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Freighter Captain
08-12-2005, 03:19 PM
Off of airupsers.com today-

System Bid to Create 56 New Captains
AirUPSers.com

The next system bid tentatively will open on August 15. This bid plans to add pilots to the A300 and the MD-11 for future aircraft acquisitions. There also should be vacancies on the DC-8 in anticipation of future Menlo flying. The B-757 will have a few vacancies to replace age 60 retirements.
The bid will contain approximately 56 new CPT positions and 22 new F/O positions. Additionally, probationary crew members hired prior to February '05 are planned to be allowed to participate in the system bid. This should allow the first probationary F/Es to hold upgrades.


Freighter Captain
08-15-2005, 04:57 AM
Vacancies posted

5 757 CPT SDF
5 757 CPT SDFZ
2 757 CPT ONT
1 757 FO ONT
4 A300 CPT SDF
3 A300 FO SDF
9 DC-8 CPT SDF
1 DC-8 FO SDF
31 MD-11 CPT SDF
16 MD-11 FO SDF

Effective 12-31-2005
Closes 8-30-05

OOTSK
08-15-2005, 10:06 AM
Freighter Captain,

I have been lucky enought to be put into the UPS pilot pool as of August 10th. Do you know how pilots are picked for classes and is there anyway to improve your chances? Sorry if you have already covered this, I am new to Airline Pilot Central. Any info would be greatly appriciated. :)


Freighter Captain
08-16-2005, 08:57 AM
Freighter Captain,

I have been lucky enought to be put into the UPS pilot pool as of August 10th. Do you know how pilots are picked for classes and is there anyway to improve your chances? Sorry if you have already covered this, I am new to Airline Pilot Central. Any info would be greatly appriciated. :)

OOTSK-

Congratulations are in order! Way to go. Once you're in the pool there's not much you can do. Just sit tight, enjoy your pre-UPS days to the fullest extent, and know that you're just a phone call away from sitting in class. Cool, huh?

The hardest part will be the wait. But hey, it sure beats getting the "no thanks" letter.

OOTSK
08-16-2005, 01:04 PM
Thanks for the info. I feel very lucky to be going to UPS. I just wish I did it 5 years ago! I will let you know when I hear something. Thanks for posting all the great info. Fly good

PAX2Cargo
08-17-2005, 03:25 AM
OOTSK,

As a current poolie let me tell you that the FC is right. I have been in for 7 months now and still waiting.......

It goes by the score they gave you on your interview. The better score the early you will get pulled out. BUT, when others interview after you and get a better score then you, they get pulled out before you. The best advice is just to forget about UPS. I was told expect to be pulled out very soon. That wa back in Feb. So I sat around and did nothing that I wanted to do. Too busy saving my money for the big $$ cut. Well, the hell with it. I have been out doing what I want, remodeling the house and whatever else for the past 3 months.

So, a poolie letter is better then a 'no thanks', but at least you don't hang out wait for a call. Becuase it is just over. Met a guy who has been in the pool for 3 years. He did the re-interview and was placed back in the pool a second time.

Have a nice day

OOTSK
08-17-2005, 06:01 AM
Pax2cargo,

Thanks for the info. I am glad I have a job right now for the time being. I won't be quick to turn in my letter of resignation. Thinking back on my interview, I really didn't get any feedback. I quess I will just wait and try not to let it drive me crazy.

Godd luck to you and hope to see you in class or on line.

SWAcapt
08-18-2005, 04:27 PM
I met some UPS recruiter named Andy Solum in the early 90's at a FAPA job fair. He was so bizzare that I decided against even applying. Is that guy still around? I know he was only one person, but it sure seems strange that UPS would select such a "strange agent" to represent them. :confused:

BIGBROWNDC8
08-18-2005, 07:01 PM
I dont know this guy personally, but strange can be normal here...LOL

excluding present company that is...

Red Griffin
08-19-2005, 06:29 PM
Vacancies posted

5 757 CPT SDF
5 757 CPT SDFZ
2 757 CPT ONT
1 757 FO ONT
4 A300 CPT SDF
3 A300 FO SDF
9 DC-8 CPT SDF
1 DC-8 FO SDF
31 MD-11 CPT SDF
16 MD-11 FO SDF

Effective 12-31-2005
Closes 8-30-05

Anyone have any info on when the next few UPS newhire classes will be and what equipment/bases will be offered?
Thanks,
RG

Rocket Man
08-19-2005, 06:37 PM
Anyone have any info on when the next few UPS newhire classes will be and what equipment/bases will be offered?

From the hiring section....

http://forums.airlinepilotcentral.com/showthread.php?t=880

Red Griffin
08-20-2005, 07:30 AM
From the hiring section....

http://forums.airlinepilotcentral.com/showthread.php?t=880

Thanks Rocket Man. I've been in the pool and just got "the call" to get my physical. Trying to piece my life together around class dates.
Red Griffin

PAX2Cargo
08-20-2005, 09:39 AM
Thanks Rocket Man. I've been in the pool and just got "the call" to get my physical. Trying to piece my life together around class dates.
Red Griffin

Congrats on getting called for the physical. How long have you been in the pool??

SWAcapt
08-20-2005, 11:20 AM
Hey Red Griffin, did you fly S-3's at VS-38?

Red Griffin
08-20-2005, 04:51 PM
Congrats on getting called for the physical. How long have you been in the pool??
I interviewed in mid Feb, but didn't get a pool letter until the end of April. I know guys have been in the pool a lot longer than that, but it sure felt like a long time. Best of luck Pax. Keep the faith. :cool:
Red Griffin

Freighter Captain
08-20-2005, 06:06 PM
Congratulations Red! Do you think you'll be able to fly the -400 sooner here at UPS than if u waited for the recall at UAL? :)

1800 RVR
08-20-2005, 06:28 PM
Congrats Red! You'll love it here. I know a ex-UAL guy here, and he said he'll never look back. I would guess that most likely you'll have a good chance to get the 757. It seem to be the a/c in which most hiring is happening. Good luck on the med. and we'll see you down here soon.

1800 RVR

Freight Dog
08-20-2005, 07:01 PM
Great news, Red Griffin!

Hopefully a new contract will await you around the time of your new-hire dinner ;)