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by L39Guy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

I think it's a slum-dunk that TC will defer the new FTD rules for at least a year if not two; the industry has survived without them for this long and increased costs is the last thing it needs to be heaved upon it. That will eliminate 300-500 positions that were in the last equipment assignment. Re...
by L39Guy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

Saw this movie in the 2008 crash, lots of people either retired or nearing retirement getting burned when the markets drop and so do their retirement savings as they are too heavily invested in equities and other higher risk adventures. A good rule of thumb is that the proportion of your retirement ...
by L39Guy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

I still can't get over you want B1 passes on retirement when this virus was found to live in a cruise ship for 17 days after passengers disembarked. Just imagine what you can't see on your 787...flight after flight of international flying...India, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Newark...ah man, not sure...
by L39Guy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

I'm curious to hear what some of those who now are contemplating retirement think of that portion of the MOA? I wouldn't be critical of anyone who decides to wait it out, their seniority has earned them that right. I'm sure the decision making process is different for a 59 year old than a 64 year o...
by L39Guy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

I don't think a companies cash reserves are there to protect the employees. I'm pretty sure it's to protect the share holders. The cash reserves protect the employees and the shareholders - they exist to insure that the organization does not become insolvent so it may continue operations sometime i...
by L39Guy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

Isn't this the time to protect us with our cash reserves set aside? If they're not there to protect employees that make the sacrifice daily to make the wheels turn, then what are they for? I don't think a companies cash reserves are there to protect the employees. I'm pretty sure it's to protect th...
by L39Guy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines halting flights, but skies are full of airplanes
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Airlines halting flights, but skies are full of airplanes

I understand that some airliners are still operating carrying belly cargo only; the requirement to move goods via air has not diminished just the movement of people.
by L39Guy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

I guess it depends on how much cash AC wants to burn on retaining staff versus how long it believes it can do so and not weaken itself to the point of insolvency. Since no one has an end date on the pandemic, surely it's prudent to consider one possible outcome is to cut expenditures quickly and pr...
by L39Guy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 350
Views: 50854

Re: Layoffs

Senior, junior, mid-seniority; everyone should feel some of the pain of this COVID-19. Outside our fish bowl of the airline industry there are scores of people where worksharing is not an option - there ain't no work and hence 1/2 million of them applied for EI this week. I have already communicated...
by L39Guy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 22169

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

dialdriver wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:45 pm
I hope the efforts of our leaders are effective.

You need to study:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponential_growth
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Here is an excellent explanation of exponential growth as it pertains to virus’s like COVID-19:

https://youtu.be/Kas0tIxDvrg
by L39Guy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?

I have been personally involved with someone that had a Category 1R medical with similar restrictions. He was able to complete his ratings (commercial, multi, IFR, etc.) then get hired at a 705 operator so there is nothing preventing you from pursuing your flying career with your condition. There ar...
by L39Guy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views
Replies: 122
Views: 17762

Re: Boeing Update, for Air Canada Pilots — News and Views

Given Covid-19, maybe now would be a great time to just remove these aircraft from the fleet for good. Retrain, slow hiring for 6 months... buy up planes from airlines that have gone under (320s) and expand the A220 order with the options. The way things are looking in China these days who knows ma...
by L39Guy
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42653

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

I read somewhere yesterday in either the G & M or National Post that TC is at odds with the FAA on the re-entry of the MAX into service as the genius's at TC are insisting that the emergency drill with a stick shaker include disabling the stick shaker, i.e. pulling the circuit breaker, in order to r...
by L39Guy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: DEC
Replies: 76
Views: 7819

Re: DEC

I know at AC there is/was resentment about commuters - "if I have to live in this dump (YYZ) why should a commuter get a break" was often the attitude. But now that over 50% of the pilots are now commuters (54%, according to my sources), that may change. If you were to negotiate it into a contract t...
by L39Guy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11214

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

In theory, yes. However things aren't as they were 2-3 years ago. Pilots taking 2-3 attempts to pass the PIC (whereas it was a one and done for a long time) and many FO's upgrading and just scraping through. Sure they meet the "minimum" but that minimum was based on past experiences and the type of...
by L39Guy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11214

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

Do you folks honestly think it's just a matter of time before the low experience level in the flight deck at Jazz causes a hull loss? Would each of you fly as a passenger on Jazz/ would you allow your family to fly on Jazz knowing how low the experience level up front is? I would not hesitate for a...
by L39Guy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11214

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

There are a number of issues that should be considered in this discussion. The 1500 hour rule implemented in the US following the Colgan Air accident was a political, knee-jerk reaction, a product of the political theatre that aircraft accidents create. Recent evidence of that is the gong show in US...
by L39Guy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: 172 down in Victoria BC
Replies: 19
Views: 2856

Re: 172 down in Victoria BC

A carrier landing using irrigation cables.
by L39Guy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 39
Views: 3157

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

EZ3 has their approaches made by a third party, not NavCan, (can't remember the guys name, but i think hes based in Josephburg or something), and the airport operator likely didn't pay for the circling area to be surveyed this year (or something like that). My outfit does RNAV approaches including ...
by L39Guy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42653

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Here is a really good series of flight safety podcasts some of which discuss the MAX. This is hosted by two former NTSB investigators including Greg Feith, the guy you'd see on the TV show Mayday, Rather than relying on the pap that comes out of the NY Times these podcasts are hosted by expert and e...
by L39Guy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42653

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Thanks. I largely agree with you however I would say “incompetent pilots” are removed. I hope this MAX thing turns into a wake-up call for the entire industry, particularly with the declining experience levels that are occurring. I don’t agree with removing pilots completely. We only hear about pilo...
by L39Guy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42653

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

What makes you think simulator training for MCAS, which would involve the unreliable airspeed and stab trim runaway drills, would change things? Training, to first, recognize the onset of the problem, then second, to habituate the appropriate response. Could have prevented both prior accidents. No ...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42653

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

From today's New York Times: Boeing Expects 737 Max Costs Will Surpass $18 Billion It sure makes the cost of an AOA comparator and a couple of hours of simulator training regarding MCAS pale in comparison to the ultimate cost of not providing same, n'est-ce pas? As detailed above, I doubt if simula...
by L39Guy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 42653

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

Proof of why CBC should be defunded - a terrible and sensationalized story, particularly since the official report has been available for over 3 months. Not surprising in a sense at Terrence McKenna got caught by veterans a few years ago exercising less than honest journalism. https://www.cbc.ca/fi...
by L39Guy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: will AC take non ac express pilots?
Replies: 18
Views: 3339

Re: will AC take non ac express pilots?

Age = experience (flying hours) makes up for a lack of post secondary education if you have experience on the right type of aircraft, particularly wide bodies.

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