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by Mapleflt
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave
Replies: 64
Views: 4594

Re: DC-3 / C-46 Ramp Slave

"Well that post looking for a FO includes "maintains flight watch over all Buffalo airways aircraft", along with a number of other ridiculous job requirements.. Kind of hard to do full time in the right seat of an airplane, no?" There are many posters on this sight who have done this and much more. ...
by Mapleflt
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Once Lost, now Found
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Once Lost, now Found

Its the compassionate element and the focus it's given by the author that make's this story a compelling one, the site was clearly well know to all.

Mapleflt
by Mapleflt
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Once Lost, now Found
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Once Lost, now Found

Here is a story that ends well,

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longfor ... -bc-alaska

Cheers,

Mapleflt
by Mapleflt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31442

Re: Union at Sky

Finally someone has presented a point of view that others of reasonable intent may stand behind, thank you Cavalier44. If the discussions are kept to a reasonable tone, with logical intentions many more will listen closer. The larger question however is, do we need a union to get to that point or ca...
by Mapleflt
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31442

Re: Union at Sky

So if a regional unionizes and works towards the same terms & conditions as their mainline affiliate at what point do they run the risk of becoming "relevant" operationally and financially.
by Mapleflt
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31442

Re: Union at Sky

In an effort to "inform" myself on the value and the pros & cons of a union I'm left with this thought. If we make the assumption that a union is intended to improved the working conditions within a given company how is it that a person who's stated intentions are to move via the PML should have an ...
by Mapleflt
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31442

Re: Union at Sky

Is there a risk that the PML elevates training expense over the short term thereby reducing the ROI and elimination could provide funds that may be "redirected" elsewhere (i.e. salaries for the higher seniority numbers). As I understand it the PML was a tool to generate interest in joining a regiona...
by Mapleflt
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31442

Re: Union at Sky

Here's a thought, If following the formal establishment of a union all future terms & conditions become negotiable and the negotiating committee is comprised of the upper echelons with no intentions of moving to the mainline doesn't that put the PML at risk for better terms and conditions in the hig...
by Mapleflt
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 31442

Re: Union at Sky

Please consider this,

Any union is a business that needs growth; as a business it responds to it's majority shareholders, will you be in the majority !!! Do you want to control your TOE or be a minority shareholder ??

Mapleflt (I've had this handle since 2009, long before Skyregional)
by Mapleflt
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Walmart Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 8760

Re: Walmart Canada?

Are they still accepting resumes and if so does anyone have a link their website shows nothing for flight crew
by Mapleflt
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Boss Beaver
Replies: 6
Views: 3648

Re: Boss Beaver

So simply said, don't mess with CANADIAN perfection

Mapleflt
by Mapleflt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21193

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

With all due respect you should have stop with this observation,

"I think the limitations of the medium do disservice to the discussion"

It would have been a good "command" decision !!!

My pants fit just fine thank you and my wife isn't in aviation thankfully, cheers
by Mapleflt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21193

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

Let me reiterate,

You depend on them


Getting the airplane safely to the ground is the easy part, getting 100 panicked passengers off safely is the hard part, hope your up to the challenge !!
by Mapleflt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21193

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

Ya, like I said good luck Skipper !!!!
by Mapleflt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21193

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

So to quote, "CRM might feel good and all touchy feely teamwork and stuff, but it doesn't change the fact of who the professionals are and where the buck stops with regards to responsibility and decisions for safety onboard" If I understand you correctly the Flight Attendents are NOT professionals !...
by Mapleflt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21193

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

I'll try to clarify for you sir; while your position is for the most part correct it requires a little help, I'll start with YOUR quote..... "You got the cart before the horse here. The Pilots are responsible for the safety of the ship and passengers and the flight attendants are there to assist the...
by Mapleflt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21193

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

The FA's are responsible for the safety of the passengers, collaboration is of course preferred. With the advent of looked cockpit doors if the cabin crew feels it necessary to "elevate" the response I as the captain will both support and assist in any way possible. I would much rather be explaining...
by Mapleflt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YOU'RE CLEARED TO HOLD...
Replies: 14
Views: 2108

Re: YOU'RE CLEARED TO HOLD...

No foul here, hold entries are recommendations not regulations
by Mapleflt
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Drones to monitor carpool lanes in Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Re: Drones to monitor carpool lanes in Ontario

Holy distracted driving Batman, this will be an unmitigated disaster and will lead to unimaginable issues of highway safety
by Mapleflt
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ornge
Replies: 17
Views: 6744

Re: Ornge

What does a monthly schedule look like typically
by Mapleflt
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots
Replies: 53
Views: 10644

Re: TSC- Pilots hating on Pilots

It's great to see opportunity for the next generation of pilots, how you arrived in the industry is a function of the times as they are now. However please leave any sense of entitlement at home; respect is earned, not awarded and there's still lots of learning ahead of you !! Best wishes to all, Ma...
by Mapleflt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Air seeking $42M loan from feds
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: First Air seeking $42M loan from feds

If FAB is looking for Canadian taxpayers money it had better be for CANADIAN airplanes NOT brand X !!!!!!!

Mapleflt
by Mapleflt
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?
Replies: 29
Views: 6162

Re: Any legitimate Pilot bars left?

The Strange Range in CYZF, plenty of entertainment over the years at that watering hole.

Mapleflt
by Mapleflt
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The missing Caravan
Replies: 37
Views: 7429

Re: The missing Caravan

Hey he didn't go all Germanwigs, at least it was one fully insured Caravan and some cancelled cheques. Evaluating ones "state of mind" could easily become a question your CAME has to answer.

Check your backyard before you drop the hammer on Mr. Caravan

Mapleflt
by Mapleflt
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What kind of watch do you wear?
Replies: 51
Views: 14448

Re: What kind of watch do you wear?

Maybe Airsprint could make one of these beauties a signing bonus, very cool. Please tell me I'm not the only one that remembers this badboys.

Mapleflt

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