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by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again
Replies: 16
Views: 1446

Re: 50 of 737NG planes grounded after cracks found - Boeing Safety issue again

No. The pickle forks are kind of a big deal since they hold the wings on. 30,000 cycles is not a lot for a 737 or any aircraft and well below its design life. More unintended consequences of adding a new wing and winglets to a 50 year old design. 737 wings are so floppy anyways. They bounce up and ...
by PostmasterGeneral
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 355345

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

The reserve rules at AC are archaic and border on illegall. As a junior reserve (and they’ll be junior reserve fur a while) Crew Sked owns your ass. Think you are going for a nice two day pairing and come home 6 days later. It’s not a nice place to be. Yeah, but senior reserve (especially in YVR) i...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 355345

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

With the massive amount of pilots being hired all at the same time recently (especially young guys in their 20's), would it still be worth pursuing Air Canada if meeting the requirements is still about 3-5 years away? I kind of feel like I missed the boat and seniority is going to be the bane of my...
by PostmasterGeneral
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Yul LNAV 06L
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: Yul LNAV 06L

Thanks for the reply, I appreciate. Any chance we could relay this info to the airlines so that we as pilots get a document allowing us to shoot the lnav 06L and therefor avoid confusions and backlog? Cause unless we get that, the only info we get us to not do the approach. (We have no idea that yo...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 2978

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Draft hogs will take down this whole fucking airline with one incident unless they learn to manage themselves. Used to be our contract protected you from yourself, now some of these morons think unlimited OT and doing 100+ a month is a pay raise... I was going to PM you with this, but figured it ma...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 2978

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Senior crew I hear. They started early in YUL that morning. AC SOP is absolutely too much talking on final approach. All the calls you have to make when everything is normal to prove that you're paying attention distracts you from paying attention to things that matter. Not to mention the software ...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 2978

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

Do you know that this incident actually involved overtime junkies? Doesn’t say what time of day it occurred. Might have been one of those 3 am YYZ time landings? I would imagine there would be some significantly lower experience in the flight deck too with very quick upgrades and hiring barely abov...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 472
Views: 115588

Re: New hire bids

With YVR seeming to be the base for new hires lately and with the high cost of living there what options are there for commuting/crashpads ? And how fast can one bid out the base ? Where are you going to bid to? You’re type frozen for at least two years. YYC is too senior, Toronto is even more expe...
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and SFO - Part III
Replies: 40
Views: 2978

Re: Air Canada and SFO - Part III

So, did they have tower tuned up but just didn’t check in, or did they not have it tuned at all? That excerpt isn’t clear.
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Days worked
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: Days worked

countdown wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:31 pm
18 years of ESP, and lots of work learning how to invest and manage your money has resulted in a retirement investment account that is currently sitting at 1.5 million. Yes, I like the ESP.
Ouch. An Air canada pension after 18 years would be more than double that.
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Days worked
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: Days worked

Westjet has reserve now?
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?
Replies: 21
Views: 2105

Re: When is YVR's next in-person assessment session?

Could it be true?? YVR is getting more controllers? Could this be the end of crossing times on sky clear days and 90 mile vectors for “traffic”?
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 355345

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Hahaha ya, an email essentially touching base letting us know we’re in the pool and our file is still being reviewed by the hiring board. You're not in the pool. Was going to post the same thing. There is no “pool” really. Either you’re hired, or “we will review your application again when we run o...
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 355345

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Poor fellas... They’re gonna be on the bottom of that list for a LONG time!
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US or Canadian Regionals: Which are better for a low-time pilot?
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: US or Canadian Regionals: Which are better for a low-time pilot?

US all the way. However it’s not as simple as commuting to the states and getting a job. You’re not gonna get sponsored for a work permit unless you’re already American, so you’re stuck with Canada. Make the best of it.
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3038

Re: CATSA nonsense

CATSA is only part of the issue. Keep in mind that at every airport, CATSA subcontracts their work out to a local security firm. (GARDA in YYZ, ASP in YYC, G4S in some other airports) etc. It’s those organizations that follow their own rules separate from what CATSA mandates, which is why we experie...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Engine cover partial detach from United 737
Replies: 4
Views: 908

Re: Engine cover partial detach from United 737

”One passenger told Good Morning America on Monday morning that the pilot took "some pretty heroic decisive action" in turning the plane around. She said the pilot "potentially saved some lives."”

Hahahahaha
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 18
Views: 4624

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

Malfunction wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:58 am
How long are new wb fo's on reserve for these days?
FO? Probably 5-6 years. Keep in mind you’re going to have lots of guys constantly parachute in above you on every bid.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

More importantly, how is he getting out of YBW nordo? Unfortunately, YBW won’t allow you to leave NORDO anymore. They’ll let you go without mode C, but you can’t re-enter the zone thereafter so keep that in mind. You can ask for an altitude below the YYC class C, and YBW tower will clear you enrout...
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

ahramin wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:51 am
Why would you want to avoid speaking to anyone? That would be like trying to find a driving route that only takes alleys so you don't need to look at traffic lights.
Radio chatter interferes with the morning news on QR77.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Punishments for pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 2841

Re: Punishments for pilots

1. Go fly in China.
2. Get QAR violation
3. Understand what it means to be punished as a pilot.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy
Replies: 35
Views: 4245

Re: Thomas Cook on the edge of bankrupcy

Oh well.

It’s just business. Capitalism at work.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flying Through YYC Class C Question
Replies: 18
Views: 1438

Re: Flying Through YYC Class C Question

Just stay under the airspace and head to the North around Airdrie airpark and you don’t need to speak to anyone.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Morningstar in Jackonville?
Replies: 3
Views: 1320

Re: Morningstar in Jackonville?

I’ve never heard of Jackonville, but I’ve been to Jackoffville thousands of times!
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: What is the process for putting a helipad on my property?

Why do you need anything? Just call it an off strip landing or put a little platform / dock out and land there. Second this. Heckalopters can be landed anywhere. I landed in my friend's backyard years ago, and all I could find in the CARs was that it was allowed as long as you had the permission of...

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