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by DanWEC
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

RIght? It's frustrating. At least TC had the nads to shut them down after. Clearly enough evidence to warrant losing their OC, it doesn't just happen after a crash. Of course, Georgian Express's parent company continued on to be the shining bastion of respect and culture that they are and always hav...
by DanWEC
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 1652

2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

Anyone else following this? The family's suit is finally being heard in Superior Court. A lot of people in the area including myself were touched in some way by this. Ostensibly it has always been a textbook case of overweight and icing conditions, but I'm not sure I have 100% confidence in Georgian...
by DanWEC
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 293
Views: 13484

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Jesus Christ how many user names do you have on here?
by DanWEC
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meeting with a pilot
Replies: 26
Views: 2338

Re: Meeting with a pilot

You do know you won't get her back right?
by DanWEC
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)

The overwhelmingly religious resgination in the comments on that page shows how out to lunch some of the population in the area is.
Not gonna speculate yet as to why those guys elected to do their approach right through a severe storm, but jesus.... wtf.
by DanWEC
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Corporate Culture
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: Boeing Corporate Culture

Boeing's corporate structure and culture is no different from any other today. The problem that these toolboxes have is that their profits are delicately interwoven with safety and human life. It makes for quite an interesting check measure, but even more interesting is that it could be so blatantly...
by DanWEC
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 293
Views: 13484

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Compared with doing a conventional CPL path, why would anyone do this instead of joining the RCAF instead?? While I look back very fondly on some the awesome jobs I've had in aviation, if I had it to do all over again I probably would have gone the military route. This just sounds like a horrible ti...
by DanWEC
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 11635

Re: Regional Career

Nothing wrong with a regional career if it checks all your personal boxes, especially at the Jazz, but I was under the impression it isn't what it used to be and the wawcon that made a lot of guys happy up to retirement isn't there anymore. I could be wrong though, never worked there. Out of curiosi...
by DanWEC
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 3257

Re: CATSA nonsense

Some airline pilots now are 20 year-olds that have never held another job. They haven't gone through the stages of employment and references it took it in the past to be vetted at a professional level. Any red flags haven't shown up yet. So, sadly, I'll take the scrutiny, but I'll still laugh openly...
by DanWEC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3199

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

That guy in a other thread who's instructor said 2 seperate runways can't be intersecting for the purposes of alternate minima because they share the same pavement. That was hilarious. What, is there a contagious asphalt disease that can be spread by intersection? While it is not relevant for Canad...
by DanWEC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: fifty reasons to find a new instructor
Replies: 83
Views: 3199

Re: fifty reasons to find a new instructor

That guy in a other thread who's instructor said 2 seperate runways can't be intersecting for the purposes of alternate minima because they share the same pavement. That was hilarious. What, is there a contagious asphalt disease that can be spread by intersection?
by DanWEC
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 4781

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

This is purely anecdotal evidence and second hand, but I know exactly 4 people that went DEC at Encore, well experienced, and all 4 left between a few weeks to a few months on-line, all because of the schedule.
by DanWEC
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Aoa VS airspeed
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Aoa VS airspeed

The faster a regular speedboat goes the more it lifts out of the water, without changing pitch for the most part, right? Air is fairly similar to water. Stick your hand out the window in the car going 100 and the slightest angle makes it go up and down, whereas at 10 it doesn't do anything. It's the...
by DanWEC
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.
Replies: 16
Views: 4005

Re: Scope, Transat merger, other examples.

Just remember guys, any renegotiation that comes with a cash bonus attached is bribery, and in some manner will not likely be in favour of the pilot group as a whole, plain and simple. They're buying votes from people.
by DanWEC
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5802

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Sky is purely a staffing company. It's AC's structure, gates, ground crew, dispatch, fuel, airplanes, even the training bill (For the sim only, not the instructors, since they're Sky pilots). All Sky does is supply crew and mx at a cut rate, paying their employees to do the same job, on the same equ...
by DanWEC
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat runway incursion
Replies: 14
Views: 2111

Re: Air Transat runway incursion

There is indeed a discrepancy, and if you want you can see it on google earth. The chart shows the line past the corner of L, perpendicular to the edge of 8R. The actual line is a good bit before, and cuts across the corner on an angle. Normally, it would be a glaring error to go past a hold short l...
by DanWEC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How bright are those lights
Replies: 13
Views: 894

Re: How bright are those lights

African or European?
by DanWEC
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Transat Votes Yes for Air Canada Acquisition
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: AT Votes Yes for AC Acquisition

Something I've heard from the AC side is the very real possibility of Transat completely replacing Rouge.... Mainline needs pilots, so Rouge crew would slide over to mainline. Solves that. Rouge 319 and 767's at end of life would be retired and replaced by Transat's fleet with no changes to scope. T...
by DanWEC
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Without a doubt some of the best students I've had, as well as the best flight crews I've worked with have been female- Captains and FO's. Might have something to do with having to prove themselves outside of their minority, yet doing so without machismo. It just translates into real competence and ...
by DanWEC
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12688

Re: Recession incoming

Wtf, what's your minority? Nickelback fan!?
by DanWEC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12347

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

I turn to them after the flight and say, "CdnPilot77, how do you feel about boats?"
by DanWEC
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Direct Entry Captain Course
Replies: 30
Views: 5802

Re: Direct Entry Captain Course

Not "too" many 3-4 year FO's at Sky. They're usually unique situations for any number of reasons. The main issue there is that while capt attrition has always been at a steady rate, the FO's previously hired at 2500 hours were upgradeable at the 2 years by the matrix (Also coincidentally eligible fo...
by DanWEC
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 56190

Re: DOH merge.

Jees I hope not. Likely just drive the price up a buck for AC.
by DanWEC
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 9334

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

cloak wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Swoop is more comparable to Sunwing and Transat
Riigggghhttt.
by DanWEC
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 67
Views: 6860

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

I've also put the notifications for them to silent on my S10. Easy peasy. When I get up in the morning the first thing I see is the type of car and where they might be going. I'll keep an eye out. But there is literally zero point to me getting the info in the middle of the night because, since I'm ...

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