Regional Airline New Hire Class

northernflyer

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What is some good information to study prior to starting a new hire class. Also what is the usual dress attire for class.
Any info helps. Thanks
 

buckdanny

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The airline should tell you prior to class what the dress code is. Typically business casual, that is slacks and a collar shirt.

Prior to class you want to study the surrounding of the hotel and find out where you can find cheap beers, hoes and where the good bars are!

Buck
 

Butters

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If you have no turbine or turboprop experience, do yourself a HUGE favor and read "The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual." It is made specifically for people about to start their first airline job.

It is very well written and will give you a good overview of transport category systems. I read that prior to class and in my opinion it made all the difference.

Ditto the above on dress code. They should tell you. If not, go with business casual.

Congratulations and good luck!
 

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And don't go overboard trying to find the best 'gouge' that's out there. If the company gives you the limitations and mem/imm action items before class, then great. If not just wait till class starts.
 

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Butters said:
If you have no turbine or turboprop experience, do yourself a HUGE favor and read "The Turbine Pilot's Flight Manual." It is made specifically for people about to start their first airline job.

Congratulations and good luck!
I'll second that. It's a good book.
 

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check out www.jetreview.com If they do not have the aircraft you are looking for then once you get in class and get the information, email them and they will add it for you. It's good for recurrent as well.
 

millhouse21

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If you are starting at Go Jet then wear shorts and tell management that you won't fly broken jets. That should make short work of you.
 

XJslave

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buckdanny said:
The airline should tell you prior to class what the dress code is. Typically business casual, that is slacks and a collar shirt.

Prior to class you want to study the surrounding of the hotel and find out where you can find cheap beers, hoes and where the good bars are!

Buck
I 2nd that find the good bars, and drink some beers.
 

stb

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Pick a time at night to stop studying. Dont study til 3 am then not be able to stay awake during class. Pace your studying dont burnout during indoc.
 
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210FR8DOG

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Flying the Line 1 and 2, Hard Landings. Reconsider, then go get your law degree. Laugh at us all the way to the bank while driving your BMW with your hot young wife on the way to your vacation home in the Rockies.

In the meantime I'll be tryin real hard to impress some mediocre looking chick by taking her to Wendy's for the dollar menu in my '91 Chevy truck that needs new tires, paint, a tuneup, and the radio only works when you hit a certain size bump at about 22-24 miles an hour. All the while tellin' myself, "just hang in there a few more years, it will all pay off!!"

I'd go to law school myself, but now I can't afford it and I'm gone all the time. I don't think they have on-line law degrees.
 

viper548

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210FR8DOG said:
I'd go to law school myself, but now I can't afford it and I'm gone all the time. I don't think they have on-line law degrees.
If you find a place that has online law degrees, let me know
 

jumppilot03

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Just show up wearing your pilots uniform and 4 sripes from the fancy "flight academy"
 

dollacrackho

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get the 121 regs., memorize them all, be able to recite them verbatim.
study advanced aerodynamics and fluid dynamics. umm what else , thermodynamics, multivariable nonlinear calculus, being fluent in mandarin chinese couldn't hurt , jit sao fuo dung tae kwan karate all seven disciplines, salsa dancing , and write a thesis on the feeding habits of the ethiopian nostril aphid in relation to mating. that just a generalization but i think you'll find most airlines are pretty similar.
 

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jit sao fuo dung tae kwan karate all seven disciplines,

...Ah yes, doesn't that automatically make you a FFDO?
 

NuGuy

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Make sure that you are current on the regulations for public assistance and low income public housing.

If you have a family, don't forget to enrole in the food stamp program and Medicaid.

You will be given directions your first day to the local food bank and government cheese distribution point.

Nu
 
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Otto Coarsen

northernflyer said:
What is some good information to study prior to starting a new hire class. Also what is the usual dress attire for class.
Any info helps. Thanks
1: Go to a local sweat shop and ask the employees how they survive on minimum wage

2: Sell your car and buy a 81 Suzuki GS 750 Motorcycle and introduce your self to the line boys at the local FBO. Make an arrangement to "dispose" of their morning 100LL sumps for use in your bike.

3: Apply for section 8 housing

4: buy some hard pretzels and coke and start training yourself on how to stomach this combo for days at a time

5: Buy some shoes that don't contain metal

6: switch to Schlitz, PBR, and/or Miller Lowlife.

7: Boost self esteem by driving through the local ghetto and look at all the poor folks who have it worse.

8: Buy a backpack instead of a flight bag. If you shave real close, you may be able to get in on that office depot "schoolbags for the needy" donation program.

9: Pay off your credit cards

10: File for a defferment on your stafford loans indeffinately

11: Set your cellphone to wake you up at 3AM and practice not answering.

12: If single, lower your standards in women 4 points to prepare for flight attendants, (unless you're going to skywest) PRactice coping with "FOkker's Remorse" Mayve even get a visectomy. If married, Find a good lawyer.

13: say good bye to all of your real friends. Maybe lie and tell them you're joining the peace corps.

14: Learn how to carefully cut porn with a metal flight can into various shapes that fit cockpit panels.

15: Look into Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Paxil, or depending how long you've been CFIing possibly serequel, xanex, or valuim.

16: Practice becoming more negative. For example: bittch to the servers about your meals, read your kids bedtime stories such as Mien Komph.

17: Get one of thos industrial sized jars of Vasoline

18: Make a fake wooden gear handle and mount it to your wall or car's dashboard and practice raising and lowering it.

19: Tell you're kids Santa is hospitalized this year, and presents will have to wait a year or two.

20: Convert your cellphone to a 1-900 number

21: Start convincing youself that you've ALWAYS dreamed of workign for southwest since birth.

22: Tie your flight bag to the fender of you "new" 81 suzuki gs750 and drag it around for a few hours to eliminat that "newbie" look.

23: Take your last puff of the good stuff.

24: Start smoking.

25: Take everything you've learned up to now about flying and flush it down the toilet.

26: Build a good relationship with your doctor, so he feels comfortable writing you 2-3 doctors notes a month.

27: Try and remember what kindergarten was like and start mentally preparing yourself for that scenarion again.

28: Find out early what kind of booze your sim checkairman likes and have a bottle ready.

29: Iff you're going to an RJ, you can practice your new job description at home by purchasing a calculator, or even an old cell phone will work; then randomly and mindlessly pushing buttons for 1-3 hours straight.

As for the dress attire, Most places like to see you in a cutoff shirt 6 sizes too small, and a pair of assless leather chaps. (easy access)
Hope this Helps.
 
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