Go Back  Airline Pilot Central Forums > Airline Pilot Forums > Regional > Retired Regionals > Trans States Airlines
Any 50+ FO in the training programs at TSA? >

Any 50+ FO in the training programs at TSA?

Notices
Trans States Airlines Regional Airline

Any 50+ FO in the training programs at TSA?

Old 01-22-2020, 10:25 AM
  #11  
New Hire
 
Joined APC: Nov 2019
Posts: 6
Default

Iím 41 and making the jump to flight school this spring and canít wait... I just wish I did it 10 years ago!
side note... Iím 6í5 285lbs... will the regional cockpits be an issue for me?
Cwycliffe6978 is offline  
Old 01-22-2020, 05:25 PM
  #12  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: May 2009
Posts: 2,037
Default

Originally Posted by Cwycliffe6978 View Post
I’m 41 and making the jump to flight school this spring and can’t wait... I just wish I did it 10 years ago!
side note... I’m 6’5 285lbs... will the regional cockpits be an issue for me?


One of our first officers in SAN used to play for the Chargers, I think he was at least that big and made it work.
Paid2fly is offline  
Old 01-23-2020, 05:31 PM
  #13  
Gets Weekends Off
 
BrazilBusDriver's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Dec 2018
Posts: 215
Default

Originally Posted by Cwycliffe6978 View Post
Iím 41 and making the jump to flight school this spring and canít wait... I just wish I did it 10 years ago!
side note... Iím 6í5 285lbs... will the regional cockpits be an issue for me?
The E-145 can start to get a little tight height-wise around 5'11" or 6' when standing, but it's not too bad once you get in and sit down. There's a lot of adjustment in the seat to let you get to design eye height.
BrazilBusDriver is offline  
Old 02-07-2020, 05:13 AM
  #14  
On Reserve
 
BrnzAv8r's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Feb 2020
Posts: 15
Default Go for it!

Originally Posted by hfc1969 View Post
Just curious about what the demographics of the TSA classes are currently?

I am 50, just sold my business and kicking around the idea of applying. No military experience, just a guy who likes to fly and now may have the time to do it.

Thanks!
Iím in class now. I was in ďTHATĒ FO class addressed in the other thread. Thereís a lot of gray hair in here. A few returnees to aviation. You likely wonít be the oldest in class regardless where you go.
BrnzAv8r is offline  
Old 02-17-2020, 06:10 AM
  #15  
135 Survivor
 
VOLLU's Avatar
 
Joined APC: May 2015
Posts: 81
Default

I'm 56. Practiced law for almost 30 years. Starting regional indoc next week.
VOLLU is offline  
Old 02-24-2020, 06:26 PM
  #16  
New Hire
 
Joined APC: May 2012
Posts: 3
Default 61 yr old passed TSA training

All - I'll be 62 in April and I just passed my ATP in the EMB-145 on Jan 05. Great feeling. Never looked back. Money...sure I gave up much more than being paid...but I wake up happy! Go for it.

PS - Trans States announced today they are closing their operation at the end of the year. It's a speed bump. Even an "old" guy like me will overcome. Don't have regrets. If you family supports you, fly. You can always go back to your old way of life.
pilot2277 is offline  
Old 03-02-2020, 09:25 PM
  #17  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Aug 2019
Posts: 81
Default

Originally Posted by hfc1969 View Post
Just curious about what the demographics of the TSA classes are currently?

I am 50, just sold my business and kicking around the idea of applying. No military experience, just a guy who likes to fly and now may have the time to do it.

Thanks!
Apply to XJT, beat the seniority rush that I'm guessing is coming to some degree from TSA.
YANXJTPilot is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Tee1Up
JetBlue
13484
Today 06:18 AM
docav8tor
Safety
7
08-18-2019 04:04 PM
peengleeson
Flight Schools and Training
31
10-22-2018 07:39 AM
Flogger
GoJet
24
07-26-2018 05:50 PM
JungleBus
Major
121
12-20-2008 04:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread