Depends on where you fit into the upgrade matrix. There's a minimum time on weight category that needs to be met, but you get reductions from that requirement for time on other types (rj, dash, ATR etc) ,even B1900 in an airline capacity. You also get reductions for time with the company, however there are limits to how much credit reduction can be given. Could be anywhere from a few months to a couple of years but that's all dependant on available capt spots. There is ongoing hiring and expansion so spots need to be filled.
Under the current plan and you meet the upgrade requirements it would be about 6-8 months.
If you don't meet the upgrade requirements then you'd fit into a matrix depending on previous experience.
1. 5000 hours “Total Flight Time”
2. 2000 hours “Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000lbs.”
Note: For each year at Flair a pilot may reduce their “Total Flight Time” by 500 hours per
year to a maximum reduction of 1000 hours.
Notwithstanding the above requirements Flair may take into account other experience and
allow a pilot to reduce the “Total Flight Time on Jets over 1000,000lbs” requirements for
upgrade according to the following matrix:
1. Jet PIC Airline (705/704) on EMB170/190 or CRJ 700-1000 – over 2000 PIC hours
qualify for upgrade.
2. Jet PIC Airline (705/704) on RJ/EMB – 1 to 1 credit for PIC hours to a maximum credit of
1500 hours towards the “Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000lbs.”
3. Turboprop PIC Q400/similar Airline (705/704) – 1000 hours or more PIC reduces
requirement to 1000 hours “Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000lbs.”
4. Turboprop PIC B1900/similar Airline (705/704) – 1000 hours or more PIC reduces
requirement to 1500 hours “Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000lbs.”
5. Jet SIC Airline (705/704) on RJ/EMB – 2 to 1 credit to a maximum credit of 1000 hours
towards “Total Flight Time on Jets over 100,000lbs.”
*Options above cannot be combined.
*A reduction of more than 1500 hours will not be permitted.
* The term Airline refers to Canadian 705 (or 704) operations or the foreign equivalent.
* Matrix eligibility is any First Officer employed by Flair.
* The intent for options 2-5 is to ensure the candidate has completed an initial and at least
one recurrent simulator session(s). [in most cases a minimum of 6 months at Flair from final
initial line check]
If you were current and we could match you with a current typed sim partner then we would likely run a short course which would consist of 4 sim sessions and a PPC.
Currently we're only recruiting for CYYZ, there is a possibility of further hiring for the CYVR base later this year depending on aircraft deliveries and winter schedule.