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by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in Waiting or Flight Instructor
Replies: 17
Views: 2238

Re: Pilot in Waiting or Flight Instructor

The choice is not between loading bags and instructing, it is do you have the skills and desire to be a good instructor or not. This I agree with. Bad instructors breed bad students, and I hate to say it but there are a few pilots who want to be paid a lot of money because they're "professiona...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 69
Views: 17918

Re: Encore Recalls

But it’s the time it takes for 200 + pilots that’s the issue. With 1 sim how many can they possibly push through in a month? 40?maybe 50 pilots? To be clear, sim time is not what will cause the delay in training for anyone bumping down from mainline to Encore, it is the lack of flying. Let's say on...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unusual traffic in Canadian skies?
Replies: 27
Views: 2143

Re: Unusual traffic in Canadian skies?

I'm currently looking to talk to pilots who have encountered odd traffic in Canadian airspace, such as unusual drones/UAV/lights/objects/etc. My goal is to show that 1) events like these happen in Canadian airspace, and 2) find out if Canadian officials take the flight safety and national security ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT
Replies: 30
Views: 3259

Re: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT

This is what I could make out (I was bored today). It sounds as though the instructor was hoping to get in one last exercise before heading back to the airport, which is why he seems fixated on the weather in Fielding (the home airport). The student points out where Pohangina is, and the instructor ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT
Replies: 30
Views: 3259

Re: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT

I wonder what the cloud clearance requirements are in NZ, and when they were violated. Same as Canada, and yes. 5km visibility, 2km from a cloud, and 1,000' vertically. If below 3,000' ASML, 5km visibility and clear of cloud. They were Class G where they were, but the eastern CTA for Palmerston Nor...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT
Replies: 30
Views: 3259

Re: Glider Loss of Control and Near CFIT

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zea ... se-control

NZ CAA is gunning to talk to them. Gotta love kiwi understatement when he says "We're in trouble mate"
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs
Replies: 38
Views: 6312

Re: Commuting, Acclimatization and new Flight Duty Regs

Will these rules apply to sims as well? It's only 4 hours - 6 with the briefs, but I work a lot harder there than on the line.....well back when that was reality. The new rules apply to any type of company assigned duty period, so yes, sim too. That's what the new 2,200 hour per year maximum duty i...
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Instructor trying to get real-world experience
Replies: 49
Views: 1877

Re: Instructor trying to get real-world experience

I would not be to concerned about the real world implications for teaching students. The objective, at their level is to instil them with a solid grounding in knowledge and flight fundamentals. When they finish up, regardless of the path they choose, if they have the fundamentals, they will easily ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming
Replies: 26
Views: 3087

Re: Electric powered Dash 8 is coming

It'll still land like a shopping cart...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New Bottom Feeder's
Replies: 59
Views: 10167

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: 5277

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: 20550

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: 33110

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: 11590

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: 11590

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: 11590

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: 11590

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: 55562

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. Althou...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Got kicked out of my flight school today
Replies: 37
Views: 4133

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: 40065

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...

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