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Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by ppragman, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. SurferLucas

    SurferLucas Southern Gentleman

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    I can’t help ya there sport, I can just tell you I’ve had my fair share of CATIII days where Skywest is going elsewhere...and with so many PDX-SEA shuttle flights now on the Bro-Jet, well...give it a week of good temp inversion and AS will feel the pain.

    There’s a reason why AS and QX have HUD’s...I just flew with the guy instrumental with getting them here, it took some coaxing, but AS saw the benefit. Hopefully they don’t relearn a lesson of not having the capability.
     
  2. WS

    WS Well-Known Member

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    CAT III approaches are great... when we have enough pilots to actually do any flying!
     
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  3. JDean3204

    JDean3204 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing has been said about recruiting numbers other than "We are doing great at recruiting since the pay raise". I was actually in the first Q class just a week after the pay raise. Looking at the seniority list I now have roughly 100 people below me. At an airline with only 700(ish) pilots that seems pretty decent right? Many are showing up to actually fly the Q now as well, class sizes are 12+ vs the 8 or less they had for over a year.
     
  4. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    HQ seems to be full of new pilots every week. My class has around 12 people in it.
     
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  5. WS

    WS Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like classes have been full and they're starting to catch up, but there's still a long way to go. Looks like we aren't canceling dozens of flights per day anymore, but I think that has more to do with them preemptively canceling all of the open time a couple weeks ago, and our reduced schedule that has already been slashed several times. From what I'm seeing in PDX, we are flying barely half of what we were a year ago.

    There are lots of new folks on the seniority list, but I think a huge number of them are still in training, or on IOE.
     
  6. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    Yep. There are still lots of us in the training pipeline. Right now I am on a three week break between finishing the accelerated groundschool and starting VPT.

    I dont think people are used to this new training program. There are still a few things I dont have access to like FLICA.
     
  7. SurferLucas

    SurferLucas Southern Gentleman

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    I'm trying to get online so I can train up y'all newbies :D
     
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  8. ASpilot2be

    ASpilot2be SF340 CA

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    Hurry up slacker!
     
  9. deadpixel

    deadpixel Well-Known Member

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    As a passenger in the PNW the scheduling issues have forced me to find alternative means of travel. Being at an outstation doesn't help as well (been a lot of preemptive cancellations). Having to rely on DL more frequently and then driving as we're getting to the point where I can't fly unless I have a TTx with me.

    Hoping they can get the staffing issues fixed in a reasonable time..holiday season is a bad time to be low on staff.
     
  10. Griever

    Griever Well-Known Member

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    Lucas, when do southerners use "all y'all" vs "y'all?"

    Serious question.
     
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  11. SurferLucas

    SurferLucas Southern Gentleman

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    Y'all = 2-4 people
    All y'all = Group of 5 of more

    Y'all all = When telling a group they need to do something "Y'all all need to do more open time flying"

    ;)
     
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  12. Acrofox

    Acrofox All fox

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    Eh. I'm kinda picky about that.

    Where I come from, "Yall" = "You and your group," where as "All yall" = "You, your group, and those like it."

    We don't say "Yall all." At most, we'll say "All-uh-yall"

    -Fox
     
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  13. SurferLucas

    SurferLucas Southern Gentleman

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    Bless your heart
     
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  14. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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    Lol, be nice. :)
     
  15. SeanD

    SeanD Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this is how we explain it in Virginia also. One I don't quite get is "Youins" "Yuns" Pennsylvania style.
     
  16. Acrofox

    Acrofox All fox

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    Hey now. As long as you're not using "Yall" to refer to a single person, we're ok. :|
     
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    In which case, "y'all" = "You People". Could definitely be treading dangerous waters.
     
  18. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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    You people???

    Racist!

    :aghast:
     
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