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by complexintentions
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 50
Views: 3732

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

I just have one question.

What is a P180?
by complexintentions
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 7603

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Why can’t you get it through your thick skull that everybody wants to open up? The difference is most people want to do it intelligently so we don’t have to close it up again like they will be forced to do in the US. Actually I've met quite a few people who'd be quite happy to have things not open ...
by complexintentions
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Language as a tool...
Replies: 31
Views: 1441

Re: Language as a tool...

Grammar is the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you’re shit. Everyone can make minor errors, I know I do. No sweat. It isn't about achieving perfection, it's about striving towards it. Somewhere along the way society starting worshipping mediocrity, to our great peril. When I see som...
by complexintentions
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2465

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

How on earth can you compare a guy making obscene money for ruining a perfectly good company, that WE (you and I) propped up for all these years, with the average schmoe on a government scheme? It sounds like typical bottom-feeder mentality at work. Guys at the top, who make that filthy amount this...
by complexintentions
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2465

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

Tsk tsk so testy. Pardon me if this ant isn't weeping for the grasshoppers. From your touchiness I take it you're one of the latter. I won't bore you with the details of my personal circumstances as it's clear you wish to dismiss them with the ever-popular meme of privilege. That's laughably incorre...
by complexintentions
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2465

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

Out of touch? Out of work too. But not dead in the water because I actually considered that sometimes really bad things happen. I'm not getting a dime of government aid and I don't need it. Don't bullshit about everyone wanting to go back to work. I know of too many personally: family's neighbours w...
by complexintentions
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2465

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

The fact that millions, not thousands, of people are out of work is not their fault, true. The fact that so many have zero contingency plan and absolutely NOTHING set aside and can't survive financially without government aid? Hmmm. Extending the CERB another 8 weeks will cost $34 billion dollars. T...
by complexintentions
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 2465

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

Chumming the waters are you rookiepilot? :mrgreen: Yes, what a horrible person receiving taxpayer money. Cause, like, no other Canadians are getting 300 billion dollars of government money rained on them or anything... Of course it's excessive and ridiculous but outrage about the public purse is hil...
by complexintentions
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many pilots laid off?
Replies: 10
Views: 2378

Re: How many pilots laid off?

The end of a job is not necessarily the end of a career. Surely you of anyone should know that Eric, I'll assume you don't mean to sound as condescending as that comes across. Perhaps you should pass along your insights to these former colleagues of yours and see and what they think of them? Sure, f...
by complexintentions
Tue May 26, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10148

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

I’m curious to know what if any of those four things were more important than maintaining aircraft control close to the ground. Indulge us, Rockie. The first two are obvious to any current or former military jet pilot. 1. Identify the engine failure (while in close formation focused on the lead air...
by complexintentions
Mon May 25, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10148

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

That's not assigning blame or or pronouncing judgment, that's making a dispassionate observation of the facts at hand. Emotional defences of one's comrades by attacking anyone trying to understand this accident is understandable but not helpful in finding the truth. Well if you consider calling for...
by complexintentions
Sat May 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10148

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Aviation, airplane, handling skills-brain says I love the Snowbirds. Coldly rational brain says time to scrap the whole thing. Risk/reward equation just isn't there. Doubtful it ever was, to be honest. It's just that they're so cool! And all militaries cling to their traditions like stink on poop. R...
by complexintentions
Wed May 20, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Time away from the seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: Time away from the seat.

9th flying job, 5th layoff. But 1st since leaving Canada - the instability is why I left! :lol: Longest period away from the industry, 8 months. But that was somewhat voluntary, I wasn't in a hurry to go back. Wasn't an issue with training as I was going on to a type new to me at the time (B737). Bu...
by complexintentions
Wed May 20, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 9637

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

I was out walking in London today. Tons of people out enjoying the 26C weather. Not sure their presence is incontrovertible proof of anything, but that's what I saw. I don't disagree that the Communist Party of China lies about things - that's literally what Communism is, a lie. There were more than...
by complexintentions
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian ATPL to EASA ATPL
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: Canadian ATPL to EASA ATPL

I have UK citizenship, so I looked at doing it in Ireland, however the costs(you can't take all the tests at once(they told me one a week), so hotel airfare food for 3 months........long story short, I didn't do it though i have TCAA/FAA/CASA licenses Interesting, I didn't think it would be THAT re...
by complexintentions
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian ATPL to EASA ATPL
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: Canadian ATPL to EASA ATPL

I did this entire process in 2017 and wrote a fair bit about it elsewhere on this site if you search. Apologies, but not going to write a bunch of separate messages privately. While I commend your ambition to spend your downtime doing something constructive, I should point out that until borders and...
by complexintentions
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38251

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

W.H.O. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place. Don't forget that the Chines blocked them from visiting Wuhan at the beginning of the outbreak. The WHO director general, the one you want out, had to fly to Beijing at the end of January to negotiate entry and information sharing. It t...
by complexintentions
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 38251

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

I think the public won’t put up staying home for much longer. It goes against your civil rights to tell you how many people can gather within your own home. The prolonged affect of isolation will cause more damage than being infected. We live on an economic planet. The economy needs to keep moving ...
by complexintentions
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Planes picking up medical supplies -- leave empty....
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

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

I remember flying the B777F in and out of PVG. Cargo ops even prior to the virus were a nightmare. Even when you did get your consignment you'd sit waiting, sometimes for hours, to push back while everyone screams at each other in Mandarin on the radio. Then push and start, to taxi...100 metres. Set...
by complexintentions
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project Wingman
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Project Wingman

I'm not personally involved, just passing it along. There are social distancing and hygiene protocols in place. Apparently hospitals are fairly well-informed about the risks of Covid-19 transmission. I wish you well setting up something similar using Zoom.
by complexintentions
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Project Wingman
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Project Wingman

So here in the UK, with all of the unemployed aviation employees they've set up a project called Project Wingman where crew from all the airlines volunteer their time to support frontline healthcare workers in the NHS. Basically they set up lounges in hospitals and simply offer a break: a quiet plac...
by complexintentions
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet stll hiring
Replies: 58
Views: 12302

Re: Cargojet stll hiring

When a wide body Skipper position is paying slightly more than —half— the Canadian industry standard.........that’s a garbage wage. Don’t even try to compare it to US cargo carriers cuz it’s 40% worse than half of garbage. There comes a financial break point where the responsibility, cost of attain...
by complexintentions
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51080

Re: Corona Virus

Please mods, lock this thread. There is zero value-add anymore.

Only two types of poster left now: unhinged conspiracy theorists, and paternalistic a-holes with strangely similar names talking down to them.

Shut 'er down, the patients are running the asylum. :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51080

Re: Corona Virus

4. It is not nearly as high a death rate as you are saying...."On Mar. 3, the World Health Organization said the mortality rate for the virus had increased to 3.4 per cent." Guess what WHO.....there are all kinds of people without symptoms or few symptoms who never got tested. The mortality rate is...
by complexintentions
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51080

Re: Corona Virus

It’s amazing how self-righteous and know-it-all pilots can be, relying on their own unique, revolutionary ideas, concepts, and pseudoscience, rather than having faith in the doctors of the world and people with actual medical expertise. Everyone is trying to save the economy from behind their keybo...

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