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Web000

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Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm looking for some feedback on my African experience. I'm from La Hoya, San Diego and met my beautiful African ex-wife back in 2000 then we decided to move to Senegal (Africa) to be married and i took that opportunity to look for good flying in Africa.

To make story short, I was hired by a charter company and went through complete initial training on 737-200. After completing ground and Sim. I singed a 3 year contract to be part of their team.

I flew as an F/O all over Africa and was very happy to have my first jet job, however, they didn't make it due to financial problems and went bust by end of 2000. The good news, I gained a jet type rating with good
1- African route experience , 2- + 600 hrs. , 3- ICAO ticket with a 737 type rating but bad news i was out of a job for a while in a very difficult aviation market!!.

I've tried to get other jobs but no luck after 9/11 it was very difficult to have a flying job back home, so we decided to stay in Africa and work all types of sales jobs to make ends meet.

Now, i have a big gap for not flying for years and am not sure would it be a problem for me when applying for job with regional when i get back to San Diego??

PS. I flew some guys in their pvt. twins to keep my rust polished somehow but not often though!!!

my TT now is 1215, with 600 jet and 655 MEL and have a 4 year from ASU. in biz. administration. am 34 now....

Thank you for your time,

Web
 

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I'm not usually the grammar or spelling police here, but, I have to ask. If you really were "from La Hoya", wouldn't you know how to spell it?

When you get back to San Diego, just go rent a C512 and get current (maybe 50 hours or so), then start applying. You shouldn't have any problem if your background is clean. Regionals are desperate and you have good hours.
 

FracCapt

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English said:
I'm not usually the grammar or spelling police here, but, I have to ask. If you really were "from La Hoya", wouldn't you know how to spell it?
That was my first thought.....:eek:
 

Kream926

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isnt that how it is pronounced?
 

RideTheWind

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Doesn't take much to figure out Web000 is a flamer, 1 post, can't spell La Jolla the town he claims he hails from, has a 737 type and says has flown it but no aircraft experience in it.
 

Web000

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re: 737

Guys!!

You so right about misspelled "La Jolla"... sorry about that!! I'm a originally dutch and have lived in San Diego most of my life
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Anyways, my experience on 737 as SIC. is what i have right now with my TT.

I do appreciate your help and am still open for any suggestion or maybe take a shot at me
....i do have a big heart...lol

PS. am way out-dated on regs. and all that good stuff!!! do i need to read FAR/AIM when i get back? Do i need to my 6's/T/O, landings, etc...? do i need to do that in twin?

Sorry to ask dumb questions, just i don't have an access to FAR/AIM nor any info out here in Africa!

Web
 

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I wouldn't think that how you spelled the name of a town that you used to live in would have anything to do with your nationality or location of origin. I only lived in MI for 2 years and haven't been back for 8, but I still know how to spell Ypsilanti.

-Goose
 

mynameisjim

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Web000 said:
am way out-dated on regs. and all that good stuff!!! do i need to read FAR/AIM when i get back?
Web
Nope, luckily nothing has changed since 9/11. They froze the books.

Web000 said:
Sorry to ask dumb questions, just i don't have an access to FAR/AIM nor any info out here in Africa!

Web
But you have access to Flight Info!!! www.faa.gov is blocked by your government I suppose.

Web000 said:
Do i need to my 6's/T/O, landings, etc...? do i need to do that in twin?

Web
Yeah go get 6 take offs and landings in the last 6 months, as well as 3 instrument approaches in the last 90 days, and you're good to go.
 

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I usually don't chuckle at responses but these were good. Poor guy. :) ~DC
 

mullet

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Claim you're from La Jolla and lived in San Diego most of your life and misspelled La Jolla...wierd, to wierd .
 

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If you're for real (unlikely), you need to get current. Few airlines will look at you if you haven't flown in years. Study the FAR/AIM, as you will be asked many questions regarding regulations and operating procedures.

Your significant lack of currency is an obstacle.
 

aeronautic1

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Well,

at least he did say that he was the sun (mispell intended) of a deceased high level African official with $14million in a bank in Africa and is looking for someone "honest" to which he can transfer the funds to for 20% of the proceeds.
 

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Web000 said:
Hey Guys and Gals,

I'm looking for some feedback on my African experience. I'm from La Hoya, San Diego and met my beautiful African ex-wife back in 2000 then we decided to move to Senegal (Africa) to be married and i took that opportunity to look for good flying in Africa.

Web

I live in La Hoya [sic] too, and I love the city but I hate living here. Why? The people, that's why.........go figure.

I don't doubt that he really lived here, most of the people here have way more money then brains anyway. San Diego gets more and more like Berkeley every day. It's a dam* shame too, because it's such a beautiful town.
 

aeronautic1

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I once placed a bit on Oscar de la Jolla and couldn't understand why it didn't pay out!!
 

RideTheWind

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Web000 said:
Still looking for some good feedback guys....!!!!!
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Web000

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RideTheWind,

Thankx buddy for your help but i'm no longer in Africa right now. I'm back home in US. and i have had my share of Africa..........

PS. I've paid my dues


Web
 

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English,

what is a C512? Did you mean C152? I guess not, because if you are a pilot you would definitely know what a C152 is. Just kidding, but unless you meant to mispell it, it is quite ironic since you dogged the boy for mispelling La Hoya. Cut the boy some slack. If he is Dutch, it was a simple mistake. If he is flame baiting, he'll get his when Mom comes home and goes down to the basement and finds him on the computer again before taking out the trash and combing her hair.
 
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