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by confusedalot
Thu May 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2585

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

Do I ever emphathize with you. I was a government employee by circumstance. 9/11 happened, aviation people were kicked into the street, no prospects, so I applied. Got the job. Thought I had it made. And then reality hit me in the face like a landmine. So.....the trollers have absolutely zero idea o...
by confusedalot
Wed May 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?
Replies: 34
Views: 5632

Re: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?

I'll take that on....... In the US, tons of big timers disappeared. PanAm, TWA, Braniff, and on it goes. The market there can absorb a failure. Others take up the slack. Not the same situation here. Big red goes natuarally, nobody can take up the market, leading to serious problems for the state. Ev...
by confusedalot
Wed May 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Refractive Lens Surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Refractive Lens Surgery

Got the operation done in both eyes because of cataracts. Not the same perhaps as your situation. The big takaway is to NOT get a multifocal lens implant because that will invalidate night flying privileges. Apparently multifocals cause all kinds of glare related issues at night. So get monofocal im...
by confusedalot
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot in the Canadian Forces
Replies: 51
Views: 31865

Re: Pilot in the Canadian Forces

Good post, I too was an air cadet and never regretted the experience. They gave me a private pilot licence. And a whole lot more.

Most respect current and former CF staff, but alas, some just don't get it.
by confusedalot
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?
Replies: 34
Views: 5632

Re: AirTransat: for sale-Blue-rouge...?

Sad news indeed. :( For the industry that is.

God I hope that this will not result in a mapleflot country.

But what do I know, I am stupid enough to believe in democracy.
by confusedalot
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail
Replies: 31
Views: 4188

Re: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail

Nothing is incorrect with the above post. That is how this somewhat dysfunctional state actually works. Little guys get nailed to the wall, big guys get the favors. Been like that forever. For those who actually have to survive, look at how these fraudsters operate and eventually beat them at their ...
by confusedalot
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot in the Canadian Forces
Replies: 51
Views: 31865

Re: Pilot in the Canadian Forces

Can you kill on demand? Can you die on command? That is all your country will require of you. When you try to get a civilian job you will need to find a company with ex military pilots because the rest will not like your skill set. Check the eye surgery thing very carefully. I know more guys who ha...
by confusedalot
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 12480

Re: Pet Peeves?

My pet peeve is actually thinking this site has something to add to avaition knowledge. But instead is a bunch of winers complaing that they are either underpaid, or over paid and or tired or jealous of every other industry. I joined thinking this may help me become a better GA pilot. Instead it ma...
by confusedalot
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?
Replies: 28
Views: 2374

Re: Getting paid by client to provide sightseeing in my plane?

You clearly know the rules, so unless you have a cpl as a driver, can't do it legally. Then comes all of that commercial operating certificate stuff. If you can set the whole thing up as a non profit, maybe that would work? Sketchy I know, but in this world of billion dollar corporations getting tax...
by confusedalot
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail
Replies: 31
Views: 4188

Re: Bombardier rips into the Globe and Mail

As an aside, the Quebec government gave the bulk of rescue money, 1 billion, a few years back. The feds pitched in with a little more, some hundreds of millions or so. Bombardier also sold off other bits, one of which was their training unit, to CAE. Wonder why they can't pull an air Canada trick wi...
by confusedalot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: English Vs French on the Radio.
Replies: 90
Views: 10771

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: 19381

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: 3132

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: 4182

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: 1070

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: 10459

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: 3376

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: 10459

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: 2957

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: 1258

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: 3376

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: 4630

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: 11309

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: 10459

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: 10459

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, ...

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