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by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 181
Views: 19820

Re: One List

It is either dumb luck or pure genius that the company has been able to get two parts of the same union to go to war with each other.

"Divide and conquer" - Julius Caesar
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 181
Views: 19820

Re: One List

I think the hardest thing, and a lot of the frustration, for Encore pilots at the moment is the uncertainty and zero direction from leadership. If things were just finalized (One list, flow, Onex) then it would be a lot easier to make the decision to stay or go. Unfortunately there is no time horiz...
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 181
Views: 19820

Re: One List

I think the hardest thing, and a lot of the frustration, for Encore pilots at the moment is the uncertainty and zero direction from leadership. If things were just finalized (One list, flow, Onex) then it would be a lot easier to make the decision to stay or go. Unfortunately there is no time horizo...
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Enerjet
Replies: 7
Views: 3601

Re: Enerjet

Enerjet hiring crew for Spring 2020 ground schools. Anyone talked to them yet? WAWCON? 737max, 320Neo?
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times
Replies: 45
Views: 4994

Re: 737 to 787 Upgrade Times

Or Eva Airways is hiring non-typed 787 FOs on commuting contracts...
by Freeport_Flyer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Military license to CPL

PIC in a multicrew airplane, presumably with a bunch of engines, does not help you to hone your skills in forced landings, spins and stalls for example. One could argue that the extra added pressure of solo time would be psychologically different (you screw up, you die) whereas in a multicrew envir...
by Freeport_Flyer
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: E145 Type Rating in Canada
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Re: E145 Type Rating in Canada

I've heard this many times... It even applies to RCAF folks trying to make the move to the civil side. Government of Canada owns and operates the aircraft, it has an ICAO designation, but because there are no civil operators in Canada you can't have it on your licence... "Thanks for your service, bu...
by Freeport_Flyer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 181
Views: 19820

Re: One List

Cloak, I agree that the onelist between the regional carrier and mainline doesn't work with the new model the corporation is trying to take, especially as you mention, there will most likely have to be some external hiring of experience. But! To be fair to all those who came through the door of Enco...
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 181
Views: 19820

Re: One List

I believe however major expansion is on the horizon at WestJet, just awaiting the Onex deal and Max situation. Once that happens there'll be meaningful growth. I would hope there would be some expansion and growth! Last numbers I heard were 9 years to upgrade on the 737, 15 years to sit right seat ...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Military license to CPL
Replies: 27
Views: 877

Re: Military license to CPL

Don't waste your time getting the CPL. If you've got the time, get the ATPL (also no need to worry about "solo" time). I got the PPL when I completed PFT and then never bothered with anything else after that. I recently did the application for the ATPL with no issue. You will have to submit a copy o...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Chartright
Replies: 24
Views: 8810

Re: Chartright

A couple ads for ChartRight out recently. How is retention going for them with AC needing 800+ spots filled? High turnover? Any incentives to not go to the airlines?
by Freeport_Flyer
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.
Replies: 18
Views: 4674

Re: Typical New Hire RP Schedule.

How many days on reserve per month and for how many months to be able to hold a block?
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

Re: BA Strike, Canada pay attention

You’d think with all the Union dues paid, the union Lawyers would be able to mount a Constitutional challenge to being denied the right to take labour action. Even the time it takes to legislate the union back to work will achieve, at least, part of the aim. And what happens if the union doesn’t go ...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: BA Strike, Canada pay attention
Replies: 26
Views: 4656

BA Strike, Canada pay attention

The situation at BA sounds a lot like what's happening here. There is no shortage of wage complaints on this forum. It seems like the BA pilots are doing something about it!

Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... lot-strike
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 141
Views: 28137

Re: ONEX plans

Whatever Onex's plans are, Air Canada is worried...

Air Canada Challenges Onex’s Takeover of Rival WestJet
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... al-westjet
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 13885

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Good morning folks, I’ve recently been pooled and am super excited about it. I have a couple questions for those of you that commute: -Currently, how long of a wait is it to hold a YYC base? I’ve read the threads and consensus is about 2-3 years. If approved, would a shared seniority list with WJE ...
by Freeport_Flyer
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: AirPartners in YYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1574

AirPartners in YYC

Has anyone had experience with AirPartners? There does not seem to be much on the forums about the company. Wondering what the WAWCON for an FO on Citation X as well as an overall take on the company / management?

Any info / opinion / experiences would be appreciated.
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How’s the view from your office?
Replies: 13
Views: 2698

Re: How’s the view from your office?

Is Georgian even a company anymore?
by Freeport_Flyer
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 11597

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

To the OP Coppertop401: I agree. I think there is an unwillingness of the 703/704 operators to grasp the reality of the current job market. I don't see how they can expect to compete with regionals for the same or less money, for more/the same amount of work. Also the regionals can lead to that cush...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3147

Re: Swoop interview

If you need to be in Edmonton and fly a 737 try Canadian North...
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 4345

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

Chances are if you didn't get a PFO after the interview your application is chugging along. From what I've heard their recruitment department is a staff of two...
by Freeport_Flyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: What is Enerjet up to?
Replies: 34
Views: 10446

Re: What is Enerjet up to?

Anyone getting return calls from Enerjet?
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed May 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Climb / Descent Phraseology
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Climb / Descent Phraseology

I seem to remember that TC or NAV Can put out a publication or circular on not using the word "for" when reporting in a climb or descent.

Don't say this: "Call-sign XXX, 3-3-0 for 3-6-0"

Say this: "Call-sign, 3-3-0 climbing 3-6-0"

Does anyone recall this? Reference?
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue May 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 12988

Re: Encore contract negotiations

True. Except Jazz and Sky pilots will most likely end up at AC, Not WJ. AC where pay and progression are assured. WJ where you get to aspire to seat right seat forever. How long is it going to take someone to reach top payscale at mainline? Or you could flow to Swoop I guess. Sounds really fun over...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue May 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 30903

Re: One list

To preface this, I have no horse in this race. I don't work for WestJet or Encore, or have even the slightest desire to work for an airline. With that being said take the following piece of advice for what you paid for it: Don't be bitter, don't go out of your way to hurt others. Stop people from g...

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