Airtran dropping 121 mins

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I had heard from a inside person, that Airtran is going to be dropping the 500 hours of part 121.
 

rk772

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That would be nice. I've got plenty of turbine PIC but its all 135.
 

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greygoose said:
I had heard from a inside person, that Airtran is going to be dropping the 500 hours of part 121.
No surprise. There are a lot of good fractional and 91/135 guys out there getting picked off by SWA, UPS and Jet Blue.
 

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I heard the same rumor recently and I really wish it was true as I have many friends on the 91/135 side of business. A couple of days ago however I talked to the recruiting folks and was told the rumor is totally false. No such plans for now but who knows what the future holds. :(
 

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About time. Stupid requirement.

Some PFT jacka$$ from GIA could apply, but not a real pilot from say, USAir (furloughed) if they had no 121 PIC.

Another stupid requirement that needs adjustment is the 1000 turbine PIC for SWA. Since when is 1000 PIC in a Caravan better than someone with much more time at a regional, or lots of piston twin time.

I defy anyone to give an example of where a Caravan pilot is somehow more qualified than a higher-time piston TWIN-ENGINE pilot. Especially if the twin is pressurized. Either disallow SEL turbine, or get rid of the requirement. WAY too arbitrary.
 
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greygoose said:
I had heard from a inside person, that Airtran is going to be dropping the 500 hours of part 121.
IF this is true, hopefully jetBlue will do the same.
 

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furlough-boy said:
JetBlue doesn't have a 121 PIC requirement
Nope they have to have PIC in a jet more than 20000 pounds gtow. I guess my 3000 hours of lear PIC isn't good enough for them. Well I'm getting typed in a 747 classic in september maybe that will be enough to get a thanks but no thanks letter. ;)
 

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furlough-boy said:
JetBlue doesn't have a 121 PIC requirement
Yes they do...otherwise they would have two SIC's flying the aircraft.
 

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Koslen said:
Nope they have to have PIC in a jet more than 20000 pounds gtow. I guess my 3000 hours of lear PIC isn't good enough for them. Well I'm getting typed in a 747 classic in september maybe that will be enough to get a thanks but no thanks letter. ;)
You should re-read their requirements.

www.jetblue.com
 

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DonVerita said:
IF this is true, hopefully jetBlue will do the same.
Love that Avatar!
 

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Koslen said:
Nope they have to have PIC in a jet more than 20000 pounds gtow. I guess my 3000 hours of lear PIC isn't good enough for them. Well I'm getting typed in a 747 classic in september maybe that will be enough to get a thanks but no thanks letter. ;)

Read the fourth bullet again dude. But go ahead and get that type, and pound your chest at the interview!

II. Minimum Qualifications:

• 1500 hours total time in airplanes (excluded: Helicopter, Simulator, Flight Engineer time)
• 1000 hours turbine in airplanes
• 1000 hours Pilot in Command Time*
• 1000 hours in airplanes at or above 20,000 pounds (maximum takeoff weight) or 1000 hours in large turbojet airplanes (12,500 lbs or above)
 

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I think every airline should require 5000 PIC Turbine minimum unless you are a chick, then you should only need 500 hours total time.
















LOL......just kidding.
 

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Thanks for the heads up! I should know better than to believe what I here on the road. I just finished filling out my app. Last time I tried O couldn't get the internet application to work out. I heard others had problems also. This time it work perfectly. Thanks Again!
furlough-boy said:
You should re-read their requirements.

www.jetblue.com
 

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Or at least 2 years lead guitar in a 80's glam-rock megasuperband.
 

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capt. megadeth said:
I think every airline should require 5000 PIC Turbine minimum unless you are a chick, then you should only need 500 hours total time.
You should have no problem getting on with UNITED then:rolleyes:
 

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PurpleTail said:
You should have no problem getting on with UNITED then:rolleyes:
Like, Oh ma God, like are they hiring? Like, how do I apply?
:rolleyes:
 

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I don't think it's going away, no one is talking about it online.
 
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