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by KAG
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 114
Views: 23254

Re: 2020 Hiring

The upgrade times peaked at 9.5 years and are back down to 7.5 years or so I'm hearing from recent upgrades. Going forward who knows, too many variables (economy, Onex, retirements, Delta JV). I think some on here need to focus more on lifestyle. Im hearing from junior pilots here they are not apply...
by KAG
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2 on 2 off with flight deals
Replies: 15
Views: 2901

Re: 2 on 2 off with flight deals

Inuvik base at Kenn Borek was 2 on 2 off. Free food, gym, vehicle (shared). it was a great gig.
by KAG
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Does Flica work
Replies: 6
Views: 1542

Re: Does Flica work

Yes it works, only if pilots are trading. Ive seen high credit single days go untaken, and I've seen lots of pairings snapped up rather quickly. Really depends on time of year and whats going on in peoples lives. Its works really well if you bid single days and want to either trade to make your sche...
by KAG
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11041

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Looks like he goes from captain position to captain positions... Looks like Captainitus to me... And never went to any major with all this experience. It's okay, he will Swoop his way to WestJet... but not before being bypassed by ALL Encore pilots. I have a feeling he might change company soon. Wh...
by KAG
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??
Replies: 16
Views: 1916

Re: north star, any advice of living pickle lake or sioux lookout ??

I'll second north shore, just move. It's a fun place in a fun time in your life. Get out and explore.
by KAG
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoow in-person interview
Replies: 9
Views: 3086

Re: Swoow in-person interview

Heres a sample question. You shoot the RNAV into yhm Reach mins with no contact: you either A - conduct a missed approach. B - select VS and dip till you see the runway. This of course is a joke (the interview question part) but answer B was told to me as an example of what goes on there. Of course ...
by KAG
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 11041

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

People need to understand that pretty much nobody at Swoop these days spent a single hour flying a WJ aircraft with WJ crews from WJ training/indoc. The results are night and day. Swoop is now just filled with low time people willing to slave themselves out and jump the queue or the loser cast-offs...
by KAG
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

Re: Dash 8 vs. hail (Zambia)

That'll buff right out
by KAG
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3704

Re: Future hiring

Wait till onex takes over and the max comes back online then we'll see how far behind the hiring curve we are
by KAG
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12550

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

Co-joe that sucks, and thats what a CP is supposed to do - filter out those that are ready vs those that aren't. Years ago I was in a similar situation where one of my FO's/ trainees was literally the worst Ive ever flown with, had a horrible attitude and was not receptive to critique. I was young (...
by KAG
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15142

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

:smt040 :smt040 :smt040 can't wait for Jan 1st
by KAG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15142

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

I commuted for 7 years to YYC from YYZ, it wasn't too bad. With Onex about to take the helm all bets are off about getting a YYC base. Lets assume for a minute that there is no reduction in YYC, and there are 787's coming (faster then originally planned) you'll see moment in YYC again. How long who ...
by KAG
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 12550

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

I recently worked with a copilot that was by far the most incompetent person I have ever had the misfortune of working with. Utterly terrible at flying, had no idea what they were doing, and despite having over 2200hrs in flight time, I think most of it was spent being told to sit down and don't to...
by KAG
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 31205

Re: ONEX plans

Shark, I dont think we'll be doing much wide body delta flying but maybe some lower yield transborder flying, and get some left overs. Some more flying, a equity stake and leadership is what I'm hopeful for.
by KAG
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 31205

Re: ONEX plans

I like making wagers, I'm usually wrong but it doesnt stop me :smt040 Anyway, Onex takes over anyday now, 3-6 months of feeling things out, then a managment cleaning. Meanwhile delta JV gets US approval, Delta personal appointed to BOD and upper WJ management within 6 months. Eventually onex sells 4...
by KAG
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2305

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

photofly wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:02 pm
How many pre-PPL students own their own plane and so can legally train with an independent instructor? Not many.
Now this was 20+ years ago but at 2 different schools I taught at we had freelance instructors. They pay for plane, it's a bonus draw for the school
by KAG
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session
Replies: 58
Views: 9886

Re: Swoop Pilot Open House & Info Session

Interested in working with Swoop as a pilot? We are hosting an information session Aug 8th in YEG. Please RSVP and we will send all details to confirm location and time. Please refer to the attachment below. :lol: :lol: :lol: Pound sand Maybe try a road show at the multi ifr schools Shhhh don't giv...
by KAG
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 12279

Re: New WestJet FO

Ok someone asked about having trouble with upgrade: we do have a process, alpa did add some clarity to the whole thing for those having issues. Attitude wise they call your skippers yohvd flown with to see how you perform, and obviously if you have a big file if reprimands thats not going go well fo...
by KAG
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2305

Re: Price/demand for free lance instructors.

Of that $350, $200 is AC wet, $150 instructor which I'm sure the school takes a healthy chunk. I'm thinking of renewing my rating and doing it part time for cash. Just a thought as OT is worth waaaaay more but I enjoyed instructing back in the day and I think I'd like it more now and have a lot more...
by KAG
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Price/demand for free lance instructors.
Replies: 21
Views: 2305

Price/demand for free lance instructors.

Been hearing horror stories from new students about the price theyre paying for instruction. Today heard $350/hr for a C152. That can't be real?
How much are free lance instructors getting per hour and hows the demand?
by KAG
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 12279

Re: New WestJet FO

Upgrades are seniority based. As long as your last few sims are clean and you dont have a serious attitude problem you get your upgrade. That seniority list includes encore and swoop. As for swoop who knows what onex has planned. Right now its slated to get 10 aircraft. Who knows if it'll expand or ...
by KAG
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 12279

Re: New WestJet FO

The point is if AC stagnates, everyone will. Think that left seat's going to come sooner at WJ if the economy tanks? Slagging someone coming to AC from WJ looking for a left seat makes no sense. If it's not coming at AC. It's for sure not coming at WJ. No one is slagging anyone. Infact I wish all m...
by KAG
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F bomb on hot mic
Replies: 17
Views: 4323

Re: F bomb on hot mic

You think you've had a bad day with an open mic, try being a police chopper with a megaphone on :smt040 https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba ... -1.3123905
by KAG
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 12279

Re: New WestJet FO

Its a pretty good gig still, good schedules, travel perks, pretty good money. Really theres a lot up in the air. With Onex buying us, a change in our compensation (pension) and I hear accelerated 787s coming, there is some good moment coming. That could change tomorrow, this is aviation after all. G...
by KAG
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 60547

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Yes as far as I know.

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