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by Yycjetdriver
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: New hire bids
Replies: 596
Views: 155621

Re: New hire bids

I have spoken to about 5 Jazz pilots (that have been there for under a year), that are actively looking for work elsewhere, including yours truly. We’re all aware you’ve been trying to get out, you’ve stated that in numerous posts. Basically since you’ve started at Jazz, I bet airlines will be dyin...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: 2017 NBAA numbers are out
Replies: 23
Views: 6767

Re: 2017 NBAA numbers are out

I think you misread the sarcasm. Basically keep the peeps that think the airlines are the 'be all end all of aviation' out of the corporate club. You don't want to actually use facts and specifics to convince them otherwise, or else they might come over and crap in the pool. S. Yeah be careful, don...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chartright Paiggio questions
Replies: 24
Views: 6377

Re: Chartright Paiggio questions

Cessna 180 wrote:Anyone get a call back from them? Or the King Air in Regina?
Probably several people. It usually takes about 5 offers before someone accepts their WAWCON.
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Captain requirements?
Replies: 44
Views: 14492

Re: Captain requirements?

I'm mostly poking at people (some Avcanadians) who legitimately think 8 sim sessions and 2 week of ground school during upgrade training will make up for 4000hrs of missing experience. The only thing that fixes fatigue is healthy sleeping habits. Well if that's the case then they're upgrade on a ma...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Captain requirements?
Replies: 44
Views: 14492

Re: Captain requirements?

While I agree with it being a concern and something that should be monitored (perhaps an encore stile matrix) the Jazz training certainly does make up for some of the "magical" total time in the logbook. As an example: A corporate jet pilot who has accumulated 5-6000 over 10-15 years, who ...
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chartright Paiggio questions
Replies: 24
Views: 6377

Re: Chartright Paiggio questions

The bond is only paid if you leave and it is prorated. 300 hours per year sounds better than 1000 per year The bond also ties you there financially if you don't like the job. It allows employers to be less than pleasant to work for because they know the employees can't afford to quit. I know severa...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Chartright Paiggio questions
Replies: 24
Views: 6377

Re: Chartright Paiggio questions

The bond is only paid if you leave and it is prorated. 300 hours per year sounds better than 1000 per year Hours are irrelevant if you're stuck in your base/tied to your phone 28 days a month. I'd rather 1200 hours and have a set schedule/ reliable days off. But maybe that's why you failed to respo...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Shortage real, Chartright increasing $$
Replies: 17
Views: 10533

Re: Shortage real, Chartright increasing $$

Can a low timer hook up with a corporate gig within the next couple of years, somebody with about 800 to 1000 hours or do the corporates require higher time FOs? My advice to you, this would be a terrible route to go. Chartright would/will most certainly take you, as when vacancies arrise there the...
by Yycjetdriver
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airline /regional/corporate pilots and their second side job?
Replies: 2
Views: 2117

Re: Airline /regional/corporate pilots and their second side job?

I know a couple Jet Captains at Chartright with second and even third jobs, they do have a lot of free time, but also require the jobs to support families. Their jobs range from stock boys, to night janitors. Sad what sub par pay will require "Professional" jet drivers to do just to suppor...
by Yycjetdriver
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Category 1 with past marijuana use?
Replies: 72
Views: 8324

Re: Category 1 with past marijuana use?

I doubt that I know a pilot who hasn't smoked marijuana. Never did, never will. I'm not a degenerate and I don't believe I'm alone in this industry. Don't worry WHEN you become a pilot 95% of the people you fly with are awesome and you get to have a lot of fun with. Unfortunately like any career th...
by Yycjetdriver
Mon May 15, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Corporate
Topic: Shortage real, Chartright increasing $$
Replies: 17
Views: 10533

Re: Shortage real, Chartright increasing $$

As someone who spent many years flying for chartright, 10-15% probably still keeps them below Skyservice and air sprint. I personally would rather see them improve in other areas first, more than 10 vacation days a year, rrsp benefits. Also guarantee on when you will be having days off, if you do pl...
by Yycjetdriver
Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Winter Bid released today.
Replies: 109
Views: 36935

Re: Winter Bid released today.

Ex. 1: A 5-6000 hour coprporate jet pilot, who trains every 12 months often receiving instruction from some American F.S.I. guy whose never touched the plane he's teaching, has little to no knowledge of the candidates company SOP's and flying and is solely there to check boxes and couldn't care less...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Envoy air and the Americans
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Envoy air and the Americans

The Envoy Air recruitment page, starting pay up to 38$ an hour and upgrades in approx. 3 years. For a dollar less an hour and upgrades happening in less than 12 months, Canadian regionals still seem pretty decent. Did you take into account the exchange rate? Oh wow no I didn't, actually I didn't ev...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Envoy air and the Americans
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: Envoy air and the Americans

The Envoy Air recruitment page, starting pay up to 38$ an hour and upgrades in approx. 3 years. For a dollar less an hour and upgrades happening in less than 12 months, Canadian regionals still seem pretty decent.
by Yycjetdriver
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Two union drives
Replies: 62
Views: 29893

Re: Two union drives

FenceSitter, Assuming you are a WS pilot - airing out your laundry on here is in poor taste. We have two online forums to discuss these matters. BingBong, If you think that was well written then you need to finish grade 9 and prepare yourself because grade 10 is way harder. JJJ The kook-aid runs th...
by Yycjetdriver
Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Flair YEG
Replies: 6
Views: 4903

Re: Flair YEG

KenoraPilot wrote:Looking for info on Flair and specifically the YEG base? Pay, schedule, conditions....etc? PM or post here thanks so much :)
Weren't you just asking about the wait time and praying for a positive outcome with Jazz like 8 months ago?

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