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by Dockjock
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 10 year agreement with pilots
Replies: 78
Views: 23531

Re: 10 year agreement with pilots

So what. Pan Am pilots all got Rolexes given to them. Are they hiring, or is Canadian for that matter? Live in the now fellas.
by Dockjock
Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge just got rouge'd
Replies: 17
Views: 7655

Re: Rouge just got rouge'd

Completely agreed Rockie. But TC always had the statistical fallback of the largest airline and pilot group in the country operating under better FD&T rules. Now that it's trending the other way (rouge)- action. Just connecting the dots.
by Dockjock
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How old is told old to start a career?
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: How old is told old to start a career?

It's not too old if you just focus on yourself. Compare your future pilot self to your past old job self, not to other pilots your same age who in your case many will have started flying 10 years ago. My experience with pilots who started late is that they tend to forget that fact after a while, and...
by Dockjock
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge just got rouge'd
Replies: 17
Views: 7655

Re: Rouge just got rouge'd

Couldn't agree more The Stig. In a sense, ACPA throwing in the towel and saying effectively, "we're done doing the regulator's work for them," (although that's not quiiite how it happened) may have finally pushed this file into the action required category. In fact it virtually says as much in the d...
by Dockjock
Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: share what you make.
Replies: 57
Views: 6835

Re: share what you make.

Ha, well not quite but it feels like it sometimes. The frustrating part is that I'm now in the top income bracket but without the assets to justify hiring a tax strategist to shelter some of it, although as a Canadian employee of a Canadian company living in Canada I doubt that's possible anyway. As...
by Dockjock
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: share what you make.
Replies: 57
Views: 6835

Re: share what you make.

2000, C180 seaplane, $1500/mo 2000, DH2 seaplane, $2200/mo 2002, C208 cargo, $36K 2003, C206 seaplane $3000/mo 2006, B1900D captain, $44K 2007, EMJ FO, $50K 2010, A320 FO, $100K 2014, A319 CA, $180K Canada, as if that would be hard to guess. I can foresee a future world where I grow tired of paying ...
by Dockjock
Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing President Mark Williams on Foreign pilots
Replies: 54
Views: 10011

Re: Sunwing President Mark Williams on Foreign pilots

What company anywhere chooses to do something the more expensive way? Dumb.
by Dockjock
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pool
Replies: 1316
Views: 388567

Re: Air Canada Pool

Old Fella there are financial incentives and disincentives in the contract that compel pilots to give 12 months notice, and to not use more than 8 sick days during that period.
by Dockjock
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: FP60 update Federal Court of Appeals
Replies: 244
Views: 47691

Re: FP60 update Federal Court of Appeals

I think that article is aimed at the 55+ set. So, yeah.
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/ ... ending-it/
by Dockjock
Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Rouge bidding, days off and such
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

Re: Rouge bidding, days off and such

Each pilot gets 50 points per month. Unused/retained points carry over for up to 3 months, so the maximum points is 150 and the minimum is 50. ie. 2pts avoid work August 13 9 points award pairing T9022/09 4 points avoid work Aug 25 If you are awarded the bid your points are spent, if not they are re...
by Dockjock
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: FP60 update Federal Court of Appeals
Replies: 244
Views: 47691

Re: FP60 update Federal Court of Appeals

With the 12 month notice expectation imposed by the company we should be seeing guys announcing retirement NOW to be out at 62.5. It ain't happening. I see most arguments expecting norm retirement at 65 now from guys that have MORE than 35 years of service. I think we can grant the FP60 group the a...
by Dockjock
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: hiring halter...
Replies: 70
Views: 27661

Re: hiring halter...

That sounds very reasonable TheStig. My feeling is that we are at or very near to the low point of retirements as a result of FP60. The ruling came down in Dec 2012 so naturally 2013 was stagnant, and we're already halfway through 2014. Perhaps another 6 months and retirements should start to pick u...
by Dockjock
Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Career Path
Replies: 40
Views: 15249

Re: Air Canada Career Path

Indeed here in Canada most mortals, pilots even, usually have to borrow money to purchase items that run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars such as real estate. Unlike Emirates pilots who I suppose would just flake a few diamonds off their jewel-encrusted hats (that they never take off) shoul...
by Dockjock
Sat May 31, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Common Sense, are You Born With it it or Screwed Forever?"
Replies: 75
Views: 4158

Re: "Common Sense, are You Born With it it or Screwed Foreve

iflyforpie I couldn't agree more. Book-only pilots, ones that go straight into an A320 once they punch their ticket scare the crap out of me. Of course they are screened for aptitude, personality, and so forth and you don't get accepted into a program like that unless you're a high achiever but ther...
by Dockjock
Fri May 30, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Common Sense, are You Born With it it or Screwed Forever?"
Replies: 75
Views: 4158

Re: "Common Sense, are You Born With it it or Screwed Foreve

Great thread. I think in certain circumstances there is a difference between small aircraft common sense and airline common sense. In small aircraft, and I remember this quite clearly, you are barraged with conflicting information about what is and isn't the correct way to operate. We all start off ...
by Dockjock
Fri May 23, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Career Path
Replies: 40
Views: 15249

Re: Air Canada Career Path

No company is the same today as it was 14 years ago, 10 years ago, and certainly not 20 years ago, and won't be 10 years from now. This is not unique to airlines, aviation, flying, or any business at all. Using that as a criteria to evaluate how good a job is or what it's future prospects are is poi...
by Dockjock
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

Young people simmer down. Think of it this way, the lower you are on the seniority list, the less a couple hundred more seniors coming back onto the list affects you. The damage was done with the original decision, with thousands staying an extra few years! This is just the cherry. 200 more pilots? ...
by Dockjock
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: ~ Sky Regional 2014 ~
Replies: 100
Views: 38431

Re: ~ Sky Regional 2014 ~

The way the pay is set up is to maximize cost certainty, while minimizing actual cost. $52,000 is a quite frankly ridiculous minimum for a jet captain. Basically meaningless, but it is there so that the flight credit can be $23 instead of $123/hr. The hourly flight pay at $23 merely ensures that the...
by Dockjock
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada hiring - Feb 17, 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 3037

Re: Air Canada hiring - Feb 17, 2014

*have*
by Dockjock
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

Hey fellas who sat in the back seat...if it wasn't for that seat, you wouldn't have even been hired. Ever think of that? When aircraft went to two pilots 20 years ago (or more), 33% of airline jobs disappeared. In the meantime, you build YOS, while pilots now work for regionals or worse until they c...
by Dockjock
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

That's how I interpret his stance. No mention of paying back those gains, however. This is a zero sum game. You either take those gains throughout your career as "artificially" inflated, or you don't, and take them after 60. Simplistically, Raymond Hall, Rockie et al replace one-for-one 5 years of e...
by Dockjock
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

Naive. How much did CUPE, IAMAW, CAW get for their progressive stances? The savings were never going to be shared. As I see it, the only remaining enemy is you, Raymond Hall. Because the reality is that this issue is over. But you still want more nuts. You and your almost 200 were just born in the w...
by Dockjock
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

Raymond Hall, you're naive in the extreme if you think the savings the company has reaped could or would have been shared with the pilots, "if only." What could have ACPA's negotiating position on that item been? You contend that the end of age discrimination already increases ones total earnings. (...
by Dockjock
Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

That nut example is awesome and mostly correct. However the time for that argument is long past, and we are currently in year 11, so to speak, whereby the top chipmunks are collecting their first bonus year of nuts while everyone else hangs out in their former position for a while longer. Not that I...
by Dockjock
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints
Replies: 188
Views: 31720

Re: Fed Ct Overturns Tribunal Dismissal of Age 60 Complaints

Raymond Hall if I understand you correctly, you are arguing that the current no age limit for AC pilots is only a partial victory. You want to go back to the beginning and recalculate what the normal age would have been, excluding AC pilots who were contractually required to retire at 60. So "normal...

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