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by bobcaygeon
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 20
Views: 4498

Re: New MOA details

Not a fan of super senior reserve that never flies even when I could hold it. Nice to have that option if you are: Doing a reno Training for a marathon Caring for a sick family member Or just want a break Why wouldn’t you want that option? Sure it is a great option to have but it also seems pretty ...
by bobcaygeon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 102
Views: 13909

Re: Service Suspension Notice

There are some bitter folks on here that didn't make it to the airlines. Let me just say there is no life like it and can't wait to be globetrotting again... Enjoy, we just don't have any interest in subsidizing your fun. Neither does the largest gaining stock on the TSX want subsidies, they just w...
by bobcaygeon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 20
Views: 4498

Re: New MOA details

Not a fan of "best fit" reserve. Makes it extremely difficult to pass flying down. If crew sched is going to run it anything like Jazz did, they'll come up with every excuse in the book as to why you can't pass. Agreed but your 12 days off were guaranteed off at JAzz which is HUGE fo rqua...
by bobcaygeon
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 20
Views: 4498

Re: New MOA details

Some changes to reserve: -To help comply with CARs requirements, introduced new Reserve language (using similar concept to other airlines’ system of Best Fit) -( I’ll call that a minor give as the new RAP was complicating things anyway ) -Expanded Reserve patterns to promote days off in order of se...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: New MOA details
Replies: 20
Views: 4498

New MOA details

Layoff protection until Oct 2021 and call backs for 200 pilots.

What did it cost you?
by bobcaygeon
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.
Replies: 82
Views: 6132

Re: Should Canadian airlines stop flights to UK, New covid strain.

All caused mortality in the UK. Since June it has been pretty stable. Maybe this years respiratory season came a bit early. 0CF90316-CB11-4958-81B9-A25875C538C5.png 3552E485-7699-4893-9FB7-C89593C4FA6E.png If only the masses would realize this. Respiratory illnesses are competitive...if you are vul...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 5233

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

The difference between deadheading and commuting is glaringly obvious: One is work on company time and the other is not. I know that it's popular to think that because your work involves sitting in a plane, any time you spend sitting in a plane is now work. Nonsensical, but popular. The reality is ...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 5233

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

The bottom line is explained in AC700-42 Employer Responsibility: CAR 700.21(1) – Air Operator Obligations — Scheduling (1) Requires that a flight crew member be provided with his or her schedule sufficiently in advance for the flight crew member to plan for adequate rest. (2) If the air operator i...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cargo TA
Replies: 492
Views: 64611

Re: Cargo TA

Does the cargo 767 come with a retro paint scheme?
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by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 5233

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

ACPA/ALPA dodged/avoided this question soooooo many times. When it's on your own airline code and easy trackable (vs jumpseat on on another carrier) I cant understand how both the unions and the company can allow it. How could they not allow it? If two people get a good night's sleep and wake up at...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Use the Autofeather
Replies: 32
Views: 2557

Re: Use the Autofeather

First there is no provision for propeller aircraft to have reduced power T/O's having said that 704/703 there is no requirement for runway analysis and obstruction other than what is dictated in the CAP. The pilot under VFR has little or no performance restrictions and self analysis of T/O path etc...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Same Day Commuting and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 12
Views: 2462

Re: Same Day Commuting and new Flight Duty Regs

I recently had a high level TC inspector in the jump seat and he said that commuting in the same day for a flight duty period would be tough under the new regulations coming in December. I’m looking at AC 700-47 and can’t see where it spells that out. He specifically mentioned the example of an Ott...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 5233

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

They cant touch commuting on your own time despite the fact that is has the exact same effects on fatigue. One pilot D/H's YVR-YYZ it's duty day so he can't do very much that day. Meanwhile his coworker commutes on the same flight and then does a HAV or LAX turn legally. ACPA/ALPA dodged/avoided thi...
by bobcaygeon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 163
Views: 44613

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

https://simpleflying.com/boeing-787-structural-worries/ “Boeing has instructed a number of airlines to immediately cease operating eight recently built Dreamliners amid concern over a manufacturing issue. Overall, it seems that eight aircraft are affected, with all being immediately pulled from ser...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames
Replies: 13
Views: 3642

Re: NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr Citation Latitude off runway in flames

The other thing that really scared me was that -if I read it correctly- the FADEC can overwrite the throttle position and stay at IDLE power when full power is requested by the pilots?? Not really the root cause of the accident, but wondering if that's a common thing? I'd hope pilots would be able ...
by bobcaygeon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 12336

Re: CEWS

So the people that, with a bit of penny pinching, have been able to survive on CEWS are now going to also have to find, in addition to the CEWS, at least part time jobs. Taking those same jobs from the people who are trying to come off the CERB. Yeah this makes perfect sense. It's essentially repla...
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Quebec Regional "Treq"
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: New Quebec Regional "Treq"

Unless they already have a 705 AOC/in the works it won't happen anytime soon. It's a 6 month process at the best of times and TC inspectors are still working from home and haven't been on site since COVID started. The CFPA and PSAC will make sure it takes awhile for that to happen.
by bobcaygeon
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mud swerves a plane
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: Mud swerves a plane

Bloodvein is an extra sh###y runway for mud even when compared to northern MB and NWO. Lots of stuck planes and I've been surprised more than once. The east shore of Lake WInnipeg is a giant beach
by bobcaygeon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air canada axes 30 routes
Replies: 26
Views: 4118

Re: Air canada axes 30 routes

Air Georgian 2.0 will come to the rescue! Air Georgian 1.0 was a disaster also. They did well with the 1900's but once they went RJ it was all down hill. They took all their good 1900 AME's for the RJ and the 1900's went down hill fast. Sad times out east. The 1900D's got old (+20 years & lots ...
by bobcaygeon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 45770

Re: Will Westjet survive?

That NoSocks guy certainly isn’t me. I know that...because I’m him. My buddy (who is very active in this forum) looped me in ( I won’t out him because you’ll probably treat him like a Swoop pilot - I mean, a WS pilot is friends with a noted WS pilot hater...it’s the stuff of nightmares right?). Alt...

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