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by Gino Under
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Plane dumps fuel over Los Angeles

Without rushing to judgement it can easily be said that an engine failure on, during, or after takeoff is a well rehearsed event. This crew was not taken by shock and surprise and not without a plan following such an event. Rushing into a checklist, TEM, Poor CRM or ineffective CRM is a likely facto...
by Gino Under
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time is of the essence
Replies: 44
Views: 3008

Re: Time is of the essence

It is very poor legal advice from any non-lawyer on an aviation forum to think NOT paying a bond is good advice. It is also idiotic to suggest reading the contractual agreement signed is the time to review what two parties agreed to.
Seriously. Give your head a shake.

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by Gino Under
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2591

Re: Swoop

SWOOP is poop.
LLCCs are a joke.
You get what you pay for.
Especially in Canada.
Many more incidents like this and SWOOP will be history.

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by Gino Under
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1572

Re: Fokker 100 Crash in Almaty, Kazakhstan Dec 26,2019

De-icing the Russian way. Modern A320 with slats. Piece of cake.
This is what happens when your crews don’t get it.
Just because it may work from time to time isn’t the measure of a successful takeoff.

https://youtu.be/5GIU94dg1ek

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by Gino Under
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: College of Pilots?
Replies: 17
Views: 1758

Re: College of Pilots?

Is this thread actually a discussion about the College of Pilots or just a pissing contest between ACPA and ALPA? (my dog’s better than your dog) I’d really like to understand what I get for my 60 bucks other than an occasional newsletter from some imaginary entity that has meetings from time to tim...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 38
Views: 10607

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

Obviously you’ve missed the point. Cancelled because “union scope clauses didn’t change as anticipated ”. And they aren’t gonna. At no point did I say the MRJ or E90 were bad aeroplanes that the regionals don’t want. Many regionals would love to have the A220. But, many here did say the C Series was...
by Gino Under
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.
Replies: 38
Views: 10607

Re: C Series lands at EGLC. Toronto Island loses out. Again.

It seems a lack of interest has overcome this thread so I thought I'd throw this update into the thread. Airbus has increased the range of the A220 to 3900 nm. CYTZ to EGLC should now be a reality along with other European destinations. Hang in there Bob. Many on Avcanada have trashed the C Series (...
by Gino Under
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French
Replies: 24
Views: 3345

Re: Air Canada has to pay $15,000 to a couple because the word 'lift' was not engraved on seatbelts in French

We can all agree, LIFT is not a French word and it isn’t stamped into the buckle. Certaines séparatistes sont tout simplement stupides. Any English speaker knows this, so the notion of language discrimination is pretty weak in a country that guarantees (look the meaning of that word up if you have a...
by Gino Under
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 14588

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Duke
Boo hoo. You hurt my feelings. Boo hoo hoo
Where's my comfort pony??

GRK2
You raise some excellent points which certainly bear value. Thanks for keeping it civil.

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by Gino Under
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 14588

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I have to say this (in a similar vane) I can't believe there are ANY flights you operate that you don’t get provided a meal or sandwich tray. If you operate through any meal period you should be fed. When I flew, crew meals were always provided. Our F/As regularly came into the flight deck not only ...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 14588

Re: Who will bid the A220?

No. I’m not advocating you take a reduction in pay. Not at all. And I didn’t say that either. I simply find it hard to believe nav pay would even be a reality in this day and age. Having re-read my remarks I appreciate how my written words have come across. To be honest I haven’t a clue what your CB...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Professional "victims" are back!
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: The Professional "victims" are back!

Well, technically, LIFT is English. Seat belts are a significant part of the on-board safety equipment. The seat belts ARE uni-lingual English. Air Canada is subjected to both the Charter and Quebec language laws as are all Quebec based companies. So it’s easy to see how the plaintiffs won. Air Cana...
by Gino Under
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 14588

Re: Who will bid the A220?

That’s it?
Childish insults.
Not even one reasonable explanation or grownup answer how “nav pay” is justifiable in this day and age? Not surprised.
Just ‘money for nothing, kicks for free’ I guess.

Where were we? Oh yeah, A220 bid. Carry on.

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by Gino Under
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 14588

Re: Who will bid the A220?

I can’t believe you guys still get nav pay! How’d you pull the wool over management’s eyes? What a totally silly concept in the day of GPS, IRS, and FMS. Not to mention CPDLC, ADS-B out, ACARS, reliable auto-pilots and reasonably qualified RPs. Isn’t it really about sore index fingers? Putting a fli...
by Gino Under
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10370

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

C.W.E. Not at all offended. Not at all. French speaking québécois may well be, but I’m not. Language is divisive. In a country like ours it’s simply a shame we pick such petty issues to gnaw on. Many throughout English Canada share a similar opinion that québécois French isn’t pure and is difficult...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10370

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

How many times has a Brit scoffed at our accents or our use of English? What credibility or accuracy would you attach to the comment? Now, why would you give a Frenchman such credibility for such inaccurate remarks about the French language used in Canada? Perhaps it’s because you don’t speak French...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10370

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

C.W.E. If I might help YOU figure it out. The majority of spoken French in Quebec is the French (accent and dialect) that arrived here when the first French settlers arrived. (Try looking up the Habitants) It has evolved from there as has the English that arrived here with the first English settler...
by Gino Under
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10370

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

Doug Eves With every bit of respect due your comment, and I understand what you're saying, THERE IS a profound difference between VFR and IFR flying. Before I had enough qualifications and experience and well before TCAS, I understood the survival game in VMC was "Stay alert and watch for other air...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10370

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

It's 2019 and I can't believe this English-French language debate rages on. It's one of the stupidest arguments one could ever possibly engage themselves in. The poor sheltered Canadian pilot. Threads like this amplify how petty and small this language debate has become. Try flying outside Canada fo...
by Gino Under
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

Re: Swoop

Good advice. Couldn’t agree more, Mr. Janson. There is a pilot shortage right now. Employers need to be on their game, offering the best W&WC. Groveling is no longer an attribute. If the company you’ve applied to doesn’t meet your expectations, I suggest it would likely be the first of many disappoi...
by Gino Under
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: “Flying sucks less when you pay less”
Replies: 11
Views: 3460

Re: “Flying sucks less when you pay less”

Their 1st year’s profit gone up in smoke through advertising. As silly as it is.
Not very enticing, I must say. One has to wonder if it will ever launch?

Gino :partyman:
by Gino Under
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 20
Views: 3027

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

Well, I seem to recall a hostile ‘pissing contest’ between Bombardier, the TTC, and GO Transit. I guess they showed Bombardier who’s who. Eh? In simple English, there’s a price to be paid for contact cancellations, no matter whose corner you’re in. Now it’s time for the politics of taxpayer accounta...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi
Replies: 20
Views: 3027

Re: Bombardier sells regional jet program to Mitsubishi

I’ve invested in BBD-B for several years and can confirm it’s been a shite investment. But, I bought high ($3.75) and intend to sell high or go broke. I have (or have to) have confidence in the turnaround management under Bellemare who’s doing a good job. quote: “While a stock price alone isn’t the ...
by Gino Under
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: This doesn’t help the bottom line
Replies: 15
Views: 3138

Re: This doesn’t help the bottom line

There have been so many airlines/charter airlines/ LCCs fail or merge in Canada, it amazes me how the repetition of history has failed to educate. I can well appreciate the reality of 1-in-7 aircraft going off-line and creating havoc for Swoop, but what was plan B? Bleed financially and unnecessaril...

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