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by ual763
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 31
Views: 5096

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/07/18/u ... arter.html

Here’s a nice short video with some of Oscar’s takes on the results.
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https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/07/18/u ... arter.html

Here’s a nice short video with some of Oscar’s takes on the results.

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by ual763
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn’t the US Have an Intl. Aviation Trade/Airshow?
Replies: 10
Views: 1851

Why Doesn’t the US Have an Intl. Aviation Trade/Airshow?

Exactly as the title states, why doesn’t the United States play host to a large international tradeshow and airshow such as Farnborough, Paris, Singapore, Dubai, etc.? We obviously have Oshkosh & Sun ‘n’ Fun, which are great, but are mostly geared towards GA aircraft. None of the airlines show u...

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by ual763
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius, South African Airways, RwandAir and Kenya Airways to launch alliance
Replies: 13
Views: 2013

Re: Air Mauritius, South African Airways, RwandAir and Kenya Airways to launch alliance

Wish Air Namibia would join an alliance! My favorite African Airline!

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by ual763
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!
Replies: 153
Views: 9061

Re: Southwest Airlines going Peanut Free!

For God sakes, so because a few people have peanut allergies, the rest of us get punished. Typical. What about the person that brings their own snack mix on board that includes peanuts? The truth of the matter is people with allergies have to be careful. There will always be a risk, so they should j...

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by ual763
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?
Replies: 39
Views: 5484

Will Anchorage Ever Get An Asia Non-Stop?

Just as the title says, I am wondering if there are currently any plans in the works for Anchorage to get a non-stop passenger flight to Asia? Surely with the 737 Max and A321NEO, this kind of route would be viable compared to the heavies China Airlines used to send in. There’s definitely no shortag...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Crew bases at non-hubs
Replies: 24
Views: 2967

Re: Regional Crew bases at non-hubs

KICT wrote:
This really is nothing new. Freedom Air had a MCO base while they were flying.
Air Wisconsin used to have a ORF crew base.


Air Wisconsin also offers a MKE base now for pilots and FAs. I believe that MKE is a MX base for them too, but I could be wrong.

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by ual763
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 4293

Re: Northeast US Heat Wave & Effects on ULH Flights

I would think just the opposite and that the regionals that are pushed to the max would have more difficulties. Think Phoenix... Anyway, its not really crazy heat. Its in the 90's, its the east coast. What do people expect? 70's and 80's every day? Nothing new for us here. The weather channel and w...

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by ual763
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 10604

Re: OAG Changes 7/1/2018: B6 Drops FLL-STI; UA Drops Routes or Misfile?;UA Adds LAX-MMH; AA Adds PHX-YEG for Winter

CMI is surprising, as this was one of the markets Kirby specifically mentioned he was going to enter in order for UA to better compete with AA in the local Midwest region. Looks like AA won that battle.

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by ual763
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 21686

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Rumors swirling again that Southwest is looking to merge or acquire Hawaiian Airlines as the company has announced internally that they are ceasing all hiring effective immediately. Rumors on Delta Airline pilot forums that Delta will be securing approx 25 717’s from another carrier. Thoughts? So i...

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by ual763
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

You've been on this forum 15 years... let's not pretend you don't know who Zach Honig is... To me, he definitely comes across as being an over entitled pr%% and a professional instigator.[/quote I have been on this forum for a while too and I check it on a daily basis and i honestly don't know know...

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by ual763
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This is for all the naysayers....

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by ual763
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

DL: Can we see your resume? Her: (slides it over on the desk) DL: (eyes widen) ...yeah ma'am I'm sorry but this isn't what we're looking for. (places resume in the "Nope" folder) That made me laugh. Today going over some of the tweets directed at Zach have made me pretty sad. Most people ...

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by ual763
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Hi, i am a flight attendant working for another airline in another country. Our priority is safety and nothing else. Offering food and drinks is secondary. Trainers tell us that very often. All that means, is that if you are in the middle of food/beverage service and an emergency may happen, you ar...

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by ual763
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

The story has been picked up by Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/06/20/united-airlines-flight-attendant-slams-travel-writer-for-tweeting-about-bad-service.html And Travel Pulse: https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/united-flight-attendant-attacks-reporter-on-twitter-over-bad-service...

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by ual763
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 779
Views: 76789

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

Let the process begin! Emailed out today http://i65.tinypic.com/2mhzlzd.jpg Interesting that they included a proviso for local participation, no matter who the leads the design: "...teams will be strongly incentivized to commit to mentoring two or more small, local firms." Very exciting n...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This guy literally makes a living from creating and looking for trouble and boosting traffic to the blog. I’ve flown on UA over 300 times and never had anything significant to complain. Mind you post it here. This is an individual trip that FAs f’d up, hardly concerns Civil Aviation as a whole. I d...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

This should simply be discussed in Trip Reports not Civil Aviation. Over there we have First/Business/Elites etc foaming. Here we usually discuss Civil Aviation issues which the cocktails of some disgruntled passenger is simply not the place. UA's bad policies and lack of FA's "proper service&...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

More traffic for his blog... Except it wasn’t on the blog. This was his personal Twitter account. The point is, he can now write a blog post about his poor experience, and also Gianna’s ridiculing of him, and it could really hurt the company. That is why everyone except you appears to be upset. Whi...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

It would seem as if Gianna’s twitter account has been deleted

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Entitled, over-privileged and spoiled brats who are zero benefit to society. Let’s get outraged Mr Zach didn’t get his alcohol proper. Oh the tragedy, all the dead children in Iraq and Syria could use a proper Old Fashioned fart. I mean once he started looking into what FAs eat, cause nice meals ar...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Reminds me of trip I took from IAH to EWR few months back. I was in FIRST ROW of economy plus. I asked for a cheeseburger. Nope, they were all gone already, having been given to first class. The FAs told me they only loaded like three of each purchasable item. And for some reason they went to first...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

United has an Old Fashioned now? How’s it taste? It’s actually really good, other than the fact that they misspelled whiskey on the bottle. It says Whiskye... Perhaps deliberate, because it doesn't meet the legal definition of whiskey? I don’t know. It just had the cocktail name in big letters and ...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 231
Views: 24859

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

September11 wrote:
Fex180 wrote:
ual763 wrote:
This is very interesting! And exciting! Can’t wait to see their livery


Bright Orange with white accents, like the soft drink of the same name .....or their precursor Skybus :P



JetOrange?


There is already an Orange Air in the USA doing charge MD-80 flights.

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 231
Views: 24859

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

This is very interesting! And exciting! Can’t wait to see their livery

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

That said, with all due respect to the O/P, I do think you’re making too much out of it...but just a little. I’m not as livid as I was last night. But, I’m still quite mad. The reason being, she paints every single employee at United in a bad light whether that was her intention or not. Zach is THE...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

United has an Old Fashioned now? How’s it taste? It’s actually really good, other than the fact that they misspelled whiskey on the bottle. It says Whiskye... But, first customers don’t notice that, because the FAs pour it into a glass. In economy, you’re just given a plastic cup with ice and the p...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Wow.. I'm usually pretty pro-employee, and even that they're responsible for safety first before service. However I just think her tact here is horrible. I don't think shes is horrendously wrong in some of her comments, (especially on the food thing, if an FA hasn't eaten due to a flight delay etc,...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

Forgot to post this one. So the FAs were eating the candied orange peels... Awesome Service!... I mean, if the FAs are too damn lazy to present the SIGNATURE cocktail in the correct manner, and just eat the garnish themselves as a snack, what's the point of even having a signature cocktail? Why pay ...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

And just to show that she is a United FA (She denied it), she apparently forgot about these gems on her twitter page...

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by ual763
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65298

The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I don't typically bash on United, as many of you know. However, this latest episode even has me fuming. I am literally so embarrassed after having read through this. On twitter yesterday, Zach Honig, a United Million Miler and travel blogger extraordinaire who is partial to United, tweeted about a n...

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by ual763
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28166

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Had a chuckle about how they talk about being Seattle's "global" airline, and now that "global" airline won't be flying to HKG. Crazy to think DL metal won't be in HKG. Is a flight to HKG what makes a carrier global or not? Well, if you go to Hong Kong, you’ll see sign after sig...

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by ual763
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9510

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

I was on the inaugural flight today from IAH-MCO. As you can see from the T/O data below, the B737MAX-9 is still a dog on departure just like it’s older brother. This takeoff data makes for rather good comparisons as there was 0 wind today. We were even 30 thousand plus pounds under MTOW. But as so...

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by ual763
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service
Replies: 68
Views: 9510

Re: 737 Max 9 North America inaugural service

I was on the inaugural flight today from IAH-MCO. As you can see from the T/O data below, the B737MAX-9 is still a dog on departure just like it’s older brother. This takeoff data makes for rather good comparisons as there was 0 wind today. We were even 30 thousand plus pounds under MTOW. But as som...

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by ual763
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Question: OTS = off the street, right? Does that equal “minority?” No it does not equal minority. But the problem is that the FAA has openly admitted that they are giving preference to “OTS” in an effort to diversify (aka hire more minorities) the workforce. So yes, I guess in the FAAs mind it does...

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by ual763
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Question: OTS = off the street, right? Does that equal “minority?” No it does not equal minority. But the problem is that the FAA has openly admitted that they are giving preference to “OTS” in an effort to diversify (aka hire more minorities) the workforce. So yes, I guess in the FAAs mind it does...

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by ual763
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

No, the problem is with your belief that the half that fail are the diverse enrollees. Whatever, look at the academy failure rates. Guess who the majority are? It’s the OTS people. As I’ve said before in this thread, once they get to their facility, washout rates are similar between OTS and CTI/Pri...

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by ual763
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

No, the problem is with your belief that the half that fail are the diverse enrollees. Whatever, look at the academy failure rates. Guess who the majority are? It’s the OTS people. As I’ve said before in this thread, once they get to their facility, washout rates are similar between OTS and CTI/Pri...

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by ual763
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

I don’t buy the safety risk. You still gotta pass the academy and certify your facility. They certainly aren’t a pushing people through training. Half the people fail in the academy alone. And that’s where the problem lies. Maybe we should be sending the people to the academy that will pass instead...

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by ual763
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

I don’t buy the safety risk. You still gotta pass the academy and certify your facility. They certainly aren’t a pushing people through training. Half the people fail in the academy alone. And that’s where the problem lies. Maybe we should be sending the people to the academy that will pass instead...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Wrong. Pool 1 gets to skip the questionarre all together and go straight to the aptitude test. I just went through it all and hired under the 2016 bid. What do you mean by Pool 1? It’s my understanding that Prior Experience/Military skips questionnaire, but CTIs are different and still take it just...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

And to further clarify, I was told by an FAA HR rep that after failing the first time, I would be better served by applying in the OTS bid when it came out again. That’s what I did, and I still failed the BioQ. Maybe being more comfortable in a treehouse was the wrong answer... Sure, I could keep on...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Edit: I just saw ual763’s post above mine and I was under the impression that program was done, but apparently maybe it’s not. I have been in the agency for about 12 years at a level 12 facility and to be honest no one ever really talks about the hiring process so I don’t even know what’s going on....

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Is there any evidence that the CTI graduates have a better pass rate at the academy in OKC or have fewer washouts at their facility? Full disclosure: I'm a white, male, college educated, gainfully employed, ATP holder who passed the application and BQ section a few years ago (and decided against ta...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Edit: I just saw ual763’s post above mine and I was under the impression that program was done, but apparently maybe it’s not. I have been in the agency for about 12 years at a level 12 facility and to be honest no one ever really talks about the hiring process so I don’t even know what’s going on....

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Edit: I just saw ual763’s post above mine and I was under the impression that program was done, but apparently maybe it’s not. I have been in the agency for about 12 years at a level 12 facility and to be honest no one ever really talks about the hiring process so I don’t even know what’s going on....

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

Yeah that whole hiring process was bad news and I’m glad that didn’t last long. I don’t care what race you are......a person that has prior experience, college degree, pilots, military....absolutely should get priority over an off the street hire. Hire all those candidates first then do whatever th...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

I assumed all the questions on that assessment were meant to assess your mental capacity and establish the pattern in which you think rather than to weed out CTI candidates-at least that's the feeling I got when I took it last year. I have no real world aviation experience whatsoever and I got pick...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

I assumed all the questions on that assessment were meant to assess your mental capacity and establish the pattern in which you think rather than to weed out CTI candidates-at least that's the feeling I got when I took it last year. I have no real world aviation experience whatsoever and I got pick...

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by ual763
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged
Replies: 88
Views: 9442

Re: FAA ATC Diversity Efforts Challenged

They brought back the college preference 2 years ago though so I don’t see why the lawsuit is still relevant. That’s all fine and dandy, but what about the thousands of people who were extremely qualified for the position, but then in those 2 years where they were doing this stupid questionnaire, t...

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