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Surge1 03-05-2010 07:24 AM

FEDEX--Best Seat?
 
Returning to FEDEX from extended MLA (years) this summer. What's the best fleet, seat and domicile. My seniority, hired May '05, is 50% in the narrow body FO and 95% in the wide body FO.

What should I avoid?

The Walrus 03-05-2010 07:27 AM

Avoid airbus f/o. Rumor of more excesses. At 95% you might get moved out or be st the very bottom.

DaRaiders 03-05-2010 07:31 AM


Originally Posted by Surge1 (Post 773787)
Returning to FEDEX from extended MLA (years) this summer. What's the best fleet, seat and domicile. My seniority, hired May '05, is 50% in the narrow body FO and 95% in the wide body FO.

What should I avoid?

If you don't have to have widebody pay, I say go 757. Growing fleet and starting to pick off more and more of the good 72 and baby bus trips. My .02.

Surge1 03-05-2010 07:42 AM

What are your thoughts in bidding the 777 FO for someone with my "juniority"?

purpledog 03-05-2010 07:48 AM

777 FO= simulators to get your 3/90
If you can get a non-deploying billet, stay on mil as long as you can. It ain't pretty here now.

Laughing_Jakal 03-05-2010 08:08 AM

Now Gone
 
Best seat in the house was DC-10 F/O.....:(

MaydayMark 03-05-2010 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by purpledog (Post 773809)
777 FO= simulators to get your 3/90
If you can get a non-deploying billet, stay on mil as long as you can. It ain't pretty here now.


I was thinking the same thing. I figure things will only get uglier between now and contract ratification. I'd recommend staying on MLA until the dust settles if you can ... sorry.

Jumbo Pilot 03-05-2010 10:06 AM

What was on your standing bid when you left? I think you will go back to what your seniority can hold in the order it was on your standing bid.

At least that is what they told me when I left on a long term MLA. Been about 13 months for me... and not quite sure when I'll be returning.

FWIW

Lindy 03-05-2010 10:14 AM

Your numbers are a little off re: wide-body %

A May 2005 hire would be 100% on the Bus -- probably 5 guys from the bottom of the entire F/O list. A little better on the -11, still @ 100%, but about 60 guys from the bottom of the list.

ANC would be a little better, not sure if you want the commute for 80% (or so) Seniority with diminishing lines.

If the excess rumors are true, then your seniority would not let you hold the Bus.

Albief15 03-05-2010 10:24 AM

Best seat in the world is the ACES II...

Lifizgud 03-05-2010 10:40 AM

Run Away, Run Away!
 
I'd extend your MLA...:eek:

MX727 03-05-2010 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Albief15 (Post 773887)
Best seat in the world is the ACES II...

Is that what they had at Kadena?

scrapdog 03-08-2010 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by MX727 (Post 774144)
Is that what they had at Kadena?

That's what they have in all current fighters - except the F-22. And amen to that Albie, however, I'm ejoying teaching IFF. And BTW, the T-38 is getting a new seat...we're getting it this summer. Supposedly a very good seat...no chute, just the harness. Much mo' better for the neck on DBFM in the mighty smurf.

meatloaf 03-08-2010 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by scrapdog (Post 775325)
That's what they have in all current fighters - except the F-22. And amen to that Albie, however, I'm ejoying teaching IFF. And BTW, the T-38 is getting a new seat...we're getting it this summer. Supposedly a very good seat...no chute, just the harness. Much mo' better for the neck on DBFM in the mighty smurf.

Dude. Nice avatar.

KnightFlyer 03-08-2010 09:02 AM


Originally Posted by scrapdog (Post 775325)
That's what they have in all current fighters - except the F-22. And amen to that Albie, however, I'm ejoying teaching IFF. And BTW, the T-38 is getting a new seat...we're getting it this summer. Supposedly a very good seat...no chute, just the harness. Much mo' better for the neck on DBFM in the mighty smurf.

F-22 is improved ACES. F-35 has the Martin-Baker. I think you guys are getting a similar M-B seat like the F-35 has.

AFW_MD11 03-08-2010 09:19 AM


Originally Posted by KnightFlyer (Post 775365)
F-22 is improved ACES. F-35 has the Martin-Baker. I think you guys are getting a similar M-B seat like the F-35 has.

ummmmm.......yeah.......

as interesting as all this cool fighter pilot ejection seat information is......:cool:

and, while the original poster did mention he was currently on mil leave......

I'm pretty sure the topic was what's the best seat AT FEDEX to take when he comes back to FEDEX - from the mil leave

not which military fighter (or trainer) currently has the best ejection seat

talk about a thread hijacking...

KnightFlyer 03-08-2010 07:40 PM

Albie, resist MX's advances!;)

b11fedex 03-08-2010 07:57 PM

Martin-Baker any day of the week... used it for a silk let down in Alaska in 1978... No Injuries!!!

OliveBrnch90210 03-08-2010 09:30 PM

Lt. thread drift
 

Originally Posted by b11fedex (Post 775686)
Martin-Baker any day of the week... used it for a silk let down in Alaska in 1978... No Injuries!!!

Soooo,,,your the guy that got smoked by his wingman doing some ACM. You still talk with that guy.??:D Talk about friendly fire..:cool:

MX727 03-09-2010 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by KnightFlyer (Post 775676)
Albie, resist MX's advances!;)

At least someone got the reference. :p

KnightFlyer 03-09-2010 04:47 PM

Sorry AFW; more off track

QF_16


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