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  1. Bobcaygeon

    Friday Giggle...

    Where I worked it was a popular job for the "seasoned" guys. Sure beat scrambling in the pits of the 37.
  2. Well stated. Everyone that commented here is a veteran travel, even more seasoned after years of standby. Many, many people rarely ever travel and even more don’t ever leave the country. It’s still a dropped ball by WJ as a customer service failure. Hotel had no idea they were coming despite being bussed there. The customer even acknowledged that airplanes break and understood that. This guy’s not a complete idiot and has valid points.
  3. Nothing for commuters. TC wouldn’t touch that one. They even removed the existing requirement for the pilot to show up rested/fit for duty (fatigue related) because it was not legally enforceable as per their legal.
  4. Using the current regs how would switching platforms ie A320 to B737 cause any serious crew planning issues vs rewriting the scheduling software for all fleets and subsequently likely adjusting departures times etc ?
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    Cessna 335 crash in Florida

    I flew with you on the lawn dart and you definitely needed to adapt to the civilian world , probably still do...
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    Crews incorrectly select

    Or make you type it in twice like when you change your password
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    Crews incorrectly select

    It's not automation its simple garbage in = garbage out. I never been able to hand fly a great ILS to minimums when I had the VOR freq. dialed in. Are some of these issues new? No. It''s concerning that some of them still happen even with the automation/ tools available to them. How many accidents have happened because of bad math, running the wrong perf chart, etc. Big picture there's also a crap load more aircraft traffic than there was when automation much more basic. If we had the 1980 accident rate we'd be reading a lot more accidents. Media wise, in 1980 these things could have happened 2 provinces away and we might not ever even know about them.
  8. It's called getting "Rouged". Now the customers and the pilots have something in common. They all got "Rouged". Calin deserves every penny. Air Canada had a complete monopoly after buying Canadian and bled red for over a decade non-stop with uncle Milty. I'd love to say it was the pilots but what version of pension does the newbie get, C scale now at best? Only 10 years ago everyone was on a DB. Sorry pilots are terrible at this **bleep** big picture. It requires something outside of "its all about me".
  9. Somewhat related.... How do I get access to this type of audit information for my local Regional Health Authority? Their requirements for training are ridiculously lax. Training is developed on a continual basis but completion rates sit around 25%. Everyone has an excuse not to go....
  10. Bobcaygeon

    Friday Night Storms

    Birmingham is notorious for this type of event. Just go on youtube.
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    AC To Buy Back Aeroplan?

    That may not paint the whole pictures unless you bother to determine what the liabilities were back then including that RM was doing his best to put the place out of business. Oh wait he isn't trying, it just came natural to him.
  12. Bobcaygeon

    Pilot Shortage Is Here

    It still does from your Perimeter days......
  13. Bobcaygeon

    Holy sh!t!!!

    Why would he even care if he even thought about it? Even if he wasn't planning to crash it I wouldn't think that would be on my radar. It's a piece of metal/composite, etc. Nothing in a Dash 8 is anything of significance. It's all easily replaceable and you could have that era of Q400 on the line in a very short time. Like it or not there are a **bleep** load of aircraft out there flying that have been barrel rolled at some point in their lives. Only the stupid pilots actually openly boast about it or record it on video and then show it off after a few beers.
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    Air Service to Small Cities

    I'd support basic bus service vs an airline. Buses use roads that the general public uses anyway vs airports in small communities that almost no one uses. Buses stop in every little fart place if need be. I grew up using them before I could drive or afford my own car. I can't imagine life without them, especially in the summer. I'd have spent a lot more time stuck in town vs on my grandparents farm that was 12 hrs away. Most small airports are already tax dollar funded anyway as landing fees, etc rarely cover the operating costs. It's usually the town's general tax base that covers these costs. I've recently jumped on a bus because the sked flight couldn't land. Unfortunately those who will make the decisions likely never have used the bus as a essential means to travel in this big country. I'm going to take a guess that the Trent -Severn waterway isn't revenue neutral. It would be a tough sell that its there for more than recreation now and that's fine as long as its recognized that yes it does take tax dollars
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    Westjet Founder Ordering A220's

    Yup you got me there. The same SOP and training program that provided little to no guidance on factoring in wind, cold temps, etc when using FPA in the Halifax hard landing. Read the report....... Sorry but I shouldn’t have use work around tools that a Navajo pilot doesn’t need because the airplane has had IFR gps sine 1996. I’m pretty sure you were perfect and followed all the new “no smoking” rules in the Convair days.