Ex 9A Guy

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  1. Who packs needed medication in checked baggage???????
  2. The B737-800 is a runway pig on landing. At 145,000lbs the AB3 landing distance shows 7690 feet, at 125,000lbs (an average landing weight) the distance only reduces to just under 7000 feet so a shortened runway to 6000 feet is definitely an issue in an -800. To get below 6000 feet you have to used AB MAX or MAX Manual braking, WB MAX shows 5520 and Max Manual shows 4420. What these pax experienced was likely Max Manual braking which on a dry runway in quite aggressive and certainly wouldn't be a normal experience for a passenger.
  3. Nothing like making a big news story over a non event. A cracked window, really. Well done crew who I am sure made this safety conscious decision in concert with their dispatcher and maintenance.
  4. Rearranging the deckchairs????
  5. The person who made these is quite clever and highlights many of the everyday aggravations of the job. There are 4 episodes so far. And and additional Pilot's wife version that is pretty amusing and scarily accurate in depicting some of the things the "left at home" spouse has to deal with. Livin' The Dream Part 1 Livin' The Dream Part 2 Livin' The Dream Part 3 Livin' The Dream - Pilot's Wife
  6. There is a new one. LOLOLOLOLOL Livin’ the Dream part 4
  7. I believe that WJ is storing all theirs domestically across the 3 main bases, YYC, YYZ and YVR.
  8. Yea, what Seeker said. Some humility on your part would definitely be a good thing. I see from your profile that you have been around this board since 2004 so maybe you just missed the previous explanations. Jack is a highly regarded and much beloved Ex Air Atlantic, and LTDed WestJet pilot who suffered a serious stroke a few years ago while on a pairing. Not using the spacebar is the least of Gentleman Jack's concerns.
  9. It sounds like the obstacle (which has been there for years with seemingly no ill effects) has caused the need for the threshold to be displaced almost 500 feet. Doing this would negate any straight in non-precision minima currently published for that runway end and cause circling minima, with the appropriately higher weather minima to become governing. The RNAV Y approach has minima of 500AGL all the other approaches are between 1490 and 2110 AGL and the RNAV Y has been NOTAMed unusable. So an equipment/facilities issue becomes a weather issue due to the much higher minima.
  10. There has been a high level concept floated to the non-unionized employee groups on the continuation of a “similar” plan. It is however very light on details and doesn’t meet the needs of a replacement plan for the higher income earners as the limits in place would amount to a compensation decrease. That being said WestJet has done this before. In the years before the IPO WestJet issued “shares” in the then privately held company. These are the shares that made many of the original WestJet employees quite wealthy. As with any major compensation change the devil will be in the details.
  11. I hate those kiosks. They are not particularly user friendly, don’t work properly a lot of the time and even if you fill out your declaration in the app you end up having to confirm and/or answer most of the questions again. The line ups at customs in YYZ any given day during the wide body arrival crunch are nothing short of insane. I consistently see very confused arriving visitors spending up to 5 minutes trying to figure out the kiosks and then wondering why the camera is rising 3 feet above their head to take a picture. I have a hard time believing that they are any more efficient that just lining up and speaking to an officer. Oh yea I forget you still have to do that too.
  12. I wonder what happened to hydraulic lockouts, pins or other safe guards. 3000psi in a hydraulic system is not to be trifled with.
  13. Not that I am in the business of defending Swoop but apparently they have one tail down for air con cleaning due to a fume event and then a boarding pax threw coins into one of the engines for good luck. These would definitely class as unplanned in anyone’s book.