I’ll never understand it. Any part of it besides the usual “we need people” desperation that’s always plagued C5. And when the expansion was started, they were really desperate for instructors. Because as usual, they didn’t have the forethought to ramp up hiring before trying to bring the airplanes online.I just have a hard time thinking how this could have escaped the imagination of the MEC while literally everyone else was eating a turd sandwich. Why do these jabronis get to keep their salaries while line pilots are furloughed? It's not like it wasn't a point of contention for years.
United didn’t help that one either due to the unreasonable timeframe they gave C5, which again speaks to the problem of having all the eggs in one basket. UA gave C5 a lot of leeway early on with the 145 operation because it was awful. Honestly, I’m surprised we didn’t “die” then.