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Old 03-16-2019, 05:33 PM   #3221  
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Interesting, I have similar total as you but I have over 2k tpic and I'm a 737 pic. My anchor lies on the bachelor's degree...
Regionals are hiring DEC captains!
They’re not hiring DEC captains that don’t have 1000 hours of 121 time though. I think 135 time counts in some instances as well, but either way it doesn’t sound like the poster you’re responding to is eligible for a DEC regional spot.
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Old 04-01-2019, 04:23 AM   #3222  
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Pretty sure it changed when they changed over to the new system and got rid of pilot credentials. This is from the FedEx careers web page.. It now says 'preferred', not required.


1500 hours total fixed-wing time as pilot-in-command (PIC) or second-in-command (SIC) in a multi-engine turbo-prop aircraft, jet aircraft or combination thereof with GTOW 12,500 or greater. A minimum of 1000 hours total fixed-wing PIC time in a multi-engine turbo prop aircraft, jet aircraft or combination thereof in aircraft with GTOW 12,500 or greater is preferred.


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Sorry ahead of time if this question has been answered elsewhere in the depths of this forum. A search did not come up with and answer..

I've been updating my application on the new website and not sure how I should go about logging TT/IRP/SIC. I've always understood that as part of a double crew you can log the whole total time of the flight, but only log SIC when occupying a front seat. (Hence the 8 hours at the controls still applying). My worry, is that the new website just has provisions for PIC and SIC. This therefore shows I have about 2/3rds the time in the 747 than I actually possess.

Any insight into how others have done this would be very much appreciated.
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:44 PM   #3223  
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Sorry ahead of time if this question has been answered elsewhere in the depths of this forum. A search did not come up with and answer..

I've been updating my application on the new website and not sure how I should go about logging TT/IRP/SIC. I've always understood that as part of a double crew you can log the whole total time of the flight, but only log SIC when occupying a front seat. (Hence the 8 hours at the controls still applying). My worry, is that the new website just has provisions for PIC and SIC. This therefore shows I have about 2/3rds the time in the 747 than I actually possess.

Any insight into how others have done this would be very much appreciated.
I log it the most conservative way. You're correct in only logging right seat time as SIC. I don't log more than 8 hours per day between IRO and SIC time, and I don't log ACM time at all. I don't log IRO time as TT since it really isn't, only SIC time. But to each his own.
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Old 04-08-2019, 04:48 AM   #3224  
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Does anyone have any recent experience interviewing with FDX corporate?
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:49 PM   #3225  
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I log it the most conservative way. You're correct in only logging right seat time as SIC. I don't log more than 8 hours per day between IRO and SIC time, and I don't log ACM time at all. I don't log IRO time as TT since it really isn't, only SIC time. But to each his own.
How is IRO time not total time? You are required crewmember.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:13 PM   #3226  
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I log it the most conservative way. You're correct in only logging right seat time as SIC. I don't log more than 8 hours per day between IRO and SIC time, and I don't log ACM time at all. I don't log IRO time as TT since it really isn't, only SIC time. But to each his own.
You are foolish to give up that time.
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Old 04-19-2019, 12:18 PM   #3227  
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Anyone heard of changes to the Day 1 tests lately?
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:10 PM   #3228  
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Maybe you can help provide some guidance for us FedEx-hopefuls...

Is Mountain Air Cargo (MAC) or Empire Airlines the best route to FedEx?
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Would a regional gig be the better option?

Ultimately, whichever is going to provide you with 1000 TPIC, so in an industry where seniority is everything a 1 or 2 year difference between start dates means missing out on a substantial chunk of change...

If you were in our shoes today (single, no kids, willing to relocate) which route would you personally take?

All feedback is helpful! Thanks in advance
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Maybe you can help provide some guidance for us FedEx-hopefuls...

Is Mountain Air Cargo (MAC) or Empire Airlines the best route to FedEx?
-or-
Would a regional gig be the better option?

Ultimately, whichever is going to provide you with 1000 TPIC, so in an industry where seniority is everything a 1 or 2 year difference between start dates means missing out on a substantial chunk of change...

If you were in our shoes today (single, no kids, willing to relocate) which route would you personally take?

All feedback is helpful! Thanks in advance
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I am in no way associated with PSA. The regional industry is very dynamic and they just seem to currently be the best option.

It changes frequently.
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Nothing appreciable in the last decade. I intend to go get a flight review and and instrument re-qual in the next coming months but that will be in a C-172. Thanks for all the advice-
Hey Capt,
I did 130s and then T-44 King Air IP in AETC. Got my ATP/737 type to leave active duty and the economy crashed. Went Guard drones (1s, now 9s) for a few years till the economy improved and some medical waivers could go through.



Saw that everybody was starting hiring. Joined an Army contractor flying 300-350s. 1 month training, then 2 months deployed. Quick and easy for a mil guy with a current TS. Select your contract to be an AIR FORCE contract, not Army. I got QUICK currency and lotsa hours, but painfully so. The $ was good but being in the sandbox....again, sucked. But I hung with the Bulgarian Army and had the best of rip-its. Your ISR experience will be invaluable there as they are non kinetic assets. I'm sure you've seen all the callsigns in your keypads around you.



If you go the 121 route, it will be 2-3 months of training, then another 2-3 months till you get the magic 100 "current" hour mark depending on your IOE schedule etc... There are bonuses but read the fine print, you may not get them. The recruiters left a lot out like a car salesman.



I went regionals after my ISR company lost the contract and taking the advice to get 121 time, but at $1900 a month take-home, its a tough sell. I've depleted all my savings going this route for so long.



I DO like being near home though and in a hotel. None of the military guys I know who joined my regional with me have been picked up by a major once they got "current" though, kind of slow and not the quick "you'll be out of here once you get currency" expectation I had.



As for SWA, they note they want the last THREE years of flying, so that eliminates any 11X guys from just getting current and applying there. Still apply though, break the mold for us.



I have not heard of FedEx hiring King Air ISR guys directly but Atlas has hired a dozen in the last few months. I would be hopeful that if you went ISR, as soon as you get 100 hours you'd pop up on FedEx's hireable list given all your mil experience. As always, check that app and update it.



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One way makes you quick money and hours while being gone 2mo at a time, the other is slower and poorer but stateside and needs less body armor and life insurance.
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