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by pilotidentity
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Vacation bookings through the roof in Europe. Easyjet up 600%
Replies: 29
Views: 7382

Re: Vacation bookings through the roof in Europe. Easyjet up 600%

Let's hope we can get the public flying again in Canada soon! No matter what political party is in power, they will have their challenges, it won't just be fixed with a change in party. The biggest challenge they all face seems to be keeping honest. 16 dollar Orange juice, yeah I remember that. Alwa...
by pilotidentity
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Covid
Topic: Inflation is coming...in a big way.
Replies: 211
Views: 24163

Re: Inflation is coming...in a big way.

Let's get Harper back! Ha ha... Is the Conservative plan still to sell our children's country to corrupt foreigners and deplete our children's resources, destroy the environment for the profit of individuals, build new prisons for minority groups? We just had an election October 19, 2019 and the vot...
by pilotidentity
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation
Replies: 47
Views: 7140

Re: New Protest to Save Canadian Aviation

How do you save an industry that no longer has the demand it once had?
by pilotidentity
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hawk Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4561

Re: Hawk Air

Not using a checklist probably the real reason for these deaths. Before takeoff, Fuel....on fullest tank. Check. Who uses a checklist in a Beaver? We all should be. I'm lucky to be here after making the same mistake, took off on an empty tank I was using just for the taxi and then forgot to switch b...
by pilotidentity
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 31413

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

I've been without work, what kept me going was a deep belief things would turn around, and over time they did. Hopefully this event will help us all realize we can live more simple lives. It will show us we don't need to travel as much, the joy of spending more time at home with loved ones. Many wil...
by pilotidentity
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 73304

Re: One List

So pilots were told at the mainline interview they would have mainline seniority if they took a captain spot at wje and that promise was broken? Who wouldn't be upset about that? That is a huge loss! That isn't the same as "you'll be a captain in 3 years". Telling someone in those shoes th...
by pilotidentity
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 71
Views: 13267

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

I agree the article reads like an advertisement...

"top seaplane airline"
"I'll be the first guy to fly one"

Entertainment Tonight :)
by pilotidentity
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Easy to forget
Replies: 91
Views: 9257

Re: Easy to forget

Pelmet, this thread was a good read. I forgot about my Ichiban noodles on the stove while reading it though... Damn it! The advice about taking off your left shoe and then simply slipping it back on made me laugh. Brilliant! So how did it all turn out with you and Rockie three years later - are you ...
by pilotidentity
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 95
Views: 20125

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

Ha ha, that about sums it up. I hear yeah :)
by pilotidentity
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 95
Views: 20125

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

No, not everyone wants to work at Air Canada. Hard to believe eh? I wouldn't mind the pay cheque and benefits of the wide body captains but the type of flying isn't for a lot of us. I have a good book at home about a bush pilot that ended up going into the airlines in his 40s and became Captain on t...
by pilotidentity
Wed May 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 34292

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

Believe it or not, yes, you can have a loyal group of unionized pilots that want the best for the Company. That is what a good contract is all about. That is why there will be an agreement reached that satisfies both sides. It makes the most sense over the long term.
by pilotidentity
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 32645

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Who is this Weed pro John guy? Reading this thread as one who has no connection to WestJet my first impression is to say I feel lucky I can live life without being forced to fly with a pilot who is so distracted. Perhaps he is a good person and he is a pleasure to be around? How do I really know? It...
by pilotidentity
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Scab List
Replies: 85
Views: 20803

Re: WJ Scab List

You work at an airline that started up with scab type pilots, lowering the bar for all... No problems hiring more scab types at Encore, those seats are filled. Now you are upset about Swoop? Ha ha. Not many pilots out there in Canada that didn't scab themselves out at some point in their career... T...
by pilotidentity
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 6957

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

The weekly job posts looking for pilots looks like part of their fight against the fatigue rules. We can't find pilots and look how hard we try... we even went so far as to ask our passengers if they know any pilots. Maybe I am wrong. I wish them well with the search.
by pilotidentity
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 6768

Re: Legal Marijuana

I would say yes, there is confusion if Transport Canada rules state that no drugs can be in your system when you fly rather than impairment by them. ALCOHOL can be detected in advanced urine samples 80 hours after a drink and in a hair sample after 90 days. There are thousands of flights each day ca...
by pilotidentity
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Marijuana
Replies: 95
Views: 6768

Re: Legal Marijuana

I would find it very hard to believe that someone that is a professional pilot doesn't know their own body and mind well enough to tell if they are impaired whether it be from legal drugs such as alcohol and soon to be THC or from fatigue or stress. Transport Canada knows this and that is why they w...
by pilotidentity
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beaver down
Replies: 29
Views: 6899

Re: Beaver down

Well said Switchflicker :)
by pilotidentity
Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC - Arctic Pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 2706

Re: CBC - Arctic Pilot

Thanks!
by pilotidentity
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Working for airlines sucks what else should I look into
Replies: 50
Views: 8970

Re: Working for airlines sucks what else should I look into

I have to agree with 180, have some fun while your young and can actually handle the hard work and stress... you won't regret it! You'll know when the time is right for you to "get out" even if getting out means going back or changing careers. For me it was in my mid thirties when I became...
by pilotidentity
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: I was genuinely embarrassed for them
Replies: 26
Views: 11338

Re: I was genuinely embarrassed for them

The pilots asked for and did what they felt they needed to do. Can't see why anyone would have a problem with that.

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