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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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Is it still mandatory to go to Europe during summer? I was interested with WG because you could spend the whole summer with your family while on EI.

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garfield wrote: Tue May 28, 2019 11:56 am Is it still mandatory to go to Europe during summer?
This year, people were drafted to go who didn't want to. Other years, even if you want to go, your seniority may not be able to hold it and you spend the summer at your home base in Canada working a relaxed schedule.

Sunwing doesn't hire seasonal pilots anymore who get laid off in the summers.. all new-hires are permanent employees.
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Ok but if you're in a seasonal base in the winter that means you have to live in a big city in the summer?
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garfield wrote: Thu May 30, 2019 5:30 am Ok but if you're in a seasonal base in the winter that means you have to live in a big city in the summer?
Yes - or you can deploy to europe for the summer and earn the big $$$
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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Anyone interviewed since last job posting in march received a call back or GS date?

Since portal is now close, are they still hiring throughout summer and planning GS every month?
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Just as an indicator, my app is still in "New" Status which according to Jobvite means that they haven't even opened the application yet. I applied mid April just before the portal closed.
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Any news about GS in july? Is it still schedulled or not?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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Would 6000 hours+ corporate jet time (Challenger, Lear, Sovereign) meet the Captain upgrade requirements at SWG should a vacancy be available?
Also, has anyone from the May interviews had references called as of yet?
Thanks.
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Free Woodpecker wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm Would 6000 hours+ corporate jet time (Challenger, Lear, Sovereign) meet the Captain upgrade requirements at SWG should a vacancy be available?
Also, has anyone from the May interviews had references called as of yet?
Thanks.
Minimum Upgrade Qualifications
6.5.1 To qualify for initial upgrade training to Captain on type, a FCM should meet the following
minimums:
a) A current Airline Transport Pilot License, AND
b) 5,000 hours Total Flight Time, AND
c) 2,000 hours Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000 lb., OR 1,000 hours PIC Flight Time
on Jets over 100,000 lb.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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Handover wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Free Woodpecker wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm Would 6000 hours+ corporate jet time (Challenger, Lear, Sovereign) meet the Captain upgrade requirements at SWG should a vacancy be available?
Also, has anyone from the May interviews had references called as of yet?
Thanks.
Minimum Upgrade Qualifications
6.5.1 To qualify for initial upgrade training to Captain on type, a FCM should meet the following
minimums:
a) A current Airline Transport Pilot License, AND
b) 5,000 hours Total Flight Time, AND
c) 2,000 hours Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000 lb., OR 1,000 hours PIC Flight Time
on Jets over 100,000 lb.
Fair enough. I ask this as the upgrade qualifications use the word “should” vs “must”.
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Free Woodpecker wrote: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:08 am
Handover wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:22 pm
Free Woodpecker wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm Would 6000 hours+ corporate jet time (Challenger, Lear, Sovereign) meet the Captain upgrade requirements at SWG should a vacancy be available?
Also, has anyone from the May interviews had references called as of yet?
Thanks.
Minimum Upgrade Qualifications
6.5.1 To qualify for initial upgrade training to Captain on type, a FCM should meet the following
minimums:
a) A current Airline Transport Pilot License, AND
b) 5,000 hours Total Flight Time, AND
c) 2,000 hours Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000 lb., OR 1,000 hours PIC Flight Time
on Jets over 100,000 lb.
Fair enough. I ask this as the upgrade qualifications use the word “should” vs “must”.
should would mean that no one else higher meets these requirements. To answer your question, it is about 2 years now. Most people have come with light jet time - if less than 2 years then most likely already have PIC 737 or similar.
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Free Woodpecker wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm Would 6000 hours+ corporate jet time (Challenger, Lear, Sovereign) meet the Captain upgrade requirements at SWG should a vacancy be available?
To echo Munzil, a guy from my course upgraded almost a year to the day he was hired, and he didn't have any jet time over 100,000 lbs as per the matrix. He did however have lots of EMB 175 time and was a trainer and ACP, so they look at upgrades on a case-by-case basis which is a good thing. Not everyone who meets the matrix requirements is automatically "upgradeable." Personality, command ability, previous training records and even word-of-mouth from other trainers play a large role in whether you get upgraded or not.

As well, there is a note to the matrix that states that the 2,000 TT over 100,000 lbs can be reduced by 500 hours per year that you're with the company. So, after 2 years at SWG, you only need 1,000 TT over 100,000 lbs.
Free Woodpecker wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:54 pm Also, has anyone from the May interviews had references called as of yet?
I've heard that 2 summer groundschools were postponed/cancelled as a result of the MAX issues. I can't confirm though, but it looks like hiring might be paused for a while until the MAX is back.
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Has the July ground school also been postponed/delayed as well?

Is August still planned for now?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

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Interviews are starting July 15th for two weeks. Got the invite over the phone. I have no jet time, but have 4300TT and mostly turboprop MPIC and no 705 time. I was training captain at all of my companies I have worked so far. Bilingual, no degree but diploma. Good luck for those who applied! I applied to the posting from middle of March, 2019 so it took about three months to get the call. I also don’t have any internal references. If anyone has pointers for the interview, a PM would be great!
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Heard they started calling for Sept. Gs....any infos?
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Any idea how long Sunwing usually takes to get back after interview before offering a position or PFO? When is the next GS scheduled for? Any info would be awesome-thanks!
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I've done my interview july 26th last year, received my validation email around mid August, and still waiting for the GS!!!
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mollok, let me get this right, you interviewed July 2018 and validation email for being successful Aug 2018, and still waiting for GS today?
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Yes!
I've received another email last october, telling me that all GS for 2018 was filled and that my file will be kept active for a period of 12 months, so, till october 2019...
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mollok wrote: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:00 am Yes!
I've received another email last october, telling me that all GS for 2018 was filled and that my file will be kept active for a period of 12 months, so, till october 2019...
Same thing happened to the guys in the May 2019 course. You’d probably be done your course by now if it wasn’t for the Max grounding.
Hang in tight, seems like there is course for aug, sep and oct. It’ll be worth the wait.
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