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Old 09-10-2020, 05:00 AM   #21  
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Careful with that line of thinkingólike bidding a fleet for certain layovers. Things change.

There are always instructors who like (or donít mind) the As and Es for their own reasons. The schedulers work to avoid Es in particular, but once the student load gets to a certain point, itís gunna happen.

itís a good job, I enjoy it
Except when Seattle pilots are involved..... Every CQ since E periods were allowed for west coast pilots, I donít think Iíve seen a CQ training pattern with anything other than two E periods. Maybe one or two but the vast majority have been double Eís.

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Fleets are all different. I'd have to re read the rules, but I'm fairly certain that once they went from five periods to six that anyone can now do an E. The west coast carve out I believe is now for Fs.
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85--17 sim periods--is the minimum.
Can sim periods be stacked 2 in one day or are you committed to 17 days?
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Can sim periods be stacked 2 in one day or are you committed to 17 days?
they can be stacked...with restrictions.
on the 320 fleet, this year, it came down no more 2 teaching events in one day.
you can Teach and turn to a seat fill.

it stems from 1 or 2 guys stacking events, and the customer thought they were kinda getting a rush job (so to speak)
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Old 09-10-2020, 05:42 AM   #25  
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Fleets are all different. I'd have to re read the rules, but I'm fairly certain that once they went from five periods to six that anyone can now do an E. The west coast carve out I believe is now for Fs.
Anyone can do an E period but it will result in some extra pay.........except for west coast based pilots. An F (and possibly an A) for the west coast pilots is the only period that will result in extra pay. Trust me, Iíve checked.

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they can be stacked...with restrictions.
on the 320 fleet, this year, it came down no more 2 teaching events in one day.
you can Teach and turn to a seat fill.

it stems from 1 or 2 guys stacking events, and the customer thought they were kinda getting a rush job (so to speak)
Does a seat fill pay 5 hours too?
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Can sim periods be stacked 2 in one day or are you committed to 17 days?

Itís rare to do a double these days, unless itís two seat fills, which is even more rare on most fleets. Double teaching events are not supposed to be scheduled. Itís a long... long day. A-C or B-D is a minimum 14 hour day plus commute time. The daily planner can do it, but itís the exception.

Plan on driving in 17 times for 17 days in the box. Itís a good deal, if youíre wired that way. Itís not for everybody. Itís a very tough job to commute to.


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Does a seat fill pay 5 hours too?
Yes.......
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Itís rare to do a double these days, unless itís two seat fills, which is even more rare on most fleets. Double teaching events are not supposed to be scheduled. Itís a long... long day. A-C or B-D is a minimum 14 hour day plus commute time. The daily planner can do it, but itís the exception.

Plan on driving in 17 times for 17 days in the box. Itís a good deal, if youíre wired that way. Itís not for everybody. Itís a very tough job to commute to.


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Doubles for your convenience and quality of life are not allowed because the ďcustomerĒ may somehow get short changed. However, if scheduling gets in a bind and they need you to fill in for a sick instructor or whatever the case may be, itís OK then. ďCustomerĒ be dammd. Funny how that works...
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Serious question: By ďstomach the simĒ do you mean motion sickness or the general dread of being in those buildings?

I have reasons for asking. I can work through the latter. Not sure about the former when thinking day in, day out life.
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I read 'stomach the sim' as doing sim work instead of flying. Watching others do something you love to do. If you made it through training, you can probably deal with the 'motion' as the instructor. YMMV
yep, not motion sickness, just the fact of being in the sim instead of on the line
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