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by arctic_slim
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A tremendous achievement of concentration
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

Re: A tremendous achievement of concentration

That was very interesting, I kept watching the whole thing. Thanks for posting.
by arctic_slim
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Boxed Encore
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Re: Boxed Encore

The plane had a tire burst on take off and returned for landing. According to other pilots at the terminal after landing they taxied towards terminal and had the second main tire on same side go flat and stopped on the taxiway to deplane to a bus.
by arctic_slim
Wed May 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Wj share price blame
Replies: 15
Views: 3655

Re: Wj share price blame

It was all part of the propaganda put out by the company.
by arctic_slim
Wed May 30, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?
Replies: 81
Views: 14344

Re: They were going to lock everyone out and shut the doors?

I still find it very hard to believe that CB and/or the bod would "shut down" the airline. A very successful profitable airline shut down and closing shop over this? In my opinion Westjet has played alpa good. But I am also glad to see this come to an end. Everyone can move on and keep the airline(s...
by arctic_slim
Mon May 28, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 81058

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Am I the only one that laughed at the threat of a lockout? I would have said, go head have at it. I sell all my available westjet shares right now and I have enough money to live on for months, and watch the company lose millions. Seriously? They will shut down the company and lockout pilots? To me ...
by arctic_slim
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 407
Views: 76914

Re: Westwind

sunk wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:02 pm
Any word on the atr crash in fon du lac. Crashed on take off I heard due to freezing rain.
Wondering where you heard this from. Nothing is mentioned in the article. Do you have some insider source?
by arctic_slim
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...
Replies: 26
Views: 5063

Re: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...

^ ^ and there's another problem with reaching so far down the experience ladder these days. Not saying you aren't , but if first year Encore FO is the highest you've been paid so far, then you probably haven't flown very long. All I'm saying is Encore needs people who come in and question managemen...
by arctic_slim
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...
Replies: 26
Views: 5063

Re: ? how many jazz or wj encore f/o's hold...

I don't know what you're talking about. First year FO pay at Encore on T4 shows 50k, not including per diems. With per diems it's closer to 60k. Where do you get the idea that FOs need second jobs??? Don't know about Jazz but Encore is my highest paid job so far.
by arctic_slim
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hawkair recession
Replies: 47
Views: 14144

Re: Hawkair recession

Hi JBI, Do what is your source regarding encore pay? I've heard people regularly work 19 days per month. Additionally, if you want to earn a reasonable wage ( 40 K) you need to take additional days. I have a tough time believing that pay is lower at Hawkair. By in large, from what I hear, you are h...
by arctic_slim
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: TCAS RA between two DH8 at Sudbury
Replies: 42
Views: 11241

Re: TCAS RA between two DH8 at Sudbury

The Q400 has ability to be selected to TA mode only, and automatically is in TA only below approximately 1000' AGL. There is no requirement to select TA only during engine-out ops. I would say based on the METARS showing above, high pressure and a cool temperature, combined with lighter fuel loads ...
by arctic_slim
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 197684

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

it took me about 2 weeks before I got an e-mail for an interview. Check your spam folder carefully too just in case the e-mail got flagged.
by arctic_slim
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Union drives reignite at WestJet
Replies: 12
Views: 7026

Re: Union drives reignite at WestJet

atphat wrote:Westjet is a fast-growing airline?
is it not? or you just being sarcastic?
by arctic_slim
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz vs Encore
Replies: 30
Views: 7814

Re: Jazz vs Encore

? My understanding is all encore pilots will eventually get to mainline. As for jazz I would imagine the majority would eventually get to AC. Why do you think the contrary? Maybe he is one of the few who got PFO'd First of all it is my sincere hope that everyone achieves their career goals whatever...
by arctic_slim
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATPL Form
Replies: 19
Views: 3309

Re: ATPL Form

I did my IFR Renewal in a sim. I called TC and they said yes it's fine in an approved sim. I called the school with that sim, and they said Yes it is approved for IFR renewal for ATPL. The key sentence was that you can renew an expired Group 1 in a sim, not do an initial IFR ride. This was in 2014 M...
by arctic_slim
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring
Replies: 5
Views: 6191

Re: Hiring

I hear only Kingair 100 guys get in. Anything bigger does not qualify.

Anyway, on a serious note I don't know what you have heard but the plane you fly doesn't really matter. Do you qualify based on the requirements on the website and want to work for Westjet? Apply and see what happens.
by arctic_slim
Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore Direct Entry Captain YYZ
Replies: 23
Views: 16733

Re: Encore Direct Entry Captain YYZ

With all this back and forth about which one is better, you have to realize that some people just want to be at either AC or WJ, no matter what shiny equipment, year of service credits or how long you're on what plane. Some want to be at WJ because they prefer it. Some want to be at AC because they ...
by arctic_slim
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: FlyDubai 737 (Rostov-on-Don, RU)
Replies: 86
Views: 15901

Re: FlyDubai 737 (Rostov-on-Don, RU)

A fin that would not react to the pilots control panel caused by chronic fatigue. Wow, what an article. As is typical of the media, it's always "the pilot"..apparently there is only one pilot on all airliners.

Id rather wait until some form of report is released.
by arctic_slim
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Important aviation event, all are invited!
Replies: 27
Views: 4153

Re: Important aviation event, all are invited!

I'd love to go if I am in Vancouver at the time. Let's compile a list of questions for them. I'll start. 1. The pilots and support staff of the chemtrail project are obviously immune to chemtrails since they have no problem spraying them over their own towns over their own families. Where can I get ...
by arctic_slim
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YYC economic down turn.
Replies: 43
Views: 5857

Re: YYC economic down turn.

Brutal. I'm sorry to hear that. Which outfit were you with? I thought everyone was done laying off people. Time to go apply at Encore or Jazz like everyone else? Good luck, hope you find a replacement job.
by arctic_slim
Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swedish CRJ-200 Cargo Crash Norway
Replies: 27
Views: 11578

Re: Swedish CRJ-200 Cargo Crash Norway

The report gives nothing of a possible cause but we will have to wait until they do their investigation. I hope they can figure it out since they seem to have the FDR and CVR data.

Whatever happened seemed to be pretty sudden, I wonder if there was some sort of collision.
by arctic_slim
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Application process
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Application process

Did the e-mail come from the airline? as in ...@westjet.com etc, or did it come from something like westjet@google.com?

I would just call them on the phone to ask as a verfication.
by arctic_slim
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Off topic: Military service datapase?
Replies: 37
Views: 2109

Re: Off topic: Military service datapase?

Heh, interesting mixed reactions. It's nothing serious, not like im out to prove anything. I just thought if its easy to find out i can call him out on it if it's not true but I really don't care. Just the way this person talks about being in whatever place and captured in Kosovo or something and al...
by arctic_slim
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Off topic: Military service datapase?
Replies: 37
Views: 2109

Off topic: Military service datapase?

This has nothing to do with aviation but I figure i'd give it a shot. Is there a database of some sort where I can find out if someone has served in the Canadian military? Something that would say "Yes, this guy served". I ask because there is a person I know that says he is a veteran and has all ki...
by arctic_slim
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Orca Airways YYC, Should I apply
Replies: 10
Views: 3195

Re: Orca Airways YYC, Should I apply

Yeah I have heard that rumor too and even the guys at Orca don't know, but until that happens they keep flying their bags off and building their time.
by arctic_slim
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Turbulent times for WJ ahead?
Replies: 80
Views: 22274

Re: Turbulent times for WJ ahead?

A little off topic but I don't see the problem with helping to groom the plane. At my current job we are not required or asked to help groom the plane. We have 45min-1 hour turn around time so there is no rush but I always go back there and help groom. Whether it's picking up garbage or preparing se...

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