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Old 09-07-2018, 01:13 PM   #921  
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Affirmative on both your Q’s. Feel free to PM me if you have other q’s down the road. You have the “golden ticket” with both f/w and r/w.
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:36 AM   #922  
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My ASI-GA checkride is coming up in a few weeks and I would appreciate if someone could send me a PM.
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Old 12-04-2018, 03:04 PM   #923  
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Yes I worked @ NTX FSDO
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:11 PM   #924  
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Just submitted all the online paperwork, including the eQuip stuff. In reading the directions it sounds like all the documents are automatically uploaded to your file in order to begin the background/security check process once you digitally sign...can any ASI's provide some feedback??

How long does it normally take for you to get the call for the checkride? I should know better to ask that, already working for a govt agency I should know better. lol I'll get the call when I do.

Anyway...looking forward toward the next step. Any feedback from current ASI's is much appreciated. BTW...applied for a RW ASI slot.

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Old 12-06-2018, 08:03 PM   #925  
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Hey there Gonzo!

The good news: RW ASI’s are in very high demand, and supply is very low. Your chances of landing a job are beyond excellent right now.

The bad news: You are at the mercy of a potentially understaffed HR system.

Be paient, good things come to those that can wait it out.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:01 AM   #926  
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Anyone know if Air Carrier ASIs and CMOs are still required to have a 2nd Class medical? I've heard rumors the FAA may be easing that requirement.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #927  
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A current 2nd class is still required for entry as an 1825. No rumor of that going away. There is a work around, GS-1801 AST positions do not require medicals.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:04 PM   #928  
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A current 2nd class is still required for entry as an 1825. No rumor of that going away. There is a work around, GS-1801 AST positions do not require medicals.
I'm not sure if that's a work-around, you'd still need to qualify for the position. It's my understanding that after you have gained an inspector position, then you could transition to a job that doesn't require a medical. I know of several ASTs that have transitioned to inspector positions and it's my understanding they had to meet all of the inspector qualifications. There are jobs that don't require the medical and more that HR hasn't really looked at that effectively don't require a medical. Everything moves at the speed of government though. If you can keep a 2nd class for at least a little while you'd probably have a decent chance. It might limit you somewhat until HR comes around to change the requirements.
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Old 12-27-2018, 06:57 PM   #929  
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately I lost my 1st Class 2 years ago.

I should have asked this every time I had an inspector in my cockpit, so maybe some of you guys can answer this for me. Why do Carrier Ops Inspectors even need a medical? After all, they are not type rated on the aircraft they observe.
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Old 12-27-2018, 10:53 PM   #930  
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Thanks for the replies. Unfortunately I lost my 1st Class 2 years ago.

I should have asked this every time I had an inspector in my cockpit, so maybe some of you guys can answer this for me. Why do Carrier Ops Inspectors even need a medical? After all, they are not type rated on the aircraft they observe.
I answered above, because everything moves at the speed of government.

The position is set and going back and revamping it requires money and time, with finite resources, it's just not something they can just change on a whim, it would require significant reclassification with the office of personnel management. It's rare, ultra-rare, for an inspector to act as a required crewmember, except maybe as a one-off type ride where there are very few people world-wide typed in that particular aircraft or an aircraft that has no observer seat, but then the inspector would have to be typed in said aircraft. Some air carrier inspectors DO stay current and qualified in aircraft, but again, I can't think of normal situations for an air carrier inspector where a medical is required.

One reason that it would be good is if they were current and qualified in the flight program as a GA inspector, then they could be used as a resource for conducting checkrides (135 and check airman observations). The manning is so short that many people are pulled from different offices to conduct checkrides, so the more resources that we have on that end the better. But just like having to conduct a checkride where you are a required pilot, it's also ultra-rare to find an air carrier inspector that is kept current in the GA flying program. There are a few, but it's rare. Most air carrier inspectors are hired as "shared resources" for their office, meaning they often have no specific responsibility to a specific carrier, rather they are assigned inspections from multiple carrier's POIs. There has been a significant movement to "break down" walls and barriers to getting offices to work together and share resources, to use them most effectively.

This tells you how an inspector has to be current and qualified for the different tasks they perform: http://fsims.faa.gov/PICDetail.aspx?...Vol.1,Ch3,Sec6
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