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Old 04-15-2012, 06:13 AM   #11  
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Anyone been interviewing or at least getting contacted by avantair lately?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:42 AM   #12  
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No, Glass is absolutely correct.

§ 135.101 Second in command required under IFR.

Except as provided in §135.105, no person may operate an aircraft carrying passengers under IFR unless there is a second in command in the aircraft.


However, many small aircraft 135 operators seek to use the waiver provision found here:


§ 135.105 Exception to second in command requirement: Approval for use of autopilot system.

(a) Except as provided in §§135.99 and 135.111, unless two pilots are required by this chapter for operations under VFR, a person may operate an aircraft without a second in command, if it is equipped with an operative approved autopilot system and the use of that system is authorized by appropriate operations specifications. No certificate holder may use any person, nor may any person serve, as a pilot in command under this section of an aircraft operated in a commuter operation, as defined in part 119 of this chapter unless that person has at least 100 hours pilot in command flight time in the make and model of aircraft to be flown and has met all other applicable requirements of this part.
(b) The certificate holder may apply for an amendment of its operations specifications to authorize the use of an autopilot system in place of a second in command.
(c) The Administrator issues an amendment to the operations specifications authorizing the use of an autopilot system, in place of a second in command, if—
(1) The autopilot is capable of operating the aircraft controls to maintain flight and maneuver it about the three axes; and
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The amendment contains any conditions or limitations on the use of the autopilot system that the Administrator determines are needed in the interest of safety.


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Glass is correct, and wrong. The OpSpecs do require a qualified SIC, but it is also required per the regs governing all 91K operations. All turbine aircraft operated under 91k must have 2 qualified crewmembers, and the PIC must hold an ATP. If the P180 was operated strictly 135, then only one pilot is needed with a commercial cert
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Got a call about a week ago, for a phone interview. FWIW.
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I guess I wasn't as clear as I could be. Under 135, the aircraft can and is flown single pilot (it is certified that way). It is in the opspecs due to the requirement of the 91k language, not 135, that states ALL turbine aircraft operated under 91k rules must have 2 qualified pilots, the captain must hold an ATP, and of course a commercial for the second in command. If all Avantair did was charter, the seniority list would probably be cut in half.
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Anyone been interviewing or at least getting contacted by avantair lately?

Got a call about a week ago for the phone interview and have an actual interview set up for the 26th of this month...they say interviewing for a May 14th class.

Any recent gouge info out there?? I've looked through all the threads here and the link on their page here but the more info the better please!!
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Got a call about a week ago for the phone interview and have an actual interview set up for the 26th of this month...they say interviewing for a May 14th class.

Any recent gouge info out there?? I've looked through all the threads here and the link on their page here but the more info the better please!!

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How long did you wait from the time you applied until they called you?
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How long did you wait from the time you applied until they called you?

I applied back in early January but just updated a few days ago and got the call the next day after the update. Caught me totally off guard but I guess I did well enough!

And before you guys ask 5500TT, 4000Turbine, just under 1000 Turbine PIC and no internal recs.

And once again...any gouge info??
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I applied back in early January but just updated a few days ago and got the call the next day after the update. Caught me totally off guard but I guess I did well enough!

And before you guys ask 5500TT, 4000Turbine, just under 1000 Turbine PIC and no internal recs.

And once again...any gouge info??
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I got a phone interview two days ago. Still waiting to hear about an in-person interview
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the guys going for an interview, just relax and be yourself. The interviewers are all very laid back. I am not one but I know we really just want to know if we can spend a week or so with you. The quarters are tight and we spend a lot of time together each day. They already know you can fly if you have that kinda time and are still upright and vertical. (most of the time)
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