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by ant_321
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA Aircrew Protocol
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: CATSA Aircrew Protocol

Where do you work? I’ve never had any issues even close to those. As annoying as it is the process is normally pretty straight forward.
by ant_321
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Approach ban
Replies: 20
Views: 1870

Re: Approach ban

I’m not sure about transat but I was under the impression most larger carriers weren’t using the 1200 RVR CAT 1 ops Spec any more. Where I work we need at least 1600 for a CAT 1 regardless of lighting.
by ant_321
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Jumpseat Question
Replies: 40
Views: 1614

Re: ALPA Jumpseat Question

I should have been more specific, I know “jumpseating” is sitting in the back. I have “jumpseated” with a previous airline gig. Now I’m in a corporate situation and thought I couldn’t anymore until a colleague told me his anecdote. So I have wondered if I could using the system I proposed in my que...
by ant_321
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who here has been ramped by TC?
Replies: 24
Views: 2948

Re: Who here has been ramped by TC?

Does TC even ramp check any more? They do, I was ramp checked last year at CYXE, they checked the papers and complained one of the 100LL stickers was getting faded by the filler caps. I suspect you'll only encounter them on sunny days near one of their offices when they want to leave the office ear...
by ant_321
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2844

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

If you really want to travel look for something with a longer rotation time. One of my friends worked 2 months on 2 off at Voyageur. He was basically homeless while he was there. Traveled all over the planet on his time off.
by ant_321
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 10359

Re: Westjet ad.

RRSP matching shows up on my pay stub. I don’t consider it part of my salary.
by ant_321
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Enerjet
Replies: 15
Views: 8514

Re: Enerjet

DrSpaceman wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:33 pm
I would work in a slave mine for 280k/h...
:lol:
by ant_321
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?
Replies: 31
Views: 796

Re: Building Time as a Glider Tow Pilot?

And if you want to throw in another layer of cloudiness, what about all the cadet officers that fly tow planes for them with just a PPL and get paid for it? I have a friend who spent every summer while he was in university flying tow planes at the gliding centre to help pay his way through. He said ...
by ant_321
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Frost formation
Replies: 13
Views: 1064

Re: Frost formation

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14052-menu-314.htm#toc-1267 12.7.1.2 Edited to add for clarity. This is reference and provides guidance. Aircraft skin temp can be different from OAT depending on what it has done recently fuel temps etc. Is that something people actually look a...
by ant_321
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1513

Re: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?

For reference, I turn 30 this year. A bit of my background: I have always had a fascination with flying, and spent a lot of my childhood around small airstrips as my Dad was a hobby pilot (gliders, microlights, and a couple of Cessna's). As a kid, I was convinced I'd be an airline pilot one day, bu...
by ant_321
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2510

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

415’s can certainly scoop in the ocean. I’ve seen it done myself. Certainly not ideal but 100% can and is done.
by ant_321
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: GTA Medical Examiners
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: GTA Medical Examiners

Dr. Gilmore. Awesome guy.

http://www.aeromedicals.ca/
by ant_321
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Winter out east.
Replies: 4
Views: 1155

Re: Winter out east.

When I checked the Metar last night it was 85G//. I would assume the // means to high to record but I’m not sure. Either way 85kt sustained wind is quite impressive.
by ant_321
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments
Replies: 50
Views: 1678

Re: Stuck above the clouds with no instruments

The spin method was brought up at the hangar a few times when I was learning to fly gliders. It could work. That being said, when I was a flight instructor I saw plenty of students put themselves into a spiral dive when trying to spin a 172.
by ant_321
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7850

Re: Westjet CYHZ

The LDA for runway 14 at YHZ is 7700 ft, but what about the fact that the touchdown point for an ILS is not at the threshold? On a light twin you can chop and drop once you're visual (within reason), but what about the big guys? With a stabilized approach following the glidepath right to the ground...
by ant_321
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Midlife Career Change
Replies: 28
Views: 1773

Re: Midlife Career Change

I had about 25 hours of my 200 for my cpl flying cadet famil flights, everything paid for by the Canadian tax payer. Transport didn’t have a problem with it, and they were aware of it. That was in 2010.
by ant_321
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2587

Re: Swoop

You can all criticize the captain for not allowing her to fly, but it was the right move. If you cannot ascertain whether the girl is fit to fly, you don't let her fly. It is not a call for MedLink if you are at the gate... it's the call for a doctor who can actually see the girl in person. Assumin...
by ant_321
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: From Float flying to Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: From Float flying to Airlines?

I actually know of an individual who went direct q400 post float flying but I wouldn't expect that to occur very often. In all honesty if your goal is to get to the airlines this probably won't be the fastest path. In my opinion however the extra year or two will definitely be worth the wait. I kno...
by ant_321
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 1647

Re: Oops

I can’t believe it took this long to make it to avcanada.
by ant_321
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1509

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

If my memory serves correct, when I flew 1900’s it was hands off at V1 but part of the pm’s responsibility to ensure the power was set/remained set properly.
by ant_321
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1576
Views: 401902

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Talk about throwing birds at glass houses. TM Would be nice if some embarrassing or stupid thing most of you have here was made publicly aware just so you also can be chastised for months on end. 1 Regardless of the unintelligent videos, there are worse out there. 2 He removed said videos. 3 This h...
by ant_321
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5199

Re: One List is Back!!

losercruiser wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:10 am
If WestJet is so great why do most of your pilots have applications in at Air Canada?
Everyone gets it losercruiser. You’re a sky god now. All hail air canader.
by ant_321
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Regional to Sunwing?
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Re: Regional to Sunwing?

Tons of people do it. Depends on what you want. As for risk, I’m not sure working for Sunwing, a company that owns the hotels we bring our pax to, is any less secure than a regional that does work for another airline (doesn’t own the flying) assuming you’re talking about encore or one of the AC regi...
by ant_321
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude
Replies: 29
Views: 2706

Re: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude

The civilian rules are pretty vague. It only states that in conditions of “extreme” cold temperature, all altitudes should be corrected. What about in not “extreme” cold temperature but below 0? Where is the transition to “extreme”? The military rules are more definitive. Read page 183 of the GPH20...

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