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by altiplano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?
Replies: 16
Views: 1603

Re: Are people in the Airlines as miserable as those here?

+1. I'm so bored of cashing big cheques and having so much time off doing all the stuff I love. 2019 was more cottage days, more days on the water, and more personal travel than any year since before I started in this profession. Besides, A to B is like the smallest part of the job, there are challe...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: will AC take non ac express pilots?
Replies: 14
Views: 1152

Re: will AC take non ac express pilots?

They are looking for airline and overseas experienced guys to fill widebody right seats.
by altiplano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 18
Views: 866

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Of course it isn't actual PIC.

Easy solution, go get a PIC job and an ATPL before you go to the airlines.
by altiplano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 24
Views: 1459

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

Yeah, forgot that one, thanks...
by altiplano
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)
Replies: 24
Views: 1459

Re: Socialized Bidding (Rouge)

We already have Reserve in our contract. Tear up the division and LOU74 and there you go. The corporation wants to have their cake and eat it too. But no crisis will go unwasted, just wait to hear how bad they have it in 2020 with the new res system, new duty rules, B737 relaunch, A220 introduction,...
by altiplano
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 18
Views: 866

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

Yet another reason this program should be tossed in the heap of history.

Not even checked out on the plane as an FO and logging PIC? Give me a break.
by altiplano
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Westjet ad.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=136911

Unreal to have gone to having to place a free ad for applicants for what is, or was, one of the most sought after jobs in this country.

What a business, can we all finally leverage the times we're in.
by altiplano
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

Still crossing fingers for the competition or regulator guys to pull the plug. It won’t happen so no need to cross your fingers. Things are moving more than you think behind the scene but you don’t hear anything because the key people have signed NDAs. I'm sure lots is going on. Nobody has 100% cry...
by altiplano
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

Couple of questions... (off topic) With regards to bidding at AC - When a bid closes, are the awarded positions locked in stone? For instance, an FO 320 is awarded CA 320. Is there anything that could change this on the next or any subsequent bids? Are new awards provided some sort of "estimated st...
by altiplano
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

1.Hypothetically if the management filled in all the WB open slots with new hirees then will the more senior Pilots NB Capts & FOs wishing to move to WB find themselves stuck on NB ? How many Bids are there per year ? 2.Is a new hiree frozen for 4 yrs in their PIT position ? 3.When both EMB C & 320...
by altiplano
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: PICUS at Encore

Except regional wages “skyrocketed” from 18k starting wage at regionals according to the tables at airline pilot central are still $39 an hr. Now its USD sure, but the biggest chunk of that “make 95k you’re first year” is signing bonuses ie Mesa airlines 22,500 signing bonus 5000 if you come with a...
by altiplano
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Security Pat-down
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Security Pat-down

Just tell her you identify as a female and see what she does. If they force you to be patted down by a man you got a human rights lawsuit right there. In China the pat down buzzer always goes off when you go through, and it's always a girl that pats you down. One time I went through the buzzer didn'...
by altiplano
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: PICUS at Encore

Exactly. How can you be PIC when someone else is the one who is really responsible. Remember when FO time only was worth 1/2 for an ATPL too? Meanwhile in the US you need to show up at the regionals with an ATPL already in hand to get the job, and look what are wages have done there. Operators being...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: PICUS at Encore

You're either PIC or you aren't.

Go get a job flying airplanes before you go to the regionals if you want to be an ATP.
by altiplano
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 35
Views: 5788

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Long runway almost always flap 15 when I flew the DH8D. Less flap is better in gusty winds and turbulence too, seems that's the case here. So flap 15 is normal for a long runway, but that Vapp doesn't make any sense to me. I didn't read the report. 20 kt additive seems steep for 8G15. I would think...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 35
Views: 5788

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Long runway almost always flap 15 when I flew the DH8D.

Less flap is better in gusty winds and turbulence too, seems that's the case here.
by altiplano
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting from Sunshine Coast/Bowen Island/ Squamish to YVR
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Commuting from Sunshine Coast/Bowen Island/ Squamish to YVR

If you aren't walking on and leaving a car in Horseshoe bay, multi-sailing waits are typical in the summer for Langdale. It can be a crapshoot getting off the coast with your car too. Public transportation to downtown takes forever... once you're downtown though, the train is slick... Squamish is a ...
by altiplano
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: looking for Air Canada pilot directory
Replies: 14
Views: 2072

Re: looking for Air Canada pilot directory

Schools have no problem letting people know who their staff are. Also, many people advertise themselves as employees of different places. I fail to see a privacy problem with this. A lot of us have lost track of friends over the years and it would be nice to find them. Passing your employee's perso...
by altiplano
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9608

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Shared blocks? Year long sabbaticals? LOL...

Get to work.
by altiplano
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Will AC ever get a YYC base?
Replies: 3
Views: 773

Re: Will AC ever get a YYC base?

it makes sense if management could settle on a single wb type to do the nrt/fra/lhr routes. 787,777,330,767 all seem to get a kick at yyc rotating through the year. management is adverse to triggering paid moves too. i think if ywg wasn't in the privatisation legislation ac would rather have a base ...
by altiplano
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

Gotcha, I thought you meant 20% from the top.

True that what you bid isn't always how it ends up if training slows down or the guys below you bid off and aren't replaced.
by altiplano
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Position Vs Years of Service
Replies: 14
Views: 2150

Re: Position Vs Years of Service

DP hits most of the points, but I think 20% is a bit extreme. If you wait to be in the top of any list in almost any seat before you bid it you're going to be an RP most of your career. The top of all the lists are pretty senior, even the NBs, some guys just like to be #1 or whatever when they could...
by altiplano
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3170

Re: Metroliner

Lighten up, Francis.
by altiplano
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 76
Views: 9608

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

There are fences all the time in seniority mergers. No blue pilot can bid a mainline seat for 5 years, or no 777/787 for 6 years, that kind of thing. We'll all be on the same list, opening scope or allowing the corp to play us off each other hurts us all... It will be a ratio of some sort with adjus...
by altiplano
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Metroliner
Replies: 40
Views: 3170

Re: Metroliner

I think flying skills are more valuable than autopilot operation skills.

I haven't met many that couldn't push a button, but I'd rather someone that needs help with what button to push than someone that needs help flying the aircraft.

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