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by HansDietrich
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 10336

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

Not everyone wants to work at Air Canada. I don't. I never wanted to.
by HansDietrich
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz - Dash 8 bond
Replies: 36
Views: 3125

Re: Jazz - Dash 8 bond

Our union would not allow a bond. The working conditions are far better than most operations here, which tends to keep people. Not to mention the benefit package, pension, ESOP, schedule, vacation, mx, training etc. Some people do indeed leave after a year or two for overseas gigs. Or after the agr...
by HansDietrich
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dash8 yaw damper engagement.
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

Re: Dash8 yaw damper engagement.

Depends on the model and weight. For example, on the -100 you have to have YD off if your weight is light and V1 is below 92 KIAS. (If I remember correctly. It has been a while since I flew the Dash)
by HansDietrich
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moving to the states but still working in Canada
Replies: 20
Views: 1922

Re: Moving to the states but still working in Canada

But why? A big group of pilots would kill for the right to work in the states at the moment. Which Canadian operator is so great you want to avoid being paid in USD and getting sign-up bonuses?? True, but this may be temporary, after which they come back to Canada. If I was flying for a good compan...
by HansDietrich
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 132
Views: 19102

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

I heard a rumor that, in the future, Jazz pilots will be able to afford both shelter and food.
by HansDietrich
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 11064

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

If you think that a 737 Captain or First Officer should clean planes, you need to travel a bit more and see the world. Get that 703 mentality or whatever PTSD you may be experiencing due to your previous abuse as a small time pilot and get in line with the rest of the world. Spare me the "What about...
by HansDietrich
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 11064

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

I'll clean the plane in the back when the Groomers / FAs come in the flight deck and take care of that MEL for me.
by HansDietrich
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke
Replies: 139
Views: 11409

Re: Air Canada and Westjet...what a joke

Yet the military sees fit that a 28 day abstinence is perfectly fine. Double standard much government? Eating shitty food is an impairment. Not exercising is an impairment, booze, FATIGUE, I could go on, yet everyone seems to be hung up on cannabis. I don't understand how some of you think it is OK...
by HansDietrich
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 342
Views: 62717

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

KenoraPilot :) You're so kind toward the Dash Trash. Good on you for having a positive outlook on it. ;) I did not like Dash 8 and I'm glad I'm not on it anymore. It may have been a technological "marvel" at one point in the 1600s, sorry I mean the 80s, but it has long outlived its welcome (in my op...
by HansDietrich
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying
Replies: 20
Views: 5450

Re: SAMRA/SARON - my guide to studying

Nice post. I used Aerocourse when I wrote my AAs. I will disagree with you on one thing. Writing your SARON / SAMRA is not about how much you know (per say) but rather writing their type of exam. Since English is my 2nd language, it was very challenging for me to understand WTF they were trying to a...
by HansDietrich
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Instrument time
Replies: 38
Views: 2177

Re: Logging Instrument time

I called TC and asked this exact question and this is what I got for the answer "You can only log instrument time when you are in actual IMC or under the hood and in the SIM during training, so for example, you did an hour flight from CYSB to CYTZ only during departure and landing you were in cloud...
by HansDietrich
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Too old to fly for a career?
Replies: 9
Views: 2809

Re: Too old to fly for a career?

I'm too busy to read your post. I saw "27 years old". You're not too old. Make sure you know what you're getting into though. If you want it, go for it, if not don't. It makes no difference to most people.
by HansDietrich
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 16572

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

Interesting points on all sides. So Marijuana is illegal in Australia, Germany, Hungary, Morocco (Places where AC / Rouge fly to). Under what reasoning will these flight crews get screened? More importantly, HOW DO YOU PROVE IMPAIRMENT? Alcohol is illegal in Saudi Arabia. Does that mean KLM, Lufthan...
by HansDietrich
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 9259

Re: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation

What routes does GGN fly out of YYZ, on the 1900s? Will Jazz get those routes then?
by HansDietrich
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSB finds fatigue an issue in SFO lineup
Replies: 20
Views: 3423

Re: TSB finds fatigue an issue in SFO lineup

I'm shocked that our Transportation Minister, an ex astronaut, would not act on something so critical (addressing pilot fatigue and changing legislation). They will have a hearing, and Justin will dress up as an Air Canada Captain, just to get in the mood of things... probably a lady captain to be i...
by HansDietrich
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 9259

Re: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation

From a sentimental point of view, the B1900 is an amazing aircraft. It has been part of YYZ for many years. I've flown one before and I loved it. It's not however an airplane that needs to be tied to Air Canada's network. It's more suited with 704 operators. That itself is a cool thing to reflect on.
by HansDietrich
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 7569

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

So you want to spend $50,000 in legal fees just to enter the worst country on earth? Obviously you have not travelled much if you think the USA is the worst country on earth. Or you are just saying that for effect. I am amazed at the amount of dislike for America there is in the pilot group, howeve...
by HansDietrich
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 7569

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

So owning stocks in Pot companies, in a country (Canada) where it is (will be) legal, makes you a criminal, but owning stocks in General Dynamics, Ratheon, etc that make weapons that kill millions of people a year is NOT ILLEGAL! Got it. With each passing day I have less and less desire to travel to...
by HansDietrich
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.
Replies: 87
Views: 7569

Re: US turning people away at the boarder for investments in pot.

goingnowherefast wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Don't answer the question. Say "If I refuse to answer that question, will I be denied entry?"
You will be denied entry for the day, but not banned "for life"...
by HansDietrich
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!
Replies: 25
Views: 5101

Re: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!

It's not a federal holiday - remember we work under federal employment rules in this business. Besides, life goes on in most of the country... kids go to school, banks are open, airlines fly. Do you want to survive BC air taxi or not? Get out of that clapped out Navajo or Metro, pin on a poppy, and...
by HansDietrich
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: 2nd job with low paying FO salary?
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: 2nd job with low paying FO salary?

Zaibatsu wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:51 am
Working the car wash or cooking meth like Walter White? Why not?

Working another flying job which eats up precious maximum flying hours and days free from duty? Certainly not!
Hahahaha! Yes! Spot on!
by HansDietrich
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada lands again
Replies: 46
Views: 5436

Re: Air Canada lands again

There are many factors here. Doing a go-around so close to the ground (low energy) is not exactly the safest of things. We do practice it in the SIM, but when you're at "50 feet" and a Go Around is called, it's easy to miss, especially with the "plane" barking at you the "final countdown". I'm sure ...
by HansDietrich
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: EASA license conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3239

Re: EASA license conversion

willfly4food wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:44 am
Why is Canada one of the only countries giving away ATPL conversions like they are samples at Costco?
Because they need 200 hr wonders to fly for Swoop...
by HansDietrich
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Georgian 1900 FO lowest time hired?
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Air Georgian 1900 FO lowest time hired?

goingnowherefast wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:27 pm
Jazz hires with less time than that.
That's not true! Not unless you come from Seneca. Read the post: "Off the Street..."
by HansDietrich
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Evas
Replies: 113
Views: 18399

Re: Evas

I'll join in and say that this post did nothing but make EVAS look worse for us that had never worked there or had anything to do with it. They have a "Wall of Shame" for those captains that "waste money on de-icing?" Unreal. Does AC know about this? Does TC? I'd record every conversation with the b...

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