Freight DogsFinally a forum for those midnight prowler types who utilise the unglamorous parts of airports that many of us never get to see. Freight Dogs is for pilots and crew who operate mostly without SLF.
I struggle to see what ME airline would even contemplate you as an FO
Could only be one airline, Qatar Airways. The worlds most desperate airline that seeks the worlds most desperate pilots. So, how have you been getting along with your Qatar, application Fade to Grey. I had a quick peep at your previous posts and you seemed unable to work out how to fill in the application. Having any luck? You may look down your nose at the Atlantic pilots but your previous employer Cashstreaus was just as bad, no worse.
BTW, pretty repugnant username considering the 12 British servicemen that lost their lives on this vessel
That's Atlantic Conveyor, as in the one that gives Europe its temperate climate. Hope I didn't hurt your feelings too muck Kirk, but no, my name is nothing to do with dead sailors.
So what's been happening over at Cov then, any pay rises or upgrades? When are they saying the Electra is going, 2089 at the earliest?
AC, I don't know what I did to offend you...? i'm not looking down my nose at anyone, just a reality check. Everyone in this game thinks their hours are really useful - truth is they aren't. The only hours that count for the bigger stuff have Boeing or Airbus next to them.
I'd love to know who you work for, I can probably guess, but your big operator (its obviously not BA) wants you to be 'part of the success', so you obviously believe that kind of bullsh&t.
And yes, I did apply for all the ME airlines - why not ? i love your take on Astraeus, 'cashtraeus' was it ? Never actually heard that one. I will take it from that , that you paid for a TR but didn't get employed ? That level of bitterness normally comes from that direction.
The big ugly Conveyor Troll leapt onto the bridge gnashing his yellow rotting teeth, but the Coventry fug wasn't afraid he just stamped his feet and charged. Up, up in the air went the balding Troll, then down, down he came.....SPLASH the Troll landed in the middle of the Vltava and was never seen again.....until he surfaced belly up in the Elbe muttering " I'm with a big operator and they really do care about me......
Well chaps things seem to be happening here @ AA I have some good news I have a Interview with Monarch so not to concerned about getting out of this job @ fade to grey !! As anyone else got a interview with Monarch from AA?? it seems they like AA pilots.A few will be leaving us rumours say 1 Pilot already off to Monarch , 1 to a gulfstram Job , 1 off to DHL, 1 to Qatar and hopefully more including me to Monarch !!!!
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Well done Viper, I'm sure you will be sadly missed. But an interview isn't a job offer, and I've known some good guys not get through that one. And of course then you'll be climbing a cliff with the A320 TR.
No doubt you'll be back to inform us of your progress in due time.
And of course then you'll be climbing a cliff with the A320 TR.
I don't think so. The prop to jet conversion is a simple one, even I managed to do that. It's a bit more slippery in the descent but thats about it. The automation is very robust. Most of the guys I fly with now have never had a significant in flight failure in an aircraft. How many Atlantic pilots can say that? If it is so difficult how to all these 200hr pay to fly fools manage it?
The only hours that count for the bigger stuff have Boeing or Airbus next to them.
Yeah right. There was always a steady flow of guys leaving Atlantic for Boeings or Bus'. For an unemployed B757 Captain, fade to grey sure has a lot of condescending career advice to dish out. I am sorry you lost your job, it can happen to the best of us. However, why come on a thread like this one and start patronising a bunch of capable pilots that want to get along. Maybe, here lies the answer why you have all this big jet time that you say is so valuable, yet remain on the dole.
Keep at it guys, Atlantic is not the worst employer and there is no perfect employer. No business cares about you beyond what is good for them but there is better out there than a pay cut every year and the casual imcompetence of the people who drive the Atlantic show.
Last edited by Atlantic_Conveyor; 17th Jul 2012 at 10:42.
At the risk of being horribly flamed, I have to say that it seems to this lowly Coventry PPL that the AA crew(s) who have spent the last few hours flying circuits in the freshly repaired Electra must feel that they have had a good day at work!
It's been a joy to see and I hope the second one is repaired again soon as well.
The pay is still rubbish for us here @ AA FO basic is around 22K and CAPT around 45k on the ATP. It was good to see the Electra back flying but sadly AA will find themselvse very short of crew to fly it. With the 3 people already leaving for better jobs from the Electra fleet I know of two more who have got Interviews with Monarch not that will own up to it!! Friend of a friend works in recruitment for Monarch have talk about another 2 pilots from AA.