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by Grey_Wolf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 5281

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

How much is the retention bonus, the Feds will take their slice The Bonus is 6 months base salary (plus applicable CPI/COLA bump Jan 2020) based on your years of service in the position you hold. *** Note*** Bonus was for those on the property as of Spring 2018. For example: A newly hired FO in Mar...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 5281

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

They haven't released the projection yet, but we are fully staffed with very little turnover at the moment. Flight Ops has played it close to the chest for some time now. The Assistant Chief Pilot - Recruitment & Retention left late spring/early summer for a career advancement at a competing airlin...
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYOW De-Icing Pads usage
Replies: 2
Views: 429

Re: CYOW De-Icing Pads usage

I've seen a mix of good, bad, and ugly. Depends on the time of day and weather. Normally call them 30 minutes prior to showing up at the pad. On average, it's 4-6 planes, and with 4 of the 6 bays open, you're in and out within 20 minutes. I've also been 12th in line; took us closer to 90 minutes bef...
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Flight Instructors - Please read
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: Flight Instructors - Please read

I instructed the Air Cadets in the summer of 2006. I had 4 students. Looking at my records, here's the breakdown: Please note that all 4 students had their Glider License before starting their PPL (about 15 hours in Gliders) Student # 1 - Solo at 7.5, Finished License with 45.1 (31.2 Dual, 13.9 Solo...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Use of APU
Replies: 14
Views: 2194

Re: Use of APU

NEVER might be an emotional response. I know for sure that there are Captains that do use the APU. In the past, Captains were told, every time you hit the start button it's 400$, so use it sparingly. There was also a tracking program that monitored APU usage. It used to be tracked on the blackberry;...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Cockpit visit
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Cockpit visit

Kindly ask the crew as you board. As long as they aren't running way behind schedule, or doing training/line indoctrination; most will accommodate a visit for you after a flight.
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Radio license
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Radio license

According to Industry Canada (Spectrum) .... An Radio Operator Certificate-Aeronautical is required by operators of radiotelephone equipment on board aircraft and at aeronautical land (fixed and mobile) radio stations using aeronautical mobile frequencies. The radiotelephone equipment at such statio...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed May 15, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Learning SOP's for the first time
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Learning SOP's for the first time

Honestly, it's proper repetition that will get them stuck in your melon. If you have access to a 'paper/glass trainer' then use it. Ditto for someone at the company that knows them, and can sit down with you to practice. Also, observing a 2 crew environment can help. Another way to learn them, is fi...
by Grey_Wolf
Fri May 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program

After Conestoga, went the instructor route. Taught for 15 months. Went to North-Eastern Ontario/Quebec on a 703 PC-12/45, then North-Western Ontario on a Beech 1900D. Spent 6 years gaining valuable experience in both seats; enjoying the journey. Got tired of missing family get-togethers, so decided ...
by Grey_Wolf
Mon May 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: Thoughts on Conestoga's Aviation Program

Many moons ago, it it's infancy, it was two separate entities, and once you completed both sides (academics and flight school) you were able to graduate. It's come a long way since (15 years ago). Current CFI (M.S), and Training Manager (K.G.) are top notch, and the senior staff (A.B, D.V.) have bee...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed May 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 3466

Re: Bonds

Don't sign. If the company wants you bad enough they will drop the requirement. If you already work for them and they insist you sign a bond to stay employed make sure you have a witness. And take them to court when they try to collect. You will probably win. Air Canada, Canadian North, Cargo Jet, ...
by Grey_Wolf
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 1000 hrs ! ??
Replies: 17
Views: 1823

Re: 1000 hrs ! ??

CPL, ME-IFR, FIR-Class 4, completed in 18 months. TT-275 275 to 1000, in 14 months with instructing. [TT-1000 July 2007] 1000 hrs to 10000 in 11 years, with 5 years 703/704, and 6 years 705 [TT-10000 Aug 2018]. Did a few 1000 years, now doing 800-850/year (I like OT). Average for us is 650-700. Now ...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Will Porter hire again after May 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 5281

Re: Will Porter hire again after May 2019

With attrition forecasted at 6 per month (and the bulk in the spring (Apr-May-Jun), I'd say more than likely. As long as Mainline (AC, WestJet) is hiring, the will be some movement from Porter. Sunwing and Transat are also places pilot transition too. Best is to contact Julie (Assistant Chief Pilot ...
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Ratings in what order?
Replies: 30
Views: 1386

Re: Ratings in what order?

I'd suggest similar to the above,

Night Rating
Cross-Country Build Up Time (25 minimum at night, should you want to pursue an ATPL later down the line, and the 300 nm for the CPL)
Instrument Rating
Multi-Engine Rating
Commercial Licence
by Grey_Wolf
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Non ytz bases
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: Non ytz bases

With the way they've changed things up, you can't upgrade in YTZ for example, and they swap bases once another spot comes up. They bids for bases go to in base FOs first (or something like that). Not quite, in outstations the Captain Upgrade bids alternate from "within station", to "Company wide"; ...
by Grey_Wolf
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6385

Re: The government is concerned...

The argument rests on Return on Investment. The employer can determine what they want to pay; no argument there. The employee must decide if it's worth it, the ROI so to speak. That said, Employers should not belly ache that there is a shortage when there are no candidates knocking on their doors. I...
by Grey_Wolf
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The government is concerned...
Replies: 42
Views: 6385

Re: The government is concerned...

There is no reason why a regional airline FO with an ATPL should be making less than a full time Uber driver in Toronto Yes there is .... shitty pay by employers !!! :x The employers want candidates, but when it's economically not feasible for those students; I don't feel bad when airplanes get par...
by Grey_Wolf
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: language proficiency
Replies: 16
Views: 2340

Re: language proficiency

Look at CAR 421.06 (4) as to what each level is defined as. Note that the Language proficiency in English or English and French will be annotated on the licence, however, the level of proficiency will not be indicated. http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/regserv/cars/part4-standards-421-1086.htm#4...
by Grey_Wolf
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?
Replies: 68
Views: 4600

Re: Whats your Shortest non stop flight?

Fort Albany (YFA) to Kashechewan (ZKE), in Ontario. 90 seconds at 500' in a PC-12
by Grey_Wolf
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 5596

Re: Retention Bonus

Is it possible to fly and sleep in your own bed each night at Porter after you gain seniority? Guys like us that have families is it possible to achieve this or do you still do quite a few overnights? It will always depend on these factors: - Your seniority (what you bid VS. you can hold) - How heal...
by Grey_Wolf
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 5596

Re: Retention Bonus

3$ per hour of on duty... my last month was blocked at 75hrs... 180hr time away from base. Currently 3.00$/hour Time Away From Base (TAFB). (It was 2.50$ when it started, changed to 2.75$ in Sep 2017; and 3.00$ in Jan 2018) If you do single days or are on reserve, it'll be much less than those who ...
by Grey_Wolf
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Porter Airlines
Topic: Retention Bonus
Replies: 19
Views: 5596

Re: Retention Bonus

The retention bonus (one time deal, at this point) was for anyone who was on the property as of Dec 31, 2017. I believe they may have extended the offer to the first 2 FO classes in Jan and Mar, although I'm not certain. There hasn't been any other developments with regards to "retention". Questions...
by Grey_Wolf
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: New bottle to throttle rules
Replies: 18
Views: 3928

Re: New bottle to throttle rules

https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/2017-air-recommendations.html#a17-02 TC is also examining whether the current regulations are adequate to prevent flight crew from reporting to duty while under the influence. Furthermore, TC is working to enhance deterrent measures by: Amending the curr...

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