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F-16 to MD to Airlines - Need Advice

Old 08-12-2023, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by idontknoworcare
If its true that a delta 767 captain who only had 14 months on property and flew through a hailstorm
There was an LCA on board and at least one other pilot.
Regional training is more geared towards piston/turboprop/R-ATP transition.
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Old 09-02-2023, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Panton
I didn't apply for the certificate until my F-16 check, so it's a single engine, not a centerline thrust restriction. Is it possible to go back and add on the multi? I think I have to get multi hours now anyway to be competitive, but if I could avoid a check or exam that'd be nice.
Check out Sheppard Air. You should be able to do a Military Competency to Multi Engine Commercial Instrument with just taking a test, based on being a UPT graduate.
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Old 09-06-2023, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Panton
No offense taken. I completely get this is a whole different style of flying, and I'm not trying to act like somehow my decade old Viper time means I can just waltz into the left seat of a 777. However, if I can put in the time and effort to get some qualifications it'd be nice to get established with a major if that's possible. Either way I realize there will be a lot of learning, but honestly flying operations and approaches can't be that different between a regional jet and a 737.
Iím a former C-17 guy that didnít fly for 10 years, just now getting currency in a 172 as I near retirement. Youíll be surprised how quickly it comes back to you. And youíre right that there will be a lot of learning, but nothing will be harder than it was managing everything single-seat. Most important will be keeping an open mind to a slight culture shift, and learning how to best use crew resource management to make things easy for you and the rest of the crew. Cockpit2cockpit answered a lot of my questions even though itís not perfectly applicable to us with a break in flying. Also, my experience so far has been that regionals will fight over you right now, and legacy will be at least relatively interested once youíre current and have ATP, and will be very interested once youíve been through a regionalís training program.
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