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Ws Encore

#1 Post by Saubia » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:11 am

Good morning

I applied for encore a couple of week ago but no news.

1) Do they still conduct interview?
2) in case you have a succesfull interview, do you know how long it takes for a GS when you reach your 1000h?


Thanks for your help!
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Re: Ws Encore

#2 Post by justwork » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:39 am

jesus christ.
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Re: Ws Encore

#3 Post by Saubia » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 am

No i'm not Jesus but thanks i appreciate your comparison
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#4 Post by tps8903 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am

They have been hiring classes of approximately 10 people every two weeks. Send an email to recruiting and let them know you are past 1000 hours.

If they don't reply with an interview, well it's a message.

The last few classes have had some higher time applicants, i.e. 3000-5000 hours for FO positions.
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#5 Post by Saubia » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:52 am

Thanks!
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#6 Post by tps8903 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:46 pm

Saubia wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:52 am
Thanks!
Did it work out?
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Re: Ws Encore

#7 Post by Lightchop » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:44 am

tps8903 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am

The last few classes have had some higher time applicants, i.e. 3000-5000 hours for FO positions.
That's depressing...
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#8 Post by Elliot Moose » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:00 am

The last few classes have had some higher time applicants, i.e. 3000-5000 hours for FO positions.
Yes, and some are down closer to 1000hrs. Lots come with no time on turbine, or pressurized aircraft either. It goes in waves. Sometimes they have lots of experience, and sometimes very little.
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Re: Ws Encore

#9 Post by MrTurbine » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 am

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:44 am
tps8903 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am

The last few classes have had some higher time applicants, i.e. 3000-5000 hours for FO positions.
That's depressing...
Why depressing? Experienced people is a good thing.
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Re: Ws Encore

#10 Post by 172_Captain » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm

MrTurbine wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 am
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:44 am
tps8903 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:00 am

The last few classes have had some higher time applicants, i.e. 3000-5000 hours for FO positions.
That's depressing...
Why depressing? Experienced people is a good thing.
Likely because kids sufferering from entitlement issues don’t like being told no.
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#11 Post by Noo » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 pm

Saubia wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 am
No i'm not Jesus but thanks i appreciate your comparison
:lol: Atta boy. Don't take crap from anyone.
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Re: Ws Encore

#12 Post by justwork » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Noo wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Saubia wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 am
No i'm not Jesus but thanks i appreciate your comparison
:lol: Atta boy. Don't take crap from anyone.
I'm just curious, is encore really hiring guys with 1000 TT?
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#13 Post by MrTurbine » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:15 pm

justwork wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Noo wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Saubia wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:10 am
No i'm not Jesus but thanks i appreciate your comparison
:lol: Atta boy. Don't take crap from anyone.
I'm just curious, is encore really hiring guys with 1000 TT?
Yup. 👎
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#14 Post by mmm..bacon » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:27 pm

justwork wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:08 pm
I'm just curious, is encore really hiring guys with 1000 TT?
Probably a raise from their last job...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=919IA_Lj0Ko
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#15 Post by goingnowherefast » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 pm

3000-5000hr pilots taking an Encore job is depressing because that's apparently the best that pilot feels they can do. A pilot with that experience should be making a lot more money.
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Re: Ws Encore

#16 Post by Lightchop » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 pm

172_Captain wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm
MrTurbine wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 am
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:44 am


That's depressing...
Why depressing? Experienced people is a good thing.
Likely because kids sufferering from entitlement issues don’t like being told no.
Hardly, I'm in the seat that pays more at the Canadian regional of my choice.

What's depressing is that they are making they move now... there was a Fly Dubai Captain in a recent GS at Jazz. I always wonder why people with 5000 hours finally made the move to a regional. Waited for a call from mainline that never came?
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#17 Post by Lightchop » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 pm

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 pm
3000-5000hr pilots taking an Encore job is depressing because that's apparently the best that pilot feels they can do. A pilot with that experience should be making a lot more money.
Agreed.
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Re: Ws Encore

#18 Post by pelmet » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:38 pm

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 pm
172_Captain wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm
MrTurbine wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 am


Why depressing? Experienced people is a good thing.
Likely because kids sufferering from entitlement issues don’t like being told no.
Hardly, I'm in the seat that pays more at the Canadian regional of my choice.

What's depressing is that they are making they move now... there was a Fly Dubai Captain in a recent GS at Jazz. I always wonder why people with 5000 hours finally made the move to a regional. Waited for a call from mainline that never came?

Maybe Jazz offered him a half decent schedule as compared to flying a 737 at a company that apparently likes to switch guys back and forth between day and night shift in a land far away from home, probably with few blocks of days off to get home. Perhaps he is a high quality candidate who is artificially blocked from AC because he doesn't have what AC really feels makes you qualified for an interview....a degree in any old random subject.
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Re: Ws Encore

#19 Post by Old fella » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 pm

pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 pm
172_Captain wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm


Likely because kids sufferering from entitlement issues don’t like being told no.
Hardly, I'm in the seat that pays more at the Canadian regional of my choice.

What's depressing is that they are making they move now... there was a Fly Dubai Captain in a recent GS at Jazz. I always wonder why people with 5000 hours finally made the move to a regional. Waited for a call from mainline that never came?

Maybe Jazz offered him a half decent schedule as compared to flying a 737 at a company that apparently likes to switch guys back and forth between day and night shift in a land far away from home, probably with few blocks of days off to get home. Perhaps he is a high quality candidate who is artificially blocked from AC because he doesn't have what AC really feels makes you qualified for an interview....a degree in any old random subject.
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I always thought post secondary education was an asset not a hindrance, at least that is my interpretation.
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Re: Ws Encore

#20 Post by flyzam » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:15 pm

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 pm
172_Captain wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm
MrTurbine wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 am


Why depressing? Experienced people is a good thing.
Likely because kids sufferering from entitlement issues don’t like being told no.
Hardly, I'm in the seat that pays more at the Canadian regional of my choice.

What's depressing is that they are making they move now... there was a Fly Dubai Captain in a recent GS at Jazz. I always wonder why people with 5000 hours finally made the move to a regional. Waited for a call from mainline that never came?
Flydubai has an awful schedule, but that aside coming back to canada is a very disheartening experience. With over 10,000 hours and wide body command many i know have not even been able to get right seat on the Dash. The reverse cockpit gradient of a 50 year old with this experience with a 25 year old with 3k hours can be challenging. Companies don't want to take that chance.

They can't go into any command positions the befits their experience and many have had to drop out of aviation entirely. Some swooped at the chance swoop provided.

It can be a cruel game.
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#21 Post by tps8903 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 pm
goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 pm
3000-5000hr pilots taking an Encore job is depressing because that's apparently the best that pilot feels they can do. A pilot with that experience should be making a lot more money.
Agreed.
Or maybe, just maybe, some people are not motivated by the same things as you.

Not everyone's life is focused on flying the biggest airplane in the shortest time, or making as much money as possible.
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#22 Post by pelmet » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:39 am

Old fella wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 pm
pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:42 pm


Hardly, I'm in the seat that pays more at the Canadian regional of my choice.

What's depressing is that they are making they move now... there was a Fly Dubai Captain in a recent GS at Jazz. I always wonder why people with 5000 hours finally made the move to a regional. Waited for a call from mainline that never came?

Maybe Jazz offered him a half decent schedule as compared to flying a 737 at a company that apparently likes to switch guys back and forth between day and night shift in a land far away from home, probably with few blocks of days off to get home. Perhaps he is a high quality candidate who is artificially blocked from AC because he doesn't have what AC really feels makes you qualified for an interview....a degree in any old random subject.
[/quote

I always thought post secondary education was an asset not a hindrance, at least that is my interpretation.
Having a thought process that uses logic and common sense, good judgement, at least average flying skill are the assets asset(or what should be considered the asset). Your blanket statement of a post-secondary education is an asset actually proves the point(of a lack of logic and common sense that is). In rewality, I would say it depends. If it can be related to the piloting job, I would consider it as an asset. Maybe an education in meteorology or aerodynamics, etc. But if it i in something like architecture or geology, I would give the extra points to the guy who skipped that and did a few years of getting flying experience during the same time period(which may be more important anyways depending on the flight experience).


But it appears that the degree guys have gotten in charge of hiring at many airlines and on't like the idea of someone not having to do what they did.
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#23 Post by Old fella » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:50 pm

pelmet wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:39 am
Old fella wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 pm
pelmet wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:38 pm



Maybe Jazz offered him a half decent schedule as compared to flying a 737 at a company that apparently likes to switch guys back and forth between day and night shift in a land far away from home, probably with few blocks of days off to get home. Perhaps he is a high quality candidate who is artificially blocked from AC because he doesn't have what AC really feels makes you qualified for an interview....a degree in any old random subject.
[/quote

I always thought post secondary education was an asset not a hindrance, at least that is my interpretation.
Having a thought process that uses logic and common sense, good judgement, at least average flying skill are the assets asset(or what should be considered the asset). Your blanket statement of a post-secondary education is an asset actually proves the point(of a lack of logic and common sense that is). In rewality, I would say it depends. If it can be related to the piloting job, I would consider it as an asset. Maybe an education in meteorology or aerodynamics, etc. But if it i in something like architecture or geology, I would give the extra points to the guy who skipped that and did a few years of getting flying experience during the same time period(which may be more important anyways depending on the flight experience).


But it appears that the degree guys have gotten in charge of hiring at many airlines and on't like the idea of someone not having to do what they did.
I stand by my position in that I believe post secondary education is an asset and it is obvious many airlines have the same view. For those of us who are post secondary educated, work was required in whatever discipline entered and had to meet a requirement ,GPA if you will in order to confer that “piece of paper” after it was all over. They were earned, not given believe me. I bet there are undergraduate degree pilots who pursued Graduate studies while flying at major airlines(aka Air Canada)so I would suggest their “logic and common sense “ has served them well. Although unrelated to the topic but I will say it anyway in that I believe fluency(written and oral) in our other official language is an added asset along with post secondary education. Sadly for me personally that asset I do not possess.

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#24 Post by pelmet » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:37 pm

Old fella wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:50 pm
pelmet wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:39 am
Old fella wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:04 pm


Having a thought process that uses logic and common sense, good judgement, at least average flying skill are the assets asset(or what should be considered the asset). Your blanket statement of a post-secondary education is an asset actually proves the point(of a lack of logic and common sense that is). In rewality, I would say it depends. If it can be related to the piloting job, I would consider it as an asset. Maybe an education in meteorology or aerodynamics, etc. But if it i in something like architecture or geology, I would give the extra points to the guy who skipped that and did a few years of getting flying experience during the same time period(which may be more important anyways depending on the flight experience).


But it appears that the degree guys have gotten in charge of hiring at many airlines and on't like the idea of someone not having to do what they did.
I stand by my position in that I believe post secondary education is an asset and it is obvious many airlines have the same view. For those of us who are post secondary educated, work was required in whatever discipline entered and had to meet a requirement ,GPA if you will in order to confer that “piece of paper” after it was all over. They were earned, not given believe me. I bet there are undergraduate degree pilots who pursued Graduate studies while flying at major airlines(aka Air Canada)so I would suggest their “logic and common sense “ has served them well. Although unrelated to the topic but I will say it anyway in that I believe fluency(written and oral) in our other official language is an added asset along with post secondary education. Sadly for me personally that asset I do not possess.

See ya!
Once again, I suggest you use reason and logic and read what I wrote previously. So a standard was met. Once again, that standard doesn't necessarily mean a whole lot for what it takes to be a competent pilot. I think that it would be safe to say that we have all met a few people who we would feel are not the kind of person that would likely have the personality that makes for being a competent pilot but do have a post-secondary education. Perhaps they were very impulsive, have bad judgement or just accident-prone. They may be quite smart and have the degree but it is foolish to think that this by itself equates to a better pilot. However, it can add to the qualification if in the right area.

It can be difficult to tell what the accident rate between pilots who have a degree and pilots that don't have a degree are. But.....we do know that the majors in the US have had the degree requirement for a long, long time. And while the rate of accidents worldwide has gone down dramatically in the last decade, going back in years starting from about 2010 or som there were some really stupid decision-making related accidents in the US at those majors.
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#25 Post by Hangry » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:54 pm

tps8903 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Lightchop wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:43 pm
goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 pm
3000-5000hr pilots taking an Encore job is depressing because that's apparently the best that pilot feels they can do. A pilot with that experience should be making a lot more money.
Agreed.
Or maybe, just maybe, some people are not motivated by the same things as you.

Not everyone's life is focused on flying the biggest airplane in the shortest time, or making as much money as possible.
Some pilots are motivated by flying smaller planes for crap money and working way more?
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