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by igorcanuck
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation Jobs in High Demand?
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Re: Aviation Jobs in High Demand?

GoodGuy wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:18 am
Given the current state of affairs in the industry, are there jobs/trades in aviation (other than pilot) that are always in demand? I'm thinking of something you could start out as and transition into becoming a pilot easily. What kind of other skill would get you hired easily? Thx!
Dispatch
by igorcanuck
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: A220 cruising altitude
Replies: 32
Views: 4700

Re: A220 cruising altitude

I’ve been watching the A220 lately on the tracking apps and I’ve noticed the plane is averaging 28/29 thousand feet cruising altitude while the A320 doing the exact same routes at the same time is going way higher. Is there any limitations or specs that would explain that? https://news.aviation-saf...
by igorcanuck
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Stay Positive
Replies: 4
Views: 2178

Re: Stay Positive

Fellow aviators, These are troubling and unprecedented times. It stinks but such is life and the careers we made a choice to pursue in a delicate industry. For us folks just starting out and having people to feed on our low salaries with a most probable upcoming layoff, I feel for you...I am one of...
by igorcanuck
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 31591

Re: 2020 Hiring

circle2land wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Heard today WJ is freezing all pilot hiring
Heard from who? There’s a lot of speculation going on.
I got a reply from one of their recruiters saying that they have gone through a staffing change and are just a little behind right now.
Hope that’s the true.
by igorcanuck
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Application Timeline and Ground School
Replies: 11
Views: 3594

Re: Application Timeline and Ground School

Is this timeline applicable to DEC as well?
by igorcanuck
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA jobs for Canadians
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: USA jobs for Canadians

I know a guy who was flying in Canada and was hired by Cape Air in the US. After one year he said he would be able to get a green card.
The whole process was done through an immigration lawyer, who charged him 20k us.
by igorcanuck
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Keeping busy
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

Re: Keeping busy

Yeah smart cockpit is pretty good to get Poh for training purposes.
Usually in interviews they will ask you about your current plane, unless you’re type rated on the same plane you’re applying for.
by igorcanuck
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring process - next steps
Replies: 11
Views: 3317

Re: Hiring process - next steps

Hello everyone, Interviewed for a DEC position at the beginning of February, background checked and references called. The status of my application on the website is "Unsuccessful at this time". Does anyone know or had a similar situation? is this just a system automatic update or should I expect a ...
by igorcanuck
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving with a bond?
Replies: 66
Views: 4438

Re: Leaving with a bond?

Does anyone know if it’s legal or at least “okayish” to offer to pay the company back in a few monthly payments? If I have to leave and can’t afford the entire amount but offer to pay it in monthly payments, is the company still allowed to sue me?
by igorcanuck
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 24707

Re: Hiring outlook

Any information on Feb or Mar GS?
by igorcanuck
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Personal Interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3470

Re: Encore Personal Interview

Thanks guys for all replies. Suit and tie it is!
by igorcanuck
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Personal Interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3470

Re: Encore Personal Interview

I have an upcoming personal interview for the DEC position. Silly quick question: Do I need to suit up?
P.S: first “big” interview in Canada as most of my time is expat.
by igorcanuck
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 14412

Re: Regional Career

I’m 34 years old. I decided to spend my career as a regional pilot. The seniority that I would give up by going to a mainline carrier is not worth the extra money in my bank account. That extra money is basically just used to live in the expensive cities where mainline airlines are based. I have no...
by igorcanuck
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.
Replies: 14
Views: 2539

Re: Acceptable proof of hours for TC rating.

I had a similar problem. TC didn’t accept any printouts. I had to put the hours in a traditional logbook to be able to finish my conversion.
by igorcanuck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saron Exam
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Saron Exam

Aerocourse questions book. Helped me a lot. Even got the exactly same questions on my exam.
by igorcanuck
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 88178

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

Hey Everyone, I have been in the pool almost 9 months right now. last email I had received an email 2 months ago for confirmation of being in the pool. but nothing since then. I have sent email already a month ago and didnt get a response. would they bother to call or email me if I get PFO'd ?? Jus...
by igorcanuck
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Oopsy poopsy
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

Re: Oopsy poopsy

I have some experience with ATRs. 72 can be very unfriendly to land sometimes.
Easy to have a bad weight and balance and also the pax door is in the back. Passengers tend to stay or to move to the back to stay close to the exit door.
by igorcanuck
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot in waiting working the ramp?
Replies: 5
Views: 1157

Re: Pilot in waiting working the ramp?

I was offered a pilot in waiting position where I would be working the ramp in a remote northern Ontario community with the expectation that this would lead to a first officer position within 6 months. I am not sure if I should accept this offer. I have 600 hours total flight time. I am currently a...
by igorcanuck
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dispatchers - Do FDOPS/FDMET exams expire?
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: Dispatchers - Do FDOPS/FDMET exams expire?

As far as I know they expire after 2 years. Good thing is they are free to write and being a pilot you will just need a quick refreshment before writing them.
by igorcanuck
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 43
Views: 10115

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

It's not just hours. I have +5000TT, ATPL, 3700 ATR, 2000 PIC, aviation university BUT last flight in 2016. No referral as well. Applied for both Jazz and Encore and haven't received a call. Looking for 703 jobs now to be current again and apply after 1 year. OOF, That much time and no call? Yep. I...
by igorcanuck
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?
Replies: 43
Views: 10115

Re: Realistic TT for Jazz or Encore?

It's not just hours. I have +5000TT, ATPL, 3700 ATR, 2000 PIC, aviation university BUT last flight in 2016. No referral as well. Applied for both Jazz and Encore and haven't received a call. Looking for 703 jobs now to be current again and apply after 1 year.
by igorcanuck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 5161

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

I applied for both Encore and Jazz and haven't heard back yet. I have ATPL +5000TT, 2500 PIC flown abroad. Everything is converted and ready to go here. I meet all the requirements and I applied for FO and nothing so far. My last commercial flight was in 2016. Flew here few hours to get the license ...
by igorcanuck
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 145721

Re: New hire bids

I applied and haven't heard back yet. I have ATPL +5000TT, 2500 PIC flown abroad. Everything is converted and ready to go here. I meet all the requirements and I applied for FO and nothing so far. My last commercial flight was in 2016. Flew here few hours to get the license converted. Anyone here ca...
by igorcanuck
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Ground school classes for 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 5161

Re: Ground school classes for 2019

BleedAirValve wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:50 am

Does anyone know how many ground schools will be run for the remainder of 2019?
Anyone?
by igorcanuck
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 13179

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Discuss the situation with a chief pilot. I'm sure you aren't the only one who's raised issue. The chief pilot can put them back into line indoc, training, any number of options. They just need to know first. I had this situation in the past flying a 705 turbo-prop abroad. The FO was really below a...

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