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tm602
12-26-2017, 01:47 PM
Hi all,

Is it OK with them to lump all the light piston to just 2 categories of SE Piston and ME Piston? I have 27 different types of aircraft flown and that would take me beyond the window close date to seperate.

Thanks


Tango86
12-26-2017, 02:07 PM
To my knowledge, the Pilot Credentials flight time format and the preference encourage time by type.

Iíd submit what you have in the two basic categories for now (to make the window) but still go through the exercise of separating your time by type so that you can update the PC app when youíve completed the process.

Going the extra mile and being able to document your entire flying experience will help your chances.

Just my thoughts.


T86

tm602
12-26-2017, 02:15 PM
I'd love to but its going to take a loooot of time (so much dual given in so many types). Once its submitted I'll update it after I can transfer it all to Logbook Pro. Right now I just want to meet the deadline.


Sike
12-26-2017, 03:28 PM
I've got my mine split into SE piston and ME piston as well. Love to hear what they prefer.

Jeff Lebowski
12-26-2017, 04:36 PM
I've got my mine split into SE piston and ME piston as well. Love to hear what they prefer.

That's how I broke it down. They don't care if it's a Seminole or a Seneca, a Warrior or an Arrow. It's all equally worthless (I joke ... sort of).

They were cool with it.

Sike
12-26-2017, 04:45 PM
That's how I broke it down. They don't care if it's a Seminole or a Seneca, a Warrior or an Arrow. It's all equally worthless (I joke ... sort of).

They were cool with it.Good to know! That's exactly what I was thinking.

Fly603
12-28-2017, 08:25 AM
I have a similar situation. I broke out all the different aircraft by type if I had more than 5 hours in it. Anything less, I put in groups of similar types (SE tri-gear, SE tailwheel, Light ME piston) I did put all C-150/172s together and PA-28 variants together in their own groups. I figure if they see how much effort I put into giving them the detailed info they're asking for, maybe they'll assume I'll put in the extra effort if they hire me. It was a lengthy process but the potential benefit is huge. Fingers crossed.

Herc130AV8R
12-28-2017, 08:52 AM
I have flown 20+ C-130 variants. Would I need to break those out by each variant or call it all "C-130"?

RJSAviator76
12-28-2017, 09:23 AM
I have flown 20+ C-130 variants. Would I need to break those out by each variant or call it all "C-130"?

In Pilot Credentials, there's only a single entry point for all your C-130 time, so just total it all together.

PropCop
12-28-2017, 03:05 PM
I have a similar situation. I broke out all the different aircraft by type if I had more than 5 hours in it. Anything less, I put in groups of similar types (SE tri-gear, SE tailwheel, Light ME piston) I did put all C-150/172s together and PA-28 variants together in their own groups. I figure if they see how much effort I put into giving them the detailed info they're asking for, maybe they'll assume I'll put in the extra effort if they hire me. It was a lengthy process but the potential benefit is huge. Fingers crossed.

I took the same approach and listed every single aircraft Iíve ever flown per my logbooks. This way I was absolutely certain everything was correct....it took many many hours and a good part of a month but I combed every hour 9k+ of them and I was confident I was free of errors. This helped ease my nerves for the interview. I was asked zero questions about my logs other than him asking for my yr 1-5 totals...I just read them off to him. Not sure neatness and exactness is credited or if that is typical. But from what I heard from others who interviewed that day, they will ask questions if times are missing or do not add up. None of those who I heard who had their logs questions were offered the job. Small group of 11but the that is what I observed....

PropCop
12-28-2017, 03:07 PM
I have flown 20+ C-130 variants. Would I need to break those out by each variant or call it all "C-130"?

I just grouped aircraft types into one...think pilot credentials only has if the same way.

tm602
12-29-2017, 08:10 AM
Is it right that Pilot Credentials can be updated even after the window closes? This way someone can submit the lumped sum and then enter it to an electronic log and make it 100% accurate later before the interview I guess.

Blkflcon
12-29-2017, 09:57 AM
Is it right that Pilot Credentials can be updated even after the window closes? This way someone can submit the lumped sum and then enter it to an electronic log and make it 100% accurate later before the interview I guess.



Yes you can update pilot credentials. I updated mine right up to my interview date.


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NVPilot
12-29-2017, 06:32 PM
Pilot credentials can be updated all the time. The window is only tied to the swa careers page. Update pc every month or however often you do your log book and then apply every time a first officer position is posted on swa careers. If you don’t do the swa careers app they assume you have another job or are no longer interested even if you Kiel updating pc.

tm602
12-29-2017, 08:42 PM
Thanks. One more thing....what do they mean when they ask if something was a DOT covered position? Is that about the drug testing? I assume any 121 jobs were DOT covered.

spaaks
12-30-2017, 03:47 PM
Thanks. One more thing....what do they mean when they ask if something was a DOT covered position? Is that about the drug testing? I assume any 121 jobs were DOT covered.

yes...............



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