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by DirtyDashDriver
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: One List is Back!!
Replies: 40
Views: 4970

Re: One List is Back!!

Glad to hear the one list is back! How is the whole PTA thing going? I heard flow has stopped for an undetermined amount of time? Any truth to the rumours? 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. Man, ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Swoop
Replies: 29
Views: 2548

Re: Swoop

Could this be that an FA turned around and said they would not fly with a sick passenger and the Captain's hands were tied and that's why no evaluation seemed to have been completed? I've certainly been told in enough CRM classes that when someone decides to deny boarding, the Captain cannot overrid...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Renewing a Long Expired Type Rating

You'll find the same wording in CASS 723.91 and 724.111 in case the type rating covered an aircraft operated under 703 or 704.
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Regional Career
Replies: 88
Views: 12282

Re: Regional Career

As for the regional career. My original post was asking who else on here decided to stay and for what reasons. I’m opening a dialogue that was missing on this forum. I'll bite and explain why I'm likely staying at a regional. For starters, I don't commute. I've done it and don't want to do it again...
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1527

Re: Airman vs. Airperson Discussion/Poll

If you compared our language of 2019 to that used in 1919, would there be a difference? Is one better versus the other? Maybe, maybe not. Does it matter? Perspective is infinite. You're either really bored or really rattled here; that's my only fascination with this topic. The consequences here are...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Application Timeline and Ground School
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Re: Application Timeline and Ground School

How long does the application process go for approximately after the campus interview? Depends on your experience level. Anyone who could fill or likely fill a Direct Entry Captain spot would be moved to the top of the list. If you're nearer to 1,000 hours total time, you're in line like everyone e...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Future of Canada's Airline Industry
Replies: 30
Views: 3485

Re: Future of Canada's Airline Industry

You are asking a length of time so far ahead that precedence says you can't possibly know where the industry will be. If you asked the same question in 1945, most pilots would not have imagined that by 1960 there would not be 5 people in the cockpit (Captain, First Officer, Flight Engineer, Navigato...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 29984

Re: ONEX plans

No one is going from a Navajo or 1900 to the left seat of a 737......
10 years ago no one was going from a 172 onto a Q400, yet here we are.
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Reapplying for lost radio license
Replies: 21
Views: 2727

Re: Reapplying for lost radio license

I like how job postings that require an atpl, multi ifr, a bunch of flight hours etc find it necessary to say you require a radio licence. Like what pilot doesn't have a radio licence or would think it's not necessary to obtain a commercial flying job? That, my friend, is government bureaucracy at ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

Re: Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

There are rumours and rumblings that initial training for YYZ based pilots may eventually be fully YYZ save for the first week, but I don't think you should hold your breath. As for travelling back to see your family, you'll have the odd weekend or few days off here and there, but you'll not really ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Aircraft for rent
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Aircraft for rent

Correct. 100hrs total for PICUS For which you have to already have 150 hours PIC and you have to fly 200 hours to obtain the 100 hours because PICUS can only be credited at 50%. Not a problem for most on the property I should think, but once those mystical 250-hour wonder pilots show up, who knows....
by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Odd call sign?
Replies: 10
Views: 3102

Re: Odd call sign?

WUZUPDOC
WSKLYWBT had better be the next call sign or this person is not really committing to the endeavour.
by DirtyDashDriver
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: NY Times Max opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 2729

Re: NY Times Max opinion

This statement from a Boeing Engineer sums up their problems up quite nicely for me: Rabin, the former software engineer, recalled one manager saying at an all-hands meeting that Boeing didn’t need senior engineers because its products were mature. - Robinson, 2019 While the article is speaking to t...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Top Gun: Maverick
Replies: 19
Views: 4974

Re: Top Gun: Maverick

Wonder how many original scenes will be rehashed in v2. Every. Single. One. Hell, we had callbacks to the anthem, volleyball, Maverick riding a motorcycle far too close to a runway to not be airside, singing around a piano with sunglasses on. I bet that Pheonix character is the one who eats someone...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore with under 1000 Hours?
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: Encore with under 1000 Hours?

Well one of the recent classes I heard they all had around 4000 hours with some up to 5000+. Let’s use an average on the low end for that group..say 3500 hours. Are you saying most encore captains have 17,500 hours +....? The last class had a couple of pilots from another YYC-based airline that had...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

So negligence will definitely take one out !
Every. Single. Time, Yes.
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "Apprentice Pilot"
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: "Apprentice Pilot"

What's next, are they going to hire someone to wash the CEO's car and give him the title of "apprentice executive"? Nope. That position has already been awarded to the apprentice pilot. I'm guessing this is the next evolution of the "Pilot-in-Waiting" and was a make-work program for some newly hire...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident
Replies: 18
Views: 1977

Re: What happens to a Pilot in Case of an accident

Your example is too clearly a pilot error with what you've given. You don't mention what leads to the slip, and that is what would be the most important element. I should expect the possibility of a runway overrun or slipping on a rainy day, so I should already be taking precautions to limit the pos...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 11985

Re: Pet Peeves?

Actually some people wear prescription sunglasses. It's not always easy to switch back to regular glasses. Sometimes you leave the plane with sunglasses, and only realise in the terminal you are still wearing them. Your regular glasses are back in the plane. Do you quickly go to the washroom with y...
by DirtyDashDriver
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 11985

Re: Pet Peeves?

Except regional FO’s aren’t paid as professionals so what can you expect? When one paycheque goes entirely to rent it’s pretty demotivating. Professionalism begets professionalism. So too does the inverse. Yes, it is demotivating earning so little, but what do you expect a company to do when they h...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 57
Views: 11985

Re: Pet Peeves?

It all boils down to professionalism for me. 1. We want to be paid and seen as professionals, but I often think about how my lawyer friends can quote multiple examples of articles and case law yet how some of my pilot friends can't tell me if something is from the FOM or AOM and who've not read the ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore with under 1000 Hours?
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Re: Encore with under 1000 Hours?

I've heard of this internally by third and fourth sources, but I've not met a single student during any of the training I've been involved that has under 1000 hours, so I'd put it down to fiction. Interviewing before 1000 hours might be a different story though.
by DirtyDashDriver
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Top Tips
Replies: 14
Views: 2602

Re: Top Tips

I can't stress the importance of what JBI said in his #1 and #2 points and what tps8903 said about your mentor. 1. I have all the time in the world and then some for students who come into the GFS, Sim, and Line Indoc who demonstrate they've prepared. I'm not looking for perfection, I'm looking for ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: How Does Onex Affect Hiring At WJ
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

Re: How Does Onex Affect Hiring At WJ

It won't until the day of the sale, which is still a ways-a-way considering there is to be a shareholder vote and regulatory approvals to go through. Deals like this fall through all the time, despite what we saw from the rub-and-tug session the other morning. I'm not saying it won't happen, but I d...
by DirtyDashDriver
Tue May 14, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 245
Views: 32308

Re: One list

Guys, let's throw some Halon on the fire here. Just the one bottle for now. All of us Encore pilots are incensed, and rightly so. For many of you, this might be your first bit of disappointment in your career. For those of us a little longer in the aviation tooth, it's par for course in our 10, 15, ...

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