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by bob99
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354835

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Hi everyone, Is there ANY information about upcoming ground schools? I’ve been waiting 7 weeks since my interview, I know lots of guys who are currently at 12-14 weeks and we’re all aware that the last equipment bid says there’s a need for 800+ new hires by next summer... but no one knows what the ...
by bob99
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 18
Views: 4601

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

IMO your best option as a new hire is the Rouge 767. It's probably the best schedule and funnest layovers at the company. Socialized bidding and no reserve is big. Draft pay is 2.5x! Enjoy your amazing lifestyle for a few years while building seniority and then decide if you want to go NB Captain or...
by bob99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 13852

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Disregard. Encore pilots just got an email saying no flow for the fall because they're too short staffed. Fall classes will be all OTS.
by bob99
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 13852

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Hi, Scott is prepping a com with the latest forecast. 2 classes of ten remaining for this year (Oct 21 and Nov4) for WestJet. I just did the class averages and we are just over 4100 hrs tt for WestJet classes ytd. As for 2020 - it’s going to be very very busy. I’ll let Scott introduce the numbers t...
by bob99
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 354835

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Getting back on topic... I see there’s an August 12th class. Safe to assume classes will continue to be every three weeks for the rest of the year?
by bob99
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: YYZ Base Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1917

Re: YYZ Base Questions

There's very, very few western pairings available to Toronto crews. It's pretty rare you would get one of those pairings unless you specifically bid for it. It's more common for YYC crews to get sent to Toronto. The East coast pairings are fairly easy to avoid depending on how you bid, and there's a...
by bob99
Thu May 16, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

KAG,
if wording was the issue, why not rework it and put it to another vote? Common employee is a pipe dream and could take months to years before there's an answer. Did the company agree to it?
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

This is incorrect, flow doesn't change. The one list pertained to respecting DOH at the Westjet Group seniority. It now looks like a traditional airline structure with flow to the bottom of the list. ie 6 month Encore FO's who flowed to Swoop FO a year ago will have seniority over the 5 year Encore...
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: BETRAYAL!
Replies: 38
Views: 9251

Re: BETRAYAL!

The reason that people voted 'no' changed every other day. The layoff one is just the one you settled on because it made you sound like less of a bad guy. No one would ever bid to Encore.
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old

No. As long as it can be corrected to within the limits, it’s fine.
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

The new scum of Canadian aviation.
by bob99
Tue May 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Eyesight keeps getting worse - 17 years old

It's normal for your eyesight to not stabilize until well in your twenties.

My eyes are -6.5 and didn't stop worsening til I was about 30.
by bob99
Sun May 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

If outside hires continue at WJ/Swoop and Encore starts hiring 250 hour wonders I don't think one list is good for the pilot group. You must not realize that every captain at Encore has more experience than the OTS hires that mainline has hired this year. The Encore guys and gals should be happy th...
by bob99
Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

JBI wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:52 am
Ex DC10 Driver wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 am
I disagree...still voting no!
Make WestJet Great Again! :lol:
They do sound like Trump supporters, don't they? And you can't reason with those people.

Thanks for screwing over your Encore brothers and sisters :roll:
by bob99
Fri May 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6517

Re: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

"According to Peel Regional Police Sgt. Bancroft Wright, the tanker truck struck the plane and the driver has been charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle under the federal Aviation Act. "The plane was pretty much written off," Wright told CBC Toronto. The pilot, co-pilot, a flight attendant a...
by bob99
Sat May 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 12982

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Max 16 hr duty day on reserve is an improvement! WTF Max duty day is 14 hours. However, your duty day must end no more than 16 hours from the start of the callout window. So if your callout window starts at 0330, then whether they call you at 0330 or 1330 the latest they can schedule you to finish ...
by bob99
Thu May 02, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

Wow never would have thought pilots would vote against the one list! Jazz pilots would love to have the one list! So what happens to the pilots who have flowed over the last 2 years? You guys really have created a mess over there! Good luck It is surprising that anyone would vote against it, other ...
by bob99
Wed May 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

This thread is rife with entitlement and cynicism. I find it extremely disappointing (although not surprising) that some pilots here cannot look out onto the horizon beyond their own narrow self interest. For generations the career of a pilot has been defined by years of toil and sweat, rare hiring...
by bob99
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30848

Re: One list

But if management wants to add pilots to the WJA seniority list, I expect something in return. Encore pilots are already on the seniority list. Go look at the one posted on April 1. You're making a conscious decision to deprive us of something we already have, because it doesn't benefit you persona...
by bob99
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 12982

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Just a question about lingo. Not sure what people mean by trip and duty rigs? Hear it all the time about negotiations but not sure exactly what's being asked for It's basically a way of calculating better pay/credit for your time. It guarantees that you'll get paid at least 4 hours per day, or half...
by bob99
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 12982

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Just to keep things in perspective though, Jazz and Sky regional pilots not only don't have YOS, but also no guaranteed flow...perspective! Yes. I don't know the ins and outs of the Jazz agreement, but Encore pilots will have guaranteed flow (60%), keep their seniority number and vacation time, and...
by bob99
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 19
Views: 4252

Re: Hiring?

As for going to mainline - we are running courses every three weeks until October. So dispute what others have said above - there are and will be considerable off the street positions. Fueling this recruiting will be the new agreement, the new NPA and WB growth. Hope that helps clear some rumours u...
by bob99
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 318
Views: 80990

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

indieadventurer wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:40 pm
bob99 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Is there currently a bond at Sunwing?
From their CBA: 13.1.2 Newly hired FCMs will be required to sign a training bond.
Thanks. Do you know the terms of it?
by bob99
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 318
Views: 80990

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Is there currently a bond at Sunwing?
by bob99
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 18256

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

The Encore pilots already had their resumes at AC.

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