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by AWOS
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2831

Re: Traning bond or ... non flying job

Pretty sure the collective agreement at Jazz says that if they are to recall you while you have a contract or agreement with another employer, they can provide an LOA and that such a request shall not be unreasonably denied.
by AWOS
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 86527

Re: Westwind

schnitzel2k3 wrote: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:32 am Somehow I don't think a spray bottle, a 30' ladder and a warming pad are going to entice any flight crew to de-ice and should never have counted as 704 / 705 de-icing equipment.

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That looks about adequate for a King Air or a Navajo. Not for an ATR.
by AWOS
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 428
Views: 86527

Re: Westwind

Hmmm...There seems to be a trend in the comments here that proper deicing equipment and support isn't readily available at Northern stations. :roll:
by AWOS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De icing
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: De icing

PostmasterGeneral wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:38 am I hardly think that’s what he’s saying. If it’s -30 with no active precip and all you’ve got is a bit of impact ice adhering to the boots, don’t waste the fluid you have with you. You may really need it at your next station stop if it’s snowing for example.
Yes, that's exactly what I mean.
by AWOS
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De icing
Replies: 11
Views: 1676

Re: De icing

Ugh. Given recent events, I see where this is going. Most smaller operators carry small canisters of type 4. I've worked in Manitoba for a while and I can't say I've ever seen anyone take of with a dangerous amount of ice. Expecting a King Air or a Metro to waste what little fluid they have availabl...
by AWOS
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: much needed advice for newly graduated student pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 2560

Re: much needed advice for newly graduated student pilot

Keewatin dispatch and flying positions are rotational. There aren't too many jobs in Southern Canada that will allow you to rotate at the stage you're currently at in your career. While southern rotational jobs are out there, your best bet would be to look further North first.
by AWOS
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: First Air Salary
Replies: 2
Views: 3179

Re: First Air Salary

Base salary $3,337 per month (Level 1) to $4,412 per month (Level 8 )
Flying Bonus $15.76 per hour
https://firstair.ca/wp/wp-content/uploa ... 9Sep17.pdf
by AWOS
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 9218

Re: Manitoba Medevac

I have been doing medevacs in Manitoba for a couple years now and quite like the job in terms of different diagnosis in patients... What different diagnosis in patients?? Most of the patients have minor injuries or suicidal tendencies. Its same ole same ole. I'm thinking you are dilusional. I'm sur...
by AWOS
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz HR
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: Jazz HR

I've heard that you'll hear back pretty quick if you get PFO'd.
by AWOS
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz HR
Replies: 10
Views: 2805

Re: Jazz HR

I've heard that they're swamped. I have friends who waited over a month to hear back.
by AWOS
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Manitoba Medevac
Replies: 39
Views: 9218

Re: Manitoba Medevac

Oh my god. I don't know where to begin... I was very much involved in the medevac scene in Manitoba for three years. The duty days are horrendous, the airports are third world and the lack of organisation as a whole is mind blowing. With all the movement these days, there is an extreme lack of exper...
by AWOS
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Working at Westjet is "hell" according to f/a's
Replies: 10
Views: 4270

Re: Working at Westjet is "hell" according to f/a's

But in an email sent to employees last month, company president and CEO Gregg Saretsky spoke out against union drives, claiming unions were misleading employees and only concerned about making money.
Uh, how is WestJet management any different? I imagine their main concern is making money too.
by AWOS
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chartright Paiggio questions
Replies: 24
Views: 6305

Re: Chartright Paiggio questions

Chartright wrote:Training bond is $26300.00 CAD prorated over 24 months at rate of 1095.83 per 30 day period

Salary for Captain is 70K per year and FO 40K per year

300-350 hours per year with a mix of owner and charter flights

Hard pass. There are way better options than that right now.
by AWOS
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers
Replies: 19
Views: 3006

Re: Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers

I think anyone who works full time should be entitled to a living wage regardless of the job. I don't necessarily think it's ridiculous that WAA employees are asking for more money - I just think the contrast in their wages compared to other people in the industry is ridiculous.
by AWOS
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers
Replies: 19
Views: 3006

Strike begins for 150 Winnipeg airport workers

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-airport-strike-pickets-1.4218616 In real dollars, the proposed changes would move the salary range for unionized employees from the current range of $25-$56 per hour to $28-$65 per hour, which means the lowest salaried full-time employee would move fro...
by AWOS
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: July 1, 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 4150

Re: July 1, 2017

I hope this will result in medevac operators moving away from the 24/7 on-call set up and to more of a day/night shift arrangement. To do a 14 hour day shift, sit for a night and a day and then be expected to do a 14 hour night shift is a completely out of date model and needs to be done away with.
by AWOS
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Carson King Air Medevac Captain
Replies: 12
Views: 5857

Re: Carson King Air Medevac Captain

The short and easy answer is no. However, if you are single, or d-I-n-k, yes, you could afford a place near the airport on their starting salary. Otherwise, it's the Burbs. You're looking at $1500 per month for a one bedroom within 15 min drive of the airport. YVR is expensive...only come here if y...
by AWOS
Thu May 04, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Companies not paying Stat Holiday Pay
Replies: 19
Views: 4393

Re: Companies not paying Stat Holiday Pay

I spent last Christmas sitting in a remote base on call all day. Didn't end up getting called all day, and because I didn't turn a prop, I didn't receive any stat pay for the 25th.

Ended up getting "conveniently" called shortly after midnight and had to work a 12 hour night shift.
by AWOS
Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: SkyNorth?
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: SkyNorth?

I don't work there but I'm friends with a few who do and I've seen a lot of their operation first hand. Week on, week off. Bases in Thompson, Island Lake and Winnipeg. The accommodations in YIV aren't great IMO. I believe FOs are mid-thirties for pay and captains are in the mid-fifties and up for pa...

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