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by MrTurbine
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 7295

Re: Updates on one - list.

Turbine doesn't seem to understand what a resolution is. Please do not take his word for fact. Maybe this will go to a pilot group vote. Maybe it won't. The MEC will decide CB, you are correct, absolutely yes. And so is JBI, mind you he is an extremely sharp dude. It is just a resolution. the first...
by MrTurbine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14292

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

citizenbanana wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:05 pm
The mainline pilots aren't voting on anything as of right now.
Then you will be soon.
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by MrTurbine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Updates on one - list.
Replies: 30
Views: 7295

Re: Updates on one - list.

I just think it sets a bad precedent for the MEC to go out and go against a voted in result of its members , regardless what the results of the polling were. My understanding of the polling it was done by a 3rd party, they called random mainline pilots and got feedback. Mainline pilots were not ask...
by MrTurbine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: FA Class action lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4939

Re: FA Class action lawsuit

Actually he is right. I personally know 3 people that were screwed because someone somewhere at WJ didnt think they were cool or whatever. I think that's changed now but I don't know. This was 4-5 years ago. One guy was placed in the pool for the full year at encore and was just timed out in the po...
by MrTurbine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Future hiring
Replies: 21
Views: 3459

Re: Future hiring

You folks need to stop using the max getting back to service as a plan for future growth. It is not. We were staffed for the max before they went out of service. October 73 initial class is not going to be huge. The rest of the year and foreseeable future is all OTS hiring for mainline. Until the on...
by MrTurbine
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 14292

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Isn’t there a mandatory flow percentage per class that Westjet has to follow? If there is,and Westjet just chooses not to follow it, there should be money paid to the pilots who should have gone over to mainline. But I’m sure your new union is all over this? I don’t understand what you guys are doi...
by MrTurbine
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

How do you figure 5 years to flow to mainline? 600 pilots at Encore. That would involve Encore flowing 120 a year. At the current 50% flow that means WJ would have to hire 240 pilots a year for the next 5 years. I'm not trying to sound pessimistic, but I don't think that type of growth is on the ho...
by MrTurbine
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

As an Encore pilot I'd say Jazz is the way to go. It seems like it's a lot easier now to get over to AC from there, unless you mess up the interview. Yes, Encore has guaranteed flow and (at the moment anyway) the "one list" for seniority. But please think about how long you'll be spending at Encore...
by MrTurbine
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 36665

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

As someone who has been in this industry just over 30 years, you have a very naive understanding of your fellow pilots For the latest Swoop bid, a grand total of 6 of the 550 or so Encore pilots bid on the position. Of those 6, only 1 actually met the company's requirement of having been at Encore ...
by MrTurbine
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

If you want any sort of life outside of work - I would avoid Encore entirely. The guys that left there have ZERO positive things to say about the place. You will be worked to the max almost all the time, and your duty days will almost always be unnecessarily high in hours (not flight time). Encore’...
by MrTurbine
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

If you want any sort of life outside of work - I would avoid Encore entirely. The guys that left there have ZERO positive things to say about the place. You will be worked to the max almost all the time, and your duty days will almost always be unnecessarily high in hours (not flight time). Encore’...
by MrTurbine
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

Anybody have insight as to when WJE will turn the training taps back on? No ground schools for Feb/Mar. Hiring likely to get going again in April. Last year was 10 pilots every 2 weeks or so. Not sure if that is going to stay the new standard. You can pretty much bank on at least 10 people a month....
by MrTurbine
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Wil Jazz hire with instructing time only?
Replies: 40
Views: 6172

Re: Wil Jazz hire with instructing time only?

Pretty much anyone can make it a Jazz training program. Is it right? No, but it's reality. What do you mean?! That the reality is the most of the new hires are young and inexperienced. I was responding to someone who said "Just curious how they can prefer people with no commercial experience vs som...
by MrTurbine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?
Replies: 221
Views: 27442

Re: How's morale with uncertainty of the one list?

I assume the pause is for current negotiating and things will pickup. Anyone want to comment how staffing is on the line? Is Encore short and needing fellas soon? Encore will need people this year, but not as much as last year. We still need to figure out a few things post Kaplan award (new mainlin...
by MrTurbine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: PIC Mins
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: PIC Mins

RatMan wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:56 am
I heard Encore is thinking of reducing min PIC time to 150. Can anyone confirm, with an associated implementation timeline?

Thanks!
Yes. Should be updated on the ad already.
by MrTurbine
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Upgrade timelines
Replies: 26
Views: 3916

Re: Upgrade timelines

Wow! Nice! That’s a great way to talk about your fellow coworkers. I have friends who work, their wives work, they have kids. They tried to carve out time to watch the videos bit would have liked to attend a roadshow in person. Or they had other things to do ..What’s the problem with that? What’s t...
by MrTurbine
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Upgrade timelines
Replies: 26
Views: 3916

Re: Upgrade timelines

I think the jazz guys and gals are getting the sh$& end of the stick. If you think Aviation is the only industry getting squeezed by ruthless CEO’s think again. It’s a societal problem .. not just an aviation problem. TC, ATAC etc etc are entities perpetuating the cycle of BS. Alpa is looking out f...
by MrTurbine
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Upgrade timelines
Replies: 26
Views: 3916

Re: Upgrade timelines

The shit opportunities I'm referring to are the opportunity to make poverty wages and still need to buy pic time so you're even eligible for upgrade. I couldn't care less if it leads to Air Canada, their starting pay sucks too. When I had 500-1000 hours I was making more than a first year Jazz FO a...
by MrTurbine
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Upgrade timelines
Replies: 26
Views: 3916

Re: Upgrade timelines

Given the recent happenings at both sides, pretty sad options. AC and Jazz with lifestyle and movement is better than Swoop and stagnation with a management team that hates pilots. But that's like picking the smaller bucket of poop. It's still all shit. So with a 1000 hours the pilot will get to be...
by MrTurbine
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Upgrade timelines
Replies: 26
Views: 3916

Upgrade timelines

I’ve been asked this question a few times from some pilots that I mentor and I keep forgetting to ask the group here. Since I only know the encore scoop on this, I need info on the jazz side. Flight instructor who has about 1000 hours and has to choose between encore and jazz (because these lucky ba...
by MrTurbine
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

What does AC look like for west coast fill spots? Lots of growth for YVR planned at AC this year. With your time, look into it. Or mainline WJ. You’ll wait a few years before you can hold YVR base because you’ll be at BOTL. Good luck. Lol. A few years. AC will have you YVR within a year. WJ would b...
by MrTurbine
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

Citationdriver wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:10 pm
What does AC look like for west coast fill spots?
Lots of growth for YVR planned at AC this year. With your time, look into it. Or mainline WJ. You’ll wait a few years before you can hold YVR base because you’ll be at BOTL.

Good luck.
by MrTurbine
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 107
Views: 19337

Re: Hiring outlook

RatMan wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Anybody have insight as to when WJE will turn the training taps back on?
Give it a few months, things just need to catch up here.
by MrTurbine
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New Arbitrated Contract
Replies: 123
Views: 18664

Re: New Arbitrated Contract

I take it now one really knows whats going on with the "one-list"? One list has been agreed to be kept by both WS/WR MEC’s. Just waiting on the company to sign on and make it an LOU. In all communications to the pilot groups the company says they want to keep the one list. They’ve been waiting for ...
by MrTurbine
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 62682

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

Accidentally double posted, my apologies.

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