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by sarg
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reverend?
Replies: 19
Views: 1468

Re: Reverend?

In Alberta, I beleive there is a provision for people to get special authority to perform weddings. Some conditions apply but if you want your favourite uncle to marry you it's just same paperwork.
by sarg
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: No Winglets?
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: No Winglets?

Most likely a -600, as they have no winglets.
by sarg
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tax Season
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Tax Season

mr.jinks wrote:Thanks for the info, looks like I'll have to hire an accountant after all.
Get a program like Quick Tax it'll lead you through step by step.
by sarg
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Anyone know how the ruskies do it??
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Anyone know how the ruskies do it??

Been on an Il-76 flightdeck watching it done, it seems to work well for the crew. Old school stuff some the the US WWII and early post war stuff had the F/E setting the power.
by sarg
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Colgan leaving lounge lights on in response to fatigue issue
Replies: 43
Views: 2934

Re: Colgan leaving lounge lights on in response to fatigue issue

I'm not disagreeing with your point(s) - I just don't understand how leaving the lights on is going to stop anyone from making poor decisions. I mean, there is rest and there is rest, right? If you need to get (eg) 8 hrs prone rest, obviously the crew room (lights on or off) isn't going to be the r...
by sarg
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Interview Response Times
Replies: 22
Views: 2991

Re: Interview Response Times

Negatives tend to happen fast, one friend had the e-mail by the time arrived home. The positive 2-3 weeks depending on your professional references and the ease of contacting them. No after that length of time means a weak interview and weak professional references or one of your references screwed ...
by sarg
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Most Northerly Operator
Replies: 11
Views: 2525

Re: Most Northerly Operator

Up to 10/15 years ago, (maybe longer its been awhile since I was there) it would have been Bradley Air Services and Kenn Borek Air in Resolute Bay, CYRB. Borek use to have a sked flight to Grise Fiord in those years. I think Borek might still positions an airplane to CYRB in the summer months for s...
by sarg
Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Am I blind?
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: Am I blind?

Realistically though, from my limited knowledge, it appears that a lot of the pilots at Air Canada, Westjet, and well...all major airlines are getting toward their 60s. Now, as they keep pushing the retirement age back, this will extend it further, but once we see the baby boomers starting to retir...
by sarg
Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: At what temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 1099

Re: At what temperature

POH on the 185 used to have a bit on the winter kit with a temp above which you were supposed to remove it for operations. I beleive about -7C, but I cann't find the box that the manual is in.
by sarg
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:20 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Beaver Air Intake
Replies: 29
Views: 1975

Re: Beaver Air Intake

-a few different props, huge ag props, Is that the big fat 2 blade square tip prop? I flew one with such a prop and never bothered to research what kind of prop it was, but it is considerably bigger than the stardard little 2 blader. Doesn't do much for cruise but pulls like a son of a b!tch off th...
by sarg
Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rumors of AC hiring soon, any truth?
Replies: 120
Views: 17606

Re: Rumors of AC hiring soon, any truth?

Just curious, what about recalling those that took the leaves. I know 2 that took 5 year LOA when they offered. I know that they cannot be forced to return until the 5 years is up but how many are out on that program and how will that effect hiring?
by sarg
Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why you pay a fortune for airline tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 984

Re: Why you pay a fortune for airline tickets

The YYZ-YVR pairing has more miles flown than the five city pairings that he gives for Europe. An axe to grind or p**s poor research.
by sarg
Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: ?

Quick guess is yes, done YQT to PUJ (Punta Cana) in the 700. The distance is about the same and the runway is 6'200 ft with a full load of guests (136) don't remember the MTOW. It was winter but thrust was reduced, if the runway was contaminated ie. standing water, no go.
by sarg
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fairchild Husky
Replies: 3
Views: 1127

Re: Fairchild Husky

From Wikipedia: The more powerful engines greatly improved performance, but by this time the Fairchild Company was in financial difficulties. The company also found the number of surplus Noorduyn Norseman bush planes available at reasonable prices as well as the onset of the Beaver made it particula...
by sarg
Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!
Replies: 1407
Views: 139254

Re: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!

So then is there an exemption to WCB rules governing fall protection? In particular that you MUST have fall protection above 2.4m? My guess is that is why blueoval56 didn't get anything from WCB, claim denied due wllfully disregarding safety regs. Disregard for existing safety regs does not preclud...
by sarg
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!
Replies: 1407
Views: 139254

Re: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!

Donald wrote:So then is there an exemption to WCB rules governing fall protection? In particular that you MUST have fall protection above 2.4m?
My guess is that is why blueoval56 didn't get anything from WCB, claim denied due wllfully disregarding safety regs.
by sarg
Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Light Twin Jobs in Manitoba
Replies: 21
Views: 2482

Re: Light Twin Jobs in Manitoba

Hey I am getting near the 800 to 900 hour mark in my log book and am thinking of looking for a pic job on a light twin in Manitoba or Ontario. Most of my time is PIC some is IFR but very little. I look at the requirements for the jobs on PA=31's and such and see some companies want 1500 TT. Is that...
by sarg
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: DHC-2 exhaust & cabin heater
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: DHC-2 exhaust & cabin heater

Maintenance wise, of course AD CF-90-03R2 would still apply but yes, I'm sure you're right about fewer problems and the actual inspection of the exhaust stack would be much easier than the 'intensifier-tube' system on the old one. The long, dirty, sooty, black old tail pipe with that goofy funnel l...
by sarg
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilots drinking within 8 hours of departure?
Replies: 15
Views: 2261

Re: Pilots drinking within 8 hours of departure?

Years ago, my company fired a pilot who had broken the 8 hour rule. Rumor had it that he fought back, but was unsuccessful because he operated first, and was THEN caught later. Apparently if he had admitted to having a "problem" prior to operating, then he would still have a job there. That must ha...
by sarg
Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: DHC-2 exhaust & cabin heater
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: DHC-2 exhaust & cabin heater

Have you ever seen this mod, with the muff over the short stack? I wonder how effective it is? Looks like it probably saves some weight and the stack-extension keeps some of the shieght off the belly. To the best of my memory it works as good, perhaps a little better than the convential system. The...
by sarg
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was the guy thinking?
Replies: 19
Views: 2097

Re: What was the guy thinking?

United's alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry... Is she telling the public that there are airlines who aren't as strict with alcohol policy? So she's suggesting that there are levels of strictness towards pilot intoxication amongst our industry? Maybe in comparison to some airline ...
by sarg
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Actual IMC Log
Replies: 35
Views: 2243

Re: Actual IMC Log

Ralliart wrote:Of course there are exceptions, but I wouldn't be keen on any resume where IMC accounts for much more than 10% of the total time.
Pretty much my rule too.
by sarg
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Actual IMC Log
Replies: 35
Views: 2243

Re: Actual IMC Log

Now for a little different thought on the subject. Think how it looks on a resume: Joe Pilot TT 2,000 HRS Multi 1,500 HRS MPIC 1,000HRS IMC 1,500 HRS The first thing I thought when looking for a guy seeing a resume like this was bulls**t. It leads to crediablity issues right away, the end result, th...
by sarg
Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Nov 2009 Profit Share
Replies: 39
Views: 3692

Re: Nov 2009 Profit Share

Spring profit shares was based on 4th & 1st quarter profits of approx. $92M. Fall is 2nd & 3rd quarter profits of approx.$40M. Yield determines how much goes into the pot guaranteed minimum up to a maximum of 20%, I beleive, based on yield. Eligible earnings as a percentage of payroll equals your cu...
by sarg
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Date to start paying owners
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: Date to start paying owners

Just a question, because I'm too lazy to look myself, is there any publicly traded airline anywhere in the world paying dividends?

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