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by tbayav8er
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 22325

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Swoop pilots got a reduced block of 53 hours on an MOA for April. (To be clear, I'm not a Swoop pilot. Just saw the MOA). what about those in training? At Encore, the current trainees I believe are going home and getting paid the MMG for now. Training is suspended at the moment, as far as I know. N...
by tbayav8er
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 94
Views: 22325

Re: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze

Swoop pilots got a reduced block of 53 hours on an MOA for April. (To be clear, I'm not a Swoop pilot. Just saw the MOA).
by tbayav8er
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Grab a seat. The music is stopping
Replies: 188
Views: 31809

Re: Grab a seat. The music is stopping

I mean the coronavirus situation is definitely quite serious, with 2800 people having died so far. It's not my intent to downplay the severity, however, as of last week, 14 000 people had died this winter in the US from the flu. It's obviously having a negative impact on the market (more than I woul...
by tbayav8er
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Interview 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: Interview 2020

I'm at Encore, but the interview is probably similar. One thing I did that helped (I guess this would probably help at any airline interview) in the weeks leading up to my interview was just flipped through the pages in my logbook to help remind myself of some memorable flights I've had, because I u...
by tbayav8er
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Personal Interview
Replies: 11
Views: 3056

Re: Encore Personal Interview

I wore a suit and tie to my interview....got the job. I don't think you can really over-dress for an airline interview. Everyone else who interviewed at the same time as me wore a suit and tie as well.
by tbayav8er
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PICUS at Encore
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: PICUS at Encore

Minor Correction :)......ALMOST any Captain can do it. It has to be a Captain who has completed their first recurrent after qualifying as Captain. So pretty much all Captains can do it. Any captains can do PICUS. That being said, back when I worked at Encore, not every captains agreed to-do it as it...
by tbayav8er
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 12001

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Wrong. Not in terminal airspace. The post above me is correct. Not so sure about that, legally speaking the only time atc takes terrain responsibility is when they give you a vector. Unless you can show me a reference otherwise. The only thing I’ve ever seen black and white atc takes terrain respon...
by tbayav8er
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 12001

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Seems like this wasn't an isolated incident. Happened the very next day as well.... December 17 A Swoop Inc. Boeing 737-8CT (C-FYBK/WSW107) on a flight from Hamilton, ON (CYHM) to Abbotsford, BC (CYXX) checked in on the HOPE 3 Arrival and was cleared for the area navigation (RNAV) 25 approach. The ...
by tbayav8er
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 12001

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

Oh I think I see what happened (assuming the track on my flight radar app is accurate). Looks like Swoop went almost directly from the Hope NDB towards the last waypoint on the star, and then climbed to about 9500'. I compared that track to a bunch of other flights that flew the Hope 3 arrival comin...
by tbayav8er
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Terrain Warning
Replies: 79
Views: 12001

Re: Swoop Terrain Warning

What does a typical approach clearance off of the STAR sound like in YXX when coming from the East? Do they typically clear you for the approach to 07 via OMINO-MISAR, or is it typically vectors to final? Haven't been there in quite a while, and just did a visual last time I went there. Just looking...
by tbayav8er
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 6172

Re: Swoop

Jazz has trip/duty rigs, and look at what their pay scales top out at. Not saying their pay is fantastic either, but again, at Encore, we still don't have trip and duty rigs, and our payscales top out at 5 years. I'm not saying Jazz pay is fantastic, and yes, for a year one FO, their pay is slightly...
by tbayav8er
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 27
Views: 6172

Re: Swoop

Yeah we're not higher than Jazz at Encore, and our payscale stops at 5 years. After 5 years, I believe there's something that says it only goes up by 2%/year or something like that, which doesn't even keep up with inflation. FO pay is pretty much the same as Jazz, and Captain pay pushed closer to Ja...
by tbayav8er
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?
Replies: 84
Views: 8944

Re: Is this a good reason for a high speed RTO?

I'd say good job to the crew. Electrical issues can be very complicated, and you never know...maybe the generator went offline due to an electrical fire. Better to reject the takeoff and potentially overheat the brakes than get airborne and realize you have an electrical fire. In our training, they ...
by tbayav8er
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Pilot Transfer Agreement
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Re: Pilot Transfer Agreement

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by tbayav8er
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

bob99 wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 pm
When does the vote close?


December 12th at 1000 EST.
by tbayav8er
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Pilot Transfer Agreement
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Re: Pilot Transfer Agreement

I would assume the threshold is 50%, and yes, it has to pass the vote for both pilot groups separately. It's not combined.
by tbayav8er
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Pilot Transfer Agreement
Replies: 7
Views: 2888

Re: Pilot Transfer Agreement

The vote will be completed by 10am EST on the 12th. Both Encore and Westjet/Swoop pilot groups will be voting on it separately at the same time. Both MEC's have been busy doing all pilot calls, roadshows, etc. and are continuing to do so over the next week.
by tbayav8er
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

Ex DC-10, and everyone else at mainline.....please don't let the opinions of the one or two Encore pilots on here talking this way about mainline pilots let that reflect badly on the rest of us. Myself and 99.99% of the other Encore pilots don't feel that the mainline pilots tried to screw us. I kno...
by tbayav8er
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 22783

Re: Hiring outlook

Yeah 40k/year to fly a Q400 with no seniority with mainline, and no flow. Sweet. This is quite possibly one of the dumbest posts here. Stay at Encore, work 18 days a month for low pay and get extended all the time to hopefully flow to the bottom of the list in 6 years and start over. Or go to jazz w...
by tbayav8er
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

Encore reduced the flying schedule this month due to staffing issues. Not sure if that was the case in October as well. So obviously, considering the flying schedule has been reduced, you're not going to see a hike in cancellation percentages. ...in the last week there have been thirteen Encore flig...
by tbayav8er
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

Also, I wanted to bust a rumour I've heard from some people not totally "in the know", about how this is going down. I've heard comments from people concerning the shutdown of flow saying things like "Well you shouldn't worry, because the company has to flow 60%/year to mainline with your new agree...
by tbayav8er
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

Also, I wanted to bust a rumour I've heard from some people not totally "in the know", about how this is going down. I've heard comments from people concerning the shutdown of flow saying things like "Well you shouldn't worry, because the company has to flow 60%/year to mainline with your new agreem...
by tbayav8er
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

Thanks, I hope so too! I would prefer to stay here....I've wanted to work at WJ since I was 12 years old....I'm now 30....so to be this close to my goal, and have all this unfold the way it has been is pretty disappointing.
by tbayav8er
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

Not quite. I've been at Encore for a little over 2 years, and I'm still more than 220 spots down the Encore list alone. This is also irrelevant, because management has shutdown flow from Encore to mainline, with no timeline in place to reinstate flow. The reason these people got a mainline spot who ...
by tbayav8er
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40416

Re: One List

So apparently, some of the junior Encore FO's who bid to Swoop when they first started up have now been awarded Mainline FO positions. In my opinion, that's brutal. The rest of us at Encore didn't bid to swoop because we wanted to support the mainline pilots by not bidding over to Swoop, and this is...

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