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by goldeneagle
Thu May 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 4223

Re: That didn't take long...

considering the cost of a beaver checkout is pretty much just that of fuel at 80 litres/hour or so. So, what are we talking here? Maybe $1000? I know nothing about Transwest, but this kind of “its only gas”. Thing really needs clearing up. I was going to post something similar, but you said it much...
by goldeneagle
Thu May 07, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 3734

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

The transition altitude is fixed per country if I recall correctly. The transition level depends on the altimeter settings and varies. If the Netherlands had a 17000 ft mountain, their transition altitude would be something like FL180 as well. Canada has 17000 ft mountains, so its transition altitu...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11283

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Yup, most newbies will do a stint as the SLJO ( Shitty Little Jobs Officer). Some of the "work" assigned would make being a rampie rather appealing as apposed to say updating paper copies of QR&O's, been there done that :roll: HAHA. I was handed a copy of the QR&O's, photocopier and an unlimited su...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11283

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Perhaps the military should force all pilots to work the ramp for 2 years at poverty wages so they can become real pilots. Plenty of folks did a year or two of OJT after basic training before they saw the inside of an airplane. I know everybody in my cadre did. That was 40 years ago, maybe things h...
by goldeneagle
Mon May 04, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Windsock for a private airstrip
Replies: 9
Views: 854

Re: Windsock for a private airstrip

Somewhere from the past, I recall that an all orange windsock was for an uncontrolled/unregistered aerodrome, where an orange and white striped windsock was for an "airport". The orange and white was indicatative of a licensed aerodrome, and the sock has specific parameters for wind speed vs sock a...
by goldeneagle
Sun May 03, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2353

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

digits_ wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:11 am
Alternatively go live next to a lake and buy a float plane.
hehe, you posted while I was typing.
by goldeneagle
Sun May 03, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2353

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

I think another big part of it is, lots of folks have a house on a lake, with a dock. Want an airplane at home, buy on the water and you wont need to deal with all the hassles of runway maintenance etc. Floatplanes tied to a dock in front of the house are not uncommon, and pretty much kill the marke...
by goldeneagle
Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 113
Views: 16770

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

IATA Appeals to Canadian Government for Immediate Relief for Airlines in Face of COVID-19 Crisis https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/pr/2020-05-01-01/ But of course..working on the ban of assault weapons is way more important ! This government is a joke. If airlines give customers refunds for service...
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy
Replies: 29
Views: 5488

Re: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy

...and why should they? If they give refunds - they will collapse. They didn't deliver the product they sold. Every other company in Canada is required by law to give refunds for products not delivered. In essense, the airlines have interest free loans from the customers when the 'refund' comes in ...
by goldeneagle
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39957

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

You guys keep going on about how you think the public health folks got it all wrong. Lets re-stat the problem, but do it in aviation terms you can all recognize. You are on a widebody aircraft of some type, going say YYZ to YVR, flying along fat and happy in the vicinity of Manitoba drinking a coffe...
by goldeneagle
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 113
Views: 16770

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

The people saying how virtual meetings are the future and working from home is the new normal forget one thing.. Productivity goes way down. I guess that depends a lot on your people. My company has been full telecommute since the late 90's. We have never had a physical office, and employees all wo...
by goldeneagle
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 113
Views: 16770

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

I think currently Canada has spent more on a per capita basis Go tally the numbers, you'll find you are wrong. Yes, Canada has put more directly into the pockets of workers, but we haven't put trillions of dollars into propping up bond markets which indirectly juices the stock markets. The level of...
by goldeneagle
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 113
Views: 16770

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

100% agree with you. Don't wanna get political but eventually the majority will say enough and get people back to work. If we keep doing this get ready to see a sub 60 cent loonie. Loonie pricing is driven by oil price more than anything else. As far as the printing of new money happening right now...
by goldeneagle
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 9637

Re: And so it begins...

CPT.HarshColdReality wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:24 am
where was YXX supposed to be?
Probably the same place it's always been.
by goldeneagle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39957

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Apparently doctors and nurses are being asked to link all possible covid deaths to the virus. This is the kind of outright bullshit that one person dreams up, 10 more repeat, and eventually everybody takes it as a fact. Just an fyi, nurses do not determine cause of death, that's up to a doctor sign...
by goldeneagle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 9637

Re: And so it begins...

Do you mean that US carriers will fill the void of defunct Canadian carriers? Two problems with that scenario, it’s called cabotage, Cabotage laws are not going anywhere any time soon. They exist in most countries around the world, and are deeply rooted in history lessons as to why they exist, and ...
by goldeneagle
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39957

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Logic interesting or otherwise is still logic none the less. Again, a terminally ill cancer patient with a week to live gets Covid and dies three days early. Are we hearing that they had fatal lung cancer? Nope, only Covid-19 is reported This is not true. A terminal patient already in paliative car...
by goldeneagle
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39957

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Take mask wearing as an example. Theory and assumptions say they shouldn’t matter. Yet fact based on data has blown those assumptions out of the water. Now we wear masks. Actually that's not quite true. Early on, the focus was 'prevent you from catching the virus' on the assumption you dont already...
by goldeneagle
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20296

Re: A "NEW" One List?

A pilot will only be recalled to previous bargaining unit, i.e. WestJet/Swoop or Encore. Recalls come before any flows, meaning pilots at Encore, regardless of their number on the so called One list, will have to wait until ALL recalls are complete BEFORE they can flow to WJ/WO. So if a 37 driver b...
by goldeneagle
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 43
Views: 9637

Re: And so it begins...

What about airlines in Canada? So far, airlines in Canada have got exactly the same as everybody else. Why should they be treated any differently ? What makes an airline so special that it would deserve more consideration as compared to say a restaurant that's in the same pickle today ? What about ...
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YUL Base
Replies: 27
Views: 4873

Re: YUL Base

FL-280 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:56 am
Thats pretty sad... 2 official languages in Canada you should at least be able to get by in your second one.
Holding google translate up to the menu like you are in china or something is ridiculous in your own country
Francophone would say the same in Alberta....
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1118
Views: 109754

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

FL320 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:33 am
climbing and at 9.90..I guess the smart money is changing is mind-again?
Smart money long ago took a position. Market is up a bit today, on virtually nothing for volume. That's just a few bored traders playing games on the bid/ask to see where somebody will bite.
by goldeneagle
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 6614

Re: On furlough: Now what?

To me going to get a degree is NOT one of them. By the time you finish your “higher education” it will already be outdated. I did a degree in the 80's, engineering. Funny enough, it's still relevant today. When I got laid off in one of those inevitable aviation downturns I moved into a position tha...
by goldeneagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The start
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

Re: The start

by goldeneagle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 39957

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

Even if you stick to the actual numbers showing up in hospitals, we are at only a fraction of the "best case" scenario projected overall. I have no information about Ontario. I have a lot of information about BC. Numbers in BC today are low. The goal of restrictions was to prevent our hospitals fro...

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