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by GATRKGA
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 27
Views: 3498

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

Keep in mind here DEC applicants. For every 2months reserve, 1 month block rotation you will be doing until you're off standby, there will be FO's upgrading and keeping you in your current slot percentage wise. I would imagine this will not be a get-jet-pic-quick scheme for any DEC. And if we are ta...
by GATRKGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Union at Sky
Replies: 94
Views: 17707

Re: Union at Sky

How is it looking? Are we close? I keep hearing its any day now before a big announcement.
by GATRKGA
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke
Replies: 27
Views: 3498

Re: Sky Regional Direct Entry Captain Posting - What a Joke

Be aware... sky regional will be moving over to a pure seniority based system in the new year. If you came in as DEC today you'd be joining behind 100+ captains and 130 odd some FO's ahead who will be upgrading and keeping you in your current standing, seniority wise. I would imagine this would affe...
by GATRKGA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Sky Regional Airlines First Officers E175- YYZ & YUL
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: Sky Regional Airlines First Officers E175- YYZ & YUL

Is it me, or did the Sky Regional FO ads not used to have a 1500 hour minimum requirement for First Officers? Looks like it is not there anymore.
by GATRKGA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 57
Views: 7709

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

Yes those complaints were from 727 Second Officers or First Officers. I don't think there are any 767/757 First Officer's that came to Sky Regional, you're right. Thanks for clarifying that. Sounds not too bad on the 767/757 side of things.
by GATRKGA
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 57
Views: 7709

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

Per diems is not salary. Just in case someone thought that’s why I was asking. Just seemed like 20k in per diems was a hefty amount. Lots of cargojet Guys hired at sky regional in the last 12 months. They seem to not have liked it so much. Sounds like the flying gig could have been great if it weren...
by GATRKGA
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 57
Views: 7709

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

What is a realistic year to date for your per diems? I as well thought that 15-20k made sense.

Thanks!
by GATRKGA
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 57
Views: 7709

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

With the new CBA just ratified, Pilots will bid 16 days a month. You now bid your stats in a 5 day block and a 4 day block, after 1 year you are alloted 3 weeks vacation, 4 after 10, 5 after 20. So you can deduct these of some of your months. This has been and will continue to be a contencious issu...
by GATRKGA
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The E190 and Sky Regional discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 4107

The E190 and Sky Regional discussion

All of the new hires at Sky Regional are being told that there’s a big announcement coming this fall, and many are speculating it’s the E190. I always thought ACPA had a hard rule in the scope clause for 76 PAX, and that this would never happen. What’s the word like at AC? Can someone shed some light?
by GATRKGA
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 844
Views: 214432

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I got the we are unable to offer employment at this time. Welcome to reapply in 6 months about a month after interview. I am ots. Seems like the 12 month email is better then the one I got. JLA are you with an express carrier? Wonder if that has anything to do with different emails. I did medical a...
by GATRKGA
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Medical
Replies: 18
Views: 6410

Re: Air Canada Medical

I went through the AC medical recently. Here's exactly the order of things that went down. 1. Show up to medical office with aviation license. They took a photocopy of it. 2. Fill out questionnaire about medical history. A lot of questions regarding sound exposure and whether your present job has yo...
by GATRKGA
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 844
Views: 214432

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

SR. Captain. Degree. 7 Weeks Between Interview and PFO. Passed Medical. SR Called, Good Reference Given. WTF Flag Raised. Guess they do care about parking express planes? My email said my skills and qualifications were given full consideration, and that AC is not prepared to offer me employment at t...
by GATRKGA
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 288
Views: 47640

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Word is 10 from sky regional to swoop in April... not confirmed. all captains.
by GATRKGA
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 705 Guaranteed Days Off
Replies: 19
Views: 2515

Re: 705 Guaranteed Days Off

Sky Regional is 11 GDO's. Realistically work around 14-16 days a month as we get grey days to offset our schedule to prevent scheduled Over Time.
by GATRKGA
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PML reorganization
Replies: 49
Views: 5429

Re: PML reorganization

To put the whole hire outside versus hire express perspective into perspective, here's the reality of the situation and AC is very much aware of this. What is the liability for AC regarding Express New Hires? Footing the bill for replacement at express, and paying for the training at mainline. What ...
by GATRKGA
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: First Officer Intake 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: First Officer Intake 2018

Just to be clear, I was not putting you in your place as Confused said DropTanks. I think I agree with you there Drop. The interview used to be a joke during the time guys like us got on. It’s a bit more formalized now. Most of the people getting on I have to admit seem pretty eager and trainable. M...
by GATRKGA
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: First Officer Intake 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3677

Re: First Officer Intake 2018

Sorry DropTanks. Sky Regional is still rejecting pilots with lots of good time. I think they still have plenty of applications to be this selective. Will the tide shift? I would imagine yes. But they're sticking to their 1500 hour requirement, not dropping it, and some high time guys/gals are gettin...
by GATRKGA
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PML reorganization
Replies: 49
Views: 5429

Re: PML reorganization

Straight from the document Air Canada will value a candidate’s flying experience in a number of ways. Some of the experience deemed desirable includes multi-engine time, experience in a two-crew environment, Pilot in Command time, time on an aircraft with a max ramp weight in excess of 15,000 kg, et...
by GATRKGA
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: PML reorganization
Replies: 49
Views: 5429

Re: PML reorganization

[quote=gtanorth post_id=<a href="tel:1031800">1031800</a> time=<a href="tel:1520041347">1520041347</a> user_id=34692] [quote=PositiveRate27 post_id=<a href="tel:1031799">1031799</a> time=<a href="tel:1520040988">1520040988</a> user_id=39447] It’s quite frustrating for the folks who have been in the...
by GATRKGA
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Are there any Diabetic’s on here?
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Re: Are there any Diabetic’s on here?

I don't have Type 2, but here's what I found for you on the TC website regarding Type 2 and your medical https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp13312-2-menu-2331.htm The general summary talks about the concern for incapacitation due to reduced blood sugars "hy po glycemia" be it from ...
by GATRKGA
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass
Replies: 121
Views: 16403

Re: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass

Hold on here... If I pay for a standby ticket, I should be able to access a lounge if not in uniform. Where does it say that I can't? Often times I have a seat assigned anyway so who is to tell that my boarding pass is standby? Who is to differentiate an online boarding pass saying SBY between a pas...
by GATRKGA
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass
Replies: 121
Views: 16403

Re: American Express (Premium Plaza) Lounge will now require a boarding pass

Wonder how many people will book themselves on standby travel, check in, show boarding pass, then cancel the trip. :rolleyes: Not that the cons listed is ever accurate anyway.
by GATRKGA
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Commuting
Replies: 11
Views: 2345

Re: Commuting

The western commute is easier than YUL-YYZ. Never been bumped off, always plenty of options between WJ, AC, Transat. The great thing about commuting schedules is you load up the flying in bulks, and get big chunks of time off. The drawback is being available to the company in large chunks seems to p...
by GATRKGA
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: Hiring
Replies: 16
Views: 3454

Re: Hiring

IFLY 81 Do keep in mind if you're applying as DEC that you will have terrible seniority and bidding rights. Be okay with not having much control of your days off requests and vacation for the next 2-3 years as you wait for the FO's hired after you to fly, meet the matrix, upgrade, and be behind you....
by GATRKGA
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 16
Views: 7229

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

HansDietrich wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:20 pm
It's unreal that a Low Cost Carrier pays their F/Os more than Jazz, Encore, Sky and Porter. Jesus!
Just goes to show you how much money is being made off your back's while flying the flag.

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