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by Mr. North
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New TC Cannabis rules
Replies: 31
Views: 3554

Re: New TC Cannabis rules

Let's broaden our perspectives here for a moment and consider what's actually happening. We're less than a year into legalisation and TC has gone from zero tolerance (medical revoked & licence suspended), to 28 days. That's a remarkable change of stance. I find it interesting to watch TC (among othe...
by Mr. North
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 25562

Re: One list

"This was one of the main reasons for creating it separate." What world do you live in? The reason they made Encore seperate was to reset labour costs! Not for some hypothetical merger ten years after the fact. You give the c-suite far too much credit. They have been hanging on by the seat of their ...
by Mr. North
Sat May 25, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1110
Views: 291018

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Wasn't all that long ago guys were waiting in the pool for 2+ years! A couple of months is nothing.
by Mr. North
Wed May 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 25562

Re: One list

Couldn't have said it better myself JBI. Anyone with a casual interest let alone someone who has "studied the TA immensely" would know that one bargaining unit cannot negotiate seniority onto a seperate bargaining unit. That was never a part of the equation and to suggest otherwise merely demonstrat...
by Mr. North
Tue May 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 25562

Re: One list

GATRKGA get off your high horse!! Who gives a fiddlers f*ck what the industry was like 6 years ago! It doesn't matter who or in what way people climbed seniority in the past. Categorising Encore pilots as 5 bar Instagram warriors flies in the face of all the high time, older professionals working he...
by Mr. North
Tue May 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

Re: BETRAYAL!

Impact wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 4:07 pm
Was never a supporter of the one list as it was structured.
Tell that to the 500+ Encore pilots who agreed to work under those terms, and whom are now SOL! As a former Encore pilot, this is a betrayal in every sense of the word.

Good luck with your Onex restructuring!
by Mr. North
Tue May 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 7445

BETRAYAL!

To think the One List survived certification, negotiations, and arbitration only to meet it's end at the hands WJ PILOTS!! How incredibly ironic if it wasn't so disgusting!! Encore pilots have been the most loyal supporters of mainline pilots since their inception. I couldn't think of a more importa...
by Mr. North
Sat May 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 25562

Re: One list

Biff wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 3:41 pm
As an aside, you seem to enjoy spouting your lawyering credentials. I have a question. If all lawyers are as sure of their position as you seem to be, why do we need judges in this country?
Perhaps it's because people with less topical knowledge insist on arguing endlessly like yourself.
by Mr. North
Fri May 03, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 25562

Re: One list

Firstly, Encore has grown to be a sizeable airline with its own advantages compelling some to consider it for the long haul. Secondly, the great majority of the initial experienced group that established Encore has already flowed to WestJet or left for other greener pastures. The majority of new re...
by Mr. North
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 25562

Re: One list

This thread is rife with entitlement and cynicism. I find it extremely disappointing (although not surprising) that some pilots here cannot look out onto the horizon beyond their own narrow self interest. For generations the career of a pilot has been defined by years of toil and sweat, rare hiring ...
by Mr. North
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 5698

Re: Twin otter on the ice

Sounds like a Station 60 to me. The one significant weakness to an otherwise extremely robust bush plane. Not sure if it was a factor in this case but as others have mentioned, landing on unproven snow or ice in flat light is not without considerable risk. Overcast conditions make recognizing the si...
by Mr. North
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet is in trouble. Is becoming more like Air Canada the fix?
Replies: 11
Views: 3669

WestJet is in trouble. Is becoming more like Air Canada the fix?

https://outline.com/BtWJvB

Accurate and concise article regarding WestJet's recent turmoil and the challenges it faces going forward.

TL/DR: WestJet is trying to do too much all at once.
by Mr. North
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Random Q400 tips
Replies: 16
Views: 3541

Re: Random Q400 tips

I loved flying the Q. The autopilot can be a little aggressive though. Its parameters are often outside those of passenger comfort. For example, when intercepting a vertical descent, arming the VNAV typically causes a brief but noticeable pitch down. To smooth this out I was taught to start in VS. a...
by Mr. North
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 11263

Re: Encore contract negotiations

A number of people here don't fully appreciate the subject at hand. Flow and the One List are not the same thing. Flow is the preferential hiring of Encore pilots at WestJet. It is a hiring ratio with no bearing on the larger seniority list. Flow, though different, equal in importance to the One Lis...
by Mr. North
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 11263

Re: Encore contract negotiations

The one list is dead. The sooner Encore pilots recognize that fact, and act accordingly, the better off they'll be. Both MEC's may very well want the one list to succeed but the company is dragging their feet... why? Because negotiations with Encore pilots is about to get a whole lot more strenuous ...
by Mr. North
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320
Replies: 100
Views: 6744

Re: Air Canada vs American Airlines A320

The only grain of salt to keep in mind when drooling over those numbers is health insurance. It can be quite expensive. That being said I'd jump at the chance to live and work in the US. Better pay, lower taxes, affordable real estate, lower cost of living. Near zero fees for personal travel. Austin...
by Mr. North
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: some reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Re: some reading

pressure on pilot pay it is also a substantial headwind at a time when airlines are having a hard time raising revenues, especially coupled with rising fuel costs. The obvious solution is looking for alternatives. While I dont doubt the pilot shortage will push the industry toward increasing automa...
by Mr. North
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 24144

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

Keep going Weed Pro...not all pilots want the one list. I know myself and all the off the street direct hires don’t. When I was hired my hiring package was dated 2009 and no where was their mention of a combined list. After 4 + years at WestJet my class still has 14 unflowed Encore pilots ahead of ...
by Mr. North
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 120
Views: 27107

Re: Union at Sky

Congratulations Sky Regional Pilots!!!

Another step closer to uniting all the pilots across Canada and elevating the profession to where it belongs!!
by Mr. North
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 10911

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

I can't think of a single case where a pilot came to work stoned. The pilot of the Tindi Caravan crash in 2011 had THC in his system. TSB pointed to his "impairment" as a principle cause. Personally I think that's debatable since he was known to be a regular consumer (thereby increasing his toleran...
by Mr. North
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 56002

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

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by Mr. North
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 15984

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

] Former military pilot here. Thank you for your service. However, just because you subjected yourself to a life of military discipline doesn't mean the rest of us are required to make the same sacrifices. There is such a thing as life outside work. I'm all for being a professional and showing up f...
by Mr. North
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 56002

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

Further, the existing Swoop OTS pilots are ahead of any Encore pilots who eventually will flow to WJ mainline. Incorrect. The OTS Swoop pilots hold seniority based on their date of hire on the WPDL. The flow through agreement between WestJet and Encore is currently frozen and will most certainly be...

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