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by Jaques Strappe
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 453
Views: 82614

Re: Layoffs

I have to say, well done ACPA and Air Canada. In a time where airlines are parking fleets and laying off anywhere from 85% to 100% of their pilots, some never to return, I would say that a layoff of around 13% at AC is very remarkable. There is no way we could have done this back in 2003 and I am in...
by Jaques Strappe
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 453
Views: 82614

Re: Layoffs

Its' been a long time since I have read anything on this forum. Its unfortunate to see the mud slinging continues. Regardless of which airline you work for or which seat you sit in, or what your seniority number is, we are all in a real pickle. Realistically, there is a good chance that in the not s...
by Jaques Strappe
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New TA reached!
Replies: 533
Views: 47198

Re: New TA reached!

From the information feed to me, the underlying feeling from the exchanges is that the junior part of the barganing unit is trying, who is now in the majority, numbers wise, by any way possible, to pay back those that have been on the premises for more than a few years by taking away part of their ...
by Jaques Strappe
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Junior Pilots, you have control!
Replies: 38
Views: 6387

Junior Pilots, you have control!

This is my last post here on this site. The entire age 60 argument on here got way out of control and made it generally an unpleasant place to visit. With that being said and with many of the guys reading on here, I would like to say something to the more junior pilots. You guys have control and you...
by Jaques Strappe
Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Conduct
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

Re: Conduct

And people actually ask....."why did the ACPA forum get shutdown?" :lol:
by Jaques Strappe
Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Reports $203M Loss in Q2
Replies: 10
Views: 2030

Re: Air Canada Reports $203M Loss in Q2

If you are still losing money when the airplanes are over 85% full, all the time, the problem isn't with capacity.
by Jaques Strappe
Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Judicial review of a CHRT decision
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Judicial review of a CHRT decision

Its nice knowing that my tax dollars are being spent to protect disadvantaged and discriminated groups such as: - visible minorities - people with physical and mental handicaps - people of different faiths/ethnicities/sexual orientations - airline captains who have been forced to stop working, and ...
by Jaques Strappe
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter CEO sues Air Canada over free travel
Replies: 39
Views: 4708

Re: Porter CEO sues Air Canada over free travel

But sitting on the sidelines of both businesses, the perception (right or wrong) is that AC petulantly tried to take back their ball and go home since they lost on the Island......... ... I have no doubt that was a motivator for someone at AC taking a closer look and possibly monitoring Deluce's us...
by Jaques Strappe
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter CEO sues Air Canada over free travel
Replies: 39
Views: 4708

Re: Porter CEO sues Air Canada over free travel

I don't think the lawsuit will be dismissed "rather quick"...he had the passes for 23 years and now suddenly Air Canada has a problem with it? If it makes anyone look desperate, it's Air Canada...I can see how it would stick in their throat providing free travel to the boss of their competitor, but...
by Jaques Strappe
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CHRT Remedy Ruling?
Replies: 593
Views: 35083

Re: CHRT Remedy Ruling?

The leaders of ACPA have done a very good job selling this Age 60 stuff to the junior pilots. They all think they are going to be irreparably harmed if even one pilot goes past age 60. The fact is most of the junior pilots were hired in their 30's, and even early 40's, and will NEVER see a full pen...
by Jaques Strappe
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boomerang 203
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: Boomerang 203

Boomerang used to be the call sign for Air 500 based at the North end of Pearson. They had Beech 18's a C-117 and an MU-2 in the 80's. Not sure if they are still around or not.

http://www.ibegin.com/directory/ca/onta ... erry-rd-e/
by Jaques Strappe
Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Embraer reveals vision for single-pilot airliners
Replies: 78
Views: 6897

Re: Embraer reveals vision for single-pilot airliners

I find it absolutely Hilarious that Embraer of all companies has this vision. EMBRAER stands for E very M echanical B reakdown R equires A nother E lectrical R eset. I spent five years flying the 190 and I certainly would not trust Embraer with anything that didn't have two pilots and a team of engi...
by Jaques Strappe
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Why I like FRA
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Why I like FRA

This is just one reason why I like to fly in and out of Frankfurt


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by Jaques Strappe
Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Nobody in Toronto Gets to Sleep During the G20
Replies: 27
Views: 2057

Re: Nobody in Toronto Gets to Sleep During the G20

I can't figure out why they just can't float these clowns out to sea on a barge in the Gulf of Mexico and let them pretend to solve the worlds problems from there. Sure would save a lot of money and needless aggravation.
by Jaques Strappe
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emirates out to hire 700 pilots over next 18 months . . .
Replies: 37
Views: 5243

Re: Emirates out to hire 700 pilots over next 18 months . .

They must be doing something right? You guys need to research a little. Emirates pays zero dollars in corporate tax. They also advertise tax free salaries which are actually comparable to post tax salaries here, based on similar equipment. So they are basically saving the income tax paid by each an...
by Jaques Strappe
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TCU(towering cumulus) penetration from airlines perspective
Replies: 28
Views: 3457

Re: TCU(towering cumulus) penetration from airlines perspect

Cmon guys. TCU to 13,000 feet? That is a fair weather day and great conditions for soaring. :D Seriously though, all joking aside, I think the question is a bit hard to answer because there are so many variables. What is the wx radar telling you? How does the development look? Is it a nice day or ar...
by Jaques Strappe
Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Porter monopoly kaput!
Replies: 23
Views: 3493

Re: Porter monopoly kaput!

first of all, the slots belong to AC, not Jazz i predict that RD will sell PD to QK and keep the rest of the operation as he will be able to charge CO and AC high user fees a PD/QK merger would be DOH for pilots and include some flushing and bumping rights for a period of time Matted I think you ma...
by Jaques Strappe
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service disruptions during Jazz strike
Replies: 105
Views: 15354

Re: Service disruptions during Jazz strike

I once again applaud the pilots of Jazz for their conviction and the overwhelming mandate they gave their MEC to show that they mean business. ACPA in the meantime is closing their Wawcon survey and so far, less than 40% of the pilot group have even taken the time to respond. The pilots of Air Canad...
by Jaques Strappe
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service disruptions during Jazz strike
Replies: 105
Views: 15354

Re: Service disruptions during Jazz strike

mbav8r So Babybus and Jaques Strappe, what is it you're trying to say? It's hard to tell with written word, so I'm curious, is there a tone of resentment in there. It reads like, I used to fly to those places but then Jazz stole that flying from us. Or am I being too sensitive? Or are you looking fo...
by Jaques Strappe
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service disruptions during Jazz strike
Replies: 105
Views: 15354

Re: Service disruptions during Jazz strike

Glen Quagmire wrote:The Jun 12 Embraer Jepp amendment has YQT, YQB, ATL, MSP, RDU and DFW in it.

All places I used to fly the DC9 into.
by Jaques Strappe
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Turbo - prop/fan/jet ?
Replies: 124
Views: 9331

Re: Turbo - prop/fan/jet ?

My search didn't turn up much...sorry if this has already been discussed. Does turbofan time count as "jet" time? Does "turbine" time incorporate all three groups (prop, fan, jet), or does it just refer to turboprops? Thanx I am assuming by your question that you are referring to jet time vs turbin...
by Jaques Strappe
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Giving AC folks a nice warm fuzzy feeling
Replies: 7
Views: 4073

Re: Giving AC folks a nice warm fuzzy feeling

Yeah......As if Milton coined the phrase " the sum of all the parts is worth more than the whole" His supporters can't be that stupid so they must be people who benefited from the raping Air Canada suffered at his hand. I wonder why the media doesn't ask pointed questions. There is one hell of a sto...
by Jaques Strappe
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service disruptions during Jazz strike
Replies: 105
Views: 15354

Re: Service disruptions during Jazz strike

Thanks for the spell check.............Just my opinion but i believe the majority wants this....not only the senior 777 Captains........The 51% would include pilots that realize that the world has changed and this is a rights issue................Anyway be well....Max111 I see that this very questi...
by Jaques Strappe
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lucky RedBull recovery
Replies: 20
Views: 2412

Re: Lucky RedBull recovery

Linecrew I have been to three Red Bull Races so far at three different venues and honestly felt no less secure than being a spectator at an air show. If you look at the reports regarding the inspection of Adilson Kindlemann's aircraft post impact, you will see that various parts of the aircraft are ...

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