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by bearitus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I guess no one is getting put in a pool waiting for a ground school once they pass the interview and medical? It's stressful not knowing if you failed the interview or they just don't have a slot open yet. I have been waiting for over a month and from what I hear from others I won't get a response ...
by bearitus
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 54524

Re: One List

That's great news for encore pilots, I am happy for my friends working there! As someone who has a resume in with WestJet mainline currently working left seat for another regional carrier I think I will withdraw my application at this point. Looks like AC and Sunwing are the only options left for me...
by bearitus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 15269

Re: Air Canada Pay

Is 75-80k a year gross do-able for a first year AC FO with max overtime or am I dreaming? If you get on with Rouge and pick up a draft trip only once a month that would be very easy to do. Picking up a LAS turn at first year pay gets you just shy of $800 before tax. The whole OT thing is likely goi...
by bearitus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 15269

Re: Air Canada Pay

That's actually better than I expected. As someone hopefully moving to AC next year from left seat at Express I will have to work a bunch of overtime to make ends meet and pay my mortgage. Is 75-80k a year gross do-able for a first year AC FO with max overtime or am I dreaming?
by bearitus
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 338
Views: 29655

Re: Jazz Approach

Doesn't Jazz hire mostly everyone from most colleges including the two year ones? That would be way cheaper than doing this cadet program.
by bearitus
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

21cdnflyer wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Calls going out for December 2nd class.

Thanks for the update. I'm guessing that's the last class scheduled to start in 2019?
by bearitus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 14555

Re: Regional Career

He’ll be “further ahead” based off his projected 6 million YouTube followers and the income from that :lol: Keith... you realize that if you started at AC today, in 5 years you’d be making around a minimum ( again, MINIMUM, on the a220) $115 an hour as an FO. Meanwhile your 5th year rate at Jazz wo...
by bearitus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

From what I understand 1 class every 3 weeks. Calls go out 2-2.5 weeks ahead, so next class should be going out by the end of this week. Looks like guys that interviewed in August are still waiting. I’m not sure if class size is increasing. OK thanks for the update! I am waiting since early Septemb...
by bearitus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Class of 14 started yesterday. Only one was OTS from overseas. Rest were express Thanks for the update! Is there going to be a slow down in November and December for the holiday season or will additional classes still be running before the new year? From what I understand 1 class every 3 weeks. Cal...
by bearitus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

iflyroads wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:10 am
Class of 14 started yesterday. Only one was OTS from overseas. Rest were express
Thanks for the update! Is there going to be a slow down in November and December for the holiday season or will additional classes still be running before the new year?
by bearitus
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Is YUL a base option for current new hires at AC or is everyone getting YYZ? If so, does it take long to bid over to YUL?
by bearitus
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 445851

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I guess no one is getting put in a pool waiting for a ground school once they pass the interview and medical? It's stressful not knowing if you failed the interview or they just don't have a slot open yet. I have been waiting for over a month and from what I hear from others I won't get a response a...
by bearitus
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or Porter?
Replies: 82
Views: 26030

Re: Jazz or Porter?

I think its possible if you have a wife who earns a good salary as well. As the sole bread winner for my family of 3 we are still living paycheck to paycheck even after my upgrade.
by bearitus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?
Replies: 27
Views: 8035

Re: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?

Wonder what the OP ended up doing. If you're still undecided, just remember money ain't everything. Job satisfaction goes a long way in terms of happiness and health. I joined aviation during 9/11 and I had a really tough time getting my first fo job and took forever to upgrade. The pay after my fi...
by bearitus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?
Replies: 27
Views: 8035

Re: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?

Wonder what the OP ended up doing. If you're still undecided, just remember money ain't everything. Job satisfaction goes a long way in terms of happiness and health. I joined aviation during 9/11 and I had a really tough time getting my first fo job and took forever to upgrade. The pay after my fi...
by bearitus
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2303

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

. Now that I am left seat I still don't qualify for a mortgage in the GTA.t Do you mean you don’t qualify because you can’t yet put down 20%? If you look just over an hour to yyz, decent places can be had below 400,000. This being a non-rush, potential 407 commute, but they are out there. Definitel...
by bearitus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Living near YYZ/YTZ
Replies: 13
Views: 2303

Re: Living near YYZ/YTZ

For me it wasn't easy. I am raising a family in the YYZ area and my wife doesnt work. How I managed to survive was by running a side business and using a line of credit when absolutely necessary. Now that I am left seat I still don't qualify for a mortgage in the GTA.
by bearitus
Fri May 31, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot
Replies: 53
Views: 4375

Re: Getting a mortgage as a Pilot

I am also a poor pilot trying to buy a house in the YYZ area. Its too bad they don't accept multi PIC when qualifying for a mortgage...
by bearitus
Thu May 16, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC offer AT $13 per share
Replies: 160
Views: 24977

Re: AC offer AT $13 per share

What would this mean for express hiring to AC?
by bearitus
Sat May 04, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 2595

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

I was in a similar situation. I left a high paying software engineering job for aviation 4 years ago. I still only make half as much as I did as a software engineer however I enjoy my job more. I am slated for an upgrade at a 705 in the near future which will raise my income to a level on par with e...
by bearitus
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Other Options
Replies: 25
Views: 4037

Re: Other Options

It's too bad that these cool flying jobs aren't available in bigger southern cities. From my experience it seems that for most pilots who want to/need to stay down south the only viable career options are airline and corporate flying and corporate tends to be unstable at times.
by bearitus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 43
Views: 10191

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

Therein lies part of the problem. Most of these kids don't want to go where the real money is. God forbid they should strike out on their own and leave mommy and daddy's back yard. They'd rather stay at home for half the money and then bitch about not making enough and believe it's all somebody els...
by bearitus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 11402

Re: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)

My understanding is you only hear back if you made the cut. I haven't heard anything yet either.
by bearitus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 11340

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

Please stop trying to justify the disgustingly low pay at Jazz. We all know how little each pilot gets trickled into their chequing account every two weeks. The amount is insulting. And reality check: not once have I heard that a pilot was willing and happy to accept their wawcon; they put up with ...
by bearitus
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 11340

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

The way I see it is that a take home pay of $2000 a month is just below minimum wage in ontario. http://www.calculconversion.com/minimum-wage-ontario-calculator.html This is nothing short of criminal and if pilots are leaving Jazz just after starting, then this is a way of market forces showing the...

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