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by co-joe
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pop-Up IFR
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: Pop-Up IFR

Used to do it all the time in air ambulace ops. Airborne in 30 minutes from the time of call doesn't leave much room to file 2 or 3 flight plans. If the patient was critical and brought out to the plane load and go and call in a flight plan airborne. Can't speak for other ACCs but yeg is the best in...
by co-joe
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Only two replied
Replies: 30
Views: 3241

Re: Only two replied

So you want me to pay your fuel costs to ferry your aeroplane, and pay my own travel, meals, and lodging? Why would anyone do that? Do I need to wash and wax the plane too? Do you want me to pay for the oil too, or is that covered?
by co-joe
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Restarts- Airlines
Replies: 44
Views: 7172

Re: Restarts- Airlines

Last month, Sunwing brought 40 pilots in to catch up some of the training backlog. All captains, just to clear the sim sessions and PPC that have gone by since they last flew. They are all back on furlough now, but at least they can hit the ground running in the fall when sun and fun flying resumes....
by co-joe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How bad is commuting
Replies: 51
Views: 5180

Re: How bad is commuting

... Now though, it's different as the airport fees have skyrocketed and you are looking at $42 one way and the frequency has all but disappeared. I am sure the number of flights back and forth will return in time, but right now, it's just not there. ... This is a charge that is really driving up co...
by co-joe
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chrono Aviation
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: Chrono Aviation

Wasn't the Playboy DC9 jet black?
by co-joe
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Covid
Topic: Are you vaccinated?
Replies: 156
Views: 7081

Re: Are you vaccinated?

telex wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:21 pm Don't be a weirdo. Mind your business.

Is your next poll asking who has the HIV?
Ha ha ha, I considered an "are you getting wifi or HBO in your brain now that you have the micro chip implanted?" question. I'm just honestly interested.
by co-joe
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How bad is commuting
Replies: 51
Views: 5180

Re: How bad is commuting

I've had a few $1000 months commuting. Always going in the night before, and coming home shit can tired the day after a pairing. Covid has really changed things with Air BnB's all wanting 2 night minimum with the extra cleaning protocols, that alone is making the crew rate at the hotel the cheaper o...
by co-joe
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Covid
Topic: Are you vaccinated?
Replies: 156
Views: 7081

Are you vaccinated?

Just looking to get a picture of where aviation professionals and Avcanada degenerates alike are, on the getting poked.
by co-joe
Fri May 28, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Getting that first flight instructor job - advise request
Replies: 22
Views: 4141

Re: Getting that first flight instructor job - advise request

My experience 20 years ago was that if the school that does your instructor rating isn't willing to hire you, you've set yourself up for a much more difficult road ahead. Its a shitty spot to be in, because the schools who have a class 1 will always try to hire their own grads first, you can't freel...
by co-joe
Fri May 28, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How valuable is soaring experience?
Replies: 31
Views: 2393

Re: How valuable is soaring experience?

Blakey wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 4:23 am Get yourself on the other end of the rope!
This.

Learning to glide is a way in, to driving the tow plane which is a good way to put PIC hours in your log book.
by co-joe
Tue May 18, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Cargojet
Topic: ALPA Criticizes Cargojet
Replies: 59
Views: 10417

Re: ALPA Criticizes Cargojet

My gut says strike now before the jobs leave Canada for good. But I'm not at the table... This government will not lift a finger to help pilots. If Amazon pressures CJ to resolve the issue and they can't or won't maybe Flightcraft can get back in the game, or either of the big guys can...
by co-joe
Sun May 16, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: RCAF looking overseas to fill pilot shortage
Replies: 39
Views: 4259

Re: RCAF looking overseas to fill pilot shortage

I'll add to that. Offering "part time" (reserve) positions would do wonders for the Air Force. Doesn't the National Guard in the USA do that? The air national guard is exactly what Canada needs. Buy 20 vipers, base them in cities people actually want to live in, use that as a carrot dangl...
by co-joe
Thu May 13, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Seniority Travel
Replies: 54
Views: 6289

Re: Seniority Travel

Not sure why commuters deserve priority. They (me) made a choice not to live where they work. Why should that be rewarded? Some flights have 10+ commuters on them, I think it would be grossly unfair for a person traveling on vacation to be bumped on flight after flight by commuters. Usually people ...
by co-joe
Thu May 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Implementation of New B-737 Recommended Training - Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) No. 2021-05
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Implementation of New B-737 Recommended Training - Civil Aviation Safety Alert (CASA) No. 2021-05

We all just got that email from TC, It's a very general overview of the same training that all Max operators have been doing with Boeing over the past few months.
by co-joe
Thu May 13, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Is Navajo an entry job?
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

Re: Is Navajo an entry job?

No, I would not consider a Pa31 an entry level job unless its right seat. It's a lot of aeroplane, and it can get you into a lot of trouble very quickly. Day VFR survey is easier than hardball IFR, but it comes with its own challenges. Flying lines is very precise work, and contracts are bid very co...
by co-joe
Thu May 13, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Metro & Cirrus midair - Colorado
Replies: 26
Views: 2810

Re: Metro & Cirrus midair - Colorado

The Metro is so loud the pilot didn't even know he'd been in a mid air or that the T roof was open. He thought he had an engine failure. :lol:
by co-joe
Wed May 12, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Interesting Flap Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 875

Re: Interesting Flap Issue

I wonder if a checklist directed them to retract the flaps or if they just did it out of reflex?
by co-joe
Wed May 12, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When to include a cover letter
Replies: 10
Views: 1131

Re: When to include a cover letter

Always. But know your audience.
by co-joe
Tue May 11, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Age 67 or 69
Replies: 47
Views: 5247

Re: Age 67 or 69

fish4life wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:11 pm I’m sure they could be assigned to the Q400 at jazz since that spends most of its time in domestic airspace. That would be a good compromise
Too cruel
by co-joe
Sun May 09, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: OMNR Tanker gear up
Replies: 87
Views: 8018

Re: OMNR Tanker gear up

I'm pretty sure I can think of at least a few times the flapless training scenario has led to a gear up landing. You're expecting a higher than normal approach speed, a lower than normal power setting to slow down, and you're preoccupied with the failure, and you get hot and high and get distracted....

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