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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5280 on: October 29, 2018, 05:51:00 pm »
Well my time at YYC (Calgary International) is almost over, tomorrow is my last day. But to cap off the time I've been there (almost four years) a CF-18 taxied right by my position today where I was at the new WestJet hanger that's being built.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5281 on: October 29, 2018, 05:56:14 pm »
Well, that sucks! Does this mean you are out of a job or just moving to a different location?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5282 on: October 30, 2018, 03:27:21 am »
Out of a job, the company I work for had their contract terminated by YYC. Still, gives me a chance to do a couple of courses that will help me get back into what I was doing before hand.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5283 on: October 30, 2018, 08:04:56 am »
Been there, done that! Good luck with moving on. At least you seem to have a plan, that’s very important.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5284 on: October 31, 2018, 07:19:29 am »
Redundancy mate or are things different in Canada ?

Whatever you do, best of luck with it  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5285 on: October 31, 2018, 07:29:48 am »
Thanks Chris, the job I was doing wasn't strictly 'security' security, we just had to escort the contractors to their work site whenever they had to work in the restricted area of the airport. We had to make sure they didn't interact with the passengers if the worksite was in the sterile area. Most of the time though I was out on the airfield where the contractors were doing any repairs to the runways, taxiways or surrounding areas or new project were being built.

So because of my position, when the company's contract got terminated, so did our contracts with the company. Hourly paid seasonal workers (although I worked all through the year) don't get redundancy unless you're part of a union which has negotiated it into their contracts.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5286 on: October 31, 2018, 07:34:12 am »
Thought it would be that way mate. Same over here a lot of the time now.

The days of six figure redundancies are long gone, and yes I do know a couple of guys (or knew) who got some really big ones back in the 70's when BSC was slimming down. Made redundant after 30/40 years and then take full pension 6 months latter ! Best of luck to them  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5287 on: November 12, 2018, 08:18:53 am »
DC-3 yesterday while I was out in the front yard raking leaves on a mostly
sunny lovely November day.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5288 on: November 14, 2018, 05:20:21 am »
C-17
I heard something louder then usual approaching, and got a pretty good look when it got to the patch of blue sky. They don't visit all that often.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5289 on: November 14, 2018, 08:17:32 am »
Had the country's sole airworthy PBY fly over the other day, having taken off after (presumably) a fuel stop. At first I thought it was the DC-3 that sometimes does airline runs, so it was doubly exciting!

It was so low and rumbly I saw the neighbour's dog watch it go by!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5290 on: December 12, 2018, 12:42:54 pm »
So there we were, Madame R and I, Christmas shopping in Hereford, when a maroon coloured Sikorsky S-76 clattered very low overhead, making for the SAS lines at Credenhill. Princess Anne was attending a Townswomen's Guild carol service in Hereford Cathedral...…...which was awkward  for us as Madame R needed to get into the cathedral office to sign off some paperwork and the whole area was wall to wall  fitted constabulary! Some time later, as we drove home past Credenhill, we saw the self-same helicopter having just taken off.  Calculating from when we know the carol service ended, we reckon HRH just about had time to be driven to the SAS place, take sherry with the adjutant, use the loo and then set off home to be back in time for tea.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5291 on: December 13, 2018, 02:25:17 am »
Had the country's sole airworthy PBY fly over the other day, having taken off after (presumably) a fuel stop. At first I thought it was the DC-3 that sometimes does airline runs, so it was doubly exciting!

It was so low and rumbly I saw the neighbour's dog watch it go by!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5292 on: December 13, 2018, 04:38:01 am »
Had the country's sole airworthy PBY fly over the other day, having taken off after (presumably) a fuel stop. At first I thought it was the DC-3 that sometimes does airline runs, so it was doubly exciting!

It was so low and rumbly I saw the neighbour's dog watch it go by!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5293 on: December 13, 2018, 05:29:56 am »
Had the country's sole airworthy PBY fly over the other day, having taken off after (presumably) a fuel stop. At first I thought it was the DC-3 that sometimes does airline runs, so it was doubly exciting!

It was so low and rumbly I saw the neighbour's dog watch it go by!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5294 on: December 13, 2018, 07:18:30 am »
Had the country's sole airworthy PBY fly over the other day, having taken off after (presumably) a fuel stop. At first I thought it was the DC-3 that sometimes does airline runs, so it was doubly exciting!

It was so low and rumbly I saw the neighbour's dog watch it go by!
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