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Old 10-26-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Whaledriver View Post
Lots of Bose ANR's around and there are plain ole Telex on the planes. You don't need the huge David Clark's.

Word on the street, no more hiring/classes this year. Pool will be filled to around 38 with the recent interviews.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:46 PM
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I used my Telex 750, that I used for years in the 757, during IOE and the cockpit noise was significant. I ordered a Sennheiser ANR headset and they have been great.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by HeavyHauler View Post
On a completely non-interview related note...

747 guys, do y'all typically wear earpieces, headsets, ANR rigs, or whatever the heck you have lying around? I know a lot of the guys at my last gig used headsets because apparently the 747 is a loud cockpit. I just ran across an old headset of mine and I'm wondering whether to sell it or keep it.

Not that this is a big issue for the foreseeable future, but when the Mrs. says it's time to clean...it's good to know what might still be useful.
The cockpits really aren't that noisy.

All of the Atlas 74's have Telex 750's except the LCF's which have active noise cancelling headsets. Most guys use the company headsets but I've also seen quite a few Bose and Sennheisers.

Use what you want or make some cash on Ebay.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by worldfr8dog View Post
I think it may be at least another week and a half before any of us October interviewees know the results. For now we all wait.
Hey, long-time lurker, first-time poster here...

World, I was the military girl (~5000TT, KC-10s/KC-135s) on your interview day...again, I can't stop remarking at how everyone in the group was sharp, and I wish everyone the best! Yes, nice review of our day in Miami, btw!

I can't wait to hear what shakes out!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:45 AM
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Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
The cockpits really aren't that noisy.

All of the Atlas 74's have Telex 750's except the LCF's which have active noise cancelling headsets. Most guys use the company headsets but I've also seen quite a few Bose and Sennheisers.

Use what you want or make some cash on Ebay.

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A frightening number of the age 60+ former airline pilots that I know suffer from hearing loss, with one very high time 747 guy (PanAm and Atlas) having hearing aids in both ears.

In addition, in the day to day world at Atlas the people with good headsets do a much better job of understanding ATC and, as a result, make fewer errors.

Professionals make a point of using good tools, and it is long past time for pilots to do the same.

Rant over.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:50 AM
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But those old guys (and that definition is anyone that is older than me!!) need to retire. That would solve a lot of my problems!!

I bought the Sennheiser HMEC26BVK about 1.5 years ago, and I love them. A little bulky to carry, and you have to get used to the pressure against the side of your head, but damn, they work really well.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:44 AM
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I wonder if they will call today with an answer for the october interview group. I also wonder if the storm will delay their call.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:12 AM
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Do they call or send letters? I interviewed on the 16th. I was the crj guy sitting mext to the other crj guy from pinnacle. Hehehehe
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:23 AM
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When I asked the interview panel guys they told me that if you got the job you can expect both a phone call AND a letter, if you did not get the job you were to just expect a letter. A friend who had the interview earlier said an email was sent. Perhaps I translated "letter" as meaning snail mail but could just as easily have meant electronic.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:38 AM
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Don't get wrapped around a date. This, along with the initial phone screen call back are the two biggest and most frustrating items in our pilot selection process. IMHO, the basic issue is a lack of attention to detail or compassion for the applicant on the part of Atlas HR.

When we tell an applicant that you will hear in 2 weeks, that date should be circled in red. No excuses, but unfortunately, it is not important to them.
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