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Old 01-02-2011, 02:07 PM
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This question was probably asked, but there are way too many pages to read. I'm guessing flying with these guys is mostly night flying, correct? Also, can F.O.'s get the 747 type rating with this company?
I hate to sound harsh...but, you gotta do the research. Nowadays, these forum-type websites are a type of research that you're just gonna have to do if you are serious about this or any other job out there.

There lots of guys posting here that are either trying to get here and are relaying their interview experiences. And they are getting good (I try to do that and others are also) advice from current Atlas pilots.

Ok, I'm off the soapbox now. Sorry.

Yes, there are a lot of night flights.

And, yes, FO's are type rated on both the B747 or the B747-400.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by amcflyboy View Post
This question was probably asked, but there are way too many pages to read. I'm guessing flying with these guys is mostly night flying, correct? Also, can F.O.'s get the 747 type rating with this company?
Considering the range of the 747, you're likely to have some day flying in your night flight.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Whale Driver View Post
What "I" was told from the horse's mouth, "we" owe 17 days. Of those 17 the only ones that do not generate (4.85, I think that was the number) hours per day is Resident Standby.

"Period, NO exceptions."

Now, we can only hope that is correct because the silence from the Teamsters is defining.
I have the same understanding. The word "Standby" will leave your vernacular.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:38 PM
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When you successful Atlas candidates were updating your info, did you send the entire package i.e. Resume, Cover Letter, AND the PAQ with each update or just the Resume?

And how often?

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Old 01-02-2011, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by amcflyboy View Post
I'm guessing flying with these guys is mostly night flying, correct?
Originally Posted by supernaut View Post
Considering the range of the 747, you're likely to have some day flying in your night flight.
A few years ago I asked my buddy that flies int'l/long haul similar questions. His answer "well, it's always daytime or nighttime somewhere in the world"

Originally Posted by DC8DRIVER View Post
When you successful Atlas candidates were updating your info, did you send the entire package i.e. Resume, Cover Letter, AND the PAQ with each update or just the Resume?

And how often?

Thanks

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The threads getting a little long, but I asked previously and some guys answered back around here;

http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/ca...tml#post912220
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Originally Posted by 744driver View Post
I hate to sound harsh...but, you gotta do the research. Nowadays, these forum-type websites are a type of research that you're just gonna have to do if you are serious about this or any other job out there.

There lots of guys posting here that are either trying to get here and are relaying their interview experiences. And they are getting good (I try to do that and others are also) advice from current Atlas pilots.

Ok, I'm off the soapbox now. Sorry.

Yes, there are a lot of night flights.

And, yes, FO's are type rated on both the B747 or the B747-400.
Dude..... Nothing personal... but, you need to take a week off from this board.

I am qualified, and very recently started an interest in Atlas. Your posts in the past, and many others in this thread are invaluable. I have gone through this entire thread to educate myself.

For all you know, this "candidate" may not have a regional job yet. What's wrong with asking a question twice in a 64 page thread? He is not the first.

Thank you for your perspective! Keep posting. Just trying to help your blood pressure.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:36 AM
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I think he was just trying to make that point that if someone is really interested in the job, they'll do the research and read through the 64 pages on the thread...and invest 20 or 30 minutes of their time as part of their reseach on the company. There's a wealth of valuable information here. If each reader who stumbles across the thread posts the same questions without bothering to read the previous answers, the thread would be a lot less useful and hundreds of pages long.

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:49 AM
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What he said...thanks.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by amcflyboy View Post
This question was probably asked, but there are way too many pages to read. I'm guessing flying with these guys is mostly night flying, correct?
Sometimes both on one flight. Case in point: This time of year you can leave Hong Kong in the wee hours of the morning, the sun comes up a few hours into the flight, then sets again before you get to Anchorage. And it's all in a little over a nine to ten hour flight -- depending on winds. This is just one example as there are others that you get to see the same.
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And you arrive earlier the same day than you departed from Hong Kong on those flights!!

My wife had a tough time figuring that out when I first started here...
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