FedEx requires 3 recs now?

Jetdriver69

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Like half the pilots out there, I'm trying to get on with FedEx. One of my sponsors told me last night that to be considered you are now required three letters of rec from current FedEx pilots. I'm in the process of contacting a third guy I know, but how long has the three letter rule been around. No wonder I haven't heard from recruiting. Thanks.

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I'm in the same boat...trying to "find" a third recommendation
 

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Jetdriver69 said:
Like half the pilots out there, I'm trying to get on with FedEx. One of my sponsors told me last night that to be considered you are now required three letters of rec from current FedEx pilots. I'm in the process of contacting a third guy I know, but how long has the three letter rule been around. No wonder I haven't heard from recruiting. Thanks.

jet

It has always been 3 recs. The online application has space for 3 FedEx pilots and their employee number who will vouch for you. It has always been policy that one of the 3 must have flown with you. No changes that I'm aware of.:)
 

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Jetdriver69

For what its worth:

The 3 rec requirement is at least relatively new. Had 2 close friends (both got hired) interview July 2004 with only one rec. Also, my sponsor was surprised by it. He called me out of the blue with the news about 2 weeks ago. The only way he knew was when he tried to set up the little advance meeting with a CP.
 

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Do those three folks get a request to fill out a recommendation automatically or does the applicant need to remind them to please go fill out an online rec?
 

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. It has always been policy that one of the 3 must have flown with you. No changes that I'm aware of.:)
Jethro,
my bud over at FedEx was told last week that NOT one, but TWO of the folks recommending someone have to have flown with that person. I think Im getting vertigo from all the confusion:D :confused: .
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nothing new

3 LORs is not new. Like stated above, there has always been space for 3. Pilots have been hired with less, but remember that there is no magic hours/background/#LORs that automatically makes you a candidate. The more competitive you are, the better your chances. If there is space for 3 LORs then get 3! Can you get hired with less? Yes. Does having more increase your chances? Yes. Having LORs from guys you flew with will help even more, but don't skip non-flying LORs as they can help.

The point I'm trying to make is do everything in your power to make you a better candidate and you will get the nod.

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Just curious but how would get to know 3 Fedex pilots that will vouch for you and recomend you if have never flown with fedex or been around any of the pilots? This may be a dumb question but I am lost...
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QuasarZ said:
Just curious but how would get to know 3 Fedex pilots that will vouch for you and recomend you if have never flown with fedex or been around any of the pilots? This may be a dumb question but I am lost...
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No Dumb questions, only Dumb people. Just Kidding.

You fly with some one in a prior life who gets on with FedEx, then he recommends you. Its called Networking.
 

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HoursHore said:
No Dumb questions, only Dumb people. Just Kidding.

You fly with some one in a prior life who gets on with FedEx, then he recommends you. Its called Networking.
Figured so.. just wondering if there were any other ways
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Seems kind of a dumb rule to me. So, say no one from my regional gets on with Fedex. How am I supposed to get hired if no one whe's there right now has flown with me?
 

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turbodriver said:
Seems kind of a dumb rule to me. So, say no one from my regional gets on with Fedex. How am I supposed to get hired if no one whe's there right now has flown with me?
You can't
 

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DOes anybody know if this is true for UPS as well or with any major carrier?
 

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The good ol' boy network is alive and well.

Network, network, network, network...
 

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That's exactly right.

I bid down to Memphis SPECIFICALLY to get in position to network better at FedEx. Since then I've run into one guy I'd flown with at Flexjet (one down, one more to go) and am looking for a guy I flew with at Express One, but the biggest problem I'm running into here at PCL is that I hired into the CA seat, so I never flew with our CURRENT Captains who are going over.

It's ALL about the networking at FedEx and I'm working my tail off trying to do it! If you can't find a way to do it, there's not much hope (I've been applying for 5 years and flew the 727 for a couple years and can't get the call without the LOR's).
 

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turbodriver said:
Seems kind of a dumb rule to me. So, say no one from my regional gets on with Fedex. How am I supposed to get hired if no one whe's there right now has flown with me?
Well apparently its not that dumb since people are doing it. We are hiring 30 a month, and all those people found three people they knew at FedEx including a guy willing to take their stuff into a chief pilot and vouch for them. Lots ' o ' pure civilian guiys too, although most have a mix.
 

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Is there a website where I can see the names on your pilot senority list to see if I know anyone there? Thanks
 

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billjohnson321 said:
this is ridiculous,its just boxes.
Are you suggesting that what you carry behind the cockpit door has an effect on the required skill level of the pilots? For example an American Airlines A300 with passengers is inherently more difficult to fly than a FedEx A300 with cargo?

Does that mean that an empty passenger plane is easier to fly than a full one? What if you have the president on board, is it harder to land? What if we were carrying diamonds or gold....then would we require better pilots?

One thing worth noting, airlines do not give you a refund if you don't get to your destination on time.....we do.

The only thing ridiculous is your quote.....if you really feel that way don't apply.
 
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