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Old 04-13-2016, 05:09 PM   #1681  
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Is there some kind of secret wizard dance required to get invited to interview or is it just luck of the draw right now?


No one knows. I understand it's frustrating. But no one knows...
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Yeah, not 100% sure if he meant at least 40 over current class sizes (~30, therefore equaling the ~70/month rumored), or if he meant upping it from ~30 to ~40 per month total. I just can't see how they can train 70/month. They've already said training is at capacity as it stands.
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I'll have waited 7 weeks to go to aircraft training from basic indoc. It's backed up for sure.


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I see on the MOAB thread the 756 and 767 are seperate bid categories.

So do 757 guys only fly 757 trips and 767 guys only fly 767 trips? Or could a reserve or 757 line holder get put on a 767 trip or vice versa?
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A couple of resume entries that will absolutely help are having experience as a Line Check Airman, or as a simulator instructor. I imagine that experience would help for any airline, but it is very heavily weighted at FDX. B767 time also seems to have helped guys with zero internal references. Beyond that, understanding the hiring matrix is anyone's guess (including some of the folks in charge of pilot recruitment). As BlackKnight said, no one really knows.
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I'm a flight evaluator, instructed in the sim. I only have 966 hours as PIC in a jet with gross weight over 40K, but 2,800 PIC total. Is there a cut off for 40k+ PIC time?
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Well, the rule used to be 1000 PIC turbine, unless you are "special".

I have no idea what it is now.
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I see on the MOAB thread the 756 and 767 are seperate bid categories.

So do 757 guys only fly 757 trips and 767 guys only fly 767 trips? Or could a reserve or 757 line holder get put on a 767 trip or vice versa?
767 Crews are "dual qualified". Indy 767 crews fly the "classic" 767 and the 757. MEM 767 crews fly the LDS 767 and 757. In the May bidpack, they put a 757 leg in the middle of a week of 767 legs, trying to keep everyone "current" in the 757. If you are a 767 crew member, and you fly the 757, you still get paid the wide body rates.

However, if you fly the 757, you don't fly the 767.

There is currently some heartburn because some new hires are going to the right seat of the 767, which should create passover pay for every 757 right seat person, but the company does not see it that way. It is being grieved, but given our history , we will lose.

There are lots of rumors that the bid packs will be split. Rumors that it is being driven by the FAA. Rumors that it could happen soon. The SIG notes even mention it.

As far as I'm concerned, it can't happen soon enough. There are enough differences in the cockpits that it is a pain in the rear to switch back and forth.

I am not sure what the latest situation is with the 767 simulator. Last I heard it was certified, but only up to 325K, above that weight, it does not fly correctly. Of course, I have heard the visuals are so bad, you get nauseous by the end of the period. I guess that's what happens when you hire a company that has only built tank simulators, but hey, what could go wrong?
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