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by Yieldermatik
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

G'day Just to add some nuance and facts: Due to a shortage of Captains in YYZ, some scheduling changes were made. To say that every captain works 18 days a month and gets extended and cold called on their days off, is not accurate as a blanket statement. Just looking at latest scheduling statistics...
by Yieldermatik
Sat May 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: YYZ 'Dust-Up'
Replies: 6
Views: 5069

Re: YYZ 'Dust-Up'

So one less plane in YYZ...that will reduce the number of pilots needed in that base.
by Yieldermatik
Sat May 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Requirements
Replies: 21
Views: 4127

Re: Encore Requirements

Set in stone. Go rent a 172 or something similar and rip around for 30 hours. Summer’s almost here so what better time?
by Yieldermatik
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

Any word on Encore hiring or interview calls from time when résumé submitted? Are they interviewing? Is there ground schools scheduled? I know know they are interviewing for mainline but strictly YYZ base and Swoop. Some people have said they’ve gotten calls for interviews days after applying. They...
by Yieldermatik
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore contract negotiations
Replies: 75
Views: 16445

Re: Encore contract negotiations

doiwannabeapilot wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:01 pm Word on the street is 50% pay raise, years of service.
Grooming still though, it's a first contract.
50%?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
by Yieldermatik
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 95469

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

April 1st. Does this mean a new ground school started today?
by Yieldermatik
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Hanging your hat at Jazz?
Replies: 27
Views: 6831

Re: Hanging your hat at Jazz?

28% (those that are post 2015 hires who plan to stick around) voted No. That is over 400 pilots! Sadly, there were about 600 that were new and wanted AC desperately and another 500 or so on the old scale that this would carry them straight through into retirement. Beautifully played by CHR and AC. ...
by Yieldermatik
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Pilot Pool
Replies: 425
Views: 95469

Re: Jazz Pilot Pool

I got my pool email in February, no news so far for an upcoming ground school. Man, I think Jazz is filling their pool candidate list as much as they can with what reason? Who knows? There’s people here in the pool since nov/dec and still no call and you were pooled in feb. How many pilots are ther...
by Yieldermatik
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Bid 2019
Replies: 81
Views: 16241

Re: Bid 2019

Looks to be 2 GS in April, 1 May, 1 June so far planned. Assuming at least 1 GS a month for the rest of the year. I have absolutely no way of confirming this but today I did hear through a friend of a friend that due to the MAX ordeal jazz is pausing air ggn pilot transitions. Just throwing it out ...
by Yieldermatik
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

Your math is wanting. Flow Speed = Flow + Deferrals + Resignations. The second two make up for more that just Flow. If it was just Flow then yeah, it would take forever. But people leave Encore, and believe it or not a lot of people choose to stay when they can flow. “A lot of people choose to stay...
by Yieldermatik
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

Hiring is starting again in April. I asked management for a friend who is waiting. Current flow as of last week is 3 years and 1 month. I have been keeping tabs on attrition at Encore by crossing names of the list at Encore as the lists are updated and comparing it with flow. As it stands the list ...
by Yieldermatik
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

I can count on two hands the # of pilots who have ever left AC for WJ. That's well done! Counting using both hands is a very good skill and I hope you'll soon progress to being able to simply count in your head without having to use your hands! I perhaps wouldn't be bragging about it on the interne...
by Yieldermatik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CargoJet or Transat?
Replies: 60
Views: 13661

Re: CargoJet or Transat?

millenials have a ton of money in their pockets You're crazy. [/quote 30 year olds in 75K vehicles, something I could never afford......yeah, I'm crazy. I have to say I do know a millenial pilot paying $800/month for his car loan. There’s no need for that but if he likes the car that much then more...
by Yieldermatik
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

When was WJ the most coveted job in Canada? Back when AC was a basket-case that took concessions from its pilots just to keep its head above water, when JetsGo went under and took the pilots' up-front bonds with it, when Sunwing laid off half of its pilots every summer and outsourced a bunch of the...
by Yieldermatik
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Interview Callback
Replies: 62
Views: 10843

Re: Interview Callback

anjungwhan wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:38 am Any news anyone?
It's been over 3weeks after my medical,background and ref check :(
Did you at least get the pool email?
by Yieldermatik
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 152726

Re: New hire bids

Babar350 wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Yieldermatik wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:47 am
mdechantal wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:10 am March 4th 2019 class

YVR 6 q400
YYC 8 RJ
YYZ 0
YUL 2 DH8
Zero yyz :S
I would guess that no spots would be available in YYZ for the OTS since those spots should be for GGN pilots...
I’d take dh8 yul in a heartbeat
by Yieldermatik
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 152726

Re: New hire bids

mdechantal wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:10 am March 4th 2019 class

YVR 6 q400
YYC 8 RJ
YYZ 0
YUL 2 DH8
Zero yyz :S
by Yieldermatik
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Interview/Medical/etc
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Re: Interview/Medical/etc

Hi, Just wondered what was your interview process and how you handled your previous job while being into that process? I guess there is an in-person interview, a sim assessment, a medical, for all of these you have to be available close to a major city... Did you guys quit your job to attend them o...
by Yieldermatik
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

Re: Hiring outlook

Christ... Everything ok man? Someone is salty about life. You obviously don’t have first hand info about CURRENT Encore so why waste time and stress over bashing it. I agree. If you want to go to AC, go to Jazz. End of story. You shouldn’t go to Encore if you don’t want to end up at WJ mainline. Si...
by Yieldermatik
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 27655

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...

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