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Re: Sky regional

#51 Post by Kosiw » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:38 am

If the Q400s are leaving what and who will replace the YTZ-YUL flights ?
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Re: Sky regional

#52 Post by Splash » Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:26 pm

Kosiw wrote:If the Q400s are leaving what and who will replace the YTZ-YUL flights ?
It's likely the Q400s will go to Jazz and they will operate the route,just a guess.
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Re: Sky regional

#53 Post by Itwasme » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:47 pm

Wow, Proper. I'm glad you know so much about every Express carrier. I'm learning so much about sky (my employer) that I'm little worried they keep messing up on my schedule. I'm not entirely sure where all this extra money is coming from in my bank account either. Accounting must really be messing up on my pay. I was reading a post you put up about how we only get 9 SDO's a month and how these facts are facts. Apparently they mess up my schedule every month. I'm glad to here that Jazz is the only company that provides benefits, bonuses and OT. I'll be sure to tell the pilots that came to sky from Jazz, Air Canada, Porter, Flair, cargo jet, Morningstar, over seas airlines how badly they have it now. It's a shame.

After 5 years time at Sky I will most likely have been captain on the E175 for the previous 3-3.5 years if I chose to stay at sky. More likely than not I'll have an interview with AC after being at sky for 2 years and if I get PFO'd I might chose to go over seas with my jet time and make enough money to retire in 10 years. Then come back to Canada and find a nice, laid back, corporate gig making 100,000+ a year just to fill my time. But, you know, Jazz is amazing and there's no other way but jazz. I'm sure in 5 years you'll be better off. We might see each other at mainline making the same amount of money. But you would be better off because you could have been working at jazz for 5 years as a FO. (See, I can make up numbers too)

If AC is where you want to be, then any express carrier will get you there. Yes, some are better than others and yes, some will get you there a little quicker depending on who you talk to. But in the end we will all end up there if that's where you want to be. If you get PFO'd you can always try again, apply for west jet, sun wing, other North American carriers or go overseas. Aviation is on the move right now. The world is your oister. Air Canada is not the only option for a great career. Don't listen to the "propers" of avcanada as they often will make stuff up and lie about the size of their ego and post things they've heard from others as facts with out actually researching. Even if there is a nice laid out excell sheet right infront of there face.
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Re: Sky regional

#54 Post by proper » Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:24 am

Hello "itwasme".
You preach lots of rhetoric for a single post user. Please indulge and correct me with factual numbers not emotions.
And keep in mind chasing jobs and tin is usually a necessity. Stability is what most families want.
Wish you calm skies and happiness friend.
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Re: Sky regional

#55 Post by Rowdy » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:11 am

Splash wrote:
Kosiw wrote:If the Q400s are leaving what and who will replace the YTZ-YUL flights ?
It's likely the Q400s will go to Jazz and they will operate the route,just a guess.
That was announced yesterday morning. 5 Q's from SKR will be operated by Jazz by January 2017. The YTZ operation will continue.
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Re: Sky regional

#56 Post by justwork » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:44 pm

Rowdy wrote:
Splash wrote:
Kosiw wrote:If the Q400s are leaving what and who will replace the YTZ-YUL flights ?
It's likely the Q400s will go to Jazz and they will operate the route,just a guess.
That was announced yesterday morning. 5 Q's from SKR will be operated by Jazz by January 2017. The YTZ operation will continue.
Thats great. I had heard that AC was pulling the plug on YTZ, glad to hear they're not.
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Re: Sky regional

#57 Post by PROC_HDG » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:17 am

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Re: Sky regional

#58 Post by bruced007 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:17 am

Does sky have a flowthrough with AC ? Or is it just luck for those who move over
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Re: Sky regional

#59 Post by Inverted2 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:47 am

bruced007 wrote:Does sky have a flowthrough with AC ? Or is it just luck for those who move over
It's just a guaranteed interview, none of the Express carriers has a true flow through to AC.
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Re: Sky regional

#60 Post by whatsitdoingnow » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:36 am

I see Sky has another posting for direct entry captains on the Q. Are they not loosing the Q-400's?

If they are and you get direct entry Captain position, what's the game plan then?

Anyone have the most up to date pay scale for Q-400 Captain pay?
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Re: Sky regional

#61 Post by Kosiw » Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:18 pm

One would guess the ad is aimed at Porter Cpt/FOs looking at jumping across the ramp for the opportunity to get on the Embraer jets, even if the Qs are leaving by the new yr, they would not have to wait long.

Is movement at SKV so fast they are caught that short of Q400 Cpts ??
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Re: Sky regional

#62 Post by A V I A T O » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:28 pm

How are the flight benefits at SKV for family and spouse? Recip Jumpseat program with other carriers?
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Re: Sky regional

#63 Post by Rowdy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:03 pm

Kosiw wrote:One would guess the ad is aimed at Porter Cpt/FOs looking at jumping across the ramp for the opportunity to get on the Embraer jets, even if the Qs are leaving by the new yr, they would not have to wait long.

Is movement at SKV so fast they are caught that short of Q400 Cpts ??
Perhaps a short term solution for all of those going to AC or onto the EMB from the Q spots?
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Re: Sky regional

#64 Post by PROC_HDG » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:14 am

A V I A T O wrote:How are the flight benefits at SKV for family and spouse? Recip Jumpseat program with other carriers?
Air Canada C4 passes, same as other express carriers (spouse, children, parents etc). Many Recip Jumpseats.

The Q captains are bridging the gap between now and the Q fleet retirement some time in the new year, then will transfer to the EMB. Lots of movement on both fleets, 2 leaving for every mainline class + many others going elsewhere.

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Re: Sky regional

#65 Post by Monorail Conductor » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:52 pm

Does SKV have a PICUS program in place, or have one in the works?
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Re: Sky regional

#66 Post by iflyroads » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:09 am

Saw the new career section on their website. What are my chances of getting in with close to 1600 TT with around 50 multi and ATPL exams complete?

Can any one shed light on what the latest new hires have for experience?

Thanks :prayer:
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Re: Sky regional

#67 Post by PROC_HDG » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:44 pm

iflyroads wrote:Saw the new career section on their website. What are my chances of getting in with close to 1600 TT with around 50 multi and ATPL exams complete?

Can any one shed light on what the latest new hires have for experience?

Thanks :prayer:
With your time, you will have to have a pretty good inside reference. Most FOs in the last few ground schools have had 2000-4000 hours on average. A lot of 703/704 captains and some 705 FOs.

Best of luck,

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Re: Sky regional

#68 Post by iflyroads » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:04 pm

PROC_HDG wrote:
iflyroads wrote:Saw the new career section on their website. What are my chances of getting in with close to 1600 TT with around 50 multi and ATPL exams complete?

Can any one shed light on what the latest new hires have for experience?

Thanks :prayer:


With your time, you will have to have a pretty good inside reference. Most FOs in the last few ground schools have had 2000-4000 hours on average. A lot of 703/704 captains and some 705 FOs.

Best of luck,

PROC_HDG

Ah I see.. Thanks :)
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Re: Sky regional

#69 Post by goleafsgo » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:45 am

What is the hiring outlook at sky for the rest of this year and into 2017?
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Re: Sky regional

#70 Post by FAD3C » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:22 am

goleafsgo wrote:What is the hiring outlook at sky for the rest of this year and into 2017?
I'm also interested to see what their outlook is, considering their shuffling due to the Qs going to Jazz and now more EMBs coming for the new year.
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Re: Sky regional

#71 Post by loopa » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:37 am

http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopi ... 7&t=110802

It looks like from their recent job ad, they are running courses until the end of 2016 for FO's on the 175.
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Re: Sky regional

#72 Post by FAD3C » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:57 am

loopa wrote:http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopi ... 7&t=110802

It looks like from their recent job ad, they are running courses until the end of 2016 for FO's on the 175.
I know of a course this month and another one in November. Haven't heard about December or the new year.
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Re: Sky regional

#73 Post by dhc# » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:06 am

Any update on SR hiring into '17 ?

Expansion ? Or are they all done...
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Re: Sky regional

#74 Post by gustind » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:46 pm

One more initial Dec 12 then no more initial ground schools until April I believe due to the Q pilots moving to the ERJ.
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Re: Sky regional

#75 Post by duro195 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:20 pm

Anybody knows how/if the selection process changed since they implemented the online application form? Do they still look at people emailing their resume? I'd like to work there but I don't have any internal ref...do they often hire people who don't have one? I know it's not as big as Jazz, but I'm wondering if the CP has time to go through all the resumes or if it's all handled by HR.

I guess they receive boat loads of applications with such an interesting fleet, but I'm just trying to figure out how one can better his chances of getting his noticed. It may not be a 705-captain-amount-of-time, but I have 2500TT ATPL 1000+ PIC 2200+Turbine so that seems to fit the average PROC_HDG posted back in August.

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