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by fish4life
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7486

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Very few airplanes I know of can take more than 10kts on the tail as per the AFM, Q400 being on of them where it’s approved up to 20kts but no contam and a bunch of other restrictions.
by fish4life
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5924

Re: Ukraine International PS752

Alav wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:19 pm
FOD wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:50 pm
. Local Canadian news asking why missile detection and deterrent equipment not installed on civil aircraft like it is on AirForce One.
What goods detection without chaff flares and ECM pods? :smt040 Airforce 1 has those too :prayer:
I think Voyager had some on their airplanes actually
by fish4life
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ukraine International PS752
Replies: 30
Views: 5924

Re: Ukraine International PS752

They never said it was a technical issue with the aircraft...
by fish4life
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2892

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

The degree is already subsidized though So the government goes ahead and -- for argument's sake -- fully subsidizes pilot training. 100%. Mom and Dad say to Johnny, "go try out that pilot thing". "That's a respectable career". Will the quality of the average FO coming on the line, get better or wor...
by fish4life
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!
Replies: 49
Views: 2892

Re: Possible Government assistance for training pilots.....given to the airlines?!

Your degree you were taking was subsidized by the government, so in a way everything you learnt until you had to drop out indirectly subsidized your business.

This isn’t an argument about if a degree helps a pilot be a pilot but more one of whether the training to be a pilot should be subsidized.
by fish4life
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim
Replies: 14
Views: 1440

Re: need access to a A320, A330 or A340 sim

With the amount of training AC needs to do I doubt you will find much SIM time available right now
by fish4life
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 65
Views: 13164

Re: 2020 Hiring

If YYC is 4 years would it be safe to assume someone wanting to get out to YVR is going to be 6 years for an FO seat ?
by fish4life
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Useful things to do before the beginning of training
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Useful things to do before the beginning of training

save up enough to do all of your private + some additional contingency cash. It will take way longer and cost way more in the long run if you have to spread the training out because you run out of cash half way.
by fish4life
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2367

Re: Swoop

More importantly if your kid is sick enough to be puking maybe it’s best you delay your trip a bit and not be so selfish. The kid obviously feels like shit let them rest at home.
by fish4life
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4896

Re: One List is Back!!

Hi FlyAlberta! I get it might not be exact dollars but my understanding is it’s $28,800 over 24 months. This keeps you topped up until you hit step 3 pay after 2 years. Still a fantastic uplift vs starting back at starting WJ wage sorry to mislead by saying “no pay cut”. I guess I should have said ...
by fish4life
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 76
Views: 9757

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Exactly just because Canadian ATC does it as a best practice doesn’t mean you can trust ATC elsewhere to do it as well.
by fish4life
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2070

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

Jean-Pierre wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Unfortunately, you can't claim this tax credit anymore. It has been eliminated for 2016.
You are thinking of the tax credit civilian pilots got during UN deployments like voyager and R1
by fish4life
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 76
Views: 9757

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Any truth the the rumour that swoop made up their own SOP’s because WestJets SOP’s were too restrictive?
by fish4life
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BA suspends MAX production
Replies: 25
Views: 3095

Re: BA suspends MAX production

Stock price today is still higher than it was a year ago before the max got grounded
by fish4life
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2486

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

So? There is great need for skilled engineers, doctors, surgeons, businesspeople, firefighters, accountants, and many other professions. Why do you imply pilots add more value to society, and therefore society should pay their training costs, while the pilot ultimately reaps the rewards? I don't ag...
by fish4life
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada
Replies: 32
Views: 2486

Re: The sad state of regional pilots in Canada

No there's not. What there is is a shortage of is family doctors in rural areas. Indeed. And there's a shortage of rural doctors because our government no longer provides funding for the education specifically of them. This topic came up the other day, when I happened to run into the old guy who de...
by fish4life
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Commuting with Swoop
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: Commuting with Swoop

When I left there was no ability to jump seat on Swoop even though you flew there. The PTA (pilot transfer agreement) should be resolved one way or another soon enough. You most likely will be better off going to WJ/Encore in regards to commuting, schedule bidding, fatigue mitigation, support, bene...
by fish4life
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 2994

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

737 and 320’s are 60 and 40 year old designs flying on the same type rating. Now the MAX is an example that maybe pushing it 60 years is too much.
by fish4life
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 2994

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

Wouldn’t it be easier to just throw the q400 avionics package in the 300 classic dash?
by fish4life
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash-8 Runway Excursion
Replies: 9
Views: 1631

Re: Dash-8 Runway Excursion

It looks like rwy 09 that the landed on has a steep downhill grade. Since only 2 crew were on board I assume this was a freighter which means the would be at or close to max weight. They probably aren't used to landing fully loaded downhill back at base since they'd normally be coming back empty. T...
by fish4life
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing Canadian Airspace to China
Replies: 31
Views: 2610

Re: Closing Canadian Airspace to China

You would have to be willing to enforce it as well...
by fish4life
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site
Replies: 20
Views: 1830

Re: Bombardier to relocate its Global aircraft final assembly site

I guess the one difference is they can schedule test/ delivery flights for the lull’s in traffic in Pearson when the GA guys probably just want to leave the same time as the sched rush.
by fish4life
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Minimum rest in the 703 world
Replies: 58
Views: 4214

Re: Minimum rest in the 703 world

I’ve seen a letter from an inspector saying 10-11 hours at a rest facility and this assumes you are not still on call.

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