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Old 11-09-2014, 11:17 AM
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This recency topic seems to have "spooked the herd." Myself and a few other Military pilots whom interviewed in Oct for the most part are on Terminal Leave while in Phase II. My last flight was Sept 22nd and had 400+ hrs for the year. When and if called, are they going to ask if we are actively flying while waiting in Phase II? Should those of us in this situation be renting a plane to do some civilian flying?
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by dada9898 View Post
When you say "recency issues" what kind of flight hours/time are we talking about? Over the last 1 yr - 2 yrs - 3yrs - etc.?

I have 500 last 12 months - 88 in 2013 - 0 in 2012 -0 in 2011. ~3200 TT (all turbine). 1700 PIC.

Military IP flying the T-6B II Texan. Should I be concerned?
Dada - I don't think you need to be concerned. I interviewed Sep 30 - in phase 2 still. Similar hours - military, 4000 total (C-130/T-44). 600 hours in 2014 in a king air 350, 80 hours in 2013, 0 in 2011 and 2012. At my exit interview, Chief Pilot asked about my total last 12 months. I said 595 - he said we'll call it 600 and we're really looking for a min of 200 over the last 12 months. I don't have a class date yet but it was pretty clear 200 in last 12 was good enough.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BigRed350 View Post
Dada - I don't think you need to be concerned. I interviewed Sep 30 - in phase 2 still. Similar hours - military, 4000 total (C-130/T-44). 600 hours in 2014 in a king air 350, 80 hours in 2013, 0 in 2011 and 2012. At my exit interview, Chief Pilot asked about my total last 12 months. I said 595 - he said we'll call it 600 and we're really looking for a min of 200 over the last 12 months. I don't have a class date yet but it was pretty clear 200 in last 12 was good enough.
Thanks BigRed350!

It's hard not to "overthink" or "overanalyze" every detail in this process.

Hoping for the best!
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:44 PM
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From the Vets in Blue session last week, they said that currency is not an issue for someone coming straight out of the military, because they understand that mil flying has reduced. They said they do a lookback of 4 years for the 200 hours for mil guys - and even then those with less are considered on a case by case basis.

They said that it is in the civilian world that the 200 hours in the last 12 months is a hard rule - and that is because there are so many applicants, and only Bluedarts are waived for the 200 hours.

Std Deviation - looks like you got lucky (unless you were a Bluedart). Somehow you got an interview, when maybe you shouldn't have (due to currency). When they realized the lack of currency at the PHC, they did the right thing for you, while also factoring that you shouldn't have gotten the interview in the first place. They didn't make you reinterview or turn you down, but they did ask for you to get the 200 hours - to be fair to all the other guys in your situation who didn't even get an interview. In any case, its great that you have a class date. If we ever get to fly together - free beers on me.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by NYBlue View Post

Std Deviation - looks like you got lucky (unless you were a Bluedart). Somehow you got an interview, when maybe you shouldn't have (due to currency). When they realized the lack of currency at the PHC, they did the right thing for you, while also factoring that you shouldn't have gotten the interview in the first place. They didn't make you reinterview or turn you down, but they did ask for you to get the 200 hours - to be fair to all the other guys in your situation who didn't even get an interview. In any case, its great that you have a class date. If we ever get to fly together - free beers on me.
No dart. Had a bunch of ancillary experience that I presume is valuable. Published aviation safety author, keynote CRM speaker, first name basis with NTSB board members, etc. You're right though - interview at the time was a longshot (but hey, I'm a retired racing Greyhound owner so long shots are my thing..) Again, don't fault JB in the process. Happy to be here now. Just for grins... The magic number was 200 hrs in the last 12 months.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Std Deviation View Post
No dart. Had a bunch of ancillary experience that I presume is valuable. Published aviation safety author, keynote CRM speaker, first name basis with NTSB board members, etc. You're right though - interview at the time was a longshot (but hey, I'm a retired racing Greyhound owner so long shots are my thing..) Again, don't fault JB in the process. Happy to be here now. Just for grins... The magic number was 200 hrs in the last 12 months.
I've adopted a couple of those retired racers. They make great pets too.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:57 AM
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11/6 interview here. Just got my Phase II email this morning! Awesome experience in NYC last week. Everyone I met made for a fun and relaxing experience. Good luck to all my fellow interviewees! Now comes the wait...
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by NYBlue View Post
From the Vets in Blue session last week, they said that currency is not an issue for someone coming straight out of the military, because they understand that mil flying has reduced. They said they do a lookback of 4 years for the 200 hours for mil guys - and even then those with less are considered on a case by case basis.

They said that it is in the civilian world that the 200 hours in the last 12 months is a hard rule - and that is because there are so many applicants, and only Bluedarts are waived for the 200 hours.

Std Deviation - looks like you got lucky (unless you were a Bluedart). Somehow you got an interview, when maybe you shouldn't have (due to currency). When they realized the lack of currency at the PHC, they did the right thing for you, while also factoring that you shouldn't have gotten the interview in the first place. They didn't make you reinterview or turn you down, but they did ask for you to get the 200 hours - to be fair to all the other guys in your situation who didn't even get an interview. In any case, its great that you have a class date. If we ever get to fly together - free beers on me.
I'm currently on terminal leave myself, but still flying when I can with the reserve squadron I'm affiliating with next month. I didn't fly much this past year being the squadron Maintenance Officer as well as being deployed on a ship for two months not flying. 12-month total right now is about 160 hours. Did not seem to be an issue on my exit interview. Got the phase II email today, so definitely was not a show stopper for me.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:59 AM
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06 Nov interview - Got the Phase II email this morning!

Very excited about JetBlue! The experience/people/facilities made me feel like JetBlue was where I wanted to be and needed to be.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:18 PM
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6 nov interview as well. Got the email this morning, on to phase 2. Now to go track down a notary.
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