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Old 07-25-2007, 07:32 PM   #1  
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Default Transoceanic Experience for FDX/UPS

I was wondering how you guys at FDX and UPS got your Transoceanic Crossing Experience. Not sure how to acquire this minimum flying an RJ.

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I got mine at UPS. Not being a smart ass, just pointing out the hole in their argument
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:22 PM   #3  
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Unfortunately, if you goal is to work for UPS or FedEx, youíll have to take the leap to another company in the mid-term. Southern Air, or similar cargo types, will hire direct entry FOs on the classic. For myself, Iím waiting to hear if UPS will call on this last window Ė I flew for a Legacy carrier in the US, and now Iím in Asia flying wide-bodies.

We all need a bit of good luck !!!
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No transoceanic experience required at FedEx.....yet

www.pilot.fedex.com

Qualifications
Typical qualifications for consideration as a FedEx pilot.




Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-engine and Instrument rating (without limitations)

Current ATP Certificate or written

Current FE Turbojet Rating or written (FEX or Basic/turbojet)

Must pass FAA mandated drug screen

Recency and type of experience is considered

Meet requirements for and currently hold First Class Medical certification


20/20 correctable vision

College Degree from an accredited college or university

Eligibility for rapid visa issuance, issued by offices in the United States to fly to any FedEx destination.

Ability to obtain clearance from United States Postal Service for handling or access to U.S. mail, which includes FBI fingerprint check, and candidate must have resided in the United States for the last five consecutive years (except for U.S. military assignments)

Eligibility for issuance of US Security Clearance

1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command in multi-engine turbo-prop A/C or jet A/C or combination thereof, including a minimum of 1000 hours total fixed-wing pilot-in-command in multi-engine turbo prop A/C or jet A/C or combination thereof.
Note: PIC for this purpose is defined as Captain/Aircraft Commander of record, not simply the sole manipulator of the controls.
Note: FedEx considers only pilot time in fixed wing aircraft toward minimum qualifications. This does not include simulator, helicopter, flight engineer, bombardier, navigator, RIO, EWO, WSO, NFO, or Special Crew.

All certificates and ratings required to be U.S.A. FAA issued
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Has Fed Ex started hiring? Any news if they will soon?
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I got mine flying over Lake Michigan.

Just kidding!
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Has Fed Ex started hiring? Any news if they will soon?
No they haven't. Still trying to figure out LOA/FDA and waiting system wide bid. At least thats what I am being told. However, everyone I talk to says they will have to hire soon, but who knows. Waiting is pretty brutal.

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Thanks for the info guys. I still have two years of college left so I wont be sending resumes any time soon but FDX/UPS seems like a good goal to shoot for.
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I was wondering how you guys at FDX and UPS got your Transoceanic Crossing Experience. Not sure how to acquire this minimum flying an RJ.

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http://www.airforce.com/

List the heavies at the top of your dreamsheet.

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don't need any...looking out the window and eating for 6 hours is not hard to learn...
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