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by North Shore
Thu May 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 158
Views: 10815

Re: DOH merge.

flyer 1492 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:59 pm
Before any seniority issues are dealt with, there will have to be a representation vote.
Before that occurs, there has to be a firm deal in place between AC and AT..
by North Shore
Mon May 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12415

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

I can’t see how selling off Encore (even with a CPA) makes sense? Part of their recruitment draw is the One List - without that, then salaries are going to have to go up to attract and keep people. Keep the one list, and sell Encore leads to huge training bills at the subsidiary...where’s the upside?
by North Shore
Mon May 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Onex purchase of WestJet gone bye bye
Replies: 1
Views: 1827

Re: Onex purchase of WestJet gone bye bye

[Sigh] No, it didn’t... it’s right here: http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewto ... 162554e88
The two threads were merged into one to keep all of the discussion in one place.
by North Shore
Mon May 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 243
Views: 23075

Re: One list

Victory wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Did they have the takeover thread deleted? Not a good sign.
Nope. As JBI suggested, it was merged with the other thread, and moved into the general section.
by North Shore
Thu May 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Short Fields
Replies: 3
Views: 4956

Re: Short Fields

Sorry, Photo, and BPF - I’ve managed to delete the majority of a useful thread. Urgent call in to tech services to see if it can be resurrected
by North Shore
Thu May 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11094

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Y’know, boys and girls, I think that this thread has just about run its course. We are straying further and further from the how and why of this happening into incivility; insults and hurt feelings are going to follow. Let’s just wait until the (Interim?)report comes out - there’s got to be more to ...
by North Shore
Wed May 08, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Laser Eye Surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 1120

Re: Laser Eye Surgery

Yes, glasses, contacts, prescription sunnies, etc., are a pain in the ass, but that’s a small pain compared to losing your livelihood by being the person who has one of the medical-invalidating side effects of the surgery.. Considered it since the beginning of my career, 25 years ago, but still peer...
by North Shore
Sat May 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 77
Views: 7934

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Sum Ting Wong, and Ho Lee Fuk? Does it really matter? They’re alive, and will live to fly another day.. Say it comes out now that it was John Smith, and Fred Jones, and the narrative is that ‘they f@cked up, and wrecked a plane’ - a label that would stick with you for the rest of your career - and t...
by North Shore
Fri May 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11094

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

That depends on the pilot. As i am sure CWE would agree, Any seasoned northern pilot will have an internal "almanac" revised with yearly weather conditions with respect to ice in and ice out in local areas AND will also instinctively know the basic depth and condition of ice by its colour, reflecti...
by North Shore
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IDEAL CAREER PATH
Replies: 17
Views: 847

Re: IDEAL CAREER PATH

Looking for some real advice and not philosophical BS. F**K you and the horse you rode in on! Ask more than a nebulous question, and you'll get more than philosophical answers. What *is* an ideal aviation career? It varies from person to person: 'Auto-doze' long haul to exotic destinations, or hand...
by North Shore
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Regional 1 Ship jumping?
Replies: 42
Views: 7841

Re: Regional 1 Ship jumping?

Is anyone ‘stuck’ anywhere any more? Especially relatively wealthy westerners with decent intelligence and Visa cards. More like the guys are waiting out their rotation, still collecting a cheque, and waiting to see what will happen with their jobs.
by North Shore
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IDEAL CAREER PATH
Replies: 17
Views: 847

Re: IDEAL CAREER PATH

What’s your personal ‘747’? Aim for it, and plot your course accordingly..
by North Shore
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax will drive up airline tickets
Replies: 41
Views: 1438

Re: Carbon tax will drive up airline tickets

I think that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Make carbon-intensive things more expensive so that we do less of them. If we still wish to to continue, then the market should figure out a cheaper way of doing things.
by North Shore
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 11094

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Renamed the thread so the title was a little more informative.


Ps: It’s Medical Evacuation = MedEvac
Medi-vac is some sort of weird vacuum, just like shop-vac :wink:
by North Shore
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 131
Views: 19952

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

FAF wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Just heard that skycare is 1 of 3 possibles for the medevac RFP. Anyone know who the other 2 are?
Fast and Keewatin?
by North Shore
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3085

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

well, doing the math on the top level mentioned, it works out to $103 a year..plus there's the pension, benefits, etc..not that bad a gig, for the right person..
by North Shore
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 35
Views: 3974

Re: Pilot shortage State side

Kinda makes you wonder about the dictates of supply and demand, though? I'm no economist, and I'm sure that there are lots of other variables, but were the border to open, would the flood (trickle?) of Canadian pilots serve to increase the supply enough down there that demand, and thus salaries woul...
by North Shore
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends

Not sure how cadet programs would help wages in general? You’re essentially creating a group of indentured slaves to XYZ Air - they’re on the hook for several years of debt repayment, so no real incentive to pay more than basics. Also, you could give them a form of Stockholm Syndrome - p-poor pay fo...
by North Shore
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: 125 PIC hours required for issuing ATPL.
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: 125 PIC hours required for issuing ATPL.

Get out of the right seat and into the left? Flying circuits and x-c in a 172 isn’t really the type of PIC they had in mind for the ATPL, imho..
by North Shore
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Cyyj float ratings.
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Cyyj float ratings.

I wonder if this decision will change being able to do float training/ratings on Quamichan Lake? Years ago when the rowing team moved to Elk Lake, there was a Cub? on Elk that subsequently moved concurrently with the powerboat restrictions. Yes, there is lots of other water around, but given the pro...
by North Shore
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss
Replies: 22
Views: 8089

Re: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss

You are correct, but that refers to having multiple names at the same time, and using them in opposition to/conjunction with each other. NewWeedCAACMan just seems to be changing his handle quite frequently. It’s annoying, agreed, but not against the rules. And, it’s not like he’s difficult to figure...
by North Shore
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 11990

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Or maybe it's time to just leave this forum once and for all since the moderators don't seem to give a shit. Do what you're doing on literally any other forum gets you IP banned. This site is falling apart and has been for the last few years. Whoa, nelly! Steady up there, Lightchop. Google ‘The Ten...
by North Shore
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 55334

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

I wonder if the moderators can ban him just for being a tool. He needs help and this forum is getting overrun with his crap. It’s not even worth reading posts anymore. Soon as he posts, people sign off. .80, JTrain, George, and lost: once you’ve signed in, click on the down arrow next to your usern...
by North Shore
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: Hair-raising hang gliding incident caught on camera

I'm bloody impressed that the guy managed to hang on that long - and that in pursuit of hanging on he tore his bicep tendon. I guess when the alternative is falling to your death...
by North Shore
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Wings Over Kississing
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Wings Over Kississing

Wings Over Kississing has been bought. That's not 100 % accurate according to some guys that work there. EIC purchased one hangar and three airplanes. From the guys that still work there, it will be normal operations going forward. This was apparently done in anticipation of the changes coming with...

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