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by goingnowherefast
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 67
Views: 10980

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

@55h a 787capt is pulling only about 15500/month.... Was about 22500 at 80h And then you folks all wonder why nobody listens to the crybaby pilots whining about poor wages... Instead of complaining and bitching that others make more, maybe be happy for them and work towards improving your own pay. ...
by goingnowherefast
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Good Riddance GGN
Replies: 44
Views: 8358

Re: Good Riddance GGN

Are we going to be bombarded by hiring ads soon?
by goingnowherefast
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 4060

Re: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?

And people wonder why the pilot shortage existed. Pilots are treated like crap the second there's a surplus, treated as a liability when there's a shortage. It's a messy business, and I can't blame anyone for leaving. Except maybe the executives who can't be bothered to treat pilots like human beings.
by goingnowherefast
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DC-3 Went off Runway
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

Re: DC-3 Went off Runway

Yes these guys still have a job, but I bet they wish it was for a company with a better safety record. Brakes breaking is small compared to their other issues. Hopefully they're getting those issues cleaned up and become that safer company.
by goingnowherefast
Thu May 28, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 72
Views: 6319

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Maybe the NavCanada's controller union should represent pilots as well, since they've done so well to match international pay rates. The controllers are weathering this crisis fairly well, that's great for them. Now what can we pilots do to better our collective situation. I too have been rather dis...
by goingnowherefast
Wed May 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's the cruise speed of a Cessna 180 on floats?
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: What's the cruise speed of a Cessna 180 on floats?

Late model (large cabin) with 2960s and O-470 with 260hp mod at 23 squared was about 120-125mph
by goingnowherefast
Fri May 22, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 23
Views: 3326

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

AC They're the only one that seems to have a recovery plan. Everyone else seems to be muddling along all doom and gloom with no real plan or optimism. CHR will be follow along with AC because of Jazz. But yes, diversify. Our paychecks comes from the aviation industry, investing in aviation seems to ...
by goingnowherefast
Fri May 22, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Extended furlough and going back up North
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Re: Extended furlough and going back up North

The north won't be hiring for a while either. Even if they do, it will probably be the people who left most recently and on good terms.
by goingnowherefast
Fri May 22, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 10173

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

How about a Tudor 2? Modernise the airframe, new avionics, modern engine (more efficient, more reliable). Basically what happened with the Twin Otter
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 12, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: 100 LL fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 1392

Re: 100 LL fuel

Sounds good to use in a dirtbike, lawnmower, carbureted motorcycle, once you drain the water and check for tank corrosion. Wouldn't use it in an airplane. Even then, you'll be changing spark plugs for lead fowling. I ran a generator off avgas for a day before it started misfiring. No modern engines...
by goingnowherefast
Thu May 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 3926

Re: That didn't take long...

shimmydampner wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 10:58 am
Who parker pens air time? Jeez, pen whip flight time like a gentleman.
I knew a guy who added air time frequently. Company was building a case to fire the guy when he up and quit with no notice. Everybody was happy!
by goingnowherefast
Thu May 07, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 3614

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

What's the transition altitude/level in northern domestic airspace? Certantly no mountains in the Arctic (sarcasm)! :rolleyes: In southern domestic airspace, I don't understand why the transition altitude isn't 10,000 or 12,000 to encompass pressurized airplanes and the performance/range typical of ...
by goingnowherefast
Wed May 06, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 10386

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Military pilots have significantly higher quantity and quality of training compared to civilian pilots. It's also training to the military mission and that aircraft type. A civilian Commercial Multi-IFR is pretty non-specific training and only 250hrs. Do 5 hours of additional training in a King Air,...
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5517

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

I believe the DH8-106s (basically the Q100s) had the mini-isle as well, but I've been wrong before. Does Jazz have any of those?
by goingnowherefast
Tue May 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Building and selling of kit aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 1379

Re: Building and selling of kit aircraft

I'd be surprised if you could turn a profit at this in Canada. The value of the completed aircraft is roughly equivilant to the value of the combined parts. Really no profit margin, or compensation for assembly time. 40 grand on the airframe, 40 grand on engine, 10 grand prop, 10 grand avionics, 5 g...
by goingnowherefast
Mon May 04, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Duty regs extentions
Replies: 17
Views: 2984

Re: Duty regs extentions

There's no change in the Gazette
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 02, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5517

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

Dash 8 100 and probably the earlier 300 models require a space above the bags for a person to crawl above the baggage with a fire extinguisher. The later versions have a divider making a mini isle in the back. Also depends on what category of cargo compartment, A, B, C or D. I'm no expert on cargo c...
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56543

Re: The Return to Normal?

If routes aren't flying (and useful frequency/connections) customers can't book the flight. If nobody's booking flights, aren't going to add capacity. It's a vicious catch-22.
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet stll hiring
Replies: 58
Views: 12377

Re: Cargojet stll hiring

Joepilot76 wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 1:23 pm
I am a type rated 76 capt and will most definitely not be submitting an application. It's a slippery slope....
Could offer yourself as a contract pilot, and set your own rates. If they don't want to pay the rates you require, then that's their problem.
by goingnowherefast
Sat May 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 32344

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

If maintenance gives me a signout of "ground test serviceable" or "no faults found", I'm pretty quick to write a more detailed snag the next time it fails. Might take some pictures with my phone. This little back and forth can only go on for so long before it's a reoccuring defect, and requires more...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs
Replies: 20
Views: 5262

Re: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs

Airlines are typically slow to recover from an economic crisis. When someone's rent is overdue and a carpentry job becomes available, well, they change careers out of necessity and the airline now lost a pilot that will probably turn down the recall.
by goingnowherefast
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 25
Views: 5517

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

This mod leaves the seat tracks, windows, overheaed bins and everything still intact. Basically takes the seats out and strap down cargo to the seat tracks instead. The isle needs to be open because fire supression will be people walking down the isle with a fire extinguisher. There's no weight redu...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs
Replies: 20
Views: 5262

Re: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs

Even a 90 day temporary lay-off requires training, just watch for green Dash 8's doing circuits in YWG in a few months. What is a DH8 cycle worth, plus fuel, plus landing fees x 3 per pilot! That can't be cheap. What about the pilots that don't come back and work somewhere else instead. There will l...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy
Replies: 29
Views: 4986

Re: Lufthansa May file for bankruptcy

I wonder if bankruptcy will be used to open up contracts and give everyone a haircut. If so, expect others to follow the example. I'm not saying I like it or support it, just that I've seen some history. We switched to an employer market and they will ask for concessions. Since half of the airlines...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs
Replies: 20
Views: 5262

Re: Perimeter/Bearskin layoffs

Hahaha, that' good.

Couldn't Bear-imeter use the CEWS to retain most of their employees? Cutting 50% of their pilots will be quite expensive to recover from when it's time to start flying again.

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