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by AtlanticTour
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 39266

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

For informational purposes, on the last WestJet system-wide bid, which Swoop pilots were eligible to bid on, 50- of the 58 current Swoop pilots bid to go back to WestJet. And the company only awarded 3 WestJet openings to Swoop pilots, all of whom were very senior pilots within the combined WJ / Swo...
by AtlanticTour
Sun May 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Captain post
Replies: 17
Views: 8092

WJ Captain post

At the start of the week, our company Yammer was set abuzz by an incredible post by one of our YYZ Captains explaining the pilot side of the contract situation in very passionate terms. I can't recall anything there having received as many likes or generated as much feedback as what he said did - an...
by AtlanticTour
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool
Replies: 528
Views: 198806

Re: WestJet Mainline/Encore Hiring pool

Hi DaveP - A couple questions based on stuff you just said: 1. Was the flow from Encore for the WestJet Jan 12th class 25% or 50%? 2. Is it for sure that you'll be flowing 50% over from May? 3. How many pilots is WestJet planning on hiring this year? I've heard between 50-100 from some of my friends...
by AtlanticTour
Sun Dec 22, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore's Pay and Work Conditions
Replies: 243
Views: 84748

Re: Encore's Pay and Work Conditions

Jack In The Box wrote:Never assume you will be upgraded reasonable fast. Even if they say it, and even it if it looks it. I don't understand how people can make this mistake...
Very good point. I appreciate it.
by AtlanticTour
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Encore's Pay and Work Conditions
Replies: 243
Views: 84748

Re: Encore's Pay and Work Conditions

I have hesitated on applying because of the pay situation. I have a fair paying job in the Atlantic provinces, which is an affordable place to live and life is ok. However progression will be limited and I have accepted the fact I will have to move out west or to Ontario to further my career. As wor...
by AtlanticTour
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: East Coast Airways
Replies: 110
Views: 17680

Re: East Coast Airways

Was thru YHZ recently, the East Coast Airways plane, which was parked just down the ramp from the Provincial hangar (near where the medevac flights were) is now gone. I heard from some ramp contacts it went back to Alberta. I think this means that East Coast Airways is now officially dead. Sad news....
by AtlanticTour
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Moncton Flight College has gone into receivership
Replies: 45
Views: 7692

Re: Moncton Flight College has gone into receivership

That is a real shame. I did my training at MFC, and received some top notch instruction. Although I have been gone from there for a couple years, I'll always treasure the time I spent there, plus the friends and contacts I made. I hope it works out, and they can get reorganized, from making a few ph...
by AtlanticTour
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Voisey's Bay Mine, Labrador
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Re: Voisey's Bay Mine, Labrador

istp wrote:Good.

The world needs less scab labour.
Where did that come from?
by AtlanticTour
Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: So you want to be a flying instructor
Replies: 81
Views: 113105

Re: So you want to be a flying instructor

Most of us get into this profession because we want to be professional pilots. We do not want to become flying instructors. When I was at MFC, I remember one of my first instructors was burnt out like a piece of black toast from simply too many years of doing it. There were no jobs in the industry, ...
by AtlanticTour
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Alex kovalev's new PC12
Replies: 14
Views: 5010

Re: Alex kovalev's new PC12

Yeah ha thats funny. He's a Russian and his airplane is like the American flag.
linecrew wrote:Lets hope it doesn't have as ridiculous of a paint scheme as his 414 did... :roll:

Image
by AtlanticTour
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Military Recruiting Drivers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Re: Military Recruiting Drivers?

Any news on them lowering the visual acuity conditions? I'd love to apply except have to wear glasses, which excludes me.
by AtlanticTour
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ice Pilots NWT - Season II
Replies: 35
Views: 5632

Re: Ice Pilots NWT - Season II

schleprock wrote:Season II starts Jan 12th at 8:00pm EST on History.
I'm really looking forward to it. I hope it stays interesting, like the Deadliest Catch. Some other reality TV shows were interesting the first season, but the second year and beyond, it just wasn't as good.
by AtlanticTour
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: GNS430
Replies: 19
Views: 1695

Re: GNS430

I think you'll do well with a Garmin 430. It is one of the most technically advanced GPS' I have ever worked with. It has a multitude of capabilities that you will enjoy learning, that make your flying so much easier.
by AtlanticTour
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: The Cost Of Learning to Fly
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: The Cost Of Learning to Fly

To me, the cost of learning to fly was being stuck in something I did not enjoy. Once I realized that, it was extra motivation to make money to learn to fly. A long hard road even to become a Commercial pilot and fly cargo, but a road I am glad I have taken.

Good luck with your choice.
by AtlanticTour
Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: East Coast Airways
Replies: 110
Views: 17680

Re: East Coast Airways

EDITED
by AtlanticTour
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How Iceland Air kept flying while everyone else was grounded
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: How Iceland Air kept flying while everyone else was grou

buck82 wrote:The old 'there are no problems only solutions mentality' It's amazing what you can achieve.
yeah booi!

Can you believe these guys are getting some criticism for what they did, but its all a part of getting the job done.
by AtlanticTour
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: East Coast Airways
Replies: 110
Views: 17680

Re: East Coast Airways

So has it been confirmed they have ceased operations or does the evidence indicate that they may have? Not sure if it has been confirmed, but they certainly aren't flying out of YHZ. Curious if any East Coast Air pilots can clarify this. The guy we used to call EDITED at PE Air is at East Coast Air...
by AtlanticTour
Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How Iceland Air kept flying while everyone else was grounded
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: How Iceland Air kept flying while everyone else was grou

Thats crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!

We freight dogs can relate. We do that kind of stuff but don't get nearly the recognition.
by AtlanticTour
Sun Dec 26, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Freelance Instruction
Replies: 24
Views: 1484

Re: Freelance Instruction

Thanks for the help. Someone told me that I might need to get a hold of TC and let them know things like.... Type of A/C, Reg, time period and what type of training was being done prior to starting. Has anyone ever heard of this? The reporting requirements for freelance instructors is explicitly co...
by AtlanticTour
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: East Coast Airways
Replies: 110
Views: 17680

Re: East Coast Airways

Things looking tough for the boys. They haven't been flying at all in the last week. Hopefully they can pull it out. NS: East Coast Airways still waiting to “take off” in Yarmouth By Carla Allen, Transcontinental Media Source: The Vanguard, December 14, 2010 [YARMOUTH, NS] — Operators of the Yarmout...
by AtlanticTour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IATRA exam
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

Re: IATRA exam

I'd go with Aerocourse too. Very efficient, and they go everywhere.
by AtlanticTour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Seaplane contract in Nicaragua
Replies: 48
Views: 8017

Re: Seaplane contract in Nicaragua

Sometimes I feel like doing my floatplane rating and heading down to the Caribbean or Greece or the Maldives! This Canadian winter gets to me! Nicaragua this time of year would be nice!
by AtlanticTour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: which program should itake to be an airline pilot?
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: which program should itake to be an airline pilot?

As some have said here already, there is no one "precise" path towards becoming an airline pilot. I started a few years ago at Moncton Flight College. MFC gave me a great foundation to my career, and I have made some lifelong friends. Moncton also hosts a lot of international students, mostly from C...
by AtlanticTour
Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Score Your Safety Culture
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Score Your Safety Culture

We are all a part of the flight safety team, and working to make things better!

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