I was wondering if there is any recent info on London Air, in particular how the company has been since the sale a couple years back. Any changes as compared to what previous posts have said about the company? Salary still unchanged?
Agreed, it’s not industry top pay. But it’s a good place to work. If you don’t have a burning desire to be in Vancouver though, don’t bother. Most folks there have either been in Vancouver for years, hence mitigating the cost factor, or really want to be here because they love the area with its ocean and mtns. If you don’t care about the ocean and mtns for your lifestyle, or you don’t have a burning desire to be on the left coast, then for sure, you can get at least the same pay but far cheaper cost of living elsewhere. But I’d recommend LAS to anyone who wants to be in YVR in a bizjet job. Great people and a company with really good values. You treat them well, and they’ll treat you well.
For the Lear, I’m sure you’d get close to 100k eventually. 7-8 years maybe..total ballpark...don’t bet the farm on that. There’s no set pay scale for increases but having said that you get at least cost of living every year. If you are an asset to the company and excel at your job, you’ll see meaningful raises.
Well I don't believe in "where you live" as an excuse for a good salary. An Air Canada pilot holding position X will make the same salary whether he lives in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver.
This said an experienced Lear captain should make good money and certainly $100K a year would be a minimum for a start.
just curious about what you do and where you live? Is there another charter operator out there that pays significantly more? Yes, agreed, an experienced Lear guy shoulfd make make more and at LAS that would also be true. In the past they’ve hired DEC’s with good Lear experience at 100k-ish...the 80k is when a Lear FO gets upgraded internally... likely with ZERO jet PIC time.
So is this still brutal? An honest question...not trying to stir shit up. At at least not very much.
I have no doubt there are exceptions in the corporate world but not the airlines (2)
Google flexjet pay first year captain
Heck google first year fo pay!
It’s a mess up north and guys find excuses to condone it to make themselves feel better.
Waiting 7-8 years to make $100k".........ya thats brutal. I made more than that flying a C560 13 years ago.
But as I said, LAS will not be the top paying Canadian operator. But in all the years that I worked there, and since I left keeping in close contact with crews, there are very few significant complaints. I think that speaks volumes.
Guaranteed your 20k extra at novajet is definitely not worth it. (I know I did a couple contacts many years ago for a-hole novajet...will never do that again)
Basically,do you want to sell your soul,or do you want to have a predictable life? Very few if any corporate charter operators in Canada offer a good lifestyle. So, just take it for what it’s worth.
80k for any jet skipper is an insult. At least with Air Canada you have an option of bases or commuting.