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by Airbrake
Sun May 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 2017

Re: B737 Recommended headset

Bose ProFlight is my go to now. Had the A20 for 8 years and bought the ProFlight when they came out. Best for me.
by Airbrake
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 452
Views: 36220

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Update from the minister today. https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/transport-minister-to-update-canada-s-position-on-boeing-737-max-8-1.4333935 OTTAWA - Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to update Ottawa's position on the Boeing 737 Max 8, the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia, and whether Ca...
by Airbrake
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 34344

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

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Me Greenway has stated on LinkedIn that external applicants are now welcomed. I can only guess that the internal applicants were lower than the requirement.
by Airbrake
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 34344

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

[/quote] Hmm, perhaps you misread my original post. It serves to educate those applying/have applied to WestJet. There are 100+ new hires this year at WestJet and no one knows what is happening at Swoop. Swoop alone will grow by 4 aircraft requiring 20-30 FOs. The 24 month freeze does not apply to t...
by Airbrake
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.
Replies: 11
Views: 3716

Re: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.

In other word, call in sick ! :-) Sadly you are correct. Our new CBA will address some or all of these I suspect. Only Mr Kaplan knows for sure though. Having a non punitive fatigue system supports and encourages pilots to not do exactly what you state. It is similar to a addiction program that is ...
by Airbrake
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.
Replies: 11
Views: 3716

Re: More public lobbying against improvements to Flight and Duty times.

If an airline Pilot (AC, WJ, Jazz, Porter, Georgian, Sky...etc) calls in sick or fatigued, do they still get paid for their scheduled day? At WJ it depends. We have no limit on sick days. So if you call in sick you will be paid it just gets coded differently. Calling fatigued will start an investig...
by Airbrake
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: Bose Proflight

I have had one in the 737 for the last 3 days. Flew a turn to SFO, PHX and to YXX. I currently have the A20 and QC20i. The new headset is way lighter. 1/3 or more lighter, not including the cable. Love the way the new strap fits my head and allows the arms of my glasses to not be pressed into my hea...
by Airbrake
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight Headset
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Bose Proflight Headset

It is lighter and less clamping than the A20.
If you have used the QC20i earbuds it’s the same active noise cancelling as those. The passive noise cancelling of the A20 is nice but for an airline it may not be necessary (individual requirement and plane specific).
by Airbrake
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 78647

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

jjj wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:53 pm
The internet is going to blow up.

You got lucky Tbaylx. You have to buy the beer until you retire.

JJJ
You mean until the arbitrator decides his fate he buys beer.
No one knows how the final situation will play out.
by Airbrake
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 57040

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Here’s a question. Will the Maintenance engineer at YYJ or YXX walk over to that Swoop 737 and change the tire and brakes for 30% less an hour? Doubtful. I was in YXX 2 days ago and asked the mtce folks his exact question. They laughed and said no they will not. The only 2 groups who are not being ...
by Airbrake
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Crossfit health issues?
Replies: 33
Views: 6616

Re: Crossfit health issues?

I missed this topic. Wish I had found it earlier. I used to coach Crossfit for 7 years. I have since dropped it from my certification but still use some of their workouts. Their philosophy is nothing new. It is just packaged in a different way than previous circuit training. Greg Glassman did a grea...
by Airbrake
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 31543

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

If people don't want to work at Swoop, don't go to work at Swoop. This is basic economics and the right of citizens of a free society. WJ came along 21 years ago and brought sustainable competition to the airline market in Canada which provided consumers with choice, and in many, many cases brought...
by Airbrake
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 31543

Swoop pilot hiring.

Here it is folks. https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career%5fns=job%5flisting&company=WestJet&navBarLevel=JOB%5fSEARCH&rcm%5fsite%5flocale=en%5fUS&site=VjItSE43VDBudHJlU3UwSGpKcUVacWFRQT09&career_job_req_id=63805&selected_lang=en_US&jobAlertController_jobAlertId=&jobAlertController_jobAlertN...
by Airbrake
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Pilots seek ALPA unionization vote
Replies: 97
Views: 36094

Re: WJ Pilots seek ALPA unionization vote

tsgas wrote:this has been a real tailwind for the AC shares. thanks for the windfall.
I'd say the WJA shares have benefited as well.
Not the same % but still have just about passed the high in the last 2 years.
by Airbrake
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Ex pilot sues Westjet
Replies: 63
Views: 30195

Re: Ex pilot sues Westjet

It used to be that PAT had power to not even disclose the pilots name for a few days till the dust settled but thats recently changed now Management needs a call from PAT with the pilots name and type of illness he will be off for..... Lets not forget that 2 of our family of WJ pilots took their ow...
by Airbrake
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Easyjet claims "youngest" crew in commercial airline.
Replies: 14
Views: 5399

Re: Easyjet claims "youngest" crew in commercial airline.

The airline may be trying to shake up interest in potential pilots by showing how quickly you can make it to the airlines. With the retirements increasing and fewer people coming through the flight school doors it could be a way to encourage people to look at the industry again. Can't argue that the...
by Airbrake
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired
Replies: 151
Views: 31398

Re: 2 Air Transat pilots charged with being impaired

The simple way to start the process of defining if you have an addiction.
Is there persistent use despite negative consequences. If you (or anyone else) can say yes to this, there may require some more investigation.
by Airbrake
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints
Replies: 134
Views: 37406

Re: WestJet flights to London prompting a wave of complaints

I know that numerous pieces of the 67 issues fall on WJ's lap, does anyone know if the maintenance issues are actually falling on theirs or Boeings? There must be a performance guarantee when it comes out of a Boeing maintenance program. I've heard rumours that all costs associated with the maintena...
by Airbrake
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet B-767 issues
Replies: 45
Views: 17352

Re: Westjet B-767 issues

cggnl wrote:More issues tonight with WJA003 YYZ-LGW. Made it as far as Maine and returned to YYZ.

https://www.flightradar24.com/WJA3/9fcf2fa

FMC failure and not enough fuel on board to shift the route to a non ETOPS flight.
by Airbrake
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Ex pilot sues Westjet
Replies: 63
Views: 30195

Re: Ex pilot sues Westjet

guy is clearly nuts. WS should do psyc evals for applicants. Discuss. Not being a specialist in anything, I don't know that it would provide any benefit at all. Remember Williams from Trenton? He was under a microscope with the Military for years, they saw nothing to indicate his underlying issues.
by Airbrake
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ vs. AC......performance
Replies: 150
Views: 38678

Re: WJ vs. AC......performance

"WJ is also evolving. I suspect they too will start to follow suit with larger aircraft. That's what competitors do. You have already started with dumping some 600's in favor of 800's. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see an increase of widebody transcon. I don't believe WJ might make a widebody or...
by Airbrake
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet cuts in BC.
Replies: 24
Views: 5383

Re: Westjet cuts in BC.

fish4life wrote:The US flights might be with the goal of brining Americans up to Canada.

Many code shares are helping with this, you are correct.
by Airbrake
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Leaf (ULCC) starts February 12
Replies: 120
Views: 26161

Re: New Leaf (ULCC) starts February 12

Realitychex wrote:
loopa wrote:Realitychex, where did you get your information that a key investor/partner walked away?
A little bird told me last Friday when the decision was made.

Two guesses who pulled out, and the first one doesn't count.

8)

Who was invested originally?
I am certain you were not.

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