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Re: Sunwing interview

#26 Post by atphat » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:35 pm

I'm not an expert. But I imagine sunwing HR wouldn't appreciate you sharing their interview gouge. Stating when your interview is on a public forum might not be the best idea either.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#27 Post by Golddigger » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:53 am

Hi any information on the hiring process would be greatly appreciated PM is fine

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Re: Sunwing interview

#28 Post by Golddigger » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:02 am

Flysafe21 did you have your interview ? Hope it went well for you care to share any information pm me

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Re: Sunwing interview

#29 Post by rudder » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:10 am

Sunwing is also hiring directly from Seneca College.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#30 Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:43 pm

rudder wrote:Sunwing is also hiring directly from Seneca College.
Really ? How things change

They went from this :
Must have valid and current Airline Transport licence. Must be qualified to operate Boeing 737-800/900 aircraft. Must have valid aviation medical. Minimum 3000 hours total flying time with a minimum of 500 hours on Boeing 737-800/900.
To this :
POSITION: Pilots (Seasonal, Contract)
DEPARTMENT: Flight Operations
LOCATION: Bases across Canada
REPORTING TO: Chief Pilot
POSTING DATE: March 07, 2014
POSTING CLOSE: Open until filled

Qualifications:
• Must have Canadian Airline Transport Pilot License and valid Aviation Medical
• Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada
• 3,000 hours total time – Lower than 3000hours total time may be considered based on experience
• Positive Attitude
• No Accidents / Incidents / Violations in last 3 years

Ground School start date – August 2014
And now straight out of Seneca....
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Re: Sunwing interview

#31 Post by timel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:11 pm

rudder wrote:Sunwing is also hiring directly from Seneca College.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEESertJq-_/

...Looks like this is accurate, SW is starting a cadet program.
So what's the deal?
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Re: Sunwing interview

#32 Post by sampsonmcd » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:07 pm

Why do they need a cadet program? There are tons of more qualified pilots who would love to fly a 737.

Oh wait.... This wouldn't be a way to pay pilots lower wages would it?

No more TFW=hire 200 hr CPLs and have them pay for bonds, European style!

Brilliant! :prayer:
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Re: Sunwing interview

#33 Post by tbaylx » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:33 am

sampsonmcd wrote:Why do they need a cadet program? There are tons of more qualified pilots who would love to fly a 737.

Oh wait.... This wouldn't be a way to pay pilots lower wages would it?

No more TFW=hire 200 hr CPLs and have them pay for bonds, European style!

Brilliant! :prayer:
Nope, same wages and conditions as anyone hired off the street. Good opportunity for some lucky cadet.
I suspect they're looking forward a few years once duty regs get changed etc and forecasting greater difficulty in hiring. There was a time that AC used to hire 250 hour cadets, don't recall that being an issue. As long as you adjust your training practices accordingly cadets will be perfectly capable pilots.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#34 Post by garfield » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:20 pm

tbaylx wrote:
sampsonmcd wrote:Why do they need a cadet program? There are tons of more qualified pilots who would love to fly a 737.

Oh wait.... This wouldn't be a way to pay pilots lower wages would it?

No more TFW=hire 200 hr CPLs and have them pay for bonds, European style!

Brilliant! :prayer:
Nope, same wages and conditions as anyone hired off the street. Good opportunity for some lucky cadet.
I suspect they're looking forward a few years once duty regs get changed etc and forecasting greater difficulty in hiring. There was a time that AC used to hire 250 hour cadets, don't recall that being an issue. As long as you adjust your training practices accordingly cadets will be perfectly capable pilots.
And they will be upgraded captain at 1500 hours!

There's thousands of pilots with over 3000 hours in this country who can't even land a F/O position, where's the logic?
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Re: Sunwing interview

#35 Post by tbaylx » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:54 pm

garfield wrote:
tbaylx wrote:
sampsonmcd wrote:Why do they need a cadet program? There are tons of more qualified pilots who would love to fly a 737.

Oh wait.... This wouldn't be a way to pay pilots lower wages would it?

No more TFW=hire 200 hr CPLs and have them pay for bonds, European style!

Brilliant! :prayer:
Nope, same wages and conditions as anyone hired off the street. Good opportunity for some lucky cadet.
I suspect they're looking forward a few years once duty regs get changed etc and forecasting greater difficulty in hiring. There was a time that AC used to hire 250 hour cadets, don't recall that being an issue. As long as you adjust your training practices accordingly cadets will be perfectly capable pilots.
And they will be upgraded captain at 1500 hours!

There's thousands of pilots with over 3000 hours in this country who can't even land a F/O position, where's the logic?
They most certainly wont be upgraded at 1500 hours. No idea why they chose now to introduce a cadet program but its around 2% of the total number of pilots hired given forecast numbers so hardly a significant number.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#36 Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:22 pm

tbaylx wrote:There was a time that AC used to hire 250 hour cadets, don't recall that being an issue. As long as you adjust your training practices accordingly cadets will be perfectly capable pilots.
Unless I'm wrong, these were used as Second Officers on the 727.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#37 Post by trey kule » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:37 pm

There's thousands of pilots with over 3000 hours in this country who can't even land a F/O position, where's the logic?
Logic! The airlines are going to do what they think is best for them.

What is your source for claiming there are thousands of pilots with over 3000 hours who can not get an FO position?
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Re: Sunwing interview

#38 Post by Golddigger » Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:48 am

Any information on the new hiring process for pilots , interview prep ,exams would be greatly appreciated .
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Re: Sunwing interview

#39 Post by Wacko » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:48 pm

They most certainly wont be upgraded at 1500 hours. No idea why they chose now to introduce a cadet program but its around 2% of the total number of pilots hired given forecast numbers so hardly a significant number.
My money is on some management types kid or family member wants to be an professional pilot ;)
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Re: Sunwing interview

#40 Post by Tobelino » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:17 pm

tbaylx wrote:
sampsonmcd wrote:Why do they need a cadet program? There are tons of more qualified pilots who would love to fly a 737.

Oh wait.... This wouldn't be a way to pay pilots lower wages would it?

No more TFW=hire 200 hr CPLs and have them pay for bonds, European style!

Brilliant! :prayer:
Nope, same wages and conditions as anyone hired off the street. Good opportunity for some lucky cadet.
I suspect they're looking forward a few years once duty regs get changed etc and forecasting greater difficulty in hiring. There was a time that AC used to hire 250 hour cadets, don't recall that being an issue. As long as you adjust your training practices accordingly cadets will be perfectly capable pilots.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#41 Post by NickyNick » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:36 pm

I'm one of them
garfield wrote:
tbaylx wrote:
sampsonmcd wrote:Why do they need a cadet program? There are tons of more qualified pilots who would love to fly a 737.

Oh wait.... This wouldn't be a way to pay pilots lower wages would it?

No more TFW=hire 200 hr CPLs and have them pay for bonds, European style!

Brilliant! :prayer:
Nope, same wages and conditions as anyone hired off the street. Good opportunity for some lucky cadet.
I suspect they're looking forward a few years once duty regs get changed etc and forecasting greater difficulty in hiring. There was a time that AC used to hire 250 hour cadets, don't recall that being an issue. As long as you adjust your training practices accordingly cadets will be perfectly capable pilots.
And they will be upgraded captain at 1500 hours!

There's thousands of pilots with over 3000 hours in this country who can't even land a F/O position, where's the logic?
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Re: Sunwing interview

#42 Post by lazyeight » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:04 pm

I know someone with 3500 hours who recently got an interview.
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Re: Sunwing interview

#43 Post by schnitzel2k3 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:34 pm

NickyNick wrote:I'm one of them

And they will be upgraded captain at 1500 hours!

There's thousands of pilots with over 3000 hours in this country who can't even land a F/O position, where's the logic?
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If you've got over 3000 hours and you can't land an open gig with an active company (and you at least come close or exceed the mins), the time isn't the problem....

Resume.
Reputation.
References.

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Re: Sunwing interview

#44 Post by dbob » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:01 pm

I have an interview coming up with Sunwing next week. If anyone has interviewed recently and is willing to share some tips please PM. I have been informed that there is a 1 hour cognitive/technical exam.

Any help would be very much appreciated!
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Re: Sunwing interview

#45 Post by Hhef » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:27 pm

Hey guys, if anybody could PM me updated info that would be appreciated. I have an interview coming up.

Apparently there is a "1 hour technical and cognitive test" does anybody have some insight into this?
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Re: Sunwing interview

#46 Post by biggpilot » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am

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Re: Sunwing interview

#47 Post by dbob » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:18 pm

biggpilot wrote:40 questions ATPL

20 questions logics , mathematics
Thanks bigpilot. Do you know if they still ask technical questions during the in person interview or are they now all covered with the computer exam?

feel free to PM

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Re: Sunwing interview

#48 Post by GXII LJP » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:04 am

I have an interview coming up and would greatly appreciate any info on the technical questions.

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Re: Sunwing interview

#49 Post by dbob » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:00 pm

Does anybody know if calls are going out for August or September courses yet?
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Re: Sunwing interview

#50 Post by Rob899 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:28 pm

My friend is starting Aug. 21st.
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