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by wordstwice
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 5775

Re: Medicals

Honestly I think your just making it more complicated than it needs to be (with respect) Your medical is valid when you get it renewed just like the old way of doing it. If that’s 12 or 24 months, whatever. Regardless of what’s in your ADB it’s starts from when you fill out the form or you call your...
by wordstwice
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medicals
Replies: 56
Views: 5775

Re: Medicals

You are essentially renewing your medical so the date would be the same if you went to see a CAME. If you have a CAT-I and normally have a 12 month validity the you get another 12 months from the date you either fill out the form or do the phone conference with your CAME. At least that’s my understa...
by wordstwice
Sat May 30, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7415

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

The vast majority of us appreciate and respect the work of ATC everywhere. Most of us realize we don’t have a clue about airspace optimization or ATFM and therefore leave it to the experts. I’ve been based in YYZ and never had an issue coming or going. I definitely scratch my head at a few things bu...
by wordstwice
Mon May 25, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7415

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

The ironic part of your explanation is you complain about flow delays (which I agree with) then others want controllers to be laid off which would result is exponentially larger are more sporadic delays....especially when traffic starts to return. Nav Canada should not reduce controllers, they were ...
by wordstwice
Sat May 23, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7415

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

I don’t understand why anyone would want a controller to be laid off. When traffic starts to come back, even at 50%, we need every one of these controllers to be sitting in their seats to reduce or eliminate flow delays. A 30% increase in fees (which is allowed to be deferred for up to five years bt...
by wordstwice
Sat May 16, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC in-person assessments
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: ATC in-person assessments

There is a freeze on hiring and Nav Canada will not be needing any new controllers for the foreseeable. Although Nav Canada is a forward thinking company and keeps long term training needs in mind, they have more than enough people in the training system sitting at home getting paid. I doubt new app...
by wordstwice
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: HireVue Video interview
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: HireVue Video interview

Uh....no. This is the full on interview not just questions about your logbook.

This is the only interview you’ll get before the Sim assessment so be prepared. It’s mostly behavioural type questions.
by wordstwice
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Classic, Q or jet?
Replies: 25
Views: 6510

Re: Classic, Q or jet?

Hi there. I am curious about how things have changed in the last year. I am hoping to get a spot in the near future and will be commuting from VAncouver Island. Does anyone have an insight on what the best choice would be for the YVR base? I've heard the RJ has a long wait on reserve which would be...
by wordstwice
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: What Documents to attach in Jazz application?
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: What Documents to attach in Jazz application?

They will ask for references to be uploaded but I would wait until they do because there will be specific instructions on what they want for references. Basically it will be after you do the online questionnaire but before your interview that they will want your references uploaded. So just wait for...
by wordstwice
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: What Documents to attach in Jazz application?
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Re: What Documents to attach in Jazz application?

Just upload your resume and cover letter for now, they will instruct you on all the other documents at a later stage
by wordstwice
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Seniority level at each base
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: Seniority level at each base

So if I have 1500 hours and an ATPL I would qualify for an upgrade? I actually have almost 8,000 hours but just asking if there’s any other matrix or requirements for an upgrade at Jazz.
by wordstwice
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Seniority level at each base
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Seniority level at each base

I didn’t want to hijack so started a new thread. Based on the Jazz website it shows the seniority at the YVR base for captains (both Q and RJ) to be about 2017. My question for the jazz folks- is this accurate? Is a three year upgrade still to be expected at these bases (assuming you have the qualif...
by wordstwice
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1771

Re: Am I too old to be a commercial pilot?

When I saw the title of this post I expected you to be maybe 50+ and even at that age there’s still plenty of time. At 30 you have so much time ahead of you that you can build a great career in aviation. Your degree will help but maybe not as much as you would hope. It definitely helps more with som...
by wordstwice
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Schedule/reserve/layovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2667

Re: Schedule/reserve/layovers

Does Encore have any type of base in YVR? Virtual or actual base?

Thanks
by wordstwice
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 147598

Re: New hire bids

Noticed the regular pilot job posting is off the Jazz website, only pathway route is available. Anybody have any insight if this is the only way to apply now?
by wordstwice
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 20
Views: 4001

Re: Speed limits and STARs

The charts do not tell you to do 220kts, they say MAX 220 knots. This does not tell you to fly 220, just that a max 220 in order to make the next turn.

I would caution you to consider this an automatic approval to break the 200 kt rule unless ATC specifically told you to go to the 220 maximum.
by wordstwice
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Height to Comfortably Fly Citation Encore
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Max Height to Comfortably Fly Citation Encore

Depends on where you hold your height. In the legs or in the torso.

I’m 6’4” , 210lbs and found it tolerable but not comfortable in any way. Thank goodness the plane doesn’t have much of a range because after a couple hours I’m ready to get out!
by wordstwice
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Current Carson Pay for 350 captain?
Replies: 10
Views: 2872

Re: Current Carson Pay for 350 captain?

Carson is still stuck in the dark ages with regards to pay and benefits. You won’t get anywhere close to 100k on the Kingair. You will get the benefit of paying for your own medicals and a luxurious 6 days of vacation after you finish one year of service though. I’ve never worked there but fly with ...
by wordstwice
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter Airlines at 55?
Replies: 18
Views: 3170

Re: Porter Airlines at 55?

They will not care one bit about your age.

Your experience and how you will fit into their flight department will be the only factors to hire you.
by wordstwice
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pasco Callbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 6917

Re: Pasco Callbacks

As a 10,000 pilot who has flown all over BC I find the hiring process at Pasco to be excessive to say the least. I am not suggesting they abandon their application procedure altogether but a little discretion when someone has a lot of relevant experience would be in order. If I want to go to Pasco I...

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