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by yvrpilot82
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8
Replies: 54
Views: 10971

Re: Encore wrinkles a Dash-8

Long runway almost always flap 15 when I flew the DH8D. Less flap is better in gusty winds and turbulence too, seems that's the case here. So flap 15 is normal for a long runway, but that Vapp doesn't make any sense to me. Usual method is to add half the gust up to 10 knots onto the REF. 20 knots i...
by yvrpilot82
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Schedule/reserve/layovers
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

Re: Schedule/reserve/layovers

Keep applying to Jazz. They're flowing over 300 guys this year to AC.
Right now Encore has committed to flow 14 for the year until April. Maybe more to follow. Still at least an 8 year flow to the 737 with 600 odd Encore guys ahead of you.
by yvrpilot82
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 2020 Hiring
Replies: 126
Views: 28233

Re: 2020 Hiring

Looking to clarify some things I've read on this thread. I saw someone mention that YYC is now the more senior base and a new hire would expect approx 2 yrs wait in YYZ. Is that 2 years for an OTS guy like myself or would that timeline be for an encore pilot? I understand this might be a "can of wo...
by yvrpilot82
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5559

Re: One List is Back!!

[/quote] The PTA is in force and enforceable. The rumours are true, but flow is promised to begin within the month, if they haven't already begun. [/quote] When was that promised? Where do you get this nonsense from? If you're even an Encore pilot you'd know the last we heard was second hand info fr...
by yvrpilot82
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40311

Re: One List

Never was a supporter of the "one list" concept in which one carries their WJE DOH to mainline. It wasn't industry standard, and was bound to implode eventually. Was a strong supporter of "flow" however. Nothing personal against Encore pilots, but expecting to bypass OTS hires at a mainline is not ...
by yvrpilot82
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40311

Re: One List

StratoP just chill out. Alienating the WJ guys isn't the answer. Anyone at Encore who qualifies for AC has either gone, or it in the process of. For the rest, it's just treading water. If you're stuck with keener captains taxiing single engine on snow covered aprons to try and save a dime then I fee...
by yvrpilot82
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 314
Views: 40311

Re: One List

Jazz has survived for years with no “one list”, and no “regional pilot incentive program”. Encore will survive too. True. Although no one came to Jazz having being given a seniority number at the mothership, and then 5+ years later had it taken away because of a vote. Entirely different situation, ...
by yvrpilot82
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?
Replies: 27
Views: 5328

Re: What can a Q4 experienced DEC earn at Encore?

At the moment Fast Air's FOs (And I'm sure it's the same in some other Medevac companies) make more money than what I used to make at Encore on the Left seat. Of course it involves PerDiems, Mileage, base pay, etc... but at the end of the day take home comes back to the same and some months even hi...
by yvrpilot82
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: OTS WesJet Mainline FO
Replies: 75
Views: 15796

Re: OTS WesJet Mainline FO

Good morning folks, I’ve recently been pooled and am super excited about it. I have a couple questions for those of you that commute: -Currently, how long of a wait is it to hold a YYC base? I’ve read the threads and consensus is about 2-3 years. If approved, would a shared seniority list with WJE ...
by yvrpilot82
Wed May 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

I think the dust has started to settle now, and tempers are starting to come down. Yesterday most were incandescent with rage. I personally think that most WEN pilots are committed to maintaining pilot unity, and not letting this divide us. I understand the reasons for the NO vote, and am optimistic...
by yvrpilot82
Tue May 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

Your career progression is still intac t and looks like Onex wants to grow internationally which will create lots of movement. Errr nope. If someone spent 4 years at Encore that time counted towards a WJ upgrade until today. Or a base move for the golden ticket that is YYC. Now they're back to Year...
by yvrpilot82
Tue May 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

Over 400 pilots couldn't EVEN BE BOTHERED to vote. To think how many Encore guys stood at the campus last year holding picket signs deluded that we were together in unity. What an utter slap in the face. I don't personally agree with the jumpseat ban on Encore for WJ commuters that seems to be purpo...
by yvrpilot82
Sun May 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

Barney wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 5:11 pm


3 whole years wow maybe you should just bypass everyone and head directly to CP.

I didnt realize you had so much experience.
How many years would you suggest IS acceptable to be employed on one's terms of an employment agreement before the rug is pulled out from under them?
by yvrpilot82
Sun May 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 33967

Re: One list

So the 4 guys can go screw themselves and wait 13 years to upgrade while another full company goes through, who is not on the contract and not a member of said union. Alot to ask dont ya think? Yes! They can go screw themselves. They knew when they signed up that they'd be bottom of the list. Curre...
by yvrpilot82
Sat May 04, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 12227

Re: Pet Peeves?

Tying up Clearance Delivery reading back EVERY.SINGLE.WORD instead of just the SID and squark code.
by yvrpilot82
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP - A New Hires Future
Replies: 187
Views: 38963

Re: SWOOP - A New Hires Future

Another update. While WJ pilots have to wait an extra week this month for their schedule due to the MAX issues. All employee groups travelling for business are now eligible for an upgrade to business class. With the only excluded group from this being "deadheading Westjet pilots". FAs can be in Busi...
by yvrpilot82
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 22694

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 hor...
by yvrpilot82
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 22694

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 yvrpilot82
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13606

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Agreed Mr. North. Let's not forget that one of the biggest challenges they face is crewing Swoop with the current WAWCON. Removing Encore pilots off the One List will work in the company's favour, as it will likely push many Encore pilots to accept a Swoop position in order start their DOH on the WD...
by yvrpilot82
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 13606

Re: Encore contract negotiations

Flow doesn't seem to be in doubt. The One List certainly is wrapped in uncertainty though. Like most people, I think it'll stay. It's a great leverage tactic like others have mentioned. A carrot to dangle during negotiations. The general consensus among anyone that's been here a couple of years is t...
by yvrpilot82
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 9612

Re: Grooming Update

Complex,

Perhaps some hyperbole and poetic license. But a lot of unhappy FOs who've waited 8+ years for an upgrade to see those left seats go to Swoop for 60 cents on the dollar.
by yvrpilot82
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming Update
Replies: 34
Views: 9612

Re: Grooming Update

The CUPE memo was pretty clear. Asking the pilots to not help groom for free, as when it comes to their own negotiations they'll expect the same from them. It's just a shame they get thrown under the bus for the foreseeable. Unfortunately it'll be the PAX that suffer, through either dirty cabins or ...
by yvrpilot82
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Westjet mainline interview
Replies: 18
Views: 7304

Re: Westjet mainline interview

Are you crazy? $1200 pay cheques every two weeks if you're lucky enough to be making perdiems while on reserve. At least 15+ years for an upgrade. Or maybe go to Swoop for a paycut and lose YOS. Give your head a shake.
by yvrpilot82
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Next Step, AC or WJ Mainline?
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Next Step, AC or WJ Mainline?

Stick it out and keep trying for AC. Pay cheques for year 1 at WJ are around $1200 after tax if you invest into the ESP. With per-diems, Reserve blocks are also coming soon so that pay cheque could shrink rapidly. Also, WJ is in the midst of downsizing and sending 30 tails over to Swoop. Retirements...
by yvrpilot82
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.
Replies: 41
Views: 4853

Re: Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

No accommodation provided if you're hired for YYC. Food/refreshments during groundschool also not provided unlike at other airlines. AC and Jazz both cover hotel costs for initial, regardless of base. They realize it's an incredibly busy and stressful 6 weeks, and they wisely choose to cover a hotel...

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