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by Blueshift
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Information about Skycare
Replies: 10
Views: 2239

Re: Information about Skycare

I flew with a number of pilots from Skycare. I'd avoid it, if possible.
by Blueshift
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz APP aviation pathway program
Replies: 11
Views: 3579

Re: Jazz APP aviation pathway program

YJL, no one will be able to give you the answer you're looking for with any certainty. One thing to note is that with this slow-down, experience levels will increase throughout the industry. Pilots who would've otherwise soon left their 703/704 with 1500hrs to go to Jazz will now be applying with 25...
by Blueshift
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Re: Why Can’t All Airlines Continue CEWS?

I'm not sure what the legality of this would be, but after doing some back-of-the-envelope calculations, it appears that if AC were to instead have us pay out- of-pocket for our pension and benefits, we'd still make more on CEWS than we would on CERB (without accounting for the optional out-of-pocke...
by Blueshift
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: On furlough: Now what?
Replies: 18
Views: 6858

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: 6858

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: 3286

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: 14732

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: 451556

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: 451556

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: 3935

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: 19670

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: 19670

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: 19670

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: 19670

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: 19670

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: 13318

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: 13318

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: 13318

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: 13318

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: 11878

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?

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