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by The Raven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Anyone know what other airlines or companies have 737 Max 8 simulators? How many are there?
by The Raven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Daniel Cooper wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:25 am
If MAX specific training becomes a requirement those might become very valuable.
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
by The Raven
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 7
Views: 893

737 Max 8 Simulators

How many 737 Max 8 simulators do Air Canada and Westjet have?
by The Raven
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1008
Views: 262366

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

By 2020 the average Air Canada pilot will only have 7 years service with the Company. I suppose that means that if you have 8 years service in 2020 you are in the top half of the seniority list.
by The Raven
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 53257

Re: China_CAAC's Merged Threads

John,

You say that once a year you step out of your comfort zone and think of others instead of yourself. So in other words, 364 days a year you only think of yourself? Is that right?

The RAVEN
by The Raven
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: L1011
Replies: 20
Views: 3698

Re: L1011

I can’t recall the exact date, but I do remember operating AC870 from YMX to CDG one night. We were only in cruise about 30 minutes when we had to shut down #3. I don’t recall why we shut it down but it was doing a lot of farting and blowing a bunch of flame and sparks out the back end. Anyway we ci...
by The Raven
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Everyday at WJ : union busting
Replies: 136
Views: 24041

Re: Everyday at WJ : union busting

Mostly Harmless and FL410AV8R, Spot on posts. Realitychex, I assume you are Tim Morgan but may be wrong. Your posts read like Tim. I see some of your points, but you must realize the company has eviscerated it’s most loyal group of employees. How do we recover from that? What is our only logical re...
by The Raven
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Upgrade times and pay.
Replies: 68
Views: 23772

Re: Upgrade times and pay.

3 Asia’s a month you’re done in 9-10 days. Becomes more of a part-time job. I'm thinking that even 3 a month could be somewhat of a drag? Up at 0700 local home time, off to the airport, leave at noon for a ?15?hour flight, check into hotel at 0400 body time, and try to sleep. Wake up 4 hours later,...
by The Raven
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Feet mobilization at AC
Replies: 2
Views: 2717

Re: Feet mobilization at AC

Others can answer your question a lot better than me, but suffice it to say that you will probably never be forced off your base. Using the example you give, if you are based in YYZ as a 767 FO and Air Canada moves all the 767 flying to another base, you can stay in YYZ and bid onto another aircraft...
by The Raven
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!
Replies: 64
Views: 27526

Re: Westjet. The new PML to Air Canada!

I met a nice young man from Westjet today waiting for his Air Canada interview. Very nice guy....hope he gets hired.
by The Raven
Fri May 05, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet To Launch ULCC
Replies: 306
Views: 57522

Re: WestJet To Launch ULCC

When is the vote?
by The Raven
Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Korean issues
Replies: 45
Views: 4008

Re: North Korean issues

Siddley Hawker wrote:Somebody oughta tell Young Fat Wun that his haircut makes his head look like a whorehouse doorknob.
And you would know that because....?
by The Raven
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Medical
Replies: 28
Views: 15257

Re: Air Canada Medical

Doctor: Please get undressed.
Pilot Applicant: Where should I put my clothes?
Doctor: Over there, on top of mine.
by The Raven
Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Average age of new fo's
Replies: 11
Views: 7260

Re: Average age of new fo's

A few Jazz guys went over that were in their mid 50's :shock: And they can hold EMB CA in 2017 and will probably hold junior B737 CA by 2020. Not a bad gig for the last 8-10 years of your career. Ya, if you don't mind spending the last 10 years of your career at the bottom of the list working weeke...
by The Raven
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Question for the wide body guys/gals
Replies: 29
Views: 15664

Re: Question for the wide body guys/gals

402_pilot wrote:Thanks for the quick answers! One more quick question: I see dual tillers on the some of the AC aircraft. (777,787) Do the F/Os taxi their sectors?
I'm retired now, so unless things have changed, generally no. The Captain taxis.
by The Raven
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 386498

Re: Air Canada Pool

ActionAxson wrote:You need the
at the end to close the quotation[/quote]

I see. I suppose that shows how great of a formatter I am. :lol:
by The Raven
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 386498

Re: Air Canada Pool

ActionAxson wrote:
The Raven wrote:
lazyeight wrote:Because a degree really tells HR how great of a pilot you are...

A degree might help with your grammar. What's wrong with your sentence?
A degree might also help with your formatting. What's wrong with your post?
I don't know. Enlighten me.
by The Raven
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 386498

Re: Air Canada Pool

[quote="lazyeight"]Because a degree really tells HR how great of a pilot you are..."

A degree might help with your grammar. What's wrong with your sentence?
by The Raven
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: I was genuinely embarrassed for them
Replies: 26
Views: 10752

Re: I was genuinely embarrassed for them

Couldn't believe this. There I was on a gorgeous day up in the flight levels, not a cloud in sight, when a flight checks in with ATC not far from my position and requests a block of altitudes. Now, bear in mind that this airline checking in exclusively flies a type that's well known for its docile ...
by The Raven
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Transat Pilots Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk
Replies: 5
Views: 5616

Re: Air Transat Pilots Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk

Raymond Hall wrote:July 19th, New York Times Article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/world ... world&_r=0
...and this is in the Air Canada forum because...??
by The Raven
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cabin crew
Replies: 12
Views: 5788

Re: Cabin crew

At Air Canada I have been called just prior to pushback plenty of times by the cabin crew to advise me there was a passenger in the washroom. In the grand scheme of things, no big deal, let them have a relaxing pee. It usually only takes a couple of minutes. The flight attendant should have let the ...
by The Raven
Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 386498

Re: Air Canada Pool

I don't think I'm that far off... Here goes... 4th year day/night blended rate on the EMJ is about $157 or so? a little over $140K is the least you're going to make as a 4th year EMJ captain if you only get the 900 hour annual guarantee... you can count on that as minimum. But assume you do an aver...
by The Raven
Fri May 06, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 32282

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Finally, it is obvious he was trying to sneak in below clouds but was totally lost, showing a severe lack of situation awareness... With all the nav-aids available...He had NO business to be where he was. All he had to do is power up, climb away and sort things up, get aligned and land...but noooo....
by The Raven
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small note in CFS gets overlooked
Replies: 26
Views: 6340

Re: Small note in CFS gets overlooked

pelmet,

Can you provide a reference to this incident. Where do I find the report?

Thanks,

The Raven
by The Raven
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS 683 pilot no show?
Replies: 13
Views: 8217

Re: WS 683 pilot no show?

I remember the days when Westjet would supply pizza to their passengers that were inconvenienced due to IRROPS....but then again, that was only when the media was around.

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