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by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO: Aftermath of a Mexican Private Jet ditching just off Rocky Point, Clarendon, Jamaica. 23 Jan 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: VIDEO: Aftermath of a Mexican Private Jet ditching just off Rocky Point, Clarendon, Jamaica. 23 Jan 2021

This reminds me of the interview Mikey from Buffalo Air did with the Canadian pilot for Pablo Escobar. They would routinely pitch planes loaded with drugs or bail out just before intentionally crashing and get picked up by their friends in a speedboat.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: New Tentative Agreement Reached
Replies: 0
Views: 452

New Tentative Agreement Reached

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/unifor-sunwing-pilots-reach-tentative-agreement-893630519.html TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2021 /CNW/ - Pilots represented by Unifor Local 7378 have reached a tentative agreement with Sunwing Airlines. "I applaud the leadership of Unifor 7378 for their grit and deter...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Porter Cancelling CEWS and Health Benefits: UNIFOR
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Porter Cancelling CEWS and Health Benefits: UNIFOR

https://www.unifor.org/en/whats-new/press-room/porter-airlines-targets-laid-workers-effort-reduce-costs I’m not sure why Jerry D’s last name got censored when I tried to post the link text, but here it is anyways. January 19, 2021 TORONTO – Porter Airlines is using the pandemic as an excuse to stop ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 24
Views: 5915

Re: New MOA details

With the whole “Reserve Best Fit,” Crew Sked will own your life. No more passing down. I worked at Jazz who used “Best fit” and it seemed like any and every reason would be used to prevent you from passing down. It will be a big lifestyle change for those senior people who would bid reserve. I know ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 148
Views: 20451

Re: Service Suspension Notice

More route cuts announced: https://ottawa-citynews-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/ottawa.citynews.ca/amp/local-news/along-with-job-cuts-air-canada-plans-to-ditch-flights-from-ottawa-to-calgary-and-vancouver-3258580 As part of a 25 per cent reduction in service for the first quarter of 2021, affecting ano...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alternate Minima and ETAs
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Alternate Minima and ETAs

When I was a tower trainee, we would have to record all instances of any departures/arrivals below standard minima. The reason was that we weren’t aware of each operators’ OPS SPEC and although I’m sure the vast majority had the OPS SPEC, the reports were sent to Transport for follow-up. While I agr...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 148
Views: 20451

Re: Service Suspension Notice

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-air-canada-cuts-more-routes-amid-lack-of-demand/ By Jan. 23, Air Canada will cease flying to Prince Rupert, Kamloops, Fredericton, Yellowknife, and Gander and Goose Bay in Newfoundland. That about only leaves St. John’s! Looks like St. John’s is cut t...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Left or Right seat
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Re: Left or Right seat

At my 705 operator, the SIC / FO SHALL only operate from the right seat. The only exceptions are upgrade to CAPT training, line check, or other training events.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 136
Views: 6944

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

Press releases and statements from the Premier are not law. Once again, this is not a matter of individual opinion or moralizing about "essential" or otherwise. The regulations have specific textual contents (I don't think the word "essential" even appears in them) and if a busi...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 136
Views: 6944

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

I wonder if this means that all the FTU's providing "career training" will finally shutdown, or if they'll continue to remain open. Not saying all of them are, but plenty of FTU's are still providing training in Ontario, while many more are not. From the press release: https://news.ontari...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.
Replies: 136
Views: 6944

Re: Ontario Stay Home Order coming in.

And it's going to last a MINIMUM of 28 days.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: All Pilot Layoff
Replies: 20
Views: 13387

Re: All Pilot Layoff

I’m curious on what percentage of the pilots are laid off from our Canadian carriers big and small? I know that 100% of Porter pilots are home and it’s sad to see but curious on the other carriers. Sad indeed Just make note that there are two different types of layoff right now. There are those tha...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather Radar Tilt Methods
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Weather Radar Tilt Methods

My first introduction to RADAR technique was at a 704 operator flying Metroliners. I remember in groundschool watching a 1970's VHS video of some good ol' boy from Texas saying that when you were heading towards red or magenta, to "take your cowboy boots down off the glareshield and buckle up.&...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: All Pilot Layoff
Replies: 20
Views: 13387

Re: All Pilot Layoff

I believe there are only 5-10 pilots recalled out of 450 on the list. Currently there are only 3 or 4 flights per week to the biggest destinations (Cancun, Varadero and Punta Cana). Sunwing is trying to be proactive while dealing with the new requirement for passengers to have a negative PCR rest pr...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What's Regional 1 Up To?
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

What's Regional 1 Up To?

Just saw several job ads for Regional 1 specifically asking for 737 experience:

http://avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=142865
http://avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=142864

Is there another Canadian ULCC in the works?
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Dec 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Everything you need to know about flying is on i-tunes
Replies: 16
Views: 1176

Re: Everything you need to know about flying is on i-tunes

Every day I work:

Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver

"'Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again." (Especially when on Reserve)
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How rusty do you feel you're going to be?
Replies: 16
Views: 3431

Re: How rusty do you feel you're going to be?

North Shore wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:18 am We need Henri or 748HO to chime in here, and tell us how they plan to do it! :smt040
Yes, Henri has been silent too long. Maybe he packed up and left when Jazz got rid of the Dash-8 100's. I could only imagine his narrative trying to learn to fly the Q or God forbid the RJ.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 82
Views: 15279

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

Unfortunately, in person driving instruction is not permitted in Ontario at present. Driving instruction is still permitted: No in-person driving instruction permitted except: - For instruction for drivers of commercial motor vehicles - Where the instruction is part of the Ontario Driver Certificat...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Long Landing Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Long Landing Thread

A346Dude wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:23 pm The new MATS rule is a long landing cannot be approved unless it is requested by the pilot.
So it's essentially the "contact approach" of landing clearances? Lol.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Long Landing Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1754

Re: Long Landing Thread

When landing in YYZ on RWY 05 in the Dash-8 during my Jazz days, the controllers frequently gave the landing clearance as "Jazz 123, cleared to land RWY 05, long landing approved." As a former controller trainee, I wonder what would happen if there was a runway over-run. Even though almost...

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