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by Yycjetdriver
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Has anybody given up?
Replies: 35
Views: 913

Re: Has anybody given up?

A few years ago I started with a goal of working for a big airline in a few years, I was in my mid 20's and didn't have to money to commit to flying so I just studied theory and saved up for the flying. 4 years later I've been flying as much as I can but due to weather and how busy schools have bee...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fired?
Replies: 36
Views: 5238

Re: Fired?

I guess half the westjet pilots on avcanada should be terminated as well then. It's sure easier to shoot off one's mouth in what one writes, when being such a coward as to not use your real name. I've learned that here, observing some of the adolescent bullying. A ton of spineless cowards. Have som...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Questions for Jazz pilots
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Questions for Jazz pilots

:?: So I know so many questions have been answered separately on this forum but I’m a grade 12 student that wants to study aviation and become a pilot. I’ve been really considering jazz as I wanna work for Air Canada eventually and I know people are gonna say “there are better companies” and such an...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: NEM Tony Ledsham is NOT gone...
Replies: 13
Views: 3325

Re: NEM Tony Ledsham is NOT gone...

Don’t be enablers. The guy needs some help. He’s gone down hill last few months. You are not helping him. If you are at all close to him like his wing man on the forum, you should have a talk and get him the help he needs. I heard about his personal issues. He will need help with dealing with that....
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop alum
Replies: 54
Views: 7235

Re: Swoop alum

discountpilot wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:18 pm 47 and 31...
Are you implying that’s a bad thing?
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Sky Regional Airlines Inc.
Topic: More layoffs coming!
Replies: 26
Views: 4652

Re: More layoffs coming!

It’s difficult to watch our company conditions get worse day by day while Jazz continues to do their best, which in comparison is wonderful! In all seriousness, isn’t that Sky Regionals main purpose? Jazz was more than capable of doing all AC’s tier 2 regional flying and were doing an excellent job...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Needless steep climbouts
Replies: 76
Views: 3925

Re: Needless steep climbouts

As for having fun with your $350 aircraft. For even more fun, try a roll immediately after takeoff. No sense in letting fear and common sense hold you back. Doing something that has to be done perfect every time, is not the place to fun it up. Old guy talking.... :smt040 Trey unkule, that does soun...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Needless steep climbouts
Replies: 76
Views: 3925

Re: Needless steep climbouts

My rant for this evening: A pretty Carbon Cub on PK amphibious floats (so $350,000 +?) is shown on Facebook with a pleasingly short ground roll on takeoff. Sure. Then, a needless steep climbout, with no obstacles to be seen. The pilot, while nicely displaying a short groundroll, then puts him/herse...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 14 Day quarantine to be removed?
Replies: 2
Views: 892

Re: 14 Day quarantine to be removed?

The quarantine will not be removed, it will be shortened with the 2 negative test results I believe the 2nd test will be at the 6-7 period of quarantine upon re-entry. Hopefully a step in the right direction.
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5217

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

You should know 99% of the East Coaster’s I’ve talked to on layovers during this whole pandemic desperately want to keep their bubble. Other than the obvious aviation professionals out there, the rest of the population couldn’t care less WJ is pulling out. Westjet has unfortunately always been a la...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5217

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

WJ and AC should cut all their flights to the maritimes. If they want their “bubble” let them enjoy their bubble. They can drive or take a boat..... You should know 99% of the East Coaster’s I’ve talked to on layovers during this whole pandemic desperately want to keep their bubble. Other than the ...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

Its quite clear in the PTA about bump rights. Jet driver is correct and you are not. Section 8.01 is pretty clear and its under "WestJet or Swoop layoff and recall" I understand Encore pilots are looking out for their own team, but if we keep allowing the company to do whatever it wants w...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

Let me boil down my point because I don’t think that I conveyed it clearly last time. In the PTA, it is explicitly stated that “in the event of a recall at WestJet or Swoop”, the WestJet/Swoop collective agreement will apply. It says a very similar thing regarding Encore. When a pilot is laid off f...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

I’m not sure why the mainline guys feel screwed. The agreement is quite simple. There is a pilot transfer agreement that states that an Encore pilot can move up into mainline and that a mainline pilot can bump down into Encore if they are laid off at mainline. At this point, we’re not being governe...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

I’m not sure why the mainline guys feel screwed. The agreement is quite simple. There is a pilot transfer agreement that states that an Encore pilot can move up into mainline and that a mainline pilot can bump down into Encore if they are laid off at mainline. At this point, we’re not being governe...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

Rumour has it a grievance was filed by the mainline union today. I haven’t seen it personally but have heard the point of it was recalls being made to encore from furloughed encore pilots only, which violates bumping rights of a combined seniority list. Guess your prediction was wrong. Whoa. Rumour...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

Who said it was a true one list? Nevertheless you made my point. If they couldn’t hold any position whatsoever at Encore in May (bizarre) then the point of bumping into Encore via the PTA is moot. It’s that simple. People talk as if the entire list is open to everyone at all times. It is not. The l...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

So everyone could potentially bid all positions? Seems lot of people would choose mainline rather that Encore, meaning all 737 OTS that got in since 2018-ish would now be at Encore ? I am not a Westjet pilot, but I have 2 very close friends who are (one Encore on WJML) and have had many beers with ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1533

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

There’s better ways to take a trip without leaving the farm. :weedman:

But in all honesty I think I’d rather go to the dentist than spend 7 hours stuck on an airliner going nowhere.
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 9346

Re: Encore Recalls

I understand that but it just doesn’t work that way. There was one opportunity to seek employment at Encore using the PTA and that was upon lay-off. It’s not in perpetuity like we wish it was. If you bid to go to Encore ONLY as a captain and couldn’t hold it then you basically turned down employmen...

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