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by Airbrake
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A campaign asking the Government to put Canadians before TFW
Replies: 3
Views: 1338

Re: A campaign asking the Government to put Canadians before

wallflower wrote:Obsession is a bad thing.
Obsession or passion?
by Airbrake
Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Likelyhood of the 1:50 FA Ratio being changed
Replies: 8
Views: 3088

Re: Likelyhood of the 1:50 FA Ratio being changed

I suspect it'll be a spec ops that is approved on individual circumstances.
by Airbrake
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing flt 0026 March 1st
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: Sunwing flt 0026 March 1st

They didn't.

It's an error of some sort
by Airbrake
Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CEO's still doing ok
Replies: 39
Views: 1629

CEO's still doing ok

The Old boys are still doing well! http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/01/02/business-ceo-pay.html By the time you read this, the typical CEO of a major Canadian company will already have earned more this year than you will for all of 2013. That's the conclusion of a report from left-leaning ...
by Airbrake
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Approved List of Medications
Replies: 1
Views: 10934

Re: Approved List of Medications

There is no master list in Canada. The bigger question for the MOT doc is why are you needing it, not neccesarily what you are taking for it. Example.... I have a headache and need Tylenol. Why do you have a headache? I drank 750ml of bourbon last night. The issue is not the Tylenol in this case, bu...
by Airbrake
Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Flight number
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Re: Flight number

It was scheduled as 2 different aircraft.
Happens lots
by Airbrake
Thu May 24, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A petition against foreign pilots as temporary workers
Replies: 22
Views: 5163

Re: A petition against foreign pilots as temporary workers

Do the new EI changes here cause any changes to the foreign pilot stuff. I have highlighted the area that could be of benefit to ensure that any unemployed pilots are chosen before foreign pilots. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120524/employment-insurance-ottawa-120524/ Recipients would be b...
by Airbrake
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada’s slow descent - Macleans
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Air Canada’s slow descent - Macleans

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/04/23/a-slow-descent/ Air Canada’s slow descent It is the country’s biggest and most dysfunctional airline, at war with its unions, losing money and protected by Ottawa. There may be only one way out. by Chris Sorensen on Monday, April 23, 2012 11:42am - 27 Comments Phot...
by Airbrake
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Not everyone is happy over at WJ
Replies: 27
Views: 10918

Re: Not everyone is happy over at WJ

Your friend should
1. Reread the memo - it doesn't say they as a group are taking a cut.
2. Wait for the communication that will explain the details to the FA's, then they can comment a bit more accurately. Speculation doesn't allow for clarity.
by Airbrake
Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fatigue cited in AC inflight incident
Replies: 5
Views: 2597

Fatigue cited in AC inflight incident

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/04/16/air-canada-zurich-flight-incident-report.html Canada's Transportation Safety Board says several factors, including pilot fatigue, contributed to an incident aboard an Air Canada plane last year that sent seven passengers to hospital in Switzerland. The ...
by Airbrake
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: KAL72 YVR - ICN diverts to YQQ with bomb threat
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

KAL72 YVR - ICN diverts to YQQ with bomb threat

Must be exciting for Comox to see something that big with Hornets buzzing around it! Hope it's nothing though. http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/korean-air-passenger-jet-makes-emergency-landing-at-cfb-comox/article2397880/?service=mobile A Korean Air 777 passenger jet en ro...
by Airbrake
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Mediator resigns from talks between Air Canada, pilots
Replies: 122
Views: 17097

Mediator resigns from talks between Air Canada, pilots

Mediator resigns from talks between Air Canada, pilots BRENT JANG Last updated Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 9:57PM EST Mediator resigns from talks between Air Canada, pilots (REUTERS) A- A+ A co-mediator has tendered her resignation from contract talks between Air Canada and the union representing pilots. ...
by Airbrake
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada to go ahead with LCC
Replies: 11
Views: 4039

Re: Air Canada to go ahead with LCC

Advice from Quantas pilots Air Canada pilots advised to be part of proposed low-cost carrier Scott Deveau  Feb 19, 2012 – 11:51 AM ET | Last Updated: Feb 19, 2012 12:42 PM ET Brent Lewin/Bloomberg Comments Email Twitter Air Canada pilots are being warned to make sure they have a seat at the table if...
by Airbrake
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Today is the day.
Replies: 26
Views: 7383

Re: Today is the day.

Edited to the right topic
by Airbrake
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada pilots union: airline has abandoned talks
Replies: 26
Views: 4141

Air Canada pilots union: airline has abandoned talks

Wish this was not happening http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120124/air-canada-abandons-talks-pilots-union-says-120124.html#menu Air Canada pilots union: airline has abandoned talks The Canadian Press An Air Canada jet lands at the airport in Halifax in this Friday, June 10, 2011 file photo. (THE CANADI...
by Airbrake
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Biggest solar storm since 2005 pummels Earth
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Biggest solar storm since 2005 pummels Earth

Wondering what airlines who do the polar routes are doing to adjust for this. I've not heard anything from my company. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/23/biggest-solar-storm-since-2005-pummels-earth/ WASHINGTON — A potent solar flare has unleashed the biggest radiation storm since 2005 and coul...
by Airbrake
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 50 Q400 at WJ being farmed out
Replies: 260
Views: 27755

Re: 50 Q400 at WJ being farmed out

2R wrote:It will be interesting to see if any of the guys n gals in the WestJet PropJet Q400 class will get the call from AC just like some of the Jazz guys n gals in ground school got from WJ :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Guaranteed they will, but only if they apply!
by Airbrake
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

Lots of interesting articles, Some are older and epidemiological. Which by nature must be looked at very carefully. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21888274 Population and animal studies indicate that long-term exposure to short-wavelength visible light and ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes incre...
by Airbrake
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

Hawkerflyer wrote:
Airbrake wrote:Hawkerflyer, I love the list, unfortunately a bit short on content.
It was just a joke in regards to healthy eating around YYZ. (lack there of)


Yeah, as was mine, this medium loses some of the intended humor sometimes. Oh well
by Airbrake
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

Hawkerflyer, I love the list, unfortunately a bit short on content. There are definitely healthier options, but I'll ask, how are they working for everyone? Tim's is a great Canadian icon, but they sure as hell dont support healthier food choices. How many out there are anywhere near the weight they...
by Airbrake
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

TTJJ I agree with you totally about CR. The issue I run into is that the majority of pilots will lose their medical and eventually die from issues totally unrelated to CR exposure. I'm more concerned with pilots getting Diabetes, CVD, stroke. These issues unfortunately will take most pilots long bef...
by Airbrake
Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

The feeling better is caused by a different response than the UV b. It is actually through the pineal gland (which is thought the eye & optic nerve) Seratonin is the hormone that is increased and causes us to feel good in sunlight. Be cautious in high elevations with sun exposure as well. Minutes is...
by Airbrake
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21888274 A study about UV light and pilots, looking for more. Will report back when I find them. Vit D supplementation should be based on where you live (Latitude), skin colour and base Vit D serum levels. Vit d is Fat soluble. To say a 150lb Male should be taking ...
by Airbrake
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UV exposure in the cockpit
Replies: 30
Views: 3312

Re: UV exposure in the cockpit

Glass blocks UV B radiation. Not UV A.
UV B is the radiation that the body produces Vit D from.
Sunscreen is not a bad idea at all.
Pilots that I have seen are almost always Vit D deficient.

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