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by tbayav8er
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share
Replies: 1118
Views: 109844

Re: Air Canada and Transat announce Increased Purchase Price to $18 per Share

Exactly. It's like relying on Jim Cramer from Mad Money for investment ideas. Just wanted to chime in, since I'm so sick of the constant Motley Fool ads all over the internet.
sstaurus wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:50 am
Yep Motley Fool is basically Fox News.
by tbayav8er
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CEWS
Replies: 73
Views: 10761

Re: CEWS

So, the new CEWS information is pretty confusing to me. So basically after August 29th, the CEWS payments for furloughed employees will just be equal to EI/CERB?
by tbayav8er
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: Working while on CEWS

I definitely understand the perspective that it could be morally wrong to work another job at full wages while double dipping into the CEWS. Here's one other perspective though. If you've been furloughed and put on CEWS by your main employer, having no clue if/when recalls will happen, whether or no...
by tbayav8er
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What is "lift"?
Replies: 72
Views: 3419

Re: What is "lift"?

Sorry, I didn't read every reply here, so my apologies if this has already been mentioned. It also depends on aircraft type. A multi engine propeller aircraft definitely has a lower angle of attack with climb power while maintaining the same airspeed as was maintained while level before starting the...
by tbayav8er
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1904

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

Yeah, I don't see an issue with it. Especially since everyone has to wear a mask.
by tbayav8er
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36824

Re: Will Westjet survive?

No Socks is likely one of the Tech Ops Negative "NoSocks" is DH, ex-rewards analyst, a long time pilot hater with a history of trolling pilots on various social media platforms, particularly Yammer. That makes sense. Only thing missing are the stupid animated pictures on every post. Ah yes. As I su...
by tbayav8er
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Will Westjet survive?
Replies: 163
Views: 36824

Re: Will Westjet survive?

I have transferrable skills too, but I'm happier having my seniority protected for 10 years upon layoff, and having recall rights to get me back into my career (resuming at my previously accumulated years of service once I am recalled) than using my transferable skills somewhere else and starting at...
by tbayav8er
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Annoying pilot "friends"
Replies: 39
Views: 5476

Re: Annoying pilot "friends"

Yeah, I agree with the general feelings of other people in this thread. I like to think I've spent the last 13 years conducting myself with integrity. I know lots of friends at other places who would help me out if they could (some of whom I haven't kept in touch with very much over the years), and ...
by tbayav8er
Sun May 31, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird crash in CYKA
Replies: 235
Views: 19495

Re: Snowbird crash in CYKA

That’s the quote you chose to unhappy about 😂😂 The truth hurts I guess ..,., yes it is contrary to flight trading taught in schools right now......... don’t take my word for it go check for yourself. I have already fully admitted I have no military flying background However , when it comes to basic...
by tbayav8er
Sat May 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 26
Views: 4895

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

I’m starting to think that CAE might be the best way to play the Canadian aviation sector. Pilot training should recover before the airlines do? CAE is a great company, and I believe they also have some interesting things in the works for future military training. The already have the YMJ contract ...
by tbayav8er
Fri May 22, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX
Replies: 26
Views: 4895

Re: TSX: CHR, AC, EIF, ONEX

I wouldn't be putting my money in airline stock of any sort right now. Yes, AC has been going up and down in big swings, so people have been making money. I'm not really into day trading. I look at what I can invest in long term. When the second wave of the virus comes, airline stocks are going to b...
by tbayav8er
Tue May 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Best guess when recalls could happen
Replies: 97
Views: 19532

Re: Best guess when recalls could happen

I think it's going to depend largely on when/if a vaccine is developed and mass distributed. I think if there were a vaccine, that would drastically increase the public's confidence in going back on airplanes, going back to normal etc. I would say, once a vaccine is developed, recalls would probably...
by tbayav8er
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: A "NEW" One List?
Replies: 133
Views: 20344

Re: A "NEW" One List?

By my understanding, recall will be based on seniority, but it will be a recall to your respective bargaining group. So if you were laid off from WJ, you will be recalled to WJ. If you were laid off from Encore, you will be recalled to Encore. In other words, no, a more senior Encore pilot could not...
by tbayav8er
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Group Hiring Freeze
Replies: 177
Views: 41484

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: 177
Views: 41484

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: 36058

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: 2979

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: 3730

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: 1997

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: 15222

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: 15222

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: 15222

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: 15222

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: 7762

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: 7762

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...

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