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by daedalusx
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

The issue here is not the quantity of flying hours but competency. The FAA’s reaction to increase minimum time for an ATPL to 1500 was an overreaction. And yet it had the positive expected consequence of increasing the salaries of airline flight crews down south. The American unions are fighting ha...
by daedalusx
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 340
Views: 84481

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Would you think swg is better then AC? It depends. With a bit of seniority and depending of your family lifestyle it can certainly be as good or better than AC for a while, but its a totally different kind of operation. AC certainly has better long term pay and flight benefits (them B1 passes). But...
by daedalusx
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 340
Views: 84481

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

With regards to the MAXs for Sunwing..are they being brought in as replacements or for growth? both? Interview coming in December... Bit of both. As mentioned above the entire fleet will someday be replaced by Max's. Good luck on the interview. Best place I have ever worked for lifestyle. Would you...
by daedalusx
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Oh here's another pearl of wisdom you might want to consider. Hiring at Jazz is still done by pilots. HR have quite an active presence on these boards. You're going to tell the guy hiring you that he's a Stockholm syndrome victim and that his experience in Norman Wells means nothing compare to the h...
by daedalusx
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Wait, so you don’t even have your CPL and you’re already speaking like you’ve got a job at Jazz? Oh boy.. For what it’s worth, the “college kids” with no experience up North weren’t really “welcomed” on the line when I was there. Perhaps things have changed since. Entitled ? nonono he says he'll se...
by daedalusx
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Honey ! I’m home. Good news ! I re-mortgaged the house and our kids future so I can buy a 150 000$ job that will allow me to fly a shiny jet for 40k a year. Why yes I’ll be gone 19 days a month while you have to stay here alone, work and take care of the kids. But you’ll get to tell your friends at...
by daedalusx
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Sounds like jealous is guiding what you say. Plenty of people would like to have some kind of guarantee since the music will stop eventually. Are you unable to consider people in situations that aren't your own? If you have a partner with a good career, it'd be extremely selfish to say hey leave yo...
by daedalusx
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Yeah. Because everyone stays at the low end of the Jazz scale forever. Ramp a Cessna 206 or Buffalo Joes for the rest of your life. The money is so good. Or brag about your contract day rate that you can’t just pick up any time when you need to redo a roof. I hear real estate in YZF is cheap. So is...
by daedalusx
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Yeah. Because everyone stays at the low end of the Jazz scale forever. Ramp a Cessna 206 or Buffalo Joes for the rest of your life. The money is so good. Or brag about your contract day rate that you can’t just pick up any time when you need to redo a roof. I hear real estate in YZF is cheap. So is...
by daedalusx
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Jazz has the best benefits package :rolleyes: So there I was the other day paying my food and rent with free massage coupons :mrgreen:
by daedalusx
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

If you don't wanna move up north go get your instructor rating and do that until you get 1500Hrs and Jazz will take ya! Or, and this is crazy but hear me out, do move north for a year or two since that time is nothing when you’re in your early twenties. Come out of it as the interesting person at p...
by daedalusx
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing : Czech Travel Service pilots pay in Canada ?
Replies: 34
Views: 8057

Re: Sunwing : Czech Travel Service pilots pay in Canada ?

To understand TVS corporate safety culture, one should look at the QS-1125 incident this summer.
by daedalusx
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Why is it that aviation in Canada keeps managing to find ways to go backwards There is a very simple fix for that. Have all the unions band together and lobby for 1500 hr and a real ATPL (none of that frozen BS) in order to operate a 705 airliner. Instead we have corrupt unions who facilitates cade...
by daedalusx
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

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 daedalusx
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 266
Views: 10370

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Disgusting. :evil:
by daedalusx
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 117
Views: 4409

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

We’ll see how strong the military industrial lobby is. Precedent was set when the US DOJ attested, jailed and charged the VW executives for the so-called diesel emissions scandal. Haven’t seen any Boeing execs mugshots yet, but then again how much Boeing have legally bribed the duopoly (repubs and d...
by daedalusx
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes
Replies: 81
Views: 4363

Re: Air Canada staff will no longer greet 'ladies and gentlemen' onboard planes

As an AC pilot ( Captain) , I will continue to make the PA's using the term " Ladies and Gentlemen". Then again, I greet people with a "Merry Christmas " and also " Happy Easter" when celebrating those holidays. I also wear a poppy proudly. I cannot remember one negative comment from the crew or pa...
by daedalusx
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 340
Views: 84481

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I believe there is a GS planned at the end of October ...
by daedalusx
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4782

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

Correct. The Canadian govt would label it an essential service and force arbitration ...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12381

Re: Recession incoming

In addition, I am a visible minority. How much of a hindrance can this pose during road trips, and applying to smaller 703 operations? I am born and raised in Canada so I speak fluent English, however, I have been told by several friends and family that I'll never find a job in aviation due to this...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 134
Views: 12381

Re: Recession incoming

Recession or not, there will always be doritos and coca cola going to the "communities" up north. And there will always be people from those same communities requiring medical services. There will be forest fires requiring some kind of detection plane, farmers who needs their field sprayed, rig pigs...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11933

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

The ol' metro is a lot of airplane for a 600hr wonder, especially in winter. Carson had a low experienced Capt in a green on green situation do a runway excursion in Regina on a "PMA" ILS couple of years ago (I believed they touched down something like 8000' long). As far as I'm concerned, Kingair o...
by daedalusx
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 2228

Re: WS jumpseat question

I know there are a few commuters that chose to go home during initial sim and use WJ: Be very careful. That rule is enforced by some WJ gate agents and the penalty for using the JS before LC is completed is severe: they can ban you for 1-2 years and even thought it's pretty rare, some agents do chec...
by daedalusx
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cathay Troubles
Replies: 24
Views: 6132

Re: Cathay Troubles

Or the start of a Chinese uprising towards democracy, look at what happened in the Middle East. Democracy. :? Like in Libya where the ‘western funded moderates’ sodomized Gaddafi with a knife after he threatened to dump the US petrodollar in favour of a pan-African currency based on the Libyan gold...
by daedalusx
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dispatch as a backup
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: Dispatch as a backup

Why is this asshole still allowed to pimp his ridiculous YouTube channel?

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