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by Rowdy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 103
Views: 12250

Re: One List

Sounds like a supply and demand problem. Encore is demanding more pilots than the supply is providing at the current price. You said it yourself, Encore pilots are paid below market value (industry average). How does a free market fix that? Increase the price! Give Encore pilots a 30% raise, and th...
by Rowdy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 72
Views: 7945

Re: Regional Career

35 is kind of a low arbitrary number to choose. Many many new hires well over that age. To each their own of course. But giving up a mainline career with all its blemishes for a regional one is a bad idea. Unless you are totally adverse to giving up the 4th bar go to mainline. 10 times out of 10. W...
by Rowdy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 72
Views: 7945

Re: Regional Career

I look at it this way.. Under 30? You're a fool if you don't go. Between 30-35, you probably should go. Over 35? Have young children and a family life? Now its time to run the numbers and figure out what exactly you want from the next 5, then 10 and then 20 years of your life. It'll be a tough call....
by Rowdy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Float flying jobs in Vancouver area
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: Float flying jobs in Vancouver area

You'll need at least a season on floats from MB, ON,SK, NWT before the west coast float operators will hire you. As for who operates on/in the south coast. Harbour Air Seair Tofino Air VanCity seaplanes Gulf island seaplanes Sunshine coast air Pat bay air (training) ocean air (training) Ft Langley A...
by Rowdy
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1378

Re: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll

Why not just refer to them as Pilot. No gender bias there..


I always thought airman sounded pretentious. But not because of gender.
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8311

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

I don't know what your point is supposed to be... ACPA has fucked up plenty, I've acknowledges that tons on this forum. We had, correction we still have, corporate lickspittles making their way into key positions and we have plenty of misunderstanding and disengagement in our membership. If you sto...
by Rowdy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: $90k or higher.
Replies: 9
Views: 2593

Re: $90k or higher.

I don't think NT pays that much. JAZZ FO's expect to make 40k in year one. Working 14-16 days a month. Thats the average. The 7 leg days out west are pretty much done. I haven't seen more than 5 legs in a day since the Q took over from the Classic fleet. I can double check, but I'm averaging 4 legs ...
by Rowdy
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westjet v. Jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Westjet v. Jazz

Lets clarify.. are you considering JAZZ/Encore as the two?

or WJ mainline and Jazz?

Two very different comparisons.

Jazz vs Encore? Thats easy...

Jazz vs. OTS at WJ? Depends on what you want and whether you NEED to tell people you fly a Boeing...
by Rowdy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: The Ditch in Tofino
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: The Ditch in Tofino

Having flown in and out of the 'ditch' at YAZ many times.... Its pretty straight forward. A bit narrow for some I guess. But any competent pilot should be able to land a 180/185 or beaver in there on a day with reasonable winds. I cant remember exactly, but we sort of had an unwritten limit on cross...
by Rowdy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 2993

Re: CATSA nonsense

Who do I write to complain about treatment of aircrew, (specifically flight crew), who are operating and in possession of a security pass. I have noticed in particular- smaller airports, are extremely thorough in their processing of passengers and crew members. It looks absolutely ridiculous seeing...
by Rowdy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Ground school soon, what should I know?
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

Re: Ground school soon, what should I know?

We have transitioned to an EFB (electronic flight bag) via an iPad mini. All the manuals and publications are now loaded to it. As far as flight bags go, there are may options, ranging from some of the satchels/etc you can get at walmart/staples up to nice professional leather pilot cases. All depen...
by Rowdy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz YHZ Base Rumours
Replies: 13
Views: 2239

Re: Jazz YHZ Base Rumours

The -100's are going to YYC to cover the ex-ggn 1900 routes. There is a significant amount of Q400 flying into and out of YHZ. The lack of bid and memo that came out said that they were NOT opening a yhz base. Its a lot of work and cost to do that if its not going to last. I wondered what they were ...
by Rowdy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4465

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

How come we only tie the left prop on the Dash and Q400?.. One word and it starts with P. ... Piss Poor Performance? :lol: Couldn't resist. I was told by an AMA that the issue with turning the prop the wrong way on PT6's, was on the old style prop heat, the brushes could be damaged, but that with t...
by Rowdy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Numbers on how many the regionals are hiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

Re: Numbers on how many the regionals are hiring?

I think your numbers are a bit overly optimistic. Although 500 retirements at Jazz in the next 5 years would be nice, I think it will be less than half that. The retirement numbers are never accurate from the list due to some taking the ERP. Here’s the #s I got from the alpa retirement section: Pil...
by Rowdy
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Numbers on how many the regionals are hiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 2429

Re: Numbers on how many the regionals are hiring?

I think thats close to the numbers for Jazz, although I believe we are seeing probably around 100-150 come over from GGN. So that leaves 100 off the street for 2019. New hire course every 3 weeks is what I've heard and seen thus far. KP is probably more accurate with those numbers.. There are publis...
by Rowdy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9454

Re: August Equip Bid

The equipment bid will be delayed until Sept or possibly later (officially) Is the delay due to the Max issues at AC or with the Georgian pilots coming over or the economy ??? Whats the latest if anybody knows... We were told it was a combination of the ongoing Georgian issue, the late release of t...
by Rowdy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12153

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

I have flown with two individuals in my career that should never, ever, under any circumstances be allowed command of a transport category aircraft. While they were both incredibly pleasant, friendly and helpful outside of the aircraft. Inside, they were so far behind and so out of touch that even s...
by Rowdy
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9454

Re: August Equip Bid

Highly unlikely they will open another base. Especially YHZ, but ya just never know any more. As for overnights, thats a difficult one as the schedule changes frequently. I see something different every time I open a monthly bid package these days it seems. I'm going to guess the CRJ and Q from YUL ...
by Rowdy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airlines and living in Newfoundland
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Airlines and living in Newfoundland

There are no Majors with Halifax bases. Most commute. Used to be a jazz base. I think porter still has a pilot base there too..
by Rowdy
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: AC flow agreement
Replies: 25
Views: 4159

Re: AC flow agreement

This is what I heard too. A friend of mine said they can basically count on being called at least twice a day, every day. Once for day stuff, once for the inevitable stand up. I think a lot of people have been putting themselves on the "no call" list. Rowdy, if you don't want to get called at 3AM b...
by Rowdy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: August Equip Bid
Replies: 61
Views: 9454

Re: August Equip Bid

I generally agree with KP, However I think there will be a bit more growth in YVR. I'd be surprised to see any changes to the YYC DH8 base. It fills a very unique niche, especially with the addition of the GGN 1900 flying. Isn't the YYZ Q doing a lot of that eastern flying? or is it mostly YUL? I do...
by Rowdy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: AC flow agreement
Replies: 25
Views: 4159

Re: AC flow agreement

The word I heard was 90 flights cancelled last weekend. I've been called multiple times every day off I've had in July and offered overtime. Without being on the WDO tracker. I finally had to ask to be put on the no call list. How is it legal or right for them to be able to call at 3am on a day off?...
by Rowdy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 141
Views: 27344

Re: ONEX plans

And as far as cancelling flights and stranding passengers, every airline has had its share at one point or another, especially Air Canada, including very recently. This just to add perspective. Now, speculation is easy and here's another! It is rather clear that WestJet group as a whole is worth mo...
by Rowdy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight
Replies: 32
Views: 3095

Re: First RCAF C-295 makes Maiden Flight

The Q? has piss poor single engine performance? News to me....
by Rowdy
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane
Replies: 49
Views: 4419

Re: What do you do after landing long in a floatplane

Who here has operated in and out of Ahousat? Who has flown a 180 or Beaver in there? Its a unique spot. There are basically two good spots/markers that would have me going around or looking for a quick option to slow down. Even on a few dozen blustery and particularly sporting days over the years, I...

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