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by johngalt
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 10367

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

As far as test exam prep... my understanding is that you would do both the CPL and the Instrument courses from Gleim?
by johngalt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re: New Encore Captain ad
Replies: 13
Views: 5889

Re: Re: New Encore Captain ad

leftoftrack wrote:Apply anyway. All they can say is no

Don't particularly want a crappy sched for 5 years when WJ and AC are hiring off the street. Got a lot more hours than 1500. Who knows if a guy even flows to wj in five years. Might be that ULCC they keep talking about.
by johngalt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Re: New Encore Captain ad
Replies: 13
Views: 5889

Re: New Encore Captain ad

So you can be a direct entry captain with 250 multi pic, 1500 hrs and atpl? Have they done anything recently about wages and pilot retention? Are guys still working 19 days a month and being asked to volunteer for more? Daily mins? What is the projected wait for mainline wj for someone who gets hire...
by johngalt
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: The pilot shortage, or what does 55-60k a year get you
Replies: 22
Views: 8787

Re: The pilot shortage, or what does 55-60k a year get you

Regionals are amazing! Who doesn't want get out of their mom's basement into a Radisson or Holiday in to stream Netflix every night.
by johngalt
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson King Air Medevac Captain
Replies: 12
Views: 5851

Carson King Air Medevac Captain

What kind of pay and schedule does a 350 cap get at Carson? Can a guy afford a mortgage and food on the goBig rate somewhat near the airport?
by johngalt
Thu May 18, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Delete
Replies: 0
Views: 1211

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by johngalt
Wed May 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet goes ALPA
Replies: 70
Views: 13474

Re: Westjet goes ALPA

Is Encore next or..........? Yes,what does happen to all of those encore pilots who based their decision to go there on the hope of flow and holding their seniority on the one list? Word is less qualified guys get to go straight to mainline and if you have dash time you go to encore. Then there is ...
by johngalt
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?
Replies: 25
Views: 3609

Re: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?

Not gonna happen. You know why? Cause there's lots of pilots being shit kicked around in 703/704 that would be happy to leave for a job at any regional. They will simply lower the minimums again and a whole new crop of pilots will become available to hire. Is it right? I don't really have an opinio...
by johngalt
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?
Replies: 25
Views: 3609

what if people stopped taking jobs at regionals?

Jazz is hiring like crazy, Porter is hiring to replace all of the people jumping ship, and Encore is rapidly growing. So how would say a two month pause in anyone taking jobs at regionals effect the industry? Would they have to make immediate pay raises? They would be parking planes within two months.
by johngalt
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet to start ultra low cost carrier
Replies: 83
Views: 10849

Westjet to start ultra low cost carrier

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/calg ... -1.4077103

Interesting news. So now there will be three pilot groups at wj?
by johngalt
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: TC to FAA Conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 10367

Re: TC to FAA Conversion

I am thinking of heading south for a job. Not sure of what path to take here. 1. apply for the atp license and then try and get hired with a company that provides the course. Seems like getting without an actual FAA license would be difficult 2. apply for the atp license and do a $4k 6 day course in...
by johngalt
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is anyone seeing pay increases?
Replies: 27
Views: 4308

Is anyone seeing pay increases?

Now that we seem to be in a full swing pilot shortage is anyone seeing a pay increase or is the shortage been overhyped?
by johngalt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet
Replies: 11
Views: 14148

Re: CargoJet

Any updates on cargo jet?
by johngalt
Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: g sky aviation dead
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

g sky aviation dead

Sounds like Doug Golosky is another successful business man who has turned a large amount of money into a small amount of money by venturing into the Aviation industry. It seems he is not having fun any more and has decided to shutter the doors. Not great for the guys who worked there who now need t...
by johngalt
Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Northwestern Air Lease
Replies: 9
Views: 2728

Re: Northwestern Air Lease

4500 hours.... Jeebus. A friend of mine went to NWAL got some hours and got out. At the time I was flying a caravan and our pay and hours were similar. Around 90k. Maybe it's different now. He said sometimes they did the backwards looking schedule to decide which days you have off. Something like th...
by johngalt
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying into Ft Mac CYMM
Replies: 5
Views: 1052

Re: Flying into Ft Mac CYMM

Might be able to park at McMurray aviation if you call ahead and arrange something. They used to take private guys all the time but with space becoming more of a premium the policy might have changed. I believe efc are the only guys with a gas left on the field. Universal, last I heard, doesn't have...
by johngalt
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP
Replies: 30
Views: 7537

Re: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP

was thinking there might be two options for me. first one is to go through this conversion process and pay for the 5k training another option seems to be to convert my license to the FAA CPL. Write the conversion test. Then go write the FAA ATP tests. I see horizon just wants a guy to have his ATP t...
by johngalt
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP
Replies: 30
Views: 7537

Re: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP

So as I understand it if you get the right job you can bypass the need for this course?
by johngalt
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: what's the equivalent of Avcanada in the USA?
Replies: 6
Views: 1392

what's the equivalent of Avcanada in the USA?

Thinking of making a move and wanted to get an idea what the industry is like down there etc.
by johngalt
Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP
Replies: 30
Views: 7537

Re: Converting Canadian ATPL to FAA ATP

What is the latest on this? Still have to do the $5k course etc?

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