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by Rowdy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Government aid is comming for the airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 4486

Re: Government aid is comming for the airlines

All the more reason to force an election and turf the current disgrace that is our leader and controlling party.
by Rowdy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC pilot salaries now?
Replies: 67
Views: 11022

Re: AC pilot salaries now?

CR has an agenda. It is not with ACPA. Not with CUPE. Not with IAM. Not with UNIFOR. Not with CALDA. It is with YOW. Maximum pressure. Force industry tailored assistance. There is nothing that CR wants from the AC unions other than support for that agenda. Bingo. He wants the cash to keep the compa...
by Rowdy
Fri May 15, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?
Replies: 17
Views: 2591

Re: Are You Willing to Help the Industry Recover?

How about executive compensation is slashed 50% ?
by Rowdy
Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 91
Views: 17024

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

The second provincial and national restrictions ease this summer, it'll 'take off' and it'll happen quickly. Sure there might now be requirements for this and that to get on an airplane (temperature checks etc). Within hours of the US border opening it'll jump as well. My predictions (for Jazz anywa...
by Rowdy
Sat May 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: That didn't take long...
Replies: 16
Views: 3934

Re: That didn't take long...

Thats probably in there to dissuade some of the 'laid off' FO's and junior captains from showing up, flying for a month and a half and running back to Jazz/Encore the second the industry spools back up end of july or august. A promissory note or bond for a beaver? Shows the level of candidate they e...
by Rowdy
Fri May 08, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: about English test
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: about English test

You will have to show proficiency in either of our National languages. English or French.

Good Luck!
by Rowdy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 88695

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Cal apparently told the GS that started today, that they will be the last one until this international crisis comes to pass. Its gonna be a huge game of catch up when it all blows over in a month or so. I was honestly looking forward to some blocking averages that were't 87.5hrs a month! But I guess...
by Rowdy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Offering Flights with a PPL
Replies: 45
Views: 2504

Re: Offering Flights with a PPL

Transport has a habit of watching craigslist and Kijiji for just such things...

If I were you, I wouldn't be doing that at all. Taking up some friends and splitting the cost? Sure.. advertising flight seeing? Nope.
by Rowdy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 108
Views: 14282

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

Just to add to the mix, I've taken off in the Q with the weather at the destination being SKC and forecasting SKC and getting there (13 mins air time) At minimums! I also can't count how many times I've done YEG-YYC and had it go from pretty nice to Cat 2 and Cat 3 approaches enroute. Still, if you ...
by Rowdy
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 146236

Re: New hire bids

Classes range from 6 to 18. Usually 14 or so though..
by Rowdy
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Seniority level at each base
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Seniority level at each base

There are YUL Classic and YVR Q400 captain spots going under a year. You'll need a valid ATPL for the upgrade or no dice.

The bottom few numbers don't have a very good quality of life, and in YVR you'll be on reserve mostly sitting in the right seat!
by Rowdy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers
Replies: 28
Views: 2978

Re: Proposal for Canada and Australia to share water bombers

Jazz wouldn't have near the cycles of a scooper, nor the time spent in turbulence. Most of the classic fleet is at or around 70,000hrs and similar number of cycles. Especially the ones that live out west doing multiple YCD's, YYJ's and YQQ's all day long. 365 days a year. The Tankers fly how much??...
by Rowdy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: KENN BOREK in MIAMI (OPF)
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: KENN BOREK in MIAMI (OPF)

They used to do survey work for a couple of us agencies with a king air, I think they've now switched to the Basler.
by Rowdy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Commuting from Sunshine Coast/Bowen Island/ Squamish to YVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: Commuting from Sunshine Coast/Bowen Island/ Squamish to YVR

There are a couple of Jazz folk that commute from Powell River. I think there are also a few in the courtenay comox area. Its doable..
by Rowdy
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Cheap yvr hotels with shuttle
Replies: 18
Views: 2145

Re: Cheap yvr hotels with shuttle

They nixed the Camper/RV/trailer thing at the jazz lot.

There was indeed a couple guys with Boats moored very close by.

Also lots of people doing the discreet airline crash pad/spare room thing if you look around..
by Rowdy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3255

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

You hear the Encore guys amending and slowing down all the time. rarely hear the jazz machines doing it.

Two words. Block Growth.
by Rowdy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: British Pilot for AC?
Replies: 36
Views: 4840

Re: British Pilot for AC?

Currently the 737 MAX is not flying. I may be wrong, but it is unlikely new hires will be offered positions on it until after it is flying again. You will be assigned an aircraft and position and base in your initial ground school. Dependant on Type and base, you can expect a very mixed bag. Most li...
by Rowdy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 7357

Re: Swoop

co-joe wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:30 am
Great table plausibly, the hat is the real tie breaker there.
I thought they were soon getting hats?
by Rowdy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 146236

Re: New hire bids

2020 will be another year of incredible amounts of movement and hiring at Jazz. Assuming the country still has any ATPL's left that want to work here. . Plenty of ATPLs, but no calls back, so i'm assuming people end up applying at other companies. flyingb Plenty of ATPL's just none willing to live ...
by Rowdy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 146236

Re: New hire bids

2020 will be another year of incredible amounts of movement and hiring at Jazz. Assuming the country still has any ATPL's left that want to work here..
by Rowdy
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 337
Views: 27529

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

The expansion of the PICUS program is a hard sell for me. It solely benefits the company if they don't have to pay LTC's to move their low time, NON ATPL pilots into the left seat or help them off to AC. I'm also heavily against any P2F scheme like the jazz approach. I'm also not a fan of the pathwa...
by Rowdy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Operated by/Exploité par Air Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 4233

Re: Operated by/Exploité par Air Canada

goingnowherefast wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:30 pm
When are they going to paint "Red" on the Rouge planes?
Now THAT is funny! :lol:
by Rowdy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 337
Views: 27529

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Vermont, A few corrections. Travel on the air canada network is not free to Jazz pilots. There is a cost, and it's more than you'd think. Its also standby and loads for the last few years have been high. Commuting is a huge pain and I wouldn't recommend it. Base changes do happen fairly quickly, but...
by Rowdy
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz vs. WestJet comparison: 1 year later
Replies: 63
Views: 22442

Re: Jazz vs. WestJet comparison: 1 year later

I like how you can tell who works where just from their replies in this thread. So True! I will add this though from my bias. Socialized bidding at Encore may appear better. It might occasionally get you closer to what you want right off the bat.. but it'll never be 'great'. However.. while seniori...
by Rowdy
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 337
Views: 27529

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Except they're handcuffed to Jazz for FIVE years! If they dont cut and run for an overseas gig.. I'm sure this will solidify the requirement for DEC. There is nothing on the CAE website about a bond or contract for 5 years. My Correction, CAE and Jazz have signed the partnership for 5 years.

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