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by gonnabeapilot
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude
Replies: 29
Views: 2416

Re: Cold Weather Corrected Missed Approach Altitude

The Missed Approach Altitude is an AT constraint, therefore in a radar environment flying to a corrected Missed Approach Altitude could result in a loss of separation and should not be done. In an emergency and/or loss of comms the terrain clearance takes precedence so have the corrected altitude a...
by gonnabeapilot
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 350
Views: 89573

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Latest info from management roadshows is that the company is planning on hiring 70 people in 2020 with groundschools beginning again in the spring.
by gonnabeapilot
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Sunwing Expands Cadet Program to MRU
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Sunwing Expands Cadet Program to MRU

Sunwing Airlines has expanded its cadet program to include MRU. Nice to see Sunwing expanding its program out of Ontario and into Western Canada. Definitely a great opportunity for those students in the program! Wish the industry's was in a similar place back when I was doing my flight training. Mou...
by gonnabeapilot
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 10482

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

Hiring of 100 pilots to begin shortly. Keep your eyes peeled on the hiring portal over the next few weeks in order to apply.
by gonnabeapilot
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 10482

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

The biggest questions are how old are you and how badly do you want to be an Air Canada pilot. If you're 30+ and really want to fly for big red, go to Jazz. The flow agreement is worth any negatives that Jazz might have. If you don't really care about whether or not you end up at AC I would recommen...
by gonnabeapilot
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Think carefully before you make your next move
Replies: 122
Views: 15098

Re: Think carefully before you make your next move

Just a reminder for the Jazz guys/gals.... By 2025 every single major airline in the country with the exception of Air Canada will have gone through a round of collective bargaining which means almost every single major pilot group will have had the opportunity to push the bar higher before you have...
by gonnabeapilot
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Think carefully before you make your next move
Replies: 122
Views: 15098

Re: Think carefully before you make your next move

I guess we would all have jobs at Sky Regional! With DOH... Sweet deal! This pretty much sums it up and is why I don't understand why so many Jazz folks on this thread are panicked by a no vote. This TA is proof that AC can't even transfer 12 RJs from Georgian to Jazz without transferring the pilot...
by gonnabeapilot
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 350
Views: 89573

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Simple. A 1500 hour instructor/float pilot/Navaho driver has the qualifications to move on to Air Canada or an airline overseas after a year of employment however a 250 hour cadet is pretty much guaranteed to remain at the airline for three to four years before they have the qualifications to move o...
by gonnabeapilot
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 350
Views: 89573

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

No word on what they're doing with those of us that were pooled from December 2017 interviews? I hear some reference checks have been completed for some. I suppose 10 July will be the tell all, if 23 July is the start date. Fingers crossed. The silence is killing us! Apparently by now everyone that...
by gonnabeapilot
Sat May 26, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 524
Views: 81915

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 nothin...
by gonnabeapilot
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 350
Views: 89573

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

As a quick update, latest I've heard through the grapevine is hiring is now complete for the summer season. Expect more groundschools in early summer for the 2018/19 winter season.
by gonnabeapilot
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 350
Views: 89573

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Is commuting possible at Sunwing? I know they have seasonal bases during the winter but what about the summer? Commuting is definitely possible at Sunwing and quite a few of our pilots do it successfully. Sunwing has jumpseat travel agreements with a number of airlines including Westjet and Air Can...
by gonnabeapilot
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Q400's?
Replies: 24
Views: 10543

Re: Sunwing Q400's?

The only thing Sunwing is getting from Bombardier is the VP Flight Ops ... via Porter :lol: I think that was probably the gist of the original slightly cryptic post. Is RH retiring? Not yet but he wants to fly the line for a few more years before he does. Sunwing's been looking for a new VP since t...
by gonnabeapilot
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat and Thomas Cook Sign 7 Year Aircraft Exchange Agreement
Replies: 3
Views: 2409

Air Transat and Thomas Cook Sign 7 Year Aircraft Exchange Agreement

Looks like Transat has taken a page out of Sunwing's book to swap aircraft back and forth across the Atlantic with a long-term European partner. Good to see as it appears to be a well thought out approach that should help Transat right-size its fleet and remain a healthy competitor in the Canadian m...
by gonnabeapilot
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SUNWING
Replies: 49
Views: 12153

Re: SUNWING

I know calls have gone out for the August 14th(ish) ground school but I'm not sure about anything beyond that.
by gonnabeapilot
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SUNWING
Replies: 49
Views: 12153

Re: SUNWING

So 169 Canadian are flying point to point in Europe and 80 Europeans are flying point to point in North America? SOunds like Canada is getting the better end of the deal. That previous individual is on my ignore list. But from your reply, I can guess the misinformation he wrote. These guys have a f...
by gonnabeapilot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SUNWING
Replies: 49
Views: 12153

Re: SUNWING

In a nutshell: if the Canadian government again allows 80 foreign pilots to come and fly for Sunwing next winter, there are 80 Canadian pilots who will not be getting a job they deserve. But Sunwing will save money. TUI, its European parent company will save money. The Canadian worker gets screwed....
by gonnabeapilot
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: SUNWING
Replies: 49
Views: 12153

Re: SUNWING

What the Europeans do not allow is Canadian pilots in Europe flying point to point in European aircraft. So why should we ? Because it tilts the advantage towards Canadian pilots at seniority based companies instead of created siloed flying that disadvantages Canadian pilots and offers greater over...
by gonnabeapilot
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet To Launch ULCC
Replies: 306
Views: 60689

Re: WestJet To Launch ULCC

In unity, your comrade, Felix Apparently you may be one of the subscribers to the notion that employers should be able to use pilot pay as a competitive tool. Hopefully you and people that think like you will remain in the minority. It would certainly appear that the majority of the WJ pilots are a...
by gonnabeapilot
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet to start ultra low cost carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 10395

Re: Westjet to start ultra low cost carrier

I don't think the conversation should be about whether Canadian consumers might benefit from an ULCC but whether or not Westjet should be the one to do it?? Westjet is a profitable and growing company facing next to no competition in the ULCC sector. What is the motivation for employees to make wage...
by gonnabeapilot
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing captain passed out drunk in cockpit
Replies: 145
Views: 33719

Re: Sunwing captain passed out drunk in cockpit

Yes, continuous duty. The article gets things a bit mixed up. The Captain's scheduled duty was YWG-YYC - Rest - YYC-YQR - DH YWG. The flight he was meant to operate was scheduled YYC-YQR-CUN. A full crew change in YQR was always scheduled to take place and a new crew operated the YQR-CUN portion of ...
by gonnabeapilot
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 12027

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

This summer Sunwing will officially be deploying 10 aircraft to Europe which means approximately 180 Canadian pilots will be working in the EU and the UK this summer. Not only does it mean that these Canadian pilots will remain employed over the summer months instead of seeing seasonal lay-offs, Sun...
by gonnabeapilot
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 12027

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

Gilles, As I understand it, the TFWP application process is a matter of public record. Do you have a copy of the Sunwing TFWP application for foreign pilots for 2016/2017? What about the LMO? I don't know the ins and outs of the process anywhere close to the level of understanding Gilles has but my...
by gonnabeapilot
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again
Replies: 43
Views: 12027

Re: Sunwing and Foreign pilots again

So not fiction then? I'm not here to cause a dispute but let's call a spade a spade. There are no foreing pilots flying airplanes that are operated on the TS OC. So yes, fiction there is. This post reflects a common sentiment that has been repeatedly expressed by both Gilles and other pilots on thi...
by gonnabeapilot
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: FLVC: A new change to the Aviation Standards
Replies: 26
Views: 7349

Re: FLVC: A new change to the Aviation Standards

Sunwing has never stopped bringing in foreign pilots and 100 Canadian pilots got to keep their jobs this summer because of that. Perhaps you'd be happier if 100 of your Canadian colleagues were on the street collecting EI for the last 5 months?

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