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by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Medical

Yeah, I could go for a CAT1 but as ATC I’d need to go every year (i think) so I have a 2 for ATC and 3 for PPL. I’m under 40 so I go every 24 months. Gotcha. The CAT 1 is valid for 12 months while ATC CAT 2 is 24 months (if under 40). If you ever decide to get your CPL for fun, NavCanada covered th...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

An ex-military guy was on my YYZ Tower course. They ran a very brief basic course for him (mainly NavCanada phraseology vs military) a few weeks before the YYZ course started. I'm unsure if he had to go through the same interview process as someone off the street, but he definitely didn't have to co...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Medical

I always thought that if you have a CAT 1 and let it expire, it reverts to CAT 3 for the remaining CAT 3 validity period. That's what my CAME told me anyways. I asked about this and it matters to me, because I have a restriction on my medical that my CAT 3 is also only good for 1 year... I just have...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 340
Views: 84482

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Hello Ladies / gents I had an interview with Sunwing in July, my references were checked in August I think, I was hoping I would get a call or an e mail soon, I got an e mail last Friday saying that the 2019 GS is completed, but they were not able to offer me a spot in that class, it also says my f...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Entire application process timeline?
Replies: 110
Views: 28647

Re: Entire application process timeline?

My guess would be a groundschool every other week, so there's two Monday's in January that work (6th and 20th), two in February (3rd and 17th), but three Monday's in March (2nd, 16th and 30th). Maybe more a function of the calendar than any actual ramping up.. it's still a G/S every other week no ma...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: DHC-1 Chipmunk Books For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 133

DHC-1 Chipmunk Books For Sale

If you or someone you know is a fan of Canadian aviation history, then this book would make an excellent gift or Christmas present. The author has authorized me to offer his book for sale at $35.00 + shipping, which is half-price. Please PM me for details! DHC-1 Dust Jacket.pdf DHC-1 Sample.pdf Revi...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 340
Views: 84482

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

There's a GS planned for Nov 25th, so calls for that would be going out shortly.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15285

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Training is 1.5 months. No perdiems Training is not that hard if you do some studying . I believe this is wrong. My training was 2.5 months exactly from start to finish (although mine took place over Christmas which added an extra week). I believe perdiems are paid out if you are based in YUL. If y...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15285

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Also, what is training like? Is it all classroom then sim? Or is it some classroom and some computer based training and then procedures trainer and sim? Are there days off during training to travel home, study, take a break? The first two weeks are classroom.. lots of paperwork and administrative s...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?

Way back when I was looking at postsecondary options, I already my PPL. I went to look at Western's and Seneca's programs and advised them that I already had 60 hours or so, and what that means for the first stage of training at their programs. I asked if I could skip the first flying phase (PPL) so...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing

How long of a runway do you need? St. Thomas (CYQS) has a ~2600' seondary runway that could be used, and I know it's been used in the past even as a long-term parking lot when the Ford Plant was over capacity. The Ontario Police College in Aylmer (5 miles east of CYQS) used to be an old BCATP aerodr...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap

I was put on the YYZ tower course a few years ago, and there was a Trenton combined Tower/Terminal military controller on my course. He was looking at a promotion and riding a desk so he left the Forces for NavCan. He didn't have to go through the basic airport control course that the rest of us new...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15285

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Tap wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Estimate for Monthly take home for a new hire?
I averaged over $4000 take-home per month, but I do mostly pairings and therefore per-diems are included in that figure, and I only do 3 or 4 days of OT per year.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15285

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Not all internal upgrades start at year 2. You only start at year 2 if you have more than 2 years at the company. And yes, you do get per diem on top of you deployment allocation. Thanks for the info! Reading deeper into the CBA I see you're right about the Year 2 Captain pay. I was given some bad ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15285

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Can someone clarify how the base structure at Sunwing works? IE which bases are available during the winter ops and what's available for summer? The permanent bases at Sunwing are YYZ and YUL. Everyone is assigned to one of these bases as their "permanent" base. YVR is staffed year round, but is te...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Interview Process
Replies: 20
Views: 4323

Re: Sunwing Interview Process

CXALE wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:16 pm
Does Sunwing pay for accommodation during GS/ Sim?
All new-hires are paid full salary from day one and Sunwing puts everyone up in a hotel for the duration of training.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Interview Process
Replies: 20
Views: 4323

Re: Sunwing Interview Process

Is Calgary a Sunwing base, and if it is could a new hire expect to be based there? Calgary is a seasonal base which operates in the winter season only (October till May). A new-hire could probably get out there in their first season, but it varies year to year. Last year there were some vacancies l...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Interview Process
Replies: 20
Views: 4323

Re: Sunwing Interview Process

indieadventurer wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Is Sunwing running any ground schools this summer or do they start in the fall?
The next groundschool starts Aug. 12th. Looks like 12 spots currently, but that can always go up or down.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Interview Process
Replies: 20
Views: 4323

Re: Sunwing Interview Process

1) The interview- what kind of questions they ask? is it behavioral or past experience It's a mixture of both. Lots of "Tell me about a time when..." 2) Technical exam/ questions- this is based on what? general tech questions or B737 based? anything from CAP GEN? There are some technical questions ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5990

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

I tried to take a lunch bag through security once in YOW with a frozen-solid gel ice block inside. I was deadheading on company business but not in uniform. I was told I couldn't take it through as it exceeded the liquids amount when not in uniform. I took it out and showed him that it was still in ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 15285

Re: What to expect as a new hire

What Union represents Sunwing pilots? UNIFOR Does Sunwing have YOS? For upgrades? Yes, however while you may upgrade as a 5 year F/O (for example), you will have year 5 Captain seniority but only year 2 Captain pay. All internal upgrades at SWG start at year 2 Captain pay, regardless how long you'v...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1961

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

When I was at Jazz, one or both of the crew (I can't remember) who took the DH8 off the end of the runway in YYB came in to our recurrent groundschool to discuss the scenario as a teaching point. They were both back flying the line relatively quickly I think. And there was the crew who wrote off an ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 340
Views: 84482

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Would 6000 hours+ corporate jet time (Challenger, Lear, Sovereign) meet the Captain upgrade requirements at SWG should a vacancy be available? To echo Munzil, a guy from my course upgraded almost a year to the day he was hired, and he didn't have any jet time over 100,000 lbs as per the matrix. He ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: NIA 737 MAX told to get lost
Replies: 4
Views: 2526

Re: NIA 737 MAX told to get lost

Duke Point wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:17 am
They left Spain headed for Scandanavia, likely entering French airspace at .79 Mach.
Another website states that they flew at 12,000' the whole way with flaps extended, thereby disabling MCAS since MCAS only operates with flaps up.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed May 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4003

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

Not to deal with mortgages, but a situation I had almost 10 years ago: I was offered a job with a reputable Northern Ontario company flying Metro's. I needed to pay a $10,000 bond up front (which I didn't have in my account), so I was told to go to a bank and get a loan. So I go to the bank and ask ...

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