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by florch
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Flt Crew Regs
Replies: 31
Views: 10277

Re: New Flt Crew Regs

Lot's of examples on this thread of why I'm glad pilots aren't self regulating. TC is looking out for the public's interests, not what pilots think will make their schedules include the most days off. Based on my companies pairings I can think of very few duty days that will need to be changed, and...
by florch
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Flt Crew Regs
Replies: 31
Views: 10277

Re: New Flt Crew Regs

on the upside though it may spur some even more hiring for pilots? But this could increase company costs and create a need for even lower wages :? I don't know if it would actually equate to more pilots on the roster. Anywhere you have pilots that get 10 or 12 GDO/month where they get blocked with ...
by florch
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Flt Crew Regs
Replies: 31
Views: 10277

Re: New Flt Crew Regs

Thorjones wrote:on the upside though it may spur some even more hiring for pilots? But this could increase company costs and create a need for even lower wages :?
Supply demand. They should end up actually paying more per pilot. But they'll sell you your line.
by florch
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 4852

Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

Thank you Gilles, those are nice pictures.

Is it reciprocal, and will it be going forward? How many wet leases and pilots have come in? How many is AT sending out?
by florch
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 4852

Re: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Trans

That is Great!! "NO FOREIGN WET LEASES" That is good to hear, I was under the impression that Travel Service had signed a multi year contract with Transat for wet leases. According to the above post Apparently not, good to hear guys! The contract is multi year but Air Transat has the option on the ...
by florch
Tue May 31, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Transat
Replies: 9
Views: 4852

Foreign Pilots at controls of wetlease A/C for Air Transat

Discuss...

And, as a corollary, how many AT pilots are overseas this summer on reciprocal wet leases? Numbers and bases please.
by florch
Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Horsing around on 121.50.
Replies: 31
Views: 5575

Re: Horsing around on 121.50.

If guys are chatting on 121.5, doesn't that mean they're monitoring 121.5 as well? At least that's a good thing. You're kidding right? Most guys I know flying over the US have a tolerance of about 2 minutes, or until it distracts them from calls on their other radio. And then they turn off guard be...
by florch
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet
Replies: 11
Views: 13992

Re: CargoJet

The first rule of Cargojet is that we never talk about Cargojet working conditions.

The second rule of Cargojet...
by florch
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Duty Regulations
Replies: 25
Views: 8252

Re: Duty Regulations

How long of days are you working now?? It's not a wash if I worked more days meaning I have less time off! And NO I don't understand how more pilots requires equals more pay on an hourly basis? Please explain for the simple minded people! I don't like it either. I work pretty long days right now, l...
by florch
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Duty Regulations
Replies: 25
Views: 8252

Re: Duty Regulations

I'm not sure where people are getting the idea of less pay from. I can see shorter days and more days because of it as the downside. If airlines, however, need an extra x% pilots to do the same work, and it's across the board at every airline, then supply/demand has swung in pilots favour. So don't...
by florch
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Duty Regulations
Replies: 25
Views: 8252

Re: Duty Regulations

I'm not sure where people are getting the idea of less pay from. I can see shorter days and more days because of it as the downside. If airlines, however, need an extra x% pilots to do the same work, and it's across the board at every airline, then supply/demand has swung in pilots favour. So don't ...
by florch
Tue May 19, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs
Replies: 52
Views: 18299

Re: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs

Letter to CARAC: To whom it may concern: My experiences regarding fatigue having flown mostly 705 ops doing charter and cargo work for 13,000+ hours: 1000 hours a year is not an important number. Work hours are more important than flight hours. For example, I had a month where I flew 12 days and 105...
by florch
Tue May 05, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Looking for Ex Sunwing Chief Pilot Mark Hughes
Replies: 9
Views: 4062

Re: Looking for Ex Sunwing Chief Pilot Mark Hugues

Gilles Hudicourt wrote:Mark Hugues,

Would you be willing to speak to a journalist ?
The topic would be Foreign Pilots of course. Nothing else.

Please contact vlu @ thestar dot ca

Gilles
I know this may seem like a minor point, but maybe if you want a response you could be respectful and spell his name properly.
by florch
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Globe & Mail on the future of Pilots
Replies: 54
Views: 7864

Re: Globe & Mail on the future of Pilots

Probably, one day...when every agent is replaced with a kiosk, when you self scan through security, when a conveyor belt replaces every ground handler, when flight attendants are replaced by vending machines...those are all easier tasks on which to replace humans.
by florch
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs
Replies: 52
Views: 18299

Re: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs

AOW Respectfully, almost no one acclimatizes entirely to working nights. Most people switch to more of a day sched on their days off to spend time with friends and family, and almost every cargo pilot I know will tell you that when they get the occasional long day flight it is a a good break. They'l...
by florch
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing/Canjet Fleet & Foreign Pilots - Winter 2014-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 40769

Re: Sunwing/Canjet Fleet & Foreign Pilots - Winter 2014-2015

I was told by a TVS pilot that they will be flying for Transat this winter. Do you know if this is true Gilles? If so can you please tell us how many pilots will be arriving and when with which airplanes and whether they are wet-leased or not? Thank you. What I know is that Air Transat dry-leased t...
by florch
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing/Canjet Fleet & Foreign Pilots - Winter 2014-2015
Replies: 120
Views: 40769

Re: Sunwing/Canjet Fleet & Foreign Pilots - Winter 2014-2015

Have any of the TFW pilots for Sunwing arrived yet ? Anyone know ? I know about the Czech pilots for the two wet-lease aircraft that are already here, but has anyone run into any of the others ? Last year this time, some had already arrived in Canada for training. I was told by a TVS pilot that the...
by florch
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Would you buy a flying car?
Replies: 25
Views: 3428

Re: Would you buy a flying car?

I see people smashing these into overpasses and power lines.
by florch
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs
Replies: 52
Views: 18299

Re: Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Regs

I see pros and cons. It will reduce fatigue, and it will shift the supply demand curve in favour of pilots.

On the other hand it could wreck some high credit flying that isn't that fatiguing because you have lots of days off per month. This will result in more layovers and less productive rosters.
by florch
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 8122

Re: CargoJet hiring

Of all of the companies I ever worked for, Cargojet was definitely one of them.

I received good experience there which has served me well since then.

I've been happy and eager to go the extra mile everywhere else I've worked. At CJ I felt I'd already gone many extra miles..."Hotel California" QFT.
by florch
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing/Canjet fleet and foreign pilots, Winter 2013-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 37413

Re: Sunwing/Canjet fleet and foreign pilots, Winter 2013-201

Federal government puts cap on airline 'wet-leasing' http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/federal-government-puts-cap-on-airline-wet-leasing-1.1442484 She also said the rules would not affect the amount of flights for Canadians hoping to travel on holiday. That says a lot, doesn't it ? Does this mea...
by florch
Wed May 01, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Union Incompetence- ALPA
Replies: 79
Views: 10579

Re: Union Incompetence- ALPA

Actually, that's a fantastic idea. I was assuming the worst, with guys getting recalled during the busy season. Maybe, if we want a Canadian solution, we should expect some cooperation between companies. Imagine, having somewhere else to go if you got laid off! Thanks for thinking bigger than I was!
by florch
Wed May 01, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Union Incompetence- ALPA
Replies: 79
Views: 10579

Re: Union Incompetence- ALPA

If an employer is required to hire a laid off pilot, is it reasonable to ask that pilot to resign from their current job from which they were on furlough? Obviously this would be to prevent them from immediately hopping back when recalled while leaving their new employer short staffed and out the c...
by florch
Wed May 01, 2013 6:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Union Incompetence- ALPA
Replies: 79
Views: 10579

Re: Union Incompetence- ALPA

If an employer is required to hire a laid off pilot, is it reasonable to ask that pilot to resign from their current job from which they were on furlough? Obviously this would be to prevent them from immediately hopping back when recalled while leaving their new employer short staffed and out the c...

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