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Old 03-17-2006, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by FedEx1
It is true that new hires will be hand picked and assigned the MD-11. It's called the, (I kid you not), Purple Nugget Program. They have a new syllabus- there will be observation rides before the sims. This is why they are accumulating a pilot pool- they will pick out guys with glass/heavy experience for the MD-11.

Passover pay is a non-issue when compared to training costs.
This is true. I have personaly been told this by the Chief Pilot and an ACP. They plan to handpick guys with glass experience as new hires to go into the MD-11. Completely circumvents the senority system and I hope the guys that get cut out of the pattern take it to the bank.
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