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by GRK2
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 9329

Re: Boeing Max.

Hahahahaha, spoken like a die hard Airbus pilot. (Who has never left the shoreline and worked in a "Non American" environment.) I have, and it's positively stunning what passes for competency in some parts of the world. If you believe it was a Boeing only decision to keep the common type, maybe give...
by GRK2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 242
Views: 73532

Re: Canada Jetlines

Do they have THIS yet? "The Agency is the authority for Canada that issues licences to operate publicly available air services. The Agency issues licences to operate domestic air services to Canadian applicants. It also issues licences to operate scheduled and non-scheduled international services to...
by GRK2
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 1984

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

This how a teaching point disguised as "good airmanship" along with a cultural (to be read as, this is how we did at my last place, you need to know this or I'll mark you as incompetent") acceptance of an instructional policy shift causes a near crash in a heavy jet. The day before the incident, the...
by GRK2
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "it's just good airmanship"
Replies: 31
Views: 1984

Re: "it's just good airmanship"

Training and SOP there is no excuse not to know but in my mind it's got nothing to do with airman ship. You can be a great pilot but have shity airman ship, which usually boils down to ego and thinking one can walk on water. Hmmm...I would suggest a rethink of that final statement. Pretty hard to b...
by GRK2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bereavement
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Bereavement

Context matters. Like if you are in the Arctic working for a small company and your grandma in Southern Ontario dies are you going to expect a week off to travel 3 days each way and 1 day for the funeral. Meanwhile your airplane stays grounded the whole time because there is no one to replace you. ...
by GRK2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13102

Re: Who will bid the A220?

No. I’m not advocating you take a reduction in pay. Not at all. And I didn’t say that either. I simply find it hard to believe nav pay would even be a reality in this day and age. Having re-read my remarks I appreciate how my written words have come across. To be honest I haven’t a clue what your C...
by GRK2
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age
Replies: 13
Views: 3071

Re: AC Pilots vs AC F/As : retirement age

"He must have ticked all the boxes with a high level of education, and a few thousand hours to get on at 19." He ticked the "my daddy was a captain" box. :goodman: Meh...likely "Straight Outta Seneca"...into the side seat on the 727 0r DC8...it wasn't uncommon when I was getting underway with my ow...
by GRK2
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 27380

Re: 737 max

Manoeuvring the aircraft using rudder will result in yaw and a secondary roll response – with Flight path Heading Sideslip Angle Fig 1: Rudder induced sideslip According to Boeing the Primary uses for rudder input are in crosswind operations, directional control on takeoff or roll out and in the eve...
by GRK2
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37655

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly," Trump tweeted. "Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better." "Split second decisions are need...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37655

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Wow...pretty cold. How about you don't talk about your awesome business prowess here on this site? :roll: Nothing cold or prowess related about buying into a long term investment. Because they happened to be the manufacturer of the aircraft that crashed has nothing to do with investing in them. Let...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37655

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Wow...pretty cold. How about you don't talk about your awesome business prowess here on this site? :roll:
by GRK2
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7003

Re: FO taxiing

In addition, and this should be noted, when you get that heavy jet Captain job overseas...guess how much time your FO might have? About as much time as the majority of European FOs who do get to taxi. It's funny to see what people are capable of when you train them properly. You still haven't answe...
by GRK2
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7003

Re: FO taxiing

Sure, but that is no argument for why FO's can't taxi during CAVOK days. Someone needs more instructor time to be comfortable with someone else manipulating the controls :twisted: Actually I AM one. You wouldn't believe what I've seen when it comes to "driving" a heavy wide body on the ground. In A...
by GRK2
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7003

Re: FO taxiing

As Complex implies...it's waaay easier to fly the damn thing than to get it to the CAT II or III holding point on Low Vis Ops, or correspondingly find your way in after that CAT III A or B landing, or to find the bloody stand at your major airport after a 12 hour plus day. Sure, but that is no argu...
by GRK2
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7003

Re: FO taxiing

As Complex implies...it's waaay easier to fly the damn thing than to get it to the CAT II or III holding point on Low Vis Ops, or correspondingly find your way in after that CAT III A or B landing, or to find the bloody stand at your major airport after a 12 hour plus day. Sure, but that is no argu...
by GRK2
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FO taxiing
Replies: 54
Views: 7003

Re: FO taxiing

As Complex implies...it's waaay easier to fly the damn thing than to get it to the CAT II or III holding point on Low Vis Ops, or correspondingly find your way in after that CAT III A or B landing, or to find the bloody stand at your major airport after a 12 hour plus day. I always give the sector(s...
by GRK2
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients
Replies: 4
Views: 1715

Re: Airbus abandons iconic A380 superjumbo, lacking clients

‪Just hours after Airbus announced they will be canceling the A380 production in 2021, Emirates announced a new order for 70 new aircraft: 40 A330-900neos and 30 A350-900XWB.‬

Not dead yet it would seem...
by GRK2
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Why you might want to dump fuel if you can
Replies: 16
Views: 1751

Re: Why you might want to dump fuel if you can

The overweight landing was probably the smart decision knowing what caused the first engine problem. I'd have trust issues with the other engine as well. Leaving the gear down (unless there was some logical reason) and poor airspeed control are my questions. Don't they practice this maneuver in the...
by GRK2
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Seeking Captains to fly in Asia
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

Re: Seeking Captains to fly in Asia

Seeking Captains to fly in Asia...

Well...it DID say Asia...(sorry Eric, I couldn't resist! :rolleyes: )

So to back Capt. Janson up...exactly where and for whom? I would like to know a little more as well.

GRK
by GRK2
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 13286

Re: Skylease Cargo 747 Runway Overrun YHZ Nov 7, 2018

It would be interesting to know what their landing weight was. Some of these aircraft can be more difficult to land at light weights than at medium to heavy weights. There can be artificially high approach speeds due to VMC considerations leading to a tendency to float(although once down, stopping ...
by GRK2
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 11403

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

This has nothing to do at all with CRA scammers and their ilk. This is about THC, Alcohol, TC, AC, WS and what would count as impairment levels, second hand smoke and how to test for it etc. The Indian GCAA requires an alcohol test before AND after each flight. Speaks volumes about the drinking cult...
by GRK2
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 11043

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

It has nothing to do with ranking or grandiose attitudes, bottom line is your taking a job away from someone else because your airline is too cheap to hire a proper ground crew and instead sells it as "One in, all in! Were a team and a family! Everyone helps!" propaganda. That's the most ridiculous...
by GRK2
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: never mind
Replies: 15
Views: 2820

Re: Attn: Dan Adamus

Wow. Maybe if you actually didn't seem so impaired when you post, people might take you seriously? As it looks (by your
rather childish rant) you're already well on your way!
by GRK2
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61325

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

From an employee and retiree standby perspective, the average seems to be about 5 people per flight, but with a lot of variability, so on a -700 it should be about 50/50 split between crew and non-crew grooming. If non-crew employees or retirees on a given flight are not grooming,I would write them ...

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