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by TopperHarley
Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Super Duper Steep Approach
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Super Duper Steep Approach

I hope there weren't passengers onboard :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXaQpf2 ... r_embedded
by TopperHarley
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cost Index
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: Cost Index

For Airbus, a CI of 0= minimum fuel burn (max range), while a CI=999 represents minimum time (go fast). Usually a transatlantic crossing has a CI of around 17. For short hops or thru-flights (ex yyz-yul), it's usually around 40. The FMS will use the CI you input, along with upper winds, CG, weight a...
by TopperHarley
Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW
Replies: 44
Views: 6085

Re: Some background info on operating long haul flights

Eric Janson wrote:
Alt Fuel 2000kg 0:13
Reserve 2535kg 0:30
Ctg 1000kg 0:13
Hld Dest 1722kg 0:20
Is this Hold Dest specific to LHR or is this fuel in addition to the "Final" (on MCDU) fuel/ 30 mins @ 1500AGL?
by TopperHarley
Wed May 16, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Transat 787's?
Replies: 11
Views: 5465

Re: Transat 787's?

I believe that was a typo. Transat would probably like the 787s as it would be a good 250 seater type of airplane to replace the a310s, but it's not a likely replacement at this point in time. Right now the company is focusing on returning to profitability. Maybe once airlines get their 787s it will...
by TopperHarley
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fact vs. Fiction
Replies: 66
Views: 5898

Re: Fact vs. Fiction

There are wide bodies flying into YYZ with low time F/Os all the time Yes, we know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_358 http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/photos/aviation/a05h0002/images/A05H0002_photo_07_lg.jpg On Wikipedia, it mentions the pilot's age of AF358 were 57 (Capt) and...
by TopperHarley
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz
Replies: 80
Views: 5225

Re: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz

Yes it is, the bike isn't mine though :smt040
by TopperHarley
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz
Replies: 80
Views: 5225

Re: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz

The YYB incident has nothing to do with Jazz cadets, both pilots were experienced. Nobody has ever said it did. Again, it was about two years ago. Get past it people. Colonel Sanders brought it up on page 1. I wasn't pointing a finger at you Doc. I dont agree with a cadet program at Jazz either, bu...
by TopperHarley
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz
Replies: 80
Views: 5225

Re: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz

Air France is a good example of how well the classroom vs. time in an airplane works? :bear: :bear: Classroom and sim training have to go together. In the case of AF, there is a lot of theory behind the flight control laws that isn't easily understood. You need classroom time to understand the theo...
by TopperHarley
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz
Replies: 80
Views: 5225

Re: Seneca signs cadet program with Jazz

Low time pilots go into the right-seat of airplanes up north or in the bush after spending time on the ramp. Compared to airline flying, the work conditions there are usually more harsh; poor support facilities in terms of dispatch, poor access to weather/metar/tafs, limited approaches/no precision ...
by TopperHarley
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YVR METAR
Replies: 10
Views: 4215

Re: YVR METAR

Canucks Can't Advance.

Go Kings!!! :smt040
by TopperHarley
Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada cancels some flights amid pilot protest - Apr 13
Replies: 139
Views: 6725

Re: Air Canada cancels some flights amid pilot protest - Apr

The impression is that the pilots are living in the 1970's and are being woefully out-stick handled from a PR standpoint, by AC management. If AC pilots have a real message to get out there, why don't they join the 21st century and make an entertaining yet informative Youtube video to get their mes...
by TopperHarley
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A320 Engine Fire
Replies: 28
Views: 2401

Re: A320 Engine Fire

OK never flown the A320 but this part of the comment kind of stood out to me "reprogram the FMS". What about disconnect and fly the plane. Kind of brings me to a video I recently watch about "Children of the Magenta" I may be young(ish) however mostly flown olde school jets but typically when shit ...
by TopperHarley
Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New AIM is THICKER but less pages?
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: New AIM is THICKER but less pages?

I miss the old AIP :rolleyes:
by TopperHarley
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you leave your current job for AC?
Replies: 66
Views: 5845

Re: Would you leave your current job for AC?

I was actually supposed to be in the latest class. But I had a change of heart and decided to stay where I am. Like most pilots who got into aviation, AC was my #1 choice. I started with my current company last January and really enjoyed where I was. I put AC on the backburner because I was happy. M...
by TopperHarley
Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A320 Engine Fire
Replies: 28
Views: 2401

Re: A320 Engine Fire

I see you went through with your decision to get the self-sponsored a320 type training. I hope it works out to be a good investment for you. If the fire doesn't go out, you need to land ASAP. If the fire goes out after completing the ECAMs, stick to the procedures and get vectors. Complete the QRH p...
by TopperHarley
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat interview - Potential lay off in the fall???
Replies: 30
Views: 4711

Re: Air Transat interview - Potential lay off in the fall???

The flying hours, and therefore the crewing requirements, vary to a much wider degree than they do at an airline like Jazz on a month-to-month basis. The airline simply cannot complete the required summer flying with the staff we have now, even if we all went to 90 or 95 hours. Other than turning do...
by TopperHarley
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mediator resigns from talks between Air Canada, pilots
Replies: 122
Views: 17158

Re: Mediator resigns from talks between Air Canada, pilots

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/03/08/air-canada-strike.html After giving its pilots an ultimatum to accept their final offer for a new labour contract, Air Canada will lock out its pilots effective midnight Eastern Time, on Monday morning. The airline had given its pilots a deadline of n...
by TopperHarley
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat interview - Potential lay off in the fall???
Replies: 30
Views: 4711

Re: Air Transat interview - Potential lay off in the fall???

Im sure if everyone did 90, we'd still have a need to hire. Some pilots will be over 90 too, especially the captains. Compared to last year, there is over 900 hours of added flying for the upcoming season.
by TopperHarley
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat interview - Potential lay off in the fall???
Replies: 30
Views: 4711

Re: Air Transat interview - Potential lay off in the fall???

Even with the newhires, pilots will be at 85 hrs for the summer season. They cant do the flying with the current staffing levels, so either hire pilots to cover the flying (and lay them off in the off-season), or, say no to the added work. It's unfortunate, but at least they are advising everyone in...
by TopperHarley
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Would you want the WJ pilot's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 6990

Re: Would you want the WJ pilot's contract?

The parking pass issue probably applies to pilots who take advantage of the port system. One guy was telling me the company takes $100/month of his paycheque for parking out of yyz. I find the hotel issue in initial training a big issue, but there's lots of good things in the WJ contract that compen...
by TopperHarley
Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Would you want the WJ pilot's contract?
Replies: 40
Views: 6990

Re: Would you want the WJ pilot's contract?

Theres some good things in the WJ contract. Some bad things too (i.e. you have to pay for your own parking pass, generally short layovers at hotel airports, no hotel provided during training, etc). The contract you guys have works well for WJ, it might not necessarily work well in a large company li...
by TopperHarley
Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: PFO letter: The Actual wording (good vs bad)
Replies: 19
Views: 5915

Re: PFO letter: The Actual wording (good vs bad)

For a company the size of AC, I think email is the best/easiest way to be in contact with people. Email candidates for interviews and & medicals (unless it's short notice), then give a phone call for the "you're hired" part. If you don't have a valid email nowadays, then you're probably too old to b...
by TopperHarley
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: B757 ETOPS program cancelled?
Replies: 38
Views: 10090

Re: B757 ETOPS program cancelled?

Under the CPA with AC, it's my understanding that fuel and training costs are passed down to AC. If TC wants you guys to do overseas ETOPs flying, tell them to pay for it :mrgreen:

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