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by KAG
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How old is too old?
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: How old is too old?

I'm flying with FOs (westjet) my age (early 40s) that are in their second careers, and only started flying 5 years ago. You're fine. Given that theres a huge hiring wave going on and he's already working I'd be surprised if he's not at the regional level within a year. We have captains in their earl...
by KAG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 80
Views: 14724

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

To add additional context to compensation, its worth looking at the benifets side of the paystub. You may have a lower hourly rate but higher net if the benifets are employer provided. At westjet I have 18 deductions It's equal to a good car payment, and our benifets are sub par.
by KAG
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 86
Views: 15310

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

My deepest condolences to the friends and family of those two pilots. Sad day indeed.
by KAG
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally wages are coming up
Replies: 18
Views: 4582

Re: Finally wages are coming up

I almost left jazz 13 years ago for Alkan air. White horse seems like such a beautiful place.
by KAG
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 7031

Re: Grooming Update

Oh that hat...it was my favorite uniform piece lol
by KAG
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remember to thank US ATC
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Re: Remember to thank US ATC

A child having a tantrum...you just described trump perfectly
by KAG
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remember to thank US ATC
Replies: 17
Views: 1361

Remember to thank US ATC

Trumps government shutdown has left our american ATC without pay since dec 22. Think for a moment if they walked. Not sure about yall but I am truly thankful they haven't. So when talking to them, be sure to pass along a heart felt thank you.
by KAG
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally wages are coming up
Replies: 18
Views: 4582

Re: Finally wages are coming up

What's a king air driver in whitehorse make now a days
Hows about an air north 737 cpt?
by KAG
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Pilot grooming is officially finished!
Replies: 80
Views: 12865

Re: Pilot grooming is officially finished!

Name for that....part of your job. Hell I'll pick up trash for my airline captain wage, I dont care. I didnt mind on short legs when the plane was relatively clean, it helped my company thrive, which employed me. Just don't make the turns unrealistically short, on long legs where the plane gets dest...
by KAG
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 10548

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Ok, I'll bite. First let's discuss john. As annoying as he is here, I hear from my peers hes generally enjoyable to fly with, and a good pilot. There are obvious exceptions then again I'm sure some dislike flying with me. As for westjet. It's honestly still a very good career move. while it's not AC...
by KAG
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Quarterly loss
Replies: 38
Views: 7281

Re: Quarterly loss

Weedpro you are truly an asshole. @#$! you, I hope you and your squirrel suit slam in a cliff. We may disagree with John's opinions, but never ever wish injury to a fellow aviator. Not cool. Thank you KAG . I believe the person who posted that comment directed at me is now on an LEC Executive at WJ...
by KAG
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 12779

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

John, wtf are refering ro the wjpa was trying to negioate 1 for 1 scope with swoop....I was under the impression they had no idea of its existence? Cloak, our ALPA negot team tried for over 9 months to do exactly what you said, negioate with managment who no showed them most of the time or would sho...
by KAG
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 12779

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

John, yup ya won that bet. I never would have thought anyone with a basic understanding of aviation would rule to allow swoops current wages to continue. So heres my homework for you if your up to it, what is the lowest paying 737 captain jobs in north America, then extend out globally. I'll bet swo...
by KAG
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52135

Re: Common Law DFR - Swoop OTS Pilots

John....its time to stop. Seriously, full stop.
by KAG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52135

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Swallow, imho I'll wager (no money just bragginging rights) the swoop starting left seat and CBA will be damn near what we (wj) currently have. Rouge has set the bar, and I dont think Kaplan is going to deviate far from it. $103 / hour for 737 skipper is laughable, an unrealistically low offer that ...
by KAG
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52135

Re: LOU Proposal Nov 2, 2018

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by KAG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 13
Views: 2925

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Or 4 aircraft could’ve returned to lessor, 2 MAXs not leased and 0 aircraft added in 2020 and only 3 in 2021. Guess it depends how you look at it. Instead we have 4 aircraft coming next year, not including the ‘87s....don’t worry ALPA will make it all better though :goodman: YOS, on an extended pay...
by KAG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 27
Views: 5054

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

This scenario plays out every few years, in various ways. It's sad, I truly feel for all those effected. It's also a solid reminder to keep those procedures sharp, and your lookout sharper. Did the piper have tcas?, did the 150 have a transponder? were proper radio calls made. All these points need ...
by KAG
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52135

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Continuing this thread is like poking a guy who got KOd in a fight. It's pointless and just breeds bad blood. The wrongs are being righted, our CBA is due and at the point we'll see just how bad the damage is. Time will tell how the industry feels about their (origional DEC) time at swoop. Given the...
by KAG
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it a good time to change careers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2014

Re: Is it a good time to change careers?

Also with aviation you can moonlight fairly easily when you get established. If flying is what you love, go do it. Just make sure you know what's required (most likely moving north) before you do this. That said there is a solid demand for pilots so getting jobs is a lot easier.
by KAG
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A family needs our help.
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

A family needs our help.

First let me say I know Joe, this isn't aviation related but I figure this community could help out. A fella I kinda know (my kids played with his kids) just had a horrific work place accident that left him crippled. 4 young kids, self employed, he was a very hard working carpenter. I thought we cou...
by KAG
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind
Replies: 25
Views: 1456

Re: Stalls into a headwind or Tailwind

I would think stalling into a headwind would recover cleaner then a tailwind, but all I've done over the last 15 years is avoid them (stalls) in the sim. I can honestly say from my training / instructing days this topic never came up.
by KAG
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reality of starting at 40?
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: Reality of starting at 40?

No your not too old. Looking back at my career starting in 1995 in flight school to now (23 years), I've had many jobs and am in the left seat at westjet. That's during some really really shit times. Currently the industry is going nuts, and you have 23 years of career to 65 + 2 years of training wi...
by KAG
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 14931

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Long time lurker and I just couldn't help myself and decided to make an account and ask a question regarding this article https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Aviation-Pilot-Recruitment-News-Item/8299/Canada-faces-severe-shortage-of-pilots-and-aircraft-workers Where on earth is this shortage and upcom...
by KAG
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 771
Views: 52135

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

:goodman: While the recent victory is small, it is one nonetheless. Yes. Small it is. Prior to ALPA's election, all Swoop flying was to be done only by pilots on the (now on life-support) WestJet Pilot Department List, composed only of WJ and Encore pilots, with terms to be negotiated. So I guess o...

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