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by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Potential Airline Bailout
Replies: 18
Views: 2466

Re: Potential Airline Bailout

If all the airlines need is a loan... let them go to the banks and ask—just like any of us would. Let the banks look at assets and liabilities and cash flow and come up with an amount and interest rate that is satisfactory. If the banks say no... why on gods good earth should the taxpayer say yes!? ...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: March to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 24
Views: 2203

Re: March to Save Canadian Aviation

So why would Canadian airlines be expected to refund when they received ZERO financial aid from the Government ? Because they were unable to deliver the service they sold? The same reason that if I bought a TV from a store and then the TV was undeliverable I would expect a refund. You want the gove...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?
Replies: 63
Views: 1964

Re: What's with the "circle check" before takeoff?

I was flying gliders......... You don’t say. You guys are the quintessential aviation social justice warriors. Clean your own house before you worry about someone else’s. The club at my former field had many dead pilots and wrecked gliders from doing entirely stupid and preventable things.. not thi...
by iflyforpie
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 39
Views: 4707

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

Here’s an airline that finally gets it.

https://mobile.twitter.com/WestJet/stat ... gr%5Etweet

I got my AirBNB refund 7 months ago without even talking to a human being.
by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada not ruling out stake in Canadian airlines...
Replies: 22
Views: 2640

Re: Canada not ruling out stake in Canadian airlines...

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Your choice will probably be a government stake in your airlines that will probably last at most four years under the current PM. Or..... going broke and letting venture capitalists pick up the pieces and maybe sitting right seat to a former flat payer who took a ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?
Replies: 12
Views: 1925

Re: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?

Ironically, now is not the time that companies need bonds- pilots will be staying put for a while. If they needed bonds, it was a year ago when pilots weren't staying anywhere for more than a year. Actually it was the opposite. No bonds at Jazz or Encore, so why would you ever sign one at a 703/704...
by iflyforpie
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 2864

Re: VIDEO (aftermath): 2 YouTubers Wrecked their Airplane during OFF-Airport Landing

Mine is crawling along valley bottoms and and mountain passes on the way to destination. Doing the type of flying that when some pilots from Turtle Airways came for a flight, their mouths were left agape. I never needed more than 30 degrees of bank. If you need more than 30 degrees of bank... even f...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Good news about the CEWS
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Good news about the CEWS

"Though it seems like deflationary end times to some right now, the COVID-19 scare is going to pass, and we will be left with monetary and fiscal bazookas having been fired," worries market analyst Gary Tanashian on the site Seeking Alpha. Once a government has started pouring stimulus money into a...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Good news about the CEWS
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Good news about the CEWS

The US is backed by one of the largest gold reserves, Canada is not. The US economy, even now, is more robust than Canada. According to the International Monetary Fund, the US dollar is the most popular. As of the fourth quarter of 2019, it makes up over 60% of all known central bank foreign exchan...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5056

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

It’s just like the west telling the eastern bastards to “freeze in the dark” and then wondering why they don’t buy Canadian oil..... :rolleyes:
by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How The Heck Do You Get Into Tofino?
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: How The Heck Do You Get Into Tofino?

You’ll just be cleared for the approach well before you’ve descended to any of those altitudes. It’s up to you do decide what altitudes you can safely use after you’ve received the approach clearance. You’ll likely be speaking to Hardy Radio out of 12,500 and just telling them what you’re doing in t...
by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

I agree that this pandemic is mostly BS I have to disagree and state the pandemic is very real and it's people who refuse to accept the legitimate facts that are BS. It's peoples' stupidity, selfishness and mental instability that is the root of the problem. There have been pandemics in the past bu...
by iflyforpie
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Research Points to Low Risk for COVID-19 Transmission Inflight

That’s because it’s full of weasel words like “in-flight”. Will IATA stand by their numbers when they include everything from check-in to baggage claim? It seems very odd that they’d focus specifically on in the airplane... vs the entire process which definitely has super-spreader potential. People ...
by iflyforpie
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Re: Thanksgiving?

Wow.. 75%-85% load factors!


With load factors like that... they must not need any help, then! Crisis averted! ;)
by iflyforpie
Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Good news about the CEWS
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Good news about the CEWS

What inflation?

Inflation is from excess liquidity. This is quite the opposite. Expect deflation as corporations compete for cash-strapped consumers and people put off large purchases and hoard cash until a semblance of stability returns.
by iflyforpie
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3375

Re: Thanksgiving?

For all 12 people flying for thanksgiving?

I’m not even driving for thanksgiving.

Ford is shutting down Ontario.

Don’t you get it? People don’t want to travel, period.
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How The Heck Do You Get Into Tofino?
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: How The Heck Do You Get Into Tofino?

Just another glass mountain.

Story of my life.

TERRAIN TERRAIN

“Visual”

WHOOP WHOOP PULL UP

“Visual”

TERRAIN TERRAIN AVOID TERRAIN

(sigh) “Visual”

“I’m inhibiting Terrain”

WHOOP WHOOP PULL UP PULL UP
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6181

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

Let’s ask WJ and AC to cancel all flights into YOW next week. Shut ‘er down. Sounds like an awesome idea. Screw over your last remaining customers. Or watch an upstart swoop in, honour the fares, and in a PR bombshell carve out a new market share. Oh man... what’s next? Improve your pickup artistry...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th
Replies: 72
Views: 6181

Re: Save Canadian Aviation March in Ottawa Oct 20th

Two retorts and both attributing the opinion to the poster, not the general public as it was written. Easy mistake to make when you are emotionally charged, but that’s how the world works. It’s based on confidence and fear. 12 months ago, people didn’t care about any of the dozens of communicable di...
by iflyforpie
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How The Heck Do You Get Into Tofino?
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: How The Heck Do You Get Into Tofino?

Personally if it was me, though, I’d take T609 to NAGLI at 5700 feet and then direct TEXEC at 5700 then descend (a more reasonable 400 ft/NM). The airspace to the south of TEXEC is protected for the shuttle at 3700 plus it’s over ocean. I don’t think any terrain will come up and bite you.

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