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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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FighterPilot wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm
MorePower! wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am
SAExpress wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:58 am

No word yet? I interviewed in early March and waiting patiently....
Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today
If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Folks have been rejected after 3 months and accepted after 3 and 1/2
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Oxi wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 pm
FighterPilot wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm
MorePower! wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:23 am

Yep still waiting also. 4 weeks today
If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Folks have been rejected after 3 months and accepted after 3 and 1/2
Hence why I said usually.
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FighterPilot wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Oxi wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 pm
FighterPilot wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:49 pm

If you’ve passed the 4 week mark after interviewing that’s usually a good sign.
Folks have been rejected after 3 months and accepted after 3 and 1/2
Hence why I said usually.
Months? Or weeks?
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faculties11 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
It's been done before when interviews were much harder to get. My little company averages one per year but bear in mind it's never been one of the sub-thousand hour group who are climbing over each other to get to the door. I think AC's lowest bar to the interview is 2000 hours total.
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Anyone know if there is a course on May 13th? I’m just going on every 3 weeks so I’m guessing there is. And they should be filling that one soon. Have any calls gone out?

If anyone gets a call for that course, could you post it on here just so we’re all in the loop?

Thanks to everyone for all the info so far! It’s very helpful
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6 weeks and counting, hopefully early May is a winner for me
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May 6th course is the next one after April 22
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Calls are going out for May 6th ground school.
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seven-oh-nooo wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:16 am
faculties11 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
It's been done before when interviews were much harder to get. My little company averages one per year but bear in mind it's never been one of the sub-thousand hour group who are climbing over each other to get to the door. I think AC's lowest bar to the interview is 2000 hours total.
I'm wondering if I am better off going to the express carriers or sticking it out here as upgrade times are quicker.
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faculties11 wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 am
seven-oh-nooo wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:16 am
faculties11 wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:58 pm What are my chances of getting an interview at AC with no 705 experience?
It's been done before when interviews were much harder to get. My little company averages one per year but bear in mind it's never been one of the sub-thousand hour group who are climbing over each other to get to the door. I think AC's lowest bar to the interview is 2000 hours total.
I'm wondering if I am better off going to the express carriers or sticking it out here as upgrade times are quicker.
People do get hired from 703/704, but you are not as competitive and trying to stand out in a larger group...

What type are you on? How much are you flying? What's your background?

If you are about to upgrade on a turboprop and don't have much PIC experience, I'd take the upgrade, and then immediately throw my resume in with Jazz/Sky, and plan to go 705 with 500 or so multi-turbine PIC in my book. That diversity of experience is a plus...

There is a big focus in the company right now in training on the basics, no automation, raw data, hand flying... I think especially that a lot of people joining now are only coming through the express stream, have always been dispatched, and only managing automation through their careers. That 705 experience is good, it's valuable - and it's generally a better job - but showing diversity in your background, that you survived a few thousand hours fending for yourself running in a Beech or Metro, including time as a Captain, strengthens that and makes you more competitive IMO.
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speedah wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:42 am Calls are going out for May 6th ground school.
Thx for the update
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MorePower! wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:38 am
speedah wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:42 am Calls are going out for May 6th ground school.
Thx for the update

Would those who received a May 6th ground school mind sharing when they interviewed?
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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Oxi wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:52 pm May 6th course is the next one after April 22
Awesome thanks. Does that mean we’re on every 2 weeks now? Any idea when the next one is after May 6th?

Appreciate all the info
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SAExpress wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:12 am
Oxi wrote: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:52 pm May 6th course is the next one after April 22
Awesome thanks. Does that mean we’re on every 2 weeks now? Any idea when the next one is after May 6th?

Appreciate all the info

May 20th is what we're planning for. Summer planning has a gs every 2 weeks. Expect mostly express candidates for the next few gs.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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So..how many OTS got the call for the may 6th class?
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Not me. I'm coming up to 7 weeks and counting...
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MorePower! wrote: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:21 am So..how many OTS got the call for the may 6th class?
Surely there's at least one.
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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April 22 GS offered:

YYZ

2 E190 FOs
7 A320 FOs
5 B767 Rouge Fos
10 B787 RPs

YVR

1 B777 RP
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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FlyB wrote: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:11 pm April 22 GS offered:

YYZ

2 E190 FOs
7 A320 FOs
5 B767 Rouge Fos
10 B787 RPs

YVR

1 B777 RP
Thanks for the update
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Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

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Will the calls for the May 20th GS go out this week?
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