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by lownslow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 4525

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

flyingcanuck wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:41 am
lownslow wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:40 am
What does OWG stand for?
Off we go
Excellent. An abbreviation that has more syllables than what it was supposed to shorten.
by lownslow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 4525

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

What does OWG stand for?
by lownslow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 4525

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

Well that’s tragic timing...
by lownslow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 123
Views: 5169

Re: Open the door, no thanks

stef wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:14 am
Was this map pulled from social media by chance? At a glance, looks like Norway House, Nakina and La Grande are among our hotspots.
Per capita, maybe? Or just made up.
by lownslow
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 66
Views: 5042

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I’m torn. I can appreciate their honesty in the job ad, it just reads a little dickish. Enough to make me question whether the folks who wrote this are really people I want to work for over any long period.
by lownslow
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire the Transport minister
Replies: 32
Views: 2422

Re: Fire the Transport minister

leftoftrack wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:30 pm
what is a twf?
Temporary Worker: Foreign. It sounds more badass to say it that way, kind of like James Bond would. Or Yoda.
by lownslow
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

Weird hill to die on but you do you.
by lownslow
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: “Apprentice pilot” job is back
Replies: 14
Views: 1974

Re: “Apprentice pilot” job is back

Why shouldn’t it be? It’s a generally reliable source of cheap yet hard working labour and with the right company it makes for a more well-rounded pilot. On the rampie’s side of things you get to have your foot jammed in the door while hiring is slow. Just don’t go to work for the serial abusers.
by lownslow
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Pakistan grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams....

Inverted2 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:46 pm
Saw their 777 at YYZ yesterday and was reminded of this, but I figured if you’ve survived long enough to make 777 without making any craters you’re probably at least semi safe. :roll:
So, like, should those guys get their honorary ATPLs then based on achievement?
by lownslow
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

iflyforpie wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:59 am
I know quite a few who managed to segue back into their former positions
Me too, hell I almost am one, but I know more who just stuck their heads in the sand back in March. Not all have yet figured out how serious the situation is but little by little I imagine they will.
by lownslow
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employers requiring current PPCs
Replies: 13
Views: 1828

Re: Employers requiring current PPCs

iflyforpie wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:20 pm
Yeah, I’m pretty sure everyone who has a current BE20 PPC is already working.
You figure? I bet there’s an awful lot of BE20 FOs who left their jobs in the last year for Porter/Sunwing/Transat (to name an obvious few) who are beginning to think that they may not get called back for a while...
by lownslow
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another amphib
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Another amphib

Gonna need a big bowl of rice for that one...
by lownslow
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5077

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

'97 Tercel wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 pm
Funny, I’ve made a bunch of friends recently too.
That's a tall tale and you know it
Busted.
by lownslow
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5077

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

Funny, I’ve made a bunch of friends recently too. Folks who did all sorts of backstabby crap in the past, no less. The joke’s on them, I’m worse off than they are now.
by lownslow
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Good Riddance GGN
Replies: 44
Views: 8331

Re: Good Riddance GGN

So if Pivot Airlines does an outstanding job how many of you would let go of their Georgian past? Or would you hold it against them forever?
by lownslow
Fri May 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Integrated vs. Modular (What would you do?)
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Integrated vs. Modular (What would you do?)

Integrated if you can get into one of the subsidized courses, hometown flight school if you can’t.
by lownslow
Wed May 27, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet
Replies: 16
Views: 2878

Re: You need post secondary to work at CargoJet

The whole forum frequently get mads that a job listing calls for decent reading comprehension, but also this thread happens.
by lownslow
Thu May 21, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is Jazz Approach worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Re: Is Jazz Approach worth it?

Does that program still exist now? If so, will it go on for much longer?
by lownslow
Mon May 04, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 212 knot ultralight with Rotax!
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: 212 knot ultralight with Rotax!

CpnCrunch wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:44 am
jakeandelwood wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:33 am
BD-5... small and fast
I like fast, but not when it has a 50% chance of killing me :)
Just be better than 50% of your peers.
by lownslow
Sat May 02, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10380

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

There is still an inherent higher operational risk to military operations. The Acceptable Level of Safety definition is different than you’d find in civil aviation and some of the operational maneuvers military aircraft do routinely would not be acceptable from civilian operators. I would have thou...
by lownslow
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??
Replies: 11
Views: 1759

Re: Did older metros have the required IFR Equip??

Am I missing something? Yes, there is no requirement to navigate solely on airways here. I’ve done long IFR legs off airways without GPS (on the way to the shop to get one installed) by figuring out reception range at my planned altitude and just hopscotching direct between convenient VORs. I hear ...
by lownslow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LED landing Light
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: LED landing Light

One of the light technologies, I think it was LED, doesn’t appear in night vision goggles so I guess increased risk of collision with a coast guard helicopter if you’re running drugs. Also LED lights run cool so they won’t melt off ice that forms on them.
by lownslow
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Join the Cascadia Team
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

Re: Join the Cascadia Team

jakeandelwood wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Classic aviation job ad, 9 paragraphs long and not one single detail about the job.
Doesn’t really inspire confidence in the folks running the place, does it?
by lownslow
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104024

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

Well, at least us quibbling here all have good positions to eventually go back to, in whatever incarnation they may be. I feel terrible for the guys in places they don't want to be I feel worse for the guys who would have been in cancelled groundschools. In a lot of cases they quit their old jobs a...
by lownslow
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planes picking up medical supplies -- leave empty....
Replies: 4
Views: 1347

Re: Planes picking up medical supplies -- leave empty....

FICU wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:13 pm
The more concerning thing is that China is profiting off of their viral pandemic
Yes, the place that has the population density and general disregard for safety is both a breeding place for communicable disease AND a powerhouse of cheap production. Who’d have thought?

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