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  1. 3 or 4 years ago, you needed an FAA medical, write a short exam and do some paperwork. Just like Americans have to do to get a TC ATPL. Congress passed new regulations so that now you will have to do all the above plus.... The written exam is much bigger, and most importantly you have to get a certificate for the following... This will cost several thousand dollars (USD$) and take a week or more of your time ...regardless of experience. It also includes simulator time... FAA Advisory Circular PS: Americans don't have to do a similar course to get their Canadian ATPL...just do the paperwork/medical/test like we used to....and TC doesn't care that Canadian ATPL holders have to jump through those hoops.
  2. ummm, i think you'll find that the two 737 Max sims are Air Canada sims....the third one on the CAE side is owned by CAE but AC is the primary customer...
  3. And keep the flaps down to the gate... just sayin'. But good job regardless in what was a pucker-factor situation.
  4. Hate armchair quarterbacking, but I don't see them on fire, so not sure what the big rush was to get back on the ground if they were concerned about landing weight, and what would justify dumping fuel over the city on final. However, if they had one down and abnormal indications on the other (i.e. they flew thru a flock of birds and sucked a bunch into both stoves) then that would do it for me: get on the ground asap and get as light as possible while doing so (though I'm not familiar with the 777 limitations and how "big of a deal" overweight landings are). I guess we'll have to wait for the report to find out the reasoning, Presumably we would only dump fuel in an emergency, not as a matter of course, would we not? (and there are guidelines for where and how to dump it, lots of open water that they turned away from to get on downwind...)
  5. The 800 is a runway hog. VREF speeds are quite high, especially at flap 30 where it's inflated for tail clearance. I'd say the 800 is pretty close to the brake energy limits of a single bogey landing gear. Not looking forward to the MAX10 (if they ever get off the ground).
  6. Well, we'll remember your comments if and when Westjet decides to upgrade their RES system....last time (12 years ago) AiRes was a total failure and shelved with a $30 million write-down.
  7. I wonder if this is the airframe that jumped the chocks in YVR many years ago when CAI AMEs were responsible for maintenance after DND purchased them ... the ground crew were doing some trouble shooting during an engine run...they pulled some CBs and the engines transitioned from ground idle to flight idle, jumped the chocks and hit some buildings and did some damage....
  8. Awesome...I wonder if CUPE will hire external consultants or stick with their internal experts??
  9. I'm not sure who, other than the press, call MCAS a stall prevention's purpose (according to a Boeing test pilot who was at a presentation I attended) was to ensure similar handling characteristics with the 737 maintain a common type rating.... nothing else.
  10. I'm not sure what you are referring to by "profile descents" but if you mean the descent clearances that didn't include an altitude....that was a fiasco of epic proportions....
  11. Not even close.... You've listened to too much propaganda from the "First responders are super heros" from the past 20 years... A police officer needs high school education, and attend a 13 week basic constable course. As to their pay, yes I think they are overpaid, certainly in Ontario....successive governments have signed ridiculous deals with police unions so that they constantly leapfrog each other's salaries and drive policing costs to outlandish levels. ****************************************************************** The 20 occupations with the highest average (traumatic injury) fatality rates, 2011-2015 Fatalities by occupation, excluding long-term illnesses, 2011-2015 Note: Excludes fatalities that were “Not coded” by occupation.