Porter YQT Base

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Porter YQT Base

#1 Post by goingnowherefast » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:43 pm

Are they planning expansion further west? Seems a bit odd to put a new pilot base at the far reaches of their route network. Could be exciting times.
However, how many of their pilots already commute from Tbay?
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#2 Post by digits_ » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:50 pm

Would they go for northern ontario, or stay in the more southern regions? In that case Winnipeg would be a logical choice for a new destination.
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#3 Post by lownslow » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:35 pm

I assumed it was for the YQT-YFH-YLH now that Nakina seems to have disappeared. How much gravel does a Q400 need at max weight?
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#4 Post by floats4fun » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:00 pm

My first thought was, there are many pilots to be had in YQT. This might help with retention.
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#5 Post by Rudy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:51 am

lownslow wrote:I assumed it was for the YQT-YFH-YLH now that Nakina seems to have disappeared. How much gravel does a Q400 need at max weight?
Nakina disappeared? :shock:

The Porter YQT base seems like a genius idea to secure some pilots. There's lots of them in Northern Ontario that have no desire to move to Toronto. Hopefully some other airlines do the same thing and open bases with lower cost of living if they aren't going to raise salaries.
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Re: Porter YQT Base

#6 Post by Inverted2 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:13 am

I think it's a great idea. Lots of pilots commute out of YQT. All other airlines force all their pilots to move to or commute to Canadas most expensive 4 cities. Unless you can live with mom and dad living in the big cities is out of reach for most.
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#7 Post by dhc# » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:34 pm

Must be looking at routes west of YQT...anyone know if this is a port type base and how many pilots are they wanting to base there?
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#8 Post by ActionAxson » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:51 pm

dhc# wrote:Must be looking at routes west of YQT...anyone know if this is a port type base and how many pilots are they wanting to base there?
Nothing official but this article: https://www.skiesmag.com/press-releases ... content=V1 mentions 40 FA/Pilots. So ~20 each?
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Re: Porter YQT Base

#9 Post by Grey_Wolf » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:00 am

From what I've heard, Porter was looking to have a total of 20 pilots (10 CA, 10 FO).
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