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by 172pilot
Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remember JetsGo...
Replies: 9
Views: 1810

what airline in YEG with a 737-200 landed beside the runway?
by 172pilot
Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight Crew Movie
Replies: 28
Views: 4782

someone should make a movie about pilots up north.
by 172pilot
Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why I Got Out of Aviation
Replies: 132
Views: 27701

Let me ask you this, would you put yourself in the hands of surgeon who made $1400.00 a month for your cardiac bypass operation, or the same applies to the lawyer who you would pay $10.00 to represent you in court. Thats because there are so few of them they can charge what the market will pay. If ...
by 172pilot
Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why I Got Out of Aviation
Replies: 132
Views: 27701

hi evalle. unions aren't the answer. well, they are if you want very few pilots making big money, but you're cutting off opportunities for the others who are willing to sacrfice and take a low wage. CN/CPR rail engineers make good money because they don't have a flood of people waiting in line for a...
by 172pilot
Thu Jun 02, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why I Got Out of Aviation
Replies: 132
Views: 27701

way too many variables in this industry and i've watched good friends move 5 times in five years with wife and kids in tow. maybe more. can't keep count. one key thing i've witnessed with my friends is that you either struggle for many many years, or you get a great job from the start, and in five y...
by 172pilot
Mon May 16, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Transat Incident
Replies: 40
Views: 23352

if i was in the flight deck, had reports of a loud boom plus vibrations, i'd opt for an american airport that can offer more emergency response equipment. in a situation like this, immigration would be the last thing on my mind.
by 172pilot
Mon May 16, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier - More good news for Quebec
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

xsbank, you dont build prop up a weak sector of the economy with subsidies. obviously, if a company or sector needs subsidies it can't compete effectively against the competition. if thats the case such as bombardier, then yes, we can and should buy saabs and embraer aircraft and let those countries...
by 172pilot
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "The Canadian Way"
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

North shore, your list is the role of any government. Socialism is about equality - by a means of confiscating what someone has earned for themselves. Providing roads and police service is the why we have governments in the first place - in addition to enforcing the laws and contracts in the country...
by 172pilot
Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "The Canadian Way"
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

don't forget the NDP would label the ant as greedy... somehow those who take risks, put in extra effor, risk their life savings to get ahead are greedy. not one of the wealthly people I know got there easily. most were living in poverty and today have more than most can ever dream of. listening to t...
by 172pilot
Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "The Canadian Way"
Replies: 34
Views: 3450

This is the best thing I've ever read to sum up Canada. We need to get rid of socialism. There are too many incentives to not work - or work very hard to really make something of yourself. The best social program is a job, and those are created by vibrant economies. Economies that are free of restri...
by 172pilot
Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 38
Views: 4518

As someone mentioned above, wait until Kyoto takes effect. That will add an easy nickel to the price of a litre. Gasoline is processed from light crude oil. Most of Albertas oil is heavy crude, so is the middle east crude. We are running out of oil that is cheap to refine. Texas has most of the ligh...
by 172pilot
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pay to work
Replies: 9
Views: 1083

small pie and too many people trying to eat.. if that makes sense. there's only so much money to be made for the aviation companies and too many carriers and pilots all trying to make a go of it. therefore everyone goes to extremes to make a buck. i don't think those who pay for their training/PPC o...
by 172pilot
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many people here have tried the ATC route?
Replies: 62
Views: 7149

whats going on at the YEG centre... anyone checkout lately? i just hear lots of CT stories.
by 172pilot
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is the best Aviation Company stock to currently BUY ??
Replies: 19
Views: 1649

SKYW

Skywest
by 172pilot
Sat Mar 19, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Platinum Jet Air in the shadow?
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

why are all those US Air fokkers parked there?
by 172pilot
Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Theft and Jail Time
Replies: 9
Views: 1761

Did the old AC ever pay its NavCan bill?
by 172pilot
Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: jetsgo jobs
Replies: 20
Views: 3147

redbeard... the problem is too many pilots and not enough jobs. once an industry is saturated with potential employees, people will do whatever it takes to gain employment and experience. considering there are thousands of pilots applying for the same few positions, people do virutally anything to g...
by 172pilot
Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: stick a fork in me i'm done!
Replies: 59
Views: 6505

.80... what's with the high and mighty attitude?? in my books a 172 pilot who loves his weekend flying is just as much of a 'pilot' as the CL captain pushing buttons on the FMS. Dunno dude, i have lots of friends who are captains on A340's down to turbo props. They all complain of the glorified taxi...
by 172pilot
Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Strike
Replies: 72
Views: 14142

Get rid of the union. AC should contract the service out and save money.
by 172pilot
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $10.000 to spend
Replies: 26
Views: 2457

10k

Or you can give me 2k so I can finish my night rating. ;-)
by 172pilot
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Blogger suspended, not yet fired
Replies: 8
Views: 1392

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Nice legs.
by 172pilot
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ottawa hints at open skies
Replies: 40
Views: 7407

open skies

Agreed. This will probably crush major Canadian airlines. I'm starting to think the Fed's don't want prosperous airlines in Canada. Simply by booking a short haul flight that has more tax than airfare prices gives that impression.


I wonder what the Fed's motives are here?
by 172pilot
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

WJ

Once we see further rises in interest rates and sustained higher fuel costs WJ will suffer. I don't think the economy will get better than this (as we see housing prices starting to top out). IMO, I think the consumer will have less disposable income and WJ will probably see their growth finally lev...
by 172pilot
Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Celine Dion sings for Air Canada...
Replies: 50
Views: 4943

AC did cost taxpayers

Look at it this way. Anytime a company goes bankrupt we all lose. It's simple. They don't pay the creditors/outstanding debt. That means the general public pays more for bank fees and every other service we buy to make up for the loss. Banks/creditors don't forgive companies for going bankrupt. The ...
by 172pilot
Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC new paint job
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Only problem is the tv coverage I've seen so far is negative. The tail scheme is nice I admit but totally unnecessary.

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