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by JBI
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet "Announces" Dreamliners base and first routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

WestJet "Announces" Dreamliners base and first routes

Not surprisingly, the first few Dreamliners and their routes will be based in YYC and will be going non-stop to destinations that WJ already serves (Dublin, London, Paris). While not as exciting as say Asia or new destinations, I think that this is an extremely smart way to start service of the new ...
by JBI
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 38
Views: 10258

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

Kaykay wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Okay seriously, who other than 12 year olds actually posts in all caps?
The US President
by JBI
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: College Choices/Issues with Sault?
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: College Choices/Issues with Sault?

I don't have updated information on the organization or lack thereof at Sault. I do get the impression that at the 3 colleges that are subsidized by the Ontario Government, Sault, Confed and Seneca, getting the students finished on time always tends to be a challenge. I also know that there is gener...
by JBI
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Skydive plane damaged, never seen this go before
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Skydive plane damaged, never seen this go before

Geez, you'd think the aircraft's owner would have dealt with that in 1955!
by JBI
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Angioplasty
Replies: 19
Views: 3329

Re: Angioplasty

Wow - that's awesome muffin! I got the "fat letter" a while back from the RAMO ("your BMI is high.." yada yada) and have been struggling with it ever since. Thanks for letting us know that changing your lifestyle is possible - BTW, do you have any spare willpower lying around ;) HiFlyChick, Are you...
by JBI
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Headset as an income tax deduction
Replies: 13
Views: 1051

Re: Headset as an income tax deduction

As an employee, and not a contractor, you technically can't claim it as an employment expense. However, as the others have stated, any expenses claimed depends on whether the CRA will review your tax return and/or agree with your claims. The caveat being that if/when CRA decides to do an audit, they...
by JBI
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: EVAS Air Topic Crushed
Replies: 36
Views: 3132

Re: EVAS Air Topic Crushed

For it to be libel it has to be false. I stand by everything I've said as fact. Are you willing to pay AvCanada's legal fees to defend any lawsuit and prove that what you said was true? I don't disagree that in the current situation a message board like AvCanada will err on the side of caution and ...
by JBI
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: EVAS Air Topic Crushed
Replies: 36
Views: 3132

Re: EVAS Air Topic Crushed

There goes another thread by big brother. Nothing like censorship in a free country........ I find it quite annoying that the mods give in to the companies complaints so easily. I'm not sure why but I also don't know the implications of not doing so. AvCanada is a great resource that is run as a bu...
by JBI
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?
Replies: 34
Views: 2133

Re: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?

As a commercial pilot, you will encounter stressful situations on occasion. This may include stressful financial situation again combined with a stressful flight situation. I would skip the Cat I and at most, be satisfied with a Cat III medical. If this is sarcasm I've apparently missed the joke, b...
by JBI
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?
Replies: 34
Views: 2133

Re: Anxiety past. Do I have any chance of getting Cat 1 Medical?

Transport Canada is surprisingly progressive when it comes to mental health issues and it is possible for pilots who are even on certain SSRIs to obtain a medical certificate. Nonetheless, you will likely need to have a note from your treating primary care physician or psychiatrist/psychologist to s...
by JBI
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Biplane accident at YXX (after the airshow) Aug 11, 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Biplane accident at YXX (after the airshow) Aug 11, 2018

https://globalnews.ca/news/4383253/abbotsford-airshow-crash/ Looks like it was the de Havilland Dragon Rapide that was on static display and that they were offering flights on. https://www.abbotsfordairshow.com/tickets/living-history-flights/ Article Below: Five people have been taken to hospital a...
by JBI
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore Travel Benefit
Replies: 15
Views: 2017

Re: Encore Travel Benefit

23 days is what I've been told. Whoever told you that was incorrect. Contract outlines its 18 days max. But make no mistake, most pilots are getting the full 18 days scheduled. And if, like the OP, you're trying to commute from Europe, there will definitely be a few days each month where you need t...
by JBI
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pacific Coastal Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 2294

Re: Pacific Coastal Airlines

I don't fly for Pacific Coastal anymore but can shed some light on some of the questions. Not sure where you heard Pasco doesn't pay for overnight accommodation, but that is not true. They definitely cover overnight accommodation on pairings. From the YVR base, the overnights are in Cranbrook, Victo...
by JBI
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore Travel Benefit
Replies: 15
Views: 2017

Re: Encore Travel Benefit

As someone who commuted from the US to Encore, I would not recommend trying to commute from Europe on the Encore schedule. Living in base or a short commute is definitely manageable with the Encore schedule, but commuting to a difference country was quite hard. A couple points: The fees and taxes on...
by JBI
Wed May 23, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Wesjet encore or jazz ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Wesjet encore or jazz ?

don't go to either solely for the flow or guaranteed interview That’s pretty terrible advice. Taking into account “what we know today”, if Mainline is your goal you should only go to which regional either provides you flow or a guaranteed interview and your quickest path to mainline, and an option ...
by JBI
Tue May 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Wesjet encore or jazz ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: Wesjet encore or jazz ?

Rowdy's got it spot on. A couple further points: -don't go to either solely for the flow or guaranteed interview -do you have a degree or aviation diploma? Though there are some exceptions, this seems to still be a limiting factor for getting to AC from either PMA or OTS (though I could definitely s...
by JBI
Sun May 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Next move?
Replies: 11
Views: 1956

Re: Next move?

While an AC Express job could be a good move, the far more important questions are where do you want to live, what's your family situation, what's your financial situation, what do you do outside of flying schedule-wise etc. and do you have a degree? The thing with the AC Express carriers is that th...
by JBI
Wed May 09, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 38
Views: 10258

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

Although I'm no longer actively flying at Encore, I can say that morale at Encore is challenging, but not for the reasons that are referred to in the initial post or subject matter. There isn't any real uncertainty with the one list. Encore pilots have a WestJet Pilot Department List number and WJ's...
by JBI
Tue May 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 28700

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

This Financial Post Article is pretty balanced http://business.financialpost.com/transportation/westjet-looking-at-contingency-plans-ahead-of-potential-pilot-strike-as-stock-drops-10-per-cent I think the key paragraphs are: “ The costs of the company’s multitude of initiatives are causing overruns i...
by JBI
Tue May 08, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flight instructor "shortage "
Replies: 24
Views: 2733

Re: Flight instructor "shortage "

I'm at a 705 and I'd instruct forever if it paid well enough to live. "shortage" While I don't doubt your authenticity, the challenge is that unlike 705 machines which have 30-450 seats, with instructing, there is one customer - the student. While on a 705 machine there are different ways to change...
by JBI
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pasco Callbacks
Replies: 18
Views: 3939

Re: Pasco Callbacks

They are hiring for Westjet Link for a job in Calgary that you have to interview for in Vancouver. You don't think it's reasonable for them to work out a deal with Westjet for interviewee airfare? I think that's a fair and reasonable constructive criticism of the process. My comment was more that t...
by JBI
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pasco Callbacks
Replies: 18
Views: 3939

Re: Pasco Callbacks

As someone who has gone through a few different job hunts in my life I can sympathize with the frustrations that some of the above posters are expressing. I’m sure Pasco does appreciate constructive criticism on their hiring process. They’ve been pretty honest and frank both on this board and with t...
by JBI
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Do you have an "as or with co-pilot" restricted medical?
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Do you have an "as or with co-pilot" restricted medical?

Without going in to too much detail on a public forum, I've recently lost my medical for a situation where a few different aviation doctors have opined that they are surprised Transport Canada didn't provide me with an "as or with co-pilot" or "multi-crew only" restriction on my medical. I've heard ...
by JBI
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CommutAir is working on sponsoring Canadian pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 3340

Re: CommutAir is working on sponsoring Canadian pilots

As a few posters have mentioned, it will be difficult for CommutAir to obtain visas for Canadian pilots. Pilots are not on the list of NAFTA occupations at the moment and while, in theory, they could start trying to sponsor pilots under the H1B visa, its not quite as easy as saying "Hey, we like thi...
by JBI
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Training bond after the fact with current type?
Replies: 5
Views: 853

Re: Training bond after the fact with current type?

As the above posters have said, there needs to be consideration prior to the formation of a contract. Generally speaking, a contract for past performance is not enforceable. There's an example of this exact situation in the case of Northern Thunderbird v. Van Haren 2010 BCPC 192 http://canlii.ca/t/2...

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