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by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity
Replies: 18
Views: 2123

Re: Hey TC maybe this is a good time to extend pilot's medical validity

I had my medical scheduled for today, and the doctor cancelled it. He called Transport asking for guidance on extensions but couldn't get through. I finally got through to Transport myself after an hour, and they said "talk to your doctor." :roll:
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 26084

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

Sunwing has announced layoffs of all pilots and cabin crew. Effective immediately, only rescue flights will operate southbound until March 23rd, at which time all flight operations will cease.

I wouldn't doubt if AC and WJA aren't far behind.

Take care out there!!
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31665

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

Sunwing now operating flights as usual till mar23 The cancellation of southbound flights (with passengers) starts tomorrow. The way the internal memo was worded about schedule cancellations was a bit confusing, but reading this article, it now makes sense. https://ca.travelpulse.com/news/impacting-...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434653

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

A friend of mine got contacted by AC today to set up an interview.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 16902

Re: What to expect as a new hire

BigBird wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:49 pm
Hey folks,

Any ideas how many overtime hours a month you can do on average during the winter?
Some people do several overtime days per month, some choose to do none at all. It all depends on seniority (senior people get called first) and desire to work extra to make extra money.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434653

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

A friend of mine who started at AC in the past few months has a friend whose groundschool offer for an end of April is postponed. I would hate to be in their position if you have already left your current company and are now technically unemployed until your AC groundschool starts.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31665

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

UK’s 3rd largest airline Flybe Airlines has just ceased operations due to Corona virus:

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.theguar ... -to-follow
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 97434

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

I am not sure if there will be any more groundschools this winter or spring. The March schedule just came out and it doesn't show anyone doing groundschool or new-hire SIM (for YYZ at least). They probably put people in the pool so if they need to run a class, they have a group that they can draw fr...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Renewing Expired Flight Instructor Rating

I'm thinking of renewing my expired class III flight instructor rating which has been expired for more than 8 years. Scanning the Transport Canada website, it seems all I need to do to renew is get a recommendation from a Class 1, do the flight test and do the written. Is that correct? For some reas...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Helicopter Forum
Topic: Question about landing technique
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Question about landing technique

I've never flown a helicopter but I saw this video in another subforum here on Avcanada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1EtGMhk2yo&feature=youtu.be Why does the helicopter land with forward momentum, then execute a very tight turn on the ground very close to the edge of the landing pad and then fa...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Fleet Canuck C-FENO
Replies: 15
Views: 8084

Re: Fleet Canuck C-FENO

Flew ENO once, at least 15 years ago at St. Thomas when I was sitting around for a day. Mar 23 2003 with instructor Larry Barrett. I believe he had quite a bit of experience on the machine. My first taildragger was in ENO with Larry Barrett as well about 15 years ago in St. Thomas. He described how...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 97434

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

European bases haven't been finalized yet but it looks like the usual suspects from years past (Belfast, Aberdeen, various UK, Amsterdam and Poland/Czech Republic), except for Dublin won't be a base due to possible Brexit issues. Curious that Belfast and other UK bases are unaffected by Brexit but ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 97434

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

For those of you still waiting for a call or thinking of applying, today the company announced that they are opening Vancouver and Quebec City as full-time permanent bases, with the expectation that Calgary will become a permanent base late next year. This would leave Winnipeg as the only remaining ...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Medical

Yeah, I could go for a CAT1 but as ATC I’d need to go every year (i think) so I have a 2 for ATC and 3 for PPL. I’m under 40 so I go every 24 months. Gotcha. The CAT 1 is valid for 12 months while ATC CAT 2 is 24 months (if under 40). If you ever decide to get your CPL for fun, NavCanada covered th...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 1841

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

An ex-military guy was on my YYZ Tower course. They ran a very brief basic course for him (mainly NavCanada phraseology vs military) a few weeks before the YYZ course started. I'm unsure if he had to go through the same interview process as someone off the street, but he definitely didn't have to co...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical
Replies: 14
Views: 1023

Re: Medical

I always thought that if you have a CAT 1 and let it expire, it reverts to CAT 3 for the remaining CAT 3 validity period. That's what my CAME told me anyways. I asked about this and it matters to me, because I have a restriction on my medical that my CAT 3 is also only good for 1 year... I just have...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 97434

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Hello Ladies / gents I had an interview with Sunwing in July, my references were checked in August I think, I was hoping I would get a call or an e mail soon, I got an e mail last Friday saying that the 2019 GS is completed, but they were not able to offer me a spot in that class, it also says my f...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Entire application process timeline?
Replies: 148
Views: 35607

Re: Entire application process timeline?

My guess would be a groundschool every other week, so there's two Monday's in January that work (6th and 20th), two in February (3rd and 17th), but three Monday's in March (2nd, 16th and 30th). Maybe more a function of the calendar than any actual ramping up.. it's still a G/S every other week no ma...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: DHC-1 Chipmunk Books For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 338

DHC-1 Chipmunk Books For Sale

If you or someone you know is a fan of Canadian aviation history, then this book would make an excellent gift or Christmas present. The author has authorized me to offer his book for sale at $35.00 + shipping, which is half-price. Please PM me for details! DHC-1 Dust Jacket.pdf DHC-1 Sample.pdf Revi...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 361
Views: 97434

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

There's a GS planned for Nov 25th, so calls for that would be going out shortly.
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 16902

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Training is 1.5 months. No perdiems Training is not that hard if you do some studying . I believe this is wrong. My training was 2.5 months exactly from start to finish (although mine took place over Christmas which added an extra week). I believe perdiems are paid out if you are based in YUL. If y...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 16902

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Also, what is training like? Is it all classroom then sim? Or is it some classroom and some computer based training and then procedures trainer and sim? Are there days off during training to travel home, study, take a break? The first two weeks are classroom.. lots of paperwork and administrative s...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: Go solo prior to going to a flight college?

Way back when I was looking at postsecondary options, I already my PPL. I went to look at Western's and Seneca's programs and advised them that I already had 60 hours or so, and what that means for the first stage of training at their programs. I asked if I could skip the first flying phase (PPL) so...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing

How long of a runway do you need? St. Thomas (CYQS) has a ~2600' seondary runway that could be used, and I know it's been used in the past even as a long-term parking lot when the Ford Plant was over capacity. The Ontario Police College in Aylmer (5 miles east of CYQS) used to be an old BCATP aerodr...
by DHC-1 Jockey
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap
Replies: 10
Views: 2797

Re: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap

I was put on the YYZ tower course a few years ago, and there was a Trenton combined Tower/Terminal military controller on my course. He was looking at a promotion and riding a desk so he left the Forces for NavCan. He didn't have to go through the basic airport control course that the rest of us new...

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