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.
F to grey, you got the egotistical bit right, but I reckon he winds up about 99.99% of AA pilots. And no he ain't flexi crew, similar colour on the aircraft, but try a base in the east that uses 75's and don't carry too many pax. And yes we all know who he is......
I agree , Dont think we will be taking on any newbies things are not great here , ATP fleet not doing many hours at all ! We have a holding pool of pilots waiting to hand over 17k for a useless type rating for 250hr max a year and cadets as well. I have also heard a rumour that AA are going to get rid of the holding pool shows how bad thing are.
Maybe not Waco but a step in the right direction. Ever since I have been at AA I have been trying my hardest to move into jets but my TP hours seem to count for nothing as there are plenty of jet experience guys around already TR. I spoke to one cheif pilot of a airline and he said my hours would count for nothing "your hours are no better that having 1000hrs on a seneca, airlines will still make you pay for your type rating " was his words, Is this true ?? All I know is that I tried every day to get a jet job and my experience counted for nothing when applying. Thank god I got Monarch as I was starting to worry that this was it for me.
Well not long now till I hand in my notice (December) Things are starting to crank up a notch and the pressure is on for AA regarding crewing. Another FO handed in his notice this month, thats 4 confirm leavers and I will be doing the same in 6 weeks so that will be 5. I also know of another Capt waiting on a reply from a well know middle east airline in Dubi after his interveiw last month . I am working quite hard as we seem to be struggling to crew, but in typical fashion AA are still sitting on their arses thinking it will solve it's self we said it would happen !!
Why not hand in a long notice now rather than wait til the last moment if you have the job to go to?
People will sit on their arse not recruiting if they don't know for sure that people are going, the longer the notice the more time to recruit, the less pressure that you put on colleagues who are still there through undercrewing.
Firstly Viperstings I wish you all the best for the future. Hopefully the job with Monarch will work out well for you.
One of the main reasons we are busier at the moment seems to be because crew are taking their remaining holiday before the end of the year rather than loose it.
If you think there is a serious crewing problem at Atlantic, why don't you send an email to the chief pilot. He may not be aware that you have a definite job offer. Personally I've always found him very open and honest.