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by Blueshift
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 5937

Re: On furlough: Now what?

Thanks for the replies! It's great getting such constructive input on what to do in this scenario. While I do hope this will be brief, it increasingly appears like it might be a bit longer of a wait than what was originally anticipated, so using this time as productively as possible is certainly my ...
by Blueshift
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 5937

On furlough: Now what?

I was recently furloughed from one of the major airlines as a mid-twenty year old pilot, early in my career. While I do presently hold a BSc, during my time on furlough I'd to pursue further education toward a Master's degree, to improve my marketability outside of aviation if another severe downtur...
by Blueshift
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: North Wright Airways 2019/2020
Replies: 18
Views: 3105

Re: North Wright Airways 2019/2020

The only people doing rotational schedules are direct-entry captains. Everyone else is on a 50 weeks on / 2 weeks off schedule. To answer your questions: The last I heard, it was only a few months on the ramp before being trained on the 206/207. I would assume at least six months before being traine...
by Blueshift
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: New WestJet FO
Replies: 41
Views: 13454

Re: New WestJet FO

Any word when the one-list issue will be set in stone?

If it continues as two separate lists, will this issue be perpetually hanging over the heads of those hired as OTS will every contract negotiated?
by Blueshift
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 440458

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Does anyone know the most recent retirement estimates on a yearly basis?
by Blueshift
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 440458

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

Is there any prior jet experience requirement for bidding directly onto a WB?
by Blueshift
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Most risky flying decisions.
Replies: 42
Views: 3833

Re: Most risky flying decisions.

As BPF alluded to, the only times I've really scared myself taking risky decisions was scudrunning VFR.
by Blueshift
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 65
Views: 18767

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

Thanks a bunch for the in-depth info picesprick!
by Blueshift
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 65
Views: 18767

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

400 is the norm yes. At the moment some captains may be doing 600 due to shortage. As for social life, good luck on that. Otherwise in your 20s is the best time. It's not a bad job, pairings are fairly relaxed, weekends generally off somewhere, so flight days only about 8 days a month. Aircraft are...
by Blueshift
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 65
Views: 18767

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

Upgrade requirements will not have changed from the above last CBA. Once you have met this upgrade will be in order of seniority, skill and performance. Usually ascertained from results from last Sims and how you would fair in a leadership role. Needless to say I don't think you would be looking at...
by Blueshift
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 65
Views: 18767

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

I know a pilot from CJ and as per him morale is good, upgrade time is avg 2 years to left seat, and they are hiring with 1500tt 704 experience. Thanks for the info - it's very much appreciated. I'm surprised to hear the competitive requirements are at that level! Are those hired with 1500tt/704 onl...
by Blueshift
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Jazz or CargoJet?
Replies: 65
Views: 18767

Re: Jazz or CargoJet?

Hello, I'm hoping to get some more information on the Cargojet B767 FO ad. Feel free to pm, if needed. - What is a typical schedule for a junior F/O? - How is the overall morale at the company? - Is there much movement? - What is the expected upgrade times? - How insulated is the company from a mark...
by Blueshift
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 11749

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

SuperchargedRS Just stay ignorant bud, but there's a big difference between predictive analyses of elections and actual fact based analyses. Either way, if you actually took the time to read the study, it does state that a lack of pay is a key factor in the pilot shortage. However, no where does it ...
by Blueshift
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 11749

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

I'm going to go with the person who actually sat down and analyzed all the data, aka the Ph.D. By the way, he used to be an F16 pilot, so the claim he wasn't ever in the industry is invalid. Do any of your Ph.D. friends specialize in economics or aviation policy? If not, wouldn't that be sort of lik...
by Blueshift
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 11749

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

Well, the 150 page study I linked to points to other factors behind the pilot shortage. It's author has a Ph.D. in policy analysis, and specializes in the study of aviation policy. Guess who I'm going to believe? This discussion goes full-circle back to the whole degree v. no degree thread. The bott...
by Blueshift
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis
Replies: 88
Views: 11749

Re: Some U.S. regional airlines are now sponsoring Canadians for the H1B Vis

SuperchargedRS, Your assumption that the increased pilot salaries seen in the U.S. regional sector is entirely a function of them 'growing some balls,' couldn't be farther from the truth. This study does a great job of outlining the key factors of the pilot shortage: https://www.rand.org/content/dam...
by Blueshift
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: TSC- Training Department backed up
Replies: 31
Views: 11782

Re: Training Department backed up

Thanks for sharing, TheSocialChameleon. There are a number of reasons why one might choose a specific aircraft due to the length of training, which I wouldn't necessarily classify as being short-sighted.

With that in mind, does anyone have any updates with the DH8 and Q training?
by Blueshift
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 144630

Re: New hire bids

Any updates from the latest ground school?
by Blueshift
Mon May 22, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Discovery Air Fire Detection Pilots
Replies: 9
Views: 4961

Re: Discovery Air Fire Detection Pilots

What's the usual season for fire detection pilots? Would they be flexible for someone in university? How many hours can be expected to be flown in a season?

Thanks!
by Blueshift
Fri May 12, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: North Cariboo
Replies: 3
Views: 3277

Re: North Cariboo

Hello all, I'm looking for some more information on the DH8 FO ad. Feel free to PM, if needed. - With NCB in layoffs a few years ago, have things mostly turned around now? - What's the schedule like? - What's the current salary? - If someone is coming it with the minimums specified in the ad, can th...
by Blueshift
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Westwind FO Job Ad
Replies: 14
Views: 3842

Re: Westwind FO Job Ad

Hello, I'm looking for an update on the B1900 F/O side, specifically YXE based: - What's the current salary? - What's the schedule like? - How many hours are flown per month on average? - Do pilots fly both the C and D models? - What's the expected upgrade time? - How is the overall morale? Thanks f...

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