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  1. VTC has a few BTC Arctics helping out on the 3/10/8 and 20 routes for the last couple of months.
  2. Big agency right on the Pacific is hiring like mad right now.
  3. First and Diversified have a few shut downs coming up in the Ft Mac area as well, temporary positions but flights and accommodations are paid. You might even be able to roll into one shut down to the next. Good experience and good money.
  4. You won't be able to transfer, they are two completely different companies. You'll have to apply at the new company, go through their hiring process and if you're accepted, do their training program just like everyone else. As for your seniority, you start from the bottom again. Doesn't look like CT is currently hiring, but if they were, it would probably be posted here: https://www.calgarytransit.com/careers/applying-be-operator/current-operator-opportunities
  5. A word of wisdom for any job, if you're new and on probation, unless you've been admitted to the hospital, don't miss a day period.
  6. Seeing that I've flown that exact flight countless times (WestJet does the Suncor charters out of Firebag YFI), when the crews are going home, they're just too exhausted to fight to get off and on their work, its even more orderly because everyone doesn't want to go back to work LOL! Those flights are very, very quiet compared to most commercial flights, even though its just a short hop to either YEG or YYC (or YLW and YVR when they provided flights there back in the construction phase), most people just sleep.
  7. Airbus A300 - Lufthansa Airbus A310 - KLM, Lufthansa, Wardair Airbus A319 - Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Allegiant, British Airways, Eurowings, Germanwings, Lufthansa Airbus A320 - Air Canada, Allegiant, British Airways, Delta, Lufhansa Airbus A321 - Air Canada Rouge, American Airlines, Lufthansa Airbus A332 - Air Transat, Canada 3000, LTU Airbus A333 - Air Canada, Northwest Airbus A343 - Air Canada, Lufthansa Antonov An2 - Private ATR 42 - Eurowings ATR 72 - Eurowings Avro RJ100 - North Cariboo Air BAe 146 - Air BC, Eurowings Bell 407 - Private Boeing B717 - Delta Boeing B732 - Canadian, Canadian North, Lufthansa, Pacific Western, WestJet Boeing B733 - Canadian North, KLM, Lufthansa, United Boeing B734 - Flair, KLM Boeing B735 - Lufthansa, United, Air North Boeing B736 - WestJet Boeing B737 - EasyJet, WestJet Boeing B738 - Alaska Airlines, Ryanair, WestJet Boeing B739 - Alaska Airlines, United Airlines Boeing B737 Max 8 - WestJet Boeing B742 - British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa Boeing B743 - KLM Boeing B744 - British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa Boeing B752 - British Airways, Canada 3000, Delta, Northwest, United Boeing B762 - Air Canada, Delta Boeing B763 - Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, British Airways, Canadian, Condor, KLM, LTU, Martainair Bombardier Challenger 890CS - Suncor Bombardier CRJ200 - Air Canada Express Bombardier CRJ700 - United Express (SkyWest) Bombardier CRJ705 - Air Canada Express Bombardier CRJ900 - American Eagle (Mesa) Cessna 150 - Private Cessna 152 - Private Cessna 170 - Private Cessna 172 - Private Cessna 303 - Private Cessna Citation CJ1 - Private Dash 8 100 - Air BC, Canadian Regional Dash 8 300 - Air BC, Air Canada Express, Air Canada Jazz, Air Ontario, Canadian Regional, North Cariboo Air Dash 8 Q400 - Air Canada Express, Alaska Airlines, North Cariboo Air, WestJet Encore Douglas DC8-63 - Air Canada Embraer E170 - United Express (SkyWest) Embraer E190 - Air Canada Fokker F28 - Canadian Regional Fokker F50 - KLM Cityhopper Fokker F70 - KLM Cityhopper Fokker F100 - KLM Cityhopper Hawker Siddley Trident - British European Airlines Jetstream J31 - Alberta City Connector Junkers Ju32 - Ju Air Lockheed C130 Hercules - Canadian Forces Lockheed L1011 Tristar - Air Canada, Air Transat McDonnell Douglas DC10 - Canadian, Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas MD11 - KLM McDonnell Douglas MD83 - Alaska Airlines And since I have my PPL with multi-engine and night ratings ... I've flown the following myself ... Cessna 150 Cessna 152 Cessna 172 Cessna Citation CJ1 Piper 34-200T Finally booked something new. Adding Delta 737-800 later this month.
  8. Yes. You're only as good as your trainer. Some people shouldn't be trainers (believe me, I've worked with some of those). Everyone is different, its all about the interaction with your trainer, kinda like dating. If you don't connect, it'll be a rocky road.
  9. There will always be examples going against the trend. Because the trolley infrastructure will cost more money to maintain in the long run. The trolley infrastructure is prone to various forms of damage. Trolleys block traffic every time they de-wire, sometimes for longer periods of times if they get all tangled. Is this a joke? Do you honestly believe that I don't know this? I'll explain this a little more simplified. You don't pull your car into a gas station, just fill up half a litre just so you can make it 20kms until you get back to the gas station. Give it another 15-20 years, probably even less and EV buses will only need to be charged twice or maybe even just once a day. Half a century ago it was "Rail to Rubber". Today, its "Wire to Battery". This will be my last post on the topic, enjoy your trolleys while you can, they'll be gone sooner than you think.
  10. Funny thing about batteries, they consume energy even when they’re not driving. So even if you sit and not move, your power decreases. Not to mention with many current EPUs, the batteries don’t run the air compressor so you only have limited brake applications. If the battery starts running the air compressor, you loose range. Sure you can build trolley buses with longer battery range but there is zero point when you can get the same technology with a vehicle that doesn’t rely on hundreds of KMs of wire that needs to be maintained, is prone to icing, windstorms, branches, and various occurrences of damage. Trolley is outdated, there’s a better technology on the market.
  11. Would you drive your car with only 20kms if range? Do you have an issue with “this”?
  12. On paper yes, in the real world no.
  13. Situations where passengers yell at you are very far and between and in the reality, is a non issue for the vast majority of drivers. The one piece I can give you is your job is what you make it. If you're gonna be a grumpy old driver on a power trip, you're asking for trouble and it will find you. Be respectful and courteous and happy, show that you're happy and it'll make the job so much easier.
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