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by mmm..bacon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thanksgiving?
Replies: 15
Views: 3125

Re: Thanksgiving?

The big question is if AC and WJ even want actual support. Financially. I imagine they for sure want the 14 day quarantine lifted but as for money, WJ is backed by ONEX and AC has quite a bit of cash on hand. Any government support would end up having to be equal among all carriers (Because of soci...
by mmm..bacon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bill Morneau resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 4582

Re: Bill Morneau resigns

IDGAF about blackface - after all, he was a drama teacher at the time; but I'd sure like to get dramatic with the gal who looks like she's just about to get groped...dayum!
by mmm..bacon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Blue Bird in Hot Water
Replies: 98
Views: 5315

Re: Blue Bird in Hot Water

Moses Ajala, 18, also from Nigeria, says he completed his Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training with Blue Bird in August of 2019 for roughly $25,000.
$25k for a private? Holy $hit. Someone's getting completely hosed, methinks.
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2112

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

Therefore, I started actually looking at the required fuel written down on the flight plan versus the actual fuel on the guages at some point prior to departure for every flight. At a previous company on one of the aircraft it was a checklist response to say the required fuel but at the most recent...
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3627

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

Latest information I've gleaned from 2nd and 3rd hand sources: Aborted takeoff from an unprepared strip (Perhaps a gravel bar - unclear) braked too hard, and flipped over..
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How to get rid of ACPA?
Replies: 222
Views: 33357

Re: How to get rid of ACPA?

Eddietheeagle wrote: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:10 am ACPA has to go....

Thoughts?
Better a devil you know?
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air
Replies: 13
Views: 2112

Re: TSB reports "Insufficient fuel" cause for Keewatin Air

Insufficient fuel, yes....and *multiple* opportunities to correct that. Wow! "The investigation found that the flight crew had multiple opportunities to identify the shortage of fuel on board the aircraft. Before takeoff, when the captain asked if the aircraft was ready for flight, the first officer...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC
Replies: 21
Views: 3627

Re: Fatal crash at Stave Lake airstrip BC

Landing? Takeoff? What happened? Any witnesses?

Sad - by all acounts a competent pilot, and well-liked person.
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Open the door, no thanks
Replies: 164
Views: 9594

Re: Open the door, no thanks

Yes Rockie, there are plenty of Chinese visitors in Chinatown and Chinese food stores in places like New York, SFO, Vancouver, etc. I know that likely comes as a surprise to you which is no surprise to me. So I have a lot more credibility that you and Mixturerich. Below is a link from the Chinese c...
by mmm..bacon
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6854

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

I'd fly that thing for free in return for the stiffy I'd get just from looking at it! :prayer:
by mmm..bacon
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Post-Simulator Quarantine?
Replies: 22
Views: 2573

Re: Post-Simulator Quarantine?

We had the same situation come up at my employer, also. I'm pretty sure that the flight crew exemption was intended to apply to operating flight crews, who are only away from Canada overnight, not people who are staying for a week, 10 days, etc...You're little different from a tourist at that point....
by mmm..bacon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 2064

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

tsgarp wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:33 pm Who here would be will to fly as a pax on a flight like that with no social distancing?
If it got me to Japan for some of that sweet, sweet Japanese snow? For a decent price, I'd sit between two Texans using seatbelt extenders! (wearing a mask, of course!)
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 9712

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

^Pelmet, no, although for people in their mid-80's, that is, of course, an unfortunate possibility. I was getting at the concept of 'Excess Mortality' - as outlined in Rockie's first link above yours. [As usual, I though that I had come up with a brilliant, original idea, only to find that someone o...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A mess to regain confidence.
Replies: 128
Views: 9712

Re: A mess to regain confidence.

Exactly...the perennial purveyors of doom will always be around. 466,000 dead world wide. 8400 dead in Canada. And of course the 120,000 dead in the US that is climbing by 1000 per day. Those deaths aren't in a vacuum, though...the 'real' death numbers would be the deaths caused by CV that are in e...
by mmm..bacon
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 3266

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

^ I see that your price has gone up, Pie..it used to be $500.
by mmm..bacon
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hanging up the headset... anyone done it ? Anyone thinking of it?
Replies: 27
Views: 5024

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

I'm lucky - got my first job in '97, and apart from seasonal layoffs in the early days, I've never been unemployed. Somehow I managed to luck into a job that has been unaffected by the current mess, so I'm counting my blessings. I've thought several times about hanging it up, and doing something els...
by mmm..bacon
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Quarantine will kill airlines and tourism
Replies: 26
Views: 5941

Re: Quarantine will kill airlines and tourism

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jun/05/british-airways-considers-legal-action-over-uk-quarantine This measure will push BA and possibly RyanAir and EazyJet over the edge. No airline can be expected to fly under such conditions and survive, I doubt that you'll see eloquent elegies and prof...
by mmm..bacon
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset recommendation?
Replies: 24
Views: 1624

Re: Headset recommendation?

I just bought a set of Bose QC35ii, and paired it with this mike: [url] https://avmike.leosounds.de/en-gb/home/[url] So far, it's been great. Just have to plug in the headset every few days to recharge the battery. Avmike is better than UFly mike, IMO, as it has a clip that secures the mike to the h...
by mmm..bacon
Wed May 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 4560

Re: That didn't take long...

Not only that, but where are you going to go with your fresh Beaver checkout in hand? It's not like there's a lineup at Air Canada..
by mmm..bacon
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Coronavirus Numbers
Replies: 377
Views: 45138

Re: Coronavirus Numbers

From a friend of mine who is an Orthopedic Surgeon: [Ok, he's not an epidemiologist, but he does have a fairly hight degree of medical training...] Diamond Princess 3711 people - ALL tested 21+ days in ship 2999 - negative (81%) 712 - positive (19%) 335 - no symptoms (47% or 9% of all) 377 - symptom...

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