A bond is a contract so the devil is in the details, in specifics of how the bond letter is worded.flyyyc1 wrote:Can anyone advise if you sign a bond who is on the hook if you should fail any of the training such as the PPC etc?
That is usually covered in the contract that you and the employer sign upon starting training. Read it all carefully so you know what you're getting yourself into.flyyyc1 wrote:Can anyone advise if you sign a bond who is on the hook if you should fail any of the training such as the PPC etc?
Sort of, but maybe not: you still got the benefit of the training which is what the company paid out. Agreed though, it really depends on what is written in the bond. If it's silent on what happens if a candidate fails a ride, courts would look at what the details of the contract allude to. If it's poorly worded (from the company's perspective), it is up to the company to show that it covers situations where a candidate fails a ride as the company drafted the contract.Alcoholism wrote:If it's an initial PPC you didn't receive the type rating which is the point to bonds. Recurrents you're more than likely on the hook. Again like above it's in the details as each company is different on how they enforce it.
Nonetheless, as the pilot, I would not assume that the bond is invalid. Best to work on an equitable solution for everyone.
Best is to not sign one of those damn things. If every pilot would just stop signing them, they wouldn't exist.
After over a half a century of flying no one ever died because of my decision not to fly.
Like... no bond?lownslow wrote:Careful what you wish for, whatever replaces a pilot bond has the potential to be worse.Spirit wrote:If every pilot would just stop signing them, they wouldn't exist.
I had something longer for this (that's what he said?) but I'll boil it down. Training is expensive AF. It is, and there's no changing that. The company shells out for it and they'd like to see their pilots stay long enough to get a reasonable return on their investment.Black_Tusk wrote:Like... no bond?lownslow wrote:Careful what you wish for, whatever replaces a pilot bond has the potential to be worse.Spirit wrote:If every pilot would just stop signing them, they wouldn't exist.
Without a bond, they can either reduce training costs by insisting everyone must have a valid PPC prior to hire, or they find another way to ensure retention without substantially raising costs (ie. wages).
Here's a good read for you:
https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2 ... ultIndex=1
edited to add relevant section, for those to lazy to read the whole thing
If you are not with Carson, then read your bond, but I suspect unless it says "the money is owed upon the SUCCESSFUL complete of training" you are probably on the hook for it.j) The Trainee agrees that in the event the Trainee has commenced training and does not complete training or fails the PPC or line indoctrination, the full amount of the Training Bond shall become due and payable upon 14 calendar days after failure, unless the parties agree otherwise, in writing.