LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1114 times:
Just curious. We have CEO's and Presidents doubling as Captains for their respective airlines. Any other positions that pilots hold within the airline while still retaining their flying duties? Do they get two salaries? I don't suppose other airline staff can have two jobs within their airline. Why pilots?
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1080 times:
I don't know about the pay. Jim Rankin, the president of Skyway Airlines, was an MD-80 captain for Midwest Express while he was interim president. He did quit his pilot duties to be the full time president of Skyway though. Mayeb this is a rare happening, who knows.
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2565 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
They sometimes get involved with the training department too. We have a captain who is director of flight standards, and another in charge of training. In general though, line captains, especially union pilots, are not allowed to be in the union and in management at the same time.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 999 times:
I hear that pilots even occupy non operations related positions - like auditing - in the airline. What I mean to say is that it is OK for pilots to be considered as managers of their plane and flight. But often they do not know how an airline really works from a marketing, sales and ticketing point of view. But some pilots give the impression that they should have the last word in everything from inflight services to ground ops and more. I don't think this should be the case. I was just wondering how things are in other airlines.
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 951 times:
Wow, thats pretty cool. I live about 1.5 hours fly from there over in Williston, ND.
I'll be there next week on Tuesday evening (flying in on Big Sky), Wednesday morning (flying out on United), then the next week on Tuesday evening (flying back in on United), and finally on Wednesday morning again (going home on Big Sky)....
Let me know if you are going to be there on those days...