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Old 09-02-2019, 04:29 PM   #3321  
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Same issue I've now run into. From what I can figure, the wording in the flight hours requirements section on the website has changed. The initial yes/no hours requirement question to create a profile has not.

Whatever requirement to have time in an aircraft 12.5K or greater has never come to my attention but good to know they're including more types.
Good to know someone else sees the same thing. Did you just click yes?
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:51 PM   #3322  
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The point being that it counts now, and at some point did not.
The point is, that FedEx is now considering that particular model of aircraft from an entirely different category of aircraft! Although powerlift category is similar in many ways to airplane category, it is obviously also very different.

Since we've hired Harrier pilots in the past, I don't see why we excluded Osprey aviators in the first place! The wording makes it sound like gross weight was the reason but it is not. Certainly a move in the right direction when considering types of flight time.

A brief history of powerlift:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_lift

Out of curiosity, a quick question for powerlift pilots. Was your background for selection to these type of aircraft typically rotorcraft, fixed wing, both or direct entry? Potential for up to 3 categories on your FAA license. Impressive! Although calculating flight time requirements for the ATP Airplane multi-engine land may be an issue??

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Old 09-02-2019, 06:24 PM   #3323  
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Since we've hired Harrier pilots in the past, I don't see why we excluded Osprey aviators in the first place! The wording makes it sound like gross weight was the reason but it is not. Certainly a move in the right direction when considering types of flight time.

A brief history of powerlift:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powered_lift

Out of curiosity, a quick question for powerlift pilots. Was your background for selection to these type of aircraft typically rotorcraft, fixed wing, both or direct entry? Impressive to say the least!
FWIW the AV8B was not powerlift until the Osprey came along. The FAA put it in the powerlift category and the AV8B was somehow dragged in with it. Right or wrong initially, both aircraft are getting relief by the FAA with a % of time to be counted as FW now.

AV8B pilots are selected out of the jet pipeline from flight school. Osprey pilots were initially sourced from all airframes, both rotor and jets from the fleet. Next CH-46 squadrons were transitioned to Ospreys along with slots being awarded from flight school.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:31 PM   #3324  
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FWIW the AV8B was not powerlift until the Osprey came along. The FAA put it in the powerlift category and the AV8B was somehow dragged in with it. Right or wrong initially, both aircraft are getting relief by the FAA with a % of time to be counted as FW now.

AV8B pilots are selected out of the jet pipeline from flight school. Osprey pilots were initially sourced from all airframes, both rotor and jets from the fleet. Next CH-46 squadrons were transitioned to Ospreys along with slots being awarded from flight school.
Thanks for the explanation!
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Do you have at least 1500 hours total fixed-wing time as PIC or SIC in multi-engine turbo-prop or jet A/C or combination thereof?

This is a direct question from the questionnaire. Copy and paste.
They want 1500 hours of multi-engine turbo-prop or jet aircraft time or a combination of the two. If you don't have this yet, then don't check the yes box.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:38 AM   #3326  
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Whatís the hiring outlook at FedEx looking like? Iím a FO at a regional with 3,000TT and 1500 SIC turbine. Iím waiting on a slot to upgrade but just seeing what my options are in the mean time. Does FedEx even hire civilian regional FOís?

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Old 09-04-2019, 11:49 AM   #3327  
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Whatís the hiring outlook at FedEx looking like? Iím a FO at a regional with 3,000TT and 1500 SIC turbine. Iím waiting on a slot to upgrade but just seeing what my options are in the mean time. Does FedEx even hire civilian regional FOís?



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Sure they would hire civilian regional FOís. Although, I believe you need at least 500 TPIC.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:13 PM   #3328  
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Whatís the hiring outlook at FedEx looking like? Iím a FO at a regional with 3,000TT and 1500 SIC turbine. Iím waiting on a slot to upgrade but just seeing what my options are in the mean time. Does FedEx even hire civilian regional FOís?

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You need 1000 PIC turbine.

I am unaware of any new hires that were hired straight from the right seat.

Become a Captain, and Check Airman if you can. Keep your app up to date.

We are hiring and I expect it will continue for quite a while.

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Old 09-04-2019, 06:33 PM   #3329  
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You need 1000 PIC turbine.

I am unaware of any new hires that were hired straight from the right seat.

Become a Captain, and Check Airman if you can. Keep your app up to date.

We are hiring and I expect it will continue for quite a while.

Good Luck.
There have definitely been some recent new hires that only had around 500 TPIC.
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There have definitely been some recent new hires that only had around 500 TPIC.
at the Pensacola Expo we learned they lowered the requirement down to 500 turbine PIC
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