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by FOD_Vacuum
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Anyone got the call for Oct GS yet who interviewed in July? Got referenced checked almost two weeks ago but no email for GS yet.
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 2417

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

When you have worked at the same company for about two years and crew scheduling increases your work month by 30% of that from when you started to the max. As per the book until OT kicks in, increases the overnight with min rest by 30% and has no wage increases to match the inflation rate, I highly ...
by FOD_Vacuum
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 2417

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 FOD_Vacuum
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pacific Coastal Airlines-US Approval
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Pacific Coastal Airlines-US Approval

Pacific Coastal Airlines just got approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency to operate into the US. Looks like expansion for the Westjet link program out West is under way with apparent rumours of a bunch of Canadian bombardier A/C as their option. Interesting times to come-I wonder who will ...
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop pay
Replies: 61
Views: 11664

Re: Swoop pay

soooo.. I have a few question for someone who is a New Captain at Swoop. I have a friend who is currently doing Line indoc and he told me with Ontario Tax he brings home 2758.00 twice a month.. that is after Tax without perdiem or Overtime. is That salary enough to pay for all your Bill's, possibly...
by FOD_Vacuum
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 61
Views: 13145

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 e...
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What do you do when you think someone should never fly again?
Replies: 119
Views: 11095

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

It's not that easy. Are you willing to destroy someone's career at 2000 hours because you don't think they will improve at some point? .... It surely is a tough decision. No, it's not easy. Yes, it is a tough decision. Yes, I am willing to destroy someone's career at 2000 hours. If at 2000 hours, y...
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 9967

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

Try living in Sandy Lake, Pickle Lake or Fort Severn. Would make Southern ONT like Sioux Lookout look like a goldmine to live in :lol: all a matter of perspective.
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 61
Views: 13145

Re: What to expect as a new hire

Anyone got an update from last months interviews? I did mine two and a half weeks ago and haven’t heard anything yet. Have there been PFOs sent out or is it just a matter of patiently waiting? :rolleyes:
by FOD_Vacuum
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect
Replies: 123
Views: 9967

Re: Pilot Shortage / Minimums /disconnect

A lot of companies have lowered their minimums by pretty much half in the last five years...that to me is scary. Just to fill the seat? I constantly fly with new 250-750TT FOs and they are, I’m sorry to say it, no good help for the most part. They are great people, but some do think they already des...
by FOD_Vacuum
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 61
Views: 13145

Re: What to expect as a new hire

I have not heard back from SW but I also haven't checked if they have called my references. I will probably call them in the next few days to see if they got a reference check from SW to get an idea.
by FOD_Vacuum
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: CMA
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: CMA

Very true statement-especially in the Vancouver area, cost of living is insane yet the operators here somehow get away with paying the least for any pilot position whereas you go elsewhere in the country, you get on average 20-30k more a year with a lower cost of living. Kind of backwards if you ask...
by FOD_Vacuum
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

mollok, let me get this right, you interviewed July 2018 and validation email for being successful Aug 2018, and still waiting for GS today?
by FOD_Vacuum
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Any idea how long Sunwing usually takes to get back after interview before offering a position or PFO? When is the next GS scheduled for? Any info would be awesome-thanks!
by FOD_Vacuum
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: Sunwing Interview Process
Replies: 16
Views: 2848

Re: Sunwing Interview Process

I did not have a technical exam. Just a relaxed and fun straight one hour interview with four people.
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Interviews are starting July 15th for two weeks. Got the invite over the phone. I have no jet time, but have 4300TT and mostly turboprop MPIC and no 705 time. I was training captain at all of my companies I have worked so far. Bilingual, no degree but diploma. Good luck for those who applied! I appl...
by FOD_Vacuum
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Morningstar

Just wondering the regular details: where does the flying go out of YYZ on the 757, how many days a month work, is it commutable from West Coast, how long until Vancouver base(or is there even one?), pay, bond, upgrade time etc
by FOD_Vacuum
Mon May 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 2755

Re: Encore Requirements

Alright, stop nickel and dimming your hours like some kid who’s counting enough pennies to buy a candy bar... okay that was sarcasm but there is some truth to this. Do yourself and passengers a favour and get some real world PIC before getting a left seat job in a 705..what’s the rush getting to enc...
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Cavalier, when did you apply and what’s your experience?
by FOD_Vacuum
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1203
Views: 321965

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Is there any way to see the progress of your application? I first applied 2.5 years ago and just a few months ago updated my resume on job 18853 non-express portal. Did they slow down interviews due to the Max being grounded or something?
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Nope.
by FOD_Vacuum
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Crickets on my end...
by FOD_Vacuum
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westjet or Sunwing
Replies: 8
Views: 2303

Re: Westjet or Sunwing

Sunwing. If you go to WJ you might get “Swooped”. Plus you’ll get perpetually bumped down the list by the Encore folks. I don’t know what the time to a left seat at WJ would be but I bet it’s a very long time. You are wrong. On the application is specifically asks would you go to Swoop, mainline or...
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Jazz or Sunwing ?
Replies: 76
Views: 9392

Re: Jazz or Sunwing ?

Take home net pay for Jazz FOs especially on reserve is around $2000 a month. There is an oversupply of FOs on reserve so we rarely get called to fly and basically make no perdiems or overtime pay. When you factor in the average cost of rent for a one bedroom condo in YYZ or YVR being $2000 a month...
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 303
Views: 75473

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Anyone got the call yet for the last add that came out last week or are they still looking through resumes?

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