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CaptainCarl
04-04-2011, 08:21 AM
What's happenin'?


Copperhed51
04-04-2011, 08:54 AM
Rumors are running rampant. I'm sure you've heard the same ones I have. Supposedly a memo coming out today to explain.

minimwage4
04-04-2011, 09:50 AM
Rumors are running rampant. I'm sure you've heard the same ones I have.

Like what?


Salukipilot4590
04-04-2011, 11:24 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Salukipilot4590/iphone%20pics/b69f8e5b.jpg

DryMotorBoatin
04-04-2011, 12:08 PM
[QUOTE=Copperhed51;975528]Rumors are running rampant.QUOTE]


Definitely my ravorite rumours...

http://www.rollogrady.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/fleetwood-mac-rumours.jpg

And my daily quota for useless posts is fullfilled. Great album though.

fishpilot
04-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Heard all Flight Manager's are gone. Flight and Inflight. Don't know whats going on.

3stripes
04-04-2011, 05:06 PM
Is this just at TSA, or does it cover Compass and GoJet too?

CaptainCarl
04-04-2011, 05:39 PM
Is this just at TSA, or does it cover Compass and GoJet too?

We think just TSA.

BYUFlyr
04-04-2011, 05:53 PM
Just got the memo from FO...

Doesn't look like it'll affect the pilot group... mostly downsizing in management and maintenance... closing IAD overnight MX.

Time2Fly
04-04-2011, 08:53 PM
Heard all Flight Manager's are gone. Flight and Inflight. Don't know whats going on.

Is this true? :confused:

undflyboy06
04-04-2011, 10:27 PM
I guess if they are taking out overnight MX in IAD, then I guess we are going to have to start carrying rolls of duck tape in order to fix the planes ourselves.

jheath
04-04-2011, 11:11 PM
I guess if they are taking out overnight MX in IAD, then I guess we are going to have to start carrying rolls of duck tape in order to fix the planes ourselves.

So business as usual?

I keeeed, I keeeeed ;)

Herbie
04-05-2011, 05:13 AM
Just read the memo. So much for the growth that we were all hoping for. Starting to get the pre-furlough feeling again.

undflyboy06
04-05-2011, 07:39 AM
Just read the memo. So much for the growth that we were all hoping for. Starting to get the pre-furlough feeling again.

I don't think that's going to happen since I'm not on property. I think I'm going to make a few calls to some friends. I wish everyone the best of luck.

CrippleHawk
04-05-2011, 11:49 AM
I work at Dulles as an A&P (For MAG). We work next to TSA mechanics. It's sad 22 mechanics (all nightshifters) lost their jobs yesterday just like that. No notices no nothing it was more like "Hand over your badge" and "don't let the door hit you on the way out". A few lucky ones are being sent to day shift. I wish all the Waterskier's all the best.

Purpleanga
04-05-2011, 05:42 PM
This doesn't really affect anyone other than the people that lost their job. I don't get what growth some of you were expecting. The recalls are just for attrition. The only growth at Trans States is at Compass and Gojet.

CaptainCarl
04-06-2011, 07:23 PM
On an unrelated note: When did the last requal class start? When are those guys slated to finish with sims and OE?

And related to my original post: So, we have no flight managers anymore and a newly created assistant chief pilot? Is that about right? Shame that DH got the boot... he was a good guy IMO.

undflyboy06
04-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Hey Carl, Wazup?

I'm not sure if you are referring to the guys that are already in re-qualification, or the guys that are in the process of sending in their responses with regards to the mandatory recall. For the mandatory recall guys it sounds like May will be the month for classes. Who is the new ACP? Is it DG?

Take care.

TBucket
04-06-2011, 11:46 PM
Hey Carl, Wazup?

I'm not sure if you are referring to the guys that are already in re-qualification, or the guys that are in the process of sending in their responses with regards to the mandatory recall. For the mandatory recall guys it sounds like May will be the month for classes. Who is the new ACP? Is it DG?

Take care.


Yep, it is... And it is a shame about DH, he was a stand-up guy... Helped me out a bunch of times...

CaptainCarl
04-07-2011, 06:46 AM
Hey Carl, Wazup?

I'm not sure if you are referring to the guys that are already in re-qualification, or the guys that are in the process of sending in their responses with regards to the mandatory recall. For the mandatory recall guys it sounds like May will be the month for classes. Who is the new ACP? Is it DG?

Take care.

I was referring to the guys currently in requal but I am also interested how many accepted the current batch of mandatory recalls. Also, has the most senior furloughed guy gotten a recall notice?

From what I've heard, DG is the new ACP.

soonerpilot06
04-07-2011, 11:04 AM
I was a Feb 08 new hire. Received notice last month that I was removed from seniority list because I didn't return.

Copperhed51
04-07-2011, 11:19 AM
I hear some of the guys in the pool in 08 are gettin phone calls to see if they're still interested. Sounds like the recalls are just about done

TurboDVR42
04-07-2011, 01:22 PM
I am in 2008 pool. Got an email from Kathy asking if i am still intersted. TSA is hiring she said.

Can sameone please explain?

undflyboy06
04-07-2011, 03:39 PM
I am in 2008 pool. Got an email from Kathy asking if i am still intersted. TSA is hiring she said.

Can sameone please explain?

The only thing I can think of is that they didn't get enough recalls, even from the mandatory and still need pilots to fill the vacancies.

Positive_Rate
04-07-2011, 03:45 PM
I am in 2008 pool. Got an email from Kathy asking if i am still intersted. TSA is hiring she said.

Can sameone please explain?


They told us in our management de-briefs during recurrent that there might be some hiring this year based on the number that accepted the recalls...guessing that's what it is.

AZ wildcat
04-07-2011, 03:54 PM
May of '07 class got recall mandatory letters last week. They were the most senior furloughs. So the furloughs are over as soon as those guys/gals respond either way. Then the hiring would start if the numbers they're lookin for aren't met.

DryMotorBoatin
04-07-2011, 03:55 PM
Can sameone please explain?


Pilots needed > Pilots on property. Hiring. Then...Pilots needed = Pilots on property.

Copperhed51
04-07-2011, 06:45 PM
Then...Pilots needed = Pilots on property.

This is never true. Airlines are always either overstaffed or understaffed, never properly so. I thought you knew this!!

CaptainCarl
04-07-2011, 06:56 PM
Pilots needed > Pilots on property. Hiring. Then...Pilots needed = Pilots on property.

http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/11/16/94f93352-b6a5-4853-8891-e50e1ee74e29.jpg

minimwage4
04-07-2011, 08:19 PM
Word is they need about 20 more for now.

TurboDVR42
04-07-2011, 08:47 PM
What are the plans for tsa? What do they have 28 145s? Any future contracts?

AZ wildcat
04-07-2011, 09:03 PM
What are the plans for tsa? What do they have 28 145s? Any future contracts?

25 according to the latest memos

Time2Fly
04-07-2011, 09:23 PM
25 according to the latest memos

Where is the memo? Can't find it on the company website...

Copperhed51
04-07-2011, 10:11 PM
Where is the memo? Can't find it on the company website...

Take a look in the OPS section under "Memos" and you should find it. There was a memo put out by FO and a separate one from KS. The one from FO is at the top of the main page once you log in.

Stew75
04-08-2011, 08:02 PM
Had my "chat" with the D.O. today. He explained the mgmt layoffs were mainly costs restructuring. He wants a new contract finished. Furthermore, there is supposed to be a couple of job seminars and TSA is hiring in May. I gathered this is all from attrition so far.

CaptainCarl
04-08-2011, 08:56 PM
Had my "chat" with the D.O. today. He explained the mgmt layoffs were mainly costs restructuring. He wants a new contract finished. Furthermore, there is supposed to be a couple of job seminars and TSA is hiring in May. I gathered this is all from attrition so far.

:) Good to hear it. I like that word "attrition." It's got a nice ring to it.

undflyboy06
04-09-2011, 09:27 AM
:) Good to hear it. I like that word "attrition." It's got a nice ring to it.

Just like the same thing when we were sitting in our initial class and everyone was telling 1.5 year upgrade times. We all know how that turned out :rolleyes:.

Stryker
04-09-2011, 12:04 PM
So with the management "restructuring" does anyone think its going to make things better over there or no? Also any thoughts on if training is going to be any different than it used to be (i.e. high washout rates, etc)?

stbloc
04-09-2011, 10:40 PM
Had my "chat" with the D.O. today. He explained the mgmt layoffs were mainly costs restructuring. He wants a new contract finished. Furthermore, there is supposed to be a couple of job seminars and TSA is hiring in May. I gathered this is all from attrition so far.

What are the projected hiring numbers?

Shrek
04-10-2011, 05:28 AM
So with the management "restructuring" does anyone think its going to make things better over there or no? Also any thoughts on if training is going to be any different than it used to be (i.e. high washout rates, etc)?

New boss will be the same as the old one.............nothing earth shatteringly new if I had to take a guess.

Same psychopath hindu at the top ;)

soon2bfo
04-10-2011, 07:59 AM
They're just waiting to get the Mitsubishi jets that they invested in before they grow :p

BYUFlyr
04-12-2011, 06:35 PM
What are the projected hiring numbers?

15-20 in May

Mins: 1000/200

SmitteyB
04-13-2011, 10:25 AM
Had my "chat" with the D.O. today. He explained the mgmt layoffs were mainly costs restructuring. He wants a new contract finished. Furthermore, there is supposed to be a couple of job seminars and TSA is hiring in May. I gathered this is all from attrition so far.

Right..................

minimwage4
04-13-2011, 06:07 PM
Right..................

No that's what I heard too. My magic 8 ball says You may rely on it.

Copperhed51
04-16-2011, 11:42 AM
I'm sure everybody has seen the VARS by now but as usual, no TA after a week of negotiating. I'll be interested to hear the details of what progress, if any, was made. I feel like at this point the NMB can't sit on its hands much longer but they probably will.

CaptainCarl
04-16-2011, 01:42 PM
No that's what I heard too. My magic 8 ball says You may rely on it.

What's it sayin' about my chances of winning the lottery?

CaptainCarl
04-16-2011, 01:46 PM
I'm sure everybody has seen the VARS by now but as usual, no TA after a week of negotiating. I'll be interested to hear the details of what progress, if any, was made. I feel like at this point the NMB can't sit on its hands much longer but they probably will.

Huh... I'm not getting the VARS anymore for some reason.

Positive_Rate
04-17-2011, 04:10 PM
Huh... I'm not getting the VARS anymore for some reason.

A lot of people didn't get the last VARS message. We are trying to resend it right now actually...standby.

Salukipilot4590
04-17-2011, 04:14 PM
Come on NMB release us!!!

http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww274/xTDIxIzzy/my-body-is-ready.png

undflyboy06
04-17-2011, 06:20 PM
That is a creepy photo :eek:

250 or point 65
04-17-2011, 08:50 PM
FWIW, not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but class of 06/07 got mandatory recalls...I just sent back my resignation with a request for my vacation pay :)

P56C
04-18-2011, 12:32 AM
FWIW, not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but class of 06/07 got mandatory recalls...I just sent back my resignation with a request for my vacation pay :)

Ha. Congrats!

FAPInbound
04-18-2011, 03:50 AM
Oh man that IS a creepy photo! I'm still laughing.

I also hope that the attrition (hopefully due to a seat at a major) continues so I can get in. I keep updating the airlineapps and hoping.

CrippleHawk
04-19-2011, 05:52 AM
Come on NMB release us!!!

http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww274/xTDIxIzzy/my-body-is-ready.png

who is that BTW?

minimwage4
04-19-2011, 11:38 AM
who is that BTW?

Looks like half the Captains at Gojets.

clearprop
04-19-2011, 01:06 PM
Looks like half the Captains at Gojets.

Yup, definitely alien.

Copperhed51
04-19-2011, 06:46 PM
Looks like half the Captains at Gojets.

Wow, pretty much just fell off my chair laughing.

pause
04-20-2011, 06:20 AM
Looks like half the Captains at Gojets.

....that previously wore Trans States badges and ALPO laniards?? Yea, you all have that look. Glass houses.

Stryker
04-20-2011, 08:52 AM
Seriously, some of you really need to grow up....

TBucket
04-20-2011, 10:55 AM
....that previously wore Trans States badges and ALPO laniards?? Yea, you all have that look. Glass houses.


Well duh, all the ones with that look left when they had the option to go to the alter-ego...

pause
04-20-2011, 11:08 AM
Well duh, all the ones with that look left when they had the option to go to the alter-ego...

What?? I thought you are all ALPO "brothers" for life? Dissin' on your brothers like that....tsk tsk tsk

TBucket
04-20-2011, 11:40 AM
What?? I thought you are all ALPO "brothers" for life? Dissin' on your brothers like that....tsk tsk tsk


When your "brothers" (metaphorically) slit your throat and spit on the corpse, you kinda have to disown them...

Salukipilot4590
04-20-2011, 01:20 PM
....that previously wore Trans States badges and ALPO laniards?? Yea, you all have that look. Glass houses.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Salukipilot4590/iphone%20pics/45fb4586.jpg

Oh you!

Copperhed51
04-22-2011, 12:36 PM
Heard TSA hired 4 people off the street today and are looking for more tomorrow. Anybody a recent new-hire?

flycrj200
04-23-2011, 06:46 AM
I got an email for the union of the company I work for that TSA will be conducting two interview sessions at DTW to hire first officers. I thought you guys have furloughed pilots on the street still. What is going on at TSA?

CaptainCarl
04-23-2011, 11:06 AM
I got an email for the union of the company I work for that TSA will be conducting two interview sessions at DTW to hire first officers. I thought you guys have furloughed pilots on the street still. What is going on at TSA?

Read the thread and you shall have your answer ;)

But if you want to be lazy, here's the spark notes version: We recalled everyone and are hiring in May, hmmkay?

flycrj200
04-23-2011, 11:38 AM
Read the thread and you shall have your answer ;)

But if you want to be lazy, here's the spark notes version: We recalled everyone and are hiring in May, hmmkay?


I'm lazy, so thanks for the info :)

bernouli
04-23-2011, 06:32 PM
Read the thread and you shall have your answer ;)

But if you want to be lazy, here's the spark notes version: We recalled everyone and are hiring in May, hmmkay?

wow...........

Trufactor7
05-03-2011, 05:45 AM
Anybody know what kind of times they are looking for ? The website days comm/multi but I'm sure its more than that

Copperhed51
05-03-2011, 06:12 AM
Anybody know what kind of times they are looking for ? The website days comm/multi but I'm sure its more than that

I can't remember for sure but I think I was told 1000/200 were the min's. Couldn't hurt to call and ask though.

Stryker
05-03-2011, 07:21 AM
Airlineapps still has the mins at 500/100 but they may not be interviewing that low.

NCR757dxr
05-03-2011, 07:41 AM
Where is this event in DTW being held?

TBucket
05-04-2011, 03:50 PM
I've heard rumors that they're already hiring waaaaay below those minimums. And honestly, with our 5-year-out-of-date contract, who would apply here when somewhere else is hiring?

(Especially 'cause it looks like it's going to be another 5 years before we get a contract)

jheath
05-04-2011, 04:35 PM
And honestly, with our 5-year-out-of-date contract, who would apply here when somewhere else is hiring?


If I was looking for a job, I might have thrown my hat into the ring (but that's because I'm from STL, soooo...)

stbloc
05-04-2011, 04:47 PM
I've heard rumors that they're already hiring waaaaay below those minimums. And honestly, with our 5-year-out-of-date contract, who would apply here when somewhere else is hiring?

(Especially 'cause it looks like it's going to be another 5 years before we get a contract)

Way below 500/100? How much lower can you get. I find it hard to believe anyone is getting hired with less then 500 right now. In a 6 months that could be the norm.

Stryker
05-04-2011, 06:03 PM
You could go as low as a pulse and a will to learn.... Who knows

Av8tion
05-05-2011, 03:50 AM
Anyone who works there want to do me a favor and walk in my resume? And before someone says it... let's lose the whole "It wouldn't be doing you a favor" bit... every airline sucks in it's own unique way...

minimwage4
05-05-2011, 05:08 AM
Anyone who works there want to do me a favor and walk in my resume? And before someone says it... let's the lose the whole "It wouldn't be doing you a favor" bit... every airline sucks in it's own unique way...

It wouldn't tho seriously. There are others hiring. Expressjet is even 500tt now if you have any structured training experience.

proav8r
05-05-2011, 04:16 PM
any idea why the june new hire class was cancelled?

num1pilot
05-05-2011, 06:27 PM
Just got an offer for an interview; anyone know what to expect? Anyone interview recently? Anyone know of any recent gouges, everything seems to be from a few years back since that's the last time they did any hiring.

Av8tion
05-05-2011, 06:41 PM
Just got an offer for an interview; anyone know what to expect? Anyone interview recently? Anyone know of any recent gouges, everything seems to be from a few years back since that's the last time they did any hiring.

what are your times?

DryMotorBoatin
05-06-2011, 05:26 AM
Just got an offer for an interview; anyone know what to expect? Anyone interview recently? Anyone know of any recent gouges, everything seems to be from a few years back since that's the last time they did any hiring.

id imagine itll probaly be the same. written is from the atp question bank. all interview questions were straight forward.

so now that were hiring/interviewing...any truth to the rumor...im hearin 16-18 split between IAD and STL? is this growth/attrition hiring?

num1pilot
05-06-2011, 07:32 AM
Tt1200/70me

B200 Hawk
05-06-2011, 08:09 AM
Just got one with 780TT/550me.

Anyone have any advice on the current state of things at TSA, other than the recent layoffs of IAD MX and some management?

Atreyu
05-06-2011, 11:10 AM
Just got one with 780TT/550me.

Anyone have any advice on the current state of things at TSA, other than the recent layoffs of IAD MX and some management?

I really don't think anyone that works here has anything good to say about the place.

It fees like we are all pretty miserable and morale is really low. The last time I can remember this place being to be fun to work at was back in '06-'07 when we still had AA flying, people upgrading, and movement.

We're still on a contract from 2000 that was amendable in 2005. Negotiations are going nowhere with no end in sight, and we've been pretty much promised that if we strike, they will shut the doors...

But hey, you get to fly a JET! :eek::eek::eek:

B200 Hawk
05-06-2011, 11:12 AM
I really don't think anyone that works here has anything good to say about the place.

It fees like we are all pretty miserable and morale is really low. The last time I can remember this place being to be fun to work at was back in '06-'07 when we still had AA flying, people upgrading, and movement.

We're still on a contract from 2000 that was amendable in 2005. Negotiations are going nowhere with no end in sight, and we've been pretty much promised that if we strike, they will shut the doors...

But hey, you get to fly a JET! :eek::eek::eek:

What about job security? I currently fly 91 with great stability and pay but sit around way too much.

DryMotorBoatin
05-06-2011, 12:19 PM
What about job security? I currently fly 91 with great stability and pay but sit around way too much.

By "shut the doors" he doesnt mean mgmt is going to go around literally closing doors. He means shut the company down. If u want job security become a barber or funeral director

Tar Heel
05-06-2011, 02:02 PM
What about job security? I currently fly 91 with great stability and pay but sit around way too much.

Well it's a matter of your QOL versus your pay. At the regionals you may fly more but are you going to take a pay cut to do it? And given how volatile the industry can be are you okay with giving that up stability? Only you know what is best for you. Good luck!

DryMotorBoatin
05-06-2011, 02:58 PM
blah blah blah...you may not have alot of job security here but trust me...it aint that bad of a place. im sure ill get ridiculed for sayin that but there are ALOT worse places to work. TSA is a great pilot group and hopefully well get a new contract eventually. People will be flockin to this place like the salmon of san juan capistrano.

Pantera
05-06-2011, 04:09 PM
blah blah blah...you may not have alot of job security here but trust me...it aint that bad of a place. im sure ill get ridiculed for sayin that but there are ALOT worse places to work. TSA is a great pilot group and hopefully well get a new contract eventually. People will be flockin to this place like the salmon of san juan capistrano.

Thats a lot to SWALLOW! :D

CaptainCarl
05-06-2011, 06:11 PM
What about job security? I currently fly 91 with great stability and pay but sit around way too much.

You're in the wrong business my friend. And on the bottom of a seniority list, you will be the first to go if things get tough. But, things 'round this joint are either feast or famine. Right now it's famine with no contract and no expected growth (that I've heard of) but that can change rapidly.

undflyboy06
05-06-2011, 06:57 PM
To everyone that is seriously considering on sending in their resume to Transstates, I wish you the best of luck.

Cargo isn't a bad gig either. I've been at my current employer for only 1.5 years and I already have more then 70 pilots junior to me, and I'm going left seat into the 1900.

I took the route of graduating from school and going straight into the regionals. I totally forgot how to fly instruments with the automation and glass after only a year in the ERJ. It wasn't until flying the Chieftain, single pilot, over the Cascades at night until I realized that all the old dog captains that I spoke to were right. It's better to build a solid foundation of strong instrument skills, decision making and experience before you go into the shinny jet. If I was able to make one change, it would have been going to 135 cargo before 121 passenger.

B200 Hawk
05-06-2011, 07:11 PM
To everyone that is seriously considering on sending in their resume to Transstates, I wish you the best of luck.

Cargo isn't a bad gig either. I've been at my current employer for only 1.5 years and I already have more then 70 pilots junior to me, and I'm going left seat into the 1900.

I took the route of graduating from school and going straight into the regionals. I totally forgot how to fly instruments with the automation and glass after only a year in the ERJ. It wasn't until flying the Chieftain, single pilot, over the Cascades at night until I realized that all the old dog captains that I spoke to were right. It's better to build a solid foundation of strong instrument skills, decision making and experience before you go into the shinny jet. If I was able to make one change, it would have been going to 135 cargo before 121 passenger.

100% agree with you, problem is I currently (most applicants) probably don't meet the 135 mins. I have 780 total with 70% of that time in king airs (turbine) doing a part 91 deal, but I am not building the TT to "progress" as a pilot right now, since we all know its about the amount of TT.

BYUFlyr
05-06-2011, 08:43 PM
I just don't understand why anyone would want to go to TSA when Eagle, Expressjet, and Skywest are all hiring. I guess if you got turned down at all three or if you have like 15 busted checkrides, then there wouldn't be a whole lot of options. If you live in the STL area, then I would also understand... but those are the only exceptions I can come up with for coming to this place. I guess there are worse places you could be... but there are much better places hiring right now! Currently there is no end in sight for getting a new contract. No contract means no job security, no growth... not much of a future. BTW, if you fall into the 15-failed checkrides category chances are you probably won't make it through initial training (notorious for high washout rates) and you'll wind up with more stains on your record. Back in 2007, the carrot at the end of the stick was the quick upgrades... now there's no carrot, just a stick to beat you with.

If you're set on going to Trans States... then good luck, but make sure you understand that there are other more attractive options. Having said that, I don't think you'll find a finer group of pilots if you do come over to this side of the tracks.

B200 Hawk
05-06-2011, 09:09 PM
I just don't understand why anyone would want to go to TSA when Eagle, Expressjet, and Skywest are all hiring. I guess if you got turned down at all three or if you have like 15 busted checkrides, then there wouldn't be a whole lot of options. If you live in the STL area, then I would also understand... but those are the only exceptions I can come up with for coming to this place. I guess there are worse places you could be... but there are much better places hiring right now! Currently there is no end in sight for getting a new contract. No contract means no job security, no growth... not much of a future. BTW, if you fall into the 15-failed checkrides category chances are you probably won't make it through initial training (notorious for high washout rates) and you'll wind up with more stains on your record. Back in 2007, the carrot at the end of the stick was the quick upgrades... now there's no carrot, just a stick to beat you with.

If you're set on going to Trans States... then good luck, but make sure you understand that there are other more attractive options. Having said that, I don't think you'll fly with a finer group of pilots if you do come over to this side of the tracks.

Yea, STL base is big for me, especially living on the current regional pay scale.

belliott
05-07-2011, 01:59 AM
To everyone that is seriously considering on sending in their resume to Transstates, I wish you the best of luck.

Cargo isn't a bad gig either. I've been at my current employer for only 1.5 years and I already have more then 70 pilots junior to me, and I'm going left seat into the 1900.

I took the route of graduating from school and going straight into the regionals. I totally forgot how to fly instruments with the automation and glass after only a year in the ERJ. It wasn't until flying the Chieftain, single pilot, over the Cascades at night until I realized that all the old dog captains that I spoke to were right. It's better to build a solid foundation of strong instrument skills, decision making and experience before you go into the shinny jet. If I was able to make one change, it would have been going to 135 cargo before 121 passenger.

Its funny how I was preaching this while we were at UND but no one wanted to listen... when they implemented the CRJ program and glass cockpit WARG's I was completely against it... but no one in the UND staff seemed to give a hoot except Kitko.

minimwage4
05-07-2011, 03:08 PM
What about job security? I currently fly 91 with great stability and pay but sit around way too much.

None, especially at TSA. Unlike the rest of the regionals that have seperate certificates, we have nothing agreed on job security not even something as simple as pref hiring between the certificates. Company would rather whipsaw the pilots rather than doing the right thing.

Salukipilot4590
05-08-2011, 10:52 AM
This has cost me more money since being back than anything else...

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgb3mfnK9V1qaxmoj.jpg

To those of you thinking about coming here....whatever you do....if you're based in IAD stay away from Chipotle.

It's an addiction that I need serious help with.












...and on that note....it's lunch time.

DryMotorBoatin
05-08-2011, 11:54 AM
five guys breakfast sandwiches are heaven on earth if you dont mind risking failing your next medical due to bloodpressure and/or going bankrupt.

Mason32
05-08-2011, 12:29 PM
I took the route of graduating from school and going straight into the regionals. I totally forgot how to fly instruments with the automation and glass after only a year in the ERJ.

No, the reality is you never knew how... a big difference between book theory, canned stage checks, canned checkrides and the real world.
If you had flown where you are now first, you wouldn't have been in that situation.


It wasn't until flying the Chieftain, single pilot, over the Cascades at night until I realized that all the old dog captains that I spoke to were right. It's better to build a solid foundation of strong instrument skills, decision making and experience before you go into the shinny jet. If I was able to make one change, it would have been going to 135 cargo before 121 passenger.

Hopefully others will learn from your experience, and your honesty.

tuttle
05-08-2011, 02:07 PM
No, the reality is you never knew how... a big difference between book theory, canned stage checks, canned checkrides and the real world.
If you had flown where you are now first, you wouldn't have been in that situation.



Hopefully others will learn from your experience, and your honesty.

I have been following your posts for a while now. Who made you the authority on all things aviation, O mighty one? Yup, another expert.

Guys like you do nothing to further this forum, or this industry, for that matter. My advice to you, sir, is to take your negativity somewhere else.

DryMotorBoatin
05-08-2011, 02:19 PM
IiiI have been following your posts for a while now. Who made you the authority on all things aviation, O mighty one? Yup, another expert.

Guys like you do nothing to further this forum, or this industry, for that matter. My advice to you, sir, is to take your negativity somewhere else.

I would hate to hear what youd say if.youve.been following my posts. Probaly that im an illiterate fool with no knowledge of aviation or common sense and that the majority of.my posts contribute nothing and serve no purpose other than self amusement. Youd be right

B200 Hawk
05-09-2011, 07:16 AM
Anyone got anymore advice besides don't go?

Salukipilot4590
05-09-2011, 08:55 AM
Anyone got anymore advice besides don't go?

Not really, this is seriously the best regional of all time. I couldn't possibly think of a better regional than Trans States. You will love your life when you come here, your girlfriend or wife will love you and get to spend 14-20 days out of the month with you. Your kids, if you have them will get to know their father, and love him. Your friends will think you're the man and you're "ballin'."

Seriously this is the best place for anyone in their early to mid twenties to be....











































































http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6836/trollface1ichallengeyou.jpg

minimwage4
05-09-2011, 10:03 AM
Anyone got anymore advice besides don't go?

There is no one here that would recommend this place. Even the lifers most likely. You can PM me with specific questions and I'll try to answer them.

CaptainCarl
05-09-2011, 10:05 AM
Anyone got anymore advice besides don't go?

Do as you please with the consent of your family. As the late, great DH told me just before his departure, "If I had to go back and do it all over, I would have put my family first." Good advice from a man that got "early retirement" the next day.

Stryker
05-10-2011, 08:45 PM
Is there ANY growth expected?? I know thats a tough question anywhere right now... How bout morale?? I have heard great things about how cool the people are to fly with in the pilot group, but how are spirits??

Phuz
05-11-2011, 06:46 AM
What is the status of the TSA negotiations? I think you guys are setting a record for the longest contract negotiation in RLA history at this point. Are there any deadlines with respect to proceeding on to a 30-day cool down period?

NCR757dxr
05-11-2011, 06:56 AM
What would be the bare-bottom minimums they would accept and/or submit an application with a "reasonable" chance of not getting the standard HR rejection email immediately? Does 121 dispatch experience help those numbers?

Salukipilot4590
05-11-2011, 07:44 AM
Is there ANY growth expected?? I know thats a tough question anywhere right now... How bout morale?? I have heard great things about how cool the people are to fly with in the pilot group, but how are spirits??

It's a privately held company....even Jesus (If real) doesn't know whats going to happen.

Seriously....tomorrow we could be flying A330s to Kiev under the new Braniff.

As for the pilot group....we all G's. Spirits are about as expected for a company that has been in labor negotiations for....hold on....five years.

God Bless the RLA and God Bless America.

What is the status of the TSA negotiations? I think you guys are setting a record for the longest contract negotiation in RLA history at this point. Are there any deadlines with respect to proceeding on to a 30-day cool down period?

Status: Ongoing

RLA: Joke

What would be the bare-bottom minimums they would accept and/or submit an application with a "reasonable" chance of not getting the standard HR rejection email immediately? Does 121 dispatch experience help those numbers?

I think the official mins are somewhere near 1000/200 or something right?

Lemme holla at chu right quick on the real tip. If you have 1000/200 and one or two checkride busts you should be fine given you kick ass on the interview.

If you have anything less than 1000/200 you should have a squeaky clean record etc. Then again if you have, say, 800/100....and a clean record....why would you come here?

I've already got "friends" telling me they aren't considering TSA...they'd rather go to GoJet. (Why not Eagle, Expressjet/ASA, or PNCL/Colgan/Mesaba.....dunno)

Hold In Lieu
05-11-2011, 07:52 AM
I'll be attending the May 16th new hire class, and the only limiting factor I saw a guy not make it for during interview was recency of multi experience. Not the lack thereof.

Best of luck to all.

DryMotorBoatin
05-11-2011, 08:02 AM
word to the wise. if you do get hired/work here. make sure you tell people you work for Trans States Airlines, not our truncated name TSA. ik made that mistake and most of my family and friends still think i wear a blue shirt and badge to work and rummage through peoples bags.

minimwage4
05-11-2011, 08:43 AM
Best of luck to all.

Yes. Indeed.

num1pilot
05-11-2011, 09:05 AM
I'll be attending the May 16th new hire class, and the only limiting factor I saw a guy not make it for during interview was recency of multi experience. Not the lack thereof.

Best of luck to all.


Could you give me a gouge regarding the interview? I have an interview coming up and I haven't been able to find something recent. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

Hold In Lieu
05-11-2011, 11:41 AM
You bet. PM me.

Hold In Lieu
05-11-2011, 03:04 PM
Guessing that won't be an option because I don't have enough posts. Anyway-- here goes:


The interview-- It was a good experience. Everyone is polite and Kathy made us feel welcome when we showed at 8:05 for an 8:30 interview. We sat in the classroom after stowing our bags in the closet and reviewed paperwork and talked amongst ourselves until Ed Phelps walked in to greet us and give an overview for the morning.

He then collected all of our copies and our applications, and then issued the 50 question 'multiple guess' test. It was pretty straight forward with questions covering basic weather and airspace requirements, metar and general weather questions (freezing rain above/ice pellets, etc), some questions about inoperative ILS components, and jepp charts. A prep from the weather and instrument chapters in the AIM would help you prepare. Some say it is from the ATP question bank, but it is not. Do not try to memorize study answers for performance, etc.

We were then dismissed into the lobby to hang out and mingle as they called us in one at a time into the technical portion with Ed and Stuart. They began with background questions--- basically anything on the application they want a story for (checkrides/tickets, etc) while they looked over your logbook and original copies of all documents.

Technical questions included describing the ice protection system on the EMB145 followed by a description of the ice detectors. Afterwards they asked to fingerfly an approach if "at this IAF and *000 ft, cleared approach" and if i could legally shoot it. 91? 121? Then about the prop system on my current multi. Not much else.

They covered the HR portion themselves with basic Why TSA? Which base? If awarded the other, would it be a problem? etc. Talked about class dates then Kathy made one last pass over the app and handed out a study packet on the 145 LR and two company produced dvds.

Congrats on the interview, let me know if you have any other questions.

undflyboy06
05-11-2011, 03:33 PM
I officially resigned from the company this past Monday. I waited until the day of the finger prints to tell them no. At least I got a brand new 145 manual. :)
I also passed my BE-1900 PIC type today.

I will always be a Waterskier. I wish all my brother and sisters at TSA; past, present, and future blue skies and a industry average contract.

ExperimentalAB
05-11-2011, 04:26 PM
word to the wise. if you do get hired/work here. make sure you tell people you work for Trans States Airlines, not our truncated name TSA. ik made that mistake and most of my family and friends still think i wear a blue shirt and badge to work and rummage through peoples bags.

LoL I always loved watching the faces of confusion amongst the TSA agents when I'd show them my badge to get through security...they simply could not comprehend it!

Hold In Lieu
05-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Congrats on the type UND-- I had my stuff in for Ameriflight with no luck.

Looking forward to this new opportunity.

Regards

undflyboy06
05-11-2011, 05:39 PM
Hold In Lieu;

When you get the ability to send PM's shoot me one. I will be happy to give you some pointers about class at Trans States.

Razorback flyer
05-11-2011, 06:37 PM
word to the wise. if you do get hired/work here. make sure you tell people you work for Trans States Airlines, not our truncated name TSA. ik made that mistake and most of my family and friends still think i wear a blue shirt and badge to work and rummage through peoples bags.


At least they don't think you're a pedophile....

Time2Fly
05-11-2011, 09:08 PM
...until Ed Helmes walked in to greet us and give an overview for the morning.


I know it was a busy day and all but this is not his name. Think of that swimmer with all the gold metals that smokes weed. Same last name...

Hold In Lieu
05-12-2011, 07:12 AM
Fixed. Thanks for keeping me in line. ;) Not rightly sure what I was thinking-- chasing my kid-o around and typing must not mix.

UND--Thanks bud, will do.

num1pilot
05-12-2011, 07:24 AM
Guessing that won't be an option because I don't have enough posts. Anyway-- here goes:


The interview-- It was a good experience. Everyone is polite and Kathy made us feel welcome when we showed at 8:05 for an 8:30 interview. We sat in the classroom after stowing our bags in the closet and reviewed paperwork and talked amongst ourselves until Ed Phelps walked in to greet us and give an overview for the morning.

He then collected all of our copies and our applications, and then issued the 50 question 'multiple guess' test. It was pretty straight forward with questions covering basic weather and airspace requirements, metar and general weather questions (freezing rain above/ice pellets, etc), some questions about inoperative ILS components, and jepp charts. A prep from the weather and instrument chapters in the AIM would help you prepare. Some say it is from the ATP question bank, but it is not. Do not try to memorize study answers for performance, etc.

We were then dismissed into the lobby to hang out and mingle as they called us in one at a time into the technical portion with Ed and Stuart. They began with background questions--- basically anything on the application they want a story for (checkrides/tickets, etc) while they looked over your logbook and original copies of all documents.

Technical questions included describing the ice protection system on the EMB145 followed by a description of the ice detectors. Afterwards they asked to fingerfly an approach if "at this IAF and *000 ft, cleared approach" and if i could legally shoot it. 91? 121? Then about the prop system on my current multi. Not much else.

They covered the HR portion themselves with basic Why TSA? Which base? If awarded the other, would it be a problem? etc. Talked about class dates then Kathy made one last pass over the app and handed out a study packet on the 145 LR and two company produced dvds.

Congrats on the interview, let me know if you have any other questions.


Thanks for the help! Looking forward to some good news and seeing you out there! Good luck to you in training.

cali302
05-17-2011, 06:20 AM
hold-in-lieu where did you get info on the de ice system for the ERJ 145? I'm assuming it's a simple bleed air system.

num1pilot
05-17-2011, 08:41 AM
hold-in-lieu where did you get info on the de ice system for the ERJ 145? I'm assuming it's a simple bleed air system.

The information is sent to you when you are offered an interview.

cali302
05-17-2011, 09:36 AM
I still gotta get an interview. I'm on the phone with Kathy trying to get in the door. I'm kinda surprised there is no sim ride.

Hold In Lieu
05-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Yeah it's pretty straight forward. And the items they want memorized is sent to you beforehand. Nothing too heavy.

PM me if you've got any questions. Good luck!

Salukipilot4590
05-17-2011, 10:31 AM
Hey, I'm here to help too...

For those of you in class right now, send me a PM if you have any questions since the old mentor list is a little outdated. Etc Etc.

Now it's gym time!

Come at me bro!

cnguyen87
05-17-2011, 10:44 AM
Any word on when the next class is?

Stryker
05-17-2011, 11:45 AM
July 6th is what I heard... (weird that is a Wednesday)

cnguyen87
05-17-2011, 12:06 PM
July 6th is what I heard... (weird that is a Wednesday)

Thanks.. the 6th would make sense to avoid the holiday. Are you in class currently?

B200 Hawk
05-17-2011, 01:01 PM
Got the email offer for a class date, but unfortunately I am tied to a current training contract with a corporate company I can't financially get out of. Good luck to those in the upcoming classes.

undflyboy06
05-17-2011, 01:47 PM
July 6th is what I heard... (weird that is a Wednesday)

That's funny. My class date was July 7th. LOL

Salukipilot4590
05-17-2011, 02:25 PM
Got the email offer for a class date, but unfortunately I am tied to a current training contract with a corporate company I can't financially get out of. Good luck to those in the upcoming classes.

Does that mean you said "Definitely.....but give me a call if you have a class date in August hmmkay?"

Or was it a "Thanks but no thanks" kind of thing?

B200 Hawk
05-17-2011, 04:13 PM
Does that mean you said "Definitely.....but give me a call if you have a class date in August hmmkay?"

Or was it a "Thanks but no thanks" kind of thing?
No it was can I hold for 8 months haha, 6 months max in the pool. So I guess at the end more of a thanks but no thanks.

mark5467
05-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Where's everyone staying during training? Any idea how long?

Hold In Lieu
05-17-2011, 05:25 PM
For those of you in class right now, send me a PM

Working on getting that option. ;)

Hold In Lieu
05-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Where's everyone staying during training? Any idea how long?

A friend and I are at the Pilot Projects, living the dream. Give them a call. Kathy will even refer you in an email she sends before your class date. I believe it's completely booked for now--but if you can get a spot, pretty affordable.

We're planning on 12 weeks-ish. Including IOE.

Time2Fly
05-17-2011, 05:37 PM
A friend and I are at the Pilot Projects, living the dream. Give them a call. Kathy will even refer you in an email she sends before your class date. I believe it's completely booked for now--but if you can get a spot, pretty affordable.

We're planning on 12 weeks-ish. Including IOE.

Sorry if I missed it but does this mean your in class right now?

CaptainCarl
05-17-2011, 07:51 PM
Heard they are planning on running new hire classes of 6-8 for the rest of the year minus June. Also heard possible upgrades in Q3/Q4, somewhere around 18 total.

RgrMurdock
05-17-2011, 08:13 PM
Trans States isn't going anywhere. Don't let the upgrades fool anyone. There will never be any action by the NMB to release the pilots. Some say they are letting themselves be threatened by the company's claim to "dissolve the company" if a proffer is offered. Others say it's because they're too far away from an agreement to get a proffer. Regardless, they haven't heard a peep out of them since last may/june and every minute there is no action by the NMB is one more minute closer to the end of the United contract TSA has for 18 airplanes. 2013 isn't so far away now and it will only get closer. Soon old Hulas will be able to decide to not renew leases on the airplanes and then let the contract expire. He only has the at risk flying for US Airways until about may/june of next year so that might be 6 planes gone right there. Don't worry... I'm sure he'll offer furloughed 10 year captains at the company "preferential hiring" for first year FO status at go jets :rolleyes: Then compass and go jet can whipsaw each other to death.

Positive_Rate
05-17-2011, 09:01 PM
Trans States isn't going anywhere. Don't let the upgrades fool anyone. There will never be any action by the NMB to release the pilots. Some say they are letting themselves be threatened by the company's claim to "dissolve the company" if a proffer is offered. Others say it's because we're too far away from an agreement to get a proffer. Regardless, we haven't heard a peep out of them since last may/june and every minute there is no action by the NMB is one more minute closer to the end of the United contract TSA has for 18 airplanes. 2013 isn't so far away now and it will only get closer. Soon old Hulas will be able to decide to not renew leases on the airplanes and then let the contract expire. He only has the at risk flying for US Airways until about may/june of next year so that might be 6 planes gone right there. Don't worry... I'm sure he'll offer furloughed 10 year captains at the company "preferential hiring" for first year FO status at go jets :rolleyes: Then compass and go jet can whipsaw each other to death.

Well that's a hell of a first post. Welcome to APC?

rdneckpilot
05-17-2011, 09:05 PM
Well that's a hell of a first post. Welcome to APC?

Sounds to me like he is bringing some experience to the table and from the bitter tone I would say it is first hand experience with TSA.

num1pilot
05-17-2011, 09:39 PM
A friend and I are at the Pilot Projects, living the dream. Give them a call. Kathy will even refer you in an email she sends before your class date. I believe it's completely booked for now--but if you can get a spot, pretty affordable.

We're planning on 12 weeks-ish. Including IOE.

Does this mean they don't provide housing during training? I know it's paid, anything else they provide?

minimwage4
05-18-2011, 05:36 AM
Trans States isn't going anywhere. Don't let the upgrades fool anyone. There will never be any action by the NMB to release the pilots. Some say they are letting themselves be threatened by the company's claim to "dissolve the company" if a proffer is offered. Others say it's because we're too far away from an agreement to get a proffer. Regardless, we haven't heard a peep out of them since last may/june and every minute there is no action by the NMB is one more minute closer to the end of the United contract TSA has for 18 airplanes. 2013 isn't so far away now and it will only get closer. Soon old Hulas will be able to decide to not renew leases on the airplanes and then let the contract expire. He only has the at risk flying for US Airways until about may/june of next year so that might be 6 planes gone right there. Don't worry... I'm sure he'll offer furloughed 10 year captains at the company "preferential hiring" for first year FO status at go jets :rolleyes: Then compass and go jet can whipsaw each other to death.

Roger that. That's actually what's going to happen, especially if we can't get anymore flying with our broken planes.

cali302
05-18-2011, 06:20 AM
Where is training held?

CaptainCarl
05-18-2011, 06:23 AM
Where is training held?

Ground school is at HQ in STL. Sims are at FlightSafety in STL.

CriticalMach
05-18-2011, 06:54 AM
Does this mean they don't provide housing during training? I know it's paid, anything else they provide?


any one chime on this? What do you mean its paid? I thought the new hires were responsible for their own accommodations?

I also have an interview scheduled next month. times 1000/100

proav8r
05-18-2011, 07:21 AM
any word on what base the new hires are getting?

CaptainCarl
05-18-2011, 07:22 AM
any one chime on this? What do you mean its paid? I thought the new hires were responsible for their own accommodations?

I also have an interview scheduled next month. times 1000/100

IIRC, you were paid something like $1337.40/month during training. Accommodations are your responsibility, which means you gotta find a hotel that will give you a monthly rate. Used to be the Pear Tree was where most of us were holed up. But not sure anymore these days.

Also, check out the Pilot Projects . It usually fills up pretty quick as everyone (AA, GoJet, Air Choice One, USA3000, etc.) uses it. Another way is to link up with some people before ground school, secure a large hotel room, and split the cost.

CriticalMach
05-18-2011, 07:26 AM
IIRC, you were paid something like $900/month during training (although, that doesn't seem right, someone will correct me). Accommodations are your responsibility, which means you gotta find a hotel that will give you a monthly rate. Used to be the Pear Tree was where most of us were holed up. But not sure anymore these days.

Also, check out the Pilot Projects . It usually fills up pretty quick as everyone (AA, GoJet, Air Choice One, USA3000, etc.) uses it. Another way is to link up with some people before ground school, secure a large hotel room, and split the cost.

Per my conversation with the HR, she said 60 hours a month during training. I am assuming the base rate is $21/hr?

Salukipilot4590
05-18-2011, 07:32 AM
A friend and I are at the Pilot Projects, living the dream. Give them a call. Kathy will even refer you in an email she sends before your class date. I believe it's completely booked for now--but if you can get a spot, pretty affordable.

We're planning on 12 weeks-ish. Including IOE.

I miss the Pilot Projects!

If only we had something that nice out here in IAD.

Per my conversation with the HR, she said 60 hours a month during training. I am assuming the base rate is $21/hr?

Back in my day it was 60 hours at 22.29 and you got 800 for living accommodations paid when you finished IOE. Now that might be WAY outdated but that's the way it was when good ole uncle Saluki went through the schoolhouse.

:D

CriticalMach
05-18-2011, 07:43 AM
I miss the Pilot Projects!

If only we had something that nice out here in IAD.



Back in my day it was 60 hours at 22.29 and you got 800 for living accommodations paid when you finished IOE. Now that might be WAY outdated but that's the way it was when good ole uncle Saluki went through the schoolhouse.

:D

I Think its still the same... If i get the IAD base, ill be golden!

P.S Nice to see my ex in your avatar... she used to look a lot better back in the days haha

CaptainCarl
05-18-2011, 07:59 AM
Per my conversation with the HR, she said 60 hours a month during training. I am assuming the base rate is $21/hr?

Aha! That's it. I knew it had something to do with a 6 and a 0. So, 60 x $22.29 = $1337.40 - taxes. I was way off. My bad. :o

CriticalMach
05-18-2011, 08:18 AM
Aha! That's it. I knew it had something to do with a 6 and a 0. So, 60 x $22.29 = $1337.40 - taxes. I was way off. My bad. :o


Nice! Just ordered a 2012 Gallardo.

Salukipilot4590
05-18-2011, 09:12 AM
P.S Nice to see my ex in your avatar... she used to look a lot better back in the days haha

You are now my favorite APC poster.


Aha! That's it. I knew it had something to do with a 6 and a 0. So, 60 x $22.29 = $1337.40 - taxes. I was way off. My bad. :o

1337

1337

1337

Nice! Just ordered a 2012 Gallardo.

Dude, you shouldn't have done that....WAY too played out. I just picked up a new Aston Martin Virage.

http://byteams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2012-Aston-Martin-Virage-Front-Angle-Road-View.jpg

That's way classier for the IAD parking lot...and it doesn't stand out so much.

CriticalMach
05-18-2011, 09:38 AM
You are now my favorite APC poster.




1337

1337

1337



Dude, you shouldn't have done that....WAY too played out. I just picked up a new Aston Martin Virage.

http://byteams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/2012-Aston-Martin-Virage-Front-Angle-Road-View.jpg

That's way classier for the IAD parking lot...and it doesn't stand out so much.


Yes at IAD it wouldn't stand out much, especially if you park valet.

minimwage4
05-19-2011, 06:27 AM
That's way classier for the IAD parking lot...and it doesn't stand out so much.


Haha u know what it is. Nothing like seeing an M5 or a Corvette with the license plate that says UALPilot1 or JetFlyer or anything with JET on it parked next cars made in the 90s.

Salukipilot4590
05-19-2011, 12:02 PM
Haha u know what it is. Nothing like seeing an M5 or a Corvette with the license plate that says UALPilot1 or JetFlyer or anything with JET on it parked next cars made in the 90s.

Not going to lie but someone DOES have a silver early 2000s E39 M5 in the employee lot.

I must admit....I'm jelly.

No corny license plate though.

Copperhed51
05-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Not going to lie but someone DOES have a silver early 2000s E39 M5 in the employee lot.

I must admit....I'm jelly.

No corny license plate though.

I'm sure it's a TSA agent's.

Atreyu
05-19-2011, 01:51 PM
Not going to lie but someone DOES have a silver early 2000s E39 M5 in the employee lot.

I must admit....I'm jelly.

No corny license plate though.

As much as we *****, the Captains do make good money around here ($70k/yr+) and they are married to rich wives...

undflyboy06
05-19-2011, 02:01 PM
It's all about the Sugar Mamma's.

Av8tion
05-19-2011, 02:13 PM
It's all about the Sugar Mamma's.

post of the year...

Salukipilot4590
05-19-2011, 02:40 PM
It's all about the Sugar Mamma's.

Aaaaaaaaaand that's why I'm dating an Environmental Engineer.....


There you have it.


:D

jaded
05-20-2011, 06:05 AM
Aaaaaaaaaand that's why I'm dating an Environmental Engineer.....


There you have it.


:D

What's his name? I kid i kid, how's it it going B? I miss saying waterski on the radio. Lol.

CaptainCarl
05-20-2011, 09:47 AM
It's all about the Sugar Mamma's.

I loves me some Sugar Mama's

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Sugar_Mama_Candy.jpg/350px-Sugar_Mama_Candy.jpg

:D

Hold In Lieu
05-22-2011, 06:14 PM
Yes, week 2 meow.

CaptainCarl
05-22-2011, 08:36 PM
Yes, week 2 meow.

http://i2.listal.com/image/1193528/500full.jpg

You. You're good, you. You're going to fit right in here. :)

TBucket
05-23-2011, 12:42 PM
Yes, week 2 meow.

If any of the new-hires are interested, I have a pile of study sheets/guides/etc sitting in my e-mail... PM me your e-mail address and I'll send em along.

cali302
05-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Just got the notice for a June 14th interview. Anyone have a good Interview gouge and a list the questions asked on the written?

rustypilot
05-24-2011, 12:19 PM
If any of the new-hires are interested, I have a pile of study sheets/guides/etc sitting in my e-mail... PM me your e-mail address and I'll send em along.

PM sent :)

CriticalMach
05-24-2011, 07:06 PM
Just got the notice for a June 14th interview. Anyone have a good Interview gouge and a list the questions asked on the written?

Go back 4 - 5 pages.

Salukipilot4590
05-25-2011, 05:09 AM
What's his name? I kid i kid, how's it it going B? I miss saying waterski on the radio. Lol.

Haha tell me about it man...it's something about having that kick-ass callsign that sticks with you. Hell I had a hard time going back to N numbers when I was flight instructing.

Can't complain here M, just living the dream and having a bit more fun this time now that I'm back. Truth be told the company seems to be a bit "calmer" than before....maybe that's just because I'm not based in the Lou this time...but then again I think I just gave away too much info.

Yes, week 2 meow.

How are you holding up?

PROTIP: Study in groups in the PearTree or the Projects or wherever you're staying. If you don't have everyone's number yet....get 'em and meet up! You're pretty much a lost cause if you go it alone....especially in the systems stage.

PROTIP 2: ALWAYS remember....the flight controls are as basic as a 152....cable controlled.....BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! They, just like your car, are hydraulically boosted! (Ail and Rud only)

PROTIP 3: The electrical system is easier to memorize if you draw it out three times. Don't sweat memorizing exactly what system is where on what bus....no, that would be hardcore mode, just remember how many systems you have if you lose generators and what the different protections are.

PROTIP 4: Memory Items / Limitations.....They're called memory items for a reason....remember them! Same thing for the Limitations, just like your PPL checkride. Come in knowing the two of those and your checkride will be a LOT smoother than if you have trouble. I know it's beat into you to know the memory items verbatim BUT don't beat yourself up if you forget to add an (if) or you call them Spoilers when they're actually Speed Brakes (more-so the if than the Spoilers/Speedbrakes). Make flash cards and study them before bed....when you have them down take a couple nights off then come back and review again.

PROTIP 5: DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT place all of your trust in the Flight Safety flight instructors. They have to train you, CHQ, and I think someone else on the 145 so their knowledge of our SOP might not be so hot. (I know 99% of them will do a great job of teaching you how to fly the airplane but you know what happens if you miss some little detail while you're on your checkride) What I'm trying to say is when you're in the sim make sure you're studying your flows, callouts, and profiles.

PROTIP 6: When you're all done with your checkride and off to the line for IOE always remember to calm down bro. The CA you're with is there to help...maybe not with the simple things like remembering right from left and to flare when landing but he's there to make sure you get online. It's a big adjustment from the sim to the airplane but just take it slow and keep your mind open and check your ego.

PROTIP 7: Don't become addicted to Chipotle.

Just got the notice for a June 14th interview. Anyone have a good Interview gouge and a list the questions asked on the written?

There was a good one a couple pages back, looks like it hasn't really changed from back in the 2006-2007 days. It's not too hard really, they're looking for someone who's motivated and willing to learn. Just go in with a good attitude and a smile, know a bit of book knowledge and for the love of Vidya Balan be able to admit when you don't know something, just like on a checkride.

Also never forget your stunna shades. :cool:

CriticalMach
05-25-2011, 05:15 AM
for the love of Vidya Balan be able to admit when you don't know something, just like on a checkride.

Also never forget your stunna shades. :cool:


May be if i nail my interview on 14th and wear my stunna shades, she may come back !!! :rolleyes:

Salukipilot4590
05-25-2011, 05:41 AM
This thread is now about Vidya Balan

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hNBXw5b8jik/TbxESftOsbI/AAAAAAAAAZY/Xy3TcpGXFHs/s1600/vidya-balan.jpg

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/213/25225d1235657946vidyaba.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/668/vidyabalanwallpapers1.jpg

TBucket
05-25-2011, 05:49 AM
Another good tip:

Once you get your company ID, go out and jumpseat somewhere. Go early on a weekend and ride to ORD and back or something. (nowadays, your choices out of STL are pretty slim). Actually seeing the flows/profiles in action is worth about 100 hours in the CPT.

Try to go on something that's not a quick turn. Have the FO working the flight demonstrate some of the flows for ya. It's a huge help to see stuff in action.

Fortunately, TSA has one of the best pilot groups in the industry, and (most likely) the guys will be happy to see you and bend over backwards to help you out.

CriticalMach
05-25-2011, 06:06 AM
This thread is now about Vidya Balan



I just ................. :D

Hold In Lieu
05-31-2011, 07:58 PM
Does this mean they don't provide housing during training? I know it's paid, anything else they provide?

Apologies for the delayed response. No--besides the pay mentioned previously (first paycheck today!) you're on your own. Haven't heard of the credit mentioned post-IOE but that would be extremely helpful... Pilot Projects are nice as they provide everything except toiletries and food. :) Luck bro.

Hold In Lieu
05-31-2011, 08:00 PM
any word on what base the new hires are getting?

Seven total in our new-hire class. We all got our requested bases... 5 STL / 2 IAD.

Hold In Lieu
05-31-2011, 08:04 PM
You. You're good, you. You're going to fit right in here. :)

Thanks Cap'n. ;)

If any of the new-hires are interested, I have a pile of study sheets/guides/etc sitting in my e-mail... PM me your e-mail address and I'll send em along.

PM coming your way as soon as I can. Thanks.

Hold In Lieu
05-31-2011, 08:16 PM
Once you get your company ID, go out and jumpseat somewhere.

We were all told that we wouldn't be in CASS until post-checkride. We all have IDs though and had been sort of wondering if we were just told that to discourage traveling during training when we should be studying? I think that would help immensely--flows seem to be pretty overwhelming at first glance but hey, we are still just in GOS. Thanks for the tip!


maybe that's just because I'm not based in the Lou this time...but then again I think I just gave away too much info.

How are you holding up?


Is that to say you're enjoying Dulles more this go 'round? By choice?

And we're all holding up well, memory items and limitations down--just hard to focus on one thing at a time. GOS jumps all over the place...I'm here with a previous co-worker and we are both at the Projects so we study together. When we go into systems I'm confident the entire class will be together more. The tips are immensely appreciated...keep'm coming!


PS. Sorry all for the multiple posts...just figured out the multi-quote deal. I'm just a pilot. :D

Great Cornholio
06-01-2011, 09:17 AM
We were all told that we wouldn't be in CASS until post-checkride. We all have IDs though and had been sort of wondering if we were just told that to discourage traveling during training when we should be studying? I think that would help immensely--flows seem to be pretty overwhelming at first glance but hey, we are still just in GOS. Thanks for the tip!




Is that to say you're enjoying Dulles more this go 'round? By choice?

And we're all holding up well, memory items and limitations down--just hard to focus on one thing at a time. GOS jumps all over the place...I'm here with a previous co-worker and we are both at the Projects so we study together. When we go into systems I'm confident the entire class will be together more. The tips are immensely appreciated...keep'm coming!


PS. Sorry all for the multiple posts...just figured out the multi-quote deal. I'm just a pilot. :D

You don't need to be CASS to sit up front in a TSA plane. Just need your TSA ID. Anyways you wouldn't want to sit up front in another company's plane as the point of it is to see TSA's flows in action. It def does help a lot and they used to advertise doing it in class.

mukalel
06-01-2011, 04:55 PM
PM sent :)

Thank you for helping out....

mukalel
06-01-2011, 04:57 PM
thank you sir....i have a PM sent for you....

mukalel
06-01-2011, 05:01 PM
Seven total in our new-hire class. We all got our requested bases... 5 STL / 2 IAD.
when is your class date and when were you interviewed??

Salukipilot4590
06-01-2011, 07:05 PM
Seven total in our new-hire class. We all got our requested bases... 5 STL / 2 IAD.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Salukipilot4590/pcOoi.gif

That's it? 2?

:mad:

CriticalMach
06-01-2011, 07:28 PM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Salukipilot4590/pcOoi.gif

That's it? 2?

:mad:

If i get hired, it will be 3 for IAD.

RgrMurdock
06-01-2011, 07:31 PM
I heard you guys are running between 15-18 reserves in IAD from day to day. That's quite contrary to the 5-8 they historically have. I really don't know why they're hiring unless they have a crystal ball that says they're getting more flying or unless they're anticipating the rest rules. Again, contrary to what the SOP for TSA is. Usually they're reactive in staffing, not proactive. I've only heard of one or two captains actually leaving in that last month or two.

Positive_Rate
06-01-2011, 08:03 PM
One put in his two weeks today...

TBucket
06-01-2011, 11:44 PM
I heard you guys are running between 15-18 reserves in IAD from day to day. That's quite contrary to the 5-8 they historically have. I really don't know why they're hiring unless they have a crystal ball that says they're getting more flying or unless they're anticipating the rest rules. Again, contrary to what the SOP for TSA is. Usually they're reactive in staffing, not proactive. I've only heard of one or two captains actually leaving in that last month or two.


Heard a rumor the other day that someone higher up said "Morale is at an all-time low, we have to run coverage like that just to keep up with the sick calls".

Dunno how true it is, but I wouldn't doubt it. Morale IS at an all time low.

CaptainCarl
06-02-2011, 05:27 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s26/Salukipilot4590/pcOoi.gif

That's it? 2?

:mad:

:D Lol (at the .gif, not you). STL's the place to be if you want to hold a line. Y'all are fat on F/O's out there in IAD.

CriticalMach
06-02-2011, 07:33 AM
Heard a rumor the other day that someone higher up said "Morale is at an all-time low, we have to run coverage like that just to keep up with the sick calls".

Dunno how true it is, but I wouldn't doubt it. Morale IS at an all time low.

Why is the morale so low? Pay? ( one knows about it while signing the contract), schedule? Treatment from management? equipment? What is the main reason? QOL?

CriticalMach
06-02-2011, 07:35 AM
:D Lol (at the .gif, not you). STL's the place to be if you want to hold a line. Y'all are fat on F/O's out there in IAD.

Ironically according to HR the opposite is true..

Great Cornholio
06-02-2011, 10:50 AM
Why is the morale so low? Pay? ( one knows about it while signing the contract), schedule? Treatment from management? equipment? What is the main reason? QOL?

All of the above plus the whole being in negotiations for 5 years.

CaptainCarl
06-02-2011, 12:23 PM
Why is the morale so low? Pay? ( one knows about it while signing the contract), schedule? Treatment from management? equipment? What is the main reason? QOL?

I, for one, am sick of losing money because Trans States airplanes keep breaking down for stupid stuff. Maintenance just does the bare minimum to keep the airplanes in service. Always a band-aid for what deserves stitches. Examples of stupid stuff that has caused delays/cancellations:

1. Wall in lavatory falling off.
2. Drain hole in cockpit not clear, water puddling, leaking down side-wall and shorting relays out.
3. Blue juice from the lav overflowing into cabin.

Every other trip I have stuff like this happen. It's frustrating because most of the stuff is a simple fix, albeit slightly time consuming, that would save the company time and money. And then United and US Airways would be happy because we don't always slow their operation down.

This is one of the reasons morale is low.

CriticalMach
06-02-2011, 12:38 PM
I, for one, am sick of losing money because Trans States airplanes keep breaking down for stupid stuff. Maintenance just does the bare minimum to keep the airplanes in service. Always a band-aid for what deserves stitches. Examples of stupid stuff that has caused delays/cancellations:

1. Wall in lavatory falling off.
2. Drain hole in cockpit not clear, water puddling, leaking down side-wall and shorting relays out.
3. Blue juice from the lav overflowing into cabin.

Every other trip I have stuff like this happen. It's frustrating because most of the stuff is a simple fix, albeit slightly time consuming, that would save the company time and money. And then United and US Airways would be happy because we don't always slow their operation down.

This is one of the reasons morale is low.

Sounds like my flight school i teach at.... flying on single vaccuum, bent aileron rods, completely shaved tires, oil leaks, broken guages.. should be an easy transition for me from 91 to 121 :D

jheath
06-02-2011, 01:48 PM
I, for one, am sick of losing money because Trans States airplanes keep breaking down for stupid stuff. Maintenance just does the bare minimum to keep the airplanes in service. Always a band-aid for what deserves stitches. Examples of stupid stuff that has caused delays/cancellations:

1. Wall in lavatory falling off.
2. Drain hole in cockpit not clear, water puddling, leaking down side-wall and shorting relays out.
3. Blue juice from the lav overflowing into cabin.

Every other trip I have stuff like this happen. It's frustrating because most of the stuff is a simple fix, albeit slightly time consuming, that would save the company time and money. And then United and US Airways would be happy because we don't always slow their operation down.

This is one of the reasons morale is low.

Ha, regarding #3...I used to be an ops agent for the ground handling company who handles your US Airways birds in STL. Unless there's been multiple episodes of overflowing blue juice, I was there the day it happened late last year. The guy servicing the lav was just a total idiot and decided to pump in a massive amount of fluid without ever draining it. While, I'll agree, your maintenance notoriously does the bare minimum to the extent that maintenance delays on the Pittsburgh bound flights became more of an expected thing than an occasional occurrence, that's at least one that wasn't their fault.

DryMotorBoatin
06-02-2011, 04:00 PM
While were ranting...let me get mine in...


http://www.surclaro.com/modules/Media_Gallery/gallery/Screenshots/FSX/Embraer_ERJ_145.JPG


That little compartment aft of the O2 mask is not a garbage can. That is not where saniwipes, snotrags, food wrappers, soda cans, etc go. Feel free to leave cash, electronics, your bose headset, current magazines, or fresh food in there. Otherwise....THROW IT AWAY in the "garbage."

Salukipilot4590
06-02-2011, 04:36 PM
I, for one, am sick of losing money because Trans States airplanes keep breaking down for stupid stuff. Maintenance just does the bare minimum to keep the airplanes in service. Always a band-aid for what deserves stitches. Examples of stupid stuff that has caused delays/cancellations:

1. Wall in lavatory falling off.
2. Drain hole in cockpit not clear, water puddling, leaking down side-wall and shorting relays out.
3. Blue juice from the lav overflowing into cabin.

Every other trip I have stuff like this happen. It's frustrating because most of the stuff is a simple fix, albeit slightly time consuming, that would save the company time and money. And then United and US Airways would be happy because we don't always slow their operation down.

This is one of the reasons morale is low.

You should have seen the MX hangar a couple nights ago....I counted 8......(EIGHT) 145s in there getting worked on.

Maybe this means they were fixing some crap and things will improve....


Maybe.

While were ranting...let me get mine in...


That little compartment aft of the O2 mask is not a garbage can. That is not where saniwipes, snotrags, food wrappers, soda cans, etc go. Feel free to leave cash, electronics, your bose headset, current magazines, or fresh food in there. Otherwise....THROW IT AWAY in the "garbage."

Actually that IS where Sani wipes are supposed to go....which sucks because almost NOBODY leaves them there when I show up.

We can afford bose headsets? :p

Hold In Lieu
06-02-2011, 07:02 PM
We can afford bose headsets? :p

Even if you could--I know you guys are sporting the H10-60's like nobody's business, right. ;)

Hold In Lieu
06-02-2011, 07:04 PM
when is your class date and when were you interviewed??

April 26thish-esque (seems so long ago already) and started class May 16th.

DryMotorBoatin
06-02-2011, 07:05 PM
Actually that IS where Sani wipes are supposed to go....which sucks because almost NOBODY leaves them there when I show up.

We can afford bose headsets? :p

Yes...that is where new wipes are supposed to go. Not used sani wipes...I've seen less used wetnaps after a family of fourteen had a rib dinner than are in some of these planes. Its just funny how full of trash those compartments get when there is a trash bag just over our shoulders. Thrilled to put my jeps in there the other day only to pull them out with half a muffin stuck to the pages.

Positive_Rate
06-02-2011, 08:33 PM
Thrilled to put my jeps in there the other day only to pull them out with half a muffin stuck to the pages.

I lol'd. Wasn't me but I've had that exact thing happen to me actually. Even worse though when it's someones spit cup...N-A-S-T-Y.

cali302
06-03-2011, 06:03 AM
Yes...that is where new wipes are supposed to go. Not used sani wipes...I've seen less used wetnaps after a family of fourteen had a rib dinner than are in some of these planes. Its just funny how full of trash those compartments get when there is a trash bag just over our shoulders. Thrilled to put my jeps in there the other day only to pull them out with half a muffin stuck to the pages.

Lol leftover muffin sounds like good eating.

DryMotorBoatin
06-03-2011, 06:38 AM
Lol leftover muffin sounds like good eating.

It wasnt bad. Little stale.

Copperhed51
06-03-2011, 06:44 AM
It wasnt bad. Little stale.

Did you butter the muffin?

ddd333
06-03-2011, 07:39 AM
I'm LOLing...keep this going

CriticalMach
06-03-2011, 08:01 AM
stale Blueberry is the best. I hope i find food in cockpit, with the salary any free food will help :(

CaptainCarl
06-03-2011, 11:54 AM
I lol'd. Wasn't me but I've had that exact thing happen to me actually. Even worse though when it's someones spit cup...N-A-S-T-Y.

Some jerk spilt his coffee down into that little compartment which I got to spend 5 minutes soaking/cleaning up. What the frick? If I find out who done it... Lazy mother.

And as for the muffin, what the heck man?! That was mine, I was saving it for later :D

CaptainCarl
06-03-2011, 12:13 PM
You should have seen the MX hangar a couple nights ago....I counted 8......(EIGHT) 145s in there getting worked on.

Maybe this means they were fixing some crap and things will improve....

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af148/djensen04/skeptical_hippo.png

Actually that IS where Sani wipes are supposed to go....which sucks because almost NOBODY leaves them there when I show up.

I been stockpiling those bad boys where the jumpseater's life vest and smoke goggles are. Access for all.

TBucket
06-03-2011, 12:47 PM
Thanks Cap'n. ;)



PM coming your way as soon as I can. Thanks.


Sent out the study guides to everybody who PMed me... Hope it helps. See you on line!

RuttR
06-03-2011, 01:06 PM
While were ranting...let me get mine in...


http://www.surclaro.com/modules/Media_Gallery/gallery/Screenshots/FSX/Embraer_ERJ_145.JPG


That little compartment aft of the O2 mask is not a garbage can. That is not where saniwipes, snotrags, food wrappers, soda cans, etc go. Feel free to leave cash, electronics, your bose headset, current magazines, or fresh food in there. Otherwise....THROW IT AWAY in the "garbage."

YES thank you! Im constantly cleaning up after previous crews. Clean up after yourselves! If you're going to eat seeds or nuts, or etc and you spill on the floor, clean it up! Wipe up after your can of soda explodes- just a thought.

Hold In Lieu
06-04-2011, 05:25 AM
Sent out the study guides to everybody who PMed me... Hope it helps. See you on line!

Received! Fantastic amount of info, thank you.

DryMotorBoatin
06-04-2011, 09:21 AM
YES thank you! Im constantly cleaning up after previous crews. Clean up after yourselves! If you're going to eat seeds or nuts, or etc and you spill on the floor, clean it up! Wipe up after your can of soda explodes- just a thought.

Id also like to complain about pilots putting eicas on both mfds....w
Do we really need three eicases? Oh wait...thats just a sim pic.

Positive_Rate
06-04-2011, 10:09 AM
Id also like to complain about pilots putting eicas on both mfds....w
Do we really need three eicases? Oh wait...thats just a sim pic.

If you don't fly with 3 EICASeseses...you're dangerous.

cnguyen87
06-04-2011, 12:04 PM
Received! Fantastic amount of info, thank you.

+1 Same here, thanks for doing that.

RgrMurdock
06-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Anyone hear that TSA is losing two airplanes at the end of the summer? I know the Canada flying is stopping. The minimum airplanes for united under contract is 18 plus 6 for US air. So that's 24 but I know TSA has 26 right now. They must be running spares somewhere. Also, anyone know what's the record for a company being in contract negotiations? Seems to be the only thing the company is setting the bar for these days.

pacocfi
06-04-2011, 12:35 PM
can someone please send me an updated interview gouge can I get it PM to me I will give you my info and I was wondering what the minimums would be at the moment

RgrMurdock
06-04-2011, 02:09 PM
800-200 are mins from what I hear. Although pretty much every regional out there has those mins.

CriticalMach
06-04-2011, 02:48 PM
can someone please send me an updated interview gouge can I get it PM to me I will give you my info and I was wondering what the minimums would be at the moment

1000/100..or in very close range.

CriticalMach
06-04-2011, 03:28 PM
Alright enough bad things about TSA...

Lets talk about good things. Ill start with Kathy :D

Salukipilot4590
06-04-2011, 04:32 PM
Alright enough bad things about TSA...

Lets talk about good things. Ill start with Kathy :D

Nikki & Tammy

Best, People, Ever

Just gotta give a shout out to my girl(s)! :D



**(Not that Kathy isn't awesome either, just saying)

CriticalMach
06-04-2011, 04:58 PM
Nikki & Tammy

Best, People, Ever

Just gotta give a shout out to my girl(s)! :D



**(Not that Kathy isn't awesome either, just saying)

hey thanks for responding to my Pm..its been a week now..:mad: just sayin

Salukipilot4590
06-04-2011, 05:33 PM
hey thanks for responding to my Pm..its been a week now..:mad: just sayin

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OzwLuCyokhk/TIOyPlrwa9I/AAAAAAAAABM/-FHzWd0C7K0/s1600/derp2.jpg

Replied

CriticalMach
06-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Can you guys jump seat southwest?

CaptainCarl
06-04-2011, 07:49 PM
If you don't fly with 3 EICASeseses...you're dangerous.

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx275/Constantinesnightout/i_am_dangerous480p_H264-AAC_2.gif

:cool: 1 EICAS fur eels.

CaptainCarl
06-04-2011, 07:51 PM
Anyone hear that TSA is losing two airplanes at the end of the summer? I know the Canada flying is stopping. The minimum airplanes for united under contract is 18 plus 6 for US air. So that's 24 but I know TSA has 26 right now. They must be running spares somewhere. Also, anyone know what's the record for a company being in contract negotiations? Seems to be the only thing the company is setting the bar for these days.

What!? Two more airplanes?! No more CND flying? What the deuce?! Where you hear all this? :confused:

CaptainCarl
06-04-2011, 07:53 PM
Can you guys jump seat southwest?

All day every day. So don't screw it up ;) J/k. But for serious, bring 'em candy, keep 'em happy.

TBucket
06-05-2011, 03:48 AM
What!? Two more airplanes?! No more CND flying? What the deuce?! Where you hear all this? :confused:


Heard it from one of the senior CA's the other day... No more Canada flying as of the end of august. Don't know if it's a straight loss of flying or if we're just changing routes.

There's been no good news since I was hired here. It just keeps getting worse!

Great Cornholio
06-05-2011, 04:43 AM
Heard it from one of the senior CA's the other day... No more Canada flying as of the end of august. Don't know if it's a straight loss of flying or if we're just changing routes.

There's been no good news since I was hired here. It just keeps getting worse!

Gate agents in YOW said August we were gone and Expressjet was replacing us up there. I've heard stuff like this before and not lost cities before so who knows. Also heard a crew room rumor of starting IAH flying in Sept.

Same here no good news in forever. I'd even settle for not super crappy news at this point....doesn't even really need to be good.

CriticalMach
06-05-2011, 04:52 AM
Gate agents in YOW said August we were gone and Expressjet was replacing us up there. I've heard stuff like this before and not lost cities before so who knows. Also heard a crew room rumor of starting IAH flying in Sept.

Same here no good news in forever. I'd even settle for not super crappy news at this point....doesn't even really need to be good.

How long have you been with TSA?

Hold In Lieu
06-05-2011, 05:14 AM
Something was said in the townhall meeting recently about this..wanting to drop the Canada flying and hopefully get to Houston.

They're convinced it'd help performance numbers and want to trade for new routes..or that's how it sounded.

CrippleHawk
06-05-2011, 12:33 PM
There is another reason why TSA is trying to get out of the CND flying.

FTR I am an A&P mechanic . I talked to a couple of former mechanics that worked at TSA. and they told me that their planes tend to breakdown in Canada quite a bit (NO offence but it does happen). And they had to go on road trips to repair them. Unfortunately it cost a crap load of money to get cleared with customs just to get there. Especially when they have to bring heavy toolings with them. If the plane breaks in America, it's a lot cheaper. just saying.

CriticalMach
06-05-2011, 12:49 PM
There is another reason why TSA is trying to get out of the CND flying.

FTR I am an A&P mechanic . I talked to a couple of former mechanics that worked at TSA. and they told me that their planes tend to breakdown in Canada quite a bit (NO offence but it does happen). And they had to go on road trips to repair them. Unfortunately it cost a crap load of money to get cleared with customs just to get there. Especially when they have to bring heavy toolings with them. If the plane breaks in America, it's a lot cheaper. just saying.


Why are they breaking in Canada?

CaptainCarl
06-05-2011, 01:44 PM
Why are they breaking in Canada?

Murphy's Law?

CrippleHawk
06-05-2011, 03:19 PM
Why are they breaking in Canada?

I don't know, but keep in mind their ERJ145s are breaking down alot more often now. More often than other regional airlines flying for UAX currently



Murphy's Law?

possibly :D

Salukipilot4590
06-05-2011, 03:40 PM
I don't know, but keep in mind their ERJ145s are breaking down alot more often now. More often than other regional airlines flying for UAX currently

Sounds like we need some new planes!

Maybe THEN we'd be able to match Shuttle America's on time performance....

minimwage4
06-05-2011, 04:06 PM
Sounds like we need some new planes!

Maybe THEN we'd be able to match Shuttle America's on time performance....

It's cheaper to have old broken planes. What do ERJ leases cost per month now at days... 200?

minimwage4
06-05-2011, 04:07 PM
Gate agents in YOW said August we were gone and Expressjet was replacing us up there. I've heard stuff like this before and not lost cities before so who knows. Also heard a crew room rumor of starting IAH flying in Sept.

Same here no good news in forever. I'd even settle for not super crappy news at this point....doesn't even really need to be good.

The Iah flying is no rumor, it's supposed to happen.

mukalel
06-05-2011, 04:40 PM
How many new hires from may have gotten class date for july 6th???

Great Cornholio
06-05-2011, 10:07 PM
How long have you been with TSA?

A bit shy of a decade. :eek:

jheath
06-05-2011, 10:58 PM
The Iah flying is no rumor, it's supposed to happen.

I would sure love if y'all opened up an STL-IAH route. It would certainly give me more options on my commute. Unless of course you're just swapping it with XJT and it's a wash.

DryMotorBoatin
06-06-2011, 08:39 AM
So is this going to be a zero sum gain/loss on trading the Canada for Houston flying? Hopefully we don't lose any flying over this. And is this TSA's choice or is UAL taking it from us? I highly enjoyed YOW. If you had the time and money, you could eat yourself into a junkfood oblivion up there. Any idea what IAH pairs were talking about here?

CaptainCarl
06-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Quick question/thought: Now that UAL/CAL are one, does that mean we can start flying routes out of CAL hubs (e.g. IAH, EWR, etc.)?

CriticalMach
06-06-2011, 01:12 PM
By the way, what kind of benefits TSA offers? As far as family flying benefits, buddy passes are concerned?

mark5467
06-06-2011, 02:40 PM
Anyone know if anything new ever came up about the possibility of a satellite base for ORD that they were talking about in Feb?

TBucket
06-07-2011, 06:59 PM
Anyone know if anything new ever came up about the possibility of a satellite base for ORD that they were talking about in Feb?

They've been talking about that forever. They did put in a crew room there, which confused most of us. Honestly, though, too many of us want that base to happen for them to actually do it. It would make too many people happy.

CriticalMach
06-13-2011, 04:23 AM
any one else arriving in STL for interview today? Let me know.

Stew75
06-13-2011, 07:20 AM
well we need more pilots I got a voicemail yesterday if I was interested in a jr. man assignment and I'm on reserve!