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by confusedalot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10130

Re: English Vs French on the Radio.

I don't know why I am a sucker for abuse, but whatever, I know I am wading into a situation where I will be torn apart to itty bitty pieces. I am an English guy. I live in Quebec. Because of that, and that only (read, no special merit), I am fully bilingual. But that does not matter. If you fly in Q...
by confusedalot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay
Replies: 84
Views: 15090

Re: Record revenues vs 4 year flat pay

ummmnh.....stupid as I am, hey I was born that way...... Is the big red pilot thing nothing more than getting the job, and cruising along with little effort to get to a top paying place in life that will guarantee you an upper class existence with zero jeopardy? You can try to figure out all of the ...
by confusedalot
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived
Replies: 36
Views: 2823

Re: Colombian authorities have disclosed that none of the 14 occupants of a Douglas DC-3 have survived

Yes in today's world of flying modern technology is making airplanes safer and safer. One of the best examples I can think of is Airbus Industries including alfa floor protect in their airplanes, it was fun deliberately holding the sidestick full aft and watching the computers prevent me from stall...
by confusedalot
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hiring Surge
Replies: 17
Views: 3984

Re: Hiring Surge

As many have pointed out, timing is everything. As old fella said, he did it at a certain time and a certain place, but it all worked out, as far as i can tell. So, with the ''timing is everything'' notion in mind, looks like there will be pretty good options available for years to come. I didn't se...
by confusedalot
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Issues with the Aviation Document Booklet
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Issues with the Aviation Document Booklet

I looked at that blue abortion that I keep in my junk drawer and checked the expiry date on it, it was 2015. If I my licenses and ratings are invalid in the Peoples Republic of Canada does that invalidate all my FAA licenses I flew under for decades back when I flew for a living? Don't think so, bu...
by confusedalot
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9930

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Oh great. Another “ my dick is bigger than your dick “ post. Sorry to disappoint, but no. Don't really care how big my dick is cuz it has done the job. It's a "different" skill set with it's own set of circumstances. Everything to do with boring and tedious engineer stuff, nothing to do with pushin...
by confusedalot
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

The above post is absolutely spot on.

Never been the chief, but was the right hand man. And he was my friend.

To this day, I would NEVER want to be the top dog.

And they pay crap to the guy who actually has enough guts who stands up and takes it on.....
by confusedalot
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9930

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

I know all or that, what is your point? Have....you...ever....been....in the trenches with the grunts actually doing the job? The perspective of the general in the pentagon is a whole lot different than the guy getting the shots. Some company gets a contract, big deal. The max sim training would hav...
by confusedalot
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting by air to my flying job
Replies: 26
Views: 2823

Re: Commuting by air to my flying job

lownslow wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:55 am
Can you fly the work plane home at the end of the day for some agreed-on amount?
That makes waaaay......to much sense.

So therefore, in this world, it would be verboten. :lol:
by confusedalot
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: British Airways getting ready for April fools day
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: British Airways getting ready for April fools day

Not trying to be a smartass......

Sounds like commercial ops (the gate agents) forgot to talk to flight ops ( the dispatchers).
by confusedalot
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 80k for a government chief pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: 80k for a government chief pilot

Sounds a bit wrong. Even a TC inspector with a minimum atpl and no responsibility makes 100K to start.

I am surprised.
by confusedalot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407
Replies: 24
Views: 4343

Re: 10 years ago today Colgan Air 3407

An instructor with 1500 hrs can get an ATPL. Absolutely. And I was one of them decades ago. I was fortunate enough to not put a scratch on a person or a plane, so atpl or not does not strike me as a barometer to safety. Both pilots had sufficient hours. Something else, and circumstances, had lots t...
by confusedalot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 10221

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

complexintentions wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 am
Oh, I dunno. I enjoyed being able to take a shower inflight. That's my idea of a "full bathroom". Heated floors, etc. :mrgreen:

Oh yeah, erm, uh... Sunwing?
Must be nice up there, looking down on the poor and unfortunate and all...
by confusedalot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9930

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

OK,

Explain.

Have you done any sim work?
by confusedalot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9930

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

A level D, (the highest level of sim certification), is a fantastic training tool, but many forget that it is nothing more than a real nice video game, and it is not an airplane. The sad accidents were caused by Boeing's omission of the mcas system information. So, the pilots did not know about it, ...
by confusedalot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 24699

Re: Emirates

https://voiceofthemarkets.blogspot.com/2019/02/dubai-bailout-continues-still-unable-to.html Good reading for anyone thinking of heading out that way. You won't read very much of this in the local papers - even PPRuNe is still blocked. Quite an eye opener. Are the good times over, so to speak?
by confusedalot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 44
Views: 8511

Re: Pilot shortage State side

Could be, wouldn't be surprised. It has happened in the past though. I seem to recall rcaf types ending up at united (or some other major) in the 60's, I think that was even after a recruiting roadshow but not sure. My US based friend actually confirmed that. Another time was either in the late 70's...
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced
Replies: 17
Views: 1757

Re: China's AT200 Cargo Drone Production Commenced

Drones are yesterday's news. Easy.

Now, stick it in realtime circumstances. It all falls down, for now.

If ATC gets total remote control of everything that flies, then and only then will the concept work.

It can happen........someday....but not soon.
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval
Replies: 33
Views: 3967

Re: Boeing Tumbles on Grand Jury Subpoena Probing 737 MAX Approval

As someone said before, the media cherrypicks facts for maximum effect, just to sell the story of the day. Forget about the big picture.

The accidents are bad of course. The technical screwups will be fixed.

Boeing should weather the media storm. I hope so at least.
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 126
Views: 32051

Re: Union at Sky

Do you even have an MEC yet? And I’m pretty sure You don’t even have a collective agreement yet. Your work and schedule rules will be written into the collective agreement. Once ratified then you can enforce the collective agreement with crew planning/crew scheduling. Until then aren’t you still op...
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canadian Pilot Unity
Replies: 51
Views: 7494

Re: Canadian Pilot Unity

Hmmm,

30% say screw the other guy and 70% say let's figure this out. According to the poll at least.

Seems to me that the 30% usually, but not always, get their way?
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Switching to flying in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 4693

Re: Switching to flying in the US

It's harder now than it used to be. For me it was medical, verification letter and 50 question exam. Now you're to take a CTP course which includes ground training and SIM and costs about $5000. I got my faa the easy way over a decade ago. Easy. What is a CTP course? Just curious. Never mind, just ...
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Switching to flying in the US
Replies: 15
Views: 4693

Re: Switching to flying in the US

Stinky wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:48 pm
It's harder now than it used to be. For me it was medical, verification letter and 50 question exam.
Now you're to take a CTP course which includes ground training and SIM and costs about $5000.
I got my faa the easy way over a decade ago. Easy.

What is a CTP course? Just curious.
by confusedalot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen
Replies: 38
Views: 10755

Re: Canada faces severe shortage of pilots and aircraft workers - Ottawa Citizen

120+ grand a year! I'd take that and buy my own little Piper Cub or something to enjoy on my weekends off ! I met an aeronautical engineer with experience that was paid 90K. (Yes of course, he must be an idiot) 120K to start? I say don't walk, run, and don't look back! Not too many people make that...
by confusedalot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession.
Replies: 106
Views: 9926

Re: Recession.

OK here we go, waaay off topic....... For the trucker guys/gals, here goes from an old guy who was born in a certain decade. It was the wrong decade. So I made no riches but I still ended up flying rather large planes and saw the world. Not a great retirement but still well above many in society. Th...

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