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Old 12-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #1  
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I currently was cited with a moving violation (99 in a 70 zone - 6 points in SC) and have invested in a lawyer. There is currently no disposition but I am asking if a stay against me is issued for the 6 points, whats the effect in getting hired as a FO. I only has my Private SEL and want to further my aviation career but if this will hinder my advancement I may have to rething my situation.

Any idea of the effect of this kind of moving violation?

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Old 12-18-2007, 05:32 PM   #2  
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I currently was cited with a moving violation (99 in a 70 zone - 6 points in SC) and have invested in a lawyer. There is currently no disposition but I am asking if a stay against me is issued for the 6 points, whats the effect in getting hired as a FO. I only has my Private SEL and want to further my aviation career but if this will hinder my advancement I may have to rething my situation.

Any idea of the effect of this kind of moving violation?

Thanks in advance.
Not likely that it will hinder your chances at all, so long as you report it on the application and are ready to discuss it in the interview. If you are worried about how to handle it I recommend a book called "Reporting Clear" by Cheryl Cage. You can find it online or in some aviation stores. Just turn you violation into a learning experience. (i.e. I learned to provide myself with more time for my commute. That way I don't get in a rush a feel the need to speed.) Hope that helps.
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If you only have your private SEL then i wouldnt be too worried. There is gonna be time from now until you go for an interview at a regional and that time will be long enough to let the dust settle. There are plenty of people that get hired everyday with tickets and violations which have happened within a year or two of the hire date. The amount of time you are going to have from when this happened until your first interview is more than enough. Pilots are in need..... Years ago (decades) it was almost required to have a ticket because it showed you were a darring person! (not so much anymore though). Just take Johnso29's advice....still report it on an application. Never ever try to hide something on an application.
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Most applications only ask about violations involving alcohol, and the medical question only asks about alcohol. You might not even get asked about it.

But slow down anyway.
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My license was suspended in '93 for paying traffic tickets late. It wasn't an issue at any of my airline jobs or interviews. Obviously, the longer in the past it is and the cleaner the rest of your record is/stays, the less it will trouble you.
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Quick piggy back to the question of Tickets, I spoke with the NDR people in washington because the NDR report I got I thought had a mistake, but anyway, they told me that the report that the airlines get on a person only goes back 5 years, yet a lot of apps I have seen ask for tickets going back 10 years.
My point is that I wouldn't worry about tickets past 5 years since the airlines appear to not have access to that info.
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Quick piggy back to the question of Tickets, I spoke with the NDR people in washington because the NDR report I got I thought had a mistake, but anyway, they told me that the report that the airlines get on a person only goes back 5 years, yet a lot of apps I have seen ask for tickets going back 10 years.
My point is that I wouldn't worry about tickets past 5 years since the airlines appear to not have access to that info.
As stated earlier, I personally think it is best to just report it. If you had them at a younger age, you can use the fact that you haven't had any for the last 5+ years as proof that you have matured as far as driving goes. I thought the NDR went back ten years, but I don't know for sure. I just think its better to report them all, and just be ready to talk about it.
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99 in a 70? Was the cop throwing you a bone by keeping the ticket under 100 mph?
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99 in a 70? Was the cop throwing you a bone by keeping the ticket under 100 mph?
Probably, I think 30 and over is an escalation of the crime, and might even be grounds for arrest. I had a cop do this for me once., and he said something along those lines.
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Probably, I think 30 and over is an escalation of the crime, and might even be grounds for arrest. I had a cop do this for me once., and he said something along those lines.
I got caught doing 138mph in a 65, the ol' S2000 can move...............no worries though it was my brother-in-law who pulled me over, but after him actually showing me some pictures of what happens to people in convertibles when they crash, and the lack of responsibility it shows in an interview, I haven't broke 100mph since then. (I only went this fast when I first got the car, I thought I was only doing 100.........)
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