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by goingnowherefast
Sun May 26, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

That's quite possible. In that case, consider the company is spending 60+ grand training you, and you jump ship after a few weeks/months? Defer the Jazz offer hoping the Encore application is successful. In my books, it's the ethical thing to do.
by goingnowherefast
Sun May 26, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Encore, then Jazz?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Encore, then Jazz?

I'd venture to say that if you don't like Encore, you won't like Jazz either. There's pros and cons to each, but if you boil it down, you'll be flying a regional airplane around Canada for mediocre pay.
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 25, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 22
Views: 1924

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Super king air is the marketing name for the 200/300 series. The 1900 is the super duper king air.
by goingnowherefast
Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Reverser Light leads to Engine Shutdown

Maybe the types aren't quite similar enough. Dash classic and Q400 are technically one type rating, but aren't operated that way.
by goingnowherefast
Wed May 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

Wouldn't an FO be cheaper than 1.5x captain salary and a ground based FO, even split among several flights?
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 21, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

Can I log it as "not gonna apply for the job or book that flight"?
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 21, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Future 797 single pilot?
Replies: 36
Views: 2305

Re: Future 797 single pilot?

Pilots don't get tired, the fatigue rules are robust :lol:
by goingnowherefast
Mon May 20, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore without the One List
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Encore without the One List

Swoop really works 20/21 days a month? I'm surprised anybody wants to work there.
by goingnowherefast
Mon May 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12465

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

You'll have to get your apprentice ticket too so you can change tires, check oil, button up cowlings, change light bulbs, etc.
by goingnowherefast
Sun May 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ferry flight down near Makkovik
Replies: 10
Views: 1924

Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

That area doesn't seem friendly to single engine piston airplanes, especially VFR.
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 18, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 115
Views: 10701

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

Put yourself in the other pilot's position and ask how you'd expect to be treated.

Not gonna happen, but what if Delta buys AC, how should that merger go. 3000 pilots vs 15000.
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 18, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

The parking brake is like any other aircraft system. Expect it to fail at some point, usually at an inconvenient time. Be ready to pull the power during the runup, guard the pedals with your toes. Use it as designed, but expect it to fail. Same goes for engines, instruments, props, landing gear, pre...
by goingnowherefast
Fri May 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

There is no annunciation, warning horn or any method on the 1900 that tells you that the parking brake is applied. It's not a transport category aircraft. I'm glad we have a bunch of 172 captains discussing parking brake procedures on a large twin turboprop. Especially, procrdures that are contrary ...
by goingnowherefast
Thu May 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada Buys Air Transat
Replies: 26
Views: 4036

Re: Air Canada Buys Air Transat

Rouge in it's current form disappears, "Transat-Rouge" takes over the vacation flying entirely. Allows AC to expand with the repatriated Rouge pilots. Lots of equipment shuffled around for optimisation. Will be interesting to see what happens with ACPA/ALPA. Won't be a CPA, cause of scope. Do Transa...
by goingnowherefast
Thu May 16, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 1859

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

There's to many different types of parking brake systems to post a hard and fast rule. Know your plane and operate it accordingly. I flew a plane with unassisted brakes that probably should have had them. It was near impossible to hold the required pressure on the pedals long enough to complete the ...
by goingnowherefast
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: Encore Requirements

The bank won't accept a PPC or shiny paint in lieu of a house down payment
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 14, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: Encore Requirements

If you were making 80 grand as a King Air captain, would you really want the job that pays 40 grand? With some exceptions, the answer is no.
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 14, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 44
Views: 5679

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Being aware of a failure mode, associated symptoms and to action a previously trained procedure is a lot different than not knowing the system even exists.
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 14, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12465

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

I bet the recently unionized employee groups are even happier that they're in a union now. Not just the pilots, but everyone. Some solid and legally binding work rules with a major change in management.
by goingnowherefast
Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12465

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

Isn't swoop only cheap because they're piggybacking on WJ? Discount planes, contract mx. "Borrow" all the expensive stuff from big brother to look cost effective on paper. ULCCs in Europe have ultra modern fleets so operating costs and fuel consumption are low. Except for swoop and the rest of Canad...
by goingnowherefast
Mon May 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12465

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

Privately owned companies can still have employee stock options. I know of at least one (non aviation) company that does it. Rules are a little more complicated, but it's still viable.

Hopefully they see the mess that is swoop and kill it before it wastes more money.
by goingnowherefast
Sun May 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats my market value
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: Whats my market value

40-50 grand in the FO seat and 60-70 in the captain seat. Once you have the ATPL, add another 10 grand, and after several hundred hours multi-PIC, add another 10 grand. For a total of 80-90 grand. I'd find pretty much any company that does charter work on King Airs. Avoid the dedicated medivac compa...
by goingnowherefast
Sun May 12, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: Encore Requirements

sstaurus wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:40 am
Ignore him, long time troll.
Yeah, I figured that out about one post too late.
by goingnowherefast
Sun May 12, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 1793

Re: Encore Requirements

Upgrade on the king air and get the pic time there? Or get a king air captain job somewhere else? Get your ATPL, and some command experience, then you'll have the experience and licenses to upgrade at a 705 company. Not true lightweight. Huh? Did they change the requirements to be captain of a two ...

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