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by slob driver
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Pay raise
Replies: 42
Views: 5733

Re: Pay raise

To the Transat pilots, Looks like a match to wj on the nb rates, which is a substantial uplift from before ( the previous trz 737 rates were used as the template for Swoop pay rates). These rates put pressure on Sunwing to raise their rates. A great pattern. The blended wb rates is a good score for ...
by slob driver
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vacation question
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: Vacation question

You could look at it two different ways if you'd like. "One week" of 5 days at 4.5 hours per day or one week of 7 days at 3.21428571 hours if one chooses to add the two day option to a vacation block. Your choice, but the two extra days are not decreasing your days worked that month, just ...
by slob driver
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vacation question
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

Re: Vacation question

I'm doing a comparison of airline vacation policy and I was hoping someone could help me with a couple questions regarding Westjet's vacation policy. What is your vacation week/years of service matrix. Answer- first 3 years of employment- 2 weeks 4-6 years of employment- 3 weeks 7+ years of employm...
by slob driver
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 14091

Re: Westjet ad.

62.09 x 930 x 1.2 company match + 7.3k option replacement. = 76.5k. (Then add whatever you feel perdiems will be). If you came from encore, add 14.4k for each of the first 2 yrs. Why don’t you add in the parking benefit, or dry cleaning allowance, maybe the sick time and why not add the cost of an ...
by slob driver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 11141

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

You forgot overseas and nav pay of $12 & $11 respectively at AC... At most airlines, the AC term "overseas pay" and "nav pay" are called override pay (which was mentioned in my previous post) which could be a special international/special operational theatre override or nigh...
by slob driver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 11141

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

YYC-FCO... the money maker It’s kind of like YYC-DUB, which this summer was half filled with Americans from the West Coast USA. The US3 are not pleased seeing AC/RV pull their passengers out of the USA and send them overseas. Canadian Airlines have a wage and currency advantage. With the WS/DL JV, ...
by slob driver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 51
Views: 11141

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

YYC-FCO... the money maker Total brilliance right there. You mean brilliance like starting routes into YQQ? Or the multiple routes into LAS. Or PSP etc. ? If WS is starting a route into FCO, there is a good reason for it. You do realize the Vice President, Network, Alliances, & Corporate Develo...
by slob driver
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman enthusiasts blog info
Replies: 0
Views: 2115

Norseman enthusiasts blog info

If you have a interest in following the current state of the Noorduyn Norseman in the world check out this blog;

http://www.norsemanfestival.on.ca/blog/
by slob driver
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian and foreign pilots
Replies: 25
Views: 7097

Re: Georgian and foreign pilots

I read box 17 and 19. That information is over 2 years old. I trust that Georgian should have the expertise to operate the rj's by now? As well information that is over two years old has nothing to do with how Georgian is operating/crewing their airplanes today. Perhaps Georgian is paying Jazz-like ...
by slob driver
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian and foreign pilots
Replies: 25
Views: 7097

Re: Georgian and foreign pilots

Hi everyone, Not trying to stir the pot regarding pilots being in Canada from other countries. At the end of the day, Canada is a country where everyone is an immigrant. And I wasn't trying to slag kiwis or Aussies specifically. I was just curious if there was a way for people to go and fly in those...
by slob driver
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian and foreign pilots
Replies: 25
Views: 7097

Georgian and foreign pilots

Good day to everyone, I have noticed that there are a ton of foreign sounding accents in Georgian flight decks these days. Anecdotally, I have heard that there are foreign pilots flying Georgian airplanes, such as Aussies and Kiwis. And these pilots are not people that have immigrated to Canada perm...
by slob driver
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: King Air vs. Navajo
Replies: 30
Views: 2920

Re: King Air vs. Navajo

As someone who has lived this situation before, the answer is obvious to me; multi Pic is king! I was able to parlay my multi-pic in a Seneca 1 flying charters up north for a year into a captain position on a king air in 5 months after getting on the king air. Without the multi-pic, I didn't qualify...
by slob driver
Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do pilots want in a pilot supply shop
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

Re: What do pilots want in a pilot supply shop

Thanks everyone! And on the training side. Is there any specific titles one would want. Are books like . manuals still used? Or are the all online now
by slob driver
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do pilots want in a pilot supply shop
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

What do pilots want in a pilot supply shop

Hi everyone,

Curious as to what all pilots would like to see for sale in a pilot supply shop? Please share examples of anything one can think of. Thanks!
by slob driver
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Feasibility of flying while in university
Replies: 19
Views: 4658

Re: Feasibility of flying while in university

Two Words for me: Student loans. Flying isn't cheap, and neither is university. But with the help of RBC and the government, I was able to get all my ratings and a degree in 4 years. I was able to pay off all the loans in full once I started flying king air 2.5 years after graduating from school. It...
by slob driver
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Feasibility of flying while in university
Replies: 19
Views: 4658

Re: Feasibility of flying while in university

Hey there +Ra, I echo the sentiments of everyone here. This is a very doable situation. In '97 as I was finishing my 2nd year of university, I was able to score my first job as a dockhand. And later on, because of a professor's fascination with all things flying, I was able to do a course that was t...
by slob driver
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada's christmas gift
Replies: 3
Views: 3313

Air Canada's christmas gift

Awesome!!

https://www.youtube....YvVB1FJrs?rel=0
by slob driver
Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Lost income
Replies: 12
Views: 5828

Re: Lost income

Anecdotally I seem to remember that there was only 12 guys that did over 1000 hours. Those numbers are from a couple of years ago. So in response, not that many pilots will be affected by the 1000 hour cap.
by slob driver
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Higher than normal risk of stroke and you medical
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Higher than normal risk of stroke and your medical

Thank you for replying.
I had already read the document. Speaking with my came, he said that tc looks at this on a case by case basis. I'm at the beginning of this journey, and need to start arming myself with information to prove that I will be an acceptable risk going forward.
by slob driver
Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Higher than normal risk of stroke and you medical
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Higher than normal risk of stroke and you medical

I am looking at speaking or hearing from people or someone they know that lost their medical because of a higher than normal risk of a stroke occurring, or if they have had a stroke, and tried to get their medical back in either case. I'm aware there is a health and fitness sub-forum, but it's way d...

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