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by CaptainHaddock
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Getting Swoop flying back to WJ pilots
Replies: 29
Views: 7615

Re: Getting Swoop flying back to WJ pilots

Blue42 I have not seen that information anywhere in regards to vacation. I am sure I could apply to the website with anyone else off the street. There was no attempt made to forwarn they were opening up to hire for Swoop. It is apparent now in hindsight that the company never intended to use WestJet...
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Getting Swoop flying back to WJ pilots
Replies: 29
Views: 7615

Re: Getting Swoop flying back to WJ pilots

Truenorth, The positions were never offered internally. The only knowledge we got internally was an email asking ALPA to remove the ban. Then the Swoop pilot job posting went up on the Swoop site the next day. Exactly the same time a Westjet quarterly bid is running (0 hires, 0 upgrades), it opened ...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 33025

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

Hi Diadem, I feel your pain, I started flight lessons in 1993 and didn't get hired at a 'good' operator (WestJet) until 2011, now I am a 7 year FO looking at the air brakes coming on for upgrades. Why not try ANY of the other jet operators first (sunwing, cargo jet, flair, etc), then try Swoop as yo...
by CaptainHaddock
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 60463

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Didn’t’t GGN just certify with ALPA, if you just certified to improve your working conditions why would you then leave there to go to an ALPA blacklisted airline? Swoop is supposed to start revenue flights the end of June, so whatever managements plan is they will have to act on it soon. According t...
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet vs. AC Pilot Pay Comparison PDF
Replies: 29
Views: 12645

Re: Westjet vs. AC Pilot Pay Comparison PDF

Plus AC has trip/duty rigs. You fly hard time at WestJet (no credit system) and will have a higher TAFB at WestJet. So..you are working more and away more for the pay.
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Pilots seek ALPA unionization vote
Replies: 97
Views: 36391

Re: WJ Pilots seek ALPA unionization vote

I believe once they start the negotiations they only have one year to complete them in canada, if they fail it comes to a mediator, then arbitrator. So no dragging on for 4 years. I don't think either side wants it to go that long even.
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat 1 Medicals in Victoria?
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Re: Cat 1 Medicals in Victoria?

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by CaptainHaddock
Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 777 captain for $175K
Replies: 75
Views: 18693

Re: 777 captain for $175K

Most WJ skippers gross in the $250000.00 range give or take $20 or $30 depending on years of service and O/T. Plus part of the gross includes the company 20% employee share purchase plan top up. So the actually money in the bank after everything is said and done is considerably less. As for the 2 1/...
by CaptainHaddock
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the PC-12 a burden for our future?
Replies: 44
Views: 4832

Re: Is the PC-12 a burden for our future?

They have comparable systems to large aircraft, fly high and fast, and when I flew them they had partial glass (probably all glass now). So they are a great learning aircraft (I went from a beaver to one). If you are in the lucky position to choose from job prospects between a a metro or a PC12 take...
by CaptainHaddock
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Ryanair Documentary.
Replies: 7
Views: 2236

Re: Ryanair Documentary.

EA757 the three ladies is 'feck'n' hilarious!
by CaptainHaddock
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Flight Engineer Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

Re: Flight Engineer Question

You can always apply,
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Ground School Accommodations
Replies: 1
Views: 1231

Ground School Accommodations

Where do most guys/gals stay when they are attending G/S in YYC?,is there somewhere relatively reasonable that has a shuttle service? or are you better off renting a car?. Or,to word it differently, where have you stayed during your ground school?-what did it cost?, and how did you get to and from? ...
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Calls for upcming courses
Replies: 91
Views: 31658

Re: Calls for upcming courses

Hi Dave, will just the may ground school candidates be contacted April 15th?, will there be further G/S info ( dates) passed onto other candidates too?.

Captain Haddock
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: You might be a freight dog if…
Replies: 15
Views: 2503

Re: You might be a freight dog if…

If you've ever seen the cockpits of our machines you'd only want to fly them in the dark too. All the uniform grey developes textures and colours after the sun rises,and it ain't paint.
by CaptainHaddock
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing wins 30+ billion dollar tanker deal . . .
Replies: 33
Views: 2949

Re: Boeing wins 30+ billion dollar tanker deal . . .

Damn, I was hoping Viking would have got it, they could have made a modified turbofan, pressurized caribou, with a glass cockpit.oh well
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Big news Feb 7
Replies: 35
Views: 6848

Re: Big news Feb 7

I wonder how many aircraft and crews would be required to dedicate to this new service-I suppose there will be some freed up from the destination winter flying.
by CaptainHaddock
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Hiring requirements.
Replies: 10
Views: 5669

Re: Hiring requirements.

I think they strongly desire multi-PIC, but you can be hired without it.
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Runway Excursion in Hamilton
Replies: 25
Views: 4901

Re: Westjet Runway Excursion in Hamilton

I flew into YHM last night and had to land on 24 due to the 737 being disabled on runway 30. We were told it went off while trying to turn on the slippery turn around area at the end of 30. And it was like a skating rink the last few days. So nothing to sensational, I'm sure it was still a pain in t...
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargojet and KFC pay
Replies: 4
Views: 2704

Re: Cargojet and KFC pay

The pay scale looks about right for Cargojet, can't speak for KFC.
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: What amount of money would bring you to a reserve to fly?
Replies: 52
Views: 7042

Re: What amount of money would bring you to a reserve to fly

The money is of some importance, but why are you really asking?. Do you have a strong desire to fly in the bush, are you looking for a first job?. If you are looking for your first job you should look into other more important info,what will you fly (condition,maintenance), where will you fly, is it...
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz and pluna
Replies: 9
Views: 2363

Re: Jazz and pluna

So when Jazz accepts delivery of the new Q400's and retires the older clapped out CRJ's that the Q's replace. Jazz will "outsource" CRJ's for Pluna. Nice touch!!


The Bee Gees 'Stayin Alive' was number one when the planes I fly were new. Clapped out seems a bit severe.
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amphib Beaver flipped in River's Inlet
Replies: 15
Views: 1835

Re: Amphib Beaver flipped in River's Inlet

Landing gear up on the runway or gear down on the water is a big mistake, but it's certainly not a hard one to make. If you are doing multiple legs complacency and repetition can take you there in a heartbeat. Pasco had a good policy of pilots radioing in on marine radio "landing rivers inlet gear d...
by CaptainHaddock
Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Morningstar adds two Boeing 757's . . . Ward Family!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4207

Re: Morningstar adds two Boeing 757's . . . Ward Family!!!

Anyway you slice it (lease/loan/buy) I'm sure the crews will enjoy them-congrats
by CaptainHaddock
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief Aviation Medical Examiner
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Chief Aviation Medical Examiner

I was looking for the equivalent to the ontario region chief aviation medical examiner.Thanks for the replies.
by CaptainHaddock
Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chief Aviation Medical Examiner
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Chief Aviation Medical Examiner

Who is the current CAME and where is he located?

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