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Old 04-19-2021, 04:24 PM
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If you flew something with a civilian equivalent type rating:

https://registry.faa.gov/TypeRatings/

APPLY FOR THE TYPE RATING!

READ:

14 CFR ß 61.73 - Military pilots or former military pilots: Special rules.




https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.73


Itís a real cheap resume booster and will do you more good than the bogus masters degree you did and squadron officerís school put together...
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Excargodog View Post
If you flew something with a civilian equivalent type rating:

https://registry.faa.gov/TypeRatings/

APPLY FOR THE TYPE RATING!

READ:

14 CFR ß 61.73 - Military pilots or former military pilots: Special rules.




https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.73


Itís a real cheap resume booster and will do you more good than the bogus masters degree you did and squadron officerís school put together...
I totally agree that itís a free resume booster for the airlines. However, so is a masters degree, your mil equivalent CFI, etc. The more you can make yourself stand out from the crowd, the faster you will wind up where you want to be. Donít be that guy who thinks all military guys are entitled to a high paying gig and then canít understand why they have to polish their resume at a regional. Not so much aimed at you excargodog as some of the folks Iíve seen flub the transition.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:46 PM
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Yes, punch every ticket you possibly can. If you're faced with choosing one out of two or more available tickets, then get some advice before you decide.

But absolutely collect all freebies such as FAA ratings for anything you did in the mil. That stuff adds points to your computer score, which at some airlines is the only way to ever get a human's attention.
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by tnkrdrvr View Post
I totally agree that itís a free resume booster for the airlines. However, so is a masters degree, your mil equivalent CFI, etc. The more you can make yourself stand out from the crowd, the faster you will wind up where you want to be. Donít be that guy who thinks all military guys are entitled to a high paying gig and then canít understand why they have to polish their resume at a regional. Not so much aimed at you excargodog as some of the folks Iíve seen flub the transition.
I notice you pointedly DID NOT try to defend squadron officers school though.
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I notice you pointedly DID NOT try to defend squadron officers school though.
There are definite limits to my defense of the value of PME. SOS, like community college of the Air Force, adds nothing of value to a resume or your professional abilities. I hate the box checking exercise that all of this frequently reduces to. However, I like the idea of a masters degree or type rating that enhances your career options.
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Old 07-28-2021, 12:31 AM
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I keep putting this off. I need to get my 707 type added.

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Old 07-28-2021, 03:43 PM
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I never did SOS in residence or by correspondence. Best decision I ever made. I threw out two sets of SOS correspondence books, absolute garbage.

PME is a mindsucking blackhole, bigger than the Internet.
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by emersonbiguns View Post
I never did SOS in residence or by correspondence. Best decision I ever made. I threw out two sets of SOS correspondence books, absolute garbage.

PME is a mindsucking blackhole, bigger than the Internet.
I sucked up the PME, the promotion I probably wouldn't have gotten without it was worth it in retirement $ if nothing else.

I'd probably knock it out one bite at a time early on, just to avoid being like guys I know who are scrambling to cram 18 months of crap into 18 weeks while working two jobs to meet a board deadline.
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
I sucked up the PME, the promotion I probably wouldn't have gotten without it was worth it in retirement $ if nothing else.

I'd probably knock it out one bite at a time early on, just to avoid being like guys I know who are scrambling to cram 18 months of crap into 18 weeks while working two jobs to meet a board deadline.
This is why blowing off PME sounds great, but is usually long term stupid. Donít fight the system, you will lose.
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Originally Posted by tnkrdrvr View Post
I totally agree that itís a free resume booster for the airlines. However, so is a masters degree, your mil equivalent CFI, etc. The more you can make yourself stand out from the crowd, the faster you will wind up where you want to be. Donít be that guy who thinks all military guys are entitled to a high paying gig and then canít understand why they have to polish their resume at a regional. Not so much aimed at you excargodog as some of the folks Iíve seen flub the transition.
And even if you do have all the boxes checked, you may still end up at a regional for a while. I did back in 2013. It was actually enjoyable and the 120 hours I flew there really helped me get thru training at my major.
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