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  1. user912

    Looking for an old Politically Incorrect UAL poem

    I think the fact that they’ll get you canned faster than a Holocaust joke and people will only share them privately tells you there’s something to them.
  2. user912

    Looking for an old Politically Incorrect UAL poem

    It was a military F/0 who broke the fin off the AA Airbus. That's quite a contrast to the stories that abound about civilian females. glasspilot1: There was nothing in my box
  3. user912

    Style Question

    Sure works.
  4. user912

    Style Question

    Strolling through the ORD terminal, I was reminded that nearly all RJ crews fasten both buttons of their single breasted jackets. Is this mandated by Scope clauses to keep you from looking like higher paid mainline pilots or are these your first suits? Thanks in advance.
  5. user912

    Looking for an old Politically Incorrect UAL poem

    Yes, also Delta and more recently FedEx. I'm not trying to debate the merits of hiring any group here. Just documenting attitudes
  6. user912

    Looking for an old Politically Incorrect UAL poem

    Back in the late nineties /early 2000; definitely pre-9/11 there was a popular poem going around on the old AOL aviation boards. Affirmative Action hiring was what everyone was talking about when they had nothing else to talk about. This poem was told from the perspective of a self...
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    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    Found outside the confines of FI the demands of regional aviation with its compressed training schedules can be a rude awakening. When the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle (AMR) got the Eagle pilots to sign an 18 year contract it did so not by offering better working...
  8. user912

    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    Which would be a very valid consideration if the airlines only had 100hr pilots to choose from.
  9. user912

    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    Anyone ever meet Sully? A really dry wit. Once when asked if the lack of pilots coming out of the military would make the airlines less safe (because we all know that only a fighter jock could ditch) he said, "Well.... to be honest, I learned a lot more about energy management teaching in...
  10. user912

    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    From the mouth of a civilian friend FedEx did hire: military pilots (he can only confirm F16 pilots) get a different sim evaluation for one thing. After a few beers and ribs they revealed a lot to him.
  11. user912

    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    I don't have data but I read an interesting anecdote. Back when American's FEs started to flow back to Eagle, the old TWA guys had a much easier time than the "hired not acquired" SkyNazis. You see, with nothing but military time, that RJ was a real female dog for those fighter jocks.
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    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    Unqualified but not Incapable That should be the military only pilot's motto and it ain't necessarily a bad thing either. UAL's 400hr wonders back in the day were also Unqualified but not Incapable. As are many hired to fill quotas (nearly all I've flown with have been motivated and capable)...
  13. user912

    FAA bans personal use of PEDs by pilots

    What's next. No nose picking?
  14. user912

    Air Force to UAL New Hire

    Bingo! US commercial aviation?s love affair with the military is, however, about more than just avoiding the costs of training pilots. While it?s true that one can hardly distinguish the background of a pilot after a few years with an airline, as new hires, military pilots are often the least...
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    Does anyone know what the UAL min reqs will be?

    Look, the military takes people with NO EXPERIENCE as do some of the largest airlines in the world. It's all about what they want. The inexperienced can be conditioned and molded. It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks and no chief pilot wants to hire his replacement (unless he's planning...
  16. user912

    Does anyone know what the UAL min reqs will be?

    Legacy carriers, where progression can be slow, can afford to take on people without PIC time, or jet time. Heck, they can even take people directly from the military who can't talk on the radio and who would get lost at ORD. It's those shaky startups that pay crap (except in the 1st year) and...
  17. user912

    Does anyone know what the UAL min reqs will be?

    quit b1tchin' and stick it to the Man! Here we go: Military vs. Civilian It was Delta then, FedEx now.. Don't forget pilots who were too tall or too short or who whistled through their nostrils. They need their shot at the majors. Fat chance that's going to happen. What a sadistic...
  18. user912

    Funny SWA Kernal Clip

    ROTFLMAO Those guys are great especially in the right seat watching them struggle to talk on the radio at the bigger airports. But, they've got all the pax and media believing their PR. Remember how we were told that Sully was only about to ditch that bus 'cause he went to the Zoo...
  19. user912

    Sully to the rescue again!

    You got that right! He hasn't hogged his 15 minutes of fame for himself. He's used it for the betterment of the profession: So why is Sullenberger, who never put himself on a pedestal higher than others, a hero to so many airline pilots? Simply put, it’s because he has used his fame to...
  20. user912

    American or Southwest?

    SWA pilots on Foodstamps? Never A couple years ago, I mentioned here an article where the author spread the blame for what has gone wrong with the airlines. Alex Jones might see a conspiracy everywhere, but a least he doesn't have these blinders which lead him to conclude "it's all the GOP's...
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