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View Full Version : Too late to bid the S80?


Skubajet
12-19-2018, 11:28 AM
I am thinking about bidding the S80 as I have always wanted to fly it. Can we still bid this mighty airplane or is it too late?

How much longer will it be around?


Thanks!


UPTme
12-19-2018, 11:32 AM
As long as you put it above DC10, 707, and F100 in your 3*, you should be good.

Fleet is gone in Sept 19 I believe.

Beech Dude
12-19-2018, 11:43 AM
Yes. Friend of mine at AA said the last drop for the S80 was an Aug or Sep class.


RhinoBallAuto
12-19-2018, 11:47 AM
The last page of the vacancy announcement should be helpful

Al Czervik
12-19-2018, 12:49 PM
I am thinking about bidding the S80 as I have always wanted to fly it. Can we still bid this mighty airplane or is it too late?

How much longer will it be around?


Thanks!

Did EMBFlyer get a new screen name?

Name User
12-19-2018, 01:23 PM
IIRC the last bid that had someone other than a new hire awarded it was March 2018.

RhinoBallAuto
12-19-2018, 04:12 PM
IIRC the last bid that had someone other than a new hire awarded it was March 2018.

And the last NH S80 was in mid May

Sliceback
12-21-2018, 12:07 AM
Enter your bid. Let the company decide.

The nice part can be the displacement when it disappears. No lock-in with displacements.

Pilotman520
12-21-2018, 03:38 PM
No more qualification training on the 80. 😥

B757200ER
02-02-2019, 08:32 AM
I can see why...makes sense. Last trip is when, September? Watch for huge displacements in next vacancy bid.

galaxy flyer
02-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Just out of curiousity, are there any S80 CA in the top 200? A pilot in my flight department brother was a 25 year guy on it before bidding in one swoop to 777 CA.

GF

PRS Guitars
02-02-2019, 12:44 PM
Just out of curiousity, are there any S80 CA in the top 200? A pilot in my flight department brother was a 25 year guy on it before bidding in one swoop to 777 CA.

GF

Yes.

Number 1 CA is low 100ís, number 2 is in the 500ís DFW.

galaxy flyer
02-02-2019, 12:50 PM
Yes.

Number 1 CA is low 100ís, number 2 is in the 500ís DFW.

Funny stuff, how those senior guys stay with it! I was at EAL, BOS had several two-digit numbers flying the -9 and the 727. Dennisí brother went from S80 to B777 and could hold a line on the T7

GF

Packrat
02-02-2019, 03:12 PM
Plus they sold the sims.

jonnyjetprop
02-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Plus they sold the sims.

Too bad they donít have TCAS in the AA sims. Not sure if it can be retrofitted. It was a big issue when we looked at using them.

tomgoodman
02-04-2019, 05:16 PM
I am thinking about bidding the S80 as I have always wanted to fly it. Can we still bid this mighty airplane or is it too late?

From the Book of Pilot Wisdom: ďVerily, it be never too late that ye bid the MadDog, but always too early.Ē :D

Cheddar
02-05-2019, 07:00 AM
There are more than a few that did this.


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captjns
02-05-2019, 07:05 AM
Too bad they don’t have TCAS in the AA sims. Not sure if it can be retrofitted. It was a big issue when we looked at using them.

I’m sure AA is conducting massive recurrent training before the 12 March 2019 deadline, when UPRT is required to commence. Makes sense for the proposed September retirement month of the MD.

Who knows... maybe a soon to be retired MD sim with spares can be yours on EBay.

Packrat
02-05-2019, 01:24 PM
Who knows... maybe a soon to be retired MD sim with spares can be yours on EBay.

I believe all 4 are spoken for.