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Old 03-18-2019, 07:23 AM   #197121  
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So apparently we can't do eSV self-assessments on Macs. Even our company-issued ipad.

Delta IT for the win.
Having recently dealt with this issue for an IQ on the 7ER after a 3 year absence from Delta, I was caught off guard. I thought IT would have come a long way while I was out. Solution: bought the cheapest PC laptop at Costco (Dell). About $400 with a 90 day return window. The hardware was pretty nice ... awesome display and great sound for a portable computer, probably superior to $2000 computer from 2 years ago. But it was running Windows 10, which sucks by the way. Back in the Windows XP era, I was Windows competent, but this new philosophy of app or app-like interface is truly lame. If the M.S. folks think their fancy tiles and other pretty display elements are giving Mac a run for the money, they need to think again. Basic functions required a learning curve that did not benefit from my former PC competence or recent Mac utilization. But I digress!

The effort to buy a returnable PC was not worth it. The self assessment was ok, but I’d say knowing the LOD inside out is good enough to pass the real eSV.

Looking forward to the day we can use whatever computer to perform Delta tasks. FWIW, the 2019 #1 QCQ program ran just fine on my Mac & Chrome, despite “system requirements” stating otherwise. Maybe we are heading in the right direction.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:22 AM   #197122  
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Having recently dealt with this issue for an IQ on the 7ER after a 3 year absence from Delta, I was caught off guard. I thought IT would have come a long way while I was out. Solution: bought the cheapest PC laptop at Costco (Dell). About $400 with a 90 day return window. The hardware was pretty nice ... awesome display and great sound for a portable computer, probably superior to $2000 computer from 2 years ago. But it was running Windows 10, which sucks by the way. Back in the Windows XP era, I was Windows competent, but this new philosophy of app or app-like interface is truly lame. If the M.S. folks think their fancy tiles and other pretty display elements are giving Mac a run for the money, they need to think again. Basic functions required a learning curve that did not benefit from my former PC competence or recent Mac utilization. But I digress!

The effort to buy a returnable PC was not worth it. The self assessment was ok, but I’d say knowing the LOD inside out is good enough to pass the real eSV.

Looking forward to the day we can use whatever computer to perform Delta tasks. FWIW, the 2019 #1 QCQ program ran just fine on my Mac & Chrome, despite “system requirements” stating otherwise. Maybe we are heading in the right direction.
Another solution is to install boot camp on your Mac and run windows right from the Mac for your esv program.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:21 PM   #197123  
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Great call. I've run BootCamp on my MacBook Pro for years and the latest version is even better. Runs latest version of Windows fine. Also...there's Parallels which is even more convenient because it allows you to run windows without exiting the Mac system.

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:25 AM   #197124  
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Complete mind blank-where can I find the number of CQ pairings for an upcoming month as well as how many can/should/must go for my category.
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Complete mind blank-where can I find the number of CQ pairings for an upcoming month as well as how many can/should/must go for my category.
Disregard. Found it
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:31 PM   #197126  
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Another solution is to install boot camp on your Mac and run windows right from the Mac for your esv program.
Or use the ESV-SA from the Delta Content Locker on the iPad. Four fleets complete, three in beta, three more to go.
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Or use the ESV-SA from the Delta Content Locker on the iPad. Four fleets complete, three in beta, three more to go.
Frustrating they left the 75/76 for last...
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Old 03-21-2019, 07:09 AM   #197128  
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Quick question.

I have a trip at the end of April that carries over into May. I convert to my new base in May. Is the company obligated to give me positive space back to my new base then?
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:17 AM   #197129  
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What’s the case with new hire hotels? I hear Indic is paid for but the rest isn’t? Any reason? Any suggestions on best place to stay?
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What’s the case with new hire hotels? I hear Indic is paid for but the rest isn’t? Any reason? Any suggestions on best place to stay?
Hotel is paid for during two weeks of Indoc. You cover your own lodging during the approx 4 weeks of aircraft initial Qual training.

Reason? It’s always been that way because 1) the pilot union doesn’t fight to get it added to the contract, because it doesn’t effect the other 99.69% of pilots, and 2) the company doesn’t feel like it’s preventing them from getting high caliber folks to apply, so why spend the money if they don’t have to.

Where to stay? Hotel or crashpad...depends on how much you can afford. If you don’t bring a car, highly recommend your hotel has shuttle service...the Virginia Ave area is not the safest place to be after dark.

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