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by digits_
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 overrun
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Fly Jamaica Boeing 757 overrun

GyvAir wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:39 pm
The plane eventually rolled to a stop after a spiked rumble strip laid across the runway by an airport ground crew punctured several tires on its right side.
???
Thinking outside of the box. They use it in the movies on cars, so it is obviously an accepted aviation procedure as well!
by digits_
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Employee scheduling in the aviation industry
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Employee scheduling in the aviation industry

FOD_Vacuum wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:25 pm
I certainly have my own personal pride when I roll in to work a little early and complete a flight on time
Do you start your duty day early as well then?
If you can't have an on time departure with your scheduled reporting time, that reporting time should change.
by digits_
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3117

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

Yeah, what if you can't pay for your medical? What if you can't pay for the glasses you legally have to wear (if applicable)? Seriously? How many years did you spend (and how many $1000 did you spend) getting the CPL in the first place? What did you do the first time the fee came up? Ignore it beca...
by digits_
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3117

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

I’ll add to the fire. TC refused to issue a new type rating until I paid the 55$. I know it’s a stretch, but what if I couldn’t pay the fee and my employment hinged having the type rating. The government is essentially preventing me from working. If you seriously can't come up with $55 to pay that ...
by digits_
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: flybigblue
Replies: 14
Views: 1715

Re: flybigblue

I'm sure it always helps to hide your location and company name if you can't find enough applicants :roll:
by digits_
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The other side of new duty regs?
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: The other side of new duty regs?

If I have any criticism of the proposed regs is that there I wasn't enough emphasis on the differences between 703-705. Also nowhere near enough weight placed on cycles in 705. Working 9 days a month with 2 cycles, on a long 13 hour turn into PUJ and back is one hell of a lot less fatiguing then ba...
by digits_
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine
Replies: 27
Views: 1492

Re: Gear's Down - Prop's Fine

Well Shit, I care about passenger comfort as much as the next guy, might as well do all my take offs in coarse pitch, I mean, it will be quieter and more comfortable for the passengers. Better yet, do it single engine, even less noise. And you know you are only flying on one engine, so no risky une...
by digits_
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The other side of new duty regs?
Replies: 27
Views: 2114

Re: The other side of new duty regs?

[Anyways, the change to the regs was rejected at whatever gazette stage it got to and before it can be reconsidered it will have to be substantially changed. It would be awfully nice if pilot reps, ATAC and transport could all get together without a fight and sort something out for the next attempt...
by digits_
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

Something's really fishy with the way it's organized here. There is nothing fishy about it, it is how socialism works wherever it is tried, socialism ends when the country collapses and I will probably live to see it happen here. Can anyone here show me a country where socialism has worked? The hea...
by digits_
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

https://globalnews.ca/news/3599458/canadas-health-care-system-lower-performing-compared-to-its-peers-study/ Canada's health care is pathetic. It is nine to five, five days a week except holidays. I went through the agony of the system when my wife was thermally ill and it was something I never want...
by digits_
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stay in your lane, next time.
Replies: 29
Views: 2224

Re: Stay in your lane, next time.

You all are choosing to give an FA with 6 weeks training far more credibility than an MD with many years training. Brilliant. The issue is that there was a discussion about establishing the fact that one of the parties was an MD. She showed her licence! This isn't a random passenger screwing around...
by digits_
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stay in your lane, next time.
Replies: 29
Views: 2224

Re: Stay in your lane, next time.

What if next time an actual looney tick claims he is a doctor and starts shoving a pen in someone's trachea because she's having a panic attack and he saw it on tv? If that looney tick happens to be properly dressed (maybe in a white coat with a travel size stethoscope?) and they don't ask for ID, o...
by digits_
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1458

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

But why? A big group of pilots would kill for the right to work in the states at the moment. Which Canadian operator is so great you want to avoid being paid in USD and getting sign-up bonuses??
by digits_
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 337
Views: 35316

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

privateer wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:59 am
I noticed a pretty sad looking Swoopster at sim the other day. I guess he was doing is his FO ride after sitting in the left seat for most of the year. Welcome to the real world buddy.
What if he fails his FO ride, does he stay a captain? :mrgreen:
by digits_
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has there been any changes to CARs 421.26
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Has there been any changes to CARs 421.26

We have a number of people that i believe are getting hosed by the local flying school. They have been telling there students that "transport" likes to see the PPL students have 70 hrs before flight test. Such that they have been padding the times"62 hrs for a rec license". Anybody have any info re...
by digits_
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3117

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

AirFrame wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:38 am
valleyboy wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:02 am
pssssst- there are a lot of us paying $110/year so suck it up-look what you have to look forward to.
Every 6 months? Can you even get a new medical sticker out of TC before it expires?
You don't get medical stickers. Just a came stamp with an unreadable date handwritten under it.
by digits_
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.
Replies: 11
Views: 725

Re: Tie Down etiquette at a new airport.

And most importantly: no matter where you park or tie down, someone will always complain...
by digits_
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised
Replies: 75
Views: 10054

Re: Manitoba Govt Air Services to be Privatised

*bump*

So who's the lucky one?
by digits_
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: issue of special c of a
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: issue of special c of a

Now data is being pulled from here and there in an effort to justify the modifications that have already been performed to the aircraft. This statement would worry me the most. It hints that whatever you'll be sending him now, will not be accepted, as you seem to have lost credibility. Did he ever ...
by digits_
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: $55 charge, for processing medical?!
Replies: 71
Views: 3117

Re: $55 charge, for processing medical?!

Not everyone flies, why should the general public's taxes pay for us to fly? Actually, the majority of the rules are in place to protect the non-pilot group of citizens from the pilots. That's the reason we need licenses and duty times etc, so not every idiot can go fly and crash into a city, or fa...
by digits_
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1125

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

What answer are you hoping to hear? Really I am a low hour pilot and I am simply hoping to hear the correct answer. It could be an illusion however the light sport plane I fly regularly seems to mush into a strong headwind for a stall but we'll always stall with a Tailwind. And this doesn't make se...
by digits_
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Email vs in person
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Email vs in person

I'm going to postulate "Digits's Law":
As an AvCanada discussion grows longer, the probability of 'entitlement' being mentioned, approaches 1
by digits_
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Email vs in person
Replies: 13
Views: 1024

Re: Email vs in person

So i'm looking for my first flying job and have been trying my best to spread my seed far and wide but focusing on operators close to home. Today I find an add for a charter at pearson (just a 20 minute drive) with no hours requirement so it's a no brainer. I thought it would be best to head over t...
by digits_
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 27
Views: 4110

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

I hear they are trying to get a waiver from transport so captains no longer need an ATPL?
by digits_
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What does the next few years look like in terms of movement?
Replies: 1
Views: 672

Re: What does the next few years look like in terms of movement?

Hey everyone, Just curious what the outlook is for aviation in Canada within the next 1-5 years and even beyond? I know last year it seemed jazz was hiring everyone and there was so much movement. I'm seriously considering getting taking a ramp job offer and by the sounds of it fly within 6 months....

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