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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by daedalusx » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:03 pm

They’ve been calling candidates from the fall 2018 pool.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by mollok » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:04 pm

You're right.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by wrightflyer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:55 pm

indieadventurer wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:40 pm
bob99 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Is there currently a bond at Sunwing?
From their CBA: 13.1.2 Newly hired FCMs will be required to sign a training bond.
A Letter of Understanding was signed rescinding the training bond. So there is not one
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:33 pm

bythenumbers wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Any word on upcoming hiring this spring?
The job ad is up on Pilot Career Centre:

https://www.pilotcareercentre.com/Pilot ... g-Airlines

From the notes on the job ad:

Classes begin in June 2019 and will be recurring consistently Every Month for the foreseeable future. We are growing fast!
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by iNCApacitated » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:51 pm

Are they hiring Captains or First Officers ?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Handover » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:35 am

iNCApacitated wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Are they hiring Captains or First Officers ?
Just FOs at the moment. Still some upgradable FOs waiting.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by CL-Skadoo! » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:37 pm

I see the ad is up now. What is the general time to upgrade? I'd come from corporate 604 world ~10,000 hours with 1500 PIC on a classic Boeing from another life. Still have 20+ years of flying left in me if I fly until 60.

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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by ant_321 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:55 pm

CL-Skadoo! wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:37 pm
I see the ad is up now. What is the general time to upgrade? I'd come from corporate 604 world ~10,000 hours with 1500 PIC on a classic Boeing from another life. Still have 20+ years of flying left in me if I fly until 60.

Thanks,

CL
With that experience probably pretty quick. I’m pretty sure there will be DEC’s hired and then many more hired with quick upgrades in mind.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:00 pm

Anyone got the call yet for the last add that came out last week or are they still looking through resumes?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Mart » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:05 am

FOD_Vacuum wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Anyone got the call yet for the last add that came out last week or are they still looking through resumes?
Nothing so far. I guess they will probably begin interview in April since they say it was for June GS. Anyway good luck all and fingers crossed for me. 😜
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by CXALE » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:02 pm

Sooooooo.....any calls yet?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Duukar » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 pm

No call here.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by FOD_Vacuum » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:19 pm

Crickets on my end...
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by GATRKGA » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:35 pm

What's the latest on the significant fail rates with the upgrades? Last I heard 60% fail rate on upgrades. That seems like a high percentage of failures likely not consistent with actual skill/attitude related failures, rather politics. Is there a "game" one has to play to upgrade at Sunwing? Or is it a fair shot for everyone and that 60% of your FO's aren't ready a year or two into it?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Handover » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:08 pm

Duukar wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 pm
No call here.

B757 type. 5000 hours. tons of +12.5 multi turbine pic. 450 hours jet. ATPL. I'm baffled.

Must be a pretty deep pool.
Everyone I know who has been hired has come from an internal referral. If you know someone working there, push for that recommend.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by daedalusx » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:49 am

I received an offer and didn't have an internal reference but I interviewed way back june last year. Just be patient.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by mollok » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 am

When will they start news ground school?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:12 am

mollok wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 am
When will they start news ground school?
It's the very first line of the job ad: "Classes begin in June 2019 and will be recurring consistently Every Month for the foreseeable future."
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by daedalusx » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 am

Now let's fire up the rumor mill.

What about the possible permanent YVR base ? What are the odds of that happening ?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by FighterPilot » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:01 pm

daedalusx wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:25 am
What about the possible permanent YVR base ? What are the odds of that happening ?
Good, they’ve been talking about it quite a bit lately.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Handover » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:13 am

DHC-1 Jockey wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:12 am
mollok wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:15 am
When will they start news ground school?
It's the very first line of the job ad: "Classes begin in June 2019 and will be recurring consistently Every Month for the foreseeable future."
First ground school is May 6 for five initially. Offers are out
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by bythenumbers » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:40 am

From talking to a friend there it sounds like the May class is being filled with last years candidates who had interviewed and been pooled. The ground schools commencing June and onward will be filled from the current posting and those interviews are scheduled to begin in May. They didn't know if interview calls had gone out yet but didn't think so.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by indieadventurer » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:41 am

Anyone get a call from the latest posting?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by mollok » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:08 am

Nope
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by CXALE » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:10 am

Same here
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