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by groundpilot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please us your WB bid
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: AC New hires please us your WB bid

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by groundpilot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please us your WB bid
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: AC New hires please us your WB bid

I haven't heard or read of anyone defending the low hourly starting wages. I agree with everything Ratherbee said; 2 years at fixed rates is long enough and the rates should be over $80/hour to start without question. I know lots of pilots at AC who have earned 6 figures in their second year. This ...
by groundpilot
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please us your WB bid
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: AC New hires please us your WB bid

If Air Canada made Wide Body F/O the same status (get off flat pay) as a narrow body captain they would have no problem crewing the 777/787. To elaborate, if you bid widebody f/o it would get you off of 4 year flat pay just like going captain gets you off flat pay. I KNOW it will never happen becau...
by groundpilot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please us your WB bid
Replies: 34
Views: 2496

Re: AC New hires please us your WB bid

That is right folks...

Air Canada did such a good job negotiating a pilot contract at such low levels that now they cant even crew Boeing 777 FO positions
by groundpilot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Should Be Ashamed
Replies: 7
Views: 997

Re: ALPA Should Be Ashamed

Two biggest sellouts in aviation right here ACPA's Response: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/canadas-aviation-fatigue-rules-less-safe-than-us-702598661.html The Air Canada Pilots Association, the largest single pilot group in Canada - representing more than 4,000 professional pilots across Can...
by groundpilot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ALPA Should Be Ashamed
Replies: 7
Views: 997

ALPA Should Be Ashamed

ALPA just thanked Minister Garneau on Twitter for the changes.  “Thank you Minister @MarcGarneau and @Transport_GC for working hard to put these critical Flight Time/Duty Time Regulations in place and #KeepFlyingSafe for all of our Canadian @WeAreALPA members and the millions of passengers they fly ...
by groundpilot
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: C series
Replies: 75
Views: 23993

Re: C series

This from the top of the A220 group but I’ll take your money....easy money , hope your not on flat pay cause I’d feel bad taking from ya!! :D I'm sure you were told that. Just like I was told: "the Embraer auto brakes are coming next quarter." "rouge is only for leisure markets" "the company will b...
by groundpilot
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 911
Views: 236899

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Does that mean 409 new hires for 2019? Bids, in theory, are 12 month forecasts of crewing requirements. So certainly, +400 pilots will he needed before end of next year. I heard from a friend that knows the uncle’s cousin of the best friend of VP of Ops that 2018 was the most amount of hiring AC ha...
by groundpilot
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 911
Views: 236899

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

110 more positions system wide...a splendid surprise. Expansion at all bases. YVR now at a 1000 pilots
by groundpilot
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC pay rates
Replies: 30
Views: 3142

Re: AC pay rates

Yeah it is misguided. The "flat" pay needs to be improved, there is no argument, but it's a long game... and if all you can afford on $ 60K or $70K/year plus a $10K profit share is KD, then you're making some bad choices ... or maybe get off the 9 day RP sked and take an upgrade if you're that fina...
by groundpilot
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC pay rates
Replies: 30
Views: 3142

Re: AC pay rates

Is it though?

2nd year AC pay is less than 2nd year Swoop pay.

Don’t underestimate how bad flat pay is
by groundpilot
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 69
Views: 4957

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

“Haters gonna hate” “They hate us cause they ain’t us” I find it ironic that someone rips into a former crown corporation company with a turbulent history of mergers and tough times that took a government payout but yet brags about how little they work. If Air Transat pilots are working so little, h...
by groundpilot
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 69
Views: 4957

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

Well I don't know all +4000 pilots at AC but I can say everyone I fly with, are very happy.

Bottom of the seniority list isn't great but it is a long term game
by groundpilot
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 69
Views: 4957

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

Assuming this isn't a post from a troll... From my experience I have yet to meet anyone who isn't happy to be at AC. Some people are a bit disgruntled from things that happened in the past but you won't hear anyone wishing they were at WJ, SW or AT. I promise you that. Every ground school has WJ, SW...
by groundpilot
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 392
Views: 41007

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

I think most of us can agree that today is a good day for Canadian Aviation and a victory for organized labour. Hopefully most of the 26 will go back to the rocks that they crawled out from under and reflect on the damage they nearly inflicted on the rest of the industry. Congrats ALPA. Keep up the...
by groundpilot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 827
Views: 57758

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

https://youtu.be/LWLPDOXF7e4

NTSB:

"The NOTAMS are just a pile of garbage"

Describing reserve rules "NUTS"
by groundpilot
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 827
Views: 57758

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

"ONE RECOMMENDATION TO TRANSPORT CANADA,......REVISE CURRENT REGULATIONS TO ADDRESS THE POTENTIAL FOR FATIGUE FOR PILOTS ON RESERVE DUTY WHO ARE CALLED TO OPERATE EVENING FLIGHTS THAT WOULD EXTEND INTO THE PILOT'S WINDOW OF CIRCADIAN LOW." This We need foreign intervention to get our stuff together...
by groundpilot
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 14800

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Not on the Airbus anymore but believe you can't do Autolands without Reduced Visibility Operations in effect due to the protected ILS area. It can get quite wonky on an autoland with a funky localizer and/or glideslope
by groundpilot
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!
Replies: 25
Views: 3321

Re: Pilots in the YVR Area: We Are Hiring!

Just please don’t conduct interviews during the time

11:11


That would be super tacky and disrespectful. Air Canada had “poppyGate” and I would suggest avoiding their lead.
by groundpilot
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore Travel Benefit
Replies: 15
Views: 2085

Re: Encore Travel Benefit

18 days...

And Commuting :?

:shock:
by groundpilot
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7226

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Both FODs, Couldn’t agree more. Even at AC, it’s a joke. 4 years flat pay, Toronto & Vancouver have been sold to China. I don’t know how people do it without commuting. I assume mommy and daddy paid for the flight training and/or passed down the real estate boom money. Honestly, finding a place to r...
by groundpilot
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

The combination of the 4 years flat pay & DC pension gives ACPA ZERO credibility.

I think anyone who was involved with that should hide themselves in a cockpit as they not only let down AC pilots but all of the Cdn Industry
by groundpilot
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 13080

Re: 436 Vacancies Until Summer 2019

How long would you estimate until left seat? With a seniority based system through and through that's a complicated question. If you chase the bottom of a captain list, guys have been awarded A320 and EMB Captain in YYZ in under 2 years. But being at the bottom of a giant list like the A320 has ser...
by groundpilot
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ULP from CUPE
Replies: 22
Views: 5218

Re: ULP from CUPE

If the management at a company are mental midgets, what does that make the employees who choose to work under them? Perhaps you should give your logic skills a little more work? Claiming that preventing CUPE from handing out propaganda in a place of business is somehow infringing on the right to co...

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