoved down their throats. Something like a 1 in5 deal, can't quite recall right now. Worse still, all approved by a federal judge. I think Trump calls that fake news. On the other hand you do freely admit you are confused a lot...
by confusedalot
Fri May 17, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5055

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

Ummmh........ Jazz never got a pilot merger. Neither did Sky regional, Georgian, or EVAS, or anyone else for that matter. Canadian got a horrible almost, but not quite, botl deal shoved down their throats. Something like a 1 in5 deal, can't quite recall right now. Worse still, all approved by a fede...
by confusedalot
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 19216

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

WestJet has only had one quarterly loss since 2005. If that's struggling, then boy would I sure like to struggle! Yes, trouble started as they were rolling out encore, which they then had to scale back, then came swoop and new routes and new aircraft. Just shows that your quarterly returns are tail...
by confusedalot
Thu May 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2254

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

A lot of it is just attitude and outlook. The mindset of "hanging on for the pension" makes my skin crawl, and why I don't think I could ever go into a job where that was my overriding priority. Unfortunately that type of thinking exists in aviation too, you see it in the heavily unionized airlines...
by confusedalot
Tue May 07, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 8188

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Confusedalot, How would an MCAS failure look differently in a simulator compared to a stab trim runaway? What are the differences in the emergency drill? Answer: there is no difference. Just stumbled on this...... You are 100% right, hit the switches and everything gets disabled. One caveat, never ...
by confusedalot
Mon May 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 9208

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Just curious. So.....with all of this talk of whores and all.... What exactly is a non whore paycheck for a narrowbody? Left seat/ right seat; 300k/200k, 200k/150k, 150k/100k, 100k/ 60k? Neither westjet nor air Canada pay a whole lot on hiring. I am confused, stupid as I am. Looking forward to the g...
by confusedalot
Sat May 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada
Replies: 37
Views: 2998

Re: Logging cruise relief time outside of Canada

Cathay is not the only airline that uses second officers. Your very own country uses the very same concept via air Canada. The AC types are however obligated by the rules to get a type rating, but that rating is limited to a "relief pilot", stamped on your licence as RP. Can't do much with that eith...
by confusedalot
Sat May 04, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?
Replies: 36
Views: 5135

Re: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?

Transat being bought by an airline is really far off the mark. Why would AC want to get into managing hotels? People should be looking at the fact they increased their foreign ownership limit allowance to the federal limit of 49% at the last meeting... Just like the Hunters did when they got TUI's ...
by confusedalot
Thu May 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2254

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

Do I ever emphathize with you. I was a government employee by circumstance. 9/11 happened, aviation people were kicked into the street, no prospects, so I applied. Got the job. Thought I had it made. And then reality hit me in the face like a landmine. So.....the trollers have absolutely zero idea o...
by confusedalot
Wed May 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?
Replies: 36
Views: 5135

Re: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?

I'll take that on....... In the US, tons of big timers disappeared. PanAm, TWA, Braniff, and on it goes. The market there can absorb a failure. Others take up the slack. Not the same situation here. Big red goes natuarally, nobody can take up the market, leading to serious problems for the state. Ev...
by confusedalot
Wed May 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Refractive Lens Surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: Refractive Lens Surgery

Got the operation done in both eyes because of cataracts. Not the same perhaps as your situation. The big takaway is to NOT get a multifocal lens implant because that will invalidate night flying privileges. Apparently multifocals cause all kinds of glare related issues at night. So get monofocal im...
by confusedalot
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot in the Canadian Forces
Replies: 51
Views: 30958

Re: Pilot in the Canadian Forces

Good post, I too was an air cadet and never regretted the experience. They gave me a private pilot licence. And a whole lot more.

Most respect current and former CF staff, but alas, some just don't get it.
by confusedalot
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?
Replies: 36
Views: 5135

Re: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?

Sad news indeed. :( For the industry that is.

God I hope that this will not result in a mapleflot country.

But what do I know, I am stupid enough to believe in democracy.
by confusedalot
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail

Nothing is incorrect with the above post. That is how this somewhat dysfunctional state actually works. Little guys get nailed to the wall, big guys get the favors. Been like that forever. For those who actually have to survive, look at how these fraudsters operate and eventually beat them at their ...
by confusedalot
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot in the Canadian Forces
Replies: 51
Views: 30958

Re: Pilot in the Canadian Forces

Can you kill on demand? Can you die on command? That is all your country will require of you. When you try to get a civilian job you will need to find a company with ex military pilots because the rest will not like your skill set. Check the eye surgery thing very carefully. I know more guys who ha...
by confusedalot
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 9749

Re: Pet Peeves?

My pet peeve is actually thinking this site has something to add to avaition knowledge. But instead is a bunch of winers complaing that they are either underpaid, or over paid and or tired or jealous of every other industry. I joined thinking this may help me become a better GA pilot. Instead it ma...
by confusedalot
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?
Replies: 28
Views: 2054

Re: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?

You clearly know the rules, so unless you have a cpl as a driver, can't do it legally. Then comes all of that commercial operating certificate stuff. If you can set the whole thing up as a non profit, maybe that would work? Sketchy I know, but in this world of billion dollar corporations getting tax...
by confusedalot
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail
Replies: 31
Views: 3889

Re: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail

As an aside, the Quebec government gave the bulk of rescue money, 1 billion, a few years back. The feds pitched in with a little more, some hundreds of millions or so. Bombardier also sold off other bits, one of which was their training unit, to CAE. Wonder why they can't pull an air Canada trick wi...
by confusedalot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 8216

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

I don't know why I am a sucker for abuse, but whatever, I know I am wading into a situation where I will be torn apart to itty bitty pieces. I am an English guy. I live in Quebec. Because of that, and that only (read, no special merit), I am fully bilingual. But that does not matter. If you fly in Q...
by confusedalot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 79
Views: 10560

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

ummmnh.....stupid as I am, hey I was born that way...... Is the big red pilot thing nothing more than getting the job, and cruising along with little effort to get to a top paying place in life that will guarantee you an upper class existence with zero jeopardy? You can try to figure out all of the ...
by confusedalot
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived
Replies: 36
Views: 2580

Re: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived

Yes in today's world of flying modern technology is making airplanes safer and safer. One of the best examples I can think of is Airbus Industries including alfa floor protect in their airplanes, it was fun deliberately holding the sidestick full aft and watching the computers prevent me from stall...
by confusedalot
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hiring Surge
Replies: 17
Views: 3895

Re: Hiring Surge

As many have pointed out, timing is everything. As old fella said, he did it at a certain time and a certain place, but it all worked out, as far as i can tell. So, with the ''timing is everything'' notion in mind, looks like there will be pretty good options available for years to come. I didn't se...

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