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Forum: UPS Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 43,283
Posted By SaltyDog
FTv3 You need to write that down and pass to...

FTv3
You need to write that down and pass to Membership Committee to hand out to new hires and mentors!
Get even more mileage out of that work you put in :)
Best
Forum: Leaving the Career 08-21-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,365
Posted By SaltyDog
Except now we are in an early 1960's shortage of...

Except now we are in an early 1960's shortage of pilots as industry faces growth and significant retirements. Look at all the incentives for pilots these days. Vastly different than when you and me...
Forum: Leaving the Career 08-18-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,365
Posted By SaltyDog
Glad you moved on to happiness. Seriously, tens...

Glad you moved on to happiness. Seriously, tens of thousands of young men and woman get useless degrees every year and are in debt for decades. You single out aviation degrees as basically worthless....
Forum: Military 08-14-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,765
Posted By SaltyDog
I did for 11 years flying until got to senior and...

I did for 11 years flying until got to senior and no choice but leave. Lousy promotions! Was either retire or move on in the bumpity bump selection system. With the assignment system changed to...
Forum: UPS 08-14-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,287
Posted By SaltyDog
Dont disagree. You are using pilot logic. Throw...

Dont disagree. You are using pilot logic. Throw it out. This is HR and corporate ego logic. Once sorta, kinda understand those two elements, you understand why you hear advice.
Numerous LORS...
Forum: Military 08-12-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,765
Posted By SaltyDog
FF, I failed to read the ANG part when I...

FF,
I failed to read the ANG part when I originally posted. I was in a reserve Squadron and in the reserves you are not a "lifer" like one can be with the Guard. I knew I would potentially be moved...
Forum: Military 08-11-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By SaltyDog
It truly is humbling and a privilege to witness...

It truly is humbling and a privilege to witness or participate.
Had escorted a Navy airman to his family as the unit was assigned had the casualty and POW/MIA mission. I always went to the service...
Forum: UPS 08-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,287
Posted By SaltyDog
UPS has the original LOR. UPS has all your...

UPS has the original LOR. UPS has all your information. Why do they choose this method? No clue. ATL corporate controls much of the things we do in the airline. Your internals should repeat the...
Forum: Military 08-06-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,765
Posted By SaltyDog
Flyerfanatic, Some salient point by our peers...

Flyerfanatic,
Some salient point by our peers being posted.

Double commute is bad for you unless your wife has a good boyfriend you like :0
Otherwise, you will likely end up divorced as your...
Forum: Military 08-05-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,799
Posted By SaltyDog
At the airline I'm employed very few out that...

At the airline I'm employed very few out that long. One went ART and quit as the state is now your USERRA employer then years later asked if possible to be reemployed. Nope. Many AGR folks that bump...
Forum: Military 08-03-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By SaltyDog
This appears an obligated path. You will have...

This appears an obligated path. You will have just about turned 22 and free to pursue a solid path to flying directly post military.
What should you do in the interim? Start flying...

1. Be...
Forum: UPS 07-26-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,264
Posted By SaltyDog
If current in 747, chances increase will be...

If current in 747, chances increase will be placed in a class that only has the 747 choice.
If not current, then a 50/50 case, could end up in 75/76 or A300 if current a/c is similar to these a/c....
Forum: UPS 07-26-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,781
Posted By SaltyDog
Will let recent folks detail specifics, Takeoff,...

Will let recent folks detail specifics, Takeoff, fly basic instruments, turns, climbs, descents, fly approach.
More important IMO, is recent experience: Seem to use A-300 and 757 sims the most. If...
Forum: UPS 07-26-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,264
Posted By SaltyDog
Pricing is a wildcard, but an equal wildcard IMO...

Pricing is a wildcard, but an equal wildcard IMO is density of aircraft (less than 40 A330 freighters worldwide). AOG and parts become a real reliability issue to be resolved. Bigger wildcard, why...
Forum: Military 07-14-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,466
Posted By SaltyDog
Guess I'm the contrarian. Stay at the "iffy" and...

Guess I'm the contrarian. Stay at the "iffy" and get 121 PIC now!
You can continue to build TPIC on two air frames. Desirable by any destination airline.
Having max TPIC now gives more career...
Forum: UPS 07-12-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,235
Posted By SaltyDog
What also is important to note: You started...

What also is important to note: You started earning pay earlier but stayed home later so UPS takes some earned money back. Pilots complained about Fatigue and rest going days to nights, so UPS...
Forum: UPS 07-10-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By SaltyDog
HNL-GUM only on Saturdays. Flt then goes HKG. No...

HNL-GUM only on Saturdays. Flt then goes HKG. No GUM-HNL
Leaves at 1950Z
Forum: UPS 07-02-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,384
Posted By SaltyDog
That's a good option, or by edgewood GOC in the...

That's a good option, or by edgewood GOC in the new training center lot, etc
Plenty of places to stash a car. easy.
Forum: Military 06-27-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By SaltyDog
In that circumstance, Alaska pilots will now find...

In that circumstance, Alaska pilots will now find that management will no longer provide these pay plus ups in next contract. Not worthy of a strike or a huge fight.
The result: IMHO, that will...
Forum: Military 06-26-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By SaltyDog
You must qualify and show orders to ensure...

You must qualify and show orders to ensure compliance with their policy and be on active duty (other than for training) for a period of service exceeding 30 days pursuant to any provision of law...
Forum: UPS 06-23-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,425
Posted By SaltyDog
We void each other out LOL You must operate...

We void each other out LOL

You must operate as a crew hitting the tanker, flying with the 2 or 3 others on your wing. Section approach to IMC minimums in 2 aircraft. It is a crew concept, very...
Forum: UPS 06-23-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,520
Posted By SaltyDog
Both parties know the demographic on Retirement....

Both parties know the demographic on Retirement. Vast majority of pilots are over 45. Even the new hires. UPS has their reasons, but the flip side is they have set up a pilot group that demands that...
Forum: UPS 06-22-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,520
Posted By SaltyDog
Wont ratify without continuation and better. ...

Wont ratify without continuation and better.
UPS knows the demographics. They hired folks old enough to ensure a continuation.
Forum: Military 06-20-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,419
Posted By SaltyDog
USERRA does not require an employer to pay us our...

USERRA does not require an employer to pay us our normal civilian job pay when serving. Only looking at your posted article, the complaint appears to be based on what the collective bargaining...
Forum: Cargo 06-11-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 21,058
Posted By SaltyDog
Thanks for reply. Best SD

Thanks for reply.
Best
SD
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