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by tbaylx
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westjet CYHZ
Replies: 87
Views: 7836

Re: Westjet CYHZ

Nobody said they didn't calculate landing distance, did they? If whipline is calculating 8150' for a landing distance and the runway is 7700' long they either didn't do one or did it and failed to take into account contamination or tailwind. In any case 7700' with a tailwind is a short runway for a...
by tbaylx
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff
Replies: 30
Views: 1499

Re: How long for hands on throttle after takeoff

Capt takes his off at V1, PF should put his on at gear up and keep it there till a comfortable altitude. Personally I use 10 000'. Same thing on descent
by tbaylx
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: External catheters
Replies: 4
Views: 1059

Re: External catheters

Diving community uses them too when doing decompression dives in a dry suit.
by tbaylx
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 12698

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Currently we have the following reciprocal jumpseat agreements with more being added all the time.

Air Canada & Express carriers
Transat
Sunwing
Porter
Harbour Air
Calm Air
Island Air
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 10917

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

23 years of safe B737 operations, but apparently our SOP's suck.... I'll trust the work of pilots over a few flight sim nerds running sims. They have some limitations that should probably be addressed. I wouldn't say they suck but they are unique. Guys at CAE have made the point to Swoop flight ops...
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 10917

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

The Westjet SOP's that Swoop use are probably the biggest complaint i hear from CAE instructors. They contradict the FCOM and FCTM and are a long way from the Boeing SOP that other 737 operators in Canada use. Examples? Like you and CAE instructors are the authority on flying the 737... There's a s...
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 10917

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

People need to understand that pretty much nobody at Swoop these days spent a single hour flying a WJ aircraft with WJ crews from WJ training/indoc. The results are night and day. Swoop is now just filled with low time people willing to slave themselves out and jump the queue or the loser cast-offs...
by tbaylx
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 10917

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

People need to understand that pretty much nobody at Swoop these days spent a single hour flying a WJ aircraft with WJ crews from WJ training/indoc. The results are night and day. Swoop is now just filled with low time people willing to slave themselves out and jump the queue or the loser cast-offs...
by tbaylx
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 12698

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

What routes do the expansion include? Eastern Canada, the U.S, the Caribbean? (Possible, given the NG range). Curious, since you guys are planning to double in size. Anything you can share? Or is this a defensive move against Enerjet plans? Thanks. The summer schedule for next year should be releas...
by tbaylx
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 12698

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Anyone know how long one might expect to be placed on reserve for (months/years)? I imagine it is a seniority based system? We don't have reserve blocks. You might get a couple-4 days of reserve a month. If you don't want reserve you can bid to avoid it. The company is set to double in size over th...
by tbaylx
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 12698

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Anyone know how long one might expect to be placed on reserve for (months/years)? I imagine it is a seniority based system? We don't have reserve blocks. You might get a couple-4 days of reserve a month. If you don't want reserve you can bid to avoid it. The company is set to double in size over th...
by tbaylx
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 12698

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

We're recruiting a limited amount of DEC's at the moment as well though it hasn't been officially posted.

Interested captain's can submit through the F/O link and mention it in the cover letter.
by tbaylx
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains
Replies: 33
Views: 12698

Re: Accepting applications for First Officers & Direct Entry Captains

Recruitment for the Lower Mainland base and Toronto base will be ongoing throughout 2020.
by tbaylx
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8598

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

Again I think people are taking issues out of context - "never say never" refers to anything can happen and how you react is not set in stone. Human factors are such a fluid thing. What you did today and how you reacted could be all together different under similar circumstances at another time dep...
by tbaylx
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 4276

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

As per the CBA the minimum requirements to upgrade to Captain/PIC at Flair are: 1. 5000 hours “Total Flight Time” 2. 2000 hours “Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000lbs.” Note: For each year at Flair a pilot may reduce their “Total Flight Time” by 500 hours per year to a maximum reduction of 1000 ...
by tbaylx
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 4276

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

B208 wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:37 pm
What are upgrade times looking like?
Under the current plan and you meet the upgrade requirements it would be about 6-8 months.

If you don't meet the upgrade requirements then you'd fit into a matrix depending on previous experience.
by tbaylx
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: RRSP Matching
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: RRSP Matching

Its currently a 3% match after 1 year of service. That increase to 4% after 5 years of service and 5% after 15 years.
by tbaylx
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Enerjet
Replies: 15
Views: 8451

Re: Enerjet

Max and they're requiring everyone interviewed to sign non disclosure agreements so there won't be much info out there.

Only interviewing western pilots at the moment for a YYC base. I understand they'll be crewing a YYZ base at some later date after launch.
by tbaylx
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Flairs troubles......
Replies: 19
Views: 3974

Re: Flairs troubles......

If they bought them outright and now plan on retiring the lot this quickly, that’s gonna be a nasty accelerated depreciation hit on the books. If they had planned to switch to NG’s this quickly in the program, they should have maintained the operational and financial flexibility of operating leases...
by tbaylx
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 4276

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

If you're not type rated then yes, 2 years.
by tbaylx
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 4276

Re: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

FO Starting Pay

2019 year 1 $67.89/hour ~65174.40/year
2020 year 1 $69.93/hour ~67132.80/year
by tbaylx
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX
Replies: 23
Views: 4276

Hiring- B737 FO's CYYZ & CYVR/CYXX

Flair is hiring B737 -800 FO's for the YYZ and YVR/YXX bases due to continuing growth. Applications are being accepted through the website. https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=40c857df-af00-47d6-a378-cd45b369eee8&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_CA Qu...
by tbaylx
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Flairs troubles......
Replies: 19
Views: 3974

Re: Flairs troubles......

Donald wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:44 pm
Sounds more like a pissing match between KFC and Flair, and possibly some poor accounting on Flair’s part.

KFC giving notice to collect $200K in 5 days, or else, when Flair still owes them $4M in leases?

Something else is going on.
probably a lot closer to the truth of the matter
by tbaylx
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Flair Airlines
Topic: Flairs troubles......
Replies: 19
Views: 3974

Re: Flairs troubles......

Yycjetdriver wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:13 am
Heard from one of their employees there’s been at least one instance of not being paid on time in recent months. Sounds like the beginning of the end...
That would be untrue. Pay is never late.

Rumors of flair's demise are greatly exaggerated.
by tbaylx
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 117
Views: 4502

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

There were some posters who wanted to blame the pilots, wondering what they think now? They still splashed a serviceable airplane from a salvageable situation. Rationally tell me please, without jumping on the bandwagon or joining the herd mentality - how does this change anything? I’d prefer to wa...

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