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westisland
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Equipment by base

Post by westisland » Thu May 31, 2018 5:46 pm

Curious to know what equipment type is available to pilots at the each of the four bases (YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL). Thanks in advance!
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by goleafsgo » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:03 am

There's no yyc base but there's a ywg base
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by altiplano » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:34 am

Here you go... it changes now and then, sometimes inexplicably...

YVR
L767/320/787/777

YWG
320

YYZ
EMJ/L319/L767/737/320/767/787/777

YUL
L319/L767/737/320/330/787

L767 is leaving YVR soon, likely to be replaced with 737
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by Flash8 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:27 pm

Which silo of plane/base moves the quickest? (IE gets one off reserve quickest)
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by snag » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:16 pm

The rouge planes technically, as they do not have reserve, period.
Fastest movement at mainline would be at the junior positions in Toronto, ie. All RP spots and narrow body FO.
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by islandguy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:36 pm

That's technically correct, but there's a significant caveat when it comes to narrowbody f/o in Toronto...when you get online, you might be showing at 20% right off the bat, but your flying and lifestyle will in no way resemble what 20% would get in a fully staffed roster.

i.e. your life is still going to suck. Pretty much have to avoid mainline narrowbody Toronto if you want to realize the benefits of seniority.
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by CZBBYYZPilot » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:54 pm

What's the flying like on the Airbus out of YVR? Will 737 impact it much?
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by CZBBYYZPilot » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:56 pm

What's the flying in the Airbus like out of YVR? Will the 737 impact it?
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by bcflyer » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:57 am

The YVR 320 flying is pretty good. Better than out of YYZ in my opinion. Wide variety of destinations. Depending on your seniority it’s possible to get down to 8-12 days a month. As for what impact the 737 will have, it’s planned to do all the Hawaii flying, so initially I would think it won’t make much difference. Long term is anybody’s guess.
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by ToolShed » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:35 pm

islandguy wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:36 pm
That's technically correct, but there's a significant caveat when it comes to narrowbody f/o in Toronto...when you get online, you might be showing at 20% right off the bat, but your flying and lifestyle will in no way resemble what 20% would get in a fully staffed roster.

i.e. your life is still going to suck. Pretty much have to avoid mainline narrowbody Toronto if you want to realize the benefits of seniority.
This is not correct.
You will accrue seniority QUICKER as a mainline narrowbody FO because pretty much all new hires are being trained as NB FOs!
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by Bravomike33 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:11 am

Hello !

Thanks, that a nice post.


Some chance to see a A350 in a futur AC fleet ?

Cheers
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Re: Equipment by base

Post by islandguy » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:43 pm

ToolShed wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:35 pm
islandguy wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:36 pm
That's technically correct, but there's a significant caveat when it comes to narrowbody f/o in Toronto...when you get online, you might be showing at 20% right off the bat, but your flying and lifestyle will in no way resemble what 20% would get in a fully staffed roster.

i.e. your life is still going to suck. Pretty much have to avoid mainline narrowbody Toronto if you want to realize the benefits of seniority.
This is not correct.
You will accrue seniority QUICKER as a mainline narrowbody FO because pretty much all new hires are being trained as NB FOs!
No.

You'll accrue seniority at exactly the same rate, but it will be worth less because the positions are so short staffed. I have friends who were hired on as Toronto 320 FOs and immediately showed under 20% as a percentage of required positions, but were still bidding at the 90th percentile of the guys who were actually on the base. All of these guys have now bid OFF the 320 in Toronto because the lifestyle, to put it simply, sucked.
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