Can confirm. We've known about it for a while but haven't been allowed to talk about it. New colors are orange and gray. Uniforms are changing as well.
What's new here? We all get a Stratus in the plane now which is awesome. Way better than the ADS-B on the GNS430 in my opinion. They're still hiring like crazy here and they're really short on pilots. CFIIs and MEIs are being fast tracked into instrument and commercial standardization immediately. Stanz is kind of slow because they don't have enough stanz instructors and new hires get to sit around and drink beer and get paid for a month. Also, seems like one person every other new hire class washes out of training either because they suck at flying or they have a bad attitude and get confrontational.
New CEO is really nice and seems to care about us - he doesn't have an aviation background but he admits that and he's really big on safety. He invited the FAA over to talk to us and had all the managers and himself leave the room so we could freely address our concerns. It was nice.
Not much different other than that. Still ramping out with 3 deferred items including a broken AC on the regular. Still really liking it here though.
For those of you familiar with the Phoenix valley foreign student gigs, given the opportunity to instruct at either CAE Oxford at FFZ or Transpac at DVT, which would you choose? Lots of info on JC about both of these operations, so I apologize if I'm beating a dead horse.
My objective is to reach ATP mins for a regional as quickly as possible while maintaining some modicum of QOL in the process. It seems that both have their pros and cons so I'm interested in the feedback of those in the JC community that have experience with either one or both.
It's just temporary housing for 5 weeks when you first come here. They put you in a 3 bedroom apartment with 5 other people. The beds are terrible but it's nice to have while you look for your own place.
I got a one bedroom for $650/month and it was about 5 minutes from DVT. Pretty affordable around the area. You can get a nicer apartment and pay more (like Aspire, even though I think those are over priced where the students are). The place of had wasn't the worst place but it was not really the best. A bit run down, very hot in the summer, some weird neighbors. In the end though it was great for the pay you make there.
Plus do you really want to come back to your apartment where all your students are at? I heard that's pretty annoying for guys who live at Aspire.