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  1. Do you mean the motion sponsored by Ed Fast (Conservative MP) a couple of weeks ago boestar? I wonder if there was a reason why the Liberals voted it down from a procedural point of view. For example, perhaps there is an imminent "deal" and voting yes to that particular motion would (could) muddy the waters? Of course it's also possible that those elected officials feel that disagreeing with anything Conservative is more important than actually saving an industry and tens of thousands of livelihoods from being ruined. Given the intelligence of a large number of them, I fear it's the
  2. Juan Browne has does a really good job of explaining incidents and accidents. He's a 777 pilot himself and was a US military pilot in the past. His military and civilian pilot experience shows when he describes the ins and outs of events like this. He did a fabulous job of explaining the Snowbird crash last year. .
  3. It was my attempt at humour and in consideration of my thoughts about GGN 2.0.
  4. Oh good- here I was afraid Pivot was going to get away with a YKF monopoly
  5. A favourite thread of mine. All because someone asked about an APU...
  6. I agree; many respectable contributors, many I've admired here for about 24 years. And hopefully more will weigh in here. I'm glad to see you join in. Disclaimer; Mr. LaRoche and I have previously exchanged some differing opinions "elsewhere". I respect the work and research he and his writing partner have done, even though I disagree with some key components to the article. However one thing we fully agree on though is the need for high quality teachers (instructors) in simulators as a major factor in successful learning.
  7. Have a read of the following paper. I'm curious as to what other pilots on here think, especially those with instructional experience in flight simulators.
  8. Agree with you here TF. Just last week I was contacted to provide a reference for a (very junior) laid off AC pilot. When we spoke in advance, I asked him if this was a "temporary move while laid off, or a full-on career change" (paraphrasing). In short, he's seen enough, and will make the decision when it's presented to him, but at this point he's ready for a new challenge (IT infrastructure/Programming remotely job). My experience with many of the younger-Millennial and Gen Z personalities is that there is not the commitment to any one career anymore- even the opportunity of flying at
  9. Look at the dirt coming out of those engines!
  10. Still sounds like nothing. Transport Committee? More like crickets. Minister Alghabra: where are you?
  11. From Kargokings posted article: Who comes up with this stuff? (And if you wonder what I mean, check out the AD).
  12. Kinda begs the question, did he get his Canadian ATPL and did he actually stay and maintain "current" as a line pilot at WJA? Bet I know the answer. That said, he certainly has an impressive resume (on the surface).
  13. It appears the new Transport Minister (by way of his press secretary) is just spewing the same line, presumably from Trudeau. This Transport Minister appears to be another talking-head (except he's not even talking).
  14. At the rate this industry is going, Jazz might be looking to sell the tractors and get into hacked-up Neons
  15. It was "positioning" at the aircraft. Not saying this was operator error (it may have been a mechanical fault), but I can't tell you the number of times I see ground staff (fuelers, caterers, ramp crews etc) taking no care or control of the jobs they are doing. Not all... there are many excellent and conscientious workers out there as well who set the example. But watching some of these workers treating multi-million dollar airplanes and their work environment like its an amusement park is frustrating. Especially knowing there are laid off workers who do a professional job.