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  1. https://careers.fedex.com/pilot-minimum-qualifications Not general at all. 500 TPIC required. All other requirements a regulatory—ATP, passport, etc. Competitive? I’d get a sponsor to provide a Primary Endorsement (PE). When hiring starts back up sometime in 2020 (we think), the first ones to get a call will most likely have a PE. The hiring landscape has certainly changed almost overnight. I’d expect the cargo outfits to be more selective now. All my opinion; no science there.
  2. http:// https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/29/coronavirus-prompts-united-airlines-to-offer-pilots-a-month-for-flight-cuts.html Is there even a grain of truth in this article?
  3. Corona virus route cancellations & 737 Max I’d guess? Hope it’s only a short respite. FedEx hasn’t had an Indoc class since Oct; rumormill says we’ll start normal indoc again sometime between Mar-Jun ‘20. There are 8 going to HKG in Mar ‘20...that part is not rumor. But real hiring beyond that? No pilot knows the answer.
  4. W T F http:///https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a31021542/planes-altitude-contrails-climate-change
  5. All the Sikhs I’ve worked with on international exercises are badass. They are a warrior class. I would be honored to have more of them working directly on the US side. We need a little more warrior, little less snowflake marshmallow as a crew force. Removing a religious barrier to get these guys working with us is a win. And if others get beards down the road, also neat. Not expected tho.
  6. Almost a CC https://www.newsweek.com/incoming-commander-air-force-one-base-jailed-child-pornography-1485839?utm_source=GoogleNewsstandUS&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Partnerships
  7. I like the Hitchhiker’s Guide “enough paperwork to impress a Vogon” in the writeup. Bogidope is doing something right!
  8. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/plane-crash-afghanistan-us-military-retrieves-bodies-crash-remains-mystery-taliban-claims-2020-01-28
  9. I’ve been unable to unsee the Death Star on the UAL tails for years. Also their salt/pepper shakers are mini-Death Stars in business class. I saw the black painted UAL Kylo-Ren 737 taking off yesterday in Newark. It was quite fitting.
  10. https://apple.news/AjqvMVaU6SiGCjFOLf9wonQ
  11. I’ve read that the Saudi student had been in PCola since 2017. I did half my UPT with the Navy, but not PCola. I know the Navy washback system was a bit less formal than the Air Force way. Still, 2 years in primary? Am I understanding that right? WTF
  12. He allegedly hosted parties beforehand. https://apnews.com/75a8adc71422596a54052540fabb7230
  13. He quoted UBL. WTF. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-florida-shooting/saudi-suspect-in-u-s-navy-base-attack-linked-to-anti-u-s-twitter-screed-idUSKBN1YB0FK
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