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by FOD_Vacuum
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How much does it cost to run AvCanada?
Replies: 32
Views: 1839

Re: How much does it cost to run AvCanada?

These adds are getting out of hand...
by FOD_Vacuum
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 342
Views: 85229

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

If it helps, they plan on hiring up to 60 more pilots soon to fill the void for new duty regs coming into effect for the 705s. It takes a long time-dont give up hope!
by FOD_Vacuum
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?

I appreciate all the feedback-I think I’m going to go with the A20 as it is a commonly used headset and easy to use. The ProFlight would seem iffy with the earbuds and my ears never fully liked them and had trouble wearing the simplest head buds from Apple so A20 it is.
by FOD_Vacuum
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Bose ProFlight Series 2 or A20?

I will transition into a 737NG and want to buy a new headset. I’m leaning on the fence for both, and I am familiar with the A20 but I’ve never seen anyone with a ProFlight. Which headset is more appropriate and durable, preferred and why. Any reviews on the ProFlight vs A20 in the cockpit would be a...
by FOD_Vacuum
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Air Canada Pay
Replies: 76
Views: 9595

Re: Air Canada Pay

Someone come back from the sandbox? Welcome to Canadian aviation, where the pay is total crap compared to the rest of the world. Don’t forget the four year flat pay of 55k... woohoo!
by FOD_Vacuum
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 342
Views: 85229

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Same here, just got offered Nov 25th ground school! Congrats to all that got it! For those that didn’t yet, there’s hope. A few more planned for the next few months but nothing official yet.
by FOD_Vacuum
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 342
Views: 85229

Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

My references have all been called but still nothing. What’s going on?? I heard there is a Nov and Dec GS. Calls apparently go out mid month two weeks before course start.
by FOD_Vacuum
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Getting a call
Replies: 10
Views: 3571

Re: Getting a call

They called me a day after applying online. 4500TT and 3000MPIC, online test done the same day after their initial phone call from Halifax. Interview offered within 2 days after I applied online. Pretty quick..thought I’d try the Jazz route to AC as I haven’t been called once by AC after applying fo...
by FOD_Vacuum
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: $90k or higher.
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

$90k or higher.

Does anyone have an idea which turboprop captain jobs in BC pay $85-90k or more? Charter or Medevac ops. Commuting or rotational work is an option too. PM me too if you like.
by FOD_Vacuum
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: 2018 Pilot Hiring
Replies: 342
Views: 85229

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: 3236

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: 3236

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: 1573

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: 13304

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: 67
Views: 15333

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: 12341

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: 12033

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: 67
Views: 15333

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: 12033

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: 67
Views: 15333

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: 2213

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: 342
Views: 85229

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: 342
Views: 85229

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: 20
Views: 4378

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: 342
Views: 85229

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...

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