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by ZBBYLW
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol
Replies: 39
Views: 7244

Re: Squeeky Bum time at Schiphol

First officer's leg? Seriously? I have seen a handful of Captains with less than excellent hands and feet in the airbus. I was jumping seating on a pretty challenging approach and saw an FO do an exemplary job. The airbus in my opinion is a great airplane to fly, I have been on it for about 5 years...
by ZBBYLW
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Perimeter aviation( ramp agent )
Replies: 19
Views: 3874

Re: Perimeter aviation( ramp agent )

I too hope that your attitude you're showing here is due to not fully understanding English. That is fine, however I will warn you when you start out (I worked at Perimeter incidentally bit it goes for anywhere "up north") that will play against you. One of my more reliable FOs was a hard worked fro...
by ZBBYLW
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?
Replies: 23
Views: 8936

Re: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?

If you're so concerned about your lack of ability in mental math why don't you try and work on it? If you're a self starter there are a ton of online resources. If you're not, hire a tutor or take classes. Start including math in your day to day life.. when tipping a waitress tip a dollar amount and...
by ZBBYLW
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Approach Ban
Replies: 19
Views: 8151

Re: Approach Ban

+2. Honestly by going down to 50% (even 75%) we are just making up for Nav Canada not putting the appropriate infastructure and our nations airports. Doing a CAT I down to 1200 RVR (which I've done too) normally works out okay (JetsGo had some issues in YYC years back), but why should we be satisfie...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?
Replies: 23
Views: 8936

Re: How often do Air Canada Mainline Pilots use Mathematics on the job?

Sometimes hard math does pop up, figuring out what your cruise temp will be when you have to add or subtract the deviation component prior to coffee completely flowing through your vanes at 0'dark thirty during pre flight. Also if your ACARS takes a dump and you have to take your off and on time and...
by ZBBYLW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 33
Views: 16890

Re: YYZ pilot questions

In no particular order. -Why isn't 06R/24L being used? It's been a month, it feels like. It just sits there gathering dust. -Why is descent clearance on LINNG arrival almost always late ie. Impossible to meet downwind constraints? We ask for constraints deleted, answer is always yes. Shouldn't they...
by ZBBYLW
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 33
Views: 16890

Re: YYZ pilot questions

Just curious, is there anything being done to try and fix some of the rules in place? It does seem that in the US very often the controllers do get to run a bit looser with the rules. It definitely quickens everything up when VMC is present. In Canada it seems that ATC and pilots alike do not/hesita...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 68
Views: 25227

Re: First few years pay

Is it true that overtime is paid at the flat hourly rate while under flat pay or is it 1.5 times higher after 85 hours? My buddy in his first year says he doesn't get time-and-a-half for overtime, but I'm skeptical because I've heard otherwise. Not true. Flat pay only refers to hourly rates (not fo...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: First few years pay
Replies: 68
Views: 25227

Re: First few years pay

AC has a lot of selection for a new hire. The first 4 years are what they are unfortunately. With that being said if someone wants to bid to the bottom of the EMJ they can do it relatively soon in their careers and despite a poor schedule would e financially better off. Rouge is great for those who ...
by ZBBYLW
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Canadian Flight Centre and Brampton Flight Centre
Replies: 23
Views: 4686

Re: Canadian Flight Centre and Brampton Flight Centre

If cost is important check out Harv's Air in Steinbach or St. Andrews. Good school and more affordable accommodation than the bigger cities. While they also have many local students they cater very well to international students and are very knowledgeable about the process of converting your license...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Average age of new fo's
Replies: 11
Views: 7462

Re: Average age of new fo's

It honestly depends on the course. I was hired prior to the PML and there were maybe 3-5 of us under 30. The bulk early to mid 30s and another 5 or so over 40. The average age of guys on the first few courses with the PML would have been higher but it should be coming back down now. Things are good ...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Overshoots at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 30
Views: 6157

Re: Overshoots at Toronto Pearson

Thanks for all the feedback. No worries about knocking the 321. We know it doesnt climb well. From a pilots perspective it's nice as it's quieter and much smoother and stable. The downsides being the performance (especially in the summer). It can eat up runway pretty quickly too at Flap 3. Is there ...
by ZBBYLW
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Overshoots at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 30
Views: 6157

Re: Overshoots at Toronto Pearson

Thanks for the discussion. From my perspective the visual departures seem to have helped. I'll admit I can be part of the problem some days flying the 321. It's a nice ride but indeed very slow to climb. Can you shed some light on the land 1 dep 1 configs vs having mixed arrivals and departures or t...
by ZBBYLW
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Keeping white shirts white
Replies: 35
Views: 5243

Re: Keeping white shirts white

I sweat a lot so have figured out what works best for me. I use Oxyclean, but when I soak it or wash it I use HOT water, not warm or luke warm, hot! I use an undershirt. Underarmour "Charged Cotton" works pretty well as it's a sport shirt. I am 6'5" and most undershirts are not long enough. Another ...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Two unrelated powerplant failures at the same time
Replies: 6
Views: 2189

Re: Two unrelated powerplant failures at the same time

Interesting... two unrelated engine failures and no emergency. Wonder why that was?
by ZBBYLW
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Decent Places to live in Toronto near transit to Pearson?
Replies: 10
Views: 6070

Re: Decent Places to live in Toronto near transit to Pearson

It depends where you will be moving from. When I first moved to TO I ended up right in high park. It was okay, and honestly probably the better part of city living in Toronto for what I was looking for. I came from out west and am quite into the skiing/mountain biking/hiking/beach life style and fou...
by ZBBYLW
Sat May 07, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Is it rare for a ppl student to solo with ten hours or less?
Replies: 45
Views: 7545

Re: Is it rare for a ppl student to solo with ten hours or l

It depends on many things. Sometimes people come in with a good skill base (glider pilot, their dad had an airplane etc..) with good motorskills (maybe they have a motorbike, or mountain bike etc..) and are really good at hand/feet type skills. I was ready to solo at about 5 hours but then we had a ...
by ZBBYLW
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small note in CFS gets overlooked
Replies: 26
Views: 6662

Re: Small note in CFS gets overlooked

I too made it safely to ZAM at night in ONF. CFS has a lot of procedures to follow at night in the mountains. Those procedures always seemed to make sense when operating out of those airfields.
by ZBBYLW
Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: RCAF Halifax Recovery in Sweden
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: RCAF Halifax Recovery in Sweden

Very cool! My grandfather was a tail gunner for 431 Sqd in the later stages of the war. Had 30 some missions over enemy lines! I have his log books at home, could get some tail numbers at a later date but I know he flew in the Lancasters as well as a few Halifax as well. I will try and get more info...
by ZBBYLW
Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WESTJET PILOT FATIGUE
Replies: 42
Views: 7147

Re: WESTJET PILOT FATIGUE

They should definitely updated the Regs for duty days but the number of days worked under their contract should be updated as well. Total duty hours/month shouldn't change. Capt. Mitchell left out that he only works 16 days a month and doesn't normally meet the federally mandated requirements for o...

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