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by BigQ
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 3772

Re: Where is our union?

And unions are big donors to the Liberal Party, which is surging in the "polls" lately.
by BigQ
Sun May 24, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 1861

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

Laid off, working on side business this summer and hoping to return / expecting a return to previous job in the Fall
by BigQ
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 6305

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

AvHerald has pictures from a spotter showing engine scrape damage right after a go-around. Supposedly went around after a "gear issue", then lost both engines on the downwind

https://avherald.com/h?article=4d7a6e9a&opt=0
by BigQ
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 23
Views: 3317

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

As a pilot, why put your investment money into the airline stocks?

diversify your investments of money and time!
by BigQ
Mon May 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 11438

Re: Layoff Numbers

We are all fracked. One study released this week expects 42% of job losses are permanent and will not return. Bad for pilots. The auto industry being decimated means less cars on the road, more telecommuting. Bad for pilots. Boomers are the most affected and at risk, young families the most scared. ...
by BigQ
Mon May 18, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4460

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

Just read something that the current federal government placed a little paragraph at the end of the funding requests to require companies that accept federal funds to submit an annual report detailing how they are cutting their emissions in accordance with the Liberal Carbon Reduction Plan. If true,...
by BigQ
Tue May 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Vacation passangers age and health demographic
Replies: 13
Views: 1798

Re: Vacation passangers age and health demographic

Same thoughts here. Boomers will not be the first ones to start flying again. That does not bode well for the vacay flying.
by BigQ
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 94
Views: 13806

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

Voted 4 years... Because it'll take about 1 month for North America to re-open its businesses, 10 or so months for everybody to get re-hired, or start jobs somewhere else, and 3 years for people to stop cowering in fear and realize that this virus was a convenient economic reset excuse. Same death r...
by BigQ
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31099

Re: Recession incoming

The best time to buy back into the market is when the officials formally announce "We are in a recession", which is 2 consecutive quarters of contraction. By that logic, a good time to buy back in will be June-August Timing the market is an impossible task, and dangerous. I get the buy low, sell hi...
by BigQ
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31099

Re: Recession incoming

The best time to buy back into the market is when the officials formally announce "We are in a recession", which is 2 consecutive quarters of contraction.

By that logic, a good time to buy back in will be June-August
by BigQ
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27441

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Loads are nasty all over YUL. Everyone is suffering. Companies won't burn through cash just to keep unusable employees around when the border closes.

Expect 2-3 months of layoffs for 75% of airline employees in the coming weeks. Hope you have your emergency savings account ready...
by BigQ
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..
Replies: 36
Views: 3132

Re: have you parked your saving in cash to ride..

I am now 90% in cash. Sold on Peak day + 2. Pretty happy about that move.

Futures down again, looking at what the Fed's QE is going to do to the markets this week.

It's all about risk. Right now the risk of lower equity prices is higher than the chance of higher equity prices.
by BigQ
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 6467

Re: Ukraine International PS752

^ ^ ^ ^ Iran has invoked articles to request assistance from other countries. Which means they genuinely believe it won't look bad for their regime... My guess is uncontained engine failure with LOC-I characteristics. I have yet to see any evidence of missile or AAA action, because, if you look at t...
by BigQ
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 217
Views: 31099

Re: Recession incoming

But they happen anyways.

Read Human Action, by Ludwig Von Mises. Lots of good knowledge in the Austrian School of Economics on human psychology and its effects on the market.

Mises.org
by BigQ
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 71
Views: 5426

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

Am I to understand that the competency of some foreign airline pilots may have some effect on the possibility of having an accident in a Boeing Max? When 7 pilots ride in the simulator, 2 in the front, one instructor, and 4 standing in the back logging the time like at Lion Air, and when they put 2...
by BigQ
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Environmental impact of aviation
Replies: 90
Views: 3988

Re: Environmental impact of aviation

Let's assume ACC is our fault - some data suggests otherwise, but let's. Let's assume that we in the West have the power to reverse it - without cooperation from 2nd and 3rd world economies. Again, not without adverse disagreeing data, but let's. There will be no improvement to our situation until t...
by BigQ
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4466

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

They weren't pilots.
by BigQ
Sat May 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5540

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

First Air Canada Rouge, now Air Canada Blue

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by BigQ
Wed May 08, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?
Replies: 20
Views: 1716

Re: Do you have to snag intermittent problems?

I always do. Sometimes just writing a snag as "for pilot information purposes only", so that others can make safe and well-informed decisions in the future. For example, TCAS resetting by itself in flight. Auto-stabilized radar showing a ton of ground clutter at 80nm scale, but not at 160 or 40nm. V...
by BigQ
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 1197

Re: Coast to Coast Flight - Aerodrome recommendations

Gananoque (CNN8) is a nice quiet airport just east of kingston. Thousand Islands are nice
by BigQ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 10527

Re: Recession.

Also, the last time people were so leveraged in Real Estate like Canadians are these years, it took 24 years for inflation-adjusted prices to recover in the GTA (1989 vs 2013). Don't put all your eggs in one basket. There aren't enough people in Canada to buy all the million-dollar homes in the GTA ...
by BigQ
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 10527

Re: Recession.

Everyone here trying to point the finger to what will cause the recession. Think we can all agree our leaders are [censored] pieces of [censored]. Nobody mentioning how pilots and other users of these forums can make themselves recession-proof, or at least remove the sting when it happens. I, for on...
by BigQ
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 10527

Re: Recession.

Slowing economy? Slowing growth perhaps, but not a slowing economy... Not with the current goosed up corporate profits. Forward P/Es are in the safe range. The Schiller is a little high, but otherwise reasonable. Recessions happen when corporate profits tank. They aren't tanking right now. In fact, ...
by BigQ
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B
Replies: 21
Views: 4873

Re: Looks like we are going to have to get the expensive ADS-B

Sounds like a mandated government tracking program to me.
by BigQ
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Verify correct runway, and visually confirm that it is clear
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Verify correct runway, and visually confirm that it is clear

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c2dfb0c&opt=0 An Emirates Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EBR performing flight EK-928 from Cairo (Egypt) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 364 people on board, was accelerating for takeoff from Cairo's runway 05L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed (about ...

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