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by Airbrake
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Air Canada Hiring Femail pilots still ????????????????
Replies: 31
Views: 1810

Re: Air Canada Hiring Femail pilots still ????????????????

I know of a female CF pilot that was hired being "too short" for the recruiting standards. Sometimes there are different rules for women...
Strega,
Is the situation you are talking about involve a pilot hired to the forces or a CF pilot hired to A/C?
by Airbrake
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What not to use as a ladder... Or how to ground 9 planes...
Replies: 25
Views: 2750

Re: What not to use as a ladder... Or how to ground 9 planes...

Fines are coming for the airline due to lack of security :? http://news.carrentals.co.uk/tsa-inspector-finds-apparent-security-lapses-3423411.html Posted on: August 25th, 2008 by Martin Fellowes “The inspector was able to gain access to the interior of seven of the nine aircraft inspected, which is ...
by Airbrake
Sun Jul 13, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Runaway fuel truck collides with commercial plane at Terrace
Replies: 25
Views: 1988

Re: Runaway fuel truck collides with commercial plane at Terrace

Doc, the west coast is a looong way from N. Ont. How is the heck did you find your way out there without getting lost?

I remember days we were concerned getting from ypm to yrl....


I guess your all grown up now!
by Airbrake
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilot health and fitness
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Pilot health and fitness

Is there anyone here that might be able to direct me to any studies that have been done on aircrew regarding costs associated with sickness and fitness levels? (Be it by unions or other interested parties at companies) I have searched lots and found nothing, lots in regards regular companies, just n...
by Airbrake
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time to salute the heros of the Ottawa Airport Authority
Replies: 10
Views: 1398

Re: Time to salute the heros of the Ottawa Airport Authority

Looks like Toronto is not going to follow the same rules, too bad. http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=597279 GTAA cuts fees for cargo but not passenger planes Scott Deveau, Financial Post Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008 Story tools presented by Canadian airlines may be reeling from soarin...
by Airbrake
Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian dead in stunt plane crash in Lithuania
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Canadian dead in stunt plane crash in Lithuania

Sad to hear. http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080619/lithuania_crash_080619/20080619?hub=TopStories Canadian dead in stunt plane crash in Lithuania Updated Thu. Jun. 19 2008 6:08 AM ET The Associated Press VILNIUS, Lithuania -- A Canadian citizen has died after a two-seat stunt ...
by Airbrake
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: DEC at westjet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: DEC at westjet?

Not a chance of that happening.
by Airbrake
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Porter Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 6901

Re: Porter Airlines

That is great news, I hope that some day all airlines allow agreements such as this.

Does that mean that WJ employees can travel on Porter?
If so what might the costs be?
by Airbrake
Wed May 28, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CPL-Multi-IFR done...Go to the Canadian Airforce??
Replies: 22
Views: 1048

Re: CPL-Multi-IFR done...Go to the Canadian Airforce??

If you are hoping to get lots of flying with the CF talk to a recruiter first. There is one pilot who is with the CF who left a commercial operation with approx 1200 hours. This pilot in 4 years with the CF has logged a total of 110 hours (and still waiting). There is another that I know who left a ...
by Airbrake
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet precautionary shutdown
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: Westjet precautionary shutdown

Am I missing something. The info in the cadors does not make sense to me The aircraft was 35 miles NW of Hamilton, then 38 minutes later it landed in Winnipeg after shutting the engine down? Am I to assume that if flew what would normally be a 2 hour something minute flight on 2 engines, in 38 minut...
by Airbrake
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet and AIR MILES renew multi-year agreement
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: WestJet and AIR MILES renew multi-year agreement

Funny this article states the exact opposite WestJet plans to start its own loyalty program BRENT JANG April 3, 2008 WestJet Airlines Ltd. is scaling back its relationship with Air Miles, saying yesterday it plans to start its own loyalty program in 2009 but consumers will still be able to redeem Ai...
by Airbrake
Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emergency landing at YOW in the process....
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

Re: Emergency landing at YOW in the process....

I have no issues with the media making mistakes. I make them lots, I am accountable for them though. Both to myself as a professional, and to my boss. The issue I have is that they do not seem to be accountable. (Well they kind of are, but the public forgets very quickly, and their boss's forget eve...
by Airbrake
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emergency landing at YOW in the process....
Replies: 22
Views: 2315

Re: Emergency landing at YOW in the process....

That is the most pathetic bit of reporting I have ever watched in my life. There are not any facts in it at all that were accurate, dumping fuel on a 737?(if it was a 737), maybe had 2 pilots, oh come on. If I was the the producer of that slot I would be disappointed to say the least. Their expert s...
by Airbrake
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Wj crash YOW
Replies: 56
Views: 5888

Re: Wj crash YOW

I can confirm that the YQT incident was nothing like the YOW one at all.
by Airbrake
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet flight's sharp drop injures 9
Replies: 49
Views: 5516

Well, the 300m drop has become 20m

Nice to see that the crew acted exactly as they are trained and expected to . Professionally. The sad part is that sometimes that "eyewitness" accounts are taken as factual when they are only a small picture from one point of view of a very large and complicated fresco. Proper procedures followed on...
by Airbrake
Fri Sep 07, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet flight's sharp drop injures 9
Replies: 49
Views: 5516

Bug Smasher. You must understand the support system that WJ uses before you criticize decisions made. WJ uses the most knowledgeable medical professionals for all medical situations. It is called MedLink. Medlink is based in Pheonix and consists of professional Aviation doctors. These doctors take a...
by Airbrake
Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Accomodation in YYC?
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Accomodation in YYC?

Anyone in need of a place to stay in Calgary.
I have purchased a Condo 5 min from Downtown Calgary.
2Br, 1.5Bath.
Great Location for DT and the airport.

PM me if you might be interested and want more details.

Brakesout
by Airbrake
Sun May 13, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: retirement age...now what?
Replies: 22
Views: 4214

To put out some numbers for you all. I will make some assumptions 1. a person were hired this year. (I believe that we will hire 100 or more) 2. If it took 6 years to go capt as well (a fair assumtion I believe) 3. the Stock never goes up 1 cent in 22 years (just a number on a spreadsheet I used) (I...
by Airbrake
Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Which HeadSet For A B737NG
Replies: 50
Views: 8887

Yup IPOD headphones work great. You just need an adaptor to get it from the 3.5 mm to 7 mm or so (Cannot rememeber the exact measurement) Not sure about the impedence issue. has never caused me any issues. If you go to Costco they will mould the ear plug for you that has the ability to take the audi...
by Airbrake
Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Which HeadSet For A B737NG
Replies: 50
Views: 8887

I agree with JJJ. The moulded ones are the way to go. To go one step further, I got the ones made for the police. They come as a pair and only cost 60 as opposed to the 55 for one for the aviation model. Now the only difference is I do not use a boom mike. I use the hand mike. But i Do use both ear ...
by Airbrake
Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines #'s
Replies: 1
Views: 783

WestJet 64 planes 735 pilots
by Airbrake
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC/Jazz pulling out of YXX???
Replies: 17
Views: 2440

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=593ca254-1d9c-44ab-bf23-a14edf66513a&k=67016 Air Canada to discontinue Calgary flights out of Abbotsford airport Christina Toth, Abbotsford Times Published: Friday, March 16, 2007 ABBOTSFORD - Losing Air Canada flights out of Abbotsford's airport...
by Airbrake
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WASAYA HIRING - from workopolis
Replies: 33
Views: 3337

Acutally there are other ways you can lose your money. I had the unfortunate lesson learned personaly. I am with Doc on this one. If you are going to sign onto one of these agreements, just do your homework and be comfortable that you understand all about the situation you have signed on for. With t...
by Airbrake
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Pay Question
Replies: 13
Views: 3700

The take home is largely dependent on what ESP % you chose. If at 40000 you choose the max of 20% then you are cutting out 8000 a year, That makes the take home a little skinny. You get the benefit of having 16000 invested at the end of the year.
by Airbrake
Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thought for the Day: Fitness
Replies: 27
Views: 3620

If you all need a workout for on the road, here are some sites that offer some great body weight only workouts. Great for a hotel room, limited gym etc. The EVA T Site is the best for body weight only stuff. The CrossFit site is awesome if you have a little bit more to a lot more equipment. Have fun...

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