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by plhought
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 356
Views: 63642

Re: The Return to Normal?

The seats have been removed from inventory. All the fleet type's capacities have been adjusted.

So if it shows 5 open, then there's 5 open.

The empty middle seats and stuff you can not list on. I believe there may be an exemption Reservations can do to have families to sit together.
by plhought
Sun May 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20675

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Do both seats go even if single occupant? I thought they were travelling with their crew-chiefs as they usually do between air shows.
by plhought
Sun May 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 20675

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

I see the ejection in the Twitter video but not much for chutes. Hoping the best.
by plhought
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: raic pass and layoffs
Replies: 3
Views: 1352

Re: raic pass and layoffs

Some companies are asking you to hang on to your RAIC Your clearance is still valid. The clearance (equivalent to 'Secret') is good for 5ish years. Doesn't matter if you are working or not. The general rule from my local airport authority is they don't want you hanging on to it beyond 30 days if you...
by plhought
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?
Replies: 32
Views: 6848

Re: Airspray, Buffalo, Conare and Government?

Airspray had a Sabre for target-towing contract ages ago.
by plhought
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?
Replies: 8
Views: 3531

Re: Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

Sent home from China with a PowerPoint showcasing their FDM "violations" and "public punishment".
by plhought
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Potential Strike Topic?
Replies: 74
Views: 12471

Re: Potential Strike Topic?

You can't have a strike vote without some semblance of an agreement being presented to the pilots and voted on (ie: rejected).

To do so would be considered "bad faith" in the eye of the CIRB and is negotiating suicide in any future arbitration.

Sky MEC dodged a bullet this week....
by plhought
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian evacuation 747
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: Canadian evacuation 747

Heliian wrote: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:50 am Ah, it's an A330neo, that's why it looks so modern.
It's not a Neo - just painted like one.
by plhought
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?
Replies: 17
Views: 3518

Re: Which company is being chartered for the Corona Virus Flights?

Like mentioned above, it's Hi-Fly 330 initially, maybe another if required. Also the air-stairs in Trenton reach the door on the 330 (same as 310)... Maybe not a 380 😜 HiFly has been doing some military work already lately (recently visited YEG) so they're all up to speed on things. Of course any go...
by plhought
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada, saying it's 'better' than PM's plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Re: Mexico tries to sell presidential jet to Canada, saying it's 'better' than PM's plane

That particular 787 is part of the 'teens' - early line numbers and have a host of structural differences and weight issues compared to your normal 787. Not to mention some wacky systems differences and such. Many of these early builds were not accepted by airlines and Boeing unloaded these at fires...
by plhought
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1134
Views: 120494

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

rudder wrote: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:03 am If this deal is fully green-lighted in the spring (pending government review/competition tribunal/etc), the parties would be wise to review the playbook now enshrined in the ALPA Merger Policy.
Why would ACPA need to review the ALPA Merger policy? ACPA is not ALPA.
by plhought
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 12736

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I haven't heard anything about Harbour Air gettin' "guberment" money for any of this. If they did I'm sure Horgan or some other government big wig would have been jabbering away at last week's media events. I'm curious how they control a traditional oil-pressure/spring constant speed prop with the e...
by plhought
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 5369

Re: British Pilot for AC?

You would be competitive for Air Canada with your hours/experience. Your military time will be highly regarded. If you can stomach the four year flat pay, and the risk of reserve, and the other things discussed across the forum ad nauseam - you are well placed for a decent shot at Air Canada. Other ...
by plhought
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: Boeing SLS and Starliner, not just Airplanes

The SLS is a disappointing launch platform.

Let's throw 4 used space shuttle engines on the back of the old external tank and throw an extra segment on some used SRBs.

Meh, guess it's the safest bet for the future manned flights beyond LEO.
by plhought
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME tech exams
Replies: 105
Views: 39972

Re: AME tech exams

Usually a good student would develop their own study notes and "material". Making your own affirms to yourself what knowledge you know and what topics you need to work on. An AME license is a "license to learn". If you can't apply your knowledge and studying techniques now then you'll never succeed ...
by plhought
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3489

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

Human Factor wrote: Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:07 pm Except that the -300 is now the property of Viking Air in BC, no?
Longview Aviation Capital/Viking Air/De Havilland Canada basically all the same company nowadays.

CL215/415, DHC-1 to all the Dash 8s are all under one big tent.

Edit: Forgot about the Chipmunk.😜 Build me some new one's of those!
by plhought
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash-8 Runway Excursion
Replies: 9
Views: 1870

Re: Dash-8 Runway Excursion

Nosewheel steering is electronically controlled so if plane thinks it's in the air it won't work. You can defer the nosewheel steering on the Dash though thanks to the trailing-link nose gear - casters like a Grumman. The 'unresponsive' brakes - I read that as 'anti-skid ineffective' - also likely b...
by plhought
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)

So hail doesn't show up on weather radar? Or the other precipitation surrounding it? How about Mk. 1 eyeball? Dash 8's have perfectly usable Wx Radar installations... Honestly unless they were really stuck in a hard place, and they had to go through it - I'd say the airframe deserves more kudos than...
by plhought
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 57319

Re: One List

What the **** does ACPA have to do with a WestJet/Encore seniority list?

If you want to dig up grievences from 20 years ago go make a new thread.

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