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It's -12C this morning, the muskegs are frozen, along with the mosquitos, black flies and horse flies. The last of the needles are off the larches, and the snow covering N Alberta gives a clean, pure look. Today is the last flying day of my contract for this year...

 

My sweetheart had some health issues this summer and my employer was awesome about time off, so while I'm growing tired of N Alberta summers, I'll be back again next year.

 

If I were looking for work elsewhere, though, this certainly seems to be the time to be dropping off resumes! In my 11 years flying I've never seen such a demand for pilots, let alone in the autumn.

 

I know that oil and mineral prices are fuelling exploration. Contrails and other customer requirements are pinching off the flow of new pilots. What are the other factors leading to such an early hiring season?

 

D Mitten

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I don't see how the "jumping ship" math adds up: Say there are 50 vacancies to be filled today, and 40 of these are where folks have recently switched employers. Those ship jumpers must have recently

"If I were looking for work elsewhere, though, this certainly seems to be the time to be dropping off resumes! In my 11 years flying I've never seen such a demand for pilots, let alone in the autumn."

It's -12C this morning, the muskegs are frozen, along with the mosquitos, black flies and horse flies. The last of the needles are off the larches, and the snow covering N Alberta gives a clean, pure

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"If I were looking for work elsewhere, though, this certainly seems to be the time to be dropping off resumes! In my 11 years flying I've never seen such a demand for pilots, let alone in the autumn."

 

Getting back on topic, How much of this demand is companies replacing crews that have jumped ship or went looking for greener pastures?

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