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Old 08-21-2016, 05:43 AM   #21  
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Funny you said that, I was flying the sim with auto pilot off and my partner goes, why did you turn the auto pilot off? I was like this is a sim and it's practice. Plus I am a helicopter guy.


You're a helicopter guy and you can fly airplanes?!?



I can say that, because I have a token helicopter guy as a friend... Really. [emoji854]


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Old 08-21-2016, 09:00 AM   #22  
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Helicopter guys...flying sh!t you can't since the 1930s!
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How accepting is AA with Military Rotor time? I'm a Hawk guy in the guard right now and most majors its +5 for being military and -10 for it being helicopter time haha
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How accepting is AA with Military Rotor time? I'm a Hawk guy in the guard right now and most majors its +5 for being military and -10 for it being helicopter time haha

True! It's hard stink to wash off! Better than being a nav though! [emoji51]

In all seriousness, my 'token' helicopter buddy is at AA. But he has heavy jet time too.






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Old 08-21-2016, 12:08 PM   #25  
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Helicopter time may help your overall airmanship, but AA, like many airlines, wants fixed multi-engine time. I only flew Hueys for 4 years so I didn't accumulate much RW time, but I did talk about how helicopter flying enhanced my overall skills during the interview.
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JetBlue is the only big airline that recognizes helo time.
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How accepting is AA with Military Rotor time? I'm a Hawk guy in the guard right now and most majors its +5 for being military and -10 for it being helicopter time haha
Did C-12s for shore duty and picked up 999 FW hours.

Went to Eagle first, then U S Air who was hiring 100 a month back in 1999. Delta didn't like it. ******* interviewer's first question was how much single engine jet time do you have.
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Thanks for the reply guys. During my interview to enter the 121 world I was asked if my helicopter time should be counted like fixed wing time. I said yes, because the only difference between a helicopter and airplane is in take off and landing. Everything else in between is just like an airplane is flown. I was told that no they are not the same, because if I get confused on an approach I can just stop and figure it out! You know, on approach... In IMC... Just stop... I just bit my lip and moved on!
I figure JetBlue is the next step. I hate the idea of giving up 1000 hours because I have the rotor smell to me!
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Thanks for the reply guys. During my interview to enter the 121 world I was asked if my helicopter time should be counted like fixed wing time. I said yes, because the only difference between a helicopter and airplane is in take off and landing. Everything else in between is just like an airplane is flown. I was told that no they are not the same, because if I get confused on an approach I can just stop and figure it out! You know, on approach... In IMC... Just stop... I just bit my lip and moved on!
I figure JetBlue is the next step. I hate the idea of giving up 1000 hours because I have the rotor smell to me!
What airline was that?
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