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by pigboat
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Virus and Bookings
Replies: 32
Views: 9000

Virus and Bookings

If this virus is not brought under control soon it will have very significant damage to International flying revenues AND future bookings. Air Canada has three major destinations in China alone not to mention it is close to the summer season in Italy. Also three destinations there. Even with a fairl...
by pigboat
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: looking for Air Canada pilot directory
Replies: 14
Views: 3169

Re: looking for Air Canada pilot directory

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by pigboat
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz the declining...
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: Jazz the declining...

Call it as it is. Aircraft broke and the pilots did a first rate job of getting it and everyone home safely.

WELL DONE !
by pigboat
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ACPA votes again....
Replies: 55
Views: 7858

Re: ACPA votes again....

Ratherbe.............You and those that thought up TA1 are about to be finally gone. I hope permanently. The first glimmer of hope for a PILOTS UNION in many years is about to happen. Rage all you want. Your time is up. The days of giving it all away for free is about to end. Good luck with your eff...
by pigboat
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Glider Flying
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Glider Flying

Look at yorksoaring.com if you want to proceed. Cost will be around $3000. for most students. In the summer they can train you to be a Glider pilot in about three weeks if you proceed full time at it. In the end the experience will shorten the amount of training and time to obtain your Private Licen...
by pigboat
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: Thoughts - Cadet Pilot Trends

A Cadet program is not likely in Canada except that the Regionals like Jazz, Porter and Encore may expand formal programs with the Aviation Colleges for direct entry pilots. The so called pilot shortage here will ease in about three years and the attrition at the larger airlines will diminish consid...
by pigboat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph airpark (flight school?)
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: Guelph airpark (flight school?)

Not very likely in the near future. There was an off shoot for Brampton but with the shortage of C172s and Instructors, many flight schools have closed or having great trouble holding onto Instructors.
by pigboat
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ontario Colleges
Replies: 9
Views: 1310

Re: Ontario Colleges

Seneca is very good but four years and expensive. Sault is three years and very good but math is the big challenge and the aircraft are old and frequently they fall well behind in flight training. Confed has lost its Bush focus and you end up with a single IFR only. Jazz has been hiring straight out...
by pigboat
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

Brampton Flying Club does tail wheel training and are use to training pilots that go onto glider towing. Ask for Peter F. as he is the pilot with extensive glider towing background and a great tail wheel Instructor.

Cheers.
by pigboat
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: DC-8 63
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: DC-8 63

The 63 had a much improved wing over the earlier 61 series. Not an easy plane to land smoothly consistently but one of the great aircraft of the era. The 73 with the CFM engines was a real power house but with the engines only 24 inches off the ground it had limited cross wind limits before the engi...
by pigboat
Thu May 24, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 32456

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

Some one asked Winston Churchill what he thought about socialism. He said it was wonderful.. but the one problem is..... " that sooner or later you run out of other peoples money." How about a flat tax! If one makes $50.000 they pay X dollars tax, if another makes $100.000, they pay twice as much ta...
by pigboat
Mon May 21, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60
Replies: 96
Views: 12096

Re: Disability Benefits For Pilots Over Age 60

Raymond,

Thanks for posting this. As you know , ACPA does not tell the members about the case OR their non supportive position they have taken in this case. They continue to think that silence is golden and they have their own agenda.

Regards
by pigboat
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 32456

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

pilots don't pay any higher taxes then any of the other working stiffs in the country. :cry: I pay more tax than almost every person I know. In fact most “working stiffs” still think I should pay more. :roll: When your tax rates reach over 50% of the dollar YOU earn; there is something Wrong with t...
by pigboat
Mon May 14, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 32456

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

Firstly comparing grocery store chains to airlines is quite a leap but if you must go there, I don't believe the employees at No Frills make 40% less than their undoubtedly underpaid counterparts at Loblaws... Some one mentioned this may "have implications for all labour in Canada" and my point was...
by pigboat
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Wins CUPE Grievance re B2 Passes For Pilots
Replies: 54
Views: 13339

Re: Air Canada Wins CUPE Grievance re B2 Passes For Pilots

Sinister is entitled to his own opinion. The simple math is that 99.9% of the pilots think that a pilot, Capt.,F/O or RP should go first for D.H's. SIMPLE fact. Did the F/As take a 20 % pay cut back in the early 2000;s...................NO. The training and responsibilities of the Pilots stands on i...
by pigboat
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443201

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

The son of a friend just got the call this week for a course in late May. About 8 weeks after the interview process completed.

FYI
by pigboat
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Strike vote
Replies: 84
Views: 22267

Re: Strike vote

From the sidelines. I have had to strike twice in 39 years. It is not fun; more than a little scary, and very HARD to do! IT IS SOMETIMES UNAVOIDABLE. Back your Union leaders 100% !!! Give them as close to 100% strike vote and be prepared to back it up. The Company is playing the very old, " It is N...
by pigboat
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Confederation or Sault College Graduates and Current Students
Replies: 12
Views: 1542

Re: Confederation or Sault College Graduates and Current Students

If you wish to get into the A.C. Regional carriers quickly, make it the Sue. Three year course. Jazz is currently taking some pilots directly out of the 3 and 4 year aviation programs. Flying happens after the first 2 terms. The workload is heavy and those that do not work hard get cut. This course ...
by pigboat
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 30436

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Notes from the side lines. Management SHOULD be concerned about doing so much damage to their relationships with their pilots. The damage can last for ten years or more! If the WJ pilots loose the resolve to be dedicated employees and become only out for themselves, it becomes a long and expensive r...
by pigboat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 30436

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Isn't that interesting. 100 management get 1% and.......... 2000+ pilots share 2%. I very much doubt that the math is anywhere near six percent to the pilots. Pilots working for CHEAP does not make ONE days difference in the Company keeping the doors open! If you AGREE to work for less......Bigger a...
by pigboat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443201

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

That is 74 whom have given the one year notice. There is a penalty if we do not give 365 days notice.
by pigboat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443201

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

When you see lower numbers of retirements this year, it is due to quite a few pulling the plug before age 65. Most seem to go at 62 or 63. Some stay to the end. Staying beyond 65 would mean a seat change and no one has done that so far. ............. Fly til You die! Look at how many reach age 65 ea...
by pigboat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443201

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

There are a few going 737 CA positions at 3 years, A320 at 2 years and EMB at 1 year, Do not plan on those times holding into the future. You might get lucky and hold a Captain position after a year or two but especially for planning cash flow during the first 4 years at AC, do not plan on it. As th...
by pigboat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 30436

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Well written! The fact is that you now have a Union. IF they get full support from the Pilots, they will get a much better deal than if the Management feels they can divide and destroy pilot unity. You may have no background in labor and even hate the thought of a Union. The truth is ; you now have ...
by pigboat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443201

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Our new V.P. told me last week that his plans are to move to year round training. How soon that happens, I do not know.

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