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by DirtyDashDriver
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ONEX plans
Replies: 142
Views: 37836

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: 3198

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: 2778

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: 2026

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: 3261

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: 2985

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: 5474

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: 3031

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: 2177

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: 2464

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: 2177

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: 12727

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: 12727

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: 12727

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: 3031

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: 3558

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: 3538

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: 257
Views: 46487

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, ...
by DirtyDashDriver
Sun May 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: One list
Replies: 257
Views: 46487

Re: One list

Long time reader, first-time poster. I'll out myself as an Encore pilot so we can continue to have a reasonable discussion - something I never thought I'd hear myself say on or about AvCanada. My handle is +TSRA over on PPRuNe where I mostly frequent, but that was already taken here. There is a part...

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