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I heard recently that Encore now has some sort of
commuting policy. Any truth to this, and if so can anyone fill us in on the details?
Tried searching but no luck.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are well rested for your actual pairing. The actual flights are free, but if you need to arrive early and get a hotel or crash pad, that's on your own dime.
Best of luck fighting those Foos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqrG6JXsPPw
If you're Halifax based, why not apply at Jazz? Avoid the need to commute altogether.ChrisGK wrote:Anyone willing to volunteer information on what the Encore YYZ based Captain schedule is like? I'm particularly interested in hearing from YHZ commuters (PM if you'd prefer).
Jazz only has a flight attendant base in YHZ. Porter however does have a pilot base.PostmasterGeneral wrote:If you're Halifax based, why not apply at Jazz? Avoid the need to commute altogether.ChrisGK wrote:Anyone willing to volunteer information on what the Encore YYZ based Captain schedule is like? I'm particularly interested in hearing from YHZ commuters (PM if you'd prefer).
If you live in Halifax, you'll be getting 8-10 YHZ overnights per month if that is what you bid for with Encore.PostmasterGeneral wrote:If you're Halifax based, why not apply at Jazz? Avoid the need to commute altogether.ChrisGK wrote:Anyone willing to volunteer information on what the Encore YYZ based Captain schedule is like? I'm particularly interested in hearing from YHZ commuters (PM if you'd prefer).
No, this statement is not correct. Encore has lowered the minimum requirements for employment for First Officers (removed the requirement to have an ATPL amongst other items). However, as it is CLEARLY stated in the job ad, Captain qualifications are necessary as per the following matrix:Jimmy2 wrote:Encore now recruiting direct entry Captains with 1500 hours and 250 hours single engine turbine PIC.
The following minimum flight time is required for all applicants to be considered for a captain position.
Total Time.......DHC-8-400 Time Required
Candidates with less than the required DHC-8-400 can apply a credit of 50% for time flown in Transport Category (705) aircraft other than the DHC-8-400. The intent is to allow experience in an operation similar to that of WestJet Encore to be used toward DHC-8-400 totals. Half of any experience on aircraft such as a DHC-8-100/300, ATR or RJ may be used. Second Officer/ Flight Engineer time does not qualify for this program.
Qualifications (the following minimum qualifications are required prior to offer of employment):
•Legally entitled to work in Canada
•Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL)
•1500 hours total time (fixed-wing preferred)
•250 hours fixed-wing pilot-in-command time (multi-engine or high performance single engine turbine PIC preferred)
•250 hours fixed-wing multi-engine time (high performance single engine multi-crew turbine can be included towards your multi-engine experience ie. PC-12)
•250 hours multi-crew experience
•Q400 experience is an asset (relatable hours on similar aircraft will be considered i.e. Dash 8/ATR, etc.)
•Valid Transport Canada Group 1 instrument rating
•Valid Transport Canada Class 1 medical certificate
•High School diploma
•Oral and written proficiency in English
•If the passport is issued by a country other than Canada the following documents are required:
A valid Canadian Permanent Resident Card
All visas necessary to operate within WestJet’s network
•Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) obtained prior to the completion of Initial Ground School
•As per our Alcohol and Drug Policy all offers of employment are conditional on passing a pre-employment alcohol and drug screening test.
We have it at Jazz but not like anyone actually gets to use it. I've been told most people rent or take a LOA to fly a jump or bush plane.goleafsgo wrote:Since they don't require an ATPL anymore for FO's does that mean they're offering PICUS now?
Since scheduling is not seniority based, curious how many days of reserve an FO usually gets a month. Obviously makes the commute a bit harder.
Are long pairings available, making it easier to have several days off in a row? What about FLICA? Is it only for mainline and your monthly schedule is set in stone once issued or is FLICA used at Encore as well?
Any info is appreciated.
There are YQM layovers (I think 2 crews/night), however those pairings may or may not be very commutable, so it may not be in your best interest to bid for them. Pairings change every month though.
Max 8 days of reserve/month, in 3 to 4 day blocks.
Pairings are 3 to 4 days long, few 5 day pairings.
No FLICA at Encore. You can do trades, but they're pretty hard to come by, so don't count on that.