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Is Eagle really the first step?

Old 19th Sep 2008, 09:30
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Is Eagle really the first step?

I have almost finished my training at CTC and I've heard its pretty easy to get into Eagle from CTC. Im pretty sure I'm earmarked for direct entry soon as a few of my mates have been through with 300 hours and ive almost got 400, they say it is a breeze. Im thinking about Mt Cook because I like the fact you dont have to stand outside in the rain.

Any ideas???
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 09:38
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I'll bite....

Dont like to stand in the rain hey..........maybe you need to get out more...and i'd say eagle is anything but easy.....
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 10:01
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Most people consider career progression, company standards/reputation, T&C's, lifestyle, aircraft, route network etc.

Not this clown, he worries about the weather!

This is either a wind-up, or this guy needs to wake-up. Feel sorry for the Captains this guy has to share a small cockpit with.....
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 10:12
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Hmmm kinda explains why my phone hasn't rung from Eagle recruiting for an interview..

I guess they don't want anyone with 1500 hours TT and 200 PIC Multi Turbine.

I suppose guys with less time can be paid less too..
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 10:20
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empacher48....your've got some good experience, recruiting has slowed down a bit now but may well pick up in the new year
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 10:21
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thats right empacher........you've got too much now it seems... all ya need is a bit of time in the CTC Kingair sim and a CPL and Eagle will schnap ya right up. you also need to be about 17 years old as well to fit the bill??? sorry fella
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 11:13
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There aint nothing wrong with standing in the rain!

Nor is there with 1279shp a side!
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 11:35
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acectc.....with your miniscule experience I have just the job for you - sweeping my hangar floor and cleaning the dog shit off my boots.

Mate, with your attitude I think you'll be waiting a long time for the phone to ring.

GET REAL MAN!
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 11:39
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Don't worry acectc, they give you a good coat. You will definately get an interview with those hours and CTC training. I know people in Eagle and your mates that have gone ahead of you are nailing. They are making the guys that have been there 18months look bad and those guys had SPIFR time before joining. Not sure why, just better training I guess and their minds aren't cluttered up with all that guff they picked up in GA.
When you get there keep an eye on the captains though, most of them haven't had as much CRM training etc as you so they sometimes lose situational awareness when doing complicated approaches etc. When that happens just say "I have control" and fix it up. It's best for everyone.
Cheers.
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 11:52
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thats the best laugh ive had in a long time....priceless framer
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 13:26
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thanks guys - yea I think I WILL BE OK THE TRAINING IS REALLY intense and I think I have been set up well for eagle. I heard one of the guys had to correct an eagle captain for excessive bank angle not long ago, must have been scarey.

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Old 19th Sep 2008, 14:56
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 19:11
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I heard the cocky little maggot with his 300hrs corrected the Eagle Training Captain for 'bank angle' on a visual approach into AA when the plane hit 25 degrees, while the said maggot was seated in 1F on a famil flight!

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Old 19th Sep 2008, 20:28
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my my how things have changed at Eagle. New Checklists and SOPs, inexperienced recruits, training in the SIM, pay rises..they mustve nailed WTs door closed and cut off his phone
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 20:56
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Three sorts of people here. The ones doing the winding, the ones being wound, the ones laughing.

Framer - best post I've read in a while!
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 20:58
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Cool Nice One

Excellent wind up boyz - keep in coming. I hear the UK job market has slowed so much the UK CTC cadets will be joining Air NZ as S/O .
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Old 19th Sep 2008, 21:17
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you're right, you can tell it's a wind up, because with 400 hours you'd be silly not to try for Mt Cook
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Old 20th Sep 2008, 00:24
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Acectc - I'm kind of smelling a windup but with your undoubted skills I wouldn't settle at anything less than NASA (I did the ground course but turned them down - wasn't interested in the overnights and I thought a Vref of 400 knots was a bit of a yawn to be honest).

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Old 20th Sep 2008, 00:59
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Steve, for the 2nd time in as many days, it IS you I can smell

Best thread laugh I've had for a while....Onya Ace
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Old 20th Sep 2008, 01:19
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acectc

na bo,why do you wana go and fly props anyway cuzz, with your expereience and skills props are not good enough bro, ring up air nz or qantas and see if they let you touch their rides?

eagle is kind enough to give GUYS LIKE YOURSELF an opportunity to fly a good machine, and now you come here with your f ked up attitude and say is eagle really the first step?how dear you!
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