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by Captain S itmagnet
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: 17 year TA?
Replies: 217
Views: 19263

Re: 17 year TA?

Is this going to digress into a dick measuring contest? I'd rather show you pictures of my successful kids and happy chihuahuas than my T4 any day. I am happy with my Jazz situation pre MOS4 and I like now knowing what my final payday before retirement might look like. And that's a minimum without a...
by Captain S itmagnet
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 4608

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

Fort Frances Ontario to International Falls Minnesota. PA31-350 six miles in a straight line.
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 10698

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

Once upon a time not so long ago we had 40 minutes between flights at our hub. That allowed some time to help out at the back. Now maybe (if we are on time) it’s 20. Somewhere in that 20 I need to get a release, reload the printer when it fails, maybe chat with dispatch about the MEL item due to the...
by Captain S itmagnet
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 4738

Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

So this morning I find the story to show it to someone, and I see it has been edited slightly to downplay the non-event somewhat. Interesting is that the story is originally posted September 3 and says "last updated" September 3 as well. Not true. It was updated at least a day or two later. Minor po...
by Captain S itmagnet
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 4738

Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

So what's the over/under betting line on how many responses went out her door with that same first paragraph cut and pasted?
by Captain S itmagnet
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 4738

Re: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC

"Thanks for your email. We published the story because a member of the public came forward and felt unsafe. Regardless of how common an occurrence is, we believed it was worthy of publication due to the man's perspective. I contacted the airport, TSB and WestJet, two of which are in the story. " Hoo...
by Captain S itmagnet
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Drama Queen pax runs to CBC
Replies: 44
Views: 4738

Re: Loser experiences go around, becomes little bitch

Her email address is at the bottom of the article.
Assuming she was able to get that part right at least :lol:
I wrote and gave my opinion of her work.
by Captain S itmagnet
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather app issues
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Re: Weather app issues

Yes appears to be working. Both of the apps
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Weather app issues
Replies: 4
Views: 840

Weather app issues

Using two different apps for weather. Aeroweather on iPhone and Skyvector on iPad. Last two days all US weather stations are working fine but all Canadian Stations not loading or updating on either app. First thought is to dump and re-install. Anyone else having problems with this ? Any ideas? Thx. ...
by Captain S itmagnet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fighter simulator Anaheim CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Fighter simulator Anaheim CA

Well I tried it. For the modest fee of $99 US I was entertained for three hours. The simulator is not full motion, and the program is designed for the non flyer. Basically Microsoft Flight Simulator but on a screen about 6'x8' in front of you. You get to dogfight seven other participants, and on sec...
by Captain S itmagnet
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fighter simulator Anaheim CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Fighter simulator Anaheim CA

Www.flightdeck1.com/fighter-jets

Has anyone tried this? Any good ?
21000 hours flying passengers in a straight line so this would definitely be different.
Thanks
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 33772

Re: Air Transat YOW

A couple of hours of drywall mudding in the rec room has gone by... So, how hard did the crew advocate for having the passengers put in a more comfortable setting? "You're next for fuelling, really, we promise" rings pretty thin after a certain number of minutes, not hours, under these conditions. I...
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat YOW
Replies: 243
Views: 33772

Re: Here we go again

Captains authority in this situation should override corporate issues, my humble opinion. Disclaimer: this is written from the comfort of my kitchen table with a coffee in hand and central air conditioning operable. My gut feeling is the employer said "no" due to dollars and cents. Easy for that ma...
by Captain S itmagnet
Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Important aviation event, all are invited!
Replies: 27
Views: 4148

Re: Important aviation event, all are invited!

If these clowns can't even do their homework well enough to correctly spell the name of the venue, how can I believe anything they say? Reminds me of the time my employer misspelled the name of the city in question in a flight ops memo. Everything else in that memo was hastily researched inaccurate ...
by Captain S itmagnet
Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14429

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

26 years of trouble free service. Two scheduled tune ups since new and it runs better than I do
by Captain S itmagnet
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Which would be more dangerous?
Replies: 512
Views: 11676

Re: Which would be more dangerous?

All hypothetical of course... On a day in the future... "Captain" Woo, with all of 150 hours in a "real" airplane is in the boiler room/pilot centre operating a flight on behalf of Really Modern Airlines with shite weather at destination and an MEL item that might be a bit grey as to whether he shou...
by Captain S itmagnet
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Legal age to drink on international flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: Legal age to drink on international flight

So for the record he enjoyed a couple of glasses of fair-to-middling quality (non Canadian or Australian) wines with dinner with no questions asked. Helped that conducted himself in a civilized manner and was well dressed. Alcohol is not a novelty for him. As for serving Chilean etc wines on this ro...
by Captain S itmagnet
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: British Airways plane diverted over "smelly poo"
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: British Airways plane diverted over "smelly poo"

That big fuel dump would prevent an overweight landing that may have left "skid marks" on the runway :rolleyes:
by Captain S itmagnet
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Wi fi
Replies: 5
Views: 4975

Wi fi

While boarding an Embraer recently noticed a "wi-fi" decal on fuselage. I cannot find anything on AC website wrt this. Is it installed and running or still pending? Is it on the 777?
Thanks
CSM
by Captain S itmagnet
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Legal age to drink on international flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: Legal age to drink on international flight

Mr North Shore. No harm, no foul. Alcohol is neither a novelty nor taboo in our family, but that's for another time and place. I thought he would enjoy having a glass of wine with dinner as part of the special package that is his birthday and graduation gift. He would probably drink more that evenin...
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Legal age to drink on international flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Re: Legal age to drink on international flight

Pratt3's response is sort of what I think it would be like. That would mean that "yes" outbound and "no" inbound.


Anyone have something legally binding to offer?

CSM
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Four cabin crew suspended after walking off plane
Replies: 22
Views: 4564

Re: Four cabin crew suspended after walking off plane

Here's a novel idea. Our SOPs state that "the most conservative course of action shall be taken". Keep everyone happy and get deiced (or repeat the procedure if that was the case). By-product is any insinuation of a "snow day" plan by any crewmember gets flushed down the lav as a result. And fwiw th...
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Legal age to drink on international flight
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

Legal age to drink on international flight

I know some FA's and spouses of FA's frequent this site, so... Son travelling with me to SYD from YVR on AC. He is of legal age to drink at destination (18) but not at point of origin(19). So can he have a drink? Which jurisdiction takes precedence? If he was on a domestic Qantas flight he could dri...
by Captain S itmagnet
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing
Replies: 645
Views: 69331

Re: Malaysia Airlines 777 - Missing

I have yet to this addressed in any mainstream media or here... I have checked Malaysia Airlines website for the features of their IFE system and there is no mention of having a "moving map" like AC's IFE system offers. If this system was in place, and still active, and the passengers were still "aw...
by Captain S itmagnet
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada outsourcing US Regional
Replies: 61
Views: 16071

Re: Air Canada outsourcing US Regional

Nirvana wrote: Yes they do.....Pilots at Air Canada and Jazz, Georgian, Sky Regional also make more(way more) than 17K....I don't mind the arguement, but please compare apples to apples. Show me a GP or Lawyer that make's $250,000 for working 9 days a month at 15hrs a day....sorry, don't buy it. Bas...

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