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by ea306
Sat May 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Looking for a Freelance Instructor located near YCD
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Looking for a Freelance Instructor located near YCD

My son is needing to complete his PPL and wants to do his Night and Commercial Pilots License on our co-owned PA24-180. Does anyone know of someone who does freelance training and holds a Class 1 or Class 2 Instructor Rating? Ideally someone who doesn’t mind doing training from YCD. My son is living...
by ea306
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Sunwing interview
Replies: 54
Views: 22110

Re: Sunwing interview

You guys make me laugh. Seriously?? Let me ask you this: Can you show me why I might enjoy flying a 12-14 hour duty day with you? Do I care if you can answer some stupid quiz and dazzle some HR person? Just because you have the basic minimums for hire makes you somehow entitled to work here? Now if ...
by ea306
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is anyone seeing pay increases?
Replies: 27
Views: 3990

Re: Is anyone seeing pay increases?

All FOs whether Cadet or otherwise are paid in accordance with the CBA#3. The hourly rate is multiplied by 1000 hours per annum guaranteed minimum. There is not a separate pay scale for a Cadet. They are all paid the same. Period. The diffence between Canada and most of the rest of the world is that...
by ea306
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is anyone seeing pay increases?
Replies: 27
Views: 3990

Re: Is anyone seeing pay increases?

Well, unless Sunwing finds a way to hire kids before they get their pilot's licenses, I would say we've just about hit the bottom of what employers will be able to do to avoid giving pay rises. Strange comment. I think most of our new hire FOs are quite happy with their salary raises from last year...
by ea306
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 11950

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

There are no foreing pilots flying airplanes that are operated on the TS OC. So yes, fiction there is. This post reflects a common sentiment that has been repeatedly expressed by both Gilles and other pilots on this forum... foreign pilots operating in Canada under wet lease arrangements are okay b...
by ea306
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: When flying is your second career
Replies: 17
Views: 3544

Re: When flying is your second career

Here here. Great post Pilot_wife. My son is RCMP and I have learned much about your profession since he became a member. He too is very keen on getting into aviation. Yes it is not easy...but I personally think it is worth it if that is ones desire. Anyway, I've enjoyed the read on this thread and I...
by ea306
Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 2016 Sunwing Interviews
Replies: 50
Views: 24122

Re: 2016 Sunwing Interviews

Is it true that the Seneca cadets are required to pay for their B737 type endorsement by repaying $1000 per month for the first 24 months of their employment at SW? I cannot speak for anyone in the cadet program as I do not personally know any details on that subject. I can tell you that for anyone...
by ea306
Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do I keep pressing on?
Replies: 12
Views: 2625

Re: Do I keep pressing on?

ONE LIFE TO LIVE!!!!

Live it and live it well!!

You will succeed.
ea306
by ea306
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 2013 and 2014 stats on Sunwing hiring pratices
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: 2013 and 2014 stats on Sunwing hiring pratices

No TFW Hired for this season. Just WetLease aircraft.
by ea306
Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 2013 and 2014 stats on Sunwing hiring pratices
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: 2013 and 2014 stats on Sunwing hiring pratices

Will there be any Contract Captains flying at Air Transat this winter? I don't know. They tried to hire some and I think it didn't work. But that's ok, as long as we don't then allow Foreign contact captains instead. That would be a very interesting turn of events if it did. Either way, would not T...
by ea306
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 2013 and 2014 stats on Sunwing hiring pratices
Replies: 16
Views: 4262

Re: 2013 and 2014 stats on Sunwing hiring pratices

Are there any Canadian Licenced pilots flying for Sunwing today who do not have an ATPL ? I highly doubt it. Another double standard from our friends at Sunwing. Canadians pilots need 3000 hours and an ATPL, even to fly as First Officers. Foreigners, however, are ok to come and fly for Sunwing with...
by ea306
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: TC acceptable Kijiji ad?
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

Re: TC acceptable Kijiji ad?

A cut and paste of the kijiji ad: I will be flying my Cessna 172 from Fort McMurray International to the Calgary Springbank airport. The Springbank Airport is 30 minutes from downtown Calgary. All I ask is that you share 50% of the cost of the flight. Cost will be $300.00 from fort McMurray to Sprin...
by ea306
Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No Commercial Single Engine Ops
Replies: 11
Views: 1788

Re: No Commercial Single Engine Ops

"Chisel charter" refers to operating a non-commercially registered and maintained aircraft in a commerical manner. Doing so bypasses all the checks and balances in place that commerial operators have to abide by to ensure a standard of safety is maintained - along with the related expenses. Hence, ...
by ea306
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guard Police
Replies: 24
Views: 2908

Re: Guard Police

I also hear a lot of annoying chatter on 121.5 in Western Europe... Idiots entertaining themselves with stupid noises... Sometimes the only operational option is to turn the radio volume down for a few minutes and let the none sense pass....which defeats the whole purpose of monitoring 121.5. Very a...
by ea306
Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rudder pedals
Replies: 40
Views: 2859

Re: Rudder pedals

Anti - Skid inop that day.

Heels on the floor would of made a difference that day...now he knows. :smt040
by ea306
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting re-directed when loggin onto this site
Replies: 23
Views: 2257

Re: Getting re-directed when loggin onto this site

Yes,

I had the same issue last week... Seems to be working fine now.
by ea306
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: best plane for 4 people
Replies: 47
Views: 3534

Re: best plane for 4 people

This last year I purchased a half share in a Piper Comanche PA24-180. Honest four seater... Very roomy cabin. Good volume of space for the baggage area also. For a 180Hp Constant Speed Prop Retractible it might be a good option to consider. Need more pay load and more speed? Comes in a 250, 260 and ...
by ea306
Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say
Replies: 181
Views: 10768

Re: "Any conflicting traffic..." Is A Stupid Thing To Say

Merlin Preuss

Director General Civil Aviation
Transport Canada
2002 – 2009
by ea306
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Foreflight sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 2098

Re: Foreflight sharing

I use foreflight on more than one device on my personal account. I use the second device as a back up...great tool for recreational flying.
by ea306
Thu May 07, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Interview process at sunwing
Replies: 28
Views: 6633

Re: Interview process at sunwing

Now you are talking... LOL
by ea306
Thu May 07, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Interview process at sunwing
Replies: 28
Views: 6633

Re: Interview process at sunwing

You are twisting words Gilles. I will not toss out the respectful repore that you and I have developed over the years by getting into this. Point is: yes there were candidates who did as I said. I did not say Canjet Pilots show up for interviews that did not get selected wore jeans and drop F Bombs....
by ea306
Thu May 07, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Interview process at sunwing
Replies: 28
Views: 6633

Re: Interview process at sunwing

In exactly the same manner as our competitor's tour operator used a third party Canadian air carrier to be the first ones to introduce the TFW to Canadian Flight decks. The point of my post is not about TFW as much as it's about being professional enough to be able to succeed in the interview proces...
by ea306
Thu May 07, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Interview process at sunwing
Replies: 28
Views: 6633

Re: Interview process at sunwing

Tip on how to not market oneself during an interview if one wants to get a job. 1)- Don't show up for the interview in Jeans. 2)- When expressing yourself during an interview....it is best to refrain from using "F" Bombs. Seriously folks... Having a Type Rating is probably not going to help over loo...

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