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Old 01-03-2019, 09:43 AM   #2071  
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Youíre a little out of date. Itís a level six frasca built in an actual 402 cockpit. Itís incredibly useful and even usable for portions of checkrides.


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Frascaís what I meant, not redbird. Itís useful, of course, but I was shocked when they replaced checkride stuff with it. It has absolutely zero feedback and always struck me as basically a glorified procedures trainer.

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Any idea how many pilots ďflowĒ to JB? Website makes it sound like you have to enroll as an aviation student and still interview with JB. Regular line pilots have any options?
You have to sign up for the gateway program in college. Line pilots have no such option. I hear Spiritís a thing now, though?
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:51 AM   #2072  
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Frascaís what I meant, not redbird. Itís useful, of course, but I was shocked when they replaced checkride stuff with it. It has absolutely zero feedback and always struck me as basically a glorified procedures trainer.



You have to sign up for the gateway program in college. Line pilots have no such option. I hear Spiritís a thing now, though?
Thanks for fast reply. Iíve wondered what the long term staffing plan looks like for Cape Air and even piston feeder cargo. Likely has a lot to do with these types of programs.
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Thanks for fast reply. Iíve wondered what the long term staffing plan looks like for Cape Air and even piston feeder cargo. Likely has a lot to do with these types of programs.
It absolutely does. Unfortunately the exodus of FOís prior to 1500 hours really soured 9K on the whole idea of even hiring street SICís, I think. I donít blame the guys for leaving, per se, but they really damaged that opportunity for the people behind them.

University programs that feed people from CFI to right seat to left seat to places like jetBlue will absolutely help sustain 9K, because they simply canít compete otherwise. 135 piston time basically descreases in value after a point, so unless you have a (more or less) guaranteed move to a major, it doesnít behoove you to stay more than a year as a CA, unless youíre a townie.

That said, Iíd always recommend 9K. Youíll walk away with a PILE of interview stories, youíll never be a better pilot, and youíll make lifelong friends. Just do your year and move on! Plus, like I said, I hear Spiritís an option for regular line guys now, if thatís your bag.
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Doesnít sound like youíre talking about the same sim. This one is only I believe around 2 years old. Built a whole new section of the building for it...


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Doesn’t sound like you’re talking about the same sim. This one is only I believe around 2 years old. Built a whole new section of the building for it...


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Hmm, well, last I was in there was probably 2016, so it’d have to be newer than that. We had the 402 cockpit section (formerly a Gulfstream airlines airplane, I believe), painted black, with the 3 projectors above it. The graphics were pretty uninpressive

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Any idea how many pilots “flow” to JB? Website makes it sound like you have to enroll as an aviation student and still interview with JB. Regular line pilots have any options?
I was told there is a flow for the regular line pilots, its a little more of a commitment though. 2,000hrs PIC time after you upgrade to captain and then you need to go to another 121 carrier (most likely a regional) for another two years.
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Iím curious as well. How many Cape Air Captains ďflowĒ to Jet Blue per month? Per year? Total?
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Iím curious as well. How many Cape Air Captains ďflowĒ to Jet Blue per month? Per year? Total?

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None unless you went to and graduated from an accredited aviation university and are approved for the program up front. The flow rate doesnít mean much itís more dependent on the number in the program. Seems to take a couple years. The spirit program doesnít require a degree but has just started.


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Anyone living in Orlando and flies for cape air?

Anyone based in San Juan and New Bedford, MA?

I need to know the level of easiness to commute from these to MCO.

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