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by daedalusx
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 3239

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

As an AC pilot ( Captain) , I will continue to make the PA's using the term " Ladies and Gentlemen". Then again, I greet people with a "Merry Christmas " and also " Happy Easter" when celebrating those holidays. I also wear a poppy proudly. I cannot remember one negative comment from the crew or pa...
by daedalusx
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 308
Views: 77883

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I believe there is a GS planned at the end of October ...
by daedalusx
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4380

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

Correct. The Canadian govt would label it an essential service and force arbitration ...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7486

Re: Recession incoming

In addition, I am a visible minority. How much of a hindrance can this pose during road trips, and applying to smaller 703 operations? I am born and raised in Canada so I speak fluent English, however, I have been told by several friends and family that I'll never find a job in aviation due to this...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7486

Re: Recession incoming

Recession or not, there will always be doritos and coca cola going to the "communities" up north. And there will always be people from those same communities requiring medical services. There will be forest fires requiring some kind of detection plane, farmers who needs their field sprayed, rig pigs...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11069

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

The ol' metro is a lot of airplane for a 600hr wonder, especially in winter. Carson had a low experienced Capt in a green on green situation do a runway excursion in Regina on a "PMA" ILS couple of years ago (I believed they touched down something like 8000' long). As far as I'm concerned, Kingair o...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: WS jumpseat question

I know there are a few commuters that chose to go home during initial sim and use WJ: Be very careful. That rule is enforced by some WJ gate agents and the penalty for using the JS before LC is completed is severe: they can ban you for 1-2 years and even thought it's pretty rare, some agents do chec...
by daedalusx
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 24
Views: 5936

Re: Cathay Troubles

Or the start of a Chinese uprising towards democracy, look at what happened in the Middle East. Democracy. :? Like in Libya where the ‘western funded moderates’ sodomized Gaddafi with a knife after he threatened to dump the US petrodollar in favour of a pan-African currency based on the Libyan gold...
by daedalusx
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dispatch as a backup
Replies: 12
Views: 2530

Re: Dispatch as a backup

Why is this asshole still allowed to pimp his ridiculous YouTube channel?
by daedalusx
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12059

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

In a 705 level operation these types will eventually get washed out by the training department, either through failed initial, line indoc or recurrent. Or if they are able to just scrape by then they will remain career FO's. If you have serious concerns then you should bring that up to your chief p...
by daedalusx
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How’s the view from your office?
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

Re: How’s the view from your office?

That’s some next level boomerposting. 8) MY SON SET ME UP WITH AN AD BLOCKER AND I'VE NEVER LOOKED BACK APPARENTLY IF EVEN WORKS ON THE YOUTUBES BUT I HAVEN'T CHECKED ------------------------------------------------------------ -DONNY "STICKS" MALONE -USCG 1967-1982 -ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL YUP...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: myIDTravel
Replies: 13
Views: 4094

Re: myIDTravel

Listing on AC through myID also gives me the "General Availability Error." message.
WJ listing still works fine so I don't believe it's an issue with our company MyID account.
by daedalusx
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?

Also as reliable as the PT6 is ... I’d say at least 10% of the pilots I know, over the years, had to shut one down. Wasn’t always the typical fire/flameout but it required the crew to shut it down and manage the plane to a safe landing. I’ve seen HP oil hose blown, FCUs failure, stuck torque, fuel s...
by daedalusx
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Why is multi time so important to the airlines?

Having flown both, I massively disagree. Sure they kinda fly similarly on the line and flying the PC12 in a multi crew cockpit somewhat gets you in the mindset of 705 operation with proper FMA scans and calls and PF/PM roles (although the PC12 is absolutely much more of a single pilot designed AC th...
by daedalusx
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8685

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Geee wiz, even a free 737NG type rating isn't sufficient to attract a 1500hr flight instructor/'ho driver. One could only wonder why ... Also I've heard those internal upgrade courses are going great.... Wow, some posts! Two questions: How are the upgrades going at your own Sunwing?! And have pilot...
by daedalusx
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8685

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Interested in working with Swoop as a pilot? We are hosting an information session Aug 8th in YEG. Please RSVP and we will send all details to confirm location and time. Please refer to the attachment below. Also I absolutely love your hiring website. Have you considered remodeling it to look more ...
by daedalusx
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 8685

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Interested in working with Swoop as a pilot? We are hosting an information session Aug 8th in YEG. Please RSVP and we will send all details to confirm location and time. Please refer to the attachment below. Geee wiz, even a free 737NG type rating isn't sufficient to attract a 1500hr flight instruc...
by daedalusx
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.
Replies: 19
Views: 4194

Re: Pearson Drug bust, 2 Sunwing employees arrested.

Maybe if they stay quiet and refuse to name their benefactors they’ll be rewarded with a full pardon and employment at Transat like Capt Crossfeed
by daedalusx
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 308
Views: 77883

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Yes! I've received another email last october, telling me that all GS for 2018 was filled and that my file will be kept active for a period of 12 months, so, till october 2019... Same thing happened to the guys in the May 2019 course. You’d probably be done your course by now if it wasn’t for the M...
by daedalusx
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3000

Re: Swoop interview

They do have a medical portion now but it’s one dude with a lab coat and he tosses a bar of soap and times how long it takes for you to bend over to pick it up.
by daedalusx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3610

Re: King Air crash in US

How about that school in YHU that sent their chinese student who could barely speak english on a solo even though he had obviously poor understanding of ATC clearances and seemed like he need more stick time under supervision. That student ended up blowing a tower departure altitude clearance and mi...
by daedalusx
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Gate checking carry on in Canada
Replies: 29
Views: 3288

Re: Gate checking carry on in Canada

One of the main problem at least at Jazz was the gate agents mesure of performance was the time it took to board the flight and if they couldn’t board the flight in xx minutes then they would get shit on by their managers so it’s just easier to look the other way and let the pax board the baby RJ wi...
by daedalusx
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 11173

Re: New WestJet FO

There are no guarantees in this business. Aviation is a cyclical business - looks like we are approaching the end of a period of unprecedented growth. I expect a severe downturn at some point - when is anyone's guess. No Airline is too big to fail - Air Canada was looking at Bankruptcy 10 years ago...
by daedalusx
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 44
Views: 6469

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

I think there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding cannabis caused by years of fear mongering. Do I think you can show up high and perform normally? Not a chance, same as alcohol. Get out of my cockpit. But if you are a casual user, smart about how and when you consume with plenty of time to recover...
by daedalusx
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:
Replies: 83
Views: 6871

Re: Bose aviation headsets...pleased be advised:

I totally get your rage. The other day I drove my grey market ‘83 Pontiac Fiero at the GM DEALERSHIP NO LESS. I told the service manager that I wanted the whole thing rebuilt with genuine GM parts and he kept giving excuses such as ‘originally built out of tank parts from Soviet country that doesn’t...

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