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by KAG
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 8141

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

Thanks for the well thought out discussion points. I'm gonna ride it out at WJ, 5th year captain is tough to walk away from, especially with years of service and a pension on the horizon. I remember some tough times you folks went through, were now going through ours. It's a cycle, as someone said t...
by KAG
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July
Replies: 25
Views: 2207

Re: Advice on route across Northern Canada in late July

If you swing into inuvik go chat with the aklak pilots about any questions you may have on your route. I used to work there and would from time to time chat with pilots flying vfr to or from Alaska. One couple just had road maps as they were following the Dempster highway lol. We set them up with so...
by KAG
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?
Replies: 17
Views: 6002

Re: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?

But it's Westjet flying? Are you suggesting that now that you've spent all that effort and negotiating capital to secure the flying, you don't want it after all and it'll go OTS again? :roll: Nope not at all, my understanding is they can’t get people to sell their souls and screw over their counter...
by KAG
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 8141

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

Thanks for the responses. I've run the idea by the misses in passing, obviously being early 40s with 11+ years in at WJ it's a lot to consider. I'm seriously concerned with the direction(s) we're going and frankly I fear for WJs longevity. Good luck to all those who make the move.
by KAG
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 8141

What's the oldest age one should consider AC

With so much turmoil at WJ these days, conversations abound in the flight deck on what age is one too old to consider AC, and yes I've considered it myself, although I think I'll be staying put (I truly hope I'm making the right decision). That said if things get much worse I will apply. I figured d...
by KAG
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?
Replies: 17
Views: 6002

Re: Swoop WestJet Captain Bid/Late Schedules?

Not sure about skeds but I've heard of a swoop bid and it's open to us.
by KAG
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How old is too old?
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: How old is too old?

I'm flying with FOs (westjet) my age (early 40s) that are in their second careers, and only started flying 5 years ago. You're fine. Given that theres a huge hiring wave going on and he's already working I'd be surprised if he's not at the regional level within a year. We have captains in their earl...
by KAG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 19651

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

To add additional context to compensation, its worth looking at the benifets side of the paystub. You may have a lower hourly rate but higher net if the benifets are employer provided. At westjet I have 18 deductions It's equal to a good car payment, and our benifets are sub par.
by KAG
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 165
Views: 25927

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

My deepest condolences to the friends and family of those two pilots. Sad day indeed.
by KAG
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally wages are coming up
Replies: 18
Views: 5151

Re: Finally wages are coming up

I almost left jazz 13 years ago for Alkan air. White horse seems like such a beautiful place.
by KAG
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 9528

Re: Grooming Update

Oh that hat...it was my favorite uniform piece lol
by KAG
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remember to thank US ATC
Replies: 17
Views: 1598

Re: Remember to thank US ATC

A child having a tantrum...you just described trump perfectly
by KAG
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remember to thank US ATC
Replies: 17
Views: 1598

Remember to thank US ATC

Trumps government shutdown has left our american ATC without pay since dec 22. Think for a moment if they walked. Not sure about yall but I am truly thankful they haven't. So when talking to them, be sure to pass along a heart felt thank you.
by KAG
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Finally wages are coming up
Replies: 18
Views: 5151

Re: Finally wages are coming up

What's a king air driver in whitehorse make now a days
Hows about an air north 737 cpt?
by KAG
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?
Replies: 61
Views: 14255

Re: Why does anyone want to work at WestJet?

Ok, I'll bite. First let's discuss john. As annoying as he is here, I hear from my peers hes generally enjoyable to fly with, and a good pilot. There are obvious exceptions then again I'm sure some dislike flying with me. As for westjet. It's honestly still a very good career move. while it's not AC...
by KAG
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Quarterly loss
Replies: 38
Views: 9699

Re: Quarterly loss

Weedpro you are truly an asshole. @#$! you, I hope you and your squirrel suit slam in a cliff. We may disagree with John's opinions, but never ever wish injury to a fellow aviator. Not cool. Thank you KAG . I believe the person who posted that comment directed at me is now on an LEC Executive at WJ...
by KAG
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 18927

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

John, wtf are refering ro the wjpa was trying to negioate 1 for 1 scope with swoop....I was under the impression they had no idea of its existence? Cloak, our ALPA negot team tried for over 9 months to do exactly what you said, negioate with managment who no showed them most of the time or would sho...
by KAG
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 18927

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

John, yup ya won that bet. I never would have thought anyone with a basic understanding of aviation would rule to allow swoops current wages to continue. So heres my homework for you if your up to it, what is the lowest paying 737 captain jobs in north America, then extend out globally. I'll bet swo...
by KAG
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 64683

Re: Common Law DFR - Swoop OTS Pilots

John....its time to stop. Seriously, full stop.
by KAG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 64683

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Swallow, imho I'll wager (no money just bragginging rights) the swoop starting left seat and CBA will be damn near what we (wj) currently have. Rouge has set the bar, and I dont think Kaplan is going to deviate far from it. $103 / hour for 737 skipper is laughable, an unrealistically low offer that ...
by KAG
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 64683

Re: LOU Proposal Nov 2, 2018

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by KAG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries
Replies: 15
Views: 5651

Re: WestJet Delays some 737 max 8 deliveries

Or 4 aircraft could’ve returned to lessor, 2 MAXs not leased and 0 aircraft added in 2020 and only 3 in 2021. Guess it depends how you look at it. Instead we have 4 aircraft coming next year, not including the ‘87s....don’t worry ALPA will make it all better though :goodman: YOS, on an extended pay...
by KAG
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa
Replies: 84
Views: 10641

Re: Mid-Air Collision Near Ottawa

This scenario plays out every few years, in various ways. It's sad, I truly feel for all those effected. It's also a solid reminder to keep those procedures sharp, and your lookout sharper. Did the piper have tcas?, did the 150 have a transponder? were proper radio calls made. All these points need ...
by KAG
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 64683

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Continuing this thread is like poking a guy who got KOd in a fight. It's pointless and just breeds bad blood. The wrongs are being righted, our CBA is due and at the point we'll see just how bad the damage is. Time will tell how the industry feels about their (origional DEC) time at swoop. Given the...
by KAG
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it a good time to change careers?
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

Re: Is it a good time to change careers?

Also with aviation you can moonlight fairly easily when you get established. If flying is what you love, go do it. Just make sure you know what's required (most likely moving north) before you do this. That said there is a solid demand for pilots so getting jobs is a lot easier.

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