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Swartzman2020
11-03-2018, 11:21 AM
Can anyone address gaps in recency?Iím an AF pilot whose been on staff for about 5 years with no flying. 8,000+ hours. ATP & IP/EP in both C-130 and C-17.
How big a problem?


ecam
11-03-2018, 12:12 PM
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argentina21
11-03-2018, 12:27 PM
Can anyone address gaps in recency?Iím an AF pilot whose been on staff for about 5 years with no flying. 8,000+ hours. ATP & IP/EP in both C-130 and C-17.
How big a problem?

I was in a similar situation with no recent experience when I got back into aviation seven years ago. I would suggest first getting yourself instrument current and then attending one or two job fairs in order to get hired by a regional airline. That should be no problem.

After successfully completing a new-hire training program in a regional jet, and 6-12 months on the line, you would be much more competitive.

Another dynamic is that it frequently takes having a (121) job to get a (121) job.


Swartzman2020
11-03-2018, 12:43 PM
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Ha! Point made!

Swartzman2020
11-03-2018, 12:44 PM
I was in a similar situation with no recent experience when I got back into aviation seven years ago. I would suggest first getting yourself instrument current and then attending one or two job fairs in order to get hired by a regional airline. That should be no problem.

After successfully completing a new-hire training program in a regional jet, and 6-12 months on the line, you would be much more competitive.

Another dynamic is that it frequently takes having a (121) job to get a (121) job.

Thanks for the perspective. Definitely no 121 time

wilco811
11-03-2018, 01:20 PM
If you go to a 121 regional near your home and work 6 months or so you should qualify for many jobs. Legacies included.

hyde
11-03-2018, 11:57 PM
If you go to a 121 regional near your home and work 6 months or so you should qualify for many jobs. Legacies included.

Prior military. I 100% agree with this. Apply for everything, take the 1st job you get (assuming there is no training contract), then keep your apps out for the job you really want

tom11011
11-06-2018, 10:18 AM
I agree, go get a job at a regional for a year. Get a BFR to get current, that's probably all you need. If you can fog a mirror you are hired.



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