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by GoinVertical
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: What is wrong with the aviation industry?
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: What is wrong with the aviation industry?

I know some people that made 40k plus their first year flight instructing, but they had to work like a dog at a busy school, push weather, not really care about results, etc. to manage that. It is only what you make of it, but as said above, you can end up a senior wide body captain making 300k annu...
by GoinVertical
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sometimes the turnback is too successful
Replies: 22
Views: 1417

Re: Sometimes the turnback is too successful

It's important that everyone remembers that a 180 turnback is a lot more than 180 degrees worth of turn, in order to line back up with the departure runway. Unless you have practiced over and over again in the aircraft you're flying, it's recipe for disaster. As a poster pointed out above, it's real...
by GoinVertical
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter
Replies: 33
Views: 8964

Re: Jazz Dash 8 400 Freighter

I really thought when they had announced this that they had already figured out a structure to distribute some of the freight AC was bringing into YYZ/YUL to smaller communities...

Obviously that wasn't the case.
by GoinVertical
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2165

Re: Full length takeoff

I remember reading somewhere (don't know if it's true) that manufacture recommended procedure for old Soviet machines deliberately delayed rotation to use up the whole runway to improve performance in the event of an engine out. Don't know if there is truth to this, and haven't done any research on ...
by GoinVertical
Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What should pilots do going forward?
Replies: 15
Views: 2937

Re: What should pilots do going forward?

As much as most of us want to keep our jobs and keep money rolling in, keeping more pilots on reduced wages will diminish wages and working conditions long-term. If this goes on long enough supply and demand will cause wages at a lot of smaller carriers to decrease, but keeping conditions at the lar...
by GoinVertical
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 5808

Re: Nolinor Aviation Starts New Airline

In the nearly ten years I’ve been a part of the aviation industry in this country, I’ve had the pleasure of working with several ex-Nolinor employees including both pilots and flight attendants, some of whom would later become close friends. Interestingly, I’ve never heard someone make a single pos...
by GoinVertical
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01
Replies: 15
Views: 2288

Re: Got a letter from a Doctor at Transport regarding my class 01

I know a few guys that have gotten the same letter. As far as I can tell it is often based on BMI with no other contributing factors.

Waste of time. Would be nice if they would just let the doctors do their jobs.
by GoinVertical
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Turn That Master Off For a Forced Approach

What are the thoughts on cracking the door prior to impact? I remember during my PPL I was taught by one instructor to unlatch the door prior to touchdown, in the event that the airframe bends and stops the door from opening. I never heard it again from anyone else. On one hand you don't want your d...
by GoinVertical
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5728

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

There's a difference between someone who's actually your buddy/friend acting like your buddy than someone who you barely know acting as if he's your long lost BFF. "Hey man, I'm out of a job, any chance you guys are doing any hiring" is different than "Hey dude, long time! Remember that time you len...
by GoinVertical
Sat May 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: short field landing (Stabilized Approach)
Replies: 24
Views: 1192

Re: short field landing (Stabilized Approach)

Think about it this way - on a perfectly calm day, with no wind from the surface up to circuit altitude, you should be able to set your power once for your aim point, trim for your speed, and the airplane should need no further adjustments until the flare. Add the normal variation of wind with altit...
by GoinVertical
Tue May 26, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Twist on Medical
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: A Twist on Medical

I've never been to a CAME that's asked for my provincial health card. Your mileage may vary.
by GoinVertical
Mon May 25, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: A Twist on Medical
Replies: 31
Views: 1944

Re: A Twist on Medical

Say "No" on the aviation medical. If it ever comes back to bite you (which I really really really doubt it will, assuming your Aviation Medical Examiner isn't at the same practise as your GP) say that the migraines ended as soon as you left that job. Must have been caused by that job. Or admit you l...
by GoinVertical
Sun May 24, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 2003

Re: The Avcanada COVID Employment Poll

Should put an two options for the still-employed:

Still working at my job at full pay.

Still working at my job at reduced MMG or pay.
by GoinVertical
Fri May 22, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 26
Views: 5390

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

Are you doing that to hedge your position? I only putter around in options, but Yes... buying the shares gives you the benefit of the transaction goes through at $18, buying the puts gives you the benefit if it plummets. In this case there's a good likelihood it will do either with not much chance ...
by GoinVertical
Fri May 22, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

Glad to see the TSB focusing on this as a result of this report... I do find it funny though some of the things they mentioned in the report that they didn't put much focus on - especially the lack of de-icing available with 1/4-1sm in snow, calm winds, and temperature of -2... also the fact that th...
by GoinVertical
Fri May 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 26
Views: 5390

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

montado wrote: Fri May 22, 2020 4:33 am I would take 5k and put it on Transat puts that expire in a couple months. Then I would take the rest and put it in VGRO.
I'm not seeing any options for Transat listed... wanted to buy puts and shares
by GoinVertical
Fri May 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Training
Replies: 4
Views: 4044

Re: Training

YVRYEG wrote: Fri May 15, 2020 1:34 pm Is keeping current becoming a problem?
I heard they've reverted from their company currency standards to the basic 705 standards for the time being.
by GoinVertical
Wed May 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Transat Ferry flights
Replies: 47
Views: 7389

Re: Air Transat Ferry flights

Why don't you just call your union reps and have your MEC file a grievance?
by GoinVertical
Sat May 09, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 115
Views: 26465

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

The days of being able to be picky about the flying job you take (the last what, 3 or so years?) are now over. All the advice I ever received from before that time was if you're offered a flying job (assuming reasonable pay and conditions), take it. Folks that are on a recall list are the lucky ones...
by GoinVertical
Sat May 09, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: MFC still flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: MFC still flying?

I heard from someone who heard from someone else that they're just flying with their international students who have been in country since before all this started happening. Not sure how they're handling the instructors, but given how well things are going in New Brunswick right now I'd say it doesn...

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