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by ant_321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9929

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

Someone should probably change the title of this thread to Jazz or Sky Regional.
by ant_321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University, College or Neither?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: University, College or Neither?

if you lose your medical for unforeseen circumstances you'll be left jobless without any post secondary. A lot of fast food joints don't require a degree or diploma. You obviously didn’t read the original post. He already has a post secondary education. And how benificial do you think an education ...
by ant_321
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37796

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

The stab trim cutout switches are checked for position in the first flight, "before start checklist to the line" by every crew, before every first flight of the day every time. They aren't some obscure switches never dealt with unless it's called for in a QRC or NNC. The Captain touches the switche...
by ant_321
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ICAO Airport Codes
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: ICAO Airport Codes

Back in the day airport were coded with a 2 National Weather Service system. Example Ottawa was OW and Los Angeles was LA. Eventually as aviation grew, this became unmanageable and turned into a 3 letter IATA system used by major carriers around the world allowing for addition permutations. Air avi...
by ant_321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Google Earth image, JAL over BC field
Replies: 7
Views: 2781

Re: Google Earth image, JAL over BC field

That's pretty cool, especially how you can see the camera takes first a blue, then green, then red photograph. But something does not make sense: measuring the wingspan on google maps, it shows 927 feet. A 747-400 has a wingspan of 211'. If my math is correct, that means that the ratio of distance ...
by ant_321
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Career change to pilot
Replies: 33
Views: 2740

Re: Career change to pilot

Try to find a part time thing. Or fly for fun. With the money you make as an engineer (designing planes, not fixing them), you could have way more fun flying privately than flying commercially. Surprisingly, engineers don't make nearly as much money as people think. Most are under $100k. I find man...
by ant_321
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: University, College or Neither?
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: University, College or Neither?

You already have a degree so don’t waste your money on a Mickey Mouse aviation diploma. The only company that actually cares about post secondary is Air Canada. I managed to make it to the Left seat of a 737 with no post secondary.
by ant_321
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 307
Views: 77681

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I see the ad is up now. What is the general time to upgrade? I'd come from corporate 604 world ~10,000 hours with 1500 PIC on a classic Boeing from another life. Still have 20+ years of flying left in me if I fly until 60. Thanks, CL With that experience probably pretty quick. I’m pretty sure there...
by ant_321
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Mainline FO ad.
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

Re: Westjet Mainline FO ad.

Pro tip: never get in a relationship with someone who doesn’t have a comparable salary to yours. (Unless it’s much higher)
by ant_321
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Any real jobs?
Replies: 8
Views: 3409

Re: Any real jobs?

Does anyone know of any jobs for a hard working person, with a college diploma, and 225 hrs with his multi/IFR on a C-310? I'm willing to move at any time to any place. please help Can you define "real job"? It might help. Considering the original post was 15 years ago I’m going to say he’s probabl...
by ant_321
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37796

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Anyone here who has flown both 737NG and 737MAX? I understand the "training" on the MAX is just a short powerpoint type presentation. Apparently at some operators crews were just put on the aircraft with no additional training. I'm just curious about just how different the 2 variants are. Boeing do...
by ant_321
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Forced to leave Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 3446

Re: Forced to leave Canada

Hi all, I'm in an unfortunate position as I'll have to leave Canada to wait for my Permanent Residence (6-8 months). I currently have 700tt, 270 on floats & over 100 turbine in the DHC8. Looks like I'll have to pay out my DHC8 PPC bond and look elsewhere abroad for work until I can legally work in ...
by ant_321
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37796

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

FICU wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:29 pm
https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... cas-jt610/

Seems like a reasonable explaination of MCAS.

Max guys?
Yes. That’s the jist of it.

Also, Sunwing has grounded its Max’s.
by ant_321
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37796

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Thanks for the picture. Speculation, but I have a feeling that this would be exactly what happened, and Boeing will try to blame the crew for not pressing that switch quickly enough. Any idea what the flap retraction altitude is at Ethiopian Airlines? And the Lion air one? Most airlines use 800’ or...
by ant_321
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37796

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

MCAS can be disabled and automatic nose down trimming stopped by switching the Stabilizer Trim Cutout Switches to Cutout. Is that the same button/linked to the autopilot disconnect? Or a switch that's somewhere out of easy reach on another panel? Is that the same switch you would use for a "normal"...
by ant_321
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37796

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Could someone put this MCAS thing into layperson's terms for us here? I've looked it up and what I have managed to figure out is that it's a modification made to the 737 that compensates for the increased effect that larger and more underslung engines have on longitudinal trim. Is this correct? I w...
by ant_321
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7009

Re: FO taxiing

I don’t do anything in the aircraft based solely on “trust”, if someone demonstrates competence - and the vast majority do - they’re welcome to handle the aircraft as PF. Entitlement earns you the paperwork. CRM and MCC isn’t about blindly trusting the stranger assigned to you for a pairing, in fac...
by ant_321
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7009

Re: FO taxiing

Taxiing isn’t rocket appliances but my first time taxiing at a poorly lit, 100% snow covered airport I wish I was in the right seat with an experienced skipper rather than a brand new 250 hour wonder.
by ant_321
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 60
Views: 11915

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

Most cargo guys don’t realize just how crappy they feel until they stop doing red eyes. Give them a couple months and they feel like a new person. Same goes for any unnatural sleep schedule. I used to routinely sleep 3-5 hours a night and felt like I was functioning perfectly fine. It wasn’t until I...
by ant_321
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: New Livery
Replies: 23
Views: 3839

Re: New Livery

The job of paint is to cover the bare metal, protect from corrosion and be more durable than the underlying primer. So yes, it's doing that job. It's getting noticed in the same way a person wearing short-shorts, knee high neon socks and sandles gets noticed. AKA, not in a good way. Either way it s...
by ant_321
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating crew / Catsa
Replies: 43
Views: 3332

Re: Operating crew / Catsa

CATSA only has the authority to seize your RAIC if it's expired, reported lost or stolen, deactivated, or you refuse to be searched. They can't seize it just because they don't like you. So why is it in YYC, you are required to put your RAIC in the bin when going through NPS? We received a memo abo...
by ant_321
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair V3
Replies: 21
Views: 4808

Re: Flair V3

So basically the new flair logo is a black circle?
by ant_321
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 35480

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

A couple nights ago I heard a pilot correct himself after saying empress instead of swoop a couple times and then after landing I saw a Canadian North airplane at a gate. Is Canadian north doing uplift for swoop?
by ant_321
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Operating crew / Catsa
Replies: 43
Views: 3332

Re: Operating crew / Catsa

I’ve never not been ushered to the front of the line when operating. When I was a commuter I just used the priority line. There was some sort of memo from transport clarifying the requirements for crew screening but I can’t seem to find it now. One of the points on it that nobody seems to believe is...
by ant_321
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Glider Flying
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Glider Flying

I was an Air Cadet as well and had a glider license first. I was also a flight instructor who taught a few students with some gliding experience. In my experience the glider time helps for the first few lessons but someone with no experience will catch up pretty quickly. I still recommend flying gli...

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