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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#76 Post by JoeyBarton » Thu May 17, 2018 10:49 am

No groundschool in sight?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#77 Post by nohojob » Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 pm

There's rumors for upgrades in Fall. So if this is true, there should be GS as well.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#78 Post by Speedalive » Fri May 18, 2018 12:20 pm

ant_321 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:21 am
The deployments are quite popular. I am very bummed I won't be going to Europe this summer and my wife even more so.

We get our regular pay plus quite a significant amount of money in "allocation" which is tax free (per diem if you will). The rates differ depending on the contract you are working on. Some places you will be provided accommodations and a car with less allocation and some places you have to fend for yourself but you get significantly more allocation. We more less work under our own working conditions unless a European regulation doesn't allow it (ie duty times).

We only fly C reg airplanes so no issues with licensing.

This year the company reinstated a short groundschool for crews that are deploying. It is the first one in a number of years. Although some things are done somewhat differently across the pond, it isn't rocket science and with a little bit of self study you can figure it out.

Hope this helps.
That sounds like a pretty good deal! Might have to throw in an application someday 8) When you do these deployments, are you considered to be an employee of the airline that contracts Sunwing's planes? Like do you get staff travel benefits with the contracting airline, or do you have to pay full fare to do some travelling on your days off?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#79 Post by nohojob » Sat May 19, 2018 2:15 pm

No no yes !
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#80 Post by Speedalive » Sat May 19, 2018 5:39 pm

Fair enough
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#81 Post by nohojob » Wed May 30, 2018 4:25 am

About 30 upgrades coming up so more hiring to come.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#82 Post by JoeyBarton » Wed May 30, 2018 6:56 am

When is the next gs forecast to be held? September?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#83 Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:25 pm

New memo out stating up to 70 new-hires for this fall/winter. Interviews will be conducted June through December.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#84 Post by CanadianEh » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:41 am

Job posting is now live
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#85 Post by stratosphere » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 am

Is Edmonton still a base? Does anyone know if this latest hiring includes positions based in Edmonton? Do they still have positions just for the winter season or has that changed to all year round?

10-15 days/month away from home still accurate?

Thanks for the info!
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#86 Post by Spitfire0511 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:19 pm

Any idea what's the status of those who interviewed last December and received the 'good email' three months later? Are they still in the pool?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#87 Post by ant_321 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:01 pm

stratosphere wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 am
Is Edmonton still a base? Does anyone know if this latest hiring includes positions based in Edmonton? Do they still have positions just for the winter season or has that changed to all year round?

10-15 days/month away from home still accurate?

Thanks for the info!
There are only 2 permanent bases for now. YYZ and YUL. There are seasonal winter bases. Edmonton has been one in the past but not last winter, I haven't heard anything about the seasonal bases for this winter. Everyone hired is now hired on a permanent basis. No more seasonal pilots, although there usually are LOA's available if you desire.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#88 Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 pm

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Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 am
10-15 days/month away from home still accurate?
There's a mix of single days all the way up to 7 day pairings. Pick what works best for you. There's guys who only do single day pairings and haven't packed an overnight bag in years. Personally my sweet spot is 4-6 day pairings to cut down on the commute, plus the per-diems are better for multi-day pairings as opposed to single days.

Expect to work a lot in the winter as a junior pilot. I'd say 15 days per month on average since you get the less productive flying. Senior pilots who do more productive flying may only work 8-10 days per month in winter (9 hours credit per day on average X 10 days per month = 90 hours). In the summer, you work a lot less if you choose to stay in Canada and not deploy to a European base, since there are fewer flights down south.

And yes, you can be forced to deploy to a European base, but it hasn't happened for a few years and there are restrictions on how long they can send you. I actually bid for Europe this summer and my seniority couldn't hold it. I'll try again next year!
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#89 Post by daedalusx » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 pm

Sounds dreamy. Now if they would only get permanent western bases ...
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#90 Post by Xonga013 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:51 pm

daedalusx wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Sounds dreamy. Now if they would only get permanent western bases ...
It surely does! It’s on my list of “ideal gigs”
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#91 Post by Spitfire0511 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:20 pm

I will repeat the question I posted above since it got mixed with another topic:

Does anyone knows if those interviewed in December and who received a confirmation that they were successful during the interview are still being considered for the upcoming ground schools? In other words is there still a pool from the previous round of interviews?
Thanks for the info, cheers.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#92 Post by Xonga013 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:26 pm

Spitfire0511 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:20 pm
I will repeat the question I posted above since it got mixed with another topic:

Does anyone knows if those interviewed in December and who received a confirmation that they were successful during the interview are still being considered for the upcoming ground schools? In other words is there still a pool from the previous round of interviews?
Thanks for the info, cheers.
Why don’t you call them and ask. That way, there’s no doubts.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#93 Post by Spitfire0511 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:10 am

Xonga013 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:26 pm
Spitfire0511 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:20 pm
I will repeat the question I posted above since it got mixed with another topic:

Does anyone knows if those interviewed in December and who received a confirmation that they were successful during the interview are still being considered for the upcoming ground schools? In other words is there still a pool from the previous round of interviews?
Thanks for the info, cheers.
Why don’t you call them and ask. That way, there’s no doubts.
I did, no joy.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#94 Post by Xonga013 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 am

So you’re saying that you successfully passed everything and then they left you hanging? Did you even have a job offer letter? Weird.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#95 Post by Spitfire0511 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:24 am

Xonga013 wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 am
So you’re saying that you successfully passed everything and then they left you hanging? Did you even have a job offer letter? Weird.
No, just had the interview and three months later the classic 'The interview was successful you will be placed in a pool for a year' like most of pilots who ended up being hired.

Is there anyone else from the December interviews in the same boat?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#96 Post by Pasha » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:50 pm

Hi there i m in the same boat.
Exact same situation interviewed in december got the answer after 3 month to be in a pool for a year and still waiting.
Still no news :(
Anyone know how the company usually proceed with that.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#97 Post by Pasha » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:54 pm

I m in the exact same boat still waiting..
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#98 Post by FighterPilot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:10 am

To the people getting called, what kind of experience are yous at?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#99 Post by DutyFree » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:27 pm

Those that interviewed and were put into the hiring pool will be the first to be called for GS.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

#100 Post by goleafsgo » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:02 am

DHC-1 Jockey wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 pm
stratosphere wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 am
10-15 days/month away from home still accurate?
There's a mix of single days all the way up to 7 day pairings. Pick what works best for you. There's guys who only do single day pairings and haven't packed an overnight bag in years. Personally my sweet spot is 4-6 day pairings to cut down on the commute, plus the per-diems are better for multi-day pairings as opposed to single days.

Expect to work a lot in the winter as a junior pilot. I'd say 15 days per month on average since you get the less productive flying. Senior pilots who do more productive flying may only work 8-10 days per month in winter (9 hours credit per day on average X 10 days per month = 90 hours). In the summer, you work a lot less if you choose to stay in Canada and not deploy to a European base, since there are fewer flights down south.

And yes, you can be forced to deploy to a European base, but it hasn't happened for a few years and there are restrictions on how long they can send you. I actually bid for Europe this summer and my seniority couldn't hold it. I'll try again next year!
Is there single day pairings offered at the temporary winter bases?
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