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by sampsonmcd
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Canada’s aviation industry faces existential headwinds

Gotta wonder when this will translate into actual wage increases. https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/canadas-aviation-industry-faces-existential-headwinds-and-that-affects-you/ Suzanne Kearns is an associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Canada has a long and proud aviation history, recogniz...
by sampsonmcd
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: pfo?
Replies: 8
Views: 7146

Re: pfo?

How long until one normally hears back after an interview? Its been over a month and Ive heard nothing.

Maybe they are just really backed up, waiting is no fun.
by sampsonmcd
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Interview call back time ?
Replies: 28
Views: 16273

Re: Interview call back time ?

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by sampsonmcd
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: digital interview
Replies: 5
Views: 3994

Re: digital interview

Is the digital interview just a screener for the face to face, or is it all online these days without a face to face?
by sampsonmcd
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: US Regional Hiring Australian Pilots
Replies: 7
Views: 2788

Re: US Regional Hiring Australian Pilots

In the past few months, I know of quite a few part 121s hiring Canadians as well, and taking care of their visas. They’re getting pretty desperate. Good way to end up in one of the majors there though, do a couple of years at a regional like Skywest or endeavour and go from there. What companies ar...
by sampsonmcd
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Summit Air UK base
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Summit Air UK base

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by sampsonmcd
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 4886

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

Could it be that they are simply creating a bank of qualified applicants, for when they begin link operations? There have been weekly PASCO postings for a while now. Has anybody actually started the evaluation process? I talked to some colleagues today. We determined we know 6 people who also appli...
by sampsonmcd
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 4886

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

At least thier are still some reasonable voices who are also addressing the fatigue regs. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/myth-vs-fact-canadas-proposed-flight-crew-fatigue-rules-milt-isaacs/ Myth vs. Fact: Canada’s Proposed Flight Crew Fatigue Rules Published on Published onFebruary 2, 2018 Milt Isaa...
by sampsonmcd
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A President’s Message and a must read
Replies: 65
Views: 4886

Re: A President’s Message and a must read

I also applied to PASCO not too long ago for a FO job, although I would qualify as Capt. Funny, never heard a word back either. Go figure, I didnt know much about them but I feel like this opens my eyes. Although I keep reading articles like this that make my blood boil, I'm actually pretty happy to...
by sampsonmcd
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CBC: Pilot shortage
Replies: 41
Views: 8520

Re: CBC: Pilot shortage

Related: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ottawa-flying-club-ofc-pilot-shortage-1.4481725 "We haven't raised salaries in, I don't even know, years. It's frightening what these guys make," said Swaffer. "This is not a rich kid's hobby. These guys are struggling to make a living." - runs the show No w...
by sampsonmcd
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: CFC Tuition Costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: CFC Tuition Costs

Never work for free. Any school that advertises unpaid coop's is a place to stay away from. Makes you wonder where they are cutting corners. Safety and self respect would suggest you follow the money, something isn't right. Those jobs should be going to pilots who need them. CFC should be ashamed. I...
by sampsonmcd
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DC10 Pilots Required
Replies: 19
Views: 3888

Re: DC10 Pilots Required

KF Aerospace is a well-established Canadian Air Carrier, Engineering & Maintenance Organization and Military Pilot Training Organization with nearly 1000 employees working out of 5 bases across Canada. In operation for almost 50 years, we own and operate a fleet of CV580/CV5800 and DC10-30F aircraf...
by sampsonmcd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saferskies.ca, meet the lobbyists
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Re: Saferskies.ca, meet the lobbyists

That's just gross. Coles notes version is "safety is expensive, email your MP that you don't want to pay for safety" The sad part is that I noticed a lot of comments on social media from the average joe who had clearly taken the bait. They were fearful of ticket prices going up and their local airp...
by sampsonmcd
Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Saferskies.ca, meet the lobbyists
Replies: 13
Views: 2054

Saferskies.ca, meet the lobbyists

Saw this on social media. Bullshit at its finest.

https://www.airlinescanada.ca
by sampsonmcd
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Signing Bonuses!
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

Re: Signing Bonuses!

Even a flight school is offering a $2400 signing bonus now. Good sign of things to come.
by sampsonmcd
Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Will the Canadian "pilot shortage" reach U.S. levels?
Replies: 18
Views: 4897

Re: Will the Canadian "pilot shortage" reach U.S. levels?

Google : TN visas for Canadians non immigrants. Get a job offer in writing and pick up the work visa on the way to the airport :) "Pilot" is not an eligible profession for the TN visa according to: https://www.tnvisabulletin.com/tn-visa-general-occupations and http://www.nafsa.org/_/file/_/amresour...
by sampsonmcd
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Prefer a Tired Pilot to An Inexperienced one"
Replies: 16
Views: 3890

Re: "Prefer a Tired Pilot to An Inexperienced one"

Its a shame we continue to let this happen to our industry. Those who do not stand for safety need to be removed. We all need to group together to improve working conditions across the board. Majority of pilots agree with these fatigue issues, we just need to execute a plan to deal with it. Enough i...
by sampsonmcd
Tue May 09, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Lack of transparency
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Lack of transparency

Transparency seems to be an issue here in Canada. More often then not you need to know somebody before you get any real information about salaries, benefits, even bonds. Many pilots blindly apply to jobs, then don't know what the conditions are until the interview, or perhaps until the job offer. Th...
by sampsonmcd
Sat May 06, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bond issues
Replies: 47
Views: 5879

Re: Training Bond issues

PilotDar, respectfully, I think you may be missing the point. In my opinion its not so simple, it goes quite deeper then you may imagine. Bonds can be problems for many reasons. Many pilots have taken them because they felt like they did not have better options. We have the upfront bond, and the tra...
by sampsonmcd
Sat May 06, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Training Bond issues
Replies: 47
Views: 5879

Re: Training Bond issues

I'll never understand why half of the pilot community insists on shooting themselves in the foot. 50% believe bonds are ok, and working the ramp is totally normal. 50% believe that bonds are sleazy and the ramp work undercuts pilot wages and value. In my opinion, we should all be working together to...
by sampsonmcd
Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Proposed airport privatization will drive up costs for travellers, say CEOs
Replies: 29
Views: 3298

Re: Proposed airport privatization will drive up costs for travellers, say CEOs

Back to this topic.. Lots of very great points made on both sides so far! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/no-plans-for-airport-sales-in-liberals-federal-budget/article34358267/ We are still one of the only countries without any true low cost carriers. Privatization and now foreign owner...
by sampsonmcd
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Sunwing Cadet Program
Replies: 78
Views: 15072

Re: Sunwing scabs the industry even further.

This is done all over the world to varying degrees of success. Hell, the military does the same thing with little experience and it works out just fine. The question of whether or not these fresh CPL's will make suitable first officers is debatable, its down to the individual in my opinion.. but I s...

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