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by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 14705

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: 14705

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: 407

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: 1017

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: 1881

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: 14705

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: 14705

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: 14705

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: 18
Views: 3212

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: 18
Views: 3212

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: 18
Views: 3212

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: 18
Views: 3212

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: 5830

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: 14705

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: 1931

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 2387

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: 3965

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 307
Views: 77640

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: 307
Views: 77640

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."

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