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OTS hires have been more or less limited to pilots leaving the RCAF or ExPats with wide body experience.
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And during the last year a significant number of pilots from Westjet and Encore.
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Are they still hiring pilots off Dash 8s from "705 lite" companies; Perimeter, PAL, CMA, etc.?
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Here's a rough tally for AC's 2019 Hiring
226 - Jazz
39 - GGN
27 - SR
26 - RCAF
18 - Sunwing
15 - Porter
26 - Westjet
38 - Encore
8 - Swoop
11 - Cathay Pacific
9 - EVA/Emirates//Air India/ Thomas Cook
3 - CargoJet
9 - Flair
10 - Cdn North/ 1st Air/ Air North
13 - Corporate (Although some might have been 705'lite Ops?)
3 - Transport Canada/Bombardier
8 - Pasco/Bearskin/Calm Air/EVAS/Sky North
2 - Very unfortunate Air Transat pilots

The hiring at the start of the year was more OTS weighted while the courses running since the end of summer have been mostly from the connectors.
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TheStig wrote: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:36 pm Here's a rough tally for AC's 2019 Hiring
226 - Jazz
39 - GGN
27 - SR
26 - RCAF
18 - Sunwing
15 - Porter
26 - Westjet
38 - Encore
8 - Swoop
11 - Cathay Pacific
9 - EVA/Emirates//Air India/ Thomas Cook
3 - CargoJet
9 - Flair
10 - Cdn North/ 1st Air/ Air North
13 - Corporate (Although some might have been 705'lite Ops?)
3 - Transport Canada/Bombardier
8 - Pasco/Bearskin/Calm Air/EVAS/Sky North
2 - Very unfortunate Air Transat pilots

The hiring at the start of the year was more OTS weighted while the courses running since the end of summer have been mostly from the connectors.
That's a total of 491 new hires of which 292 (59%)were from the connectors (Jazz, SR, GGN) leaving only 41% OTS. Any idea what the hiring numbers are going to be like for 2020. :prayer:
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Anyone know if calls went out for an end of Jan GS earlier this week (Christmas week)... Monday / Tuesday??

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Transition9er2 wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:27 pm Anyone know if calls went out for an end of Jan GS earlier this week (Christmas week)... Monday / Tuesday??

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Calls have already gone out for Feb 17th.
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losercruiser wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:31 pm
Transition9er2 wrote: Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:27 pm Anyone know if calls went out for an end of Jan GS earlier this week (Christmas week)... Monday / Tuesday??

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Calls have already gone out for Feb 17th.
Thanks for the note, what a great Christmas present for the ones who got the call!!

Does that mean only 1 class for Jan and 1 class for Feb?

Any info on class sizes?

Thanks, and Merry Christmas everyone!

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Considering the heavy load on the training department right now from the latest bids, and given it's the new year I wouldn't be surprised if it's just one in January. By spring things will ramp up again as usual.
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2 courses for January and 1 in February so far.
Big class sizes.

All the best!
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CaptainKirk wrote: Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 pm 2 courses for January and 1 in February so far.
Big class sizes.

All the best!
Kirk
Are you going to VLOG your pit class?

I hope so.

Can't wait.

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Every company needs a village idiot....
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FL-280 wrote: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 pm Every company needs a village idiot....
We already have more than enough.
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Why don't you guys lay off the cyber bullying? Was this person's video really so offensive? I didn't see it.
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Daniel Cooper wrote: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:43 am Why don't you guys lay off the cyber bullying? Was this person's video really so offensive? I didn't see it.
Yes it was.
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Daniel Cooper wrote: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:43 am Why don't you guys lay off the cyber bullying? Was this person's video really so offensive? I didn't see it.
It was pretty embarrassing... bragging about making 10k+ a month as a year 2 or 3 capt at jazz working "minimal" overtime....

Literally impossible unless u do 110+ hours
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speedah wrote: Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:10 pm
Daniel Cooper wrote: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:43 am Why don't you guys lay off the cyber bullying? Was this person's video really so offensive? I didn't see it.
It was pretty embarrassing... bragging about making 10k+ a month as a year 2 or 3 capt at jazz working "minimal" overtime....

Literally impossible unless u do 110+ hours
Probably took 5 weeks off in a row and picked up a whole month of flying at 1.5x pay.
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Ah, dont worry, he's removed all the videos from his YouTube. Guess AC is a better move than a regional and a YouTube channel.... :Shocking:
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