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Old 01-24-2018, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by RickJohnson View Post
Didn't see a thread specific to the new guy coming in looking for advice. I'm completely new to 121 operations - coming from general aviation, nothing commercial. What advice can anyone give us newbies to help us out? I have the ATP-CTP coming up in February, then starting FO training afterwards. I've posted elsewhere and received advice on studying Sheppard Air for the ATP - any other recommendations? Best strategies to pass ATP and FO training? What can we expect our days to be like at both? Any recommendations on how to survive? And pass! I'm looking forward to joining the airlines and paying my dues in the regionals! Thanks to everyone for posting info here. From a newbie perspective, this has been a wealth of knowledge.
Not to throw a rain cloud on an otherwise useful thread with good advice......But:

Your background, general aviation only with no commercial, tend to have the hardest time on IOE. Don't let this be you! If you have your own plane, go fly IFR. Doesn't have to be actual IFR just go out and do some work at a busy airport. Talk to approach, shoot some ILS, maybe fly into some airports you are less comfortable with. Fly the approaches FAST. Get used to the speed at which things work in the en-route environment while flying 250kts vs 90kts.

This is where people are struggling. Anyone can study enough to pass orals, sims etc. It's the real world stuff that might hang you up.

Good luck, welcome aboard. See you on the line.
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Old 01-24-2018, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by ACEssXfer View Post
Not to throw a rain cloud on an otherwise useful thread with good advice......But:

Your background, general aviation only with no commercial, tend to have the hardest time on IOE. Don't let this be you! If you have your own plane, go fly IFR. Doesn't have to be actual IFR just go out and do some work at a busy airport. Talk to approach, shoot some ILS, maybe fly into some airports you are less comfortable with. Fly the approaches FAST. Get used to the speed at which things work in the en-route environment while flying 250kts vs 90kts.

This is where people are struggling. Anyone can study enough to pass orals, sims etc. It's the real world stuff that might hang you up.

Good luck, welcome aboard. See you on the line.
This^. Even after IOE there's a learning curve.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:16 AM
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Meh

The FAA says you're qualified to be there PSA says you're qualified to be there that's all that matters... all the rest is chest puffing ego stroking little man syndrome.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:36 PM
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Default Jeppesen articles

You might also check out these articles, Jeppesen Chart Clinic. They are essentially two page articles on different aspects of their charts. craigmorton.com/ifr/
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Cooperate-Graduate, thatís the name of the game. Also take time to get to know your classmates. One thing youíll hear, if your partner is dead weight itís going to drag you down. I was very fortunate to have a partner who was just as driven as I was, and we did very well. Another classmate had a partner who went home every weekend, never studied with him, and they both struggled. Study as a group, youíll be surprised how much youíll learn from others that you missed or didnít catch in class. Itís as fun as you make it! Good luck.
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Old 12-17-2021, 02:12 PM
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No commercial experience? No 135? No 91? Wow, very surprised with how the competition is you got in somehow. Where you at the right place at the right time or what? Good for you! The transition should be this easy for everyone.
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Old 12-17-2021, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ItsJustUsLeft View Post
No commercial experience? No 135? No 91? Wow, very surprised with how the competition is you got in somehow. Where you at the right place at the right time or what? Good for you! The transition should be this easy for everyone.
whoops, didn't catch this is such an old thread. Ha, clicked on it in related threads without catching it.
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Old 02-23-2022, 03:41 PM
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Does anyone know when PSA will advise which base one gets. Do we know before training starts?
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Old 02-23-2022, 04:17 PM
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Does anyone know when PSA will advise which base one gets. Do we know before training starts?
No. During training, once your name appears on FLICA, you bid what you want. Philly and DCA is where everyone new is going.

You'll know about a month and 1 week into training.
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Old 02-23-2022, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by FromSkyhawk2CRJ View Post
No. During training, once your name appears on FLICA, you bid what you want. Philly and DCA is where everyone new is going.

You'll know about a month and 1 week into training.
Ok thanks. DCA is where I want to go so hopefully that works out.
How many sim sessions are required for a non type rated pilot during training (FO)?
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