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Old 01-31-2015, 09:07 PM
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If i read the Exhibitor sched correctly, Atlas reps should be there Thurs, Fri and Sat.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:01 AM
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Originally Posted by DoomedTX View Post
I just got the call for a Feb 16 start date! They said both types will be available and we'll bid on aircraft type when we get to Miami. I feel kind of like the dog who caught a car. What do I do now?

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Congrats...I drove there and it was definitely nice to have a vehicle.

Enjoy Miami.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:32 AM
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If you drive to initial training, you will get paid mileage (57.5 cpm) to go home at the end, up to the cost of the plane ticket.
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Whale Driver View Post
If you drive to initial training, you will get paid mileage (57.5 cpm) to go home at the end, up to the cost of the plane ticket.
They are paying mileage to and from - have been for some time - up to the cost of the airline ticket.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:39 AM
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Cool. I didn't know that they bought tickets to MIA.

Their first "good deal", enjoy it! It will be a long time until the next one. :-)
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by WorldDC10 View Post
They are paying mileage to and from - have been for some time - up to the cost of the airline ticket.
I know that when we started in December of 2011 we only got mileage to - not from. Once you're on property it's to and from.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Globemaster2827 View Post
I know that when we started in December of 2011 we only got mileage to - not from. Once you're on property it's to and from.
Well in January 2013 they paid both ways so at least since then
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Old 02-01-2015, 06:08 PM
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For those who are interested in working here at Atlas or want some input concerning what it would be like the first year as an FO this has been my experience by the numbers. I'm not here to sugar coat anything or make it seem like the best or worse place to work.

I have a military background and still fly in the reserves/guard. As a military pilot Atlas has been a military friendly environment to work in. So these numbers are a little distorted because of military leave requirements. Take it for what it’s worth.


1 Year Synopsis

Training days in Miami- 62 days
Total Flight time 747- 438 hours
Legs flown- 61
Destinations-29
Countries- 11
Longest leg- 14:51
Shortest leg-1:15
Favorite Location- Coogee Beach Sydney Australia
Days off- 130
Work Days- 115 (Not including training)
Days away from home -177 (Includes training)
Military days off- 35 (Includes a 6 week mandatory course)
Most consecutive days off - 32 days (I was able to bid this schedule 2 times)
Most credited hours in one month- 89 hours

First year pay- $44,000.22*
I did not volunteer any days off or try to work extra. I would have made more money if I did not have to use Mil leave.


Destinations:
Miami, Chicago, Sydney, Honolulu, Shanghai, Anchorage, JFK, Vancouver, Guam, Narita, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Incheon, Kabul, Hahn, Misawa, Houston, Tianjin, Los Angeles, Osan, Okinawa, Cincinnati, Kuwait, Aktau, Singapore, Leipzig, Almaty

Countries:
Australia, China, Canada, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Kuwait, Singapore

I have enjoyed my time working for Atlas this first year. There are a lot of areas that can be improved upon with a better contract. Coming from a military background its a very easy job and a similar lifestyle to flying in the AMC world. Everyone has varying experiences. I did not experience any major issues with scheduling or dealing with the company. Your expected to be away at least 17 days a month. Be aware of what your getting into before you commit to this type of job. If your use to being home in between short trips this may be an issue for you and your family. I personally enjoy the long periods of days off and working all my days on up front. When it comes to the airframe in my opinion it doesn’t get better than the 747. At the end of the day its just another airplane and a comfortable way to make a living.
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Old 02-01-2015, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by alohastyle22 View Post
For those who are interested in working here at Atlas or want some input concerning what it would be like the first year as an FO this has been my experience by the numbers. I'm not here to sugar coat anything or make it seem like the best or worse place to work.

I have a military background and still fly in the reserves/guard. As a military pilot Atlas has been a military friendly environment to work in. So these numbers are a little distorted because of military leave requirements. Take it for what itís worth.


1 Year Synopsis

Training days in Miami- 62 days
Total Flight time 747- 438 hours
Legs flown- 61
Destinations-29
Countries- 11
Longest leg- 14:51
Shortest leg-1:15
Favorite Location- Coogee Beach Sydney Australia
Days off- 130
Work Days- 115 (Not including training)
Days away from home -177 (Includes training)
Military days off- 35 (Includes a 6 week mandatory course)
Most consecutive days off - 32 days (I was able to bid this schedule 2 times)
Most credited hours in one month- 89 hours

First year pay- $44,000.22*
I did not volunteer any days off or try to work extra. I would have made more money if I did not have to use Mil leave.


Destinations:
Miami, Chicago, Sydney, Honolulu, Shanghai, Anchorage, JFK, Vancouver, Guam, Narita, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Incheon, Kabul, Hahn, Misawa, Houston, Tianjin, Los Angeles, Osan, Okinawa, Cincinnati, Kuwait, Aktau, Singapore, Leipzig, Almaty

Countries:
Australia, China, Canada, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Kuwait, Singapore

I have enjoyed my time working for Atlas this first year. There are a lot of areas that can be improved upon with a better contract. Coming from a military background its a very easy job and a similar lifestyle to flying in the AMC world. Everyone has varying experiences. I did not experience any major issues with scheduling or dealing with the company. Your expected to be away at least 17 days a month. Be aware of what your getting into before you commit to this type of job. If your use to being home in between short trips this may be an issue for you and your family. I personally enjoy the long periods of days off and working all my days on up front. When it comes to the airframe in my opinion it doesnít get better than the 747. At the end of the day its just another airplane and a comfortable way to make a living.
Fantastic post. Thanks for all the info, it really helps us new guys. Now if we can get a 76 guy to do the same thing! Volunteers?
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:56 AM
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I also have a military background, but I am now retired from USAF. I have been with Atlas for exactly 1 year. I have enjoyed flying here and the folks I've flown with have been great.


My 1 Year Synopsis

Training days in Miami- 63 days
Total Flight time 747- 604 hours
Legs flown- 35
Destinations-50+
Countries- 30+
Longest leg- 15:48 (CVG to PVG)
Shortest leg-1:00 (NRT to NGO)
Favorite Location- don't really have one... I like LUX and Pisa was cool
Least Favorite Location - Niamey, Niger (not a normal overnight, but we got stuck there for a night... Not a place I want to stay again)
Days off- idk, don't track it
Work Days- idk don't track it, but I wasn't sent home early so it was 17min per month since I hit the line in May, after OE in April.
Days away from home - don't know, haven't tracked it, but it's probably close to 200 with training. I have volunteered to work a little overtime, but not much. Have had to commute a day early a few times due to early departure on the Zulu day and my PT conflicted with days off as well.
Most consecutive days off - 14
Most credited hours in one month- 120hours (some OT and haz flying)
Most Block Hours 1 month - 92

First year pay- $70,000 (that's what my w-2 had)
I did volunteer some days off and also flew a few flights into hazardous areas.


Destinations:
Miami, Niamey (Niger), Sydney, Honolulu, Shanghai, Anchorage, JFK, Luxembourg, Liege, Narita, Nagoya, Hong Kong, Incheon, Malabo, Hahn, Delhi, Houston, Nairobi, Los Angeles, Camp Bastion, Lagos, Liberville, Cincinnati, Kuwait, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Leipzig, Al Udeid (Doha), Munich, Brize Norton, Baku, Dover, Seattle, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Kuwait City, Travis AFB, Baltimore, Veri Copas, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Quito, Ramstein, Stansted, Minga Guazu (Paraguay), Seattle, Graz, and I may be missing a couple more...

Countries:
Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, Kuwait, Thailand, Niger, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Italy, Kenya, Qatar, UAE, India, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and I know I'm missing another 1-2.

I'm Huntsville based and was able to bid out of ANC after about 6 months. Anchorage wasn't bad, it was just the commute that was painful for me, ymmv. I would venture to say that my first year experience was maybe a little different than most, as I had such a wide variety of schedules. During my last 2 months based in anchorage, none of my patterns started there (due to a bunch of changes, I didn't even come close to flying the schedule I was awarded) and I somehow wound up on a couple of Miami type schedules which explains all the South America stuff. As I mentioned, I did volunteer to work some overtime, but I'm not sure I'll be doing much of that this year.

I also have enjoyed my time working for Atlas this first year. I agree that there's a lot of areas that can be improved upon with a better contract. I didn't have any major issues with scheduling or dealing with the company. I also enjoy the long periods of days off and working all my days on up front or in one chunk.
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