My kind of FOD!
- Dec 29, 2004
- Total Time
- 18k ?
Just asking an honest question.....
Thanks for the reply, I'll do the back search as suggested.Can't really say anything new that hasn't been said here before, so grab a beer or three and use the search button above for ATI, as there's a lot of info going back to 2002. Bottom line, though, is it's actually pretty good. We've recalled everyone that was furloughed (everyone came back - a first, I believe, but given the current hiring state industry-wide...), and are a few weeks from a new hire class of poolies that have been treading water since last summer. Next class slated for January, if things pan out for some 767s that we're in line for. BAX is in a state of flux, which is nothing new, but perhaps more so now than ever before with some interesting ties with the DHL system. I have heard (no confirmation) that BAX signed a facilities agreement with TOL through 2013, so that's at least a positive indicator. The phone seems to be ringing more often for charter work, too.
If you got an app in during the window (that just closed), then you're at least a step closer.
Couldn't of said it better then that!I was'nt there long as I was a part of the great purge of 2001. I was only there about 18 months but a finer bunch of aviators would be hard to find. I would still be there had I not been furloughed in 2001. Good luck and have fun in the DC-8, Great Airplane!
I was a commuter scum when I went to ATI, and basically knew three things about the company:
1. I'd be flying the DC-8.
2. There'd be some international flying involved.
3. A suspicion that any pilots still flying around in an -'8, must the kind of aviators I'd want to have a beer with.
In a nutshell, that's basically what happened! After my first few "tours" there, I seem to have recieved (in addition,) a refresher course in Private Pilot, Instrument, Commercial Pilot Ground School, a lesson in Foreign Relations, worldwide salary rates of working women, and something akin to English dialect speech rocognition for Aviators! Did I miss something, Dave?
And yes, I was something of an "end comsumer" of Nervous vinyl.