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Old 02-23-2020, 04:50 AM
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Another 4 Captains quit this past week. Rumor has it that they received some 30 plus PRIA requests, and the village Idiot ( aka CP ) has given orders to slow walk the replies, not to reply until they get a second request, or a phone call from the pilot or company that needs the information. Another form of retaliation.
Guess what they can hold it if they want, they have good faith exemption and then the new employer can go to the PRIA board and submit a complaint
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Old 02-23-2020, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MNPS 50N50W View Post
Another 4 Captains quit this past week. Rumor has it that they received some 30 plus PRIA requests, and the village Idiot ( aka CP ) has given orders to slow walk the replies, not to reply until they get a second request, or a phone call from the pilot or company that needs the information. Another form of retaliation.
100% true regarding the slow walk of the PRIA requests
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Old 07-28-2020, 04:02 AM
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I'm interested in finding out a little more info about IAero. I know itís not exactly the top of lists for places to work. However the junior AEX base is close to where I live, so itís appealing in that regard. Obviously COVID turned everything upside and Iím assuming they arenít hiring. What were upgrade times and average hours flown per month pre-covid? How many nights away can you expect a month particularly if you live in the AEX base?
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:16 AM
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I'm interested in finding out a little more info about IAero. I know itís not exactly the top of lists for places to work. However the junior AEX base is close to where I live, so itís appealing in that regard. Obviously COVID turned everything upside and Iím assuming they arenít hiring. What were upgrade times and average hours flown per month pre-covid? How many nights away can you expect a month particularly if you live in the AEX base?

Rumor has it we have to hire 90 by November. Upgrade time is a crapshoot right now. If we start hiring consistently you can probably expect 12-18 months. Flying in AEX varies, but you can expect 70-80 hrs per month with less than a handful of overnights as almost all the flying there is government and day trips
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Originally Posted by Bulldog08 View Post
I'm interested in finding out a little more info about IAero. I know itís not exactly the top of lists for places to work. However the junior AEX base is close to where I live, so itís appealing in that regard. Obviously COVID turned everything upside and Iím assuming they arenít hiring. What were upgrade times and average hours flown per month pre-covid? How many nights away can you expect a month particularly if you live in the AEX base?

Aex in normal life as someone stated you can fly over 60hrs. Itís all day trips so youíre back in base almost daily with few exceptions like catching the plane somewhere else.

The complication is thereís no established crashpads, we have FAs that have apartments or actually live there. The pilots we have in aex have been living in hotels and have their own vehicles down there since they live somewhere in the southeast.

We are about to open GSO as a base as well but it will be small and will most likely go senior.
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:40 AM
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Aex in normal life as someone stated you can fly over 60hrs. Itís all day trips so youíre back in base almost daily with few exceptions like catching the plane somewhere else.

The complication is thereís no established crashpads, we have FAs that have apartments or actually live there. The pilots we have in aex have been living in hotels and have their own vehicles down there since they live somewhere in the southeast.

We are about to open GSO as a base as well but it will be small and will most likely go senior.
So you have to pay for your own hotel if then?
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Old 11-28-2020, 07:56 AM
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So you have to pay for your own hotel if then?

If you get based there, it's your choice. Hotel, or find an apartment. (no crash pads available, so will need a car or uber)
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Old 11-28-2020, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Triggs View Post
If you get based there, it's your choice. Hotel, or find an apartment. (no crash pads available, so will need a car or uber)

Some of the pilots are living with the FAs at their apartments. In BRO one of the FOs said he was getting an apartment to rent out rooms.
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Originally Posted by Triggs View Post
Rumor has it we have to hire 90 by November. Upgrade time is a crapshoot right now. If we start hiring consistently you can probably expect 12-18 months. Flying in AEX varies, but you can expect 70-80 hrs per month with less than a handful of overnights as almost all the flying there is government and day trips
Has the rumors held true? Did yíall hire 90 new hires by November?
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Has the rumors held true? Did yíall hire 90 new hires by November?

No we have only hired 22 total. Theyíre saving costs but our biggest issue right now is lack of instructors in the pipeline for sims. With recurrents, upgrades and new hire theyíre strung thin.

They hired some new instructors recently I believe 2 who are going through training.

January looks like weíre going to be short pilot wise. Weíll see if OT looms around.
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