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by Eric Janson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many pilots laid off?
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: How many pilots laid off?

The end of a job is not necessarily the end of a career. Surely you of anyone should know that Eric, I'll assume you don't mean to sound as condescending as that comes across. Perhaps you should pass along your insights to these former colleagues of yours and see and what they think of them? Sure, ...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many pilots laid off?
Replies: 10
Views: 2689

Re: How many pilots laid off?

You can add close to 900 Emirates Pilots to the totals. Layoffs done out of Seniority. A lot a Government Income Support schemes are ending around the World in the coming months. Looks like a lot more layoffs to come once these expire. I know quite a few ex Colleagues whose careers have probably end...
by Eric Janson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 45835

Re: Will Westjet survive?

The real question should be: "how much legroom and armroom am I going to have now?" I think things are looking up! I wouldn't be so sure about that.... EU Airlines - No Social Distancing (flights are full) - Mandatory to wear Mask - No cabin service With a lack of direct flights people ar...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do your job!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5561

Re: Do your job!!

I just want to thank everyone who coordinated direct NAGNO from the Yukon/Alaska border - longest direct I've ever had.

Nice to be flying over Canada again - not something I normally do.

Saddens me how little traffic there is - 2 opposite direction aircraft between the Alaska border and Montreal.
by Eric Janson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 400
Views: 75998

Re: The Return to Normal?

My flight home last night was interesting to say the least.... No Social distancing - flight was almost full. Wearing Masks onboard was mandatory. Plastic bag with drinks/snacks/fruit placed on each seat. No cabin service of any kind. Had to fill out a health declaration to be kept on arrival in cas...
by Eric Janson
Thu May 28, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Climbing on VZF in a jet
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Climbing on VZF in a jet

When you have a planned tailwind is it more time/fuel saving in a jet to climb all the way to your cruising altitude on VZF (low buffet)? We don't use VZF in large jets - it's called "green dot" and represents approximate minimum L/D. Not the most efficient way to climb - especially at th...
by Eric Janson
Thu May 28, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7576

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

They PF pushed the G/A button and then placed both hands on the control column to fly the go-around procedure. When I flew Boeings the PF didn't just push the GA button/switch but also pushed the thrust levers up. There was a "Set Thrust" call at which point the PNF followed up on the thr...
by Eric Janson
Sun May 24, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7576

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

The only thing I can think of is the fact they were coming in at Mach 1 and got so fixated on getting it on the runway that they got tunnel vision. But yea - it will be an interesting read for sure. It sounds like that’s exactly what happened. ATC recording has them at 3000 at 5nm final and when th...
by Eric Janson
Sun May 24, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 7576

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Is there any horn protection for the gear in the 320? Master Warning (unfortunately same ding, ding, ding, ding, ding as the flap Overspeed - though it should have been on the ECAM if they read it). GPWS - Too low gear, pretty loud and hard to miss. Pilots SA - if they were trying to dive bomb onto...
by Eric Janson
Wed May 20, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Time away from the seat.
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: Time away from the seat.

What is the longest hiatus you have encountered in this business (specifically 704/705 drivers). Was it hard to get back into the swing of things and feel 100% after? Does the rust come off quick? First furlough here... 6 months - A340. Switched companies so when I started again I had to learn new ...
by Eric Janson
Wed May 20, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 11000

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

Exactly. People who say “Don’t believe anything out of China” actually have not a single reason to say/think that. Like WTF do you actually know? What? Because CTV news and your colleagues on lunch break say that? Or is it because we’re in Canada and our media is not biased/corrupt? I was in China ...
by Eric Janson
Mon May 18, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...
Replies: 80
Views: 11000

Re: Terrible news for the Air Canada work force...

Just an interesting observation. China has 17% of the world population yet only 1.7 % of reported infections. So, how the f%^k did they manage to only have 1/10 of everyone else in a country that has massive cities with major population densities. Some things are definitely not adding up. I think w...
by Eric Janson
Tue May 12, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid 19 testing for those of us still working
Replies: 17
Views: 2658

Re: Covid 19 testing for those of us still working

I understand that you work for an EU carrier, and generally, hats off to the EU, I find you guys are always ahead of the curve in this respect. Not the same in Canada, unfortunately. This is company specific - doesn't come from the Authorities. I've positioned on two major EU Airlines recently. KLM...
by Eric Janson
Tue May 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Snowbird replacement aircraft
Replies: 133
Views: 11903

Re: Snowbird replacement aircraft

The Aerobatics Team in the UAE (Al Fursan) uses the Aermacchi MB-339. Seems like a very capable Aerobatics platform.

They put on a great show - had the pleasure of watching them practice on multiple occasions. Too bad I couldn't take any pictures.

Videos on YouTube.
by Eric Janson
Mon May 11, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 53
Views: 15120

Re: Layoff Numbers

Delta Mainline 885 aircraft United mainline: 806 aircraft American Mainlinte : 1026 aircraft Even Southwest : 740 aircraft These numbers, I think, illustrate the reason Air Canada calls for "proportionate support". Air Canada mainline and Rouge 255 aircraft including the recently parked A...
by Eric Janson
Mon May 11, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline fleets vs number of aircraft flying
Replies: 14
Views: 3776

Re: Airline fleets vs number of aircraft flying

You also need to differentiate between cargo and passenger flights - a number of carriers are flying their passenger aircraft cargo only.

If you want a really depressing statistic then look at the number of passengers/flight. I saw in the US it now averages 34.
by Eric Janson
Mon May 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Covid 19 testing for those of us still working
Replies: 17
Views: 2658

Re: Covid 19 testing for those of us still working

If TC is reading this....please coordinate something with ICAO/FAA on steps to self isolate crew. Why haven't you forced employers to monitor body temperatures of all crew at the gates? (If you're expecting crews to book off and take a hit on their monthly block, you have another thing coming). Awa...
by Eric Janson
Wed May 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 400
Views: 75998

Re: The Return to Normal?

What I have been noticing as of late, people are itching to bust loose. Things are starting to look up and there will be further easing of the restrictions in the month of May and into a June. How that translates for the airline business going forward tis anybody’s guess but for now there is a dim ...
by Eric Janson
Tue May 05, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 13157

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

The question nobody seems to be asking:- Why were there 2 sailors on board?
by Eric Janson
Sat May 02, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 13157

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

According to the news websites contact was lost at 6:52pm.

That's still daytime in that region - not sure why this was being reported as happening at night.

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