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by Capt. Underpants
Mon May 18, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 8245

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

This is probably a waste of electrons in this forum, but here goes. A medically-informed response to the virus is the only long term solution, but when implementing it creates economic chaos that’s worse than the virus, the answer is not to condemn some people to die from a preventable illness so th...
by Capt. Underpants
Fri May 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: This explains a few things
Replies: 8
Views: 1779

Re: This explains a few things

Welcome to the Whack Jobs Are Us clearing house.
by Capt. Underpants
Sun May 10, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Piper PA-28-140 C-GXGB Lake Ontario 24 February 1994
Replies: 18
Views: 3813

Re: Piper PA-28-140 C-GXGB Lake Ontario 24 February 1994

Never finding the wreckage is completely plausible. A high school friend of mine was cruising in a pleasure boat in similar waters on Lake Ontario when a sudden wind came up and they were lost. Another boater saw them disappear below the surface on his way to attempt a rescue. Extensive sonar search...
by Capt. Underpants
Sun May 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Man killed on runway by landing Southwest Flight.
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Re: Man killed on runway by landing Southwest Flight.

The man was homeless and somehow managed to find his way through / over a fence onto the airfield.
by Capt. Underpants
Tue May 05, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 30818

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

A pilot who decides its okay to depart with an attitude indicator that will fix itself during the flight is indicative of someone who's worked in a negative safety culture. To be fair, he could have learned such behaviour anywhere (it doesn't have to be Tindi), but he definitely learned it somewhere.
by Capt. Underpants
Sat May 02, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Can GA Aircraft Taxi under RVLOP?
Replies: 12
Views: 1390

Re: Can GA Aircraft Taxi under RVLOP?

Provided there are no arriving or departing aircraft using the airport, you can use the taxiways for other purposes such as repositioning.
by Capt. Underpants
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

pelmet wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:56 pm

Sorry, I forgot momentarily how important political correctness is when it comes to this whole disaster. I will re-arrange my priorities and admit my privilege.
Never invoke a bullshit argument unless you're prepared to be called out on it.
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Next Issue: Car Rental
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Next Issue: Car Rental

Why would someone start an arson fire of that magnitude in the middle of the day? Seems pretty risky to me.
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

pelmet wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:06 am

They have been doing it for decades in her home country.
Her home country is Canada.
by Capt. Underpants
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

rxl wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:48 pm
https://apple.news/Al2ccq_j0T6a5d2_A8a13Fg
The Dutch have tried this idea ...
Hopefully this link works.
It doesn’t.
by Capt. Underpants
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

We’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that deaths have and will continue to occur - the news cycle gives us little other option. Still, some people who have gone into an ICU have now been released from hospital. If it were my loved one who was struggling, I’d want them to have the same chance. It’s t...
by Capt. Underpants
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

Pelmet, You’re asking for a clinical approach to an emotional problem. Imagine, instead of that idea, we decide to make everyone stand in the streets wearing a blindfold and we’ll send a fleet of trucks through at high speed. The lucky ones who dive the right way will be saved, too bad for the rest....
by Capt. Underpants
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 703/704 Operating Certificates
Replies: 10
Views: 1066

Re: 703/704 Operating Certificates

A company can be sold and the AOC can be transferred with it. TC has requirements and a process to follow for changes to approved positions (ops manager, chief pilot, PRM). If none of those change, the only thing they need is an update of the company name and contact information for the principal ow...
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

In December, the Chinese Communist Party ordered doctors https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/chinese-scientists-destroyed-proof-of-virus-in-december-rz055qjnj to destroy tests and evidence of the coronavirus. In December, https://www.nationalreview.com/news/taiwan-accuses-who-of-failing-to-heed-warn...
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

There's a Trump tweet for everything, and every one of them is a bad joke.
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

Watch this Joe Rogan podcast from March 10th. It's the most informative 90 minutes I've seen on the pandemic. The man knows his stuff. He answers the man made question starting at the 18:00 mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3URhJx0NSw
by Capt. Underpants
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 8 die in fiery crash medical evac plane with ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: 8 die in fiery crash medical evac plane with ...

This is the second fatal accident for Lion Air (not the Indonesian airline) in a few months. The first one was a King Air on another medivac flight. The Philippine CAA has pulled their operating certificate.
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

Too much time inverted causes brain damage.
by Capt. Underpants
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Postpone a PPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1131

Re: Postpone a PPC

TC will only issue an extension if the application is received prior to expiry. Given the current situation, i should think they’d be willing to accommodate any reasonable request.
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 49534

Re: Corona Virus

The cabin fever is obviously getting to some of you. Go for a long walk on a quiet trail in the country. Take a few deep breaths and try to rediscover your humanity.
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is transport Canada closed
Replies: 22
Views: 2672

Re: Is transport Canada closed

jakeandelwood wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:14 pm
Is there even a transport office anywhere you can just walk into? The one in YYJ has been closed for a long time, they are there, you just can't go in without an appointment.
Very few because they removed the admin / reception positions at many of the TCCs.
by Capt. Underpants
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Companies Laying off.
Replies: 89
Views: 20335

Re: Companies Laying off.

Emirates is shutting down in the next couple of days. Mostly but not entirely. They plan to continue flights to a few destinations (YYZ among them) to help repatriate folks back to their home countries, and they're also continuing cargo operations. At the moment (until June), no pilot layoffs but e...
by Capt. Underpants
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Non-essential border crossing banned
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Non-essential border crossing banned

Until both governments can agree on the framework its still just a proposal, but a friend with CBSA at the Niagara crossing says personal entries by US citizens have slowed to a trickle. Some, when told they must isolate for 14 days, are turning around.
by Capt. Underpants
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27035

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Absolutely....in a dog-eat-dog world. IMO, good corporate leadership would recognise that if the employees are hurting, then the management should be seen to hurt also... They are hurting in ways we can't even begin to comprehend. Contrary to popular thinking, they are human too. Most are doing 18+...
by Capt. Underpants
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Labour Law
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Labour Law

Temporary layoffs allow the employer to defer paying any vacation and severance amounts due to the employees. Without a contract or a collective bargaining agreement in place, the company must "make the employee whole" when then want to let them go - even if only temporarily.

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