Heard Back from ACA today

Buckatuna

Active member
Joined
Jul 9, 2002
Posts
26
Total Time
2400
Got a call from ACA today that said I'll be flying the CRJ- great news for me, but I have a couple of questions.

1. Here's a dumb one: on the ride up to the interview on a CRJ I was actually looking at the emergency exit pamplet and its title was for a 'CL-65'? I thought it was a CRJ-200. What am I missing here?

2. Where can I get some stuff to look at about the CRJ-??, so I don't look like a total idiot when I show up for class. I asked Dean Hess this today, and he said they don't give out any material prior to class. I'd rather not hear "Just show up and you'll be fine", I'm a military dude and I'm not that bright, so I need all the help I can get.

3. Any opinions on which CRJ domicile is better?

4. CRJ time to upgrade?

5. I'm open for any suggestions/questions/or comments.

Thanks to all, this board has been a huge help.

Bucka


:D
 

flyby

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 30, 2001
Posts
132
Total Time
4000
congrats

Hey Bucka, congratulations. When is your class date?
 

EOpilot

Dormant
Joined
Mar 20, 2002
Posts
123
Total Time
2000
HIRED!

I love that word.

Got the call today. Dean gave me a class on Aug. 5th for the CRJ.

Oh happy day. I really needed that.

Thank you ACA!!! Can't wait to join you!
 

EOpilot

Dormant
Joined
Mar 20, 2002
Posts
123
Total Time
2000
HIRED!

I love that word.

Got the call today. Dean gave me a class on Aug. 5th for the CRJ.

Oh happy day. I really needed that.

Thank you ACA!!! Can't wait to join you!
 

atpcliff

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
4,260
Total Time
6000
Hi!

I don't know where to get it, but I'm sure there's a systems CD for the CRJ available on the internet. I would go to the Bombardier site, and go to aptap.org and post that you're looking for info. I have seen flash cards available with ERJ info on them, so I assume the same is available for the CRJ. You may also be able to get a CRJ to fly on Microsoft FlightSim, or something similar.

I hope you love ACA!

Cliff
ex-AF
GRB

PS-I just checked my logbook recently. We hung that funny parachute on our boom and refuled F-14s and F-18s during the Gulf War a couple of times! I hope you guys like the gas!
 

Buckatuna

Active member
Joined
Jul 9, 2002
Posts
26
Total Time
2400
Class Date

My class date is 14 Oct. Definately looking forward to it. Was the thread on how hard ground school ever resolved??

Atpcliff: thanks for the info, and 'yes' gas is good, it's like pizza, beer, money, and &%$#&- the more the better.

Thanks for the replies,

Bucka
 

skiddriver

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 27, 2001
Posts
405
Total Time
5000+
Bucktana,

You can find some study cards on the APTAP site:

www.aptap.org

in the tech section. Be aware however that those cards are for ASA and the ACA limits may be different. The Comair limits (that I'm learning now) differ in places and what they require as memory items is definitely different. Remembering that old rule of primacy, it's harder to unlearn bad info than to learn good info on short notice.

The bold face EP items seem universal however, as I believe the airlines just go with whatever Bombardier puts out.

I know that you are rarin' to go on systems and limitations, but first I would focus on making sure that your personal life is locked down so tight that you can forget about it for the duration of training. That will get you through training as well as anything else.

And BTW, congrats...
 

Tri-holer

Unregistered Ruser
Joined
Apr 18, 2002
Posts
186
Total Time
7000+
Congrats Bill

Glad to hear it.

Still waiting for a class date with Comair. But it's coming.

Have a great time in class
 

RJPilott

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 16, 2002
Posts
531
Total Time
some
dude, relax, celebrate the fact you got called, go blow off steam, get trashed, use 3 days prior to class for recovery, then come to class clear headed and ready to learn. ACA will provide everything you need to navigate the CRJ training dept successfully. It may not be in the form of an instructor telling you everything you need ot know, but the materials and time will be there to get through training. Have Fun! Welcome Aboard!
 

2000flyer

EASY FLYER
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
1,586
Total Time
5700+
CRJ-200 Study Softward

Go to http://www.avsoft.net/PILTPRSHP.html. They have software and panel posters (amoung other things) for sale. Read an article about them in on of the aviation mags last month. Programs run $35 or so...don't know how much panel posters are.

Regards,

2000Flyer
 

EOpilot

Dormant
Joined
Mar 20, 2002
Posts
123
Total Time
2000
J41 classes start on Fridays. DoJet and CRJ classes start on alternate Mondays.
 

sideshow

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 5, 2002
Posts
58
I would not study any procedures or profiles because thing are always changing at ACA. If you know the limitations that would be good but thats all I would study, you do not want to confuse yourself with wrong info.
The airplane is very easy to fly and the training is much better than the past. Enjoy!!
 
Top