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Old 08-13-2016, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
If you do the work, YOUR pass rate will be 100%. That's pretty much true at any airline you work for. Really, that's the only statistic that matters in the end.
That's good information and what I was looking for, thanks.

Originally Posted by LAXative View Post
Let's just say that since you are only a CRJ-200 F/O, you are at an extreme disadvantage from the get go. You have no experience with leading edge devices or flying jets with engines underneath the wings, with the requisite pitch changes with power. Plus it's a 747, a HUGE step up in complexity and size from a CRJ and you will have to know not only the jet at a Captain's knowledge level, but you will be grilled on international and oceanic crossing regs and procedures. Good luck, you'll need it coming from a commuter.
Thanks?

I'm actually on the CRJ-700/900 (which does have slats), just never updated my profile. Not that the 700 is that different to fly from the 200. I came from an ATR before the CRJ and while different, with adequate training it was no problem. That is my primary concern, are people getting adequate training to succeed?


Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
Negative Nancy strikes again! This info is wrong.

RJ guys do fine here. If you get the call and keep your nose to the grindstone, you'll have no more problems than pilots with from other background.

That said, there are better options for you than Atlas! Keep looking!!
Thanks DC8DRIVER. I am definitely willing to put in the hard work. My regional is dying a slow death and I'd rather get out when it's by choice instead of by necessity. I am still actively looking.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by LAXative View Post

you are at an extreme disadvantage from the get go. You have no experience with leading edge devices

Good luck, you'll need it coming from a commuter.
Leading edge devices tend to make an airfoil more stable at lower speeds. And I have had less trouble teaching "Commuter" pilots in the sim/OE than early retirement Major, Mainline, Legacy, or whatever the term is today guys.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:26 AM
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Leading edge devices tend to make an airfoil more stable at lower speeds. And I have had less trouble teaching "Commuter" pilots in the sim/OE than early retirement Major, Mainline, Legacy, or whatever the term is today guys.
What would an early retirement mainline dude be doing at Atlas?
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by LAXative View Post
What would an early retirement mainline dude be doing at Atlas?
What don't you understand about early retirement? Especially from a major airline? You obviously showed your true colors with industry knowledge.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueSkies View Post
That's good information and what I was looking for, thanks.



Thanks?

I'm actually on the CRJ-700/900 (which does have slats), just never updated my profile. Not that the 700 is that different to fly from the 200. I came from an ATR before the CRJ and while different, with adequate training it was no problem. That is my primary concern, are people getting adequate training to succeed?




Thanks DC8DRIVER. I am definitely willing to put in the hard work. My regional is dying a slow death and I'd rather get out when it's by choice instead of by necessity. I am still actively looking.

Oh geez- give me a break. You have kids - and I mean kids joining the military flying some of the most advanced equip on the planet...

My new hire class had several turbo prop guys and gals.

It's very simple. You study, you work hard, fly the video game profile that Atlas will give you and pass the Checkride.

Everyone starts somewhere... Just because they hopped a step before Atlas- so be it.

Most of the rhetoric on the forum is from the same 10-15 guys that are pushing hard for a contract and attempting to scare people away from Atlas. We will get a contract eventually- the metrics of the industry will make it so...

Is it perfect no- do we need more money- of course... But I am convince, people will always complain no matter their salary, it's whom they are.
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LAXative View Post
The FACT that almost ALL the Atlas pilots on this forum tell you and everyone else wanting to work here, to look elsewhere, yet you continue to say that you want to work here when all the evidence tells you to find somewhere better to go tells me that you have a serious case of 747 SJS.
Coming from the guy who said, and I quote from the Kalitta thread:
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What are the chanced of a regional f/o getting hired into the 747 vs. the 767? I'd much rather fly the whale than a light twin.
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Thanks. K4 sounds exciting and It's been my dream of flying the whale since my time at Riddle. I'll definitely be applying and hope to have a long career at K4.
...And from the Southern thread:
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What are the chances of starting out in the 777? I think it would be cooler to fly than the 737.
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Flying a Triple beats the heck of flying an RJ in and out of dumps like LGA and ORD all day.
I smell a troll. Get a life dude

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Next question:
I work in the Middle East. My employer requires a 90day notice period to leave or I owe them money. It's substantial. A days worth of salary for every day less than 90.
How flexible is atlas about class dates IF I should be lucky to get the interview then lucky enough to get hired?
Is it a pool system where I can pass a class date and still be eligible to accept another? Or is HR of the "take it or leave it" attitude?
Atlas needs to staff 19 more airplanes. We were told in recurrent this week that they need to hire 450 just to keep 250. I'm sure they'll be fine with you treading water in the pool for 3 months. They run classes like every other week, just tell them your earliest start date and they'll probably already have something scheduled for you.

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Old 08-13-2016, 05:52 PM
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Oh dayum!! Sandrich FTW!
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:14 PM
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Oh dayum!! Sandrich FTW!
+1 Impressive research Sandrich!! 🤔😎
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LAXative View Post
How's it feel to be a contractor for DHL since you used to be at the wholly owned DHL?
Feels fine, thanks. Employed, the checks don't bounce, and I do some challenging flying with some fine people on a great airplane.

How does it feel to spend all your free time belittling fellow pilots and staring up pointless controversies?

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Old 08-14-2016, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Lawn Boy View Post
Oh dayum!! Sandrich FTW!

Totally!! Call it like you see it. I'm with Sandrich.
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