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by tbayav8er
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Well, well... Watch these two pros!
Replies: 41
Views: 3158

Re: Well, well... Watch these two pros!

Yeahhh....I would say by that point the gear probably should have been down (unless they have different stabilization SOP's for approaches in VMC, which could very well be the case)....but I think that's the least of the concern I have with this video. Both pilots filming, and no one monitoring the ...
by tbayav8er
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 111
Views: 7159

Re: Recession incoming

In my opinion, if there is a recession in the near future, it won't be as bad as the one in 2008/2009.
by tbayav8er
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 62
Views: 7998

Re: One List

Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification! Don't you guys at WJ have a clause in your agreement that says basically before a single person can be laid off, the company has to do away with any CPA's first? Encore is a CPA. So wouldn't Encore have to be completely shutdown anyways before a single Mainli...
by tbayav8er
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 62
Views: 7998

Re: One List

Don't you guys at WJ have a clause in your agreement that says basically before a single person can be laid off, the company has to do away with any CPA's first? Encore is a CPA. So wouldn't Encore have to be completely shutdown anyways before a single Mainline pilot could be laid off? So wouldn't e...
by tbayav8er
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Commuting Policy
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Commuting Policy

The commuting policy is gone. We can still commute on the "available crew member" policy, which allows us to commute for free. The ACM just means they can activate you while you are commuting. What I heard is that as long as you make a "reasonable effort" to get to work, you won't be disciplined. Ie...
by tbayav8er
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 3122

Re: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

That is impressive. Well done by the crew!
by tbayav8er
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA
Replies: 39
Views: 5829

Re: Commuting In/Out of Uniform & CATSA

Yes, YQR seems to be especially strict. I was going through security with the crew one time in YQR, and in a very dramatic way, the CATSA agent asked the guy I was flying with "Is there something sharp in your lunch bag???"....He responded "uh...no, I don't think so"....She dramatically opened the l...
by tbayav8er
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Top Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 2419

Re: Top Tips

They will actually give you an insulated lunch bag as part of your kit during initial groundschool. I just throw a big ice pack in there that I got from Canadian tire, and my food stays cool all day.
by tbayav8er
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 6912

Re: Updates on one - list.

Yep, I'm still trying to stay positive and hoping for the best here.
by tbayav8er
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Exercices 24. Instrument flying.

Personally, I would make a separate power point for unusual attitudes and partial panel. PGI's should ideally be used for each specific flying lesson you are going to cover. I don't think you would be covering partial panel on the same flight that you introduce the basic instrument scan, straight an...
by tbayav8er
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Top Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 2419

Re: Top Tips

When I did initial training, I booked myself in the GFS several times with my sim partner to practice flows, checklists, normal procedures etc. It was extremely helpful going in there to practice. Just email the training department and they can see if there are times available to schedule you in the...
by tbayav8er
Mon May 20, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore without the One List
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: Encore without the One List

Well if I'm not mistaken, their agreement just says they are entitled to 10 days off/month. Whether that's what they are actually being scheduled for, I'm not sure, but I wouldn't want to take the risk. To each their own though. There's no way I would be spending 20-21 days/month away from home thou...
by tbayav8er
Mon May 20, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore without the One List
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: Encore without the One List

I mean, if you want to go to Swoop, that's your prerogative and you will get yourself on the WJ pilot list and start building YOS. For me, I've just got my fingers crossed that the one-list comes back. 18 days/month is already about the maximum I can handle. Forget 20/21 days/month. I work to live, ...
by tbayav8er
Mon May 20, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore without the One List
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Re: Encore without the One List

Actually if I'm not mistaken, if you are an Encore FO and you go to Swoop, you would not get REIP. I believe you only get REIP if you are an Encore Captain when you make the move. I don't have the contract in front of me, so someone can correct me if I'm wrong. I'm 99% sure that's the way it goes th...
by tbayav8er
Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30253

Re: One list

Yep, I get where you're coming from. I was pleased to find out so many mainline pilots were making their voices heard to try to get the language fixed. And I agree - Maintaining professionalism through this is important, even though it is an anxious time for us at Encore. So let's say the LOU gets f...
by tbayav8er
Wed May 15, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30253

Re: One list

Right on. Thanks! So let's say the LOU gets fixed up with wording to protect certain things that you guys were concerned about (layoff protection, etc.)...Would you guys vote "yes" to it? I think we’re trying to mandate the MEC do something better than that. Hopefully the MEC’s will have a comm out ...
by tbayav8er
Wed May 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30253

Re: One list

So let's say the LOU gets fixed up with wording to protect certain things that you guys were concerned about (layoff protection, etc.)...Would you guys vote "yes" to it?
by tbayav8er
Tue May 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30253

Re: One list

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by tbayav8er
Fri May 10, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6428

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

How did hit the plane all over like that? Jazz taxing to fast. If they'd taxi at 7 kts or less like I do it wouldn't have happen. No different than the Toronto yahoos going 100 km/hr on 401. Cut speed to 50 and be less accidents and lower insurance premiums. Yeah taxi at 7 knots in YYZ...You'll get...
by tbayav8er
Fri May 10, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ
Replies: 51
Views: 6428

Jazz Dash 8 and Menzies Fuel Truck Collide in YYZ

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/fi ... -1.4416728


I don't know who ran into who, but I've seen airport vehicles ripping around the ramp with basically no care at all in YYZ, especially late at night.
by tbayav8er
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 44
Views: 7631

Re: Pilot shortage State side

I wouldn't be terribly surprised if it happens. Given the lobbying by the airlines to the Canadian government, there are still a lot of variables. Which party is elected, etc. Also, there are bigger industries than the pilot industry that have gone to the US. If the shortage keeps going the way it i...
by tbayav8er
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 88
Views: 15059

Re: Hiring outlook

18 days/month? Granted, I have had months where I worked 18 days, this doesn't seem to be the norm anymore (at least out of YYC base for FO's). According to our scheduling statistics, the most days scheduled for an FO in April was 16 days (in YYC). I'm scheduled for 16 days in April myself...Also, i...
by tbayav8er
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Back-Up Career
Replies: 20
Views: 2925

Re: Back-Up Career

The best insurance you can buy is trying to have as healthy of a lifestyle as possible. When you've got a job with an airline, irregular sleep schedule etc. it can be hard to stay motivated to go exercise, put in the effort of eating healthy etc. Having said that, look within your own company for re...
by tbayav8er
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 61316

Re: ALPA Archives: 1956 Seniority Policy Origin

Too much feeding. We've created a monster!
by tbayav8er
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Iatra or Atpl
Replies: 11
Views: 2583

Re: Iatra or Atpl

As was just mentioned....PICUS is happening at Encore. If you're able to, I would suggest writing your A's before starting. The first year at Encore, you are busy with initial training, your first recurrent, trying to get the hang of things etc. and you likely won't want to study during layovers or ...

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