t prop time and the majors

suupah

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Hey any of you guys know if the majors will only hire those with Jet PIC time. are the prop drivers in the regionals gonna get screwed when it comes hiring time again at the majors?
 

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suupah said:
Hey any of you guys know if the majors will only hire those with Jet PIC time. are the prop drivers in the regionals gonna get screwed when it comes hiring time again at the majors?
I don't think so. All my PIC time was TP.
 

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suupah said:
Hey any of you guys know if the majors will only hire those with Jet PIC time. are the prop drivers in the regionals gonna get screwed when it comes hiring time again at the majors?
The majors will look down on your space shuttle experience-The lack of actual IMC time in space will hold you back.
 

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Yeah well, that is turbo thrust time there.
 

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suupah said:
Hey any of you guys know if the majors will only hire those with Jet PIC time. are the prop drivers in the regionals gonna get screwed when it comes hiring time again at the majors?
If my sources are correct.....No pilot with TP time has ever been hired by a major airline. Strange but true.
 

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PIC turbine is PIC; unless you're interested in going overseas to do expat work, you don't need PIC jet. Turboprop PIC is just as good.
 

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Captain Overs said:
If my sources are correct.....No pilot with TP time has ever been hired by a major airline. Strange but true.
Huh :confused:, you're joking right?

Where did the majors find their pilots before the advent of the RJ?


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suupah said:
Hey any of you guys know if the majors will only hire those with Jet PIC time. are the prop drivers in the regionals gonna get screwed when it comes hiring time again at the majors?
The clock struck midnight
and through my sleeping
I heard a tapping at my door
I looked but nothing lay in the darkness
and so I turned inside once more.

To my amazement
there stood a raven
whose shadow hung above my door.
Then through the silence
it spoke that one word
that I shall hear forever more...
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FN FAL-

Was it a phrase rather than a word? I like penis? Nice avtar though.
 

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The majors haven't seen a problem with my turboprop pic either. Do people really think that there is a difference? The only difference I have found is that it was HARDER to fly the turboprops than the turbojets. IMHO.
 

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FN FAL said:
The clock struck midnight
and through my sleeping
I heard a tapping at my door
I looked but nothing lay in the darkness
and so I turned inside once more.

To my amazement
there stood a raven
whose shadow hung above my door.
Then through the silence
it spoke that one word
that I shall hear forever more...
Nevermore
This would sound really cool in a metal song.
 

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mrtoy,

did the lunar module time help you land that job for the majors? Did i see you online at NASA?
 

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suupah said:
Hey any of you guys know if the majors will only hire those with Jet PIC time. are the prop drivers in the regionals gonna get screwed when it comes hiring time again at the majors?
Judging by my SWA interview coming in three weeks, I'd say no. No turbojet PIC, only turboprop and recip.
 
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I'm hoping that my jet time will pay off in the future with a job at a major. I think that the majors will want guys with time in aircraft that are similar to ones that they operate and I don't know of any majors that fly turboprops.
 

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Though I agree about the jet thing, However a fully automated jet with FMS is a lot easier to fly than a turboprop with less avionics. I think that the PIC time is probably the most valuable. And maybe some of the old timers doing the hiring will sympathize with the guys who flew in all the weather like they did starting out.


congrats o the SWA interview. you mind telling me where you are a beech captain?
 

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suupah said:
mrtoy,

did the lunar module time help you land that job for the majors? Did i see you online at NASA?
No but I believe my 2300 hours of turboprop PIC may have had some thing to do with it... The majors don't give a rats a$$ about jet vs turboprop. They want to know if you can be a leader. They don't hire first officers as they can cost to much money...
 

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congrats o the SWA interview. you mind telling me where you are a beech captain?
Thanks!

I'm a captain with CommutAir. Hadn't planned on being here more than a couple years (like all of us), but it's been a terrific experience so far aside from the pay (of course). Several of our guys have gone to SWA, including one just a few months ago. I'm hopeful!
 
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410 Dude: One hopes you enjoyed your time, however quite short, at 410.

To my amazement
there stood a raven
whose shadow hung above my door.
Quoth the raven, "Never more."

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