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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Lightchop » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:23 pm

'97 Tercel wrote:
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Don't give up on AC or WJ - when the US airline's lobbying for pilot open border is successful they'll beg you to join.
If that ever happened it would take a lot more than just begging.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by dtpilot » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:16 pm

Any update to fall start dates and when those may have interviewed?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by iflyroads » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:41 am

Sept one is full. Oct 1st and 22nd so far.

GS every 3 weeks till the end of the year
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by dtpilot » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:32 pm

And the guys filling them in-person interview when? Trying to get an idea of where they are in the “12 month hold” pile.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by lownslow » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:43 pm

dtpilot wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:32 pm
And the guys filling them in-person interview when? Trying to get an idea of where they are in the “12 month hold” pile.
Those in the “12 month hold” pile will have some people interviewing after them scoring higher and some scoring lower. It’s all just some points-based matrix. When A.C. runs out of people who scored higher than you they’ll call, or you’ll have to apply again in whatever time frame after twelve months that they choose to reopen the door for applications.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by JLA » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Any idea what was available on the Aug PIT?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by iflyroads » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:24 am

JLA wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Any idea what was available on the Aug PIT?
320 mainline
67 mainline and rouge
37
777 & 787 RP

Class of 40. Mostly YYZ base
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by iflyroads » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:25 am

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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by RILEY » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:51 pm

iflyroads wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:24 am
JLA wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:41 pm
Any idea what was available on the Aug PIT?
320 mainline
67 mainline and rouge
37
777 & 787 RP

Class of 40. Mostly YYZ base
Anyone know the breakdown between OTS & flow through ?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Lightchop » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:39 am

What is flow through?

Asking for a friend....
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by TheStig » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 am

Flow through is a term used when a hiring arrangement is made between a mainline carrier and a partner regional airline.

For instance a pilot hired by Encore today is given a ‘date of hire’ seniority number at Westjet and can ‘flow through’ when a position opens up with out having to reinterview. Over the past few decades Jazz and it’s predessesors have had similar arrangements where pilots maintained some pay, seniority or other benefits.

No such arrangement exists today at AC, while there has been talk about preferential hiring, quota numbers from connectors and garunteed interviews the term isn’t being used accurately. A pilot joining AC from a connector airline follows the same hiring process as any other pilot, doesn’t carry any years of accumulated service or benefits, they aren’t flowing through they are a new hire.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Lightchop » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:44 pm

I was being facetious.

You know, because there is no such thing with AC.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Mike87 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:26 pm

Anyone got a call for a future GS? I heard the next will be in October but don't know anybody that got a call yet
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by 98 Corolla » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:24 am

We didn't get new hire bios for this class. Just a picture of (most of) the class. I tell you they are a good looking bunch though.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by K.Adams » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:18 am

When will calls happen for the October Gs dates?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by PT6onH20 » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:40 am

I will be making the calls to succesful candidates this Sunday.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by 98 Corolla » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:09 am

August class was around 70% OTS. Many were ex-military, some Westjet, Flair, and others.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Sharklasers » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:13 am

98 Corolla wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:09 am
August class was around 70% OTS. Many were ex-military, some Westjet, Flair, and others.
It looks like there were only PML 1.0 Jazz people as well.
I was surprised to see so much flair in there. You'd think bleeding them out at that rate will materially damage their operation in short order.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by landshark » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:36 pm

Any thoughts! I did my interview at the end of June and have had the Ok email 3 weeks later; I still haven’t had my references checked, is this normal?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Gonzodriver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm

Has anybody ever been hired with less than the 2000 hour minimum?

assuming they have all the other Pre req's
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by daedalusx » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm

Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Has anybody ever been hired with less than the 2000 hour minimum?

assuming they have all the other Pre req's
CF18 pilots ... That's pretty much it ...
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Gonzodriver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:31 pm

daedalusx wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Has anybody ever been hired with less than the 2000 hour minimum?

assuming they have all the other Pre req's
CF18 pilots ... That's pretty much it ...
CF18 specifically or military pilots in general?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by daedalusx » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:47 pm

Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:31 pm
daedalusx wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm
Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Has anybody ever been hired with less than the 2000 hour minimum?

assuming they have all the other Pre req's
CF18 pilots ... That's pretty much it ...
CF18 specifically or military pilots in general?
Non CF18 military pilots would definitely have a decent amount of flight time and being that all RCAF pilots have a degree, they score very high in the AC interview process.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by Inverted2 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:57 pm

Yes total hours doesn't seem to matter in the AC hiring process. Many 10000+ hr pilots from Jazz have been turned down.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Post by islandguy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:50 pm

Gonzodriver wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Has anybody ever been hired with less than the 2000 hour minimum?

assuming they have all the other Pre req's
1 guy in my PIT course about five years ago said he had 1800 hours of float time...guess he interviewed pretty well! It's pretty rare.
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