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by Rowdy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge
Replies: 69
Views: 8414

Re: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge

Chorus must be looking beyond the CPA's with their diversification/expansion into the regional aircraft leasing market and buying Voyageur over the past few yrs... not having all their "eggs in one basket", does it mean they see something ominous regarding the relationship with AC and the Express b...
by Rowdy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What was your longest non stop flight?
Replies: 58
Views: 2937

Re: What was your longest non stop flight?

11.5hrs in a DHC6 crossing the pond westbound with a gnarly headwind in the winter.
by Rowdy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge
Replies: 69
Views: 8414

Re: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge

The a220-300 won't be at express. I'm not sure what the configurations are like on the -100, but I'd assume it too would be outside of the scope language, unless AC decides to bully ACPA into allowing it and adding some more wide bodies. IIRC it was based on a fleet ratio with them was it not? I cou...
by Rowdy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge
Replies: 69
Views: 8414

Re: Chorus/Ggn/Sky merge

SKR has only signed the cards. Not sure they've certified yet. However, I doubt AC would try and pull a fast one on them and push or force a purchase/merge. They could however downsize SKR and hand Jazz a bunch of the embraers, as they did to us by giving GGN our old tired 200s. You'd be more likely...
by Rowdy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: November 2018 Jazz interviews
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: November 2018 Jazz interviews

They are still conducting interviews ? I know people who interviewed and completed the process in September and still waiting for jazz to call... I was almost a year from interview to course date. Seems to fluctuate all the time. Some people get called in 2 weeks. Some people take 2 months. As they...
by Rowdy
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz - Dash 8 bond
Replies: 36
Views: 2625

Re: Jazz - Dash 8 bond

Our union would not allow a bond. The working conditions are far better than most operations here, which tends to keep people. Not to mention the benefit package, pension, ESOP, schedule, vacation, mx, training etc. Some people do indeed leave after a year or two for overseas gigs. Or after the agre...
by Rowdy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 5905

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

So what does Bombardier actually do?

The CRJ was canadair, the Q400 was dehavilland before them.. The C series is now Airbus...

Blows me away that our government just keeps handing their execs cash.
by Rowdy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft
Replies: 519
Views: 69363

Re: WestJet pilots to fly Swoop aircraft

Lightchop wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Don't confuse MEC Executive, with the MEC. They are not the same thing.
Exactly. MEC = Master executive Council. The entire group. Usually supported and voted on by the LEC (Local).

There is an MEC Chair and Vice Chair. One person being replaced does not change the entire group.
by Rowdy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 27
Views: 4734

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

Every
Mechanical
Breakdown
Requires
An
Electrical
Reset

No thanks! United express (commutair) can keep em. Unless my Pay triples.
by Rowdy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...
Replies: 392
Views: 41395

Re: SWOOP OTS Captains punted from left seat...

Cloak, I'd disagree. The general canadian populace does not care. They are almost completely and belligerently uninformed on whats happened. Most that I've spoken to that aren't in the industry don't even know swoop exists. The ones that do know, are usually union members(non aviation), and they now...
by Rowdy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz aviation- pool of Candidates
Replies: 11
Views: 3825

Re: Jazz aviation- pool of Candidates

This thread made me giggle.
by Rowdy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Things are brewing in the kitchen.
Replies: 27
Views: 4734

Re: Things are brewing in the kitchen.

Is this the long talked about addition of Uniteds transborder flying? The addition of new Q's to supplement our aging fleet of classics that will soon be doing the 1900 flying? The addition of RJ's to take over the GGN RJ flying when they negotiate a proper contract and AC takes the flying away from...
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 14263

Re: Where is this so called shortage

trey kule wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:23 am
Rowdy...

How much more do you suggest reducing the ATPL reqyuirements? :smt040
Good one! :rolleyes:

At present, the exams are all still carryovers from '85. How long til we can just freeze them with a bought type rating? haha
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 172
Views: 25414

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

The classic out west is the hidden gem of the fleet. Great crews. Short and easy turns. Decent overnights. It also seems to have better reliability than its modern variant and the corporate jet turned commuter airliner. Its all about perspective. Sure if you were stuck in a 100 that was about to be ...
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 2587

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

Yeah I got that. Same like, why is the government talking abbot banning hand guns? Because it's not the legal gun owners causing problems. Criminals will do what they want either way. Bingo. Those that need that drink after a long days flying, are going to have it regardless. Changing the rules on ...
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is this so called shortage
Replies: 239
Views: 14263

Re: Where is this so called shortage

Interesting that this beaten to death topic of degree/no degree issue keeps coming up. WHO CARES!

How about we spend our time motivating our government to address the issues of flight and duty times, ATPL requirements and other avenues that will improve our industry instead?
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 114
Views: 17364

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

You're more likely to see AC purchase all of its regionals, merge them, create tension and break up any unity amongst the mec's, essentially turning the groups against each other like they did last time.. then sell them off again a few years later. What do you think they're currently doing with GGN...
by Rowdy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 2587

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

Why are we amending the rules that most operators already have stricter versions of in their COM's?

Like many have expressed.. why are we not changing the piis poor fatigue rules? Oh right.. follow the dollar signs
by Rowdy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...
Replies: 114
Views: 17364

Re: Thoughts on ACPA Joining ALPA...

You're more likely to see AC purchase all of its regionals, merge them, create tension and break up any unity amongst the mec's, essentially turning the groups against each other like they did last time.. then sell them off again a few years later. What do you think they're currently doing with GGN ...
by Rowdy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Hiring Process at Jazz
Replies: 9
Views: 1632

Re: Hiring Process at Jazz

You applied through the online portal appropriately? Added in all the necessary info? Uploaded your resume and cover letter? There are some things in there that will immediately get you nixed from the process.. Shouldn't be too hard to figure out :D Takes HR a bit of time to sort through. From there...
by Rowdy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 8011

Re: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation

What routes does GGN fly out of YYZ, on the 1900s? Will Jazz get those routes then? Thats what its looking like from the bid pacs. I've also noticed the addition of CYXC overnights and the associated flying coming up out west. Just speculation, but I'm thinking the pressure from WJ link is being fe...
by Rowdy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation
Replies: 30
Views: 8011

Re: GGN YYZ 1900 to Cease Operation

What routes does GGN fly out of YYZ, on the 1900s? Will Jazz get those routes then? Thats what its looking like from the bid pacs. I've also noticed the addition of CYXC overnights and the associated flying coming up out west. Just speculation, but I'm thinking the pressure from WJ link is being fe...
by Rowdy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Passenger rights advocate launches complaint against new low-cost airline
Replies: 17
Views: 2881

Re: Passenger rights advocate launches complaint against new low-cost airline

tbaylx wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:39 pm
That certainly hasn't been the type of passengers we're seeing on Swoop to date. Lots of young families and first time fliers who for the most part have been very pleasant

Didn't you just say in another post that you were almost always in the sim? I guess the sim passengers are always pleasant.
by Rowdy
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 3918

Re: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?

Lots of names I can think of with gobs of Twotter time.

Bob was one of my favourites.
by Rowdy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: PML Portal
Replies: 69
Views: 9145

Re: PML Portal

A lot of the more senior A scale pilots have no idea, nor do they care. Theres only a very small select group of vocal ones that are concerned we are going to go after their pay etc. to increase ours.

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