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by RB211
Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet = Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 6238

Its not opinion necessarily but bad attidude that will hinder your succsess. What kind of coward would knock someone down who gave everything they had to try and enrich millions of peoples lives and leave a legacy behind of prosperity hopes dreams and a world of purpose and happiness. I owe my life...
by RB211
Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Listing of Airline Salaries in the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 981

... How about I agree with you, that a company's expenses has nothing to do with their profitability? Did I say that? You stated that a companies financial health was tied to the wage the pilots earned. I disagreed that wages are the root of the problem. The point is, a companies expenses extend fa...
by RB211
Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Listing of Airline Salaries in the USA
Replies: 4
Views: 981

What's interesting is that there is a inversely proportional relationship between what a pilot earns, and the financial health of the airline. Hmmm. Another stupid 'pilot salaries are the cause of airline's woes' comment. :roll: Have you actually looked at the numbers? Based on the info from that s...
by RB211
Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Captain has no authority
Replies: 34
Views: 4345

cyyz wrote:Don't you need a peace officer to sign you off on your passport picture??

So technically I could sign my friends off??
You are a peace officer only after the a/c door is closed for departure.
by RB211
Thu Jun 03, 2004 2:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sad state of affairs......
Replies: 25
Views: 9008

Pimper, It wasn't a new contract. It was equalization with the Red team payscales after CRA was removed from the sale blocks. I just know my pay before was $60,000 something and I received a $2500/mth pay raise. Do you need a calculator? Been working for a while. Wasn't type rated and didn't pay for...
by RB211
Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Arrogance
Replies: 14
Views: 2204

Birddog,

I have to ask; How much time do you spend on the internet to find sites like dogdoo.com? And why?

Not complaining as it provides a laff, just curious. :D
by RB211
Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sad state of affairs......
Replies: 25
Views: 9008

Yeah, at least we now know where the $30 G's go. Many nice new trucks and baggage carts etc. around YYZ.

Wonder if the vehicle maker had to pay a fee to get their trucks 'hired'!! :lol:
by RB211
Sun May 30, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Descent speed in migration season
Replies: 14
Views: 1541

Speed is a big factor when it comes to bird strikes; A precise calculation of the impact force on the aircraft includes the weight of bird, impact speed, dimensions and configuration of the bird, bird density and the angle of impact. Expressed in an equation, impact force will be proportional to the...
by RB211
Thu May 27, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet = Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 6238

Leftyxl,

Am I correct to infer from your post that you feel one should not express an opinion unless it is positive? That one must be guarded because others may not agree?

It is pretty sad to think that one's career would be riding on such ideals.
by RB211
Tue May 25, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Cathay SO position...
Replies: 9
Views: 3743

Pretty simple really, apply. If you have a chance you'll find out soon enough. Only those in a position to grant the interview know the answer to your question.

Nothing to lose.
by RB211
Tue May 25, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet = Annoying
Replies: 17
Views: 6238

It's amusing that whenever someone posts something negative about WJ, like PinP did, they get jumped on and told it is ridiculous and unfair. Someone can say almost anything about AC, even if totally outrageous, and it is accepted as gospel. I have talked to folks with similar thoughts about WJ. The...
by RB211
Mon May 24, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Near Future
Replies: 43
Views: 13602

DA900 wrote:Does anybody think I should keep trolling pika along or is it time to cut the line. It has been fun :lol:
I wonder who is trolling who?
by RB211
Mon May 17, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Clives, Where are you???
Replies: 16
Views: 4127

I think Clive and WJ should be careful for what they wish for. Right now they are the antithesis of everything AC. Since most see AC as 'bad', then naturally WJ is 'good'. If AC goes away then the spotlight will be focused squarely on WJ. Since folks seem to like to kick the big guy around and that ...
by RB211
Wed May 12, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wind who?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

I assume this is who they meant:

http://www.westwindaviation.ca/index.php?id=1

I guess a minimal effort on my part before I post, would answer my own questions! :D
by RB211
Wed May 12, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wind who?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Wind who?

From Flight International: "ATR remarketing specialist Magellan Air has sold three ex-American Eagle ATR 42-300s - one each to Swiftair of Spain; western Canada's Wind Aviation and Air Vanuatu. It has also placed an ex-Danish Air Transport aircraft with Nordic Aviation Contractor. " Who/what is Wind...
by RB211
Tue May 04, 2004 5:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Union thing
Replies: 10
Views: 3105

Unions suck!!! :P They had there time and place, but now they are just protecting people who want to get overtime to work there 10 hours a month, and bitch about it. If you are any good a company will pay you well to keep you. A recent survey of CEO's and management types on wages: objective is to ...
by RB211
Tue May 04, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Union thing
Replies: 10
Views: 3105

fatdumbandlazy wrote:Union killed C3. No concessions to help keep the airline alive ended up being its demise.
Not true from the pilot side. There was lots on the table, just no more time. :cry:
by RB211
Tue May 04, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Per Diems
Replies: 20
Views: 2606

It might be worth looking at the bid as a whole and then taking a percentage as perdiem to benefit as much as possible from the tax free status. The one paying probably won't care how it is divided as long as the total bill is acceptable. If, as an example, you quote $500/day total, you could make $...
by RB211
Tue May 04, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I getting into the right career?
Replies: 8
Views: 1323

Expect the worst and hope for the best. :wink: I think, often it is unrealistic expectations that cause disappointment. If you are doing this for the 'love' of it and you are persistent and adaptable it will work out in the end. Often people will ask what the best "way" to go is; get PIC, Multi, Ins...
by RB211
Sun May 02, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Near Future
Replies: 43
Views: 13602

I don't know the MD83 either. Can someone advise on whether they have FMS A/T etc. I, too, have heard of several incidents which, if true, would be very concerning. It was mentioned above that they are financially doing well. How does one know? They are privately held and one only knows what ML tell...

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