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by Rowdy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: SeaTac stolen plane
Replies: 43
Views: 4398

Re: SeaTac stolen plane

I can hear the overspeed alarm in a bunch of the audio clips. It also sounds like he was at takeoff power from videos as it passed overhead. Would explain his complaints of high fuel burn... I too wonder if the airplane finally just came apart. Couple rolls, a half loop, bunch of hard turns, most li...
by Rowdy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Reductions for YVR DH8?
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Reductions for YVR DH8?

17 RSV lines on the YVR DH8 captain BIDPAC for september.

Hmm....
by Rowdy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 32
Views: 7987

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

From the sounds of it, it looks like thats the direction it's going.

Now... just to have a clean sweep of the ACPA reps..
by Rowdy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 78
Views: 8527

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Looks like there is a sept 10th GS planned. I believe calls have already gone out for it.

Good luck.
by Rowdy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Reductions for YVR DH8?
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Reductions for YVR DH8?

They were assuming that the handful of PML 1.0 folk who had deferred til the end would be going to AC. I count 5 that stayed just in YVR, I don't watch the YYC list that closely. Crew planning also decided to carry a pile of Reserve this summer so that last summers insanity and the resulting huge am...
by Rowdy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz & Encore References
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Jazz & Encore References

Jazz requires a minimum of two references from direct supervisors. The examples given are; chief pilot, ops manager or director of flight ops. They are specific in mentioning that training pilots, dispatchers etc are not appropriate references. You will need references from the last company in avia...
by Rowdy
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz & Encore References
Replies: 13
Views: 2070

Re: Jazz & Encore References

Jazz requires a minimum of two references from direct supervisors. The examples given are; chief pilot, ops manager or director of flight ops. They are specific in mentioning that training pilots, dispatchers etc are not appropriate references. You will need references from the last company in aviat...
by Rowdy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: $2-3K/mnth to live on a reserve...
Replies: 29
Views: 2183

Re: $2-3K/mnth to live on a reserve...

I made 4k a month on a reserve ten years ago, even then it was on the low end...

From the top to the bottom, we are low in comparison to the rest of the world.
by Rowdy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 423
Views: 36783

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

No one sits in the jump unless I agree to it. Plain and simple.

'Sorry, we cannot accommodate today'
by Rowdy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet peeves of fellow pilots
Replies: 89
Views: 6135

Re: Pet peeves of fellow pilots

Using linkedin as a benchmark? Ugh! As a Jazz pilot, its mighty annoying spending the 30 minutes to explain that, no, air canada does not actually employ me or any of the other regional pilots. 'not even those jets?' no, Jazz, SKR and GGN operate them.. 'ohh so is like rouge its own thing too?' yeah...
by Rowdy
Tue May 29, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz is still hiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 1699

Re: Jazz is still hiring?

I know of a couple with a few thousand hours that were just recently hired too..

Theres usually a slowing in initial ground schools over the summer months.
by Rowdy
Mon May 28, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Bush flying...whats required?
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Bush flying...whats required?

There are no bush operations in Ottawa and exceedingly few commercial operations from our nations capital as well. There are however many fly in fishing operations that use seaplanes within a days drive of Ottawa. Places like Sudbury, Cochrane, Timmins and Sault Ste Marie will be the jump of points ...
by Rowdy
Sun May 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Wesjet encore or jazz ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Wesjet encore or jazz ?

Oddly enough you can get hired at A.C. quicker through Encore than at Express given no 2 year wait on the PML. Besides that I'd go with an Express carrier but I'm biased. So they’re hiring FO’s from Encore? I’m fairly certain those in the last AC GS were at Encore over two years and had a significa...
by Rowdy
Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wesjet encore or jazz ?
Replies: 27
Views: 3656

Re: Wesjet encore or jazz ?

Let's Say you were scheduled the normal 82.5hrs working 14 days that month. A normal month sees anywhere from 3-10 hrs of block growth. Obviously anything over 85 is OT. Pick up two WDO at 4.5hr OT. There is effectively another 13.5hr pay plus the block growth. Still only 16 days worked... and that ...
by Rowdy
Thu May 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 240
Views: 68531

Re: New hire bids

And the one on March 26 had 4 on course. Because they’re finally running out of applicants. Rowdy don’t you work at Jazz? You should know we’re very overstaffed right now, especially with the Voyageur LOA being announced. It’s not a case of running out of applicants. The voyageur LOA is there becau...
by Rowdy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?
Replies: 172
Views: 25124

Re: Gloom & Doom Q2 outlook...are you kidding?

tsgas wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 9:33 pm
pilots don't pay any higher taxes then any of the other working stiffs in the country. :cry:
Dollar for dollar that is true. However our tax structure is based on earnings and the more you make, the more you pay.
by Rowdy
Wed May 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hiring on stand by
Replies: 15
Views: 3958

Re: Hiring on stand by

AC generally (historically) does not run new hire PIT courses in the summer months. Everyone fretted about this last summer too..
by Rowdy
Sat May 12, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair struggling?
Replies: 26
Views: 4956

Re: Flair struggling?

The threat of a ULCC is created by the leaders to keep worker costs down. Plain and simple.

Big dollars at stake for WJ's BOD. It'd be foolish to think there wasn't some backdoor politics going on. A little wheeling and dealing with KF and Flair behind closed doors me thinks.
by Rowdy
Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flair struggling?
Replies: 26
Views: 4956

Re: Flair struggling?

So let me get this straight.. New leaf starts up and uses flair and can north to operate for them. They bomb.. Flair picks up the slack, effectively 'buying' new leaf. Flairs loads are marginal and their route structure has minimal connections. They now face negotiations at the same time WJ does. Ji...
by Rowdy
Fri May 11, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vote results.
Replies: 76
Views: 15195

Re: Vote results.

I'm a little surprised at the high vote result, but not completely so. It is, as many have stated here, important to show unity of resolve to strike when going in to negotiate with the company. It shows you're serious. That said, I think the chance of CB bending to ALPA are somewhere between 0% and...
by Rowdy
Fri May 11, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet's new Dreamliner livery & logo
Replies: 19
Views: 2985

Re: Westjet's new Dreamliner livery & logo

livery change, huge plans for expansion, aircraft purchase, all the money dumped into the start up of swoop.. RIGHT as the employee groups are pushing for proper wages and working conditions. Hmmm.. me thinks it is smoke and mirrors to show how 'terrible' the union contract is for the company as the...
by Rowdy
Fri May 11, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Vote results.
Replies: 76
Views: 15195

Re: Vote results.

There was a memo from our MEC stating that we should go and support the WJ pilots at the AGM, simply sans the company logos. i.e.; wings and hat as our company did not want our participation. And why would they? With wawcon going up at other carriers, they will have to match or exceed it to attract ...
by Rowdy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bargaining idea
Replies: 84
Views: 7412

Re: Bargaining idea

I always wondered this. What is the “classic airline”? The classic airline was (from what I understand) an attempt by the company to spin off the DH8 classics into its own airline (kinda like rouge and swoop). In an attempt to make it another division with cheaper labour. What ended up happening wa...
by Rowdy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Time to Stand Firm
Replies: 70
Views: 12760

Re: Time to Stand Firm

A strike vote doesn't mean a strike. It simply is a show of support for the MEC/negotiations and another piece in the toolbox. The BOD will very quickly push the execs to negotiate fairly if the pilot group voted yes. Sucks that they are taking such a stance.. but I guess they underestimate the reso...
by Rowdy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Strike vote
Replies: 69
Views: 11555

Re: Strike vote

Just another piece in the toolbox for negotiating.

From the sounds of it, the company is not negotiating in good faith. Maybe a little nudge will bring them to the table.

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