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by lostaviator
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Oscar wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:25 pm
No Socks is likely one of the Tech Ops
Negative

"NoSocks" is DH, ex-rewards analyst, a long time pilot hater with a history of trolling pilots on various social media platforms, particularly Yammer.
That makes sense. Only thing missing are the stupid animated pictures on every post.
by lostaviator
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Management didn't try to paint pilots as the devil, ya'll did that when you lined the road on investors day. All that press scared off would be WJ flyers to our competition. Cost the organization millions. All for what? Seriously, what did the bottom 80% get out of this? Calling me a bunch of names...
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

How sad of a life a person must have to not be a pilot yet spend his free time trolling pilots anonymously on a pilot centred online forum. :rolleyes: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/southpark/images/3/3d/PurpleHeaderQueefLicker.png/revision/latest?cb=20161116045214 :lol: CB has let himself go!
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Let's continue this conversation when you get your facts right. The union drive did not result in a 30 million loss of revenue, that occurred at the end of the cool off period a year later. Remember, there are two groups at the negotiation table and the other side threatened to shut the airline down...
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

However, my skills are transferable. Yours aren't. In fact, I'm already working... I bet you're not ...but at least you have the union. NoSocks, I am glad to hear that you are working. I wish you the best. In your juvenile, petulant and quite frankly not helpful inflammatory posts, you unintentiona...
by lostaviator
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Sure, whatever. I have 10 years to think about coming back to wj (if it lasts), retain my seniority, and not worry about my job being contracted out to Swissport. You are subject to the CLC and will probably never work for wj again. But hey, the union is horrible. Remember when you guys almost bank...
by lostaviator
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

Sure, whatever. I have 10 years to think about coming back to wj (if it lasts), retain my seniority, and not worry about my job being contracted out to Swissport. You are subject to the CLC and will probably never work for wj again. But hey, the union is horrible.
by lostaviator
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 32993

Re: Will Westjet survive?

We only pretend to care. People can get on social media and declare they are never flying (insert airline name here) again, but we know that most of them will.... They have limited options. Someone has figured out that the money saved with this move exceeds the money lost as a result of out sourcing...
by lostaviator
Sat May 02, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24610

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

The senior guys will be fine. We are the only “international” airline that lets you keep flying (in your left seat) past 65. Their lost wages over the period of the moa can be recouped in a few months. I’ll support last pay to the last day in exchange for 65 retirement age. Deal? This statement isn...
by lostaviator
Sat May 02, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement
Replies: 86
Views: 24610

Re: WS/WO Layoff Mitigation Agreement

All these “sit at home and get paid more” comments have not been thought out properly. Lay-off pay is a one time thing. CEWS ends June 6. CERB will end at some point too. EI is only 500 or so a week and expires, and there’s no flying jobs out there. Kids need dental work after benefits expire in 90 ...
by lostaviator
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 18971

Re: A "NEW" One List?

By my understanding, recall will be based on seniority, but it will be a recall to your respective bargaining group. So if you were laid off from WJ, you will be recalled to WJ. If you were laid off from Encore, you will be recalled to Encore. In other words, no, a more senior Encore pilot could no...
by lostaviator
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 18971

Re: A "NEW" One List?

Curious question as I have not read the PTA. Is there language during recall that prevents an Encore pilot from being called to go to the 37? and holding a 37 driver on the Q. (i.e, The called back individual does not have the experience to be a Q captain yet. Can they hold the 37 driver on the Q i...
by lostaviator
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 18971

Re: A "NEW" One List?

if its a lot longer....in that case, concessions would be even more desireable n'est-ce pas ? Well, as long as the most senior people, (who one would reasonably expect or hope are in the best financial position) are ok and employed at 100% salary ! The rest of us should be good on $573/week. That's...
by lostaviator
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: #Swoopprez Out!
Replies: 49
Views: 8558

Re: #Swoopprez Out!

Greaseway is out, first bit of positive news of late. As an outsider I am curious why it is positive news? Because of him or because it is Swoop? When he arrived here he (apparently) thought pilots could share hotel rooms on overnights to save cost. That's the type of mentality he brought, and the ...
by lostaviator
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8364

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

Give section 3 a quick read. “Loss of seniority”
by lostaviator
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are recently laid off pilots hireable
Replies: 39
Views: 8364

Re: Are recently laid off pilots hireable

I guess if the company hiring requires a training bond that might mitigate some of the departures... True. But if the goal is to make money by bonds...that could be useful. If the goal is that you need pilots soon or flights could be grounded, it might be a different case. I can only speak of Westj...
by lostaviator
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 55
Views: 12661

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

The 20 knots had nothing to do with this (though, I don't agree with it being added in the first place). That type of speed is added on a regular basis in the winter (icing conditions). It is probably more connected to the fact that they spend all of initial ground school terrifying pilots over the ...
by lostaviator
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 8696

Re: Westjet CYHZ

10 knots is our max, however that is steady state wind, the gust is not factored in. Interesting that they don't factor in the gust factor... A good gust can be pretty significant Yes, problem is, often the gust could preclude an attempt at landing. You may or may not encounter the gust, so we use ...
by lostaviator
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 31879

Re: 2020 Hiring

1200 numbers from the bottom of the list to the most junior mainline captain. At 50-70 upgrades a year... Numbers released for 2020 had 100+ upgrades and those numbers probably don’t account for the junior captains leaving for AC. Either way it’s going to be difficult to attract/retain quality OTS ...
by lostaviator
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 14301

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

You should try flying on an airway at the MEA, but below MSA and ask for a clearance direct to your destination or IAF or whatever... you'll get the clearance... In fact I've had ATC offer it... on the west coast, at 10,000' with pressurization problems but continuing on the airway at MEA to destin...
by lostaviator
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 14301

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

None of this is relevant. ATC never cleared either of the Swoop planes direct the IAF. Even with the absence of MSA on the charts, a pilot with any IFR experience would ask "am I safe doing this?". If there are no MSA's, the 100 nm is your next best safe place. They took their plane out of a safe en...
by lostaviator
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 14301

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

One thing that struck me looking at the Abbotsford plates (Jeppesen). SID and STAR plates do not have an MSA on them or a terrain map showing the highest elevation. This is now standard on Jeppesen plates. All that is listed is a 100nm safe altitude. This is a serious safety deficiency imho. Which ...
by lostaviator
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 14301

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Seems like this wasn't an isolated incident. Happened the very next day as well.... December 17 A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-FYBK/WSW107) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) checked in on the HOPE 3 Arrival and was cleared for the area navigation (RNAV) 25 approach. The a...
by lostaviator
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 14301

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

The Westjet SOP's that Swoop use are probably the biggest complaint i hear from CAE instructors. They contradict the FCOM and FCTM and are a long way from the Boeing SOP that other 737 operators in Canada use. Examples? Like you and CAE instructors are the authority on flying the 737... There's a s...
by lostaviator
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 14301

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

23 years of safe B737 operations, but apparently our SOP's suck.... I'll trust the work of pilots over a few flight sim nerds running sims.

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