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by BlueSkies12
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 454155

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

AC could petition the government to drop the new fatigue rules for a year... amongst other things to save money.
by BlueSkies12
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 454155

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

You sound like one of the cheap ones :lol:
by BlueSkies12
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 454155

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Here the latest bulletin from the VP of flight ops Cheers FLIGHT OPERATIONS NEWS This last year was a busy year in which we hired 453 pilots and we anticipate hiring the same amount this year. I am often asked what we look for in new hire pilots. We like some education and that they come from a good...
by BlueSkies12
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 18547

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

Air Canada's "Human Resources and Safety Drug and Alcohol Policy"
Revised August 17, effective October 17.
Is that good enough?
by BlueSkies12
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Cannabis Policy ???
Replies: 125
Views: 18547

Re: Cannabis Policy ???

It's official: "Responsibilities of Employees Engaged in Safety-Critical Work Employees engaged in Safety-Critical Work are prohibited from using Cannabis and Illegal Drugs at all times, even when not On Duty or in the workplace." I assume pilot is considered "safety critical" :l...
by BlueSkies12
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What do you think of the new uniforms?
Replies: 120
Views: 35670

Re: What do you think of the new uniforms?

Just did my fitting today and liked it all except for the hat. I found it funny that despite the "fitting" appointment it is essentially off the rack sizing. They just want to babysit you cause guys probably just shrug their shoulders and order ill fitting garments. I needed longer sleeves...
by BlueSkies12
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 454155

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Aviators right.
It's a tough situation, but they can't say you're hired cause their are too many factors that can change that over 6 months. Although if you interviewed and did a medical I would think you're in good shape, they wouldn't wait 6 months to PFO you.
by BlueSkies12
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 454155

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I condone none of what's happening with AC, BUT, guys with 4.5 years seniority are getting 320 Captain making $185000. If you like redeyes and Deer Lake :shock: Junior Delta MD80 CA NYC has less than one year of service. 1/2 of the 15,000 AA pilots retire over next 9 years. A pilot hired today at A...
by BlueSkies12
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 454155

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I condone none of what's happening with AC, BUT, guys with 4.5 years seniority are getting 320 Captain making $185000.
If you like redeyes and Deer Lake :shock:
by BlueSkies12
Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Two union drives
Replies: 62
Views: 29840

Re: Two union drives

+1
If a WJ off the street pilot is paying union dues and then see hundreds of Encore pilots slip in ahead of him I could see some hard feelings. That's the point of a union, to protect your seniority and working conditions.
Encore better jump on board as well IMHO.
by BlueSkies12
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Hiring Clarification
Replies: 5
Views: 5431

Re: Hiring Clarification

Had a buddy at Jazz just tell me that if you put your name on the Pilot Mobility List (PML) and decline a position at AC you will remain at Jazz but put onto the new (shittier) payscale. Who comes up with this stuff?
by BlueSkies12
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393934

Re: Air Canada Pool

I work at Air Canada and like looking at this thread to see what's going on with hiring, believe it or not this is the only place to find out about course dates and the hiring pool. I feel for the guys in the pool, shitty situation. What I'm getting sick of seeing is guys putting up long winded post...
by BlueSkies12
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 9
Views: 5148

Re: Thoughts

No restrictions, you're a line pilot who can do whatever you can get your hands on (based on seniority).
by BlueSkies12
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393934

Re: Air Canada Pool

Internal recommendations? I don't know for sure as I'm not an AC pilot, but I've heard there is a place where their pilots can recommend one individual each year. This is a new thing. I don't know how much an internal reference helps nor if that info is even accurate. The internal recommend is a ne...
by BlueSkies12
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393934

Re: Air Canada Pool

In the CMSC 14-01A under "moving to inactive status" there are 3 names with retirement dates that span the next year.
These are the projected retirements.
by BlueSkies12
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 393934

Re: Air Canada Pool

Hiring due to retirement has been quite delayed due to the "age 60" rule changing. There are only 3 retirement planned in the next year (the guys have to give 12 months notice). I would say in 2 or 3 years it'll be over 100 retirements every year easily. The last bid nothing really changed...
by BlueSkies12
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: CARGO ATTENDANT TO F.O POSITION
Replies: 36
Views: 11225

Re: CARGO ATTENDANT TO F.O POSITION

Listen to flatface and nottellin. Starting to fly isn't something you do "on the side". It's a total and utter commitment and timing in everything in this industry so the quicker you realize that the quicker you'll have the required experience to fly for an airline. Also, living in a city ...
by BlueSkies12
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Summary
Replies: 6
Views: 3074

Re: Summary

As DBC stated Rouge will have productive flying and I believe only day turns. For example a Caribbean round-trip and you're home for dinner. Also, Rouge has no reserve so you can fly more than at the mainline and even possibly make more $$.
by BlueSkies12
Wed May 15, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada to trim $50-million in costs
Replies: 28
Views: 8986

Re: Air Canada to trim $50-million in costs

I like the single engine descents idea! We can tell our kids that when we
were young we always flew with 2 engines, and they won't believe it!
by BlueSkies12
Sat May 11, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada to trim $50-million in costs
Replies: 28
Views: 8986

Re: Air Canada to trim $50-million in costs

I honestly think saving 50 million a year shouldn't be that hard. They waste so much money. For example asking the pilots whether or not they need to de-ice would be a start, instead of someone with 3 days of training making the call for you. A lot of days where Air Canada and Jazz are the only plan...

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