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  1. The initial actions for a power loss/engine failure in the Tutor is "Zoom, idle, air start". We were always taught that if this happened on take off and if the engine did not stabilize/re-light before the apex of the zoom manoeuvre, EJECT, EJECT, EJECT. There was no consideration given to landing straight ahead unless there was sufficient runway remaining, and it was specifically emphasized that NO consideration should be given to where the jet would end up after it was jettisoned. That would just eat up time you didn't have. It has been proven time and again that the odds of surviving a low-a
    8 points
  2. I can't speak for everybody, but IMHO all of us who are AC or ex-AC employees owe Calin a huge thank you for what he has accomplished for AC as a company and for us as individuals. Yes, things are terrible right now for something that is obviously beyond his control, but he has put the company in the best possible position to weather the situation and protect our jobs, salaries and pensions. We sure weren't in a position like this when he took over the company. Thank you for a job well done Calin.?
    7 points
  3. Of course in Feb 2020 the consensus was that curtailing travel was not necessarily effective. Secondly, the objective then (as it should be now) is to keep the hospitals from being overloaded. The intention was NOT to bring the case count down to zero as Australia and NZ have targeted. That type of policy is successful only if a vaccine is available and, at the time, that was not a known. Lockdowns have massive effects on the populace. We know suicides have more than doubled, that alcoholism has increased etc. The number of people who have lost their jobs or businesses is not minor. I fin
    6 points
  4. https://www.jccf.ca/ We will be through the pandemic before this gets to court but the Justice Centre is calling JT on the latest measures. Federal government faces imminent lawsuit over unlawful confinement of returning Canadian travelers Jan 29th, 2021 OTTAWA: The Justice Centre today announced that immediate legal action is being prepared against the Trudeau government over the declaration that Canadian residents will be subjected to mandatory quarantine, at their own expense, after returning from international travel, regardless of their negativ
    6 points
  5. I got the memo. You cannot deny service to anyone if your reason for doing so is a " prohibited ground" and of those listed, the only possible one is "disability". I am not expressing a legal opinion but "off the cuff", difficulty wearing a face covering does not constitute a "disability". You don't want to wear a mask, I assume you are a threat to all other passengers. You're not boarding. If you wore a mask to get onto the aircraft and now want to remove it, you've engaged in a deceptive practice. Get off. The airline has an obligation to protect its passengers from known risks. Al
    6 points
  6. Looks like Mitch is back at work!
    6 points
  7. Maybe I'm in a sour mood.. Nurses deserve credit, 100%. But so too do the doctors and janitors at hospitals; firefighters, police officers, and paramedics attending emergencies; customer service agents at grocery stores, liquor stores, gas stations; flight crews; and anyone else who has to be "exposed" to the general public. These aren't heroes these are people doing their jobs because they have to while some people don't. Nurses deserve a lot of credit I just don't want to diminish the contributions of a lot of other people in society right now.
    6 points
  8. I had the opportunity to fly in the A220 twice last week. What an outstanding aircraft. I was in business class but took the opportunity to go back and sit for a moment in economy. It’s going to be a very popular A/C for AC. Easily more comfortable than either the 737 or A320. I have some observations made from the trips. Pros Very comfortable J class seats. Large 18 inch displays using the latest Panasonic x3 system. World class leading High Definition IFE Each seat has its own single 110ac plug, 2 USB charging ports, and two headphone inputs so two people can watch
    6 points
  9. Who knew?? Relic ... from the Beachcomers tv series (which ran for 18 seasons!!) was awarded the DFC.. Robert Clothier... https://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/chronicles/robert-clothier-relic-of-the-beachcombers-was-a-bomber-pilot/ And this search started because of a meme about Relic and Nick trying to free up the container ship stuck in the Suez!!
    5 points
  10. Putting political correctness aside. Race, religion and ethnic origin absolutely have an effect on one’s qualifications. These things influence decisions that a politicians/ people make everyday, but doesn’t mean that they are or aren’t “qualified”. In the Liberal party if you are a MP under Trudeau and you told him “ I am a born again Christian and I am pro life (anti-abortion)”, you would definitely not be a cabinet minister and likely not be able to run again as a Liberal. You certainly would not qualify for government funding. Regardless he can’t do any worse than Garneau.
    5 points
  11. Happy New Year to the whole AEF family. Blue side up and this year should see us with COVID in the rear view mirror. ....said he hopefully.
    5 points
  12. I'm genuinely curious on how they conduct these sim exercises. Having test pilots or FAA inspectors doing the flying isn't a proper assessment in my view. It's like having a biased jury in a local trial because they have been immersed in the news. They should be doing a "change of venue". Line pilots who don't spend any more time in simulators than legally required. Pick a range of crews from high performing to low performing (based on training records) and give them a very basic briefing (the "dumbed down version"). That's where they should be setting the benchmark. A pilot to
    5 points
  13. Well I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or puke! This man and his government are so disconnected from reality, it’s beyond words.
    5 points
  14. a private corporation has every right to deny service to anyone for any reason they see fit. You human right to travel is not infringed because all that right says is you have the right to freedom of travel, it does not specify by what means. By denying boarding I am not infringing on that right as there are other options available to you. Conditions of Travel and reasons to be denied boarding are spelled out pretty well if one chooses to look. There are also huge number of fake medical mask exemptions out there. Someone was even selling a card. No mask no travel is my stance.
    5 points
  15. Friday Toe Tapper///Have a nice weekend aef.mp4
    5 points
  16. Saturday Morning Heart Starter....
    5 points
  17. Based on the public's knowledge of aircraft types, Air Canada could probably put the graphic as Air Plane
    5 points
  18. What if Right sizing means getting rid of a large percentage of the fleet? Should a government help pay the rent or loan payments for underutilized/stored aircraft? I don't how many Westjet aircraft (or other airlines) are currently in long term storage but it seems foolish to throw money in that direction. Might be better off having the government subsidize NavCanada and help the airports in exchange of lower operating fees than to interfere while normality is far away and the airlines need to "right size" to this new normal.
    5 points
  19. What troubles me with this government is I think they'd happily let AC, WJ and everyone else die so they can take green credit for it. I've never been so nauseated in my whole life with these crooks in power.
    5 points
  20. Some of you will remember, and some of you probably thought I was lying... I couldn't tell the whole tale at the time, but I'm retired now and nobody will take offence, I don't think. I was off work at the time, on disability for what I was first told by my doctor was, "sleep deprivation", but had then been diagnosed as, "depression", by a psychiatrist. All I knew was I was in a hell of a state. I'd just returned from a visit to the psychiatrist in Toronto and I was shaky as hell. I never have liked the city and any visits anywhere near downtown got my nerves spinning. Visiting the shrink
    5 points
  21. Damn. .... I'd really hoped to keep quiet. ... I thought I could get away with popping the "Thanks" button on a few posts and not have to bring this back up again... But y'see... (he says in a Bugsy Malone sorta voice)... I got's this kinda issue with bein' a dick, and I don't wanna do it. But now, after having ground through some several hours worth of noggin nonsense that the pro's call "ruminating", I've decided, since I answered the one time poster, Tyler (who, of course I had to answer, Thank you again,Tyler, for your addition to the thread.) I owe you other guys a response. Please
    5 points
  22. I’m not defending Trump or his policies, but at least the Potus has open access by the press...he may answer, he may ignore them, he may tell the to F off, but at least he has the guts to be in front of journalists and take unscripted, unfiltered questions. Our guy??? Not a F@$*ing chance!
    5 points
  23. Dr. Fauci has unblemished integrity and remains the only trustworthy source for information regarding this virus and its behaviour. He states that testing and contact-tracing are the only ways to open any economy safely. Being a flight-data specialist I would fully agree with such a statement - you can't conduct as safe an operation as possible if you don't know what your aircraft are doing on a flight-by-flight basis, period. Where/when the rubber meets the road, it is data, not opinions that keep people safe in high-risk enterprises. Given strict adherence to CDC guidelines, if the
    5 points
  24. Reminds me of several of our FAs who have had Covid and who insist that they got it on a flight. Almost all that I know who have had it are those who participate in layover room get-togethers where unmasked drinking, eating and merrymaking goes on. Yet they know for a fact that they were infected on the aircraft by a passenger despite the hepa filters, despite wearing PPE and despite the fact that passengers were masked. Ok then.
    4 points
  25. I believe there is another thread on here were a pilot wrapped themselves in a larger cause and connected it to a legal issue. Human nature has its pros and cons. Among the cons is the need to dominate using any means possible. As well meaning and well founded as the direction to be more inclusive is, we as a society have not yet figured out how to prevent the abuse or gaming of corrective measures by those seeking unfair leverage. If there is going to be a widening of hiring criteria to include things not tied to skill, knowledge and experience, then the checking criteria and chec
    4 points
  26. Thank You. 34 years and 3 months. 20 years in Cargo, 10 years in Cabins and 4 years in Commissary. I would have liked to have finished 35 but with the pandemic, mass layoffs, my overall health and caring for my parents it wasn't fun to go to work anymore. Someone got called back when I left so that is a good thing.
    4 points
  27. Journalists should stop talking about a "bailout". According to Dias, they're negotiating a loan.
    4 points
  28. So glad I never saw one of these
    4 points
  29. Since they left you behind, maybe they were looking for younger specimens?
    4 points
  30. Alberta and the Government of Canada, up until very recently, were both working with WJ, AC and YYC on a trial for a 3 day quarantine on arrival back in YYC and one land crossing from Montana. This trial even had a reciprocal agreement with the state of Hawaii. The trials purpose was to facilitate safe international travel in and out of Alberta. That is the problem. Mixed messaging from different levels of Government. Take a look at this government of Canada website regarding the Covid trial in Alberta. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-corona
    4 points
  31. Warning and caution lights illuminating are not unique to aircraft that have sat idle. They can illuminate at anytime. Light comes on, follow the checklist, talk to maintenance and go or no-go depending on the outcome. Not really news-worthy.
    4 points
  32. I'm surprised that someone who has been such a strong supporter of Donald Trump actually cares whether politicians are qualified for their positions.
    4 points
  33. Interesting that people associate race, religion and ethnic origin with Qualifications for a position. I am more concerned that yet another MBA will be making decisions. MBA's to date in aviation have a poor track record. Thank you Dagger and Malcom for a proper response
    4 points
  34. Does anyone else get tired of people talking about their “rights”? It’s almost like they’re not aware of how those “rights” were promulgated. Our society gives you your “rights” and our society can amend and/or suspend your “rights”. During this unprecedented time, society has cordially requested that you limit your “right” to travel in order to protect your fellow citizens. Would martial law be preferable?
    4 points
  35. I'm tired of this guy. He's past his best-before-date IMHO...
    4 points
  36. Good Afternoon All: A great video of a young Kiwi pilot flying a small turbo prop in the wild jungles and mountains of Indonesia. The airstrip was built by a remote indigenous tribe over 14 years and the joy of the first flight in was amazing even more was the take off which looked like the HMS Ark Royal. http://giaman.com/s/96
    4 points
  37. Fun = 10........Post fun - relationship = 0 pannnnnn.MP4
    4 points
  38. you want to end racism? stop talking about and stop using it as a bargaining chip. If we are to ever get over it, people need to stop shoving it in our face.
    4 points
  39. 4 points
  40. Thanks Canoehead ! good link. I was very lucky to meet Max Ward after he retired. Our hanger was right next to his in YXD. Our aircraft had the same engines as his Challenger,and we knew how to fix Twin Otters! So we got to know his Mechanic Dan Mcniven. I would pop by Dan's office for coffee, expecting that if Max was there, that I would carry on smartly and leave them to their business. Max was very welcoming, Dan was a character ! Many interesting conversations. Yes JL , it was like being in the presence of Aviation Royalty. One of the Ground handlers wanted a poster of
    4 points
  41. Just make scrambled eggs, problem solved.
    4 points
  42. I think it was one of several prerequisites, as was a revised Transat deal. If the government is to support the industry, it must be based on some kind of sustainable basis going forward. Trying to underpin excess capacity or unreasonably expensive takeovers isn't and never was the answer. You only have to look to the first US bailout package which kept most everyone on the job and a lot of aircraft flying uneconomically in the belief the industry would begin a sustained recovery this fall based on the virus impact receding. So what happened? The virus receded during the summer, but
    4 points
  43. I've never understood the logic that says an infant doesn't need a safe seat until they are suddenly at risk when they reach their 2nd birthday. Parents of infants have been getting an undeserved break on air fare for too long. It's time to do the right thing - mandatory child seats for all infants under two.
    4 points
  44. We need to take the word "Authority " out of their name. Why do we have airport "Authorities ", and Police Services. They should be called "Airport Service Providers ". Maybe deflate their heads a little.
    4 points
  45. If you want to play that silly game at least show that you have enough intelligence to post a culturally representative image. Pakistan is predominantly Muslim. The US has just barred PIA.
    4 points
  46. An operator that employs and certifies as qualified a crew that is capable of demonstrating this level of incompetence and wilful non-compliance with FCOM procedures should not have an operating certificate.
    4 points
  47. Oh I can - it's called the Conservative party, which is so eager to open up it's doing it haphazardly in some cases. In Ontario, there is widespread criticism of the government for allowing day care centres to reopen without guidance or support - most, in fact, won't - and churches without a mandatory masking rule. It's all Doug Ford's gut - the director of public health for Ontario is rarely seen or heard. If we had had a proper lockdown in Ontario for 2-3 weeks at the outset, instead of Swiss cheese lockdown we myriad exceptions, we would be close to zero cases today.
    4 points
  48. I'm so glad that this probably means that there isn't a mechanic wondering if he/she missed something.
    4 points
  49. What a stupid article. Right now the "best" of the two is whichever of them is actually flying where you want (or need) to go. In six months, the whole calculation will change - in which way it will change is anybody's guess but one thing is for sure, the information in this article will be hopelessly out-of-date.
    4 points