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by Yycjetdriver
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Needless steep climbouts
Replies: 81
Views: 5175

Re: Needless steep climbouts

My rant for this evening: A pretty Carbon Cub on PK amphibious floats (so $350,000 +?) is shown on Facebook with a pleasingly short ground roll on takeoff. Sure. Then, a needless steep climbout, with no obstacles to be seen. The pilot, while nicely displaying a short groundroll, then puts him/herse...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 14 Day quarantine to be removed?
Replies: 2
Views: 905

Re: 14 Day quarantine to be removed?

The quarantine will not be removed, it will be shortened with the 2 negative test results I believe the 2nd test will be at the 6-7 period of quarantine upon re-entry. Hopefully a step in the right direction.
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5273

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

You should know 99% of the East Coaster’s I’ve talked to on layovers during this whole pandemic desperately want to keep their bubble. Other than the obvious aviation professionals out there, the rest of the population couldn’t care less WJ is pulling out. Westjet has unfortunately always been a la...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes
Replies: 43
Views: 5273

Re: Westjet slashes Service to Maritimes

WJ and AC should cut all their flights to the maritimes. If they want their “bubble” let them enjoy their bubble. They can drive or take a boat..... You should know 99% of the East Coaster’s I’ve talked to on layovers during this whole pandemic desperately want to keep their bubble. Other than the ...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

Its quite clear in the PTA about bump rights. Jet driver is correct and you are not. Section 8.01 is pretty clear and its under "WestJet or Swoop layoff and recall" I understand Encore pilots are looking out for their own team, but if we keep allowing the company to do whatever it wants w...
by Yycjetdriver
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

Let me boil down my point because I don’t think that I conveyed it clearly last time. In the PTA, it is explicitly stated that “in the event of a recall at WestJet or Swoop”, the WestJet/Swoop collective agreement will apply. It says a very similar thing regarding Encore. When a pilot is laid off f...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

I’m not sure why the mainline guys feel screwed. The agreement is quite simple. There is a pilot transfer agreement that states that an Encore pilot can move up into mainline and that a mainline pilot can bump down into Encore if they are laid off at mainline. At this point, we’re not being governe...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

I’m not sure why the mainline guys feel screwed. The agreement is quite simple. There is a pilot transfer agreement that states that an Encore pilot can move up into mainline and that a mainline pilot can bump down into Encore if they are laid off at mainline. At this point, we’re not being governe...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

Rumour has it a grievance was filed by the mainline union today. I haven’t seen it personally but have heard the point of it was recalls being made to encore from furloughed encore pilots only, which violates bumping rights of a combined seniority list. Guess your prediction was wrong. Whoa. Rumour...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

Who said it was a true one list? Nevertheless you made my point. If they couldn’t hold any position whatsoever at Encore in May (bizarre) then the point of bumping into Encore via the PTA is moot. It’s that simple. People talk as if the entire list is open to everyone at all times. It is not. The l...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

So everyone could potentially bid all positions? Seems lot of people would choose mainline rather that Encore, meaning all 737 OTS that got in since 2018-ish would now be at Encore ? I am not a Westjet pilot, but I have 2 very close friends who are (one Encore on WJML) and have had many beers with ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1597

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

There’s better ways to take a trip without leaving the farm. :weedman:

But in all honesty I think I’d rather go to the dentist than spend 7 hours stuck on an airliner going nowhere.
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

I understand that but it just doesn’t work that way. There was one opportunity to seek employment at Encore using the PTA and that was upon lay-off. It’s not in perpetuity like we wish it was. If you bid to go to Encore ONLY as a captain and couldn’t hold it then you basically turned down employmen...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: WestJet Encore
Topic: Encore Recalls
Replies: 40
Views: 10363

Re: Encore Recalls

Wrong, there's mainline pilots that did bit it but couldn't hold it at the time but can now. I understand that but it just doesn’t work that way. There was one opportunity to seek employment at Encore using the PTA and that was upon lay-off. It’s not in perpetuity like we wish it was. If you bid to...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Facebook Group for laid off Canadian Aviation workers
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: New Facebook Group for laid off Canadian Aviation workers

How about an ex Georgian laid off pre Covid cannot possibly find any work because of massive COVID layoffs ? Does that qualify him ? We have a laid off Tim Hortons employee in YUL on the Group. Many other recognized him and greeted him. That’s great the ex tim hortons employee was welcomed openly, ...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Facebook Group for laid off Canadian Aviation workers
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: New Facebook Group for laid off Canadian Aviation workers

I’ve seen sneak peaks of this group, the only thing I am confused about is the main reason for the groups being is to bring support and awareness to aviation professionals made redundant due to covid-19. I have noticed the odd person who states themselves as a former Georgian employee, whose layoff ...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Northern Airlines Receive Gov't Funding
Replies: 9
Views: 2087

Re: Northern Airlines Receive Gov't Funding

'97 Tercel wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:13 am ever lots of money!
:lol:
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected
Replies: 102
Views: 8921

Re: Transat revenues drop by 99%, with 2,000 layoffs expected

If someone ordered the airlines to refund all tickets right now? Transat would have to file for CCAA. AC would not..............yet. It would however reduce AC’s ability to weather this by about 5-6 months. It is the reason no one has forced the refunds. Sunwing and Westjet are not publicly traded ...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Jazz Recalls?
Replies: 107
Views: 17077

Re: Jazz Recalls?

Yup... and we left to own the flying. So you can't blame us to try and enforce that You don’t own anything, you’re a VERY small piece of the puzzle for Air Canada. You’re an employee, nothing more, maybe a share holder but anyone in the World is capable of also becoming one. Maybe that’s the whole ...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Does partial passing in CPAER affect one’s career in any way..?
Replies: 25
Views: 1755

Re: Does partial passing in CPAER affect one’s career in any way..?

If you consider AC the pinnacle of aviation in Canada(debating aside, they at least have the most stringent hiring practices). I know several pilots who work there have personally told me they have several failed written exams and flight tests throughout their training. They make ask you, but being ...

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