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by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
Replies: 140
Views: 24400

Re: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

The idea that I can't be unsupervised in the cockpit of the airplane of which I am in command is offensive. Ditto for the second in command. Don't make it sound like I'm sad about it, incredulous is more like it. I don't subscribe to the idea that the flight attendant themself is a threat, we have F...
by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Monitor Tower or call "Ready" at the hold short line
Replies: 28
Views: 4071

Re: Monitor Tower or call "Ready" at the hold short line

Not a Canada thing, but I can't understand the American "monitor tower" instruction, we taxi up and hold short, monitoring...nothing. No traffic. We call, "abc holding short 01L ready for departure" after a minute or two only to get cleared for takeoff. What is going on in that scenario, in the towe...
by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
Replies: 140
Views: 24400

Re: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

Not sure what you've proven but you sure seem satisfied.
by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
Replies: 140
Views: 24400

Re: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

I readily admit that. I am professionally offended by the implication that, when the other pilot goes to the toilet, I will commit murder/suicide. It is deeply, deeply offensive more so because the policy isn't grounded in any kind of reasonable risk probability. Why do we have an MEL? Why do we onl...
by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
Replies: 140
Views: 24400

Re: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

Nothing is guaranteed. Don't be a pedant. Life is a series of probabilities.
by Dockjock
Fri May 05, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit
Replies: 140
Views: 24400

Re: German airlines to scrap requirement for 2 people in cockpit

Glad it's gone. The baseline assumtion for an airline pilot is that he/she is sane. Has to be. Ergo, the policy is stupid. Who can forget that it was implemented on what, two days notice? As a reaction to an incident yet to be investigated where the wreckage hadn't even cooled off yet. It's just not...
by Dockjock
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet To Launch ULCC
Replies: 306
Views: 60377

Re: WestJet To Launch ULCC

You might be surprised to hear that zero airlines require their pilots to sleep in tents in the barrens so that's not really a valid comparator. Try to keep up.
by Dockjock
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet To Launch ULCC
Replies: 306
Views: 60377

Re: WestJet To Launch ULCC

Nobody's applying at WJ anymore. Doing nothing is probably the best play. Union, no union, whatever. Company looks like a mess, I wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot pole if I was looking for a job.
by Dockjock
Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Pilots Vote Against Expanding Widebody Fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 30270

Re: Westjet Pilots Vote Against Expanding Widebody Fleet

It has been too easy for airlines to view pilots as an massive firehose connected to a bottomless ocean. Remember when a WJ captain was only guaranteed like $60K and you needed 5000hrs and 3 internals, and had to be able to tell a good joke without looking like a serial killer just to get in the doo...
by Dockjock
Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Pilots Vote Against Expanding Widebody Fleet
Replies: 68
Views: 30270

Re: Westjet Pilots Vote Against Expanding Widebody Fleet

Oil ain't going anywhere, they just found another 20billion barrels in something called the Wolfcamp shale in the Permian basin.
by Dockjock
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Rename YHZ SID
Replies: 4
Views: 2143

Rename YHZ SID

YHZ's only SID is called the Halifax 1. BO-RINNNNG. SID YHZ1 must henceforth and forever be known as "THE KID". Cleared SID THE KID maintain 5000...
by Dockjock
Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12950

Re: YYZ pilot questions

There are noise complaints on the LINNG http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-residents-unite-to-fight-for-their-airspace/article28090042/ Related I believe to the -4500 and 3000 downwind constraints that are not strictly necessary, especially when terminal is busy. The suggestion in t...
by Dockjock
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?
Replies: 23
Views: 8798

Re: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?

Basic math is an easy screening tool in hiring. No, there isn't a ton of math on the job anymore but there is some, and what math there is its best to have people who are able to complete it quickly. When you're faced with many candidates for a job, omitting ones who literally can't do any math is a...
by Dockjock
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12950

Re: YYZ pilot questions

Well it sure feels like something fishy is going on, because an alleged training success rate over a two year period should not be 0%. Looks like tower in the weak link. Who are they accountable to, if anybody?
by Dockjock
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12950

Re: YYZ pilot questions

Agreed on the STARS postmaster, and agreed on the reasons they don't do this at YYZ, ZBBYLW. Now the question is, why is the entire thing even structured this way, putting arrivals and departures in conflict unless the controller intervenes and cancels the published restrictions? Brutal. I've heard ...
by Dockjock
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12950

YYZ pilot questions

In no particular order. -Why isn't 06R/24L being used? It's been a month, it feels like. It just sits there gathering dust. -Why is descent clearance on LINNG arrival almost always late ie. Impossible to meet downwind constraints? We ask for constraints deleted, answer is always yes. Shouldn't they ...
by Dockjock
Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 68
Views: 24463

Re: First few years pay

The C series is going to pay more than the EMJ so I doubt it goes as junior, even if the flying will be similar. And my read on the large cohort of ex-Jazz pilots who have been hired thus far is that many will be gunning for a left seat ASAP. So in all likelihood the narrowbody captain spots will no...
by Dockjock
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What age is too old to go to AC and collect a full pension?
Replies: 33
Views: 14510

Re: What age is too old to go to AC and collect a full pension?

By no means am I a financial expert but the "funding holiday" seems like such a bad idea. Right now the company is making record profits (great news) so wouldn't right now be a great time to over fund the pension since they are flush with cash? This way during the next inevitable downturn when cash...
by Dockjock
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14450

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

And if you don't wear it for a couple days it stops! Mon dieu. Love the cool watches fellas, you know who you are.

Hmm, no Timex in this list. Strange...http://gearpatrol.com/2014/08/19/iconic ... in-movies/
by Dockjock
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14450

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

I've never been a fan of the expensive watches. Have a Breitling and it can't keep time..... It's more a collection piece rather than a watch in the proper sense. Certainly not going to use it for flying because of that. The fake Rolexes you can get in Hong Kong (well, at least the *good* fakes) ke...
by Dockjock
Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14450

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

I like automatic watches because they're amazing little pieces of engineering and history, and really the one piece of jewellery a man can wear without sticking out. A date complication, GMT, and maybe a chronograph and that's it for me (in terms of a pilot watch). The E6B, ELTs and whatnot are to m...
by Dockjock
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of shoes do you wear?
Replies: 77
Views: 29784

Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

I agree that you should dress for conditions. If you are an airline pilot, your conditions are inside terminals, bridge to the airplane, and hotels. Tell me with a straight face that it is an outside job. It ain't. Bringing something else to trudge around in snow in downtown Calgary on your layover ...
by Dockjock
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of shoes do you wear?
Replies: 77
Views: 29784

Re: What kind of shoes do you wear?

This thread, man. Kills me. Blundstones with a suit, you guys are...well, I don't blame you because everybody does it and seems to think its OK. They're the Doc Martens of today. C'mon. Blundstones look good if you're the lead singer in a band or maybe a landscape foreman. Boots? If you're from Texa...
by Dockjock
Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The journey is better than the destination
Replies: 10
Views: 1655

Re: The journey is better than the destination

Too true, lived a very close version of that and agree completely pie.

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