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by ant_321
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 286
Views: 12790

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

This has really digressed into a mud slinging exercise. From my vantage point, there seem to be a number of themes and here is my take: 1) "I had to do time 'up north' as might right of passage so why should these snot-nose college kids get to take a pass on that experience". Different people take ...
by ant_321
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma
Replies: 95
Views: 5080

Re: Seneca College Airline Pilot Flight Operations Diploma

How would you propose companies determine in a half hour interview if you have the ability to learn, without using a degree as a frame of reference? How come I have flown for some of the worlds biggest companies and was never asked about my education background??? Not even once. What stage of your ...
by ant_321
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How to ensure you fail an AC interview
Replies: 19
Views: 4620

Re: How to ensure you fail an AC interview

dialdriver wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Doesn't hurt to ask the HR lady out for a date!
I have a friend who did this. He got the job and is now married to her with kids :lol: ballsy move regardless.
by ant_321
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: Whats the best headset to get

I found the David Clark fine until I started flying 6,7,8+ hours a day. I would go home with a pounding headache every day from wearing that vice on my head. I ended up with the A20 since I found it more comfortable than lightspeeds. At first I actually didn’t like it because it was too quiet. After...
by ant_321
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 286
Views: 12790

Re: Jazz Approach

So is Jazz officially a pay to fly airline? Cause another shithole airline, Lion Air, is a P2F and they seem to go off the runway every month, among other things. This’ll end well... I thought you were all for it ? Unless I’m missing sing something you were talking about how it’s a “ win - win” for...
by ant_321
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 286
Views: 12790

Re: Jazz Approach

Every generation has seen a benefit that the previous generation hasn’t seen. This is the best time to be alive in all of history. Let’s talk about aviation. I feel like most people I talk to aren’t interested in being a pilot. One of the reasons is the very high barrier for entry with accumulating...
by ant_321
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 286
Views: 12790

Re: Jazz Approach

I’ve always said this would happen. It’s the next logical step for Canadian aviation. Most of the other countries you don’t have to “pay your dues” up North or work as a flight instructor. You simply finish your training and get on with an airline in a mentor ship role. Sit as a Second officer and ...
by ant_321
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Life in the flight deck
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Life in the flight deck

Those night time shots are amazing.
by ant_321
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 3800

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

YYZ has more flying and, apparently, will grow a lot this spring and summer. Right now there are day turns , YYZ-YVR-YYZ, which are popular, and two day pairing with overnights in YVR and YYC. The long day turns are popular since 8 or 9 of those and you have hit your max hours. The max they can sch...
by ant_321
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 1349

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

I believe Serco does the ATC in Goose Bay, not sure if they do it anywhere else and no idea how you would become a controller with them.
by ant_321
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?

Most Medevac companies are desperate for pilots. Why would you need to apply for EI? In today’s market there should be next to 0 pilots on EI.
by ant_321
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8739

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

At first glance you shake your head... why not feed your own airline (Westjet) to the same destinations? But Westjet management will be able to scoop tons of intel on booking trends and numbers of a competitor, this deal won't last long... like when Westjet partnered with Transat and pulled the rug...
by ant_321
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8739

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

The agreement is less than 200 seats a week during the winter season. A handful of seats on flights from a few smaller airports that are not serviced or under serviced by Sunwing. Not exactly earth shattering news.
by ant_321
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 53
Views: 4296

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

If instructing isn’t something you really, really want to do, don’t do it. There are far too many people instructing just so they can live in the centre of the universe 🤢 and don’t do their students justice. And where is the location for the 1900? Is it that bad? I had a way better social life livin...
by ant_321
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1726

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

From my company’s jumpseat handbook. Wouldn't that be for company personnel? I'd find it hard to believe that a 1900 pilot jumpseating on a 747 at a different company would be considered a crewmember. Our handbook says no drinking on any carrier. Could be bs but I don’t care enough to look any deep...
by ant_321
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1726

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

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From my company’s jumpseat handbook.
by ant_321
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3236

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

You need to ask yourself a serious set of questions. Do you want to make money? Do you want to have a family? Do you want to have a social life? Do you want to be able to make your own choices? If you have answered yes to any of these, you should consider banking. The aviation industry is booming r...
by ant_321
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 2327

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

altiplano wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:03 am
Here it is:
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/calg ... 3761391404
I found the guy on linked in. I was surprised to see he has his 6 months at westjet listed there. Looks like he ended up flying king airs after his situation at west jet.
by ant_321
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12342

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Here's my 2 cents worth.... I have actually been in that kind of situation before. In the 90's I worked as an FO for about a 1.5 yrs on a high performance airplane. It was my first flying job, hired at low time hrs (500), knew nothing about commercial aviation, and I was older than most of my capta...
by ant_321
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 243
Views: 76181

Re: Canada Jetlines

Has anyone applied? I’m curious what they are offering. Not that I have any intention of going there.
by ant_321
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Todays TAF
Replies: 11
Views: 1860

Re: Todays TAF

It’s legit. I had a look at the TAF last night.
by ant_321
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3342

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

Rent a cop. Mall cop...... but then I’ve seen mall cops do more to protect the public by throwing out the junkies and mentally deranged from shopping malls. These guys are more about taking away pilots coffees and passengers toothpaste. I have infinite more respect for a mall cop than a screener. M...
by ant_321
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 2249

Re: WS jumpseat question

After you have your ppc and have a sticker or signature in your book how would the gate agents ever find out you haven’t done your line check?
by ant_321
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13809

Re: Who will bid the A220?

And they're everyone else? Delta, United, American, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Jetblue... even Spirit have various international pay premiums. Maybe your "everyone else" are missing out? I’m certainly not against anyone making extra cash but to me it seems like a weird way to make it. Is following the mage...
by ant_321
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13809

Re: Who will bid the A220?

And they're everyone else? Delta, United, American, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Jetblue... even Spirit have various international pay premiums. Maybe your "everyone else" are missing out? I’m certainly not against anyone making extra cash but to me it seems like a weird way to make it. Is following the mage...

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