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by Coast-dog
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 32522

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

Anyone sign up for the mailing list to get job fair info? I'm not optimistic that WAWCON will be more than anticipated but hopeful that someone somewhere figures out they can't keep screwing the workforce...
by Coast-dog
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Citation down North of Kelowna
Replies: 188
Views: 41221

Re: Citation down North of Kelowna

Terrible news, condolences to all family and friends :(
by Coast-dog
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Saretsky's legacy
Replies: 31
Views: 14248

Re: Saretsky's legacy

I'm really not sure who to believe - I personally don't think a labour/trade union is inevitable given the size of any company (btw I've worked for an ALPA carrier, seen the good/bad/ugly). Respect, understanding, trust etc. need to be maintained obviously. It's all an indication of divided interest...
by Coast-dog
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why?
Replies: 80
Views: 20030

Re: Why?

For some people, taking a job offer from Encore will mean a 'better today' - believe it or not - and for others it's for a better tomorrow when they flow through to mainline. I've been knocking around the industry for fifteen years now, had some decent luck maintaining employment continuity, but the...
by Coast-dog
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Latest INTERVIEWS
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: The Latest INTERVIEWS

Thanks!

I think that would depend on how strength of the spam filter, but it's an internal AC email address from Georgina Michanos. Pilot Career Centre has the AC information up to date.

Good luck.
by Coast-dog
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Latest INTERVIEWS
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: The Latest INTERVIEWS

It seems like it's through email, at least in my case...
by Coast-dog
Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Latest INTERVIEWS
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: The Latest INTERVIEWS

Got the email nod today...
by Coast-dog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: vickars vc-10 in YYB???
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: vickars vc-10 in YYB???

IL-62 looks like a copy of the VC-10; traditional cold-war fare IMO...there was a B727 look-a-like built as well...TU-154...
by Coast-dog
Sat May 29, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: RedBird Simulator
Replies: 18
Views: 2601

Re: RedBird Simulator

From what I can gather from the Redbird website, they might actually be running X-Plane. In the promo video, the touch-tablet the instructor is using, the interface looks to me like the X-Plane instructor console interface... If that's the case, then the instrument refresh rate should be very smooth...
by Coast-dog
Sat May 29, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: One answer to fix the industry
Replies: 40
Views: 2412

Re: One answer to fix the industry

A professional association can't fix this busted-a** industry.

Pilots would have to act professionally in the first place...looks like lots are posting here...
by Coast-dog
Wed May 19, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: abbotsford airshow 1968!
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: abbotsford airshow 1968!

Whoa, seeing that many F-4s in once spot, very cool...
8)
by Coast-dog
Wed May 19, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: abbotsford airshow 1968!
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: abbotsford airshow 1968!

Yeah, it USED TO BE the third largest...thanks, Osama...

I went in 1989, 1990, and 1999.

It was mighty impressive...
by Coast-dog
Wed May 19, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca or Waterloo?
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Seneca or Waterloo?

Check out Selkirk College.
by Coast-dog
Wed May 19, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NTSB TO HOLD A PUBLIC FORUM ON PROFESSIONALISM IN AVIATION
Replies: 20
Views: 2629

Re: NTSB TO HOLD A PUBLIC FORUM ON PROFESSIONALISM IN AVIATI

Professionalism is an attitude, not a title.

You can pay a village idiot $250K a year and it still won't change the fact that he's the village idiot.

There seems to be an ingrained sense of entitlement in many areas of aviation, and beyond.
by Coast-dog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: N80HH MU-2 fatal crash in Ohio . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 3414

Re: N80HH MU-2 fatal crash in Ohio . . .

I can only guess answers to your questions because all we're doing here is armchairing, but I wouldn't be surprised if...
The Old Fogducker wrote:I expect he was not sufficiently familiar with the aircraft before being sent out alone into the big wide world.

OFD
by Coast-dog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Hours overrated?
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Are Hours overrated?

:lol: I've learned something new today already and I haven't even had my second cup of coffee yet!

Thank-you, DD :D

Love your signature quote, by the way...
by Coast-dog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CBC Does Pilot Fatigue: March 24- 26
Replies: 69
Views: 5993

Re: CBC Does Pilot Fatigue: March 24- 26

Great stuff - thanks for sharing...will tune it if possible while I'm at work on a night shift...

...oooooh, the irony.....

:rolleyes:
by Coast-dog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Hours overrated?
Replies: 40
Views: 2089

Re: Are Hours overrated?

Yep, Pretend-A-Jet sums it up nicely.

The time requirement stipulated by many employers, AFAIK, relates mostly to their insurance policy.

Haha; the idiot insurance companies will drop their rates lower for a 5000hr idiot versus a 250hr idiot.

Stupid is as stupid does.
by Coast-dog
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Peter Shewring, Canadian aviation icon, passes on
Replies: 64
Views: 9380

Re: Peter Shewring, Canadian aviation icon, passes on

Shocking news. :cry: :shock: I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to get to know Peter a little bit through the West coast aviation community, attending his course and working with Steve. He had a tremendous presence and a warmth that enveloped anyone he engaged in conversation. Thank-you, P...
by Coast-dog
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: N80HH MU-2 fatal crash in Ohio . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 3414

Re: N80HH MU-2 fatal crash in Ohio . . .

Regardless of a/c type, always sad to see this situation. I too have spent some time in the MU2, but not long enough to have it bite back at me; I fondly remember by time at the controls. I remember feeling my eyebrows rise up at the reading of the demonstrated dive speed; 330KTS IIRC. It's one hot ...
by Coast-dog
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!
Replies: 1407
Views: 140118

Re: Ice Pilots of NWT Series on History Channel this Fall!

I thought the 40/40/40 thing meant they won't fly if the temperature on the ground at departure, in the air, or on the ground at destination is below minus 40. What I didn't really get is whether they won't fly if it's below minus 40 at any one or more of these three things, or whether it has to be...
by Coast-dog
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Volunteer flying in BC
Replies: 17
Views: 1852

Re: Volunteer flying in BC

RG3 wrote:Wow- sounds really tough to get that first pilot job. Just out of curiosity; how much does it cost a pilot to go up per hour when he/she is trying to get their hours?
Um, don't get confused here bud. This thread has absolutely nothing to do with getting 'that first pilot job.
by Coast-dog
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hawkair?
Replies: 33
Views: 2904

Re: Hawkair?

I hope (& I'm really don't think) that the pilot group simply organizing at H.A. doesn't bring about the end of the company. If they become militant then perhaps, but if not then why should H.A. close up shop? It wouldn't be because the pilots organized themselves no sir. IMO if a labour group organ...
by Coast-dog
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Selkirk College
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Selkirk College

If you can afford it, I'd say go for it - wealth of industry experience in the instructional staff, good geographic area to gain flying experience.
by Coast-dog
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Kelowna Flighcraft
Replies: 9
Views: 2179

Re: Kelowna Flighcraft

It's typical that people get hired on to the 727 S/O position, but if no one bids for an open CV slot then - so long as you meet the time/experience reqs. - there's no reason not to have a crack at the CV position.

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