Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

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vxvy
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Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

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I attended an Encore Open house back in Jan 2018 and at that time the pilot training was conducted at Flight Safety at the Downsview airport but been hearing now that all training is done in Calgary.

Any rumors or talk about having it back in Toronto?

If in fact the training is in YYC, how long is it for? Any long enough breaks to allow the YYZ folks travel back and visit their families?
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Re: Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

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YYC, six weeks, three days off at the end of the third week.
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Re: Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

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Encore uses the CAE Sim in YYZ now (and still occasionally uses the Flight Safety Sim) but almost solely for recurrent training.
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Re: Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

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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 want to travel all that way home for a day or two just to come back. Especially once you get into GFS and SIM, you'll want those off days to study with your sim partner. If you had four or more days off, sure but I don't recall having more than three off in a row during my initial, and only one sim group that had three or four.
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Re: Q400 Training YYC or YYZ?

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DirtyDashDriver wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:04 pm
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.
Hoping so...thanks for the reply.
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