Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

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Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#1 Post by JohnnyHotRocks » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Not many topics ever get posted here, and I am sick of arguing about Swoop so I thought I would post a new topic.
Is this pilot shortage affecting your operation?
Anyone seeing pay raises? Revolving doors of pilots? Short staffed?
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#2 Post by digits_ » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:09 pm

Yes
No yes yes
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#3 Post by NotDirty! » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:12 pm

I am a little short-staffed. But that is not new; it has always been that way! My wife seems to be ok with it, but it would always be nice to have a little more.
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#4 Post by loopy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:32 pm

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The Alberta based management companies all seem to be feeling it to various degrees. Everyone has seen pilots leaving for better pay elsewhere or more likely taking their chance at the airlines.
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#5 Post by SuperchargedRS » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm

I'm working in the US right now, so there really isn't any shortage of qualified pilots down here, just a lack interest to work for crap pay, I've seen more than a few companies raise their pay closer to an approaote level based on the job/responsibility of a working pilot, but they still have a good ways to go.

I'd say until a first year pilot (FO or Capt single pilot) in a type rating level aircraft is making 100k USD BASELINE pay, as in per their CBA and without counting bonuses or over time and whatnot, you'll see companies will remain unable to fill all their target hire numbers.


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#6 Post by 7507 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm

Are corporations losing corporate pilots too! I thought a corporate gig was a very good.go!
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#7 Post by SuperchargedRS » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:30 pm

7507 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Are corporations losing corporate pilots too! I thought a corporate gig was a very good.go!

Being Capt obvious here, but vastly depends on the corp.

Some make crap, some make VERY good money.
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#8 Post by North Shore » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:10 pm

digits_ wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Yes
No yes yes
Dude, this isn’t the pogey thread!
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#9 Post by ant_321 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 am

North Shore wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:10 pm
digits_ wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:09 pm
Yes
No yes yes
Dude, this isn’t the pogey thread!
I was thinking the same thing. But isn't it No, no, no, yes,no?

[youtube]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DOTK23QmWkQ[/youtube]
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#10 Post by North Shore » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm

I think that you might well be correct...it's been almost 20 years...

Was that the clip about the two Maritimers living together - where one is 'entertaining' his girlfriend in the other room, and she's rhythmically yelling; "no, no, yes, no?" :lol:

[sorry, I'm in a country that won't let me watch that clip right now..]
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#11 Post by Jet Jockey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm

North Shore wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:26 pm


[sorry, I'm in a country that won't let me watch that clip right now..]
VPN is your friend! :-)
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Re: Is the pilot shortage affecting you?

#12 Post by North Shore » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:35 am

Apart from leaving my skis behind on a ski trip,(FFS! on a 75% full plane, too. Jesus Christ on a bicycle!) so is Air Canada. I'll be home in a few days, and watch it then!
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