Search found 372 matches

by RVR6000
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Interim bid out
Replies: 43
Views: 7296

Re: Interim bid out

If Air Canada wants to fix its crewing problem (and help the profession in the process), all it is has to do is to cancel the 4 year probationary pay. How can one be on probation for 4 long years?! Not even at NASA!! You are confusing your facts. It is a 4 years flat pay system which matches WJ pay...
by RVR6000
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 61
Views: 12264

Re: Swoop pay

Maybe things will change if the US starts recruiting Canadian Pilots, then AC and WJ will have to increase the salaries. AC already has a pretty decent salary on the 737, roughly $230k a year. Problem is those willing to do it for $110k a year. Knock on AC contract as you wish, it’s still far super...
by RVR6000
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13136

Re: Who will bid the A220?

'97 Tercel wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:38 pm
U.S pilots would laugh at that...
And a Swoop pilot will do it for half the amount.
by RVR6000
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1320
Views: 339565

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Quite the experience level in the last ground school, it’s like we’ve got a Westjet/Encore PIL agreement.

Seeing a few expat coming back home as well.
by RVR6000
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?
Replies: 30
Views: 6549

Re: What bases and routes do you think the A220 will have?

Daniel Cooper wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
If the MAX is out for a while and the A220 doesn't have ETOPS what would the logical choice be to do the Vancouver-Hawaii flying?
Mainline 767.
by RVR6000
Mon May 27, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 553
Views: 55289

Re: DOH merge.

fish4life wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:26 pm
Because he will go from an awesome schedule to a shitty one, again it may be hard to see because it’s not the same goals in life but some people are ok making less money for a good schedule.
And a massive uplift in pay. You can keep the awesome schedule and be restricted to just flying Rouge.
by RVR6000
Mon May 20, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5258

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

The top scale Transat A330 captain has a lower pay rate than a A320 captain at AC. Essentially Transat Seniority #1 currently makes less on paper than a seniority number 3200ish that holds a A320 captain position at AC. Let that sink in. The Transat pilots have landed a windfall of a lifetime. Even...
by RVR6000
Sun May 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Time for Transat pilot future poll
Replies: 27
Views: 5258

Re: Time for Transat pilot future poll

The top scale Transat A330 captain has a lower pay rate than a A320 captain at AC. Essentially Transat Seniority #1 currently makes less on paper than a seniority number 3200ish that holds a A320 captain position at AC. Let that sink in. The Transat pilots have landed a windfall of a lifetime. Even ...
by RVR6000
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

MCAS is not even programmed in the 737 Max sim, the closest thing it can replicate is a stabilizer trim run-away.
by RVR6000
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Profit Sharing this April ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3876

Re: Profit Sharing this April ?

Its a very good thing to have so many more jobs and so many more coming. Hopefully, the new guys on the MEC will be able to improve the lower salaries. Personally I think the greatest chance of seeing a real increase is voting out Trudeau 2 asap and seeing our dollar recover its value. Do you belie...
by RVR6000
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

On a recurrent sim brief the crew on the usual RTO, v1 cut, engine fires and failures. Then give this etiopian scenario on the first go, it would be interesting to know the success rate. Lion air guys didn’t even know MCAS existed, imagine being thrown into this without any knowledge of such a power...
by RVR6000
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9557

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

2 at AC, we also utilize a 3rd sim at Boeing Training Centre in Gatwick.
by RVR6000
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37806

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

An unreliable airspeed along with a stick shaker going (stall indication) and MCAS stab trim runaway all at a low altitude can become a hand full to handle.

I’m not sure if the MCAS characteristics are even program in the SIM for training.
by RVR6000
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 202
Views: 27419

Re: 737 max

No one knows this airplane better than Boeing, FAA, and the NTSB. Not the Chinese or the Europeans agencies with their personal agendas.

If it was inherently flawed I would have faith in the FAA to ground this airplane.
by RVR6000
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5741

Re: Air Canada YHZ

By Pelmets logic, clearly doesn't understand business in the slightest, Pearson would could decommission it's ILS network too, as it costs lots of money to maintain and keep certification, and all airlines should be using WASS anyway. :roll: Actually, they will someday. The days of the ILS are date...
by RVR6000
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 7804

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

Isn't how many are below you more important than how many are above you? There's a lot of very good positions at AC and only a few that are not so great. As long as there are people below you to fill those roles you are golden. If they are hiring 1000 over the next 3 years there is going to be a lo...
by RVR6000
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: What's the oldest age one should consider AC
Replies: 39
Views: 7804

Re: What's the oldest age one should consider AC

The C-Series will also be opening up new routes. I doubt they’ll completely reduce the 320s, some are quite new and are planned to be on property beyond 2024. Company loves the 321 yields. I’ve only seen hiring being accelerated, use to be a GS of 24-30 ppl. We’ve been seeing 40-50 ppl for past year...
by RVR6000
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Making it to AC within the next 3-4 years?
Replies: 27
Views: 4892

Re: Making it to AC within the next 3-4 years?

Direct entry (or upgrade within 6 months) has happened in the past, in 2006 on the embraer. Few Jazz PML 1 were upgraded within 6 months as well. Initial C-Series bid will go senior however 60 fins are planned, with restricted bids things will go junior. In the past bottom 777 FO position was at 10-...
by RVR6000
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Making it to AC within the next 3-4 years?
Replies: 27
Views: 4892

Re: Making it to AC within the next 3-4 years?

Newly hired FO with a 705 carrier. I'm a career changer. Anything can change between now and 4 years but AC is the goal. Yes, crappy pay to start but what the heck, it's AC. Can't beat red. What are forecasted hiring trends looking like? How long do we suspect this wave will last? Age 65 retirement...
by RVR6000
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 19174

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

AC throws WestJet and Transat’s contract at us when negotiating. We don’t negotiate against Delta and the likes. When WestJet will operate 787 on similar routes for 20-30% lower rates, and ‘swooping’ in with $113/hr for a 737, how the heck can we negotiate up. Calin is a shark, a bankruptcy lawyer t...
by RVR6000
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TA Passed.
Replies: 112
Views: 10921

Re: TA Passed.

Want instant raises? the unions should lobby the US government to grant work visas for pilots. But that would conflict with big brother ALPA’s objectives. Or get transport to raise minimums for an ATPL. Otherwise the 2% cycle continues. 2024 AC contract has 2% written all over it in exchange for mor...
by RVR6000
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1320
Views: 339565

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

lokito50 wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:59 pm
iflyroads wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Hiring will not slow down for summer 2019
And you know this how?
70% + positions are vacant on the 320 FO list.
by RVR6000
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Captain post
Replies: 17
Views: 7816

Re: WJ Captain post

.
by RVR6000
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: AC New hires please use your WB bid
Replies: 128
Views: 23797

Re: AC New hires please use your WB bid

4 years flat pay wouldn't be so hard to Swallow if at year 5 you'd jump to say $150/hr+ on the NBs. But like you said, the pyramid keeps getting taller. Look at Jazz's b scale. 15 year FO table and 20 year Captain table with no YOS! I'm sure extending out the pay tables will be the next thing AC or...

Go to advanced search