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by whipline
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 4538

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

Throw some winds in, throw some enroute weather in, throw no close alternate airports in. Now enjoy your stopover somewhere other then your destination. Then throw in new duty regs and enjoy a night on OMG’s dime.
by whipline
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 104039

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

I don’t have any skin in the game but from the outside I’d say AT is much better positioned to get through Covid. Next question is do the AT pilots still want to join AC?

The big margins in the vacation business is hotels and peripherals. Do it yourselves and never look back.
by whipline
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Will Flair/Sunwing survive
Replies: 26
Views: 6165

Re: Will Flair/Sunwing survive

Gilles and Boeing are correct. Add to that aircraft purchasing/leases, fuel, insurance even down to the price of ACARS. Joint ventures into hotels which in turn led Sunwing to starting their own hotel chain in 2011. https://www.bluediamondresorts.com/about-us/about-us Oh and don’t forget about Sunwi...
by whipline
Mon May 25, 2020 5:57 am
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%

Not for profit are some of the worst run enterprises. If navcan was treated like a business there would be massive cuts like everywhere else. If not they would be bankrupt or heading at the speed of light towards it. Saying your fees haven’t risen in the past 15 years only means one thing. They were...
by whipline
Sat May 16, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 353
Views: 56551

Re: The Return to Normal?

Out of curiosity altiplano how much money should the company lose before you feel it’s necessary to hit the panic button?

How long do you think AC has before it’s filing for CCAA at its current burn rate?
by whipline
Mon May 04, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 79 Airplanes Retired
Replies: 104
Views: 28333

Re: 79 Airplanes Retired

I don’t think a lot of you are understanding the cash burn rate or the major shit the industry is in as a whole. AC only requires about 300 pilots right now. You should be talking about avoiding CCAA rather then duty regs.
by whipline
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 97110

Re: Layoffs

Only way to do it would be by aircraft type. And I’m sure it’s being discussed.
by whipline
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: All Pilot Layoff
Replies: 9
Views: 8351

Re: All Pilot Layoff

There’s no more sun destination flying. Countries are closing borders. This is inevitable. It’s going to happen to every Canadian carrier. Get ready for it.

Sunwing isn’t out of business. Just on pause until this crap passes.
by whipline
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1740

Re: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?

No one can answer that question other then you. If your doing well now with a good work/life balance I’d say just get your own airplane and fly it around. Way more fun then flying commercially. It turns into a job like everything else.

Whip
by whipline
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8713

Re: Westjet CYHZ

I ran the numbers, ball parking a landing weight of 63,000kgs. Using the talpa arc (1500 feet) medium braking or 3 (best case) flap 40 and 2 engine reverse it came up with 8150 feet for max auto brake. 11 knot tailwind 12 knot crosswind. Most NG are good for 15 knot tailwind landings. Max x-wind wou...
by whipline
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 100785

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Just ask the questions here? No secret about bases. Looks like our Canadian permanent bases just grew by 1. It’s now YVR, YYC, YYZ, YUL and YQB. Bid is currently open for YYC base. We’re hiring another 100 pilots. Summer bases are finalized last part of January. It’s travel service we always wait fo...
by whipline
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?
Replies: 15
Views: 3704

Re: Why can they get passenger rights but no proper rest and fatigue rules?

Watch what you wish for. The EU regs aren’t much better then Canada. And it takes way more time to figure out. Shorter days also lead to more days worked and less days off. What do you think needs changing? I think all we need is lowering duty day length with increased sectors and limiting night tim...
by whipline
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

Two different companies 47. I was there when it was Canadian then AC. This accident was a long time ago. Not under the most recent management. But again I was on the 1900 side. The only thing we were “forced” to do was taxi aircraft all over the airport for positioning. When the current ex Georgian ...
by whipline
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

Certainly not my experience from Georgian. Prior to this accident the caravan had one fatal crash in Barrie and a near fatal in north bay. There were numerous memos stating the caravan operation was to shut down if their was known ice or forecast ice. How would the lady in Pelee know what mr price s...
by whipline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 2306

Re: ADS-B

Did you read my link? Navcanada is teaming up with uvionics to make a one antenna system on the wing tip. Covers reception from space and the ground. I also think their tail position light would work as well.

Whip
by whipline
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ADS-B
Replies: 26
Views: 2306

Re: ADS-B

I’m waiting for this. I was going to buy a garmin unit but was told to wait. No clear word on diversity.

https://uavionix.com/testing-sbx/
by whipline
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4311

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

I have no clue what your finances are like. But you might want to try secondary lenders, I’ll get to that in a second. I remember sitting with my banker years ago and saying it’s BS I can’t use per diem towards mortgages or loans. He said the bank will look at it if it’s been more then two years. Th...
by whipline
Thu May 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 11024

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

You didn’t control sending a cheque for 30,000 to jetsgo? You didn’t control accepting a job trying to bypass everyone at WJ/encore? Okie Dokie
by whipline
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 6216

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

Please stop calling it “Sunwing’s”. We only have 1 wing.

Oh and we don’t hire pilots because they took an 8 month course.

Whip
by whipline
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair cancelling flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3022

Re: Flair cancelling flights

You want a great Canadian company? Huge success story? Sunwing!! Started from nothing less then 20 years ago. Now the largest tour company in North America. I have more bad news for you. Just because you didn’t book your southern vacation through Sunwing, doesn’t mean your not giving them your money...
by whipline
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair cancelling flights
Replies: 25
Views: 3022

Re: Flair cancelling flights

Your compairing Sunwing to Flair? WTF? Show me the Sunwing cancelled flights to Florida? Actually show me one cancelled flight EVER in 15 years at Sunwing. Were you comparing companies? One of them is the largest tour company in North America with 3 billion in sales that’s 49% owned by the largest t...
by whipline
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 100785

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

We actually stopped hiring because practically no one was leaving. The only place I can see anyone going is air Canada. You’d have to be brain dead to leave for westjet now.

I have no idea when the next course will be. Nothings been announced

Whip
by whipline
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 100785

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

As I suspected we’re looking for captains now. Some immediately..for July. Last number I heard was a need for 60 captains internal or external.

Amazing how things change

Whip
by whipline
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 100785

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Good question. I suspect it’s a bit of senior FO’s not wanting to have a “bad” schedule and getting last choice of deployed bases and all the hiring that’s taken place in the last few years. Senior FO’s make equivalent of 130-150g and pick their schedules. I’d give it a second thought as well. Lifes...
by whipline
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 100785

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

In fact the upgrade slots weren’t filled. Which might mean direct entry Captains.

Whip

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