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Old 01-16-2007, 05:21 PM   #21  
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If you want to become a good pilot fast and build a lot of multi-engine PIC time, Cape Air is not a bad choice. You grow up fast flying real pax with no F/O.

I see them all the time in PVD and there is a bit of envy when I see them taxi out.

I know nothing of the company, but that is real flying if you ask me.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:35 PM   #22  
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I agree with Saab. That is real flying, and real experience. To think back of my thought process and how I flew with 300TT and how I fly now is so much different. It is mind boggling thinking that I could have gotten hired with 300TT with the way I operated then. Its not that I was a crappy pilot, its just that in no way think that I was ready to become a professional pilot at the level that this requires. That is like going from little league to the minor leagues. There is just so much to learn from experience and from your own mistakes that you may learn at the wrong time or maybe even never! Im not saying that it cant be done, but you are missing out on a lot. There is enough other piloting jobs out there that you should take advantage of before you make the jump. Just my 2 cents though.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:38 PM   #23  
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I'll agree with rubbersidedown!!
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I think a lot of these low timers breeze through training because most of them are typed in the CRJ already, or at least have taken an extensive course for the CRJ, and come to class already knowing how to handle all the automation. Instead of getting their CFI's they bought a CRJ type rating. They don't actually have enough experience under their belts to have gotten used to flying a real airplane in the real world. They can however fly the heck out of a CRJ sim. It's safe bet for companies to hire these guys because they are all but guranteed to get through training. The lack of experience probably doesn't show until after they are out on the line flying into busy airports and through rough weather. By that time, it's the captains problem. I'm not judging anyone, to each his own, just my thoughts.

You are correct!!
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I bet the guy that got on with Pinnacle is one hell of a Play Station player!!! I garantee you that I could jack him up in a Cessna 172 before we even call ground to taxi (make him confused) as to what the next step is!!! What a joke.
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does anyone know if Cape Air is hiring FO's at the moment?
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #27  
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If it helps, I was there for two years. I can say without any exaggeration whatsoever that the time I spent in the left seat of the 402 in the Northeast helped me grow as a professional pilot more than any other point in my career so far.

EDIT: D'oh, didn't realize the remainder of this thread was from 2007 and someone rose it from the dead. Sorry!
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does anyone know if Cape Air is hiring FO's at the moment?
Go to the company website. It looks like they are only hiring C-402 captains.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #29  
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What the heck are they going replace the 402s with when they eventually wear out? I suppose at this point it is all conjecture...

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Go to the company website. It looks like they are only hiring C-402 captains.
Just out of curiosity, what does a typical 402 CA earn. Also, how senior are the FL bases?
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