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by Donald
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Retirements at Westjet
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

Re: Retirements at Westjet

Airbrake wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:17 pm Since October’s pilot list update I have moved up 4 spots.
Not sure what caused them to leave but 4 have in possibly 2 months.

Weren't some pilots fired recently for posting negative comments/memes about Swoop on social media?
by Donald
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 7352

Re: Swoop alum

Inverted2 wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:36 pm Could be worse. This is what happened to Jetsgo pilots: :lol:
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Ironically enough, Mr Stokes is also ex-Jetsgo.
by Donald
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IS ATC Your Best Bud?
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: IS ATC Your Best Bud?

Conversations online can be interesting, and tone is difficult to interpret. In your original post, for the first situation, "I said no three times, the last time rather firmly. I'll get back to you." is different than "I'll advise when I can go back on course, I require to stay on th...
by Donald
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IS ATC Your Best Bud?
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: IS ATC Your Best Bud?

ATC has been very helpful to me over the years, but it’s a 2-way street. In your first example, just saying “no” is fairly useless. Telling them why, such as “unable, that heading will put me into weather, I could do (...) instead” would help them plan and problem solve with you. Is ATC my “best bud...
by Donald
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hero Pilot Narrowly Avoided Crashing into the School
Replies: 30
Views: 2165

Re: VIDEO - Aftermath of Fortunate Playground Emergency Landing

Pretty good result considering the obstacles, clipping a fence, and landing in a smallish empty field next to an empty playground next to an empty closed school.
by Donald
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada is in bad shape
Replies: 59
Views: 7318

Re: Air Canada is in bad shape

Earlier this summer, the Jetz planes were running the yyz-yul-yyz route.

So far this year on my deadheads, I’ve ridden in the 787, 220, Jetz machine, regular 320, and embraer.

The newer aircraft/interiors are noticeably nicer, but overall AC provides a nice product.
by Donald
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Comm Failure before Approach - NIZUS Question
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: IFR Comm Failure before Approach - NIZUS Question

Yes and no ! You've been given the clearance to descend to 3000' and intercept on present heading and clear for the approach...and then comm failure ! So ATC calls you back for acknowledgement, you can hear ATC but you can't transmit ! :) I know it is far fetched ! “While on your final vector, you ...
by Donald
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Comm Failure before Approach - NIZUS Question
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: IFR Comm Failure before Approach - NIZUS Question

In real life, how would you know you've had a comm failure? You've been given the heading and altitude to intercept the localizer, the next instruction you are expecting is to switch to tower/mandatory frequency. In the real world, you would intercept the localizer at 3,000 and await instruction to ...
by Donald
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Don’t put money upfront.
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Don’t put money upfront.

Sounds similar to the fiasco that was the Career Academy School of Aviation (CASA) in Halifax back in the 90's.
by Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6938

Re: P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Certainly far better than someone who knows nothing about them concluding it probably doesnt pay enough anyway. Let's be honest, single pilot mountain flying combined with minimal support, should be paid lots. By all means, I'd love for my assumptions to be proved wrong. Make them sign a bond to re...
by Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P180 job ad: "don't apply"
Replies: 68
Views: 6938

P180 job ad: "don't apply"

Nice message in this job ad: If you are recently laid off by a major or regional airline as a result of the current pandemic and have expectations of returning to your previous employer please do not apply. Then again, a single pilot 703 turboprop job in the mountains, without maintenance or support...
by Donald
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

It's the inconsistency that makes no sense. We are told constantly to socially distance ourselves, minimum 6 feet/2 meters apart. There are red lines painted everywhere to separate us, every second seat in the airport terminal is blocked off, YET magically we can sit next to each other on an airplan...
by Donald
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4489

Re: Where is our union?

Has there ever been a confirmed case of Covid-19 transmission in an aircraft? Considering the current concern of asymptomatic carriers, I'd say that it's extremely difficult to prove how any case has been transmitted. But with 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths worldwide, I think it's a safe bet t...
by Donald
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 19
Views: 1923

Re: Flying to YUL

As others have said, YUL is still very quiet right now. There’s only one runway in use, 06R/24L. Assuming that you are parking at an FBO, the taxi route should be simple. When in doubt, stop. They’ll notice you’ve stopped, and offer progressive. Don’t forget to leave your transponder on, until engin...
by Donald
Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Where is our union?
Replies: 19
Views: 4489

Re: Where is our union?

The media will likely rip to shreds any organization that publicly questions anti-Covid measures or the government imposing them. Today is a classic example of this as all the media outlets seemed to be running with the: oh my gawd can you believe AC and WJ are selling the middle seat again? Who do...
by Donald
Thu May 21, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums
Replies: 18
Views: 3244

Re: TSB Investigation - Canadian Approach Minimums

The captain mistakenly believed the approach was legal.

The captain was also the company chief pilot.
by Donald
Wed May 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 11526

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

Allright, let’s wrap up the investigation. We’re done. leftoftrack found the cause of the accident. Phrased a little differently: Arguably, what should be one of the best trained pilots in Canada, crashed a very well maintained aircraft, after experiencing what is most likely the most trained failu...
by Donald
Sun May 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 21902

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

https://globalnews.ca/news/6954775/cf-snowbird-crashes-near-kamloops-during-b-c-stop-of-cross-canada-tour/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Deceased female in the plane according to this news article. Absolutely terrible. Watch and listen to the departure end video. 20 sec in there is a "pop"...
by Donald
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk
Replies: 23
Views: 5878

Re: Buffalo Airways - April 28, 2020 - Kugaaruk

But Buffalo is still safe because they haven’t killed anyone. That means all those annoying things like CRFI, minimums, and approach ban doesn’t apply to them. Gravel runways dont have a CRFI. Just a surface condition. That isn't even right half the time. Not entirely true. CRFI’s are published at ...

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