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Old 06-04-2021, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by BUNTSATEIGHT View Post
Just started the GA ASI process, sent my info in, references were called. My question is whats the training time at OKC if you get hired.
As you can imagine with covid, everything is disrupted and the FAA has not held any classes at OKC since March 2020, and has been doing them online instead.

As of today there still are no published plans to resume OKC in person classes.

With that said, String Courses generally last 8 to 10 weeks, Before and during String you will have dozens and dozens of online self study courses on eLMS to complete.

In reality your first year is all training, and includes OJT in the office, And the OKC course may begin in your first month, or you could wait several months to begin,
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Old 06-29-2021, 04:14 PM
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As you can imagine with covid, everything is disrupted and the FAA has not held any classes at OKC since March 2020, and has been doing them online instead.

As of today there still are no published plans to resume OKC in person classes.

With that said, String Courses generally last 8 to 10 weeks, Before and during String you will have dozens and dozens of online self study courses on eLMS to complete.

In reality your first year is all training, and includes OJT in the office, And the OKC course may begin in your first month, or you could wait several months to begin,
Yes there are several positions posted on Linkedin as well.
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Old 07-02-2021, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by KyberCrystal View Post
Just building on what the previous poster wrote. The person sitting in the right seat of your ride is an FAA employee who is typed in the airplane. He was a really nice guy who wanted to see me pass the ride and become an employee. Just keep talking to him and use maximum CRM with him.

For example, I've never flown the B737 before. During the missed approach I couldn't see the radial to the holding fix on the displays. After the pilot in the right seat pulled the gear and flaps up I asked him where it was displayed and he flipped some switches for me and pointed it out to me. Doing that checked some important boxes for them. I used my right seat pilot in a very CRM way and I showed situational awareness trying to get on the published missed approach after a busy maneuver. Keep talking to the pilot in the right seat about what you need and they'll help you with what you need to pass. You don't have to be the ace of the base, you just need to be trainable.
Quick question. Was the 737 a 300 or 800? Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2021, 03:53 AM
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It was an 800 series.
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Old 07-05-2021, 09:22 AM
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Hello! Im a 30yo 121 regional captain and have casually looked into the possibility of a career change. Most paths point to an ASI ACO but the information out there is outdated or vague so I figured I would read through this thread and throw out a post.

The job posting in May which caught my attention said that the position was 80% work from home 20% travel. Is that just a temporary covid protocol?

And more broadly, Id like to find out more information on what the career entails; daily tasks, advancement opportunities, training program details and placement. I live in Minneapolis and as my wife is also a 121 pilot based here, we do not wish to relocate if able.

Step one, I want to at least see if this is a career I would enjoy. I have thought about giving the fsdo a call to schedule a meeting, basically to see what the job is and answer these preliminary questions.

Thank you!
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Old 07-05-2021, 11:49 AM
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https://www.faa.gov/jobs/aviation_safety/

Short recruitment video embedded in the link.
Hope you find it helpful.
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Old 07-05-2021, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt999 View Post
Hello! Im a 30yo 121 regional captain and have casually looked into the possibility of a career change. Most paths point to an ASI ACO but the information out there is outdated or vague so I figured I would read through this thread and throw out a post.

The job posting in May which caught my attention said that the position was 80% work from home 20% travel. Is that just a temporary covid protocol?

And more broadly, Id like to find out more information on what the career entails; daily tasks, advancement opportunities, training program details and placement. I live in Minneapolis and as my wife is also a 121 pilot based here, we do not wish to relocate if able.

Step one, I want to at least see if this is a career I would enjoy. I have thought about giving the fsdo a call to schedule a meeting, basically to see what the job is and answer these preliminary questions.

Thank you!
Are you looking at Ops Inspector Air Carrier or Ops Inspector GA?

If AC, you need to find a CMO where you want to live, and if GA, then a FSDO.

AC Ops has different requirements from GA Ops for hiring. Also, the two jobs vary in training and in everyday routine.
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Old 07-05-2021, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TommyDevito View Post
Are you looking at Ops Inspector Air Carrier or Ops Inspector GA?

If AC, you need to find a CMO where you want to live, and if GA, then a FSDO.

AC Ops has different requirements from GA Ops for hiring. Also, the two jobs vary in training and in everyday routine.
Tommy, thank you for the info. Air Carrier would be my preference. I have little GA experience after flight instructing.
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Old 07-06-2021, 04:08 AM
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Tommy, thank you for the info. Air Carrier would be my preference. I have little GA experience after flight instructing.
Then you need to look into AC Ops, and find out which CMO is in the area you wish to be.

AC Ops has many different positions, such as POI, APOI, APM, AQP Manager, ASAP Manager, Geographic, etc. Typically you start out as a Ops ASI until you complete the String training and OJT, then branch off into one of the specialties,

Above that, you could always go supervisor (Front Line Manager) and follow that career path. Just all depends upon what you like to do and what career ambitions you have.
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Old 07-09-2021, 06:35 AM
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