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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#101 Post by ggn » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:08 pm

futabasan wrote:Hi ggn,
In terms of our school transcripts, do we bring them on the day of the interview or are we supposed to have them mailed to the Air Georgian mailing address?
You can mail your school transcripts to:
Attn: Cadet Program
Air Georgian
2450 Derry Road East
Hangar 2, Bay 3
Mississauga, Ontario
L5S 1B2
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#102 Post by Triple77L » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:17 pm

I just noticed that a new deadline was posted for the 15th of this month. Does that mean that there was a lack of qualified candidates that had applied? and for those that had already applied, if selected, when exactly can they expect to hear from H.R.?
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#103 Post by Dirty A » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:48 pm

I am not sure I fully understand all the negativity regarding this program. As previously mentioned, achieving the equivalent training independently costs approximately the same - hence, doesn't a similar investment WITH a conditional job offer place one a few steps ahead? Likewise, aren't institutions like FSI full of students who front the same tuition without any employer intervention or assistance? I've known individuals who have put up larger amounts of cash for graduate programs and several years down the line are scrounging the entry-level market after a sudden change of faith.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#104 Post by Nauti » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:32 am

Hello all,

Do we know if successful applicants have been contacted yet? Either way, very best of luck to everybody applying!
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#105 Post by cj555 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:55 am

Dirty A wrote:I am not sure I fully understand all the negativity regarding this program. As previously mentioned, achieving the equivalent training independently costs approximately the same - hence, doesn't a similar investment WITH a conditional job offer place one a few steps ahead? Likewise, aren't institutions like FSI full of students who front the same tuition without any employer intervention or assistance?
I agree Dirty A, I think this program represents one of the best options for entering the Airline industry today. This type of program has never been seen before in Canada. Candidates will have the opportunity to train at a world class facility at FSI at only slightly more than the cost of training in Canada, and receive a conditional offer of employment before they shell out the investment is unheard of. Not to mention the flow through to Air Canada that is contingent on the candidate maintaining an acceptable employment and training record seems very reasonable. Also note that the candidates will not be held to a higher standard than the other pilots at Air Georgian which also seems very fair to me. Another important note is that the cost of flight training will be paid directly to FSI which means that AG does not stand to benefit financially from flight training tuition fees (ie this is NOT a "pay for a job" type of program). I cannot find anything negative to say about the way this program is set up. I am very excited to see how the process goes for the first group of pilots who complete the program.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#106 Post by ggn » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:07 pm

Triple77L wrote:I just noticed that a new deadline was posted for the 15th of this month. Does that mean that there was a lack of qualified candidates that had applied? and for those that had already applied, if selected, when exactly can they expect to hear from H.R.?
Unfortunately, our company website was undergoing some minor scheduled maintenance during the weekend of the original deadline. Because of this, some potential applicants were unable to view the application requirements and instructions. We have extended the deadline to April 15th to allow those affected by the website maintenance time to send in their applications.
Nauti wrote:Do we know if successful applicants have been contacted yet?
Successful applicants can expect to be contacted late April/early May.
cj555 wrote:I am very excited to see how the process goes for the first group of pilots who complete the program.
We are as well, thank you for your comments.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#107 Post by futabasan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:02 pm

Edit:Thanks ggn
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#108 Post by cj555 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:49 am

Hi ggn,

Can you let us know the format for the interview? Is the plan to have all the candidates go through the interview, cognitive test, psychological test, and medical all on the same day? Or will it be a series of interviews and call backs over the span of a few weeks?

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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#109 Post by Triple77L » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:54 am

ggn wrote:
Nauti wrote:Do we know if successful applicants have been contacted yet?
Successful applicants can expect to be contacted late April/early May.
successful applicants for an interview or for the start of the program?
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#110 Post by KAG » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:05 am

And student loan payments
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#111 Post by Triple77L » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:25 am

anyone yet to hear anything?
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#112 Post by WheelsUp84 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:12 am

Not Yet...
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#113 Post by CAPA24 » Tue May 07, 2013 8:23 am

Has anybody been contacted yet?
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#114 Post by Physics » Fri May 10, 2013 8:00 am

Haven't heard anything yet. I think they will take their time to choose the right candidates, hopefully we aren't the ones that haven't made it to the next round.....:(
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#115 Post by BaboChorom » Fri May 10, 2013 8:34 pm

I know all of you are anxious, but I am 99.99% sure that none of us have heard anything from the application abyss yet. We'll just have to be patient, I suppose.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#116 Post by Baphomet » Sat May 11, 2013 12:30 am

GGN,

Are you a managerial pilot (that hires from a pilot's a perspective) or an HR number cruncher or maybe the CP with a promised job at AC?

Is this some kind of scheme of filling your void of pilot manpower with a contractual agreement of Air Canada's current hiring or are you sincerely gonna hire pilots to fly the 1900 for a few years and cut em loose to AC? Sounds to good to be true.

$60k for school fees (American and FAA trained & certified) might be a risk for starting Canadian pilots that take the bait and down the road might have the contract "changed" in a few years. Rouge, Sunwing, Transat, 787 delay, etc... Its a dynamic industry everyone! It could go up or down, for the better or worse.

AND!... Why train a student in Florida for years , where you can provide ground school, sim training and PPC with a Canadian instructor and check pilot at a Flight Safety simulator/facility in a matter of weeks 3-5 weeks rather than a few years?

Ohhh....airlines all over the world are hiring. Flight Safety has given out a deal to train pilots (at your expense...not GGN) to maintain business.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#117 Post by Krimson » Sat May 11, 2013 1:26 am

Baphomet wrote:AND!... Why train a student in Florida for years , where you can provide ground school, sim training and PPC with a Canadian instructor and check pilot at a Flight Safety simulator/facility in a matter of weeks 3-5 weeks rather than a few years?
You cannot train someone for their PPL, CPL, Multi rating, Group 1 IFR, BE02 type rating all in 5 weeks.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#118 Post by mbav8r » Sat May 11, 2013 6:51 am

Where does it say years, last time I checked 48 weeks is 11 months. 11 months for private, commercial and multi-ifr is about right.
If you are chosen to participate in the Cadet Program you will be given a conditional offer of employment by Air Georgian Limited and Air Canada. You will be sent to the FlightSafety Academy at Vero Beach, Florida for a 48-week training course. The cost of this course is approximately US$60,000 and is to be paid for by the candidate. This amount includes full tuition and housing for the duration of the course.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#120 Post by Essaboy » Sat May 11, 2013 11:39 am

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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#121 Post by Samararifai » Sat May 11, 2013 7:53 pm

Hello future pilots!
I wish best of luck to everyone! :D
The sky is not our limit !
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#122 Post by futabasan » Mon May 13, 2013 6:53 am

As Babochrom mentioned, haven't heard anything back yet!
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#123 Post by BaboChorom » Mon May 13, 2013 4:34 pm

Has anyone been able to figure out the status of Georgian in regards to this program? Ggn seemed to be a bit off in terms of his published recruiting timeline for this process.

//Hr Person's name removed for privacy's sake. No internet stalking, please - Sulako
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#124 Post by Essaboy » Tue May 14, 2013 8:01 am

Those who have been selected for the next stage have been notified, sadly if you haven't heard it's a no.
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Re: Air Georgian Cadet Program

#125 Post by BaboChorom » Tue May 14, 2013 4:47 pm

I smell a troll. :evil:
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