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by goingnowherefast
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31637

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

SARS happened shortly after 9/11. There weren't any pilot jobs already. As was said before, AC has 900 vacancies, WJ has a lot as well. Jazz and Encore are feeding both despite their own shortages. Then there's all the smaller carriers. There's probably 2000+ pilot job openings available today in Ca...
by goingnowherefast
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: AIR BRAVO
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: AIR BRAVO

Didn't they get reamed out in the Ontario Parliament a few years back because they were too cheap to get a satellite phone and a patient died? Imagine how they treat their pilots if they're that cheap.
by goingnowherefast
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15533

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

Stall the plane at 300', does that count as a CFIT or loss of control?
by goingnowherefast
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYKZ not Falcon Friendly
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: CYKZ not Falcon Friendly

They wanted a convertable.
by goingnowherefast
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 333
Views: 23601

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Doesn't CAE run some flight schools elsewhere in the world? Cadet programs under JAA and maybe FAA parts of the world? Didn't really pay much attention as I didn't care. I'd imagine Jazz is the cheap one in this story. CAE would happily do whatever training the customer wants to PAY for. As for the ...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15533

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

What are you advocating for? Busting mins cause there's currently no tractor disabled on the runway? Where I fly, if I miss, I've got 2 or 3 airports in mind and probably 5 within fuel range. Hopefully somebody (ATC) will tell me that there's a plane disabled on the runway before I get too far heade...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5314

Re: Westjet Delta JV

I didn't believe it either until I tried to book that on AC's website. It didn't let me, so Sharklaser is correct. You could make 2 seperate bookings. That's a PITA and nobody will do that. Still permitted to book SEA - YYZ - LHR on AC where the big US 3 want you to book the trip with them. The Del...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15533

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

If you're gonna run out of gas, busting mins is legal. The PIC can do what they deem necessary in cases of emergency and that includes a fuel emergency. Just be prepared to answer some questions afterwards. I'd argue you could have a fuel emergency with lots of gas in the tanks if the weather at all...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5314

Re: Westjet Delta JV

I didn't believe it either until I tried to book that on AC's website. It didn't let me, so Sharklaser is correct. You could make 2 seperate bookings. That's a PITA and nobody will do that. Still permitted to book SEA - YYZ - LHR on AC where the big US 3 want you to book the trip with them. The Delt...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: DEC
Replies: 76
Views: 7819

Re: DEC

That works well for Porter; YQT, YOW and YHZ. Only YTZ is a common city with other airlines' bases. Porter can attract those who don't want to move to an unaffordable city or commute.

Do it right and they could even save on hotel costs.
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31637

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

As long as the CFOs don't add to the fearmongering, then we'll be okay. Publically telling his airline to prepare for financial hardship probably did as much damage as the effects of the virus. Most airlines have a shortage of airplanes (capacity) due to the MAX, so shift that capacity somewhere els...
by goingnowherefast
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: DEC
Replies: 76
Views: 7819

Re: DEC

I wouldn't be surprised if you see a number of medevac/Perimiter/Wasaya/Bearskin Captains leave to go to Jazz if they were one of the people with aspirations for AC and thought their seat at those companies would get them there. Or if they just didn't want to take a pay cut to the FO positions befo...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5314

Re: Westjet Delta JV

It makes sense. All 6th Freedom stuff. Want to fly Seattle to JFK? Book on AC connect through YYZ. The big US 3 are right to be pissed. AC is also feeding US travellers through YYZ and YUL to Europe and through YVR to Asia. Problem is AC needs to serve a ton of US cities. Delta wants to feed it's in...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: DEC
Replies: 76
Views: 7819

Re: DEC

Would the 3 year, 1500hr instructor even pass the PIC assessment? They don't even know what a condition lever is. The guy flying corporate jets around the world probably isn't interested in Jazz, especially to be at the bottom of the reserve list for 80k/year. I'm legimately curious, are there any D...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11214

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

It's not the normal operations I'm worried about, not even the typical abnormal or emergency procedures. Shutting off an engine on a transport category airplane isn't that scary. Most things in the QRH aren't all that difficult to handle with proper training. It's the unscripted, unforseeable events...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What changes do modern aircraft make to lower fuel consumption?
Replies: 12
Views: 550

Re: What changes do modern aircraft make to lower fuel consumption?

Most airliners already have glider wings. Just look at the few instances of total engine failure on airliners. They managed to glide considerable distance, and typically were high/fast (too much kinetic and potential energy) on arrival to the runway. If they're such good gliders, how come they fly a...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15533

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

I've departed numerious times to an airport with crap weather. Sometimes the weather improved, other times I executed a missed approach then diverted to a suitable alternate. Rarely the weather reached the approach ban and I simply diverted before even starting the approach. However, I have NEVER cr...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15533

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

The insurance company probably owns the wreckage. They'll now try to mitigate their losses by selling it. I'm sure the folks in Oshkosh will be interested. Who gets it will depend on who has the highest bid. Yes the data plate is still good, likely so is a portion of the airframe. Combine that with ...
by goingnowherefast
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 333
Views: 23601

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

People wear sandals flying lots of DeHavilland products. Dash-2, Dash-3, Dash-6, Why would a Dash-8 be any different? 8)
by goingnowherefast
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet Delta JV
Replies: 23
Views: 5314

Re: Westjet Delta JV

WJ should pay Delta rates :lol:
by goingnowherefast
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 15533

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

Rumour I heard is that one was a write-off and wasn't going to be rebuilt. That could be wrong or may have changed.
by goingnowherefast
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11214

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

Pay is generally with years of service. Seniority is relative to the other pilots in the same position. Similar, but unrelated concepts. The best way to improve the system would be to have a fromula that rewards loyalty and experience. A pay bump with every 500hrs on type/similar type along with a Y...
by goingnowherefast
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11214

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

"Now you can get a crappy-paying airline job with hardly any hours!! Win!" why is that? I guess that's a two part question 1. Why are pilots settling for such crappy pay? 2. Why is the pay so low that only low time pilots are interested? Is there anything the airlines could do to ensure a steady st...
by goingnowherefast
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....
Replies: 17
Views: 2271

Re: Meanwhile... in the US pilots are still getting paid....

Cut the bottom 8 years off the pay scales and add them to the top. Then everybody goes up 8 years, everybody gets a pay raise and everybody is happy.

I hope Cargojet, Morningstar, ACPA and WJ ALPA are noticing this. Actually ALPA in general since UPS isn't with them.
by goingnowherefast
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speedbird lives up to the name.
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

Re: Speedbird lives up to the name.

Doesn't the 747 have a fairly high cruise speed anyway? Is there any airliner designed to go near, or over M0.9 in regular service?

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