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by Rowdy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 84330

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: 2330

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: 11096

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: 589
Views: 140210

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: 871

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: 2767

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: 1627

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: 1281

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: 1512

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: 3122

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: 3626

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: 6082

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: 589
Views: 140210

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: 589
Views: 140210

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: 333
Views: 23558

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: 3737

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: 333
Views: 23558

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: 20675

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: 333
Views: 23558

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.
by Rowdy
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 333
Views: 23558

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

I have to wonder how big the pool is of diploma/degree graduates who have and want to pay $126k for a job. Some solid pre program research? Or just some board room high fiving what they see as a great plan. I would say this program is targeting wealthy immigrant that come from India, China, or midd...
by Rowdy
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40138

Re: One List

It would be interesting to see that survey by which the MEC created a mandate for itself to renegotiate the one list right after the first vote when it said specifically it wouldn't. Of course it said it to bear pressure on the pilots to pass it. Then it said the pilots "failed" to pass the resolut...
by Rowdy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PFO - Reapply
Replies: 9
Views: 2953

Re: PFO - Reapply

At one stage were you PFO'd? Interview? Sim eval? Medical? After reference checks? Might be a good idea to figure out why...

How much Time/experience do you have?

Usually the letter or phone call says 'apply again in 6 months'.
by Rowdy
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40138

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: 88
Views: 13409

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: 88
Views: 13409

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....

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