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by co-joe
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: NY Times Max opinion
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: NY Times Max opinion

The 737 Max of today — a 143-foot-long plane seating more than 230 people — is a very different aircraft from the humble 737 of the 1960s, which was only 94 feet long and seated no more than 118. But the current regulatory system allows for significant modifications of an aircraft design without re...
by co-joe
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: This doesn’t help the bottom line
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: This doesn’t help the bottom line

In my assessment, it appears to me that Swoop (a bad idea for the limited Canadian travel market) is just an anchor tied to the ankles of Westjet, an airline weighed down by enormous debt, and both are swimming in a sea of competitive uncertainty. Somehow, this isn’t going to end well. It’s just a ...
by co-joe
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Inflation in Canada spikes to 2.4%
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Inflation in Canada spikes to 2.4%

2.4% not including fuel, housing, transportation, or the actual cost of living...
by co-joe
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 23
Views: 2375

Re: King Air crash in US

Step on the bug?
by co-joe
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 35
Views: 2208

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

The toughest CATSA people by far I've ever met are in Comox. Zero chill in that workspace. Even compared to the dude who grabbed my penis twice during pat down in LAX. He was nice by comparison. I kind of felt like offering to buy him a drink after. Seriously though, just wear the uniform through se...
by co-joe
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Leave of absence
Replies: 9
Views: 2156

Re: Leave of absence

I have been told that AC only had to pay the grounded Max pilots for 3 months, after that they are not getting a pay cheque at all? The company offered pilots the opportunity to go back to their previous type short term if they only needed a recurrent course, I haven't heard how many took the back s...
by co-joe
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: The head of a major pilots' union will criticize Boeing's training in front of Congress
Replies: 5
Views: 1154

Re: The head of a major pilots' union will criticize Boeing's training in front of Congress

Thanks for the cut and paste. I have to have my ad blocker turned up full blast to combat all these Air Georgian banners and the news sites won't let me look at their content. :lol:
by co-joe
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Traffic you cant explain

Lens flare/ghost? Quite common with a very bright object seen through multiple lenses or panes of glass. The curved glass of the truck windshield might have refracted the reflection of the 737 to a smaller point and the partial double reflection off the interior of the panes might have transposed i...
by co-joe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traffic you cant explain
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Traffic you cant explain

I think I almost got hit by a meteor once. It's the only logical thing to explain what I saw. Middle of the night Inuvik to Edmonton City Centre, captain was asleep as were the medic, and the patient. I saw a super bright light start stationary at 11 o'clock high, come straight at us, and pass off o...
by co-joe
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900 operators in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: 1900 operators in Canada

Northern Air tried it as a bariatric machine. In the end the medics loved it, but the fuel bill is huge compared to a B250C or even B350C (with cargo doors) and meeting accelerate stop, accelerate go, and net take off flight path means it can't go into half the strips in the province.
by co-joe
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F bomb on hot mic
Replies: 17
Views: 3860

Re: F bomb on hot mic

One of my coworkers did that on yyc ground. I was furiously tapping on the comm to show him the tx lit up, I yelled you'r mic is open, and he goes and says "oh @#$! my mic is stuck"... nice. east ground was not amused.
by co-joe
Fri May 31, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3596

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

How would that help? If I read it correctly, the downpayment is not an issue, it is the income to pay off the mortgage that worries the banks. Well the OP didn't mention what part of the equation was the issue. He just says he can't get a mortgage on the shit money he makes. Maybe more of a down pa...
by co-joe
Fri May 31, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3596

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Adam Oake corrected me that it's 25 k from your rsp on the first time home buyer, good catch. Just for the sake of discussion, if you haven't explored this option look at rsp loans. Basically you can borrow to put into your own rsp's but you have to be able to pay the loan back within one year. You ...
by co-joe
Fri May 31, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Canadian North vs Regionals
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

Re: Canadian North vs Regionals

The only requirement I know of is 3500 total time. I was told by a Boeing FO that it was a hard requirement for him to reach before being allowed to bid left seat on the dash internally. I'd assume it applies to external hires as well.
by co-joe
Wed May 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3596

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Take that pre diem and save it for the down payment. The bank doesn't see it as income until it's locked into an RSP or is at least cash on hand. You and your partner can each take 30k out of rsp's under 1st time home buyer program, then save another 20k and you'll have the 20% (80K) for a 400k home...
by co-joe
Wed May 29, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 3596

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Take that pre diem and save it for the down payment. The bank doesn't see it as income until it's locked into an RSP or is at least cash on hand. You and your partner can each take 30k out of rsp's under 1st time home buyer program, then save another 20k and you'll have the 20% (80K) for a 400k home...
by co-joe
Mon May 27, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 30
Views: 2279

Re: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown

What happens in an essentially centreline thrust aircraft when you shut down an engine at cruise speed? You slow down a bit? What happens if you have the buckets deploy at cruise power? Sounds like they weren't sure and played it safe. I'd call that a win. Wrong. There is a procedure for the situat...
by co-joe
Mon May 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown
Replies: 30
Views: 2279

Re: Reverser Light Leads to Engine Shutdown

What happens in an essentially centreline thrust aircraft when you shut down an engine at cruise speed? You slow down a bit?

What happens if you have the buckets deploy at cruise power?

Sounds like they weren't sure and played it safe. I'd call that a win.
by co-joe
Sun May 26, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Salary, benefits, and reality.
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

Re: Salary, benefits, and reality.

Pilots are attracted by metal, money, and schedule. Typically a cool metal carrot dangle goes way further in attracting people.
by co-joe
Sun May 26, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Canadian North vs Regionals
Replies: 14
Views: 2790

Re: Canadian North vs Regionals

What you have to realise if you consider CN is that; in the last oil boom, they hired a lot of young pilots and then in 2014 layed off a lot. Most of the jet captains are in their 30's and 40's so unless you are in your 20's, or the company doubles in size, you won't live long enough to ever see the...
by co-joe
Fri May 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Beginning of Transat wave?
Replies: 71
Views: 11167

Re: Beginning of Transat wave?

I suspect the top execs worry about more than what unions represent one employee group. They probably don't even care. I suspect those execs know the best way to destabilise a pilot group is keep them in fighting as long and possible so that they don't get organised. Divide and conquer at its most ...
by co-joe
Sat May 18, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Any chance we just lost our AC flow?
Replies: 16
Views: 3316

Re: Any chance we just lost our AC flow?

Not all the planes will fly for AC. I assume the 310's and probably the 737NG's will be parked. The hiring may slow for a few months once this goes through but we haven't lost the flow Just a thought. AC has roughly 100 737 NG rated pilots sitting on their duff right now and AT is in the process of...
by co-joe
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Park Brake on for Takeoff
Replies: 31
Views: 2291

Re: Park Brake on for Takeoff

A big thing in 2 pilot ops is to communicate park brake position with transfer of control on the ground, just like you verbalise autopilot settings, ATC instructions, when you transfer control in flight. Short of the runway I always say "park brake set". I never use the park brake to comply with a l...
by co-joe
Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 129
Views: 16121

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Why is it a "friendly deal"? Just asking...

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