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by flyingcanuck
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Everyone’s talking about it...
Replies: 72
Views: 5110

Re: Everyone’s talking about it...

"Now you can get a crappy-paying airline job with hardly any hours!! Win!" why is that? I guess that's a two part question 1. Why are pilots settling for such crappy pay? 2. Why is the pay so low that only low time pilots are interested? Is there anything the airlines could do to ensure a steady st...
by flyingcanuck
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Classic, Q or jet?
Replies: 25
Views: 4432

Re: Classic, Q or jet?

Definitely would be on reserve, so youd need a crashpad depending where youre coming from
by flyingcanuck
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Seniority level at each base
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Seniority level at each base

How does it work if you get your upgrade quick for an ATPL new applicant? Let’s say you have an upgrade within the first 6 months, are you staying BOTL until a newer seniority number gets upgraded? I.E. Seneca new grad that needs 2 years to have an upgrade, hired march 2018 vs a 3000 hr ATPL hired ...
by flyingcanuck
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Seniority level at each base
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Seniority level at each base

wordstwice wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:22 pm
So if I have 1500 hours and an ATPL I would qualify for an upgrade? I actually have almost 8,000 hours but just asking if there’s any other matrix or requirements for an upgrade at Jazz.
Seniority and atpl is all
by flyingcanuck
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: West coast basing
Replies: 15
Views: 1859

Re: West coast basing

nynybear wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Thanks very much for all the very useful info. Looking at the salary scale I’d just like to confirm that on anything on a YVR base it’s 56k as an FO and stays 5 digits until the 5 year mark?
well same pay anywhere for the first 4 years yes
by flyingcanuck
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time
Replies: 23
Views: 1386

Re: Logging Pilot In Command Under Supervision Time

How can you be undergoing training and also be the PIC as an FO...?
by flyingcanuck
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 392
Views: 75931

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

That is good news for the ones getting hired that are already ATP! Do you know how long does it take to have the seniority to upgrade, as of now? really depends on base YVR Q I would say probably like 6 months, they are pretty short staffed YVR RJ 2 maybe 2.5 yrs Im more familiar with the YVR base,...
by flyingcanuck
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 392
Views: 75931

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Yes Jazz has almost stopped upgrades in the past month or so because many of the upgrade candidates have had AC interviews and it’s pointless to do upgrades when you’re leaving shortly after. The problem is they are now loaded with non ATPL FO who don’t have the hours or experience to go left seat....
by flyingcanuck
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Cheap yvr hotels with shuttle
Replies: 18
Views: 1313

Re: Cheap yvr hotels with shuttle

Ive heard that its all about the time of year, a few of the hotels near the airport give a good crew rate in the off season but peak times it goes up
by flyingcanuck
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shortage of Military pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 2146

Re: Shortage of Military pilots

snowcrest wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Why does avcanada always assume the worst?
Because its true? It seems like they are slowly moving towards the way of privatization, and do nothing for retention for their pilots and any other trade.
by flyingcanuck
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: weather radar app
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: weather radar app

I use Storm, its pretty good, though its future predictions are a bit off sometimes
by flyingcanuck
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Just wrote SARON and SAMRA 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Re: Just wrote SARON and SAMRA 2019

The first was #14, I didnt even look at teh second one haha. Yes I wrote them both together
by flyingcanuck
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Just wrote SARON and SAMRA 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 710

Just wrote SARON and SAMRA 2019

Hi guys, thought Id share some information on the exams What I did to study: I did the whole aerocourse atpl exam book, and studied those sections I was weak in. Also bought Harvs air and did those practice tests. TBH this course isnt really worth it unless you have time to do the whole thing, while...
by flyingcanuck
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 315
Views: 19470

Re: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program

Free PICUS is a bit is a bit of a hard sell for me. Allows Jazz to continue hiring non-ATPL candidates. If they were forced to hire ATPL pilots, pay might go up for everybody. I’m not sure what the difference is for an LTC doing line indoc vs. PICUS ... should be the same pay. Because PICUS you cou...
by flyingcanuck
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 100
Views: 87652

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Hi EVERY ONE Actually i want to convert my ICAO ATPL to the Canadian ATPL, just for more clarification could you please confirm the following steps for that: 1.Medical Check 2.Pass SARON,SAMRA and INRAT exam 3.Test Flight (on SIMULATOR or ACTUAL FLIGHT) my flight experience is as in followed,is it ...
by flyingcanuck
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 315
Views: 19470

Re: Jazz Approach

Great for those who go through it, but I have to agree that we wont be able to negotiate anything better if the'yre getting people like that..
by flyingcanuck
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz to launch pay for type rating program
Replies: 315
Views: 19470

Re: Jazz Approach

shawnthesheep wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:59 pm
https://www.cae.com/civil-aviation/beco ... z-approach

First Cadetship in Canada!

Conditional offer of employment before you start the program

Graduate with frozen ATPL + CRJ type rating.
I didn't think we needed pilots THAT bad
by flyingcanuck
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12716

Re: Regional Career

TSAM wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:33 am
Too bad AC doesn't weed out assho|es
Just be good at faking in the interview
by flyingcanuck
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ATPL Application process tips
Replies: 100
Views: 87652

Re: ATPL Application process tips

Hey guys, I'm in Vancouver going to submit mine. Anyone have experience dealing with TC on the west coast?
by flyingcanuck
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 178
Views: 18284

Re: Recession incoming

Spending IS the economy. You are so off base it isn't funny. Investing is usually just hording, dead money, useless to anybody. I think that what they're saying is in a recession it would not be as bad because people would have savings vs spending it all. So I guess that means if we spend more we h...
by flyingcanuck
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old
Replies: 42
Views: 4212

Re: Joining the RCAF at 37 years old

Wonder if someone in the forces can answer. If we have x amount of pilots, and we have a shortage, why do they still make those pilots do things like work desks and other office jobs? If they were flying more that would solve the shortage no? I don't get it.
by flyingcanuck
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12716

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 flyingcanuck
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Harvs Air ATPL
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: Harvs Air ATPL

Im studying it now, and it's pretty good, they do a good job of explaining things with diagrams and what not. The only thing is there is alot of useless or not very important info which makes the course pretty long. Most of it won't be in the tests.
by flyingcanuck
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Days worked
Replies: 18
Views: 2680

Re: Days worked

Benwa wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:00 am
On the 737 at WestJet mainline, take home pay varies greatly depending on %ESP you put in.

if you do the full 20% your take home pay WILL be around 2000$/month. It is very sad.
Wow that's less than Jazz starting pay (well close considering ESP)
by flyingcanuck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Class 1 Flight Instructor/Pilot Examiner for Hire
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Class 1 Flight Instructor/Pilot Examiner for Hire

That's a good price considering some flight schools charge much more for a class 4

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