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by 180
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: PAL
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

Re: PAL

Not necessarily. Being an East Coast company, their pilots probably spend more time at the pub singing and dancing to live music while newcomers kiss the cod and get screeched-in than they do surfing Avcanada's Employment forums. I know a few ex-PAL drivers from a few years back, and the wages were ...
by 180
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to begin
Replies: 51
Views: 3774

Re: Where to begin

Air Transat
by 180
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort
Replies: 13
Views: 2899

Re: Fort Langley Air - Tyax Resort

Holy shit! You’d think a guy would shit his pants doing that once and never back himself into that same corner again.

A very sad scenario.

Condolences to the victim’s families and friends.
by 180
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 204
Views: 18038

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

He said “my guess is”, he isn’t claiming anything Kinnouille, he’s just speculating.

Hopefully it won’t be long before everyone knows the final score.
by 180
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: What’s With Companies...
Replies: 15
Views: 2779

Re: What’s With Companies...

You’re not going to catch any big fish without a line in the water.

They’ve probably got a bunch of small fish splashing around in the live well, but are still hoping for a biggie or two.
by 180
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Now there's a sign of the times...
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Now there's a sign of the times...

...Conair still looking for 2 drivers in March!
(And one of them a bomber pilot to boot.)
by 180
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Dubai Seaplane ad
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Dubai Seaplane ad

“BMI must be less than 30 on initial hire”

and

“send your updated CV with latest photograph”

Chubby gingers need not apply.
by 180
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Encore pilot open house Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 2328

Re: WestJet Encore pilot open house Toronto

speedbirdflyer wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:29 am
:rolleyes: wow. Pilot puppy mill can’t pump them out fast enough now eh?
Are you referring to Encore as a pilot puppy mill?
by 180
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 7577

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

Oh shit. Gareth was a friend of ours from Harbour Air. A super nice, very mellow, cautious, experienced guy. Terrible news. RIP brother.
by 180
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 7577

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

They updated the article 7 hours ago. Original article that was linked this morning did not specify the type.

Regardless, very tragic, very sad, condolences to everyone affected.
by 180
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 7577

Re: DHC-2 Beaver accident Australia

The article didn't mention anything about the type of aircraft. SHS flies Caravans as well.

Condolences to the families, friends and co-workers affected. Very sad.
by 180
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 288
Views: 50860

Re: Swoop Blacklist

What do you have in for pilot and FA pay?
by 180
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Part-time flying gig while working for a Major?
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Part-time flying gig while working for a Major?

At Westjet and Encore, as long as it doesn't get in the way of your rest periods or CARS flight duty limitations, you are welcome to fly floats, drop meat bombs, instruct, tow gliders, whatever.
by 180
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Rip Van Winkle YYJ
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: Rip Van Winkle YYJ

As far as airline commuting goes, it doesn't get any easier than commuting from YYJ to YVR.
by 180
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Rip Van Winkle YYJ
Replies: 8
Views: 1844

Re: Rip Van Winkle YYJ

There's not much difference between your preference #2 and working for a major player. I work 16 days a month, on a regular 4 on, 3 off schedule, and on most day 4's, I'm usually home in the early afternoon, so I'm pretty much home 50% of the month. Not to mention all the perks (big bucks, lifetime ...
by 180
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2018 General Hiring Outlook
Replies: 14
Views: 3328

Re: 2018 General Hiring Outlook

Unsubstantiated rumours for 2018 include: AC hiring 30 a month indefinitely Westjet will begin training for the 787, and need to fill 200 seats Minimum 50% flow to Westjet from Encore would mean 100 OTS to Westjet mainline Encore to continue minimum one class of 12 per month Wasaya and Pasco to cont...
by 180
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CRA Rules and Airline Benefits
Replies: 14
Views: 1724

Re: CRA Rules and Airline Benefits

The "attack on those that can least afford it" was directed at the country's 2 million retail workers and fast food restaurant workers who all predominantly work for minimum wage, and who would be forced to consider their half price Big Mac's and half price Christmas sweaters as taxable benefits, an...
by 180
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Henri....aka: El Capitano!
Replies: 17
Views: 3393

Re: Henri....aka: El Capitano!

You have a gift. Thank you for sharing!
by 180
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Eurofighter in Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 1377

Re: "Look, Ma...No hands!"

RIP. What a terrible thing for your parents and loved ones to have to witness.
by 180
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Cost of commuting
Replies: 3
Views: 2457

Re: Cost of commuting

The costs of commuting extend beyond the airfare, and even further beyond the "financial". You'll need a crash pad, or plan on paying for hotel rooms. Most commuters have lounge cards, but not all airports have lounges. Rental cars are sometimes involved depending on your situation. But the real hid...
by 180
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: PML between Express Carriers
Replies: 41
Views: 10469

Re: PML between Express Carriers

DEFINITION of 'Cost Per Available Seat Mile - CASM' A common unit of measurement used to compare the efficiency of various airlines. It is obtained by dividing the operating costs of an airline by available seat miles (ASM). Generally, the lower the CASM, the more profitable and efficient the airline.
by 180
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore take home pay?
Replies: 23
Views: 8219

Re: Encore take home pay?

Jimmy2 wrote:Encore is a Tier 2 airline.
True. But if you get fired from Encore, you lose your job at a tier 1 airline.
by 180
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore take home pay?
Replies: 23
Views: 8219

Re: Encore take home pay?

Not sure why we're so secretive about these pay rates Might have something to do with the contracts we sign that prohibit us from disclosing contractual information about the pay at the companies we work for. It's not like you're giving up the colonel's secret recipe, but do you really want to risk...
by 180
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Direct to mainline WestJet
Replies: 26
Views: 11265

Re: Direct to mainline WestJet

How long has Encore been saying the goal is 100%? You might see 100% flow if WJ is only hiring enough to cover off retirements, hint not a lot of those in the near future, imho Encore has been saying the goal is 100% flow since it's inception. And I think the fact that they maintained flow in 2016 ...
by 180
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Thinking about stepping away from the game for a bit
Replies: 27
Views: 5348

Re: Thinking about stepping away from the game for a bit

If you can afford it, take the time off and spend those precious years with your wife and kids. Posters worrying about a couple years of seniority over the course of a 30+ year career obviously don't have families of their own. With your time, you won't have any issues picking up where you left off.

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