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Is STC getting a little worried now ?

Old 5th Jun 2018, 13:42
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Is STC getting a little worried now ?

Is it just me or do we think that despite the bluster that STC is getting a little worried now that his train set would appear having issues.
Numerous excuses about the how and whys of aircraft being parked up and services being reduced etc, from we are expanding and cannot get enough pilots, but the ones we have aren't leaving , all the way to it is the quiet time of the year.
July & August are traditionally heavy times, will be interesting what quotes come from the Bouncy Castle then.
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 13:55
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I think he’s nuts. He’s probably on the phone trying to call president Carter to complain about the treatment of EK in the USA
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 14:09
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I thought there were 170 cadets on the way to save the day?
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 14:12
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Is it just me or do we think that despite the bluster that STC is getting a little worried now that his train set would appear having issues.
Numerous excuses about the how and whys of aircraft being parked up and services being reduced etc, from we are expanding and cannot get enough pilots, but the ones we have aren't leaving , all the way to it is the quiet time of the year.
July & August are traditionally heavy times, will be interesting what quotes come from the Bouncy Castle then.
STC sells the company...

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Old 5th Jun 2018, 14:13
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9 million cadets SOPs. There is so much BS being spewn around at the moment, that I think they have forgotten what is real and what is not . Maybe the new dude in recruiting has a few hundred pilots hidden under his cap.
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 14:15
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I thought there were 170 cadets on the way to save the day?
Great... 170 zero time, zero experience 22 year old pilots to act as second in command of a 500 million dollar aircraft with 600+ people on it.

Yep...Timmy, "we just do things better" you say?
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 15:11
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170 zero time, zero experience 22 year old pilots to act as second in command of a 500 million dollar aircraft with 600+ people on it
He got rid of the FOs??

But Outlaw, don't you know, safety comes before ALL else in this company! They said so every time some other thing happened that just wasn't at all their fault, so it must be true!!
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Old 5th Jun 2018, 23:34
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I think STC has 0 reasons for concern. His bank account + golden parachute he probably has will ease any concerns about his future.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 09:32
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
I thought there were 170 cadets on the way to save the day?
Lol, 170 cadets??? There is a huge grand total of 8 that will come on line between now and March of 2019.
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 09:56
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STC being economical with his version of the semi-truth? Who'd have thought it?
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 15:15
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Lol, 170 cadets??? There is a huge grand total of 8 that will come on line between now and March of 2019.
So we are about 162 short of cadets plus ( and from what I hear) about 500 line guys short. STC numbers dont seem to be adding up.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 01:25
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He is not used to someone asking him tough questions. Remember those days when everyone at aviation summits and seminars clapped to his worthless ideas.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 07:02
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He is not worried, despots rarely are. I am worried however.
He wants to bring back the boneyard by the end of the year and thinks his academy built in the sand will be the solution. I see my vacation days dwindle and 95h as a given for the foreseeable future and this i will not be able to take.
A leader with such poor math skills is like a doomsday verdict. The way out gets prepared.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 09:52
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It would seem that the grown ups (sic) believe they will get 200 pilots from SAA and another 100 to 150 from CX in short time. Sounds legit .Everything will be fine . Can't wait for TCTs wise words this afternoon.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 17:08
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STC is aware of the shortage at this moment. Seems the solution of this problem is on the way. Let's merge.;-)
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 21:04
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
It would seem that the grown ups (sic) believe they will get 200 pilots from SAA and another 100 to 150 from CX in short time. Sounds legit .Everything will be fine . Can't wait for TCTs wise words this afternoon.
Who in his/her right mind would ever leave CX to go to EK? I wouldn’t!!!!
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 22:17
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CX to EK - out of the frying pan and into the fire.
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Old 7th Jun 2018, 22:42
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Etirates airlines could be the solution perhaps? ;-)

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Old 7th Jun 2018, 23:02
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Myself and 100s of other pilots tried for years to join EK, but having only flown business jets for 15 years where the aircraft weight was 270kg short of EKs weight requirement (YUP 270kg) to be accepted for an interview, we were politely turned away. Even with a GCAA ATPL and 12 years of flying fast jets in the Middle East, the 270kg I was short when it came to the weight requirement, was a deal breaker but I truly hope that the large number of cadets joining soon will bring the experience we were lacking
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Old 8th Jun 2018, 01:02
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The weight thing has been around for along time. 732 not excepted but 732 advanced was ! AAR all about him saving face
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