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by goldeneagle
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6728

Re: When is Air Transat likely to resume flights

RRJetPilot wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:39 am
Jean-Pierre wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:25 am
14 day quarantine extended until August 31. Nobody is going anywhere this summer.
Where is this referenced?
I cant find August 31 anywhere.

Thank you
It was actually July 31

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada- ... -1.5005997
by goldeneagle
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3924

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

FL320 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:47 am
Pitiful. This government is a real shame; hopefully Canada will get real leaders one day...
Yah, lets get that conservative party back in power, you know, the ones that took away the right to strike for Air Canada pilots, remember them ????
by goldeneagle
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 15
Views: 2612

Re: Where is our union?

Today is a classic example of this as all the media outlets seemed to be running with the: oh my gawd can you believe AC and WJ are selling the middle seat again? Who do they think they are? Maybe that's what you are reading into it. All I saw was reporters that basically re-gurgitate what they wer...
by goldeneagle
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 182 down by Smithers
Replies: 69
Views: 6793

Re: 182 down by Smithers

Of course, there have been quite a number of aircraft on amphibs that left the wheels down and flipped over on landing with fatal results(likely at low speed and tail low at touchdown). Meanwhile, some reading material...…. Amphib left the wheels down for a water landing is not a ditching, quite a ...
by goldeneagle
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 55
Views: 8636

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

pilotbzh wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:59 pm
@55h a 787capt is pulling only about 15500/month.... Was about 22500 at 80h
And then you folks all wonder why nobody listens to the crybaby pilots whining about poor wages...
by goldeneagle
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1088
Views: 103070

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

rudder wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:48 am
Investors are placing bets.
You are confusing momentum traders with investors.
by goldeneagle
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Made for repair parts
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Made for repair parts

mirobot200 wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Ya it needs drilling and half of it gets pop riveted onto the tail. I didn't know I could train in an OM aircraft! That is good to know thanks. I'll have to discuss that with my instructor.
And the flight test examiner....
by goldeneagle
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 17895

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

Thankfully the tutor didn’t continue straight ahead, resulting in ejecting into the city. If you look at the satellite view and extend runway centerline, strait ahead is over the river for a considerable distance. Strait ahead would have been into the river, not the city. Dont think they could have...
by goldeneagle
Thu May 28, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 8788

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

Those conditions are not materially different than those borrowers face in typical corporate credit facilities, excepting the climate disclosure language which I agree is politically motivated - I'm surprised we didn't see equity employment reporting included "Because it's 2015". We had an election...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 27, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?
Replies: 44
Views: 8788

Re: Air Canada Second Trip to C.C.A.A.?

I interpret it as not wanting the government support which comes with too many onerous conditions. One of the statements during the announcements, companies need to consider government as 'lender of last resort', and they stated a company should exhaust all regular avenues of financing first. A sec...
by goldeneagle
Mon May 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 351
Views: 53375

Re: The Return to Normal?

RippleRock wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 9:52 am
but remember most Medical Professionals are just "auto mechanics" for humans.
Pretty sure most of those medical professionals would suggest an airline pilot is just a glorified bus driver....
by goldeneagle
Sat May 23, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Quarantine will kill airlines and tourism
Replies: 26
Views: 4604

Re: Quarantine will kill airlines and tourism

The same restriction exists for those coming into Canada as well. Not likely to see the german tourists arriving to spend 14 days in isolation before they jump in that rental motorhome and head off to Jasper from Vancouver. The entire tourism industry is pivoting to try attract locals for the 'stayc...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 20, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Time away from the seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 2072

Re: Time away from the seat.

10 years. Got the pink slip that put me on the street Jan 1990. The next time into an airplane was April of 2000. Everything was expired, so I basically started at the very beginning. Had to write a p-star and inrat, then do an IFR ride to get the ATPL valid again. I took the weekend IFR course that...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 13, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

Maynard wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 6:01 am
I hope those arenèt realistic options at some unions.....go get a trade ticket and say peace out aviation....come back when the booms back.
You do realize that it takes 4 years to 'go get a trade ticket'.
by goldeneagle
Tue May 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Transat Ferry flights
Replies: 39
Views: 5066

Re: Air Transat Ferry flights

Gilles Hudicourt wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:11 pm
That is one way of looking at it. But then why did outsiders fly it ?
Going back to it's owners, and maybe nobody at Transat knew it was going....
by goldeneagle
Mon May 11, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 351
Views: 53375

Re: The Return to Normal?

ALPApolicy wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 12:04 pm
Let’s go back to work and find ways to keep our elders safe.
Most care homes in Ontario and Quebec have been in isolation since before the pandemic became serious. So tell us, how well has 'keeping our elders safe' worked out in that part of the country so far ?
by goldeneagle
Mon May 11, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 351
Views: 53375

Re: The Return to Normal?

Agreed. People gotta get back to work. Who do you think pays for their CPP? The working population. Actually, cpp benefits are paid out from the investment fund which has accumulated over the years from contributions. CPP assests can cover it's obligations going forward, without contributions from ...
by goldeneagle
Fri May 08, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 11196

Re: Layoff Numbers

That's a pretty arrogant thing to say. You are aware there are airlines in Canada without shareholders, aren't you? Actually, there are no airlines without shareholders. All corporations have shareholders. You are aware of that aren't you ? The thing is, the vast majority of corporations are not pu...
by goldeneagle
Fri May 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 11196

Re: Layoff Numbers

In the US, the big 3 are looking at eligibility for US$10B each in government assistance (that is C$14B). The US also puts strings on the money, nobody laid off till October, and all destinations continue to get service. It's neatly set up so that no town loses service entirely, and no airline empl...
by goldeneagle
Thu May 07, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 3790

Re: That didn't take long...

considering the cost of a beaver checkout is pretty much just that of fuel at 80 litres/hour or so. So, what are we talking here? Maybe $1000? I know nothing about Transwest, but this kind of “its only gas”. Thing really needs clearing up. I was going to post something similar, but you said it much...
by goldeneagle
Thu May 07, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 3568

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

The transition altitude is fixed per country if I recall correctly. The transition level depends on the altimeter settings and varies. If the Netherlands had a 17000 ft mountain, their transition altitude would be something like FL180 as well. Canada has 17000 ft mountains, so its transition altitu...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 9969

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Yup, most newbies will do a stint as the SLJO ( Shitty Little Jobs Officer). Some of the "work" assigned would make being a rampie rather appealing as apposed to say updating paper copies of QR&O's, been there done that :roll: HAHA. I was handed a copy of the QR&O's, photocopier and an unlimited su...
by goldeneagle
Wed May 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 9969

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Perhaps the military should force all pilots to work the ramp for 2 years at poverty wages so they can become real pilots. Plenty of folks did a year or two of OJT after basic training before they saw the inside of an airplane. I know everybody in my cadre did. That was 40 years ago, maybe things h...
by goldeneagle
Mon May 04, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Windsock for a private airstrip
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Windsock for a private airstrip

Somewhere from the past, I recall that an all orange windsock was for an uncontrolled/unregistered aerodrome, where an orange and white striped windsock was for an "airport". The orange and white was indicatative of a licensed aerodrome, and the sock has specific parameters for wind speed vs sock a...
by goldeneagle
Sun May 03, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 2264

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

digits_ wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 7:11 am
Alternatively go live next to a lake and buy a float plane.
hehe, you posted while I was typing.

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