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by JBI
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: I like this registration....
Replies: 11
Views: 1795

Re: I like this registration....

McCain's Foods (the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products) has a Lear 45 - C-FRYS
by JBI
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?

Exactly, those with restricted medical are probably the most vigilant about their health and being fit for duty. It’s the overweight, smoker skipper with cholesterol filled arteries and doesn’t know it that it just going to croak in flight one day +1 JBI, You said: I just can't be a line indoc Capt...
by JBI
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: Is it possible to get hired with Restricted Medical "with or as co-pilot" category 1?

I have that restriction on my medical and am gainfully employed as a 705 Captain. In theory, an employer cannot discriminate against someone unless doing so would be undue hardship. So, for example, in the flying sense, at my airline, we always have two crew operations, have mandatory pilot incapaci...
by JBI
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1718
Views: 434244

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

bob99 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:42 pm
August was the last class that had anyone directly from Encore. Unless you meant interviewed. If so, that’s encouraging. I know some that interviewed in July and are still waiting.
Sounds like there may be a few offers for Encore pilots for the latter GS in March.
by JBI
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Go to 705 or not
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Re: Go to 705 or not

I think one of the things missing in this discussion is where the job is based and, more importantly, where YOU want to be based. Lots of pros to going to the 705 world - I'm at a regional and enjoy it. But lots of folks don't want to be based in YYZ/YYC/YVR/YUL on a regional pilot FO's salary or co...
by JBI
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Inc
Replies: 15
Views: 3283

Re: Fox Flight Inc

If the economy were different and this was your only opportunity, maybe, just maybe I could see this being an option. But with the way the job market is, the negatives of this position FAR outweigh any positives.
by JBI
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 54
Views: 10897

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Draft goes to the stakeholders so they can have their lawyers rip it apart, and then after everyone threatens everyone, they agree on the fluff at the end like we see here. I haven't been involved in "ripping apart" any TSB reports for quite a few years but I can tell you that the reality is much m...
by JBI
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats the best headset to get
Replies: 33
Views: 3575

Re: Whats the best headset to get

cpt sweet'njuicy wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:42 pm
Im just starting out and I fly a noisy plane. There must be a David Clark in my future.
Glad you're still around. Good luck with your noisy plane!
by JBI
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 13422

Re: Regional Career

I think Rowdy is pretty spot on in their analysis. For a younger person starting out, getting to AC or WJ mainline as quick as possible makes the most sense for long term career options. I have been so thrilled to see so many good younger pilots that I've flown with getting to AC in their 20s or ear...
by JBI
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Anxiety

GoinVertical wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:29 pm
I could be wrong but I was under the impression that SSRIs are an automatic disqualifier for a Cat 1. Not sure about Cat 3.
This isn't correct anymore. TC does make being on SSRIs a challenge to hold a Cat 1, but it is permitted.
by JBI
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Georgian AD
Replies: 47
Views: 12774

Re: Georgian AD

Yup but only Pasco pilots will be upgrading to CRJ. WJ Link only wants the CRJ for potential route structure granted by the FAA in the agreement with Pasco to fly to the US . Jazz took whatever GGN pilots on flow though, the rest will be laid off. Back end will be phased out, their contract is not ...
by JBI
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

This is not a highly technical engineering issue! One has to wonder about the benefit of something when it's turned into something complicated and convoluted that only serves to keep lawyers employed. It's simple, one gets hired at a company, one accrues years of service and seniority. Last in, fir...
by JBI
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

Who knows? Not me I’m just a dumb pilot... So here's the thing. I think pilots are pretty good at collecting and absorbing information about many different factors, but we're not experts in everything. If we're not sure about something maintenance-wise with the plane, we call maintenance. While som...
by JBI
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

As for ALPA legal and DFR etc. I'm happy to chat with anyone who has concerns. As I've said here publicly, when I practiced law full time (for 5 years) I didn't specialize in labour law, but have spent lots of time bringing myself up to speed on things. However, the dozens of ALPA internal and exte...
by JBI
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

To elaborate, the so called "one list" was never really a one list, rather a "one way flow list" that allowed very generous terms for Encore. Again, that is not correct. There were provisions for both mainline pilots to bid to Encore and also in the event of layoffs for protection. You're welcome t...
by JBI
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

Hi DC10 Driver, I assure I'm not angry nor are my opinions threats. Just the opposite actually. I find these discussions and debates interesting and enjoyable. I don't really care about blame at this point in time. If there ever is a vote, you can vote or not vote however you choose. I think you'll ...
by JBI
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

Kaplan dealt with that in his arbitrated CBA. Those pilots that flowed prior to Jan 1, 2019 retained their seniority rights, all others had that condition of employment terminated. Hi sarg, That is correct and I don't disagree. I was simply outlining that the seniority transfer was a previous condi...
by JBI
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

Not to get too technical, so briefly to an informed observer it seems: -"Informal" agreement as one not enshrined in a CBA. A good-will gesture, and all good things must come to an end. -It was not a real "one list" since that would imply a two way flow; rather a "one way flow", something very rare...
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 9742

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

cloak wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:00 pm
And lastly, this is likely anything but short lived!
Read the yammer post with respect to the length of the deal.
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Sunwing hires Swoop
Replies: 52
Views: 9742

Re: Sunwing hires Swoop

delete - double post.
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40156

Re: One List

Speaking pragmatically and without emotion, the one list came about, after the inception of Encore, to entice talent that could have been at Westjet into joining Encore and getting off the ground, without the perception of losing time at WestJet. That was an informal agreement. Under the current re...
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traing bond legal question
Replies: 28
Views: 2191

Re: Traing bond legal question

So here's the standard lawyer response: It depends. Generally speaking, training bonds are enforceable. However, like all contracts, there are issues both with respect to whether both of the parties kept up their end of the contract and whether the party that is suing for breach of contract actually...
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

"Everyone who disagrees with me is a troll/nazi!- JBI" This is the death of public discourse. Serious question though, what recourse do you have if Westjet never hires from Encore again? Is there anything in the contract? Could Westjet walk into MFC today and grab every 200 hr pilot they see and pr...
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

Sharklasers wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:06 am

Two questions, what’s the difference between a theoretical 1500 hour pilot and the 3000 hour pilots currently sliding into “your” flow through positions? And what are you guys going to do about it except pout if they were?
Ah ha! I didn't underestimate the troll value of this board :lol:
by JBI
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Applying with ATPL pending
Replies: 15
Views: 2702

Re: Applying with ATPL pending

This is a great example of a troll post that is just a little too well done. A first time poster, it has a great start on the premise that WestJet is hiring really low time guys and gets really good with the threat to do something unethical. Especially considering your alleged time is vastly less t...

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