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by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: PIVOT Airlines
Topic: Pivot Announces New Routes out of Kitchener (CYKF)
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Pivot Announces New Routes out of Kitchener (CYKF)

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchene ... -1.5724507

Routes are YKF to Ottawa, Toronto, Windsor and Montreal, pending "regulatory approvals," and "COVID-19 travel-related restrictions."
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop moves to YYZ
Replies: 16
Views: 4081

Re: Swoop moves to YYZ

As we have been told at Sunwing, there is not enough demand or load factor to operate our own aircraft. If it's cheaper for the travel group to use AC, Swoop, etc, they will. So, that AC or Swoop aircraft might have some Sunwing Vacations passengers, some AC Vacation passengers, some WJ Vacation pa...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop moves to YYZ
Replies: 16
Views: 4081

Re: Swoop moves to YYZ

As we have been told at Sunwing, there is not enough demand or load factor to operate our own aircraft. If it's cheaper for the travel group to use AC, Swoop, etc, they will. So, that AC or Swoop aircraft might have some Sunwing Vacations passengers, some AC Vacation passengers, some WJ Vacation pas...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience
Replies: 45
Views: 6023

Re: Non Aviation Employers Don't Respect Pilot Experience

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by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel starting to come back?
Replies: 27
Views: 4672

Re: Travel starting to come back?

Really? The amount it would cost to re-train even a few and pull a couple of aircraft out of storage would be huge compared to what gains we would get out of it. I doubt that the number of people on those flights even filled an A320. I have heard that AC did a Sunwing vacations trip to Montego Bay ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel starting to come back?
Replies: 27
Views: 4672

Re: Travel starting to come back?

Looks great, except these were Sunwing vacations operated on Air Canada aircraft, not Sunwing aircraft. The Sunwing Tour Group and Sunwing Vacations are still active, but it looks like they're using other carrier's to get their passengers down south while the airline remains grounded. https://www.su...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

Well, I heard back from my local FTU who I did all my original training with, and the CFI says about 5 flights should be all that is required for him to be comfortable to recommend me for the flight test. He said he would expect the hands and feet flying to come back quickly, and then have me teach ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

The OP has received at least half a dozen licences and ratings from Transport Canada, and even delivered some. He's been part of the flight training industry. He's actually perfectly qualified to look up the regulations and answer his own questions about renewing his rating. I'd like to ask him how...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

Thanks BPF and Bede. You both have always been a good source of information. If someone has spent the last twelve years in an 737, wouldn't you want to check they can demonstrate a pretty good soft field landing, too? You're not interested if they can make a power-off 180 that works out? No slow fli...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

Thanks for the excellent responses and discussion, especially to Conflicting Traffic for the succinct answers to my questions. I would think that myself, it would be in the range of 5-10 hours to feel totally comfortable with the aircraft and lessons to attempt the flight test, especially the hands ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

I am considering renewing my expired Class III Flight Instructor Rating. It has been expired more than 24 months, so I know that I'll need to do the written exam which I'm studying for now, and flight test. I plan on visiting a few local FTU's in the next weeks to get some information, but I just ha...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Convert Logbook to Map Animation
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Re: Convert Logbook to Map Animation

Thanks for the reply. I have been playing around with flightmapper.io and www.arelplane.com and www.gcmap.com but none of them seem to have the "amimation" im looking for that shows each flight drawing a line from A to B and then another line B to C and so on.

It's the amimation part I'm looking for.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Convert Logbook to Map Animation
Replies: 2
Views: 622

Convert Logbook to Map Animation

I am wondering if someone knows of a program where you can easily input your flight's date and route and have it animate over Google Earth or other map.I just use an old-school logbook as opposed to a digital one, so I'm unsure if the paid logbook programs like LogBook Pro have a feature like this b...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 5817

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

Another interesting note about ADS-B and C is that when I was in ATC training a few years ago, the official terminology changed from "RADAR identified" to "Surveillance identified" as now it is not necessarily RADAR that is being used to see you. It could be RADAR, a combination or RADAR or other su...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Langley has had problems over the last few years, with overly officious controllers... What does that mean? They are bound by very strict procedures and phrase-ology guidelines. If they stray from these they get penalized for it, even if it's minor. As a former ATC trainee, there are definitely tow...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4314

Re: Where is our union?

What I don't get with the "airflow on an airplane prevents COVID spread" argument is that the airlines are trying to make it sound like if the sick person is in row 3, and you're in row 30, you're fine because you probably won't interact during the flight and the air will be filtered by the time it ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2450

Re: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?

While on CEWS at Sunwing, we have to pay out-of pocket for our health and dental benefits, That's for the extended and optional policies. You are still getting the core plans aren't you? No, we had to choose which plan to use/switch to while on CEWS, or opt out all-together. We still have to pay ou...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2450

Re: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?

I'm not sure what the legality of this would be, but after doing some back-of-the-envelope calculations, it appears that if AC were to instead have us pay out- of-pocket for our pension and benefits, we'd still make more on CEWS than we would on CERB (without accounting for the optional out-of-pock...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Self attestation for medical renewal
Replies: 18
Views: 3225

Re: Self attestation for medical renewal

I am not surprised they won't renew by phone. It is an ethical quandary for them: they need to see the person. As things change, this might change, but now, I don't think they would go for it, no. I have one of the restrictions listed and so I need to do the telemedicine call. My old CAME retired t...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Good Riddance GGN
Replies: 46
Views: 10871

Re: Good Riddance GGN

An airline that failed under the best possible conditions is trying to start over in one of the worst airline downturns in decades. I wish them luck.
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