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Old 03-02-2010, 10:18 PM   #11  
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I bet I could call the Chief Pilot today and not get a real answer to your questions. Last time we hired off the streets, there was going to be a pilot shortage....again. I believe 3500 hrs was min total time with 1000 PIC turbine, God only knows now.

The other issue is, we had a hiring pool with a bunch of swimmers, and have no idea how many are still treading and if they'll even use it.

Best advice is visit the Atlas Air website daily and call any friends you have there to recommend you.
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #12  
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have no idea how many are still treading and if they'll even use it.

Put one on that list! Waiting for the call....
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:21 PM   #13  
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I have been trying to send mail to Denise, but it keeps coming back. What is the good address? Thanks
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:29 PM   #14  
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just announced, 50 744 capt upgrades, "Lots" of new hires, for new airframes in 2011
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:19 AM   #15  
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i believe Denise reads the stuff sent to the address on the website....post some more and u can pm me.
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:55 AM   #16  
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Wow, this thread's been dead for almost 4 years now. Thought I'd kick it and see what happens.
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Old 02-16-2014, 03:04 AM   #17  
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Wow, this thread's been dead for almost 4 years now. Thought I'd kick it and see what happens.
Been dead because we try and direct hiring questions to the Hiring thread. There is an Atlas thread that has all the Atlas questions anyone could ever ask for and more. Need BBQ tips, yes, we have those too
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QOL decent at Atlas, career kind of company?
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http://www.airlinepilotforums.com/hi...ir-hiring.html
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:37 PM   #20  
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No...and Yes.

It depends on what you want...ACMI vs. scheduled carrier.

See the world right away, with a relatively quick upgrade to captain (Atlas), or make more money and have more security (probably) (DAL/AA/UAL).

Want to be home every third or fourth day (Big 3), or be home in large blocks of days (Atlas). Atlas you can be gone 30 days, if you want, and I know two guys who had, basically, 60 days off in a row.

Have a schedule set in (almost) stone (Big 3), be willing to have your schedule change massively, on sometimes on an hourly basis (Atlas).

Go to a lot of domestic locations, and, when your seniority allows, a few overseas destinations (Big 3), go to places like Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Romania, Cape Verde, Republic of the Congo (French Congo), Russia, Iceland, Malta, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Paraguay, Brasil, Chile, Ecuador, UAE, Saudi, Bahrain, Angola, Singapore, Spain, Zhengzho, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Narita, Nagoya, Incheon (Atlas). I have been to all of these in the last 4 years...some of them, like HKG and SYD (Coogee Beach) a LOT of times.

I think for an "normal" pilot, DAL is best (unless you live in AK/West Coast or HI..then Alaska or HI is best). I think for an adventurous sort, Atlas is best.

Sorry...forgot SWA...they are really good, also.

And, it REALLY varies between individual. Talked to a guy who wants to go to JetBlue...it's his ONLY choice. He lives near Boston and wants a Boston base...he will not be applying anywhere else, unless they open a BOS base.

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