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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: 1100

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: 3037

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 ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue May 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Is it still mandatory to go to Europe during summer? This year, people were drafted to go who didn't want to. Other years, even if you want to go, your seniority may not be able to hold it and you spend the summer at your home base in Canada working a relaxed schedule. Sunwing doesn't hire seasonal...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed May 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I've worked at 3 705 companies, 1 704 and 1 703 and SWG is the best place I've been. Hopefully they stay in business a long time as I intend to stay the rest of my career here. Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in orde...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed May 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Besides cadets, every one hired at SWG that I know had a few of these : - 4000+ hrs - 1000+ 705 Capt time - 1000+ Transport Jet experience - 705 LTC, CRM, Training experience - Internal ref (big one) - STEM Degree - Bilingual Daedalusx is right, and the internal reference really is a huge factor. I...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

A lot of the reviews on Glassdoor are seasonal Flight Attendants who get laid off every summer, which can make even a good company feel not as good as it is. And don’t get me wrong, there are things I’d change at SWG, but it’s still a good place to hang your hat. (Those who work for SWG swill get th...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Echoing what Handover said, I think you need to be a 3rd year or more senior F/O to have stayed home this year by choice. If you are more junior, you had no choice but to go over. There were some extenuating circumstances this year that necessitated drafting people to go overseas. This is the first ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Yes most pilots are going over this year. Last year you had to be more senior to go and the junior pilots stayed home, but it changes from year to year. Bases are Dublin, Belfast, Aberdeen, Norwich, Amsterdam, Katowice and Brno. Travel passes aren’t that great within Sunwing and we’re working on ID9...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

mollok wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 am
When will they start news ground school?
It's the very first line of the job ad: "Classes begin in June 2019 and will be recurring consistently Every Month for the foreseeable future."
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 5732

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Great info, just curious if it’s an option to live and fly out of YWG for Sunwing? They mention multiple bases, but is that referring to eastern Canada? Yes there is a YWG base but it's only operational in the winter (Oct-Mar if I recall correctly). In the summer you'll have to work out of YYZ, YUL...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Any word on upcoming hiring this spring? The job ad is up on Pilot Career Centre: https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Pilot-Job-Posting-Pilot-Opening-Pilot-Job/14061/Canada/First-Officers/Boeing-737-800NG-MAX8---Toronto/Sunwing-Airlines From the notes on the job ad: Classes begin in June 2019 and wil...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 5732

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Yieldermatik wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:01 pm
How many hours does a sunwing pilot fly per year?
I logged about 500 hours in the past 12 months, and I don't do any overtime.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Day as a new First Officer
Replies: 26
Views: 5808

Re: First Day as a new First Officer

First day flying out of and into YYZ in the mighty Dash 8: Taxiing out, we were number 20 for departure, and ground said to us "Tower 118.35." I figured that meant contact the tower. When I did, and told them we were ready in sequence, the Tower controller said "You have 20 in front of you. What do ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

bob99 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Is there currently a bond at Sunwing?
That language is in the CBA, but no one has signed a bond in the past few years, and I don't think there's anyone on the property who is still under the bond. I'm thinking that it will be removed with the next CBA.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 9289

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

Not knocking either, but it doesn't sound like the "normal" situation for the "good proportion" of Captains as was stated. Not knocking it, $200-300K is very good and I wouldn't be looking to go to the bottom of any list either... just trying get actual comparable situations. In fact, $215,000-$250...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 9289

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

Good discussion. But I'm having a hard time understanding how you get to $300K without OT at under $200/hr... Pay goes to just over $200/hr next year for Captains. Add in natural block growth due to de-icing, delays, etc you're now probably close to $210,000. If you go over 90 hours per month, now ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 5732

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Just curious as to which would be the most junior base? I am guessing YUL. Also if anyone knows what average upgrade times are at the different bases. Each base is just as junior, as the recent groundschools had positions for both YYZ and YUL. YVR is a "seasonal" base but it's much more senior. Upg...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I've been told that hiring is done for the year, as in the company knows who they want in the remaining 2 or 3 courses. However, the calls for groundschools typically go out a month in advance. So although it's already known internally who will be offered a December or January groundschool, the actu...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Who is hiring and when?
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Who is hiring and when?

Hey, I have applied to Air Canada (Non AC express), Air Transat, and Sunwing. I have heard that Air Canada is supposed to be hiring Sept/Oct 2018, and the same for sunning. Its been awfully quiet. Does anyone have some info on this? Thanks As far as I know, Sunwing is done hiring for the 2018/2019 ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I'm a 2500 hour pilot with an ATPL, B737-400/500 type rating (780 hours), 90% 705 time and low PIC (170 hours the rest PICUS). I've had my application in for over 2 months and haven't heard anything, what gives? Does anyone familiar know if they are backlogged with applications? Did you have an int...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Most of the answers are in my post above So what could a new DEC expect pay wise? Year 1 Capt: $103.57 currently, $107.76 in 2019. That's $103,570 per year + per-diems. Are hours flown on GDOs paid in addition to your monthly guarantee? Yes, at 2 times your hourly rate. Is there much opportunity for...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 286
Views: 65558

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

The short story: Year 1 Capt: $103.57 currently, $107.76 in 2019 Year 2 Capt: $119.50 currently, $124.33 in 2019 Year 12 Capt: $195.02 currently, $202.90 in 2019 Note: All internal upgrades with at least 2 years of service at Sunwing start at the Year 2 Captain salary Year 1 F/O: $55.53 currently, $...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: 737 Cockpit Seat for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 774

737 Cockpit Seat for Sale

Used 737 cockpit seat from a Southwest Airlines 737. Harness, recline, height adjustment, etc all work. Sheepskin cover is in great condition.

Make an offer!
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logbook cleanup
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: Logbook cleanup

I have two logbooks... my one from my student days and my "Professional" one that has the same entries but much more legible and with correct math. For any interview I ever went to, I brought both and just explained that my writing got better with age and so I redid it, but kept the original with an...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 16
Views: 5732

Re: What to expect as a new hire

The last question I'd like to ask is if you can give us 5 pros and 5 cons of working there? Pros: 1. Great people to work with. 2. Lots of variety in where you fly (short turns, long pairings, Europe, etc.) 3. Working high credit turns or pairings have you work 8-10 days per month, even in the busy...

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