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Old 10-15-2007, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The latest installment from Les Abends section of Flying Magazine titled "Jumpseat" details the migration of his FO's from wealthy focused airline pilots to that of working other jobs and businesses to stay afloat.

In the article he describes the transition of FO's to that of entrepreneurs who have had to seek other income streams outside of the flight deck and are now leaving the profession for greener pastures.

Years ago I also was forced to seek outside income and discovered that it was easier than I had thought and offered greater benefits to my lifestyle and income potential.

Les flies for American Airlines one of the cherished legacy airline plum jobs to have. Les laments that the profession of airline pilot is loosing its status as "the day job". Today what keep pilots barely in the profession is not for the pay but the some of the flexibilities and side benefits of compensation.

It seems to me that airlines should offer more flexibility to keep pilots in the profession and to draw others back. As a main source of income it just doesn't make sense anymore for most.

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Old 10-16-2007, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Someone all ready beat you to that one you knob......old news.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Someone all ready beat you to that one you knob......old news.
You mean that there is already a thread about the article or that it is old news that pilots are leaving the profession?

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Old 10-16-2007, 04:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How about both... Come on SkyHigh... you're slackin! It was posted 5 days ago.

Oh boy... red meat for sky high
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You mean that there is already a thread about the article or that it is old news that pilots are leaving the profession?

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Old 10-16-2007, 05:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Infraction issued to mrvmo-- insulting other members. Check your PM.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The latest installment from Les Abends section of Flying Magazine titled "Jumpseat" details the migration of his FO's from wealthy focused airline pilots to that of working other jobs and businesses to stay afloat.

In the article he describes the transition of FO's to that of entrepreneurs who have had to seek other income streams outside of the flight deck and are now leaving the profession for greener pastures.

Years ago I also was forced to seek outside income and discovered that it was easier than I had thought and offered greater benefits to my lifestyle and income potential.

Les flies for American Airlines one of the cherished legacy airline plum jobs to have. Les laments that the profession of airline pilot is loosing its status as "the day job". Today what keep pilots barely in the profession is not for the pay but the some of the flexibilities and side benefits of compensation.

It seems to me that airlines should offer more flexibility to keep pilots in the profession and to draw others back. As a main source of income it just doesn't make sense anymore for most.

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Old 10-16-2007, 11:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So how's the C-152 Sky? Is that why we havent heard from you in a while? Getting current? Alaska will need folks soon.
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Old 10-16-2007, 01:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Skyhigh,

https://alaskaairlines.recruitmax.co...szOrderID=5515

Get hired and volunteer/donate to ALPA PAC to help lobby for change instead of posting "articles"....
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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So how's the C-152 Sky? Is that why we havent heard from you in a while? Getting current? Alaska will need folks soon.
Wow, DO you really think they will need ME soon?? I am flying it almost every day.

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