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by confusedalot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4486

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

government does not care about helping, government cares about running the country. and their next votes to stay in power. so, the aid will go to to the former crown corporation. for the only reason to keep air transport alive for the purpose of keeping the country going. the rest, well, too bad, so...
by confusedalot
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?
Replies: 32
Views: 4600

Re: IS TRANSPORT CANADA OPEN?

To the OP, and everyone else, seems to me that the public servants will be working at 10% of their normal 10% because of covid. So that does not leave a whole lot of usefulness. You will eventually get an answer, and you will get one someday, wait a year or two. Worked there unfortunately, I know ho...
by confusedalot
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 11477

Re: Layoff Numbers

Someone correct me if I am wrong but the way I read the CEWS literature, maximum benefit is 847 per week. That will cover a bit of the payroll but most crew make more than that, so how long can operators sustain paying out the balance?
Stating the obvious, this is not good.
by confusedalot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2859

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

I am one of the recipients of the decree. Two doctors were told to not give medicals, and more.....So go figure, an old guy is deemed to be OK because of all of this panic and does not need a medical. No medical issues mind you, so I guess the the risk is low.

I dunno.....can anyone say ''panic'' ?
by confusedalot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51179

Re: Corona Virus

Went to the grocery store today. Ended up in a lineup, in the rain, and a bit of wind, at 3 degrees C. Behind an old gent, 6 feet away. And i also am an old gent. All of us are only trying to do a simple thing, getting food. And all of us are at a high risk of catching something, perhaps not the cor...
by confusedalot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4513

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Cut through the rhetoric guys. First off, a training bond is an unfortunate legal scam, and worse still, our canadian legal system thinks it is all OK. Google it and you will find that judges think it is all fine. So much for the legal system in Canada. No protection for the average joe in this plac...
by confusedalot
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?
Replies: 15
Views: 3705

Re: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?

As the first posters indicated, this is not about what is right or just, or makes sense, it's all about what looks good to the media for the purpose of maintaining votes and therefore political power. No traction in making things more livable for a comparatively small group of working stiffs. The pu...
by confusedalot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal question!
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Legal question!

Fly a commercially registered plane, yes, flying school planes are also commercially registered. Camp "work" flying, no, since you need a CPL to fly for hire. If you are going to your or your friends private camp, that's another story. Lots of private pilots fly up to their personal cottages for exa...
by confusedalot
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 8623

Re: Manitoba Medevac

Stumbled on this thread out of curiosity since, well also stumbled into a medevac 14 on 14 off retirement gig (no joke, I got called out of the blue from a guy who knew a guy, blah blah) I have to say that you guys seem to have it rough in Manitoba sadly, over here, easy peasy. In order to NOT put p...
by confusedalot
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 23
Views: 3112

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

No, the majority of guys I fly with are great. Many of them don't post on forums, and even if they do we talk about skiing, traveling, diving, kids and life more then how the company is screwing us over. If they want to talk about the company screwing us over, the company has a nice press reader ap...
by confusedalot
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Punishments for pilots
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

Re: Punishments for pilots

https://lois-laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-5.html Did not click the site cuz I already know what is in there...... Basically, anything and everything. Some flight attendant or some passenger or some tc idiot does not like yer face, you will be nailed. Sad comment I know, but it...
by confusedalot
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 81
Views: 10609

Re: Boeing Max.

With all respect to all, yer all missing the point. And the point is.....you still need to know how to fly a plane. These machines are now so dummy proof that pretty much any driver can operate them. Good, bad, does not matter, if you have a quarter of a brain of the average human, you can't get hur...
by confusedalot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

We're talking dui, not major aggravated assault.

There is a difference. Dui is a bad mistake, but does not carry criminal intent with a desire to inflict harm.

You need to see the difference. Putting a dui into the same boat as a violent person is just plain wrong.
by confusedalot
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Becoming a pilot with a DUI
Replies: 36
Views: 6507

Re: Becoming a pilot with a DUI

A whole hell of alot of disinformation here... I was arrested for a dui, in my house, truck parked in the garage, 1.5 hours after, driving...... All this after a kid crashed into my rear bumper, while texting on his cellphone, in a parking lot, at 10 pm. Kid needed to justify his actions, so after c...
by confusedalot
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 5273

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

The rules are made by politicians, and implemented by public servants. That’s a really good example of deflecting the issue: criticizing public servants as privileged and overpaid, whcich, even if true, is irrelevant to whether parking should be a taxable benefit. It’s not a personal thing, and it ...
by confusedalot
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit
Replies: 34
Views: 5273

Re: Airport Parking Ruled a Taxable Benefit

My vote....... Disgusting indeed. These rules are made by public servants with, if not fantastic, but nevertheless very high salaries with hugely generous expense accounts. Said expense accounts equal a 40 hour minumum salary job. In a job that requires minimum effort. And then they decide to screw ...
by confusedalot
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3877

Re: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer

Ah yessssss........... Airplane drivers are perfect beings the likes of mother theresa who spend their off time feeding the poor and never, but never, make any sort of mistake........ever.......... Not even 0.02. Which is nothing. Not ideal, but still nothing. But the minimum wage security guy sees ...
by confusedalot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

sounds like the raic pass process has a few holes in it. RAIC program has holes you say? Isn't Canadian Aviation Security air tight!?!?! :| Passing through the ramp checkpoint charlie in YVR you get randomized and hauled out for secondary screening half the time. The vehicle gets searched as well.....
by confusedalot
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

So much for transport canada. Real good at screwing the little people, not so good at catching the big fish. .Actually, zero abilities at catching the big guys.

This is classic ottawa logic.
by confusedalot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Re: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?

Old thinking is what it is. There are jurisdictions around the world that hire zero time people, train them, and stick them into 777's in the right seat. Multiengine time is nice but not really neccessary. You will find out how a V1 cut (engine failure right after takeoff) feels like on your first f...
by confusedalot
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

sounds like the raic pass process has a few holes in it.
by confusedalot
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

No conflicting opinion here. I agree.

Trouble is, the system is so $#&&ed up that it takes a rocket surgeon (sarcasm is intentional) to even track down the person who can actually issue you that piece of paper.

Cheers
by confusedalot
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines: It's Turn to Fly
Replies: 11
Views: 4510

Re: Canada Jetlines: It's Turn to Fly

This is canadastan, where only the big 2 write the rules. Sadly. That's the way it is comrades. That is just not true. The ULCC model will never work in this country - I've said that forever. Why.....It has nothing to do with the big 2 ruling the skies - and everything to do with demographics. Cana...
by confusedalot
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 2944

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

Yes, it is a dumb system. The whole radio licence thing is a long forgotten thing that nobody in the "government" even knows about. Some clerk will rubber stamp a paper if you have some sort of proof that you had one. Not sure how it works now, chief flying instructors had the authority to issue the...
by confusedalot
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines: It's Turn to Fly
Replies: 11
Views: 4510

Re: Canada Jetlines: It's Turn to Fly

Hate to be a party pooper but many have tried, made a go of it measured in years and decades, only to ultimately fail. The list is very long. And Jetlines is only years of talk. No real substance. I wish them luck, but history is not on their side, let alone that nothing material is present. This is...

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