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by RB211
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet announces Hawaii
Replies: 43
Views: 8168

The 757 added this summer wasn't from the UK. It was from ATA. GECAS sent it to the UK for a 'C' check.
by RB211
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: HMY vs. WJA
Replies: 25
Views: 4604

1.8M (that's a staggering 5 feet 9 inches) tall. A true giant among men. Does the "normal" sized world you are forced to live in cause you endless grief? Actually it works out to 6 ft even. (180cm/2.5 in = 72) Still not likely to threaten any NBA players! :) As someone mentioned a few pos...
by RB211
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: HMY vs. WJA
Replies: 25
Views: 4604

WJflyer wrote:... I am way too used to the larger seat pitch on Westjet's 737-700's and 737-800's (I am 1.8m tall), ...
Is the extra 1 inch of seat pitch really that noticeable to you?
by RB211
Fri Sep 09, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: HMY vs. WJA
Replies: 25
Views: 4604

WJ is a good airline. My mom just flew with them for the 4th time. Her experience was friendly people but crappy in flight service. She flew Charlottetown to Vancouver via Toronto. No TV. It's a long day and the only thing offered was a well overpriced sandwich (she was told it was beef but can't co...
by RB211
Sat Sep 03, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Harmony
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Yes - but their insurance would be through the roof - if they could get it at all. Thats what drives the minimum times. Not true, to my understanding. The time requirements have to do with training. If a pilot has jet time with a 705 operator then it is a Level C program, otherwise it is Level D. T...
by RB211
Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A320 Operation Manual
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

The 'Bus FCOMs were described to me as being written in 'Fringlish'! They are French manuals translated to English by a German and proof read by a Spaniard!! :shock: :lol:
by RB211
Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Miltons comments revisited
Replies: 13
Views: 1803

Driving 400000 pounds of metal, pretty girls bringing you coffee , layovers in Europe... and getting paid on top of it all. THAT'S what it's all about! Apparently you have AC mixed up with some other airline!! :lol: Not that there is anything wrong with having your coffee delivered by someone's gra...
by RB211
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: SKYSERVICE 767
Replies: 35
Views: 10621

It looks to me like there is a bow in the leg. Need a gear shot from another 67 to compare.
by RB211
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: SKYSERVICE 767
Replies: 35
Views: 10621

Try here:

http://www.yulaviation.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=8702

Heard today the a/c was to be written off. Apparently initial estimates from Boeing are 14 or 15 million to repair and it has to be done where it sits. They won't allow it to be flown elsewhere (big surprise).
by RB211
Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Take-off alternate
Replies: 6
Views: 2964

ETOPS approved a/c up to 2 hrs away for for a take-off alternate. 850nm for the B757.
by RB211
Tue May 24, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Harmony expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 1086

Harmony expansion

Pilfered this from another forum as I don't subscribe to the Vancouver Sun: From today's The Vancouver Sun Vancouver-based Harmony Airways is increasing the size of its aircraft fleet and expanding its service to Hawaii as part of overall growth plans that will also involve selling seats on flights ...
by RB211
Wed May 18, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China designations
Replies: 0
Views: 373

China designations

Good news for Harmony!?? No. H109/05 For release May 18, 2005 DESIGNATION OF CANADIAN AIR CARRIERS TO OPERATE SERVICES BETWEEN CANADA AND CHINA OTTAWA — Transport Minister Jean-C. Lapierre today announced the designation of Air Canada and Harmony Airways to operate scheduled air services between Can...
by RB211
Tue May 17, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada 3000
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Their website suggests they are full of hot air!!! :lol:
by RB211
Sat May 14, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hey Blastor....yea I'm calling you out
Replies: 8
Views: 1919

Geez, WS739 you are wound a little tight. Ignore him, maybe he'll go away. You are just playing into his game.

This sounds like a converstation I might have with my 13 year old!!
by RB211
Thu May 12, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet in talks to start flying overseas .. ??
Replies: 31
Views: 5438

What did Aloha use to fly from from Vancouver to Hawaii????? Oh. Yeah........a 737-700! :butthead: As I said, they used the -700 but had load restrictions and sometimes required a tech stop through Oakland to make it work. Of course, sometimes I forget everyone at WJ knows more and does everything ...
by RB211
Tue May 10, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet in talks to start flying overseas .. ??
Replies: 31
Views: 5438

Westjet currently has 90 min etops. and is in an accelerated etops program to soon have 120 mins folled shortly after by the 138 or more etops rating! This will come quicker than you think! And besides, What other destinations would Westjet go through all this for? I think that people at the compan...
by RB211
Mon May 09, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet in talks to start flying overseas .. ??
Replies: 31
Views: 5438

Question? What's the difference in the flight time from say Montreal to Vancouver, or Halifax to Cancun, or even Toronto to Victoria VS a flight from Vancouver to Hawaii or Halifax to London? Operationally it's not about the time, but about the distance to a suitable airport SE. ie EROPS engines ru...
by RB211
Sat May 07, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Temperature Corrections
Replies: 20
Views: 1289

RB211 have you shot a lot of NDB approaches? I can think of almost half a dozen times where a couple of hundred feet would have made the difference. I'm not being condescending but a lot of pilots have flown mostly ILS and Loc. Yes. Since I have done many in mountainous areas I chose to do it by th...
by RB211
Sat May 07, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Temperature Corrections
Replies: 20
Views: 1289

Can't really see how a couple of hundred feet at beacon crossing will make any difference to the success of the approach. It is always prudent to plan on the side of safety. Being low on an approach has been tried for a variety of different reasons, the end result has rarely been very good.
by RB211
Fri May 06, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Pilot attrition?
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

WJ Pilot attrition?

Out of curiousity, how many pilots leave WJ for other opportunities and where are they going?

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