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by ogopogo
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 115
Views: 97899

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Prompts me to ask a question: How did the ATPL process work for large airlines, for instance? For those who joined early on (say in the ‘70s) and worked their way up to widebody skippers and then retired with 35+ years service? I’ve known several,over the years but I don’t recall any of them ”writin...
by ogopogo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Average Stage Length vs. Average Length of Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2186

Re: Average Stage Length vs. Average Length of Flight

Dude, you’re posting this on a forum which is populated (mostly) by pilots. They push the buttons, push the pedals, talk on the radio, set the parking brake and go home. Or to the hotel.
by ogopogo
Mon May 25, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 18387

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

co-joe wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 10:33 pm
Why does this guy look so familiar? Was he in that TV show Jetstream?
http://scratchmitchell.com/aviator/
by ogopogo
Mon May 04, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

A friend owns a home in FL at 94FL. Amazing community of about 50 homes/hangars. A few AMEs there as well, always someone there to borrow a tool from. Resident planes range from C172 to a Citation jet.

Anyway, wasn’t Guelph ON an airpark?
by ogopogo
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pretty sobering opinion
Replies: 16
Views: 4660

Re: Pretty sobering opinion

GhostRider6 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:26 pm
Y

I hope this guy has retired ... its cause for some concern. But .. maybe not to this extent.
He's a US-based 767 FO who blogs about aviation. Very well written, worth a read. Lots of interesting articles.

I hope he's wrong, though.
by ogopogo
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2811

Re: Swoop

The medical issue aside, was the arguing over the refunds really worth it in the long run? Why do soooo many organizations do this? The bad PR is never considered. That family will never fly Swoop again, and they’ll be sure their friends know. I had the same experience with a winery who flatly refus...
by ogopogo
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 443567

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

The reserve rules at AC are archaic and border on illegall. As a junior reserve (and they’ll be junior reserve fur a while) Crew Sked owns your ass. Think you are going for a nice two day pairing and come home 6 days later. It’s not a nice place to be. Yeah, but senior reserve (especially in YVR) i...
by ogopogo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Federal Election — aircraft use
Replies: 20
Views: 4813

Federal Election — aircraft use

I noticed on TV this morning Mr Scheer is using a gussied-up A320. Assuming the C party has leased it from AC (I’m guessing) I’m curious as to how crew scheduling works re: schedules, hotels, etc. Is this something AC pilots would volunteer for? Or maybe the planes are crewed by management pilots?
by ogopogo
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 16936

Re: Who will bid the A220?

altiplano wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Captain nav-aid pay 11.1412
FO nav-aid pay 5.5701
RP nav-aid pay 3.3416
There are RPs on NB aircraft?
by ogopogo
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer
Replies: 19
Views: 3877

Re: could of been the whiskey-could of been the beer

It’s “ have”.

“Could have”.
by ogopogo
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Licence numbers
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Licence numbers

I was licenced in 1978 and was issued a six digit number beginning with a 2, preceded by three letters, first YZP, then YZC. Learned to fly at Brampton, NC3.

Just curious what numbers are currently being issued 40 odd years later, and whether the three-letter prefix is still being issued.
by ogopogo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Force One Livery
Replies: 11
Views: 1343

Re: Air Force One Livery

No different than what Harper did to one of our CC-150s.

Image

https://images.app.goo.gl/JwVp8N68SqEiw4hy6
by ogopogo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CBC News story / no-fly ban
Replies: 42
Views: 4674

Re: CBC News story / no-fly ban

AC accepted her tix, and let her on. More than once. Not something I would ever do, but AC, you snooze, you lose.

She’ll go back to China on CX, laughing all the way.
by ogopogo
Wed May 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24097

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Air Canada will not be sitting on its hands. WestJet has more than its work cut out for itself if it wants to secure anywhere near a 10B market cap. That market share has to come from somewhere, and AC won't be giving up any willingly. Don't ever underestimate CR....he's a shark, and likely smarter...
by ogopogo
Wed May 15, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: How Does Onex Affect Hiring At WJ
Replies: 3
Views: 3264

Re: How Does Onex Affect Hiring At WJ

Fuzzy Bear wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm
I’m wondering how the sale of WestJet to Onex will affect pilot hiring.

Any thoughts?
The deal is still a long way off, but just as a matter of interest, a friend’s son just got hired into mainline at 23 with 2000 hrs.
by ogopogo
Mon May 13, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargo Jet Drake's Privat Jet (Air Drake)
Replies: 7
Views: 3903

Re: Cargo Jet Drake's Privat Jet (Air Drake)

So who / what is Elan Express, and what is the relationship to CJ. For sure CJ used to operate this plane as N767CJ.

Drake says he owns it.
by ogopogo
Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 7082

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

From the CBC:

“It was at that point that the evacuation began. Passengers were forced to jump from the plane onto the tarmac below. Frontczak said the process was somewhat chaotic.”

I’m not familiar with the Dash, but it has no slides, I guess? Even little ones?
by ogopogo
Fri May 10, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YYZ 'Dust-Up'
Replies: 6
Views: 4849

Re: YYZ 'Dust-Up'

Holy crap, watching that happen from the skipper’s seat must have been terrifying. (Pic #3)
by ogopogo
Sun May 05, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 18915

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

At a recent meeting the CEO stated that the top Captain earned 450K

Wow, how is that even possible?
by ogopogo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 18915

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

Schnitzel can you expand on this at all? https://i.imgur.com/iOAVwHF.png :-) My question of course was firmly tongue-in-cheek, since we all know the answer is NO. My comment was really aimed at the fact that a) you got hired at AC, and that’s what you wanted; b) you knew the rules going in; c) by t...

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