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by TheStig
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

The biographies of new hires usually aren't posted on the internal website for a couple weeks, as has been mentioned several times on this thread hiring is planned to continue indefinitely. Changes to the air regulations and retirements will become the main drivers as existing vacancies are filled. ...
by TheStig
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2444

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Can someone clarify, does the Westjet fleet described in the above article include Swoop aircraft? Or are they be separate? Most North American carriers seem to be curbing growth so deferring deliveries doesn't seem like a bad idea.I know originally Swoop was pitched as a path to continue growing, i...
by TheStig
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Flying skills while on the ramp
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: Flying skills while on the ramp

From my experience as a training Captain at 703 and 704 operations, if you are coming off the ramp or even a VFR single engine aircraft into a multi-crew multi-engine operation 2 hours of simulator time at the local flight school can be very advantageous. Even professional athletes under contract st...
by TheStig
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet "Announces" Dreamliners base and first routes
Replies: 11
Views: 2697

Re: WestJet "Announces" Dreamliners base and first routes

Sims said the new routes and schedules will ease trans-Atlantic travel troubles for local people. "One of the advantages of having a Calgary-based carrier flying out of Calgary is we get to chose our slots that are best for Albertans," he said. "So we'll be flying these international routes between...
by TheStig
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 148
Views: 9243

Re: Where is this so called shortage

digits_, I guess I should have been more specific. I am referring to the kid that graduates with all his ratings but lacks any "real world" work experience and can't tell the difference between a Herc Strap and a Bungee Cord! The experience they learn on the job, be it a Dock Hand, Ramp Rat, Custom...
by TheStig
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

All bases? Mostly yyz? Yes, most positions are in YYZ but there are still vacancies in YUL and YVR. If a guy wanted to get to YVR ASAP, what would you say is the best aircraft to try and get on? There are openings in YVR for 777 & 787 RP's and 737 & A320 FO's. It is possible to be awarded one of th...
by TheStig
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

CZBBYYZPilot wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:54 am
All bases? Mostly yyz?
Yes, most positions are in YYZ but there are still vacancies in YUL and YVR.
by TheStig
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Sim courses into the first week of November show newhire spots as follows;
-4 Rouge 319
-22 320
-12 737
-8 mainline 767

All subject to change.
by TheStig
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 827
Views: 57306

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

M.G should resign in disgrace. His inaction and ineptitude are inexcusable. At lease he'll be called out by a real agency. The FAA. Since this incident AC has replaced its Director of Flight Operations, Director of Safety and Training and the Airbus 320 Chief Pilot. The flight ops directory, outsid...
by TheStig
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 827
Views: 57306

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

M.G should resign in disgrace. His inaction and ineptitude are inexcusable. At lease he'll be called out by a real agency. The FAA. Since this incident AC has replaced its Director of Flight Operations, Director of Safety and Training and the Airbus 320 Chief Pilot. The flight ops directory, outsid...
by TheStig
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 CNE Airshow
Replies: 23
Views: 2420

Re: 2018 CNE Airshow

I have a feeling we're going to see lots of F-35 demonstrations leading up to Canada's open and transparent competition. Very impressive performance from an aircraft that, "doesn't work, and is far from working." I love airshows, they captured my imagination at a young age and still enjoy them just ...
by TheStig
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PML Portal
Replies: 69
Views: 8722

Re: PML Portal

Lifestyle, progression and the pay cut. Just like KP. Its all about lifestyle. Even if hired tomorrow, I'd never be a wide body skip in YVR and thus never make the big bucks that would make ruining my next few years worth it. My newborn son is way more interesting than an embraer or 320. After talk...
by TheStig
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Flow through is a term used when a hiring arrangement is made between a mainline carrier and a partner regional airline. For instance a pilot hired by Encore today is given a ‘date of hire’ seniority number at Westjet and can ‘flow through’ when a position opens up with out having to reinterview. Ov...
by TheStig
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PML Portal
Replies: 69
Views: 8722

Re: PML Portal

Rowdy wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:24 pm

Fight with? Unlikely. Lots of us B scalers that have zero interest or have turned AC down already (myself included).
Just wondering why you'd turn down AC?
by TheStig
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet flight reduction
Replies: 13
Views: 2557

Re: WestJet flight reduction

"Your Honour, as you can see we're in no position to give the pilots a raise as we already loosing money and cutting back our network."
by TheStig
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Ben Smith Leaving AC
Replies: 12
Views: 3329

Re: Ben Smith Leaving AC

Hahaha. He's in for a rude awakening when he faces a real union. Ha agreed, one article I read stated his resume was bolstered by his ability 'to handle the pilot group', can't argue with that, but it didn't seem all that difficult from what I recall. I would have thought he'd be content with being...
by TheStig
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out
Replies: 38
Views: 3436

Re: Tokyo. Strike 3 you're out

Is it possible to rename AC "Air Red" to prevent further embarassment to Canada if AC continues to draw attention to itself? At least no lives were threatened this time, just thousands of travel plans messed up... Some clickbait internet 'news' article? Really? Let me guess you also hate Rogers, th...
by TheStig
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry
Replies: 73
Views: 7087

Re: Tired of the Canadian Aviation Industry

Just for discussions sake I'm going to weigh in. I believe this is one of the best periods in the past 3 decades to be in aviation and painting the entire country with one brush because of personal dissatisfaction isn't fair or accurate. Starting wages at airlines are low, but they are double what t...
by TheStig
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Free Money Management Advice.
Replies: 58
Views: 3809

Re: Free Money Management Advice.

A, The reason is no one has a motivated interest in teaching these principles. The banks make a fortune off of CC interest payments. The whole economy is based on expansion of consumer debt. No one will ever discourage this. It's a travesty this is not a required high school course. (Money manageme...
by TheStig
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Any predictions would just be a guess. The next bid will start the construction of the airlines' plan for this winter through the summer of 2019. Starting this fall the YVR rouge 767 positions will be moved to YYZ and YUL as 737's are going to take over the Hawaiian routes. Next summer is up to the ...
by TheStig
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop
Replies: 56
Views: 10652

Re: Minisiter of Transport M Garneau braggs about Swoop

How exactly is the government working on this?

I loved seeing all the comments from pilots about Flight Duty Regulations below the tweet, something they actually can work on..
by TheStig
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: The End of the WPDL Confirmed
Replies: 128
Views: 20300

Re: The End of the WPDL Confirmed

Not true. 30 Encore pilots got cut off at the knees on this one. The last 3 classes all got superceded by Swoop. The 26 captain positions kept by Swoop pilots suggests that ALPA can’t protect the pilots at Westjet; Encore is definitely in trouble. Holly crap you’re right! I didn’t realize that ALPA...
by TheStig
Sun May 27, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 891
Views: 231756

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

hate to burst the bubble, but tons of people have been hired without post secondary education. it may be a bit tougher if you are not in a feeder right now, but as far as feeders go, the vast majority do not have anything more than high school and get on. I would not let the lack of a diploma or a ...
by TheStig
Sat May 26, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 67781

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

This is basically all conjecture and has no merit. Only items that haven’t already been agreed upon and won’t be final by the end of negotiations will go to an arbitrator. Rumour has it that a lot of gains have been made however there are a lot of details that have yet to emerge. For WJ pilots this...
by TheStig
Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 67781

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

I think the devil's in the details on this one. I have yet to see any piece of communication that Westjet pilots will be flying Swoop aircraft at Westjet wages. Given this whole thing kicked off because Westjet wanted pilots to take 2 year leaves of absences to go fly for Swoop making next to nothi...

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