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by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Reqiurements?
Replies: 99
Views: 35557

Re: Jazz Reqiurements?

Oh man, the amount of fun those kids are going to miss out on. Fire detection low level, running along empty over the bush at 300' on a beautiful day, the people you meet flying 703. The comradery in the crew house, hangar stories from the old guys, bonfires, waterskiing behind the crash boat, etc....
by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23912

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

I can see jealousy eating a lot of the Jazz guys alive! Yes, that's a fact. The hatred toward those that made it to AC by the ones that didn't is unreal. One only needs to listen to some of the discussions around the crew room or the shitty lounge! You came to Jazz to work for Jazz, not Air Canada....
by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23912

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

I'm still confused how operating a 175 for Sky is any different from operating a 190 for mainline... Again ... The American pilot market is doing much better with true flow-through on most regionals as well as commuting policies, hotels, signing bonuses, retention bonuses...etc Well, sort of. I com...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23912

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

The quicker people realize the express network has nothing to do with AC the better.
by Rupert_Pupkin
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Northern Operators threatened by 'absurd' Transport Canada rules
Replies: 32
Views: 4945

Re: Northern Operators threatened by 'absurd' Transport Canada rules

So when did the federal government consider north of 60 a part of Canada ? I was in YZF in 79 and it was in control of the feds back then and it was good 3 paycheques a month 2 company and 1 federal for living up north , i recall 890 bucks a mo. tax free and you couldn't go wrong if you had brass b...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 46019

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

I find myself curious about who the base manager was at the time, and how great was his influence over the decision-making of the younger pilots. I have a feeling I know who it was, and I have a feeling his attitude wasn’t a great help in situations like these. I’m trying not to slander anyone here...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 46019

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

I agree that it took too long for the report to come out. At least this message came out before the new icing season! What I found deplorable though is that Wasaya was dispatching Caravans in that kind of weather in the first place!!! With experience levels the way they are, companies need to provi...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 46019

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Wow. I never knew that shit could go that sideways that fast. RIP Nick
by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Rumor about %30 pay increase
Replies: 99
Views: 28504

Re: Rumor about %30 pay increase

Hey, I am going and I realize that discussing the contract isn't an option. But I'm going into it with full intentions of telling them how encore has now become the path to Air Canada and a more suitable regional option in terms of long term career progression if going and flying the big metal is w...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Rumor about %30 pay increase
Replies: 99
Views: 28504

Re: Rumor about %30 pay increase

FYI - as the Jazz pilots are represented by ALPA, it is illegal for the company to survey, interview, or solicit opinion from any Jazz pilots on any issues covered under the collective agreement. It would appear that some attendees are not aware of the terms of reference of the focus group. You may...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Aug 31 Equipment BID
Replies: 28
Views: 10751

Re: Jazz Aug 31 Equipment BID

flyer 1492 wrote:The most junior captain is in YUL D8. Date of hire of April 2017. Congrats to all the upgrades. Jazz needs to hire 133 new First Officers going forward.
Crazy times!
by Rupert_Pupkin
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Rumor about %30 pay increase
Replies: 99
Views: 28504

Re: Rumor about %30 pay increase

RhumbLine wrote:Heard from a credible source that the company did in fact approach the union about the raise but they wanted to make it a hiring bonus instead of a raise for new hires. So keep the low wage and add the bonus on top.

Anyone here get invited to the focus group?
Yeah, I will be there
by Rupert_Pupkin
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Entire application process timeline?
Replies: 148
Views: 40643

Re: Entire application process timeline?

Applied in late July, did the first interview in late August. They told me I passed the interview but I don't have enough experience for the sim eval so I have to wait a few months for that. I admit I am not the highest time pilot (1300 hours or so) but if I don't have enough experience why did the...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 46019

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Anyone know when this report is coming out? How long does it take to do an accident report? 2 years?
by Rupert_Pupkin
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- Make Northern Ontario flying safe again!
Replies: 19
Views: 7100

Re: Make Northern Ontario flying safe again!

Reminds me of the saying, everyone starts with a full bag of luck and an empty bag of experience, gotta fill up the experience bag before the luck runs out. These days there is so little experience left in the bush Jazz took it all. It sucks that not a lot of people are wanting to head up north and...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Rumor about %30 pay increase
Replies: 99
Views: 28504

Re: Rumor about %30 pay increase

I'll see everyone at the focus group!
by Rupert_Pupkin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Entire application process timeline?
Replies: 148
Views: 40643

Re: Entire application process timeline?

Pt6-42 wrote:So I'm coming up to 4 weeks and still nothing. If jazz wants to pfo you will they now just not email you?
All you can do is wait.
by Rupert_Pupkin
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Reserve and Holding a Block
Replies: 8
Views: 4585

Re: Reserve and Holding a Block

How long after completing training do pilots normally sit on reserve before they can hold a block? I know it must be different for each type/base. But ballpark?? I've searched but couldn't find the answer talked about recently on here. All depends on how fast the list is moving on your type/base. C...
by Rupert_Pupkin
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSC- Make Northern Ontario flying safe again!
Replies: 19
Views: 7100

Re: Make Northern Ontario flying safe again!

Cat Driver wrote:
The aboriginal situation,,,, I said to myself BEFORE I arrived in the north, that I would enjoy it and not let the situation get me down !
There is an aboriginal situation in the north?

What exactly is an aboriginal situation?
oh boy... here we go.............
by Rupert_Pupkin
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Wasaya caravan missing
Replies: 255
Views: 46019

Re: Wasaya caravan missing

Pretty standard for northern crashes but still leaves a bad taste in your mouth. In YXL when you taxi up the one taxiway close to the maintenance facility you can see I believe that Lockhart Air airplane that crashed in YAC. Still no accident report out yet on this one... I thought there was one fo...

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