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by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed May 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Time away from the seat.
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: Time away from the seat.

It was flying the Dash 8 at Jazz but left to give ATC a try. The ATC training didn't work out and I didn't even see the inside of another airplane for those 2 years until I got back in the saddle as a F/O on the 737. It was my first time flying a jet, and after my first couple IPT and SIM sessions, ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat May 16, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 279
Views: 37060

Re: The Return to Normal?

altiplano wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:53 pm
Didn't Sunwing and Transat and Porter lay off almost everyone?
Sunwing did lay off everyone, except we’re all still on CEWS. In Air Canada’s case, they’re taking everyone off CEWS and those employees have to go on the EI line. That’s a significant difference in pay every week.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue May 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 87
Views: 12851

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

To put into perspective Carnival Cruise saw a 600% surge in booking for august. https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/05/11/why-carnivals-bookings-jumped-600-and-what-analyst.aspx That 600% surge is compared to the 3 days before Carnival announced they were resuming some cruises. It's easy to increas...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue May 12, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Airline fleets vs number of aircraft flying
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: Airline fleets vs number of aircraft flying

If you want a really depressing statistic then look at the number of passengers/flight. I saw in the US it now averages 34. This article in The Atlantic paints an even worse image in the U.S.: "The trade group Airlines for America... sent a fact sheet showing that in April 2020 travel bookings were...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun May 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Community/Residential Air Parks
Replies: 31
Views: 1982

Re: Community/Residential Air Parks

https://www.bifold.com/fly-in-communities.php

https://www.airparkmap.com/

These sites have more listings for fly-in communities than you can shake a fist at.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 10631

Re: Layoff Numbers

boeingboy wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:38 pm
At SWG, we have only just received word that the company will participate in the CEWS program. We definitely won't be getting a top-up though.
Source?
Sunwing wasn't taking part...
I am the source. I work for Sunwing and read the memo.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Layoff Numbers
Replies: 51
Views: 10631

Re: Layoff Numbers

The only operator that I have heard (anecdotally) is topping up to 100% is Flair.Anybody else? I've heard Flair filed a grievance about the CEWS. I'm not sure of the details though. CEWS is still a lay-off. There is no work for these people. Is Transat paying the top-up portion? How about Jazz? Sun...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 22
Views: 2753

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

I had my medical scheduled for today, and the doctor cancelled it. He called Transport asking for guidance on extensions but couldn't get through. I finally got through to Transport myself after an hour, and they said "talk to your doctor." :roll:
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27154

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Sunwing has announced layoffs of all pilots and cabin crew. Effective immediately, only rescue flights will operate southbound until March 23rd, at which time all flight operations will cease.

I wouldn't doubt if AC and WJA aren't far behind.

Take care out there!!
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 34103

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Sunwing now operating flights as usual till mar23 The cancellation of southbound flights (with passengers) starts tomorrow. The way the internal memo was worded about schedule cancellations was a bit confusing, but reading this article, it now makes sense. https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 440515

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

A friend of mine got contacted by AC today to set up an interview.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 17871

Re: What to expect as a new hire

BigBird wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Hey folks,

Any ideas how many overtime hours a month you can do on average during the winter?
Some people do several overtime days per month, some choose to do none at all. It all depends on seniority (senior people get called first) and desire to work extra to make extra money.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 440515

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

A friend of mine who started at AC in the past few months has a friend whose groundschool offer for an end of April is postponed. I would hate to be in their position if you have already left your current company and are now technically unemployed until your AC groundschool starts.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 34103

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

UK’s 3rd largest airline Flybe Airlines has just ceased operations due to Corona virus:

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguar ... -to-follow
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 99509

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I am not sure if there will be any more groundschools this winter or spring. The March schedule just came out and it doesn't show anyone doing groundschool or new-hire SIM (for YYZ at least). They probably put people in the pool so if they need to run a class, they have a group that they can draw fr...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

I'm thinking of renewing my expired class III flight instructor rating which has been expired for more than 8 years. Scanning the Transport Canada website, it seems all I need to do to renew is get a recommendation from a Class 1, do the flight test and do the written. Is that correct? For some reas...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 1121

Question about landing technique

I've never flown a helicopter but I saw this video in another subforum here on Avcanada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1EtGMhk2yo&feature=youtu.be Why does the helicopter land with forward momentum, then execute a very tight turn on the ground very close to the edge of the landing pad and then fa...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fleet Canuck C-FENO
Replies: 15
Views: 8539

Re: Fleet Canuck C-FENO

Flew ENO once, at least 15 years ago at St. Thomas when I was sitting around for a day. Mar 23 2003 with instructor Larry Barrett. I believe he had quite a bit of experience on the machine. My first taildragger was in ENO with Larry Barrett as well about 15 years ago in St. Thomas. He described how...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 99509

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

European bases haven't been finalized yet but it looks like the usual suspects from years past (Belfast, Aberdeen, various UK, Amsterdam and Poland/Czech Republic), except for Dublin won't be a base due to possible Brexit issues. Curious that Belfast and other UK bases are unaffected by Brexit but ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 99509

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

For those of you still waiting for a call or thinking of applying, today the company announced that they are opening Vancouver and Quebec City as full-time permanent bases, with the expectation that Calgary will become a permanent base late next year. This would leave Winnipeg as the only remaining ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

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: 2565

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: 1045

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: 361
Views: 99509

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: 148
Views: 37739

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...

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