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by ant_321
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

I believe Serco does the ATC in Goose Bay, not sure if they do it anywhere else and no idea how you would become a controller with them.
by ant_321
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?
Replies: 6
Views: 1152

Re: How are Medivac standby hours accounted for?

Most Medevac companies are desperate for pilots. Why would you need to apply for EI? In today’s market there should be next to 0 pilots on EI.
by ant_321
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8356

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

At first glance you shake your head... why not feed your own airline (Westjet) to the same destinations? But Westjet management will be able to scoop tons of intel on booking trends and numbers of a competitor, this deal won't last long... like when Westjet partnered with Transat and pulled the rug...
by ant_321
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 8356

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

The agreement is less than 200 seats a week during the winter season. A handful of seats on flights from a few smaller airports that are not serviced or under serviced by Sunwing. Not exactly earth shattering news.
by ant_321
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B1900 or flight instruction?
Replies: 45
Views: 3446

Re: B1900 or flight instruction?

If instructing isn’t something you really, really want to do, don’t do it. There are far too many people instructing just so they can live in the centre of the universe 🤢 and don’t do their students justice. And where is the location for the 1900? Is it that bad? I had a way better social life livin...
by ant_321
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

From my company’s jumpseat handbook. Wouldn't that be for company personnel? I'd find it hard to believe that a 1900 pilot jumpseating on a 747 at a different company would be considered a crewmember. Our handbook says no drinking on any carrier. Could be bs but I don’t care enough to look any deep...
by ant_321
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: alcohol and jumpseating
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: alcohol and jumpseating

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From my company’s jumpseat handbook.
by ant_321
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3030

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

You need to ask yourself a serious set of questions. Do you want to make money? Do you want to have a family? Do you want to have a social life? Do you want to be able to make your own choices? If you have answered yes to any of these, you should consider banking. The aviation industry is booming r...
by ant_321
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 2190

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

altiplano wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:03 am
Here it is:
https://www.pressreader.com/canada/calg ... 3761391404
I found the guy on linked in. I was surprised to see he has his 6 months at westjet listed there. Looks like he ended up flying king airs after his situation at west jet.
by ant_321
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12160

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

Here's my 2 cents worth.... I have actually been in that kind of situation before. In the 90's I worked as an FO for about a 1.5 yrs on a high performance airplane. It was my first flying job, hired at low time hrs (500), knew nothing about commercial aviation, and I was older than most of my capta...
by ant_321
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Canada Jetlines
Replies: 243
Views: 75511

Re: Canada Jetlines

Has anyone applied? I’m curious what they are offering. Not that I have any intention of going there.
by ant_321
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Todays TAF
Replies: 11
Views: 1831

Re: Todays TAF

It’s legit. I had a look at the TAF last night.
by ant_321
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CATSA “ faith leaders”
Replies: 45
Views: 3273

Re: CATSA “ faith leaders”

Rent a cop. Mall cop...... but then I’ve seen mall cops do more to protect the public by throwing out the junkies and mentally deranged from shopping malls. These guys are more about taking away pilots coffees and passengers toothpaste. I have infinite more respect for a mall cop than a screener. M...
by ant_321
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WS jumpseat question
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: WS jumpseat question

After you have your ppc and have a sticker or signature in your book how would the gate agents ever find out you haven’t done your line check?
by ant_321
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

And they're everyone else? Delta, United, American, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Jetblue... even Spirit have various international pay premiums. Maybe your "everyone else" are missing out? I’m certainly not against anyone making extra cash but to me it seems like a weird way to make it. Is following the mage...
by ant_321
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

And they're everyone else? Delta, United, American, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Jetblue... even Spirit have various international pay premiums. Maybe your "everyone else" are missing out? I’m certainly not against anyone making extra cash but to me it seems like a weird way to make it. Is following the mage...
by ant_321
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Every other airline in Canada as far as I know.
by ant_321
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

altiplano wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Is that really complicated?
Way more complicated than it needs to be. Why not pay a flat hourly rate like everyone else?
by ant_321
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

Nav pay is paid when operating a NB aircraft on any flight operation that departs and/or arrives outside of Canada, the United States (excluding Hawaii), Mexico, the Bahamas and the Territorial Collectivity of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, or other mutually agreed routes. It is also paid in monthly gua...
by ant_321
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

altiplano wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Captain nav-aid pay 11.1412
FO nav-aid pay 5.5701
RP nav-aid pay 3.3416
No I mean how do you get it.
by ant_321
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Who will bid the A220?
Replies: 65
Views: 13457

Re: Who will bid the A220?

altiplano wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Fucking A we get paid more to fly at night.
And we get paid more premium to fly overseas.
And we get Nav pay.
And we get a blended rate when we do training or collect a guarantee, 1/2 day/night.

Why don't you? :roll:
What is the Nav pay?
by ant_321
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: How long did your commercial license take to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 1560

Re: How long did your commercial license take to get?

Less than a year. That was with the east coast wx as well. You could probably go from 0 to commercial multi IFR in 9 months or so if you really hammer down and have good wx and airplane availability.
by ant_321
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3730

Re: Speed limits and STARs

Has anyone ever gotten in trouble or even questioned about the 200/3000 rule? It’s probably the most frequently broken rule in Canada and nobody seems to care as far as I can tell.
by ant_321
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 67
Views: 14984

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Does anyone know what their most current pay scale is for FOs? Is the collective agreement 3 still the latest one?Also, when is the next GS scheduled for? Got the email saying I was successful in the interview. Any idea about more probable base (YYZ or YUL) for upcoming class? Upgrade times? Super ...
by ant_321
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12160

Re: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?

We’ve all flown with one or two of these guys. If you’re at a reputable company you can report it to the training department or SMS it. If others do the same it will probably be taken care of. At a smaller or sketchy operation there isn’t much you can do other than talk to them and management about ...

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