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Old 10-10-2016, 06:29 AM   #2691  
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CommutAir Pilots,

The company approached your MEC on shortening the bidding window for upgrade preferences to Tuesday, October 11 at 1800 EST. Your MEC approved this request since the company has been working feverishly on an improved staffing model that will allow us to match vacancy postings with our capabilities to train. As a result, the company posted our usual numbers (7 ERJ CPs, 2 ERJ FOs, and 10 DHC-8 CPs).

As far as the DHC-8 CP vacancies, the company needs to fill as many of these as possible. Based on current bids, it appears that many of those slots will go to upgradeable new hires from our October new hires who are in basic indoc. After looking at preferences, your MEC feels if we wait for the full 10-day timetable, those pilots would not be able to travel and get in position for their systems class. Please update your preferences by October 11, 1800 EST.

Feel free to contact your MEC with any questions.

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Old 10-11-2016, 01:26 PM   #2692  
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20 Hrs of GFS . Great !! Now, I can see how you can make it with less than 10 hours.

Thank you all for the information.
It's not 10 hours of sim.

Its 10 sim sessions, 4 hours each.

40 hours in the sim, and FO's and CA's are paired together, so all you have to learn is your seat specific stuff.

It is more than enough.
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:38 PM   #2693  
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Anyone in October 31st ATP/CTP class in Orlando?
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Old 10-11-2016, 03:55 PM   #2694  
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It's not 10 hours of sim.

Its 10 sim sessions, 4 hours each.

40 hours in the sim, and FO's and CA's are paired together, so all you have to learn is your seat specific stuff.

It is more than enough.
For the most part they try to pair CA with FO, but lately with all the movement there have been a lot of CA/CA and even FO/FO pairings in the sim. In this case you will have to know both seat positions. Not the end of the world as the flows are pretty easy, and considering you have 5 GFS lessons and 10 sim lessons you have lots of time to learn them.
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:02 PM   #2695  
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It's not 10 hours of sim.

Its 10 sim sessions, 4 hours each.

40 hours in the sim, and FO's and CA's are paired together, so all you have to learn is your seat specific stuff.

It is more than enough.

Oh. ok perfect. yeah thats plenty of time. Thank you
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FYI to those thinking about coming over:

160 pilots on property as of 1/1/2016.

327 pilots listed as of today 10/12/2016.

Goal is to expand the list to 600 by end of 2018.

Most junior CA was awarded to a new hire in most recent Indoc. class.

It will continue to be this way for months as we accept deliveries of 145s.

30+ new hire pilots last month.

30+ new hire pilots this month.

10 pilots flowing to UAL this year (1 guy was on property at C5 for FOUR years). 40 will be flowing next year at 10 per quarter.

Approximately 50 pilots are currently "accepted" into the CPP. About 25 of those pilots have the requisite 1000 PIC to flow. The other half will most likely be waiting on getting 1000 PIC instead of waiting for a class date.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:52 PM   #2697  
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Goal is to expand the list to 600 by end of 2018.


Approximately 50 pilots are currently "accepted" into the CPP. About 25 of those pilots have the requisite 1000 PIC to flow. The other half will most likely be waiting on getting 1000 PIC instead of waiting for a class date.
We gotta get that option for 20 exercised soon, or we are going to be furloughing in 18'

That is interesting on the 1/2 of the CPP guys don't have the 1000 PIC.
I wonder if we will even be able to send 40 next year.
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We gotta get that option for 20 exercised soon, or we are going to be furloughing in 18'

That is interesting on the 1/2 of the CPP guys don't have the 1000 PIC.
I wonder if we will even be able to send 40 next year.
Interesting about the CPP, yes, but that's what it is.

Furloughing? I don't think so. The draw down on the Dash will gradual, and while that's happening, there will be attrition via the CPP and other places.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:14 AM   #2699  
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We gotta get that option for 20 exercised soon, or we are going to be furloughing in 18'

That is interesting on the 1/2 of the CPP guys don't have the 1000 PIC.
I wonder if we will even be able to send 40 next year.
Based on the unofficial CPP list, we probably only have enough eligible for 1st quarter next year. The others are building the time requirements or finishing a degree. There are a few that will be gone before their number is called, due to offers from other carriers. If you have the time and prerequisites, you will go immediately.
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The draw down on the Dash will gradual,
Thats the thing, will we be parking -8's after we take the 40th ERJ?
I don't know the schedule of either plane, just the rumors and vague statements from management.
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