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by dumbbell daddy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384706

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Don't try and predict anything. This past summer I was called 1 week after my interview, to start PIT 2 weeks later. OTS. The girls in HR are very warm, welcoming and professional btw.
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12282

Re: Regional Career

The last few PIT courses were mostly Jazz....so yeah not many 35-50 year olds. Lots of OTS older guys have been hired this year. My summer PIT course was a mix. Early 20’s to mid 50’s. Many of us were in our 30’s; coming from overseas, military or other Canadian airlines. I’m not on the hiring team....
by dumbbell daddy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1485
Views: 384706

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Flat pay is crap. Not doubt about it. As a new hire, I think altiplano’s posts are pretty accurate. I think he paints a pretty realistic picture of what an average new hire could expect. Actually, if you’re fortunate to get Rouge 767 out of GS or transfer into Rouge on the 319 or 767, you’ll actuall...
by dumbbell daddy
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Recession incoming
Replies: 163
Views: 16502

Re: Recession incoming

The weakness of western democracies could not be more evident than this election. No substance or fresh ideas. Nothing but manufactured politically correct bullshit. A polarising mainstream media bereft of any real journalism, driven by clicks and sensationalism. But who cares when no one reads bey...
by dumbbell daddy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4913

Re: Pension

Thanks for the response.
Cheers
by dumbbell daddy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Pension
Replies: 22
Views: 4913

Re: Pension

With the new AC pension "scheme", are you allowed to take out the commuted value when you retire instead of the payments? A typical DB plan would allow you to:

Transfer a large chunk to a LIRA.
Throw the remainder into your existing RRSP (if you had the room).
Take the rest in cash.

Thanks
by dumbbell daddy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

To the ORIGINAL poster, I find I get to spend way more quality time with my family as an airline pilot. Yes 9-5 is nice. Yes sleeping in your own bed is nice. But, 9-5 banker's usually leave at 8-8:30 depending on where you live and come home around 5:30-6. Also most FP's have to meet up when client...
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

I can contribute. I worked at one of the big five banks for almost 4 years. I worked as a financial service manager opening accounts, referring shitty investments, starting loan applications ect. Even though I wasn't making financial planner or wealth manager money, the bank was always riding my ass...
by dumbbell daddy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Building overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Re: Building overseas

Thanks for the reply. I actually got in touch with someone from the MD-RA. It sounds like it's actually pretty feasible to build something like an RV overseas. You wouldn't even need to fly a MD-RA inspector over as long as you left a certain amount of inspection panels open on your return. A compos...
by dumbbell daddy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Building overseas
Replies: 2
Views: 1807

Building overseas

Hey guys,

Just out of curiosity, has anyone partially built an experimental aircraft outside of Canada? I sometimes think about doing some contract work overseas and would like to continue building (composite)?

Take care
by dumbbell daddy
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: B737 Recommended headset

Good to know. Thanks pal.
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: B737 Recommended headset
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: B737 Recommended headset

Anyone know if the Bluetooth still works with the QC35 Harmony/Avee setup? I need to be able to watch Netflix at 360. Priorities people!
by dumbbell daddy
Sun May 26, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 59
Views: 9995

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

The big difference between Aeroperu and the MAX situation is that there was no UAS drill prior to Aeroperu but there is one for the MAX. A UAS drill was one of the lessons learned from Aeroperu. You brought up a very interesting point. It took 70 years of commercial flying before Boeing decided tha...
by dumbbell daddy
Wed May 15, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 131
Views: 23505

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Just like Onyx did with Hawker Beechcraft eh. Sure expanded that operation.
Ouch! Forgot about that. This company killed off over 40 years of jet production with a stroke of a pen.
by dumbbell daddy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up
Replies: 81
Views: 19557

Re: North America 737/320 Pay Round-up

The disturbing part is that some of you are defending these low wages in Canada.
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Career First Officer at AC by design?
Replies: 89
Views: 20912

Re: Career First Officer at AC by design?

What's with the gloating? Isn't the 777 FO position known as the 'trouble maker' position? Guys who failed their upgrade, too scared to do it, or just don't fit in anywhere else in the company?
by dumbbell daddy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Possibly returning to Canada
Replies: 23
Views: 2835

Re: Possibly returning to Canada

WestJet, AC are hiring. Transat and SWG as well. Possibly quick upgrades at all 3 (besides WestJet). You could probably get a DEC gig at Flair and work your ass off for low pay. There's been a few Challenger ads lately. Most probably pay at least $130K or more. TC is hiring POI's. 100K + to start, p...
by dumbbell daddy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 10952

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

TSAM wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:43 pm
Both SW and TS are the best kept secrets in Canada.
+1
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?
Replies: 89
Views: 10952

Re: Why does everyone want to work at Air Canada?

Sunwing is a place where after a few years, you could make/work as much or as little as you want. They're pilot's junior to me, that make way more then I do. Also when you deploy it's tax free cash, that's why they're so popular. I'm not knocking AC or WJ. I don't really know much about Transat. If ...
by dumbbell daddy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Twin Otter trivia: Hours held by the highest time pilots?
Replies: 37
Views: 4431

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

If I remember correctly, Bob told me he stopped counting at around 30,000...one night over a beer at Jetz. I think he had something like close to 10,000 hrs on the ICE alone, at the time of his passing. Bob was one of a kind. Really missed. He helped start a lot of young pilot's careers.
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Cozy Mk IV
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Cozy Mk IV

Thanks for the useful info lupin. Hopefully you post a pic of her flying next year.

Take care
by dumbbell daddy
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Cozy Mk IV
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Cozy Mk IV

Hey thanks for the reply Gerry. Ive actually been on the Canard Zone. Lots of useful info. Are you building anything right now?
by dumbbell daddy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Homebuilders
Topic: Cozy Mk IV
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Cozy Mk IV

Hey guys,

Anyone have any expierence building or flying a Cozy? I think there’s one or two builders kicking around Southern Ontario. It’s been on my radar for years but I’ve never met anyone who’s flown or built one.

Take care
by dumbbell daddy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 14536

Re: Norwegian Air

I get it that not everyone wants to leave the Canadian paradise to live in some hellhole like, um, Spain where the food, wine, women, and weather are so, um, inferior to Canada. :mrgreen: But it's a bit painful to witness open hostility when it's apparently based on nothing more than ignorance of t...
by dumbbell daddy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Norwegian Air
Replies: 52
Views: 14536

Re: Norwegian Air

To Jack and Complex,

Do you think they will ever open up a Canadian base like they have in the US, and hire on the 737/787?

Might be wishful thinking but stranger things have happened........

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