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by chipmunk
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: AvCanada's Wall
Topic: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

TeePeeCreeper wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:02 pm
Was he the gentleman who once had a DHC-1 based at CYRO?

If so, I clearly remember him showing me around it when I was doing my PPL back in the day.

TPC
Yes!
by chipmunk
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Interview call back time ?
Replies: 26
Views: 11527

Re: Interview call back time ?

Does Porter tell candidates that interviewed if they have been unsuccessful? Are you expected to contact them, or just deduce you've aren't getting hired? I believe all candidates are contacted even if they are unsuccessful. If a reasonable time has passed and you haven't heard anything, you can fo...
by chipmunk
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: AvCanada's Wall
Topic: Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Major General R.W. (Bob) Fassold

Bob Fassold passed away last week after a short illness.

A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held in the Ottawa area on August 23, 2018 in the afternoon.
He influenced many people and was a huge resource of anything DHC-1, Comet, and more. All are welcome.
You can PM me for further details.
by chipmunk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: First Air Ottawa FO
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: First Air Ottawa FO

Rotational, 2 weeks on CYFB, then 2 weeks off. They fly you in from CYOW. Accommodation up north is in crew houses. A couple of crews rotate in and out of CYQT, those slots go to bid just a few times a year.

No bond, starting pay is upward of $47K last I heard.
by chipmunk
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Typical sched
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Typical sched

Thanks for reply. How do splits work? Do pilots ever bid on them? You get one day min credit (4h) for that (unless your flight time equals more than 4h, then you get whichever is greater.) or half of your duty period....i.e. YQG CD's. We used to have a CD to Detroit on the RJ, 9+hrs on the ground, ...
by chipmunk
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Procedures for overflying the US
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: Procedures for overflying the US

And yup - it's that simple!
by chipmunk
Tue May 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Typical sched
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Typical sched

Thanks for reply. How do splits work? Do pilots ever bid on them? Splits/continuous duty - evening flight/short rest/morning flight. Duty day is continuous starting in the evening. A typical example is report at 1930 for a 2030 flight. Land at 2200. Go to the hotel. Morning report is around 0530 fo...
by chipmunk
Tue May 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Typical sched
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Re: Typical sched

would anyone know how long it would take to hold single day pairings? If you're coming in as an FO, the easy answer (without me going in and looking at the bid awards) is about a year. Upgrades are sitting at the year mark so I'd guess after 10-12 months, if you stay as an FO, you'll likely be able...
by chipmunk
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US/Canada border crossing and meal planning
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: US/Canada border crossing and meal planning

I love fruits and veggies so US multi-days can be annoying. I have been known to leave oranges and fresh veggies in the crew room to pick up on a later turn, but that's not always ideal. Normally I bring very lightly steamed (more like blanched, I guess) veggies.. I'm on a green bean kick these days...
by chipmunk
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: First Air Schedules
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: First Air Schedules

You just need to get yourself to YOW in time for the morning sched flight the day of your rotation.
7F has lots of RJP and standby travel agreements with other carriers.

I'm not sure how it works with sim and other training.
Ask in the interview...
by chipmunk
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: First Air Schedules
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: First Air Schedules

Rotational is only for the ATR in YFB. YZF has a regular airline-type schedule.

Starting salary (min guaranteed) is around 52,600.
by chipmunk
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter airlines "conducting interviews prior to 1000 hours?"
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Porter airlines "conducting interviews prior to 1000 hours?"

Someone said they are conducting interviews and giving successful interviewers conditional pilot positions and ground school placement prior to reaching 1000 hours, is this true or false? Thanks This option is for the Destination Porter candidates. "Off the street" it's still 1000h for the interview.
by chipmunk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Australia hiring foreign pilots
Replies: 23
Views: 4536

Re: Australia hiring foreign pilots

Anyone know how pilot bases are determined, and how easy it is to move around? Because living on the coast with all the surfing and diving would be a hell of a lot different than living in dry, inland Australia. QLink is actually made up of two merged companies (Sunstate and Eastern Australian), we...
by chipmunk
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Base Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1710

Re: Base Options

Just to have an idea, what is the wait for a YOW base on average? Thanks That's really hard to say. The newest two FOs at the YOW base were awarded the base while they were still in sim or line indoc this past fall. There has been no movement at the YOW base since, and I have no idea if any of the ...
by chipmunk
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Base Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1710

Re: Base Options

They ask in the interview what you'd prefer base-wise; usually new hires are hired right into YTZ (and over the last couple of months, YQT.) However, a few months back they hired right into YHZ, so it's on an as-needed basis (this is after the positions go out to bid amongst the current pilot group....
by chipmunk
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Commuting Policy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Commuting Policy?

I am considering applying at Porter in the near future. One major thing that appeals to me as apposed to the AC express carriers is the commuting policy. I live in Fredericton, NB where Porter operates 2 direct flights per day to YOW and Encore operates a handful more. My question is would Porter l...
by chipmunk
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Commuting Policy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Commuting Policy?

Thunder Bay is basically the furthest west that Porter flies, so there won't be anything official for sure in that case, until/if that happens. A bunch of pilots "unofficially" commute to YTZ ... Sudbury, Timmins, Kingston are the ones I know off the top of my head that aren't included in the policy...
by chipmunk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter Airlines ( Dispatcher to pilot position?)
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: Porter Airlines ( Dispatcher to pilot position?)

Nope, not yet, but there have been a few folks that used to work the ramp now working as pilots (they went elsewhere to build their time in between, of course). A couple of our flight attendants are working on that goal as well (again, they'll have to go somewhere else to build some time prior to co...
by chipmunk
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 'shortage of pilots'or not??
Replies: 35
Views: 5158

Re: 'shortage of pilots'or not??

Is anyone aware of any regional actually having to cancel flights due to lack of available crew? I heard Porter canceled something like 2% of their flights this past summer due to lack of pilots. Jazz also canceled flights the past summer due to lack of pilots, somewhere around the 5% mark is the r...
by chipmunk
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: How does everyone feel about the new iATPL airline partnership programs
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: How does everyone feel about the new iATPL airline partnership programs

Is this the beginning of European-style flight training where airlines primarily select only from a few prestigious FTOs? Would students be well advised to attend one of these programs over non-airline-sponsored FTOs? I'll answer your questions from Porter's point of view - no, and no. It's just a ...
by chipmunk
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Sim Eval
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

Re: Sim Eval

It is not a Q400 - I believe it's the Red Bird at Seneca configured as a King Air.
by chipmunk
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Junior Captain Pay/Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: Junior Captain Pay/Lifestyle Questions

Victory wrote:What's the bond/promissory note at Porter now?
None.
by chipmunk
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

Re: Retention Bonus

I don't count the simulator instructor time as a means of getting a job, just to see having this type of "other experience" in helping to get a position. I know it doesn't countil and it's not flying that's all. It would probably put you "above" another 800h candidate with no sim instructor time, b...
by chipmunk
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 9
Views: 2392

Re: Retention Bonus

Are their minimums still at 1500 hours " real expectations" ? There have been several 1000 hr new hires, all through the Destination Porter program; 1500h is definitely a reasonable number these days. The last few of classes have a mix of a couple lower time (1000- 1500h ish) folks with the rest be...

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