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by flyingvinnie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 393
Views: 39297

Re: Corona Virus

phillyfan wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:26 am
Are they the same scientists who said that all Polar Ice would be gone and we would be swimming threw the streets of New York and Miami right now?
Threw is the past tense of the verb throw. It's the word you use to say that something threw you for a loop or threw you off.
by flyingvinnie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 66
Views: 16446

Re: Swoop pay

snowcone wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:29 am
How come an RP at air canada makes more than a 737 captain at swoop?
For the same reason a king air or Navajo captain makes more than a captain at encore.
Or, for the same reason someone will leave a $140,000 turboprop job, to make less than half of that as a FO at WJ.
by flyingvinnie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5549

Re: One List is Back!!

Super happy for you guys! It’s great to take the lead on this sort of arrangement in Canada. Once hired - no more interviews, no more pay cut to transfer to WJ. It’s pretty sweet for a pilot starting at WJE. Do the best job we can now - support our guests and support our growth! It’s been a weird c...
by flyingvinnie
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude
Replies: 31
Views: 3475

Re: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude

Pretty clearly explained in the CAP.

It’s not if you’re in a radar environment, BUT on radar vectors.
by flyingvinnie
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 6124

Re: Swoop

I could have gone to Swoop while I was with Encore as a DOC and ran away as fast as I could knowing what all the work rules are. So I am genuinely curious as to why is anyone going now that there is even more information on how bad it really is out there. They are clearly the worst operator in Cana...
by flyingvinnie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SIMAir
Replies: 24
Views: 6577

Re: SIMAir

They posted a job ad for Saab 340 crews, but still no idea what they're doing! I wonder what the "good opportunity for advancement" is for the captains. http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=134391&sid=f4887f890fea407324cd4ee4141214fb Line indoc Pilot, sim instructor, move in to manage...
by flyingvinnie
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Opportunity to pick up some 787's!
Replies: 5
Views: 7008

Re: Opportunity to pick up some 787's!

yycflyguy wrote:Mmmmmm. Shiny metal (actually composite) let's offer to fly them for under market rates and work conditions. Pilots are dumb.

Yup, and your post just proved your statement.
by flyingvinnie
Mon May 16, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flair 737 Job
Replies: 19
Views: 18024

Re: Flair 737 Job

Say Altitude wrote:I think they have a 2 year training bond for the 737 but can't confirm. That info is a few years old.
Thanks for the solid info! :roll:
by flyingvinnie
Fri May 13, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Flair PAY
Replies: 12
Views: 6624

Re: Flair PAY

Previously they were offering 10 GDO's/month and 93K/year for DEC to start. That's actually not too bad, to start. Not sure why most pilots think they should all be making $200,000+. I fly a much smaller airplane than a 737, and make north of $120,000. I honestly feel I am way overpaid for what I d...
by flyingvinnie
Fri May 13, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Flair PAY
Replies: 12
Views: 6624

Re: Flair PAY

Previously they were offering 10 GDO's/month and 93K/year for DEC to start. That's actually not too bad, to start. Not sure why most pilots think they should all be making $200,000+. I fly a much smaller airplane than a 737, and make north of $120,000. I honestly feel I am way overpaid for what I do!
by flyingvinnie
Mon May 02, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky regional
Replies: 90
Views: 50076

Re: Sky regional

nottellin wrote:Nothing going like a nice smug reply like that to get the conversation started, care to share a little more information flyingvinnie?
Nothing smug about the reply, at all. He asked if anyone has received I call, and I answered his question.
by flyingvinnie
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky regional
Replies: 90
Views: 50076

Re: Sky regional

FlyingClimber wrote:Does someone know if they have started to call people for that direct entry Capt job that they posted a couple weeks ago?
Yup, they have.
by flyingvinnie
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WESTJET PILOT FATIGUE
Replies: 42
Views: 7072

More negtive press for WJ.....

An internal report obtained exclusively by CTV News is highlighting exhaustion faced by WestJet pilots. Monday, March 7, 2016 - CTV News There are concerns among WestJet pilots that their schedules are leaving them exhausted on the job, according to an internal report obtained by CTV News. The repor...
by flyingvinnie
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada fee
Replies: 18
Views: 2958

Re: Nav Canada fee

Pay your bills. It's that simple.
You can't/won't/are not paying YOUR bills, and you think the problem lies with someone else????
by flyingvinnie
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Turbulent times for WJ ahead?
Replies: 80
Views: 22489

Re: Turbulent times for WJ ahead?

When the best thing you can say about your own company's admittedly negative news is that the competitor's may be worse, well... Westjet may have less exposure to Alberta than it used to, but it's still their base and bread n' butter. The mainline is a mature, plateauing company with the headaches ...
by flyingvinnie
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Turbulent times for WJ ahead?
Replies: 80
Views: 22489

Turbulent times for WJ ahead?

Couple of quotes from a very recent news article, where Saretsky was being interviewed: "We have an agreement with Boeing to defer three deliveries. We are going to return three leased aircraft in 2016 and all six in 2017. We have 24 Bombardier Q400s, with nine more coming this year, and three more ...
by flyingvinnie
Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Encore - Not Worth It
Replies: 121
Views: 26662

Re: Encore - Not Worth It

Do the Encore pilots have to pick up garbage and trash on turn-arounds, or is that reserved for mainline pilots only?
by flyingvinnie
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 777 captain for $175K
Replies: 75
Views: 18721

Re: 777 captain for $175K

Exactly. That is the figure I am looking for.... Have heard from a few new hires that their take home pay is around $800...???[/quote] That's a bit exaggerated but I've heard of checks being in the $900 range NOT including per diems. What those guys have failed to do is the following... If their ESP...
by flyingvinnie
Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 777 captain for $175K
Replies: 75
Views: 18721

Re: 777 captain for $175K

Remember WestJet remuneration is based on 5 items: 1). Salary plus O.T 2). ESP....20% of your salary can be put into an account and matched by the company. You have access to it after it vests in one year. 3). Profit share twice a year. Amount fluctuates and is not a certainty. 4). Restricted share...
by flyingvinnie
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 777 captain for $175K
Replies: 75
Views: 18721

Re: 777 captain for $175K

So looking on Canadian pilot pay, a year 7 WJ captain gets $185/hour. 1000 hours/year = $185,000 +20% ESOP = $37,000 T4 total: $222,000 Actual gross cash in hand: $222,000 - $37,000 (company ESOP) - $37,000 (employee ESOP) = $148,000 Max RRSP deduction for 2015: $24,930 Taxable income: $222,000 - $...
by flyingvinnie
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Updated logo and 767 preview
Replies: 182
Views: 58450

Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

Hopefully it has a better entertainment system than the WJ 737 I flew on last week - all we had for "entertainment" was the WJ magazine. :roll:
by flyingvinnie
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: THE JET PAC NOW HAS COMPETITION. MAN CARRYING DRONE
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: THE JET PAC NOW HAS COMPETITION. MAN CARRYING DRONE

While kinda cool, not anywhere near being a drone.....
by flyingvinnie
Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Redundant Rules and Regulations
Replies: 19
Views: 1577

Re: Redundant Rules and Regulations

LVOP/RVOP and approach bans are two different scenarios, BTW.

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