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by PostmasterGeneral
Wed May 06, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 2999

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

I always thought it hilarious when training aircraft would announce they’re conducting the “simulated RNAV approach.” What the hell a simulated RNAV? You’re doing the RNAV approach, in real life, not in a simulator. Who cares if the weather is VMC? Call it what it is. A simulated RNAV is an RNAV ap...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon May 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 2999

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

I always thought it hilarious when training aircraft would announce they’re conducting the “simulated RNAV approach.” What the hell a simulated RNAV? You’re doing the RNAV approach, in real life, not in a simulator. Who cares if the weather is VMC? Call it what it is. The day I have a delay in my c...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon May 04, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 2999

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

I always thought it hilarious when training aircraft would announce they’re conducting the “simulated RNAV approach.” What the hell a simulated RNAV? You’re doing the RNAV approach, in real life, not in a simulator. Who cares if the weather is VMC? Call it what it is.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: CATSA

Ask the tub stacker with the machine to disinfect it for you. Same with the hand wipe pad things they use to detect bombs. They have to use new ones if you ask.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: African Self Fly Safari
Replies: 14
Views: 2477

Re: African Self Fly Safari

Didn’t even know this was a thing. Thanks for sharing! Now I have something to do when I’m laid off!
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 453
Views: 82485

Re: Layoffs

For those on flat pay, their salaries are based on a “flat pay” (as the name implies) and not an hourly rate. Hourly rate only comes into effect once over 75(?) hours. So, will the flat pay really be cut to match a 55 hour block? Or will it remain the same? The email from ACPA wasn’t clear.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 453
Views: 82485

Re: Layoffs

I would hate to see it, but we could easily shed all pilots on flat pay with little $$$ impact downline. If the layoff is less than 24 months, only a 'short course' would be required. Pilots wont be going anywhere, that's for certain. The giant problem with that theory, is that the flat pay pilots ...
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 453
Views: 82485

Re: Layoffs

What about the 400 or so 737 pilots ? They would be allowed to bid off I'm sure or would the company still pay them for sitting at home and laying off 500 pilots? If they bid off they will trigger training costs for sure. If they don't reduce the 737 that's a good thing. You don't want all those gu...
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 131
Views: 22986

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

I think Calin is holding onto hope that he’ll be able to get a giant settlement from Boeing (or at least a few free 787’s) in exchange. If they decide to turf the fleet, that would reduce their leverage for such a move
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Go to 705 or not
Replies: 14
Views: 4029

Re: Go to 705 or not

If there isn’t a shortage of captain spots because the ones there aren’t leaving, you’re probably at a good outfit. Stay there till you get your A’s and then frig off to the airlines.
by PostmasterGeneral
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airport lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 3054

Re: Airport lounges

I never understood the appeal of the “Plaza Premium” lounges. The food was gross.
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2097

Re: DC6 lands short at Candle on Aug 1st 2019

Holy shit look at that wheel go! Hahaha
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC medical fee
Replies: 24
Views: 1955

Re: TC medical fee

I think if the fee was a legit amount and actually used for something reasonable, nobody would have a problem paying it. $55 every year for what amounts to some guy making one mouse click on a computer screen seems excessive.
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying from the right seat
Replies: 20
Views: 1344

Re: Flying from the right seat

Sometimes if I’m bored I’ll fly from the back seat
by PostmasterGeneral
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Any tips from airline pilots?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: Any tips from airline pilots?

Where is Keith when you need him? Mentorship is his thing isn’t it?
by PostmasterGeneral
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Birds on final - A go around may not be the best idea
Replies: 8
Views: 1817

Re: Birds on final - A go around may not be the best idea

I was always taught to fly through the buggers and continue the approach if you hit some, especially in a big jet.

Based on the case studies in this thread, that seems like
The best course of action, no?
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4435

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

ACPA gave the 737 pilots a raise. Are you fucking kidding me??! They haven’t flown in a year, but let’s “ensure their wages are protected.” Meanwhile our flat pay colleagues are hung out to dry, especially those on the 320. Even though that’s the fleet picking up all the slack. We’re in a big staff...
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada 777 Seating Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: Air Canada 777 Seating Plan

Which 777-300 are you on? AC operates two variants. One with standard seating configuration and one with high-density seating. It will be difficult to determine which you are on beforehand without knowing the specific FIN that will be used on your flight.
by PostmasterGeneral
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: USAF Global Express down in Afghanistan
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: USAF Global Express down in Afghanistan

We really oughtta just nuke that whole corner of the globe.. oh wait, there’s oil there. Nevermind.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 91
Views: 31347

Re: The Ol' PFO

Few guys I know waited 6-8 months for offers. PFO’s generally come within 6 months.

I’d agree that no news isn’t really good news. I’d say no news is no news.
by PostmasterGeneral
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4435

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

We already have Reserve in our contract. Tear up the division and LOU74 and there you go. The corporation wants to have their cake and eat it too. But no crisis will go unwasted, just wait to hear how bad they have it in 2020 with the new res system, new duty rules, B737 relaunch, A220 introduction...
by PostmasterGeneral
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 4435

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

What’s going to happen when Rouge gets reserve this year? Will it be everyone working 3-4 days a month of reserve, or will everyone have to take a turn with a block month of reserve each once a year or something to sort of spread it around? I’m surprised ACPA hasn’t released a member survey yet to s...
by PostmasterGeneral
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: PICUS at Encore

And yet unions themselves are fighting for PICUS programs at certain airlines, instead of using the shortage of qualified captains to drive up seniority they’re protecting their almighty seniority list. :prayer:
by PostmasterGeneral
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Will AC ever get a YYC base?
Replies: 3
Views: 1565

Re: Will AC ever get a YYC base?

If AC really wanted to put the screws to WJ, opening a Calgary base would be a prime way to do it. I bet a couple hundred pilots would leave for AC if it meant they would get to stay in Calgary.
by PostmasterGeneral
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop
Replies: 20
Views: 1816

Re: Question regarding, manifests, airlines and regulations. Boarded a plane, fell asleep and missed my stop

I’m going to venture a guess that you’re basically SOL. It’s sorta like a bus stop. If you miss your stop, it’s not the transit company’s fault. Maybe in the future set an alarm or something? Or if you’re a really deep sleeper ask the flight attendant to wake you at your station before you nod off. ...

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