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Old 05-18-2022, 07:37 AM
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Any update on the improved schedule (8 on/20 off option) that was floated a while back for pilots who'd finished their first year?
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Old 05-20-2022, 07:34 AM
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I知 starting LightJet SIC training next month(former regional FO, my Regional went out of business during COVID). Question if I have a choice between Beechjet or CJ3 which one would be preferred and why?
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Old 05-20-2022, 01:17 PM
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I知 starting LightJet SIC training next month(former regional FO, my Regional went out of business during COVID). Question if I have a choice between Beechjet or CJ3 which one would be preferred and why?
Beechjet, there is a reason the USAF uses it as a trainer
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Old 05-20-2022, 06:12 PM
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Beechjet, there is a reason the USAF uses it as a trainer
No dog in this fight and I haven稚 flown either jet, and Good point by 3Green, but wouldn稚 the CJ3 be a better type to have as they are still being built, have much better avionics, and therefore more will be around for corporate/Part 91 sided gigs? That being said, I always thought that the BeechJet was cool looking. I believe that the longevity of value of a CJ3 type rating will exceed the BE400 type rating.. IMHO.
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Old 05-21-2022, 06:25 AM
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I知 starting LightJet SIC training next month(former regional FO, my Regional went out of business during COVID). Question if I have a choice between Beechjet or CJ3 which one would be preferred and why?
I had the choice and went CJ3.... seems to be a common choice here. Few people went over to the BE40 by choice and switched back. BE40's are broken all the time and you get airline between them a lot mid tour. I have enjoyed my time on the CJ3
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Old 05-22-2022, 03:26 PM
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I got some questions reference WUP, I'll IM you.
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by tpgcirrus View Post
I had the choice and went CJ3.... seems to be a common choice here. Few people went over to the BE40 by choice and switched back. BE40's are broken all the time and you get airline between them a lot mid tour. I have enjoyed my time on the CJ3
I flew the BE400 at NetJets and can confirm they're a POS. I had one 7 day tour where I never saw the inside of the BE400 because it never came out of mx. Spent 7 days in a TPA hotel. It also has bad performance numbers. Aspen in summer, approaching 80F you're not going to make single engine climb numbers even with just 3200lbs of fuel and no pax. Anywhere hot and high and you're taking just enough fuel to make it somewhere not hot and high to refuel for the destination. I does fly like a large aircraft, I had lots of time on B737, 727, and A320 prior to NetJets. Probably why the USAF uses it for training.

Baggage space is very limited. You frequently have to use the Lav area and put up a cargo net. Pax want to stow their stuff on the aisle unrestrained where it may join you in the cockpit at warp speed.

If you want to fly and not get lots of airline miles going to another jet I'd bid for the CJ3.
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Old 05-25-2022, 07:41 PM
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So is someone who is coming straight from CFI段ng with 1500 hours actually competitive for a King Air or light jet SIC position?
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Old 05-25-2022, 07:55 PM
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Yes. I finished training last month, straight from CFI段ng. I did have an internal rec, that may have helped, but I think 1200 is the current minimum for the King Air at least.


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Old 05-26-2022, 10:29 AM
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Yes. I finished training last month, straight from CFI段ng. I did have an internal rec, that may have helped, but I think 1200 is the current minimum for the King Air at least.


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Sounds good, much appreciated.

What was training like, if you don稚 mind me asking.
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