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Atlas Hiring

LJ45SNA

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Hey anyone have any info on Atlas hiring, lifestyle, bases, quality of life and so on, hiring mins?
 

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From Atlasair.com:

Atlas Air does not currently have any open flight crew positions and is not accepting resumes.

From Polaraircargo.com:

Polar Air does not currently have any open flight crew positions and is not accepting resumes.

:erm:
 

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For the Atlas pilots out there, I realize that the 200s are being phased out gradually, but what is the lifestyle/schedule like on the Classics vs. the 400 nowadays? Do all pilots still fly roughly 14-17 days in a row away from home or can you get blocks of days at home in between longer trips (i.e., 7 days on, 3-4 days off, etc.)? Should you just plan to be gone for a few weeks in a row every month or is there some variety in schedules?

Just trying to understand the lifestyle implications for newbie Atlas pilots when hiring begins down the road.
 

SMOE

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From Atlasair.com:

Atlas Air does not currently have any open flight crew positions and is not accepting resumes.

From Polaraircargo.com:

Polar Air does not currently have any open flight crew positions and is not accepting resumes.

:erm:

FWIW: Personal friend of Polar CP told me Polar will resume hiring in about 8 months
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

Theoretically, you can get two blocks in a row, and so end up on the road for 30+ days in a row.

cliff
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sgu

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For the Atlas pilots out there, I realize that the 200s are being phased out gradually, but what is the lifestyle/schedule like on the Classics vs. the 400 nowadays? Do all pilots still fly roughly 14-17 days in a row away from home or can you get blocks of days at home in between longer trips (i.e., 7 days on, 3-4 days off, etc.)? Should you just plan to be gone for a few weeks in a row every month or is there some variety in schedules?

Just trying to understand the lifestyle implications for newbie Atlas pilots when hiring begins down the road.

The Classic up until Q4 was quite slow. There is definitely an uptick for the -200. STN has been closed so 17 days in a row is not the "majority" although it definitely still happens. Changes are under way at Atlas so we can revisit these questions probably by spring to get a more accurate picture to what is going on. We have 39 furloughees still out, I hope recalls are in their future soon. It'll be great if we see any hiring in 2010.
 

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There are persistent rumors of a light twin in Atlas's future. Polar hiring, only to replace some leaving. No growth at Polar, six planes is it.
 

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I would have your resume up to date. word is we(polar) will add 2 more 400`s to take us to 8. 10 captain upgrades starting after new year. you could see the resume window open here soon. hope it helps..
 

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What is the status of the Atlas/Polar world as pertains to hiring? A while back I think I remember that it was to be all one pool with the coming merger. Is that the case or are there still two separate pilot groups?
 
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waazzuuuup!!

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Whoever says Polar will be hiring needs to be drug tested for cheap imitation Chinese crack cocaine.

They are simply overstaffed. Most of them can't break guarantee.

Don't hold your breath!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

aveator

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well,, then i guess i need a random drug test. so if you dont break guarantee you`re overstaffed? hmmm, reserves are flying and getting extended(more cash),,the average line value is 70hrs, 5hrs above guarantee,,,, so maybe you need the drug test.
 

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aveator,
Sounds like good news. I was just referring to previous statements by AAWW management that Polar would remain a 6 airplane operation. Any extra flying would be ACMI'd to Atlas. Things change. With DHL as 49% owner, anything could happen. Ask the ASTAR and ABX guys what they think of DHL.

With some growth at Atlas (SONAIR) and at Polar, things are looking up.

Any idea where the two planes are coming from?
 

aveator

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this is aviation,,things change by the minute. hopefully things are turning for the better. time will tell. take care
 

waazzuuuup!!

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I've flown 200 hours this whole year and never been extended!!!!!
 

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...peace Daugh!! were TWWA?
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

Any sign of recalls to get the rest of the pilots back? I think there are about 25 still on furlough???

cliff
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aveator

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at atlas? i think so. once they get the passenger gig up and running, that should get the rest of the guys off the street at atlas. i believe it starts in the first quarter of 2010.....
 
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