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by Freeport_Flyer
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 9047

Re: More WJ layoffs

Looks like the COO is the next layoff!

Wings Mag article
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Service Suspension Notice
Replies: 100
Views: 13222

Re: Service Suspension Notice

dhc# wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:34 am More cuts just announced by AC

https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/Air-Can ... Reductions
Pretty thin on details. Not surprising though with the US moving to required pre-arrival COVID testing starting Jan 26.
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 9047

Re: More WJ layoffs

Some thread drift but certainly an interesting take on the Canadian political climate and where we think the industry is going or not going. But what about the short term? As the thread title looks at More WJ layoffs; any rumours from Team Teal on this. Your MOA ends at the end of March? How many ar...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: CES first officer or captain requirements?
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: CES first officer or captain requirements?

Have we returned to the experience requirements of ol' where you need shuttle time to fly a Navajo in Canada? Hmm. In the current market they can ask for whatever they want and will probably get it!!! For a private operator, I'd guess more experience means less insurance. How many WJ pilots with to...
by Freeport_Flyer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: More WJ layoffs
Replies: 47
Views: 9047

Re: More WJ layoffs

I'm betting on layoffs or major concessions at the end of the current MOA. The 1000 non-pilot layoffs / pay cuts is an overture of what's to come.

"Hold on to your butts"
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by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?

Nonzero chance of being shot at while on the job. Nonzero chance of being stationed in an extremely inhospitable place while on the job. I suppose both are risks in any flying job, but i'd say they're a lot higher in the military. The irony of this statement is that I’ve got friends who flew up Nor...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Fox Flight Pay
Replies: 26
Views: 2612

Re: Fox Flight Pay

I had an interview there a few years ago. From what I recall FO pay was around 50K and captain around 80K. Good answer... Speaks volumes on quality of life as well as how the place is operated. Two cents, don't sign the bond.... but you know as well as I do the next guy being interviewed will, so w...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?
Replies: 24
Views: 1973

Re: Anybody Joining/Rejoining the Airforce?

Or perhaps the Forces should not be the Employer Of Last Resort. Just a thought... Considering your salary after flight training (to wings standard) is about $80k/yr I think it's fair to say its better than working the ramp throwing bags for minimum wage after dumping tens of thousands of dollars i...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Ramp to Pilot Position Waiting Times
Replies: 27
Views: 4114

Re: Ramp to Pilot Position Waiting Times

Well, I did. I fully expect that the 10s of thousands of dollars I've spent on flight training will exempt me from starting from the bottom. Unfortunately it seems you were sold a lie. Even at the best of times, you could maybe expect some survey or pipeline patrol work in a 172. Most stay on to in...
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?
Replies: 22
Views: 5739

Re: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?

'97 Tercel wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:58 pm You shouldn't have to sport a tie in a plane so small that shoulders overlap.
That was the takeaway? How about advertising the “Become an airline pilot faster” part? I guess someday is technically “faster” than never.
by Freeport_Flyer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?
Replies: 12
Views: 3224

Re: Pay for you PPC - Is it starting already?

Just before this went to sugar honey iced tea, Corporate sold my ride. I was lucky enough to get on with a small company that sent me to sim in the USA. I was coming back, when I had 2 calls while waiting for my bags in customs with offers of groundschool dates. Sorry these guys just spent a ton of...
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?
Replies: 22
Views: 5739

Re: Post-Covid 19 Aviation Industry?

After reading this thread I saw an ad on this forum that made me laugh... I also laughed at the "Realist" meme.

Define "faster"... Worth a quick Google search. Ties optional, open collars mandatory!
by Freeport_Flyer
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: BETTER HURRY!! THEM PPCs BE EXPIRING!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5654

Re: BETTER HURRY!! THEM PPCs BE EXPIRING!!

Better off giving someone else the shot and mold the way you want them, not a disgruntled airline pilot. I find sometimes operators use this type of language to mask taking advantage of less experienced pilots. Less experienced not only in terms of flying hours but also in what is and isn’t accepta...
by Freeport_Flyer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: BETTER HURRY!! THEM PPCs BE EXPIRING!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5654

Re: BETTER HURRY!! THEM PPCs BE EXPIRING!!

Better off giving someone else the shot and mold the way you want them, not a disgruntled airline pilot. I find sometimes operators use this type of language to mask taking advantage of less experienced pilots. Less experienced not only in terms of flying hours but also in what is and isn’t accepta...
by Freeport_Flyer
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: BETTER HURRY!! THEM PPCs BE EXPIRING!!
Replies: 34
Views: 5654

Re: BETTER HURRY!! THEM PPCs BE EXPIRING!!

porcsord wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:56 pm Good on them for listing exactly what they are looking for, and exactly what they are offering.
I like the part about working by yourself with bears.
by Freeport_Flyer
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Working while on CEWS
Replies: 21
Views: 5956

Re: Working while on CEWS

Cessna 180 wrote: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:39 pm You're not on CEWS, the company is. It's a subsidy for the business not the individual. There are no restrictions on working. As far as you're concerned, you're receiving a paycheck from the company.
Nailed it!
by Freeport_Flyer
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: $500
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: $500

goldeneagle wrote: Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:07 am
Freeport_Flyer wrote: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:32 pm Let the race to the bottom begin!!!!
Begin ??? Hell, it's been in progress since the 80's, where have you been hiding ?
Air Force...
by Freeport_Flyer
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: $500
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: $500

Let the race to the bottom begin!!!!
by Freeport_Flyer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Morningstar
Replies: 64
Views: 16090

Re: Morningstar

I expect it will take quite a while to sort through the resumes of so many qualified pilots.
by Freeport_Flyer
Fri May 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Stand-By Travel while Furloughed
Replies: 5
Views: 3715

Re: Stand-By Travel while Furloughed

As a goodwill gesture, between YYZ YYC YEG and YVR you can use the reciprocal J/S on Flair. RAIC.... OR....Pilot’s licence and a copy of the furlough/lay off notification...... and other airline ID (if available). Personal travel only and not for deadheading or for any other business purposes. Clas...

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