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by tps8903
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Max.
Replies: 83
Views: 10162

Re: Boeing Max.

I have seen the Max's parked on West Jets ramp in YYC. They have removed the Max name from the side of the fuselage. It now shows Boeing 737-8. They have always said 737-8. Just look at photos taken before the grounding. For example: https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5114794 Or: https://www.airliners.net/ph...
by tps8903
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 12381

Re: Georgian AD

JohnnyHotRocks wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:14 pm
I heard a rumour that Georgian is painting it’s hangar Westjet colours
Gross.
by tps8903
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: MyID Travel General Availability Error
Replies: 8
Views: 2626

Re: MyID Travel General Availability Error

ahramin wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:20 pm
Yep. Impossible to book jumpseat on AC since Sunday.
Same issue here. Every airline works except AC.
by tps8903
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?
Replies: 80
Views: 9143

Re: Are Amber Alerts affecting your flight safety?

All newer Android phones have something called Priority Mode. It allows you to choose what wakes you up while blocking the sound of everything else including Amber Alerts. On my phone the only thing that can and does wake me up is a call from Crew Sked and my wake up alarm. You can choose which cont...
by tps8903
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Aircraft for rent
Replies: 7
Views: 1257

Re: Aircraft for rent

Hi everyone, I’m currently selling block time on a Cherokee 180 to the folks at Jazz who need PIC time for their ATPL. If anyone from Encore would like to do the same then please PM me. Aircraft is at Springbank. $150 to be put on the insurance. $75 per hour DRY. GARMIN GTX225 Radio. GARMIN Aera 66...
by tps8903
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Non ytz bases
Replies: 9
Views: 3834

Re: Non ytz bases

Are you looking to buy a place or rent? Toronto is not for everyone, some people just cant handle city life living in a small condo...so just ask yourself if you can do it first? For me i grow up in a big city just like Toronto so i don't mind paying the same money for a condo rather than a big hou...
by tps8903
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1900 operators in Canada
Replies: 21
Views: 2731

Re: 1900 operators in Canada

Is Northern Thunderbird Air not around anymore? I havent been in the game for a while.I guess they were part of CMA. NT Air and CMA 1900s are all dual registered. I don't believe Carson has any 1900's, unless they recently acquired one. Also, Georgian is no longer utilizing the 1900 as far as I kno...
by tps8903
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Float Rating Newfoundland
Replies: 4
Views: 540

Re: Float Rating Newfoundland

Luckily you don't need a flight school for a seaplane rating. You just need to find someone who meets the CAR 425.21(6) requirement, which is just about anyone who owns a floatplane. (6) A person who conducts flight training toward the issuance of a landplane class rating or a seaplane class rating ...
by tps8903
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

When you imagine the combined cost of diverting an aircraft, dumping fuel, messing up the travel plans of over 100 other people and having to provide a place for them to stay and an alternate flight to their destination, not to mention how uncomfortable and bothersome the experience would be for th...
by tps8903
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg
Replies: 16
Views: 1870

Re: RCMP arrest drunken men on flight to Vegas stag after plane forced down in Winnipeg

'97 Tercel wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:16 pm
2 years in jail!!! Wow, that's like a manslaughter sentence in Canada...
Actually, it is often exactly what one would get for impaired driving cause death in Canada. So not far off.
by tps8903
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Top Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 2675

Re: Top Tips

Hello Friends, Starting ground school soon and I’m wondering if anybody can share some top tips for success or how to make things a little easier. To be clear, I’m not “looking for answers”. I’m looking for “know the take off brief” or “read the AOM, specifically Ch3” or “be sure to avoid Rosco’s C...
by tps8903
Mon May 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 24
Views: 6116

Re: A "NEW" One List?

Absolutely, one list flows both ways! Including Encore bumping up when seniority dictates. How would that work in practice? All the OTS guys since Encore started would be forced back to encore while 150-200 guys move to mainline to replace them? Then all hiring would have to be done through Encore ...
by tps8903
Thu May 16, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Congrats
Replies: 53
Views: 9629

Re: Congrats

Anyone know roughly how many aircraft and pilots at AT? Thanks From ALPA: At a Glance Pilots joined ALPA: 1999 Number of pilots: 619 Pilot bases: Montreal, Que., and Toronto, Ont. From PCC: Fleet Types 16 Airbus A330-200 Wide-body Airliners, 4 Airbus A330-300 Wide-body Airliners, 7 Airbus A310-300 ...
by tps8903
Tue May 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 9848

Re: BETRAYAL!

What DYNA said... I believe there will be a motion passed tomorrow night guys. The MEC will be mandated to renegotiate. If all the emotion I’m hearing here is real(and I’m sure it is), then the company would be stupid to not join us at the table. Don’t overreact until it’s over. Well maybe both MEC...
by tps8903
Tue May 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32855

Re: One list

This is incorrect, flow doesn't change. The one list pertained to respecting DOH at the Westjet Group seniority. It now looks like a traditional airline structure with flow to the bottom of the list. ie 6 month Encore FO's who flowed to Swoop FO a year ago will have seniority over the 5 year Encore...
by tps8903
Tue May 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32855

Re: One list

Sorry to all the Encore folks. Look on the bright side at least you still have a guaranteed job at mainline with flow and the top up pay which helps big time on the first two years. All in all its still not that bad when you think about it from that perspective. Your career progression is still int...
by tps8903
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 23602

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

co-joe wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Why is it a "friendly deal"? Just asking...
Not hostile.....
by tps8903
Mon May 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 23602

Re: WestJet to be Acquired by Onex

Good thing we are certified and have a collective agreement that includes our options. News says the company will also be taken private, curious how the employee share program will work going forward since stocks will not be traded anymore or if it will just cease to exist. There aren't any public ...
by tps8903
Wed May 01, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32855

Re: One list

This thread is rife with entitlement and cynicism. I find it extremely disappointing (although not surprising) that some pilots here cannot look out onto the horizon beyond their own narrow self interest. For generations the career of a pilot has been defined by years of toil and sweat, rare hiring...
by tps8903
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13302

Re: Encore contract negotiations

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by tps8903
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:34 am
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: 2881

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

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:22 am
Canada's not that much better. Tons of DC-3s ripping around NW Ontario too. Granted they've got a PT6, but still.
Baslers are zero time airframes. They refurbish the entire aircraft in the conversion. There is a good factory video on YouTube.
by tps8903
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Re: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.

Wow that presentation was terrifying. I understand, especially a new pilot getting behind a fast aircraft like a Lear, but wtf. Why did the captain ignore repeated requests to take over? From a pilot not allowed to fly period?! (That chart of SIC1-4 still doesn't clarify much honestly. Did or didn'...
by tps8903
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Re: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.

When I listen to this, the sense I get is the PIC’s actions were consistent with impairment. I had difficulty downloading the NTSB stuff. Was there any toxilogical reports? Yes, Captain was negative for alcohol and drugs, FO was negative for alcohol and impairing drugs. (I would assume they found a...
by tps8903
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.
Replies: 19
Views: 2134

Re: The moments before a Learjet crashed outside Teterboro Airport last May.

FO was designated as SIC-0 which means he wasn't allowed to manipulate the controls How does a pilot deemed unfit to fly the plane, even under supervision, qualify as crew on an aircraft with a 2 crew minimum? https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/AAR1902.pdf 1.10.1.8 Trans-Pa...
by tps8903
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 38903

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Preliminary report out today says the crew correctly followed all procedures to handle the emergency. Pretty sure the media have quoted a press release from Ethiopian Airlines on that. I don’t think the report has been released...do you have a source? If you read the article by the CBC it says they...

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