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Old 08-23-2009, 08:15 AM   #21  
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Well, I havent read anything here in a while and log in to see .....a Compass thread. Didn't see that coming. Since we are all throwing out our theories, here is mine. We seem to be staffed close to right on the left seat. (Most RSV's seem to be flying less than 75) and I've hear quite a few of them complaining about never flying. So this last class of 6 they are upgrading right now seemed odd.
Then I started thinking maybe they know something about Delta hiring in the Spring because just 2 classes at Delta would almost criple Compass from a CA standpoint. By Spring we would have well over 40 ready for flow (enough for 2 months of 20).
So with congress "Looking" at the duty time limits and the average age of crews steadily growing I think it is very possible to see some hiring next year. Probably nothing like 2 years ago but at least some movement.

All just my theories, but the bad news has to stop sometime right
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:03 AM   #22  
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It seems to me the hiring is for something much more insidious. Vacation. When have most the FOs been hired? Probably within the last year and so I think they are hiring for a change in next years FO staffing model.
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Because the "general feeling" is wrong. It is based on how things have been going, which is not good.

Economically, the world is improving, overall, and there is nowhere to go but up. ANY changes that would increase or decrease the need for pilots in the short run will only be positive, and we will need more pilots. If ANY of the proposed congressional/FAA changes go through, they will add to the increase in pilots needed.

The worst case short-term economic scenario means no change from now, which means no furloughs. ANY change, which IS happening now, will be positive and require more pilots.

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Well, I havent read anything here in a while and log in to see .....a Compass thread. Didn't see that coming. Since we are all throwing out our theories, here is mine. We seem to be staffed close to right on the left seat. (Most RSV's seem to be flying less than 75) and I've hear quite a few of them complaining about never flying. So this last class of 6 they are upgrading right now seemed odd.
Then I started thinking maybe they know something about Delta hiring in the Spring because just 2 classes at Delta would almost criple Compass from a CA standpoint. By Spring we would have well over 40 ready for flow (enough for 2 months of 20).
So with congress "Looking" at the duty time limits and the average age of crews steadily growing I think it is very possible to see some hiring next year. Probably nothing like 2 years ago but at least some movement.

All just my theories, but the bad news has to stop sometime right
Finally. Nice to know I am not the only one who sees that the glass is half-full. Thought I was going crazy!
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Because the "general feeling" is wrong. It is based on how things have been going, which is not good.

Economically, the world is improving, overall, and there is nowhere to go but up. ANY changes that would increase or decrease the need for pilots in the short run will only be positive, and we will need more pilots. If ANY of the proposed congressional/FAA changes go through, they will add to the increase in pilots needed.

The worst case short-term economic scenario means no change from now, which means no furloughs. ANY change, which IS happening now, will be positive and require more pilots.

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You do realize you have committed a cardinal sin on this site. You have posted a positive outlook on flying. How dare you!
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Hi!

Because the "general feeling" is wrong. It is based on how things have been going, which is not good.

Economically, the world is improving, overall, and there is nowhere to go but up. ANY changes that would increase or decrease the need for pilots in the short run will only be positive, and we will need more pilots. If ANY of the proposed congressional/FAA changes go through, they will add to the increase in pilots needed.

The worst case short-term economic scenario means no change from now, which means no furloughs. ANY change, which IS happening now, will be positive and require more pilots.

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You might be my favorite aviation message-boarder...you are always positive! Amazing in this industry!
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Because the "general feeling" is wrong. It is based on how things have been going, which is not good.

Economically, the world is improving, overall, and there is nowhere to go but up. ANY changes that would increase or decrease the need for pilots in the short run will only be positive, and we will need more pilots. If ANY of the proposed congressional/FAA changes go through, they will add to the increase in pilots needed.

The worst case short-term economic scenario means no change from now, which means no furloughs. ANY change, which IS happening now, will be positive and require more pilots.

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I agree completely, very well put.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:17 PM   #27  
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anyone from this weeks interviews get a call yet???
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:39 PM   #28  
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Yeah, I got called and accepted the Sept 11th Class date. This is scary, bout to give away my identity on APC Did I meet you in the lobby before the afternoon interviews yesterday?
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:44 PM   #29  
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probably... Guess that is bad news for me. What time did they call you?
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:51 PM   #30  
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PM sent..........
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