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by tbaylx
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What has happened to Flair?
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: What has happened to Flair?

Still here operating a reduced schedule.

Choking a lot less than others considering we run a domestic only route network.
by tbaylx
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 20
Views: 4418

Re: Will Westjet survive?

It took 10 year of unprecedented economic growth for WestJet to get to a point where it added junkyard 767. Another couple years of more to get nice 787. It will take at least that long to get to that point again. The question is if Onex want to throw more money at it. If they are to continue they ...
by tbaylx
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 38
Views: 6333

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Depends on the company. Why would Cargojet hire a lower time non jet pilot when they can hire a high time boeing pilot who will have no issues with training or line indoc and can be online in a minimal amount of time? Thye might only get them for 6 months but the spike in demand for cargo might only...
by tbaylx
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 26109

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

I have seen 4 industry downturns. This one will be massive. It will take out everything from Float Operations to Wide Body Jet jobs and it will take a decade to recover, if it ever does return to the level we were at. Peoples investments are gone, interest rates are zero, so there is nowhere for go...
by tbaylx
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31691

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

I can also see Flair and Swoop having a hard time because of this... with their prices they need excellent load-factors, and that's not going to happen if people need to save their pennies to pay off debt incurred by this whole shit-show. I disagree, low cost carriers are the ones who are least imp...
by tbaylx
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Could this be the pin to pop the housing bubble?
Replies: 23
Views: 2187

Re: Could this be the pin to pop the housing bubble?

This is having a much more significant effect on aviation than Sept 11th. Either you don't fully appreciate the disruption that's occurring to aviation worldwide now or you weren't around for sept 11th.
by tbaylx
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Dispatcher
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Dispatcher

notwhoyouthinkIam wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:31 am
Hard to keep staff when they can see the writing on the wall?
It's a new position created as Flair expands it's internal OCC capabilities.
by tbaylx
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson YYC Metro FO
Replies: 16
Views: 1651

Re: Carson YYC Metro FO

A reputable company will not impose a bond if you fail out of training. That is not the norm at all.

Bonds are intended to cover the costs if the candidate voluntarily leaves during the bond period.
by tbaylx
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 11253

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

I believe the dropping experience levels are requiring many airlines to have a long hard look at their training curriculums and modify them to take into account the lower experience levels of new hires and upgrades.

A significant portion of lower experience can be made up with better training.
by tbaylx
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 27
Views: 6201

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

We have what we call the Lower Mainland base which is comprised of CYXX and CYVR. We don't anticipate any more flying from CYXX and our focus is entirely on the higher yields from CYVR. Currently we're only recruiting for CYYZ, there is a possibility of further hiring for the CYVR base later this ye...
by tbaylx
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 27
Views: 6201

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

That would depend on if you're still current on type with a PPC within the last 6 months to a year and if you were used to a Boeing SOP.

If you were current and we could match you with a current typed sim partner then we would likely run a short course which would consist of 4 sim sessions and a PPC.
by tbaylx
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8415

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Nobody said they didn't calculate landing distance, did they? If whipline is calculating 8150' for a landing distance and the runway is 7700' long they either didn't do one or did it and failed to take into account contamination or tailwind. In any case 7700' with a tailwind is a short runway for a...
by tbaylx
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1768

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Capt takes his off at V1, PF should put his on at gear up and keep it there till a comfortable altitude. Personally I use 10 000'. Same thing on descent
by tbaylx
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: External catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: External catheters

Diving community uses them too when doing decompression dives in a dry suit.
by tbaylx
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 13142

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Currently we have the following reciprocal jumpseat agreements with more being added all the time.

Air Canada & Express carriers
Transat
Sunwing
Porter
Harbour Air
Calm Air
Island Air
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11931

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

23 years of safe B737 operations, but apparently our SOP's suck.... I'll trust the work of pilots over a few flight sim nerds running sims. They have some limitations that should probably be addressed. I wouldn't say they suck but they are unique. Guys at CAE have made the point to Swoop flight ops...
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11931

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

The Westjet SOP's that Swoop use are probably the biggest complaint i hear from CAE instructors. They contradict the FCOM and FCTM and are a long way from the Boeing SOP that other 737 operators in Canada use. Examples? Like you and CAE instructors are the authority on flying the 737... There's a s...
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11931

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

People need to understand that pretty much nobody at Swoop these days spent a single hour flying a WJ aircraft with WJ crews from WJ training/indoc. The results are night and day. Swoop is now just filled with low time people willing to slave themselves out and jump the queue or the loser cast-offs...
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11931

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

People need to understand that pretty much nobody at Swoop these days spent a single hour flying a WJ aircraft with WJ crews from WJ training/indoc. The results are night and day. Swoop is now just filled with low time people willing to slave themselves out and jump the queue or the loser cast-offs...
by tbaylx
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 13142

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

What routes do the expansion include? Eastern Canada, the U.S, the Caribbean? (Possible, given the NG range). Curious, since you guys are planning to double in size. Anything you can share? Or is this a defensive move against Enerjet plans? Thanks. The summer schedule for next year should be releas...
by tbaylx
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 13142

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Anyone know how long one might expect to be placed on reserve for (months/years)? I imagine it is a seniority based system? We don't have reserve blocks. You might get a couple-4 days of reserve a month. If you don't want reserve you can bid to avoid it. The company is set to double in size over th...
by tbaylx
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 13142

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Anyone know how long one might expect to be placed on reserve for (months/years)? I imagine it is a seniority based system? We don't have reserve blocks. You might get a couple-4 days of reserve a month. If you don't want reserve you can bid to avoid it. The company is set to double in size over th...
by tbaylx
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 13142

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

We're recruiting a limited amount of DEC's at the moment as well though it hasn't been officially posted.

Interested captain's can submit through the F/O link and mention it in the cover letter.
by tbaylx
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 13142

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Recruitment for the Lower Mainland base and Toronto base will be ongoing throughout 2020.
by tbaylx
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8932

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Again I think people are taking issues out of context - "never say never" refers to anything can happen and how you react is not set in stone. Human factors are such a fluid thing. What you did today and how you reacted could be all together different under similar circumstances at another time dep...

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