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by RVR6000
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?
Replies: 9
Views: 1630

Re: Commercial Airline Pilots: What are some things you love and hate about your job?

What are some annoying things about your job? - poor roster, long airport appreciation time between flights - no certainty of a schedule while on reserve, could be called out at 4 am or 9 pm. How does your career trajectory look? - stagnation for the next few years, lucky to have decent seniority. S...
by RVR6000
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98744

Re: Layoffs

RippleRock wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:39 am

Still thinking the 162 layoffs are more for optics for laying off other employee groups than any real savings.
+1
by RVR6000
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98744

Re: Layoffs

I agree this outcome is quite reasonable for everyone, however 55 hour block month for flat payers isn't a lot of money. factor in commuting and I suspect EI would be a much better option for many pilots at AC. Are you sure? Year 1 flat pay-rate effective April 2, 2020. $61.26x55hr = $3369.30. Year...
by RVR6000
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98744

Re: Layoffs

I agree this outcome is quite reasonable for everyone, however 55 hour block month for flat payers isn't a lot of money. factor in commuting and I suspect EI would be a much better option for many pilots at AC. Are you sure? Year 1 flat pay-rate effective April 2, 2020. $61.26x55hr = $3369.30. Year...
by RVR6000
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Layoffs
Replies: 477
Views: 98744

Re: Layoffs

rudder wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:52 am
500 ERIP eligible pilots.

How many will sign up?
Less than 50 is my guess.
by RVR6000
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445208

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Inverted2 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Didn’t a new FO bring up the flat pay to Calin at a roadshow or meet n’ greet and he basically told him if he didn’t like it he should quit?
It was a mid-seniority Captain, and the response was go apply to Emirates.
by RVR6000
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445208

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

1-2 or a handful quitting they don’t really care. AC has the Jazz puppy mill for an endless supply. Our mistake was signing the 10 years deal at 86% approval, buyers remorse.
by RVR6000
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13228

Re: Westjet ad.

I believe there were talks of Jazz ALPA filing a grievance for AC not obligating.

Haven’t heard of any specific deals with Sky Regional or now de-funked Georgian.
by RVR6000
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Reason for so much Pilot hiring
Replies: 2
Views: 4109

Re: Reason for so much Pilot hiring

1. Retirements, approx 100-125/year 2. Up gauge of traditionally regional routes (yqm, yqt, yqb, ydf, yfc, yqy, bna) 3. New routes to Australia and New Zealand. Additional Rouge seasonal routes to Europe and South America. 4 ex-Singapore and Tap 330s were bought to free up the 787 for the longer seg...
by RVR6000
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13228

Re: Westjet ad.

Hi To again, simply quote before you start down the slag path: “It's only gonna get worse with flow being reduced and all the folk leaving for AC” If it’s spin then where are the numbers from Encore? If you can’t post facts then I dare say the pot is calling the kettle black with reference to spin?...
by RVR6000
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 30
Views: 5340

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

ahramin wrote: everyone ends up with a crappy schedule and there no option to choose a lesser paid position in order to get a better schedule I’d say pretty much everyone likes they’re schedule at Rouge. It’s definitely not everything is crapp. You might get the odd month where your satisfaction is...
by RVR6000
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445208

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Use to take 10 years to FO wide body. Crazy!!!! Making 50 grand in the right seat , I think AC pilots should not look any other airline crew in the eyes as we walk by in the terminal. We suck...... I'm a bit surprised foreign carriers aren't actively trying to poach these WB FO new hires after they...
by RVR6000
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 9817

Re: Interim bid out

If Air Canada wants to fix its crewing problem (and help the profession in the process), all it is has to do is to cancel the 4 year probationary pay. How can one be on probation for 4 long years?! Not even at NASA!! You are confusing your facts. It is a 4 years flat pay system which matches WJ pay...
by RVR6000
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 66
Views: 17858

Re: Swoop pay

Maybe things will change if the US starts recruiting Canadian Pilots, then AC and WJ will have to increase the salaries. AC already has a pretty decent salary on the 737, roughly $230k a year. Problem is those willing to do it for $110k a year. Knock on AC contract as you wish, it’s still far super...
by RVR6000
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 16976

Re: Who will bid the A220?

'97 Tercel wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:38 pm
U.S pilots would laugh at that...
And a Swoop pilot will do it for half the amount.
by RVR6000
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445208

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Quite the experience level in the last ground school, it’s like we’ve got a Westjet/Encore PIL agreement.

Seeing a few expat coming back home as well.
by RVR6000
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 7532

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

Daniel Cooper wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
If the MAX is out for a while and the A220 doesn't have ETOPS what would the logical choice be to do the Vancouver-Hawaii flying?
Mainline 767.
by RVR6000
Mon May 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 62739

Re: DOH merge.

fish4life wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Because he will go from an awesome schedule to a shitty one, again it may be hard to see because it’s not the same goals in life but some people are ok making less money for a good schedule.
And a massive uplift in pay. You can keep the awesome schedule and be restricted to just flying Rouge.
by RVR6000
Mon May 20, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5578

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

The top scale Transat A330 captain has a lower pay rate than a A320 captain at AC. Essentially Transat Seniority #1 currently makes less on paper than a seniority number 3200ish that holds a A320 captain position at AC. Let that sink in. The Transat pilots have landed a windfall of a lifetime. Even...
by RVR6000
Sun May 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5578

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

The top scale Transat A330 captain has a lower pay rate than a A320 captain at AC. Essentially Transat Seniority #1 currently makes less on paper than a seniority number 3200ish that holds a A320 captain position at AC. Let that sink in. The Transat pilots have landed a windfall of a lifetime. Even ...
by RVR6000
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45747

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

MCAS is not even programmed in the 737 Max sim, the closest thing it can replicate is a stabilizer trim run-away.
by RVR6000
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Profit Sharing this April ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4346

Re: Profit Sharing this April ?

Its a very good thing to have so many more jobs and so many more coming. Hopefully, the new guys on the MEC will be able to improve the lower salaries. Personally I think the greatest chance of seeing a real increase is voting out Trudeau 2 asap and seeing our dollar recover its value. Do you belie...
by RVR6000
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45747

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

On a recurrent sim brief the crew on the usual RTO, v1 cut, engine fires and failures. Then give this etiopian scenario on the first go, it would be interesting to know the success rate. Lion air guys didn’t even know MCAS existed, imagine being thrown into this without any knowledge of such a power...
by RVR6000
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 10463

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

2 at AC, we also utilize a 3rd sim at Boeing Training Centre in Gatwick.
by RVR6000
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45747

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

An unreliable airspeed along with a stick shaker going (stall indication) and MCAS stab trim runaway all at a low altitude can become a hand full to handle.

I’m not sure if the MCAS characteristics are even program in the SIM for training.

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