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by skypirate88
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge
Replies: 18
Views: 1316

Re: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge

They should merge, but if course then how could AC undercut one another using each other? If they do, AC will guaranteed start looking for other companies to do the flying for less, just to keep costs down at chorus. Maybe, but they have cost certainty until 2025 with chorus. I'd be surprised to se...
by skypirate88
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: First kid
Replies: 13
Views: 598

Re: First kid

Well first, I would have hoped you've saved up a bit of a nest egg. Children can be very expensive. Secondly, I'd suggest a good budgeting tool. I personally use the Mint App. It's done by the same folks who put together Intuit and Turbo Tax. The drawback being you surrender your banking info to the...
by skypirate88
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 893
Views: 232700

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

We were told on my PIT course that the plan was 30 every 3 weeks indefinitely, and that they wanted to be as close to the 80% express ratio as they could be. It was stated very clearly though that the ratio would not be maintained if the integrity of the express schedule was compromised. The early O...
by skypirate88
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing 727
Replies: 10
Views: 2551

Re: Boeing 727

I didn't fly it for AC but I've got about 1800 hours in them. I absolutely loved the airplane. It was built tough and hand flew very well. I don't remember having any real challenge with landing unless you were very light. When it was light there was a tendency for it to float and eat up runway, so ...
by skypirate88
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 91
Views: 15095

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

So my question, Lets say AC decides to buy and merge into our ops another ALPA airline ....... say Transat (don't know if they are ALPA but assuming they were) Under ACPA..... what would happen with my seniority ref the Transat guys coming aboard, Under ALPA...... same question, Are the answers dif...
by skypirate88
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 11688

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

It appears that WestJet has also updated their substance policy. It mirrors the policy published by AC.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.4856229
by skypirate88
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: cover letter and resume
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: cover letter and resume

Depending on where you are located, you may have access to an employment office. I was able to sit down with mine to comb over my resume, cover letter and even LinkedIn profile, all free of charge.

They aren't aviation resume specialist but they should be able to get you going.
by skypirate88
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given
Replies: 37
Views: 5695

Re: Another example of the bad info pilots can be given

cdnpilot77 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Jazz Aviation LP, was conducting flight JZA8585 from Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker Intl, SK (CYXE) to Calgary Intl, AB (CYYC) with 4 crew members and 78 passengers on board.
Doesn’t the ACPA scope clause limit regionals to 76pax or less?
Not on the props. I assume this flight was a Q.
by skypirate88
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?
Replies: 20
Views: 2139

Re: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?

Richmond454 wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:11 pm
Skypirate PM sent.

I will not be subject to double taxation if I work in Canada.
Hmm, try it again. My inbox isn't showing any new messages
by skypirate88
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?
Replies: 20
Views: 2139

Re: Does Canadian Airlines request PRIA records from US?

Thanks islandguy. Would you recommend staying at my current regional until I get some PIC time then applying to AC or should I make the transition now to a Canadian regional. I read info on AC and it seems like they're getting most of their pilots from their wholly owned regionals. Just a point of ...
by skypirate88
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Huge discouragement
Replies: 190
Views: 13229

Re: Huge discouragement

Can this thread just die? This guy is clearly just trolling. I know GGN gets lots of advertising hits but it's time to nuke it.
by skypirate88
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC Video Interview
Replies: 3
Views: 1866

Re: AC Video Interview

Tablet and the application works fine. Just make sure to set up the tablet so the camera isn't looking up your nose ;)

Good luck
by skypirate88
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 187
Views: 43965

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

whipline wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:37 pm
In fact the upgrade slots weren’t filled. Which might mean direct entry Captains.

Whip
Why didn't they get filled? What are the requirements to upgrade? Seems strange they couldn't fill the seats
by skypirate88
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 155
Views: 21963

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

We probably won’t start hiring again until mainline starts their hiring again in the fall. It’s all a trickle down effect. We’re pretty overstaffed on the pilot side of things right now so expect to wait a few months at least. We continue to hire 12-16 a month, with courses planned each month into ...
by skypirate88
Tue May 08, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet's new Dreamliner livery & logo
Replies: 19
Views: 3130

Re: Westjet's new Dreamliner livery & logo

I like the tail, that looks sharp. The rest is pretty boring
by skypirate88
Mon May 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support
Replies: 65
Views: 13132

Re: Exit Polls Showing Over 90% Strike Mandate Support

Apparently the 787 will be revealed tomorrow...good timing with the pilot picket tomorrow as well.
by skypirate88
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 254
Views: 75845

Re: New hire bids

timeflies wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:46 am
Canoehead wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:00 pm
timeflies wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:33 pm




I know for a fact that until now (april included) it'S 2GS per month 12 people each
Check your facts...
Facts are GS the 9 of April and another one the 23rd. Go check yours now
And the one on March 26 had 4 on course.
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What don't you like about your plane???
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Re: What don't you like about your plane???

I fly the Q, and can relate to a lot of this. I am pretty sure that the yaw damper lights on the FGCP are just there for looks. I am not convinced there is actually a yaw damper installed. My least favourite thing on the plane are the carbon brakes. I find them most annoying as you are taxiing in. Y...
by skypirate88
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Would a YUL Based Pilot Fly YYZ Routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1719

Re: Would a YUL Based Pilot Fly YYZ Routes?

Yes it happens. There are a bunch of yyc pairings that go out east. And some yyz pairings that go west. I just finished a 4 day that overnighted in YQT first night then day 2 and 3 do a bunch of yyz turns. Then day 4 come back to yyz and dh home. Somewhat inefficient but they make the pairings. :sm...
by skypirate88
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore Emergency evac
Replies: 11
Views: 3314

Re: Encore Emergency evac

I suspect masks were not deployed because they don't have any installed. Unless Encore purchased the option, they likely don't have then in the Q.
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PML reorganization
Replies: 49
Views: 5705

Re: PML reorganization

Positiverate27, take a look at the memo again. There is a line that says this program will allow for quicker processing of candidates from the original video interview. It isn't very specific, but hopefully that is an indication that guys like me and you won't have to start the process all over aga...
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PML reorganization
Replies: 49
Views: 5705

Re: PML reorganization

Positiverate27, take a look at the memo again. There is a line that says this program will allow for quicker processing of candidates from the original video interview. It isn't very specific, but hopefully that is an indication that guys like me and you won't have to start the process all over again.
by skypirate88
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PML reorganization
Replies: 49
Views: 5705

Re: PML reorganization

Where did you get this information from, and what Express carrier do you fly for?

I have heard discussion about something like this, but nothing concrete.
by skypirate88
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 8519

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

Was on a Mesa flight last week. Captain was making triple time. He made 20k in January with 14 days work. Not to bad to fly an RJ around

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