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by Air.Field
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 33309

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

Rouge was forced on AC pilots by final arbitration and they are all AC pilots on the same list, also the Rouge initial contract was a carbon copy of WJ! Not even close to the same thing a swoop! Swoop is to WJ, what Flair was to KFC, where are they now? So what is the answer, if not blacklisting? S...
by Air.Field
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 33309

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

so should everyone blacklist Rouge pilots? They seem to be taking over more and more mainline flights for little in return at AC mainline and at cheaper rate and is in part reason why Swoop has come to be. How about blacklist Sky regional pilots, or Flair, or Georgian, Encore or Jazz? It's funny eve...
by Air.Field
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CBC: Pilot shortage
Replies: 41
Views: 8687

Re: CBC: Pilot shortage

I met an F-16 pilot from the USAF last year and he told me they are having problems recruiting pilots. Unbelievable. I'd having given my left nut to be an Air Force pilot. Apparently the job isn't attractive like it once was. I'm not sure what can change that. I love my job now, but it was a challe...
by Air.Field
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Captain requirements?
Replies: 44
Views: 13913

Re: Captain requirements?

. Training is really quite good :) The training is indeed top notch. That said, one has to put in effort in preparing and learning. The number of failures largely stems from those who think they'll be taught, or think they already know it all, which shows they are not ready for the left seat. There...
by Air.Field
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Captain requirements?
Replies: 44
Views: 13913

Re: Captain requirements?

Ok so one guestion for you guys... You are next in line for left seat on a prop at Jazz, have descent seniority and pre 2015 pay....so you stay or take the FO position with a charter airline in Canada waiting for an upgrade for 2-4 yrs? And of course starting back at 0 seniority and pay that is les...
by Air.Field
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Captain requirements?
Replies: 44
Views: 13913

Re: Captain requirements?

. Training is really quite good :) The training is indeed top notch. That said, one has to put in effort in preparing and learning. The number of failures largely stems from those who think they'll be taught, or think they already know it all, which shows they are not ready for the left seat. There...
by Air.Field
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Indian Airlines likely to hire over 7000 pilots by 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 2113

Re: Indian Airlines likely to hire over 7000 pilots by 2022

Maybe there is an Indian version of EVAS that's looking for Canadians with degrees looking to immigrate to India.
by Air.Field
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Direct entry Capt
Replies: 12
Views: 5040

Re: Direct entry Capt

Sounds like WS took a page from AC with the magic carrot dangle trick. Oh how many have fallen for that one. So to get this straight. To get to WS, you should go to Pasco. To get to AC you should go to Encore. To get to Sunwing or Transat, go to an AC express. Sound about right?
by Air.Field
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Drones to monitor carpool lanes in Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: Drones to monitor carpool lanes in Ontario

The RX-3 uses four ducted fans for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and a gasoline-powered rotated engine for forward flight, with a maximum speed of 90mph ( 144km/h ) and normal cruising speed of 56-70mph (90-112km/h), making it suitable for tracking at normal highway speeds. Loop hole... just...
by Air.Field
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: New Pilots
Replies: 70
Views: 11108

Re: New Pilots

I had to check the date of this thread, thinking it was from 2007... not 2017
by Air.Field
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet introduces WestJet Link
Replies: 87
Views: 15837

Re: WestJet introduces WestJet Link

I’m sure if AC management had it their way all narrowbody flying would be at Jazz/Sky/GGN and mainline would be only wide Body. The advantage WS management has for the time being is that there is absolutely nothing protecting scope. Swoop could very well be the airline the 787’s go to. I'd go as fa...
by Air.Field
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434732

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

That's actually the mathematical calculation they use to hire someone :P
by Air.Field
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434732

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

I wish this thread would die, as it has become painful to read lately.
by Air.Field
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet encore
Replies: 8
Views: 4325

Re: WestJet encore

There's literally and Encore sub forum just below this one that would be more appropriately apt for....
by Air.Field
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Wasaya Dash 8 Capt
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: Wasaya Dash 8 Capt

For YQT base, Porter would be the obvious choice. They just recently advertised DEC for YQT and YTZ bases.
by Air.Field
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23126

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

also, altiplano makes a good point, if you have the hard on to get to AC, try a new approach.
by Air.Field
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23126

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

GATRKGA, just from your posts that I recall in the past, you've been informative, good natured, and having been at SR for a few years, I would loosely translate that into being a decent pilot. Unfortunately, bad things happen to good people, none more so in aviation. All AC deserves to give you and ...
by Air.Field
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose
Replies: 173
Views: 32229

Re: Meet Swoop - WestJet's ultra-low-cost carrier has a name, a home and a purpose

For all the moaning about Rouge lowering working conditions for the pilots at mainline Air Canada, it has obviously worked for Air Canada. Look at the stock price performance to see how the market has rewarded the stock holders. Despite what is oft repeated by union afficionados, pilot wage and ben...
by Air.Field
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434732

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Pete wrote:Has anyone been hired OTS in the last year without a degree?
Yes, I know of 2 in recent courses.
by Air.Field
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots
Replies: 121
Views: 23126

Re: Express Pilots VS Mainline Pilots

To the OP, the only reason that boy talked down to you is because you allowed it. Have a spine. Additionally, to everyone. AC is not the mecca of aviation in Canada. Far from it. The only reason to go there is $ long term. Soo many issues I don't know where to begin, a divided pilot group, and frank...
by Air.Field
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It's time to buzz the tower
Replies: 113
Views: 7013

Re: It's time to buzz the tower

That's what happens when the pattern is full
by Air.Field
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: BOMBARDIER exploring options for Aerospace Division.
Replies: 11
Views: 1837

Re: BOMBARDIER exploring options for Aerospace Division.

Is the Learjet brand still up for sale? I'm surprised BBD would try to offload the Q and RJ as well. Q seems to be a decent money maker, and the CRJ, a neo version could spark sales.
by Air.Field
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: DEC
Replies: 2
Views: 3454

DEC

I see Porter is now advertising DEC. With their recent enhanced compensation packages I'm sure it will appeal to some, so I thought I'd post the ad here on behalf of the good folks at Porter 8)
https://porter.rivs.com/careers/portercareers/68-35-64/
by Air.Field
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: W5 investigation: Startling number of pilots report routinely falling asleep in the skies
Replies: 18
Views: 3418

Re: W5 investigation: Startling number of pilots report routinely falling asleep in the skies

The CEO of Cargojet tells W5 the new rules could put his company out of business because it would require them to hire many more pilots. Here we go again with cargo pilots being immune to fatigue. CJ has nearly a monopoly on cargo in Canada. If AJ can't figure out how to make a profit, he probably ...

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