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Old 10-13-2022, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by BrazilBusDriver View Post
Outing myself here, I guess, but I'm in a transition class. We got sent home due to sim and instructor availability. We're due back right when one of our classmates is due to have their first child. The company is keeping him home for an extra month, paid, so that he can be there for that. When I asked for three days for the birth of my third child a couple years ago, they insisted I take a week at least. Chief pilot told me "We're not some sh!tb@g regional."

Apply if you want to be here. I wouldn't even wait.
Work is work depending on your fleet, etc., but the nugget above among a few others is what keeps most folks rollin, rollin, rollin like an LCF tire. Too soon?
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Old 10-13-2022, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by C17B74 View Post
Work is work depending on your fleet, etc., but the nugget above among a few others is what keeps most folks rollin, rollin, rollin like an LCF tire. Too soon?

Legend has it, it’s still rolling
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Old 10-13-2022, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by C17B74 View Post
Work is work depending on your fleet, etc., but the nugget above among a few others is what keeps most folks rollin, rollin, rollin like an LCF tire. Too soon?
‘So I have to ask, what’s the story behind this? Lol….. it came up in my sim pre-brief by the instructor. My response, those guys won’t even notice that a tire went missing.
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Old 10-13-2022, 07:37 PM
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‘So I have to ask, what’s the story behind this? Lol….. it came up in my sim pre-brief by the instructor. My response, those guys won’t even notice that a tire went missing.
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Old 10-13-2022, 08:37 PM
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‘So I have to ask, what’s the story behind this? Lol….. it came up in my sim pre-brief by the instructor. My response, those guys won’t even notice that a tire went missing.
The feared 17-wheel landing.

The pilots didn't even notice it until dispatch informed them.
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Old 10-14-2022, 06:15 AM
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The feared 17-wheel landing.

The pilots didn't even notice it until dispatch informed them.
Disagree. Check out the ACARS log on Hawk if you want to see how it played out.
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Old 10-14-2022, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Roverruckus View Post
I saw the video, I wondering what was the root cause for it just come right off..
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Old 10-14-2022, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by BrazilBusDriver View Post
Outing myself here, I guess, but I'm in a transition class. We got sent home due to sim and instructor availability. We're due back right when one of our classmates is due to have their first child. The company is keeping him home for an extra month, paid, so that he can be there for that. When I asked for three days for the birth of my third child a couple years ago, they insisted I take a week at least. Chief pilot told me "We're not some sh!tb@g regional."

Apply if you want to be here. I wouldn't even wait.
My mom died last year. She was living with my sister. In 4 months, I flew in and out of DLH seven times on my days off, to help my mom/sister. Several times, my sister called me during a trip, and asked me to get there ASAP to help. I called the company Duty Pilot, and said I needed to end my trip early, because of my mom. The Duty Pilot sent me to Travel, and they booked me on the next flight to DLH from wherever I was. The DP said a Chief Pilot would call me some days later, to work out what kind of days off/leave I would use. The company made it very easy for me to help my family out.

Additional clarification on commuting:
We do not have Home Basing, like Kalitta or Omni does, so you may be traveling on your days off, which is crap. We have "Gateway Travel".

When you are traveling on an Atlas mode of travel, they are responsible. So, for example, if you airline flight cancels, they will re-book you. Or, they will book a hotel overnight, and then rebook you the next day. You use your company credit card to get a taxi to the hotel, pay for the hotel, and take a taxi the next day back to the airport, for you new travel itinerary. You don't have to worry about missing a trip/being late, etc. Atlas may airline you, or use ground transport. I just ended a trip in RFD, so the sched shows ground transport back to ORD, my base, and then a Gateway airline ticket to my home/gateway. Instead, I asked Scheduling/Travel for a direct limo from RFD to my home, which saved me 1.5+ hours of travel, and they booked that.

Often, we actually get a very nice limo, but sometimes it is a not very nice van ride, or a taxi.
You can drive to/from your base, or other location, and the company will pay you mileage for your vehicle, or pay for you to rent a vehicle.

You may deadhead on an Atlas flight, instead of airlining on a paid ticket, or you trip may consist of both Atlas DH, & airline DH legs, and/or ground transport.

You do NOT have to use the Gateway Travel system, and you can just commute like a "normal" airline pilot, but then YOU are responsible for getting to/from your trip on time. Some pilots do this so they get more time at home.

This is how Gateway/Alternate Travel works...
Some bases you start and end most of your patterns in your base (so you usually have to travel on your days off), while other bases you start and end your patterns often at a location other than your base.

My next trip starts in my base at 1200 local. So, I need to be in base by about midnight on my last day off. I will take the last flight of the day, on my last day off. I will call Travel, and can usually get the airline/flight of my choice.
My last trip started in GSP (NOT my base), so I was sched to airline on my first day of work, to get to GSP, at least 12 hours, before my Operating Flight blocked out. But, that flight delayed, so I ended up airlining to GSP on my 2nd day of work, instead, giving me another day at home.

At the end of a work pattern, I have flown to my Gateway/home, on biz class from: Milan, 3-4 times, Riga once, London, twice, Jakarta , twice, MEX/Middle Eastern-locations, several times, ICN-PVR, HSV-CUN, etc.

I think once or twice (in 12 years...but I was never ANC based) I have had to Airline from home TWO days before my first day of work, to make the scheduled Operating Departure time, so I missed time at home, because we don't have Home Basing.

I have had NUMEROUS times, where my last Operating flight gets in one or two days before my last day of work: The company airlined me home one or two days early, so I got extra days at home.

This August, I flew in and out of YYZ for the month. Two of my operating trips kept getting delayed, so they kept pushing the day I airlined out of YYZ back, which resulted in 18 days off for the month.

Alternate Travel:
...is when you fly to/from your start/end of your Operating Pattern location, to somewhere other than your Gateway.
All of this past JUL, I flew in and out of Minnesota (BJI/BRD/MSP). One of those trips was biz class ICN-DTW-MSP-BJI.

I have done this NUMEROUS times to/from overseas. This travel is usually coach, but sometimes Biz Class, depending on a variety of factors.

At the end of a work pattern, I have flown from my operating flight end location, to a location OTHER than my Gateway, numerous times: ICN-PVR & HSV-CUN (both Biz class), JFK-KUL, MIA-KUL, JFK-AGP, JFK-YYZ, CVG-PVR, GRK-SIN, ???-SAN, etc., etc.

I have started a work pattern, with an Atlas paid airline ticket: BKK-ICN & BKK-LGG (biz class, and they bought my hotel room the night before), SIN-ORD (coach), AGP-AMS (biz class), SGU-ORD, SAN-???, etc.

If you live within 120 miles of your Base, then you do NOT have a Gateway, and cannot do Alternate Travel. That is one reason why I wouldn't live in my base, because my wife and I like to travel a lot.
Many Atlas pilots love living in base, so they can get more days at home (no traveling on days off, or out and back schedules, at certain locations), or they sit reserve in base, and live in base, so they are home a lot also.

So, Atlas' Gateway Travel system is NOT AS GOOD as Home Basing, but MUCH better (in my opinion), that normal airline commuting.

It is relatively easy at Atlas (and Kalitta, etc.), to live overseas, compared to trying to live overseas and fly for a "normal" airline. Unfortunately, we don't have International Home Basing, which would make it a lot simpler to live anywhere you wanted to.

Feel free to PM me if you have questions...
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Old 10-14-2022, 12:18 PM
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Would anyone be willing to shed light on the appearance policy when it comes to facial hair, tattoos etc etc?
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Old 10-14-2022, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Motoxer37 View Post
Would anyone be willing to shed light on the appearance policy when it comes to facial hair, tattoos etc etc?

Beards are allowed, 1/4 inch in length. Tattoos usually are covered, that doesn’t mean I haven’t seen one just below the sleeve
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