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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:30 pm 
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The deal is, anyone can come and look around.

Having said that, it's best to come with someone you know(that works here) as a tour guide. I use to do the tours but it got to be too much.

It simply provides yourself with some due diligence on Westjet. You can check out operations, the sims, scheduling, pilot training etc. We want you to come here knowing all about the operation and what it offers. The other part of the equation is what can you offer?

Wednesdays are good days only because a lot of pilot recruiters are around.
People that show up with out an internal guide often don't get to meet any recruiters or management because we are busy with other commitments.

Hope that helps!
Dave.



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Sure does,

Thank you for the info

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:01 am 
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Thanks for the updates Dave,
I really hope WJ takes the Q400... She is an amazing machine!
Anyhow, thought I would ask how my experience/background
compares to the pool of pilots (to get me a peek into WJ)?
Am currently on sabatical from 10 years on the Q400 as a DEC; currently
flying as a Captain on the Dhc-6(300) on floats... Been away from
floats for a long time!! Its been great getting my sea legs back and feet
wet again!! In fact, I haven't had this much fun with an aircraft in years!!
Well, here it is:
10400 hours total time, 6100 hours Dash 8 PIC (100/300/Q400), 1100 PIC hours
on the Twin Otter (floats/wheels/skis)...2600 SIC Dhc-6 & Dash 8 (100/300). BSc.
Aeronautics, current MSc. Student. English/German fluency, Calgary Flames fan...
and former Bow River fly fisherman!! No internal reference... Have honoured each and
every contract and I am welcome back to each and every former employer... Never had an
internal recommend at any company I have ever worked for...Worked the ramp in South Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Sandspit before getting my first break.
I am free this coming June for travel to YYC!!
Best of luck with the new regional division, if you need a guy who knows the Q400...
Then feel free to drop me an email or PM! :bear:
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:39 am 
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DaveP,

Curious as to where the pilots are from on the next course for April? Thought maybe you wouldn't mind shedding some light on the next round of folks and the rough experience.

Thanks for the insight as always.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:03 am 
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Hi Guyies,
I am currently flying B777 as F/O in Middle East with Total Flight time of 6500hrs and doing Schedule Flights all over the world,,,,In addition I have A330 and A320 experience.I have been applying to WJ for last 1yr but they never call me for Interview ...Is some can help me ?
What I need do to get Interview call ??I have no friends in WJ!!!
Wanna move back to Canada for good due family reasons asap.
Thanks!!!



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:17 am 
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DaveP wrote:
The deal is, anyone can come and look around.

Having said that, it's best to come with someone you know(that works here) as a tour guide. I use to do the tours but it got to be too much.

It simply provides yourself with some due diligence on Westjet. You can check out operations, the sims, scheduling, pilot training etc. We want you to come here knowing all about the operation and what it offers. The other part of the equation is what can you offer?

Wednesdays are good days only because a lot of pilot recruiters are around.
People that show up with out an internal guide often don't get to meet any recruiters or management because we are busy with other commitments.

Hope that helps!
Dave.


Hi Dave,
Can you gave me the address where I can come and meet the Pilot Recruiters.I am operating flight to YUL next month will catch flight from there to come and meet the recruiters or management.As mentioned earlier I am presently flying B777 as F/O based in middle-east .I have been applying to WJ for more then 1yr but no Joy,got more then 6500 Total Time with A330 & A320 experienced.Need to move back to Canada ASAP.
I appreciate your help in advance.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:11 pm 
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"zee"

I went to your page, in order to send you some info to try and help you out, but there is nothing listed. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:45 am 
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fundi wrote:
"zee"

I went to your page, in order to send you some info to try and help you out, but there is nothing listed. :(

PM me.


Hi I send you msg with my email..kindly send details on it...Thanks for your help



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:23 pm 
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fundi wrote:
"zee"

I went to your page, in order to send you some info to try and help you out, but there is nothing listed. :(

PM me.


Fundi,

I’m all the way out in Brazil in a similar situation as “Zee” and would really appreciate some help/tips as well. As anyone can imagine, it’s not easy to network and get updated info when you’re half way around the world. I sent you a PM regarding my situation.

In the meantime, if anybody else has useful information for those who are not so close to home, please feel free to send me a PM. Thanks in advance!

Cheers,

CanBraz



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:42 pm 
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Any new on upcoming courses? Still planning the summer courses? Anything beyond?

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:16 am 
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Lateralus wrote:
Any new on upcoming courses? Still planning the summer courses? Anything beyond?

Thanks



Still same question, anyone know anything?



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:33 pm 
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Hi,
Courses are August, Sept and October. They were originally Jul, Aug, Sept but slid one moth sideways for marketing.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Dave,

Will there be more pilots called in for interviews to fill these upcoming courses or do you already have enough guys waiting in your hiring pool?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:48 am 
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Hi Dave,

Have all the candidates for these ground schools been interviewed and selected?
If so, are any more interviews for upcoming courses planned for the future?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:02 pm 
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Hi N8,

The interviewing just ended for the summer this past Wednesday however we expect to spool up the interviewing again come September for both the regional and WJ.

Thanks!

Dave.



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Thanks Dave!


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Thanks Dave.


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