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by Scuba_Steve
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 70
Views: 21974

Re: Hiring?

I'll dispel any concerns about being a non french speaker. I'm an Anglo with poor french language skills (they have improved considerably since I started here) I can rattle off a PA and crack a few jokes en francais. Been here 6 years and its never been an issue, everyone is really chill about it. T...
by Scuba_Steve
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Hiring?
Replies: 70
Views: 21974

Re: Hiring?

Ground schools will be running into the new year. You can expect hiring for all types 330/310/737/320. We'll all be flying the bus family within a few years. 737 is great if you like turns and being home more often than not. Airbus if you like jet lag ;) It's a great place to work many of us hope to...
by Scuba_Steve
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AT Pilots Reach TA
Replies: 27
Views: 17520

Re: AT Pilots Reach TA

Anytime a pilot group in the industry improves their WACON I say good on them, I hope they make money than me, means we get to use them as a benchmark the next time we negotiate.

So as an Air Transat Pilot, I say nice job Sunwing Pilots!

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 46080

Re: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015

Hi Aviators how have you been. It s been a while since the last update any news ?? the closing date for 2016 collect was on Jan 16th. ***IF YOU LOOSE YOUR SA GET OUT OF THERE*** I think everything has been held up due to the contract negotiations. Just a hunch though. Last bid showed a few unfilled...
by Scuba_Steve
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 46080

Re: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015

Does anyone know if there is going to be a November ground school? I've been sitting in the pool since my interview in July, and starting to wonder if I will indeed get a call. I sat in the pool 10 months..they'll call just be patient :) No idea about nov GS but with the amount of hiring going on I...
by Scuba_Steve
Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any Type rated 737 Canadian pilots still out there ?
Replies: 35
Views: 7643

Re: Any Type rated 737 Canadian pilots still out there ?

rudder wrote:
Scuba_Steve wrote:The seasonal thing is pretty new here and very much a work in progress...

And French is not a requirement despite the add. Lots of Anglos here.

Cheers
Have any seasonal DEC been hired at AT?
Not to my knowledge but I'm a very small cog in this machine :)
by Scuba_Steve
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Any Type rated 737 Canadian pilots still out there ?
Replies: 35
Views: 7643

Re: Any Type rated 737 Canadian pilots still out there ?

The seasonal thing is pretty new here and very much a work in progress...

And French is not a requirement despite the add. Lots of Anglos here.

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Foreign Workers in Canada
Replies: 42
Views: 5394

Re: Foreign Workers in Canada

Few things, the Union at TS does favour Canadian Seasonal Pilots and the deal is still being worked out. If they manage to work something out and can hire more Canadian Seasonal pilots they will that will knock the Foreign crewed aircraft down a few tails. (also as an aside there are expansion plans...
by Scuba_Steve
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat Jumpseat
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: Air Transat Jumpseat

Go to the crew counter with your pilots license, company ID in tow and a RAIC if you have one. Be there at least 1.5 hours before the flight. Once the flight closes if there is a free seat you'll be issued a ticket. It costs you Zero dollars. Basically its the way it should be easy and free.. And Mi...
by Scuba_Steve
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:14 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Season Pilots - Air Transat
Replies: 12
Views: 2685

Re: Season Pilots - Air Transat

I get tired of saying this but I'll say it again... YES they do hire anglos.... Plenty of them.

Interested in flying for them? Apply no matter what your french level.

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Air Transat Phone Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 5970

Re: Air Transat Phone Interview

it'll be a few standard interview type questions, and have you run over a basic synopsis of your career to date. Nothing overly challenging. At the end they'll ask you how your french is, don't BS them just be honest. There are plenty of non french speakers here so its not make or break. As for deta...
by Scuba_Steve
Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

Re: Upgrades

dash8pilot wrote:Does Transat consider previous experience when upgrading or is it purely date of joining?
:prayer:
Its a bit of both...
by Scuba_Steve
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing says they want 145 seasonal pilots - genuine?
Replies: 22
Views: 5108

Re: Sunwing says they want 145 seasonal pilots - genuine?

I'm sure they are snatching up a few NG rated guys from Canjet these days as well...
by Scuba_Steve
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Do people aspire to be corporate pilots?
Replies: 63
Views: 22167

Re: Do people aspire to be corporate pilots?

Perhaps I'm an oddity here but I'll weigh in... I'm a former corporate pilot who is now flying for an airline.. I love my job and after making the jump to the big(er) jets the mystique is gone and Tbh I had more fun flying smaller stuff and when I taxi by a citation X or a Challenger 300 I get more ...
by Scuba_Steve
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: When Will It End with ULCC Wannabes in Canada?
Replies: 3
Views: 2255

Re: When Will It End with ULCC Wannabes in Canada?

I think the answer is once one of the three wins the race to start operations... Or when all three run out of money...
by Scuba_Steve
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Upgrades
Replies: 11
Views: 3521

Re: Upgrades

Most Junior Captains were hired in 2009/2010 I believe.

Safe bet is min 5 years..

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 46080

Re: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015

I understand a GS started yesterday, I think there will be another one in may. If you're in the pool keep that phone close! Though don't get discouraged it took them 10 months to call me.

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: AC or AT?
Replies: 23
Views: 3446

Re: AC or AT?

Like most of us, pick the one that calls first... Both are great Gigs, I landed at TS (My French is basic and there are plenty of anglos on the property despite what some say here). Its a great place to be. Many of my friends at AC are similarly happy with their jobs as well....

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 46080

Re: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015

Thanks tbaylx I'm not quite in a position to apply yet as I still have a commitment to my current employer for 6 months or so but it will be interesting to see how the contract goes in the spring. Hopefully a good outcome. It is also promising to hear that the new hires are less likely to be laid o...
by Scuba_Steve
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Transat
Replies: 32
Views: 4420

Re: Transat

Transat hired me despite my lack of French language skills, and there are many like me here. Heck several of our more recent hires are Anglos just like me...

Apply you may just be surprised.
by Scuba_Steve
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring..
Replies: 41
Views: 15223

Re: Air Transat hiring..

Yeah it's ok when Transat does it but there are numerous post from your hero Gilles slamming SW for doing the same thing. Has TS hired tfw pilots yet? .... No.... They've repeatedly stated they will not do that, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and believe me if they company does hire tfw...
by Scuba_Steve
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring..
Replies: 41
Views: 15223

Re: Air Transat hiring..

There are plenty of us Anglo types here, and you'll have the opportunity to fly a wide body aircraft possibly from day one of emoyment if not within a few years at most can't say the same for other carriers in Canada, (if flying a wb floats your boat). Salary for the first two years is no screaming ...
by Scuba_Steve
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat Jumpseat riders
Replies: 34
Views: 11019

Re: Air Transat Jumpseat riders

It's the least I can do in exchange for the ride, I jumpseat around a fair amount and thoroughly enjoy the privilege.

And I always welcome any westjetters to come for a ride to Europe with us sometime, it's free and we'd be honored to have you aboard !

Cheers
by Scuba_Steve
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat to bring in Foreign Pilots next winter.
Replies: 15
Views: 2634

Re: Air Transat to bring in Foreign Pilots next winter.

Please post said memo, hasn't hit my inbox yet either..... :lol:

And I believe if this were to actually happen there would be quite the sh!t storm here....

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