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jetlaggy
01-29-2019, 10:49 AM
Congrats in advance


jetlaggy
02-08-2019, 01:35 PM
Is this class still running?

Global
02-08-2019, 03:23 PM
It is still running. I was going to ask if anyone knew if it was a split class or not? I am assuming it’s not, but wanted to see if anyone had some recon on that.


Global
02-08-2019, 03:26 PM
It is still running. I was going to ask if anyone knew if it was a split class or not? I am assuming it’s not, but wanted to see if anyone had some recon on that.



Actually I think it is a split class 25th and 26th. Not sure though

Rabid Jackalope
02-12-2019, 12:22 PM
Actually I think it is a split class 25th and 26th. Not sure though


It appears that CJOs went out for the 25th and 26th of February. Has anybody received a firm job offer for either date yet? Asking for a friend....

ruckus00
02-15-2019, 07:14 AM
I received a CJO on Jan 21st. Haven't heard anything yet.

Rabid Jackalope
02-16-2019, 03:24 AM
Got the call yesterday with the firm offer for 26 Feb, so it appears the class is indeed going on! Excited to be coming on board.

jetlaggy
02-25-2019, 09:45 AM
Welcome to all the newbies

BoilerUP
02-25-2019, 10:11 AM
Looks like 7 started today, four to MD and three to 747.

CactusCrew
02-25-2019, 12:37 PM
Looks like 7 started today, four to MD and three to 747.

Than should take care of the staffing issues on the B747 rather nicely, or not :confused:

:D:D

Extra vacation for everyone !

BoilerUP
02-25-2019, 02:09 PM
What’s the gouge on the SDF 747 sim going active for training? Had heard end of Feb last fall, but no rumblings since.

UBA727
02-25-2019, 03:49 PM
Around middle of March!

whalesurfer
02-26-2019, 12:57 AM
Around middle of March!

Which year??

(sorry, couldn’t resist :D )

UBA727
02-26-2019, 03:13 AM
Which year??

(sorry, couldn’t resist :D )

Hahahaha
2019!

Disco Stu
02-26-2019, 08:04 AM
Anyone hear about the drop for today?

BoilerUP
02-26-2019, 12:20 PM
13 newhires today...

Three A300 SDF
Ten 757 (domiciles TBD)

G550Guy
02-26-2019, 12:56 PM
Ten 757 (domiciles TBD)


Is that contractually allowed? First I’ve heard of domiciles being TBD.



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BoilerUP
02-26-2019, 01:05 PM
TBD = Domiciles aren’t posted on AirUPSers for me to see....[emoji2]

howardhughes8
02-26-2019, 01:53 PM
13 and 1 FQS? I count 21.

BoilerUP
02-26-2019, 02:14 PM
Sure enough, 14 in today’s pic but only 13 bios?

Flybynight101
02-26-2019, 06:27 PM
How do guys from Omni, Atlas and Emirates get the “light twin” class?!?

whalesurfer
02-26-2019, 06:37 PM
How do guys from Omni, Atlas and Emirates get the “light twin” class?!?

74 training backed up for the foreseeable future.

G550Guy
02-26-2019, 07:07 PM
How do guys from Omni, Atlas and Emirates get the “light twin” class?!?


Because they were offered a class date and showed up?


Alex, I’ll take “New Aircraft orders for $500”


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Flybynight101
02-27-2019, 05:53 AM
Because they were offered a class date and showed up?


Alex, I’ll take “New Aircraft orders for $500”



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🙄 ohh good lord. Yes, I get that. I’m just saying it’s odd that people with heavy time are getting put into the second class. Are they possibly scaling back on hiring of corporate/regional guys?

howardhughes8
02-27-2019, 07:24 AM
At least a quarter of the class was corporate.

Flybynight101
02-27-2019, 01:32 PM
At least a quarter of the class was corporate.

That’s great! It was just surprising to see that three quarters of the class were heavy pilots.

Flybynight101
02-27-2019, 01:41 PM
To be clear, I’m not at all saying only heavy guys should go to the MD or 74.

I was simply making an observation. This is the first split class to have people with heavy experience in the second class.

G550Guy
02-27-2019, 01:51 PM
The issue of splitting classes rubbed the IPA the wrong way, but basically there is nothing we can do. They got us on this one.

Why are they doing it? Who knows. They were not doing it 2 years ago. You can surmise whatever comes to mind on “why”. But the bottom line is anyone who comes here can be taught to fly anything we have here. After 18 mos, they can bid what they want anyway.


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Flybynight101
02-27-2019, 02:07 PM
Prior to the 2016 contract, the company would generally put people with heavy experience on the 74 and MD. My guess is they want to have that control back again.

Swedish Blender
02-27-2019, 04:04 PM
They were not doing it 2 years ago.

They have done it prior to that though.

cougar
02-27-2019, 05:05 PM
Prior to splitting the classes, some new hires struggled in training, needing extensive additional training, and a few are no longer with the company. After the split, these training issues have been reduced.

G550Guy
02-28-2019, 04:04 AM
Prior to splitting the classes, some new hires struggled in training, needing extensive additional training, and a few are no longer with the company. After the split, these training issues have been reduced.


I’m not doubting your statement at all. I just personally find it hard to believe that ANY carrier who hires a 5000-7000 hour (I believe that’s the average) pilot would have training issues. At this point in your career, you have it or you don’t. Large aircraft are not difficult to fly. I came out of a G550 to the MD11 and myself and my training partner (also zero time in anything over 50,000lbs) had NO problems. We rolled right through. The young guns flying the CRJs these days have a more advanced FMS/glass setup than we do.

Honestly... What’s the difference between our 757 and 747 operation? Very little once you remove the International aspect. I don’t assume to be extremely knowledgeable about training programs and the current state of the industry, I’m 51 and on the downhill slide of my career... but I just don’t see how someone couldn’t handle the MD11, but the 757/767 with 3 engine types and 10+ weight limits is no problem.


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BoilerUP
02-28-2019, 04:13 AM
I can see value in having new FOs with extensive international operations in a domicile that, for a decade, was the most junior in the left seat.

A new FO out of an RJ paired with a new CA who upgraded from SDF 757 or Bus, along with a recent hire flying supermid bizjets, *could* be at higher risk for errors than if each person had a lot of crossings under their belt.

That said, I don’t think either the airframes or operation are rocket surgery, and plenty of folks get little more than a IPC before blasting around the world in a Global or Gulfstream without issue.

CactusCrew
02-28-2019, 05:04 AM
I’m not doubting your statement at all. I just personally find it hard to believe that ANY carrier who hires a 5000-7000 hour (I believe that’s the average) pilot would have training issues.



I don't doubt it either.

But seriously, how many "training issues have been reduced" ? 1, 5, 50 ??? Most likely no one has an actual number. There are so many other internal and external factors that could affect the number of training issues we have with new hires in any given year. But none of that supports the companies move.

Believe what you want. But to infer that training issues have been reduced solely due to the splitting of classes is naive and one-sided.

Prior to this contract, positions were assigned by management. Guess what ... some new hires struggled in training, needed extensive additional training, and a few are no longer with the company.

Its not a new problem. At least now they own the problem again by splitting the classes. At the expense of seniority and bidding rights.

FliFast
03-26-2019, 05:39 PM
Hey Cactus!
It's been awhile since we visited our friend Jerry...the Sailor !
So, good news, the skies are safer now that I'm in the training center. With regard to the sub topic at hand, I've seen more success with new hires now that UPS is hiring based on background for the split classes. We do hire many that are already typed in the 747. So the hardest part as you might imagine is re-programming their callouts and procedures from their former employer to UPS. However, when I'm teaching systems, for example, I can say split system breaker or demand pumps and the newbies know what I'm talking about. There are still a few assigned to the 747 that need extra training, no doubt. But I've found this more common with newbies who are from non heavy jet backgrounds. If you're a newbie or transitioning from another fleet, I will tell you that if you feel you are overwhelmend or falling behind pull your instructor aside and ask for help. I can only speak for our fleet but the IPA sim techs and the management instructors will gladly take extra time to catch you back up. One of the biggest hinderences I feel to the 747 training program, is the lack of continuity. It is roughly a 31 day training event before OE that is averaging 120 to 140 days. It's hard to keep current on the material when you are home and also when the material is constantly changing as the fleet evolves to becoming more Boeing and more -8.

C.C, I've got some training in SDF in a few weeks.....we can visit our friend SailorJerry. AND ALSO, the sombrero in 603 on the tiger is mine...dont let Marc mess with it...see ya pal !

FF