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by BE20 Driver
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team
Replies: 69
Views: 3435

Re: Updated MCAS ‘Safe’ Says MAX Technical Team

W5 wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:40 pm
Boeing has said it hopes to recertify the MAX by the end of the year.
end of which year?
by BE20 Driver
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 24
Views: 6062

Re: Cathay Troubles

CEO sacked. State pressure cranked up on the airline. Reportedly pilots are being fired for being seen on the wrong side of the issue . https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/08/16/cathay-pacific-ceo-rupert-hogg-resigns-amid-hong-kong-protest-row-august...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3011

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

Another thought on housing: Blame rent control. Yeah really. Blame the government. Why would anyone build rental housing when they can't ever raise prices? Since they brought it in over here -- several big rental projects -- cancelled. Rent control always makes it worse. Every time. The free market...
by BE20 Driver
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scariest time as a pilot
Replies: 28
Views: 4861

Re: Scariest time as a pilot

rk1996 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Hello guys/gals,

Lately, I was thinking about something interesting to ask and to learn from. I was wondering if some of you would share what was the scariest thing that have ever happened to you in your pilot career.

Thanks! :rolleyes:
Pay day.
by BE20 Driver
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3552

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Typo on my part. Should have been 50. Is it arbitrary? Absolutely. Non-type rated positions often have these arbitrary limits imposed. A modern jet is a modern jet. 99,000 lbs or 150,000 lbs is going to have a similar flight deck, SOP's and similar challenges. I fail to see how flying a 767 on mediu...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3552

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

I missed the part about being 50 years old. That's getting close to the cutoff point for overseas work at some airlines. It also changes how one would look at going to AC. It probably stacks the deck towards the intangible - lifestyle. Both jobs probably pay about the same and have similar benefits ...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain
Replies: 28
Views: 3552

Re: AVRO 100 First Officer or King Air 200 Captain

Strictly speaking from a career perspective, 705 jet FO time isn't worth that much. PIC time is key. You'll get further ahead in the long run with PIC time as a general rule. As mentioned, the Avro 100/BAE-146 is a useless type rating. Many overseas operators still require Jet time on types over 40 ...
by BE20 Driver
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hiring Surge
Replies: 17
Views: 3974

Re: Hiring Surge

The aviation industry is directly tied to the economy. In good times, people take frequent holidays, visit relatives and travel; businesses buy and fly corporate jets; airlines expand to new destinations. In recessions, layoffs happen. People tighten their belts. That annual Hawaii vacation gets can...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 6472

Re: Twin otter on the ice

This was my first thought when I watched the video. We spent $15M to recover a $2M Twin Otter.
by BE20 Driver
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Back-Up Career
Replies: 20
Views: 2935

Re: Back-Up Career

I can't believe that anyone on here would discourage you from getting a backup career! By all means, if you're willing to put in the effort (it's always easiest while you are young and single) go do something as a backup. In my opinion, trades are the way to go. All the options you've given require ...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: King Air PIC or Dash FO?
Replies: 26
Views: 2583

Re: King Air PIC or Dash FO?

If the music stopped tomorrow, you'd be better served with some PIC time. PIC always opens more doors than SIC time. Especially if you have no previous multi-turbine PIC in the first place. That FO job will be waiting for you once you get 1000 hours in the left seat anyway.
by BE20 Driver
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Statutory Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)
Replies: 118
Views: 11777

Re: Duty of Fair Representation: LOU (One List)

John - I just don't get what your end game is here. Those of us who launched Encore and did all the heavy lifting for a few years got screwed by the company many times over. Now we have you doing all the heavy lifting to either purposely throw some of us under the bus or aid and abet those that do. ...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 48
Views: 11984

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

I guess in fairness, Encore had socialized bidding where everyone got an equally crappy schedule.
I don't have a dog in this fight but 2 months to get off of reserve isn't really a long time. How long would it take to get to a position where you had a better schedule once you hold a block?
by BE20 Driver
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 48
Views: 11984

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

Encore was a seniority based system that required DEC's from time to time. Once the matrix was introduced there, some FO's didn't have enough time and experience for an upgrade and new aircraft were scheduled to be delivered. Some people found themselves in a funny position where their FO's had more...
by BE20 Driver
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 3340

Re: 20th Century power

I think my point wasn't that an engine failure can't happen. I know people that have had failures in a Turboprop and Turbojet engine as well (I don't know if I hang out with a bunch of unlucky pilots or what). Piston engine failures can happen no matter the engine. I realize that in a certified airc...
by BE20 Driver
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: 20th Century power
Replies: 26
Views: 3340

20th Century power

A few nights ago, I was doing a death flip with a captain who had just bought a kit plane for his son to learn on. We got talking about all of the advances in design since we had both learned to fly. It's amazing the changes in avionics etc that have come about over the last decade. We both agreed t...
by BE20 Driver
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies responding to market forces
Replies: 0
Views: 779

Companies responding to market forces

I noticed an ad by APAS for Hong Kong Airlines posted recently. I seem to remember looking at these positions about a year ago. It was a while ago but IIRC, the contract rates were about half of what is being offered now. It seems like some companies are trying to be competitive rather than be indus...
by BE20 Driver
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Going to airlines without PIC time
Replies: 39
Views: 4603

Re: Going to airlines without PIC time

Everything I have got out of this industry has been because of PIC time. You never know when the crap will hit the fan and you might have to rely on some previous experience. My experience will be vastly different than that of a 20 year old commercial pilot who is still wet behind the ears. Going to...
by BE20 Driver
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose Proflight Headset
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Bose Proflight Headset

Is anyone on here using one of Bose's new headsets? I'm thinking of switching and want to see if anyone had tried them out yet.
by BE20 Driver
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Steam Rocket flight for research.
Replies: 7
Views: 1043

Re: Steam Rocket flight for research.

Confirmed. I don't know why these nutbars don't wander over to the edge of the flat disk and just take a picture of the edge. I would think that walking, driving or sailing towards the edge would be a lot easier than almost killing yourself in a home made steam-powered death machine. They can't be a...
by BE20 Driver
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: CIRB Decision
Replies: 104
Views: 23986

Re: CIRB Decision

Ask anyone who started Encore 5 years ago how much they were able to drop and pick up. I'll help you out John, after carrying the zero and dividing by Merlot -- nothing. The assumption that you've made is that Flica will be available from day one and that the work rules will permit you to dump your ...
by BE20 Driver
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CommuteAir add
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: CommuteAir add

What pay would you get at Encore in your second year (remember new deliveries stop)? Air Canada?
by BE20 Driver
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19479

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

I don't have any issues with change. I don't think the majority of my colleagues do either. The issue with Gregg and the BOD is change management. How they treat the employees says a lot about Gregg and the BOD. You can still implement change and be respectful of your employees. These things are not...
by BE20 Driver
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Theoretical discussion - Clearance void if not airborne...
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Theoretical discussion - Clearance void if not airborne...

Flow times are given a 3 minute window either side of the wheels up time for this very reason. Wheels up time are often to accommodate other aircraft nearby. If you're that close, just ask for a new time. Odds are ATC gave the other traffic a good enough buffer that they can still let you sneak out.
by BE20 Driver
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 10852

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

I'm not sure I follow some of these arguments. If you're at a company and locked in half way through a 10 year collective agreement, what can you do other than vote with your feet? Mexican farm labour is paid $1-2/hour to pick vegetables in Mexico. They're paid $5/hour in California. What nationalit...

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