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by 180
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Who's gotten a lay off?
Replies: 144
Views: 27816

Re: Who's gotten a lay off?

I fly for a small corporate flight department where none of us are worried about lay off notices. Bold statement TPC. That’s exactly what the Suncor Flight Department pilots were saying right up until the day they got their lay off notices. Nobody is immune in this global downturn. Here’s hoping fo...
by 180
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: stolen float plane
Replies: 21
Views: 4128

Re: stolen float plane

Some good close up views of buddy’s face and body in that video. This industry is so small, I’m sure someone will recognize him before too long and he will be nabbed. You don’t just luck out and randomly start a Beaver. Hopefully the fashion police ad an extra charge to his rap sheet too. Who wears ...
by 180
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13258

Re: Westjet ad.

Bullshit. That may be the case for a few, but it all comes down to the company being reactive and not proactive. They got themselves into a position that they realized and started to maneuver out of last year. There are a lot of new low-time pilots that need to fly for two years to gain the experie...
by 180
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51879

Re: Corona Virus

I’m not into hysteria, but this thing is just ramping up. SARS lasted about 6 months. About 8,000 were infected. About 800 people died. People with SARS only spread the virus when they showed symptoms. It spread to a little over 24 different countries. The financial impact on the Global economy was ...
by 180
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Westjet ad.
Replies: 75
Views: 13258

Re: Westjet ad.

And the sad reason why many of these Encore FO’s can’t upgrade to the left seat at Encore is because they’ve been too lazy to write their A’s! True story.
by 180
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One List
Replies: 365
Views: 54616

Re: One List

Let me put it this way: Pilot ‘A’ getting hired at Encore with 250 hours fresh out of college at the age of 23. Pilot ‘B’ getting hired at Westjet, a month later, with 5000 hours of industry experience at the age of 35. But somehow pilot A will be senior to pilot B. Just does not make sense. You kn...
by 180
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Meeting with a pilot
Replies: 31
Views: 4726

Re: Meeting with a pilot

DanWEC wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:57 pm
You do know you won't get her back right?
LOL!!!
by 180
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: CATSA nonsense
Replies: 30
Views: 4258

Re: CATSA nonsense

If you have a legitimate complaint about being mistreated going through security, then Contact: Sandra Maria Alvarez Supervisor, Client Satisfaction Superviseure, Satisfaction des clients Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)/ Administration canadienne de la sûreté du transport aérien (A...
by 180
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Bereavement
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

Re: Bereavement

The way a company and your managers treat you during difficult times, such as during a period of bereavement or the critical illness of a loved one, is the one true and direct tell-tale indicator of their class and character. If you are going through a difficult time, your company and your managers ...
by 180
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Sunwing
Topic: What to expect as a new hire
Replies: 69
Views: 19181

Re: What to expect as a new hire

A few more questions...

What Union represents Sunwing pilots?

Does Sunwing have YOS?

Do you still get per diems on top of the European deployment living allowance?

Thanks.
by 180
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 41843

Re: One list

I’m curious about the timing of the two votes or if they are tied together. Is the Encore TA contingent on the one list passing? Or, do Encore pilots know the results of the one list vote prior to casting their vote? What are the demographics like? How many OTS at WJ, how many who feel the one list...
by 180
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Lukla, Nepal 04/14/19 - Let L-410
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Lukla, Nepal 04/14/19 - Let L-410

Like watching a really slow speed car accident.
by 180
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore's reference calls suck
Replies: 13
Views: 5217

Re: Encore's reference calls suck

Maybe I'm overreacting but there are peoples' livelihoods at stake. Sounds like the OP is genuinely concerned about the future(s) of a couple of pilots he has given references for. And if that is the case, then do the right thing, take a couple of minutes, and send a quick email to Westjet and let ...
by 180
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore's reference calls suck
Replies: 13
Views: 5217

Re: Encore's reference calls suck

Perhaps a quick email or phone call to the WestJet HR department might be more beneficial than an AvCanada rant?
by 180
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Part time float job?
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Part time float job?

I’m sure there is for the right pilot, with the right experience, in the right location, with the right company. I got my ass worked off one summer (up north 20+ years ago) and I would have happily worked 3 weeks on, 1 week off had there been someone suitable in the area to tap me out. I’m sure the ...
by 180
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA
Replies: 12
Views: 3431

Re: PAL Pilots Joining ALPA

Almost everyone is paying 90k+ for 704/705 "lite" captains. Not unique to EIC companies. Perhaps not unique, but you asked the question and he gave you the answer. Maybe not what you were hoping for, but the facts non the less. And as for “almost everyone” paying “lite” captains $90K+, well I beg t...
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 25766

Re: Hiring outlook

Nicky Nick’s twin maybe?
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 25766

Re: Hiring outlook

I’m going to guess timing. Why didn’t you apply 2 years ago?

Either that, or a bad recommendation from a previous employer.

Do you have an internal recommend. If so, ask them to drop by the people department and ask how your application is looking.
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 25766

Re: Hiring outlook

Hiring has slowed down since the fleet stabilized, but they’re still hiring. And it’s not uncommon to see an Encore FO with an Aerocourse ATPL textbook poking out of their flight bag.
by 180
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Hiring outlook
Replies: 115
Views: 25766

Re: Hiring outlook

It wasn’t that long ago that you had to spend 5 to 10 years in the bush doing hard time before you had the time and relevant experience to get into Westjet. Now you can slide into Encore with a thousand hours of day VFR Caravan time. It wasn’t that long ago that you needed 3,000 hours to sit left se...

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