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Old 02-07-2008, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyByCable View Post
Why would you want UPS to hire regional pilots? All our growth is going to be international and a newhire engineer will eventually be flying internationally. I'd rather have someone with experience in international ops vs. some regional pilot who hasn't flown anything bigger than a rj.
Because regional pilots should have a shot at a decent job too. They are not retards (well....at least not all of them). I guarantee you most of the pilots hired at UPS in 2000 and 2001 came from the regionals. They are flying all over the world now. How scary is that? How are you supposed to get experience if noone will give you a job? Newsflash! Noone was born with international experience....everyone got it somewhere and everyone was new to it at sometime.

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Lab Rat View Post
Honestly, I don't believe that he is trying to stir up trouble. With all of the growth in the international arena and with the rumor of only hiring 50 people this year, the competition is going to be stiff. It would only make sense that the most competitive candidates would and should come from an international heavy-jet background.

I have perused the regional board, and no offense to commuter pilots, but based on the vast majority of the posts that I read there is a serious lack of maturity among many of the pilots. The impression they give is that they are nothing but high-school punks who think that they are just "way to cool" because they are flying the RJ.

I take it that's what you had when you started....international, heavy jet, eh?

I know what you mean....I've flown with some knuckleheads that don't belong in a turboprop, let alone flying into Clark in the middle of the night in an MD-11, but don't bunch all of them into the same category. I've flown with and am friends with quite a few regional guys/gals that would do better flying international at UPS than some goofballs I have seen that already have "international experience".
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Freightpuppy View Post
I take it that's what you had when you started....international, heavy jet, eh?
Got my multi-engine rating in a DC-8.
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Originally Posted by FlyByCable View Post
Why would you want UPS to hire regional pilots? All our growth is going to be international and a newhire engineer will eventually be flying internationally. I'd rather have someone with experience in international ops vs. some regional pilot who hasn't flown anything bigger than a rj.
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What about those of us that are working for a high paying major and got on there four years SOONER by NOT going to college. That's four more years of earning BIG BUCKS that I wouldn't have if I went to college.
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I'm glad that I was too dumb to be accepted to Riddle. 1.7 high school GPA here.

Well if you can do it with a high school GPA of 1.7 and no college degree, I think the "RJ" guys should do just fine.
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Originally Posted by UPS1856 View Post
Well if you can do it with a high school GPA of 1.7 and no college degree, I think the "RJ" guys should do just fine.
Yes, but then we end up with ill-conceived thoughts posted with our brand attached.
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Position reports are tough, man. While it's been a learning experience and I have by no means mastered the international realm, the hardest part is the timing on how to not over cook my top sirloin.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Lab Rat View Post
Got my multi-engine rating in a DC-8.
Then, "whachu talkin' 'bout Willis?"

Ok then, what kind of experience did you have to get into a DC-8?

It seems like when you started flying international you had less experience than the people that you are saying shouldn't have a shot now.
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Originally Posted by Freightpuppy View Post
It seems like when you started flying international you had less experience than the people that you are saying shouldn't have a shot now.
My guess is he got a few thousand hours SEL time 1.0 at a time flying at <500' over parts unknown, I guess that counts as international doesn't it?

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Originally Posted by Moondog View Post
Since a UPS recruiters told the recent AirInc attendees that there probably won’t be any hiring in 2008, the only option would be junior guys, wouldn’t you say?


Does this mean no interviewing and/or no hiring out of the pool or both? I had heard a number of maybe 40-50 from the pool, just wondering.
Hello Moondog,

I've heard that the "50 pilots in 2008" as a predominant theme around the campus. However, in talking with a newhire that just went through the school house there has been rumblings that scenarios with greater than 50 pilots hired this year are being looked at. I'm not really sure how deep our pilot pool is. An educated guess would be somewhere in the vicinity of 50, but again that's just a guess based on matching the number of potential newhires with the number in the pool.

I have recurrent in two weeks, I'll try to ask around while at the Mothership.

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