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by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Bottom Feeder's
Replies: 59
Views: 7827

Re: New Bottom Feeder's

+1 I've flown with enough guys near the top of the list who are not in a position to retire because they have the likes of Royal, Greyhound, and Canada 3000 on their resume. Lots of guys zigged when they should have zagged. Don't assume that just because they're making over $200k that they're well o...
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3866

Re: What is "lift"?

Lift can also produce a sideways force, and then what would we call that? The horizontal component of lift. That way it keeps it nice and simple. You're either talking about induced drag during climbs and descents, yaw (as digits_ pointed out, and why I came back to add this), or both. I'm going to...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sat May 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level
Replies: 115
Views: 18575

Re: When do you think flying will be back to february 2020 level

I wonder what will be the thing to stick after this (after 911 it was of course all the extra security). Will it be everyone has to wear a face mask on an aircraft, temperature checks at the airport. Somethings going to change for sure. Remember: individuals are smart and groups are stupid. Tempera...
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 22485

Re: A "NEW" One List?

The game is afoot.

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by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 9376

Re: MOA2

Maybe. Or, maybe they spread the training cost over the number of months it would take Encore to realistically train 250-or-so pilots. Given social distancing rules, you'd not be able to train a class of 20. 6 to 10 at the most. So you're looking somewhere around two years to train everyone. Very, v...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 9376

Re: MOA2

This $625 compensation that only goes to a select group of Encore employees, can you explain what compensation the laid off WJ pilots who bump into Encore get? Why don’t they get $625? They are not coming as beggars, with cap in hand. They agreed to sell out the seniority of their fellow bargaining...
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 9376

Re: MOA2

You know how much it’s going to cost the company to train everyone on the Q?? You think the company wants/need to be spending money on training right now?? Use your brain and step back and look at this from a larger scope. No, the company doesn't want to spend money on training right now, but that ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: MOA2
Replies: 64
Views: 9376

Re: MOA2

Let's take the foot off the brake here. No one wants to sewer a mainline pilot or voted for reduced wages to stop mainline pilots from bumping down. I want mainline pilots to be able to bump down with decent conditions as that's what I voted for with the PTA in order to be able to move up in good ti...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 43851

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

So are all Encore pilots laid off and those spots will be filled by WestJet pilots or not? That's not how I read the e-mail from JA or the WEN MEC. The phrase that sticks out to me is "...per bargaining unit." That says to me we're being treated as individual groups, PTA be damned. Although I would...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 3535

Re: Got kicked out of my flight school today

The fact that you're owning up to your mistake with only 76 hours is definitely something to commend. I know airline pilots with many thousands of hours who won't own up for things a lot more minor, so good on you. I also like the fact you're not burning bridges. This industry is far too small for t...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 36816

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

The industry is officially screwed... https://www.foxnews.com/world/coronavirus-us-travel-restrictions-countries I think there’s a lot of catastrophizing going around. I do think this will be a minor bump in the road. Give it a few months and I think things will be back to normal. I see no signific...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical sticker placement
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Medical sticker placement

Follow the instructions provided which say the sticker is to be placed within the brackets on the following page for your medical. Waste of space yes; but I believe that's the whole point of the ADB. I'll take the opportunity to say that for any license or rating, you put the sticker over the same b...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 7257

Re: One List is Back!!

Glad to hear the one list is back! How is the whole PTA thing going? I heard flow has stopped for an undetermined amount of time? Any truth to the rumours? The PTA is in force and enforceable. The rumours are true, but flow is promised to begin within the month, if they haven't already begun. Man, ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2937

Re: Swoop

Could this be that an FA turned around and said they would not fly with a sick passenger and the Captain's hands were tied and that's why no evaluation seemed to have been completed? I've certainly been told in enough CRM classes that when someone decides to deny boarding, the Captain cannot overrid...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating

You'll find the same wording in CASS 723.91 and 724.111 in case the type rating covered an aircraft operated under 703 or 704.
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 14826

Re: Regional Career

As for the regional career. My original post was asking who else on here decided to stay and for what reasons. I’m opening a dialogue that was missing on this forum. I'll bite and explain why I'm likely staying at a regional. For starters, I don't commute. I've done it and don't want to do it again...
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1896

Re: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll

If you compared our language of 2019 to that used in 1919, would there be a difference? Is one better versus the other? Maybe, maybe not. Does it matter? Perspective is infinite. You're either really bored or really rattled here; that's my only fascination with this topic. The consequences here are...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Application Timeline and Ground School
Replies: 11
Views: 4152

Re: Application Timeline and Ground School

How long does the application process go for approximately after the campus interview? Depends on your experience level. Anyone who could fill or likely fill a Direct Entry Captain spot would be moved to the top of the list. If you're nearer to 1,000 hours total time, you're in line like everyone e...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 4136

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

You are asking a length of time so far ahead that precedence says you can't possibly know where the industry will be. If you asked the same question in 1945, most pilots would not have imagined that by 1960 there would not be 5 people in the cockpit (Captain, First Officer, Flight Engineer, Navigato...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 37560

Re: ONEX plans

No one is going from a Navajo or 1900 to the left seat of a 737......
10 years ago no one was going from a 172 onto a Q400, yet here we are.

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