GA refers to all non-military or Part 121 flying, gliders, single engine trainers, spendy twin training, Part 135 prop or jet, corporate, fire fighting, etc. Regional peasants pls get bullied.
>>1676426What the hell anon this is a blue board.
thoughts on allegiant air?
>>1676563Don’t go to Allegiant and Spirit if you want good flight benefits
Anyone own their own plane?Ive got a older 150 and its amazing.
>>1676574they've got a lot of domiciles thoughallegiant and southwest seem to be the best for maintaining the best possible home lifei'd prefer southwest because i like 737s though
>>1676563Cool airline, for me the only real draws are the base where I live and the out and back trips, meaning no overnights as a general rule.
>you’ve just gotten back from flying and are tying the plane down>Pic related walks Up “excuse me sir are you the pilot of this plane?” They ask.What do?
>>1676649I'd do a 360 and walk away
>>1676649Shout Allah Akbar
>>1676623Yes but their route network sucks ass. So if you want to do a lot of traveling, you’re gonna have to pay full price for air fare
>>1676563they dont treat their staff much better than their customers.
>>1676649definitely wouldn't open fire haha that would be illegal to even say
>>1676426I don't reckon there's nothing wrong with two planes being together. Long as they love each other.
>>1676694And the bottom plane looks feminine.
so my first flying lesson with a cfi at a local flight club is next week. what am i in for?
>>1676726watch your altitude. more right rudder. watch your altitude.
>rain has cancelled all lessons for two weeks>forecast calls for more
>>1676649>angry fed guy walking up to your plain>instead of an FAA guy its an NTSB guyhow panicked should you be?
>>1676739For the NTSB to get involved I’d probably be dead, or the plane would be FUBAR. But NTSB doesn’t do enforcement, they can only advise the faa.
one day me and my husband will meet each other and fall madly in love. He'll be my anchor in this hellish world. I'll always be by his and he'll always be there for me. I'll stay with him no matter what. I want to hold onto him and feel his arms around me and kiss his face and fall asleep next to him. because he's the only one for me and I'll love him forever.
>>1676650You idiot, if you do a 360, you'll still face the FAA agent
>>1676426>general aviation >GA>not part 91>includes 121 and 135Lolwut
>>1676756Anon is your ideal husband a pilot
>>1676794If he's safe about it. Otherwise I would worry too much about him. and if he's trustworthy and doesn't cheat on me if he's doing it as a career.
>>1676737why don’t you fly in the rain
>>1676779If you can't read, you really shouldn't be flying. Part 135 is GA too.
What’s the best way for a non pilot to charter a ride along with a local pilot?
>>1676874I'll take you with my ppl as long as you pay slightly more than 50% of all flight costs.
>>1676874If he wants money you gotta pay him off the record or the FAA will get their panties in a twist
>>1676874Define the word charter because if taken literally, you'd have to charter a charter operator, otherwise it'd be illegal. If you're looking to just ride along, that's a different story. Generally speaking if an aircraft is taking off and landing at the same place without a stop in between, it's not a legal charter (with certain nuances). If you're just looking for a ride along with any dude on the street, you'll look like a weirdo. Just pay the $150 to the local flight school for a "intro flight" or whatever they call it, it has a million names. No, you cannot pay an instructor to teach you to fly to your destination if you're trying to book an illegal charter.
>>1676832its been thunderstorming. i suggested it but my CFI is lame and said no.
>>1676936So you the only sure way is to hire a sharter company...
>>1676984Yeah bud you don’t want to go up in a convective area
>>1676990>>1676990If you just want to go for an airplane ride and sit up with the pilot, go take an introductory flight lesson.
>>1677017In the United States, General Aviation is anything that isn't airline or military.135 and 91k are definitely GA.
>>1677036thank you for backing me up anon
So, what will happen to Skywest when they lose their United crj200 flying?
>>1677102I hope they go under as soon as possible, but it's hard to kill a cockroach
>>1677110They won’t go under. But losing their United cj200 flying would definitely displace a lot of pilots
>>1677111>>1677110Seethe harder wholly owned fags. You can't all come work at SkyBest. t. E175 gang
>>1676832Illegal for VFR in a Cessna 152
>Fuckin Canada still not hiring pilotsAnyways, what's all this about flying in rain south the border? Is it illegal for vfr private or something? Or could it be against your equivalent of our "Air Operator Certificate"?
>>1676756Ma'am, this is a Wendy's
>>1676617>Anyone own their own plane?Not yet, I want to get a piper cherokee or an sr22 if I win the lotto. How much did you get your 150 for? Do you do your own maintenance?
>>1676649stare blanklyblink slowly
>>1677254desu I was like borderline blackout drunk when I posted that sorry everybodystill want a husband though
>>1677260Are you a tomboy built like an Amazonian?
>>1677263I am a skinny white male. *blows kisses*
>>1677264Femboy mode? Post body if so.
>>1677265buy me dinner first, flyboy.
>>1676649>Excuse me sir, do you have a warrant?>Excuse me sir, am I being detained?>Excuse me sir, but will you avoid asking questions until I have an attorney present?
>>1677264Would you date a trans woman pilot anon
>>1677356No, I'm only attracted to masculine men.If anything, I should be the trans woman.I am passing out now.
>>1677383Respectable but unfortunate. Sleep tight anon.
>>1677383Cute, good night fag
>IF YOU WANT TO LIVE IN-BASE FOR 99.99999999999% OF MAJOR AIRLINES YOU HAVE TO RELOCATE TO SHIT FAGGOT CITIES WITH NO FUTURE FILLED WITH RETARDED LEFTISTS AND MINORITIES
>>1677561>not living in Melbourne, FL and commuting to MIA via rail
How much do you boys worry about the cancer risk of a pilot career?
>>1677778No bitch ass sun is gonna kill me.
I am seriously going mancrazy. I think about my imaginary non-existent husband 24/7. I imagine him with me and that he's holding me and loving me. I imagine what he smells like. I imagine how we'll meet. I imagine our wedding night. I imagine the home we'll live in together. I imagine the clothing I'll wear for him. I imagine the feeling of his hands on my skin. I imagine holding his hand, and cuddling with him, and sleeping with him. I want to feel safe and protected when I'm with him. I want to be the only one for him. I want to care for him and satisfy him in every way. I want to fall in love with a man. When will I meet my husband?I am seriously going insane from the lack of male affection in my life. I need a trustworthy responsible man to make happy.
>>1677784Anon you're adorable but I wonder what brought you to the general aviation threadDo you like small aircraft?
>>1677784I’ve been seeing these schizo posts on here for a couple days. Any interest in marrying the resident cagetroll? I could use a qt wife.
>>1677809>>1677814I like the thought of having a pilot husband.
>>1677778If I'm here long enough for the sun to kill me I'll be content.
>>1677825Like a grey-haired senior airline captain pilot husband or a young angsty CFI pilot husband?
>>1677885Depends on personality. I'd be open to either. "angsty" is a turn off though. And being an airline captain is a signal of an attractive personality.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cargo-plan-emergency-landing-hawaii-1.6088062stay safe out there boys. >>1677885actually, tbqh, if a not-hideous airline captain ever showed me affection and desired me, I would probably melt like butter.
>>1677784>I imagine what he smells like.What does he smell like?
How does the career track of someone flying military fixed-wing compare to the grind on the private side? Is flying for navy/AF a better career?
>>1677778i don't think the risk is so high that you're screwed or anything
Bouta make a new thread to dispose of all the fag talk
>>1678026He’ll just follow.
>>1677825Ngl I’m glad women(and femboys) still think being a pilot is cool.
>>1677825Young angsty cfi pilot candidate husband reporting in
Can I get a uuhhhhhh....Cute Tomboy WSO?
>>1678258Can I have a pretzel?
I like how this thread is going
>>1678262*Double taps mic*
>>1677894>stay safeIf all the questionably maintained 45+ year old 172s I've flown haven't killed me nothing can.
<<<<<Pilot husband NEEDED>>>>>>>>
You guys are all retarded. Being a pilot fucking sucks. Imagine trying to fly the shitty jet you dont fit in for 5x 1.1 hour legs randomly throughout the day in shit weather going to and from shit airports and living out of hotels and rental cars. The best part of my day is when im pre-flighting on the ramp at the FBO because sometimes i get a brief tinge of "yeah i guess this is kinda cool" but then I am quickly reminded that this is a retarded thankless underpaid profession with way too much responsibility
>>1678557How much do you make per year?
>>1678565Oh shit is it gonna suck for me? 170lb 6'2" hungry skelly.I kind of like living in hotels and going to new cities. A major part of taking avia is wanting to travel. Should work out ... Right?
>>1678557Quit being a whiny pussy or find another job loser. Let me have your job, I just got my CPL and CFI. I'd fucking kill to have a full time job rn in aviation
>>1678320if it hasn't fallen apart or exploded in the last 100,000 flight hours what are the odds it will today
I have a Baofeng handheld radio (BF-F8HP). Is there any way I can use this to communicate with tower in the event of an emergency? It doesn't let me get into the lower frequencies (136-174MHz VHF & 400-520MHz UHF only). Is there anyway around this or do I need a new radio?
>>1678557Based being a pilot sucks-er. Cause i hate my job and wish i didn’t do this shit professionally. Not a CFI or regional chump either.>>1678808Baofengs are easliy moddable to the frequencies 108.0-135.97, but i have no idea how to actually use the radio myself.
>>1678847>hates being a job>not CFI or regionallet me guess, ameriflight?
>>1678262Prez best girl
>>1676775Newfag detected. Lurk moar.
>>1677784Odds are you'll either miss til expectations get lowered, or you'll realize no man can fit your ideal, because all of them have a handful of virtues sometimes, but are annoying, insensitive, completely oblivious motherfuckers the rest of the time in the best of times. Those of us that are masochistic enough to hold onto our ideals tend to be either shut-ins you'd literally have to walk in on to find, or paranoid as fuck after watching everyone else's failed attempts and probably getting burned a few times themselves. Good luck though, and far be it frome to crush a dream. Good luck finding your husbando.
Can any Florida pilots tell me what the fuck is this
>>1678557If you were smart, if any of you were smart, you would just get into leasing. There is no money in airlines.
>>1679113I have major trust issues and can't open up to people. I've been in bad relationships in the past. I'm way pickier about personality than appearance. I also prefer guys older than me. I tell myself that the smart thing to do is just stay single. but then every day my mind wanders to what's missing. I'm going to bed now. Alone as usual. Wishing my pilot husband was here so we could cuddle. >>1677904like strong 2-day old sweaty man musk. I want to inhale his armpits after a weekend of yard work. >>1679171Responsible intelligent risk-averse hot pilot men deserve affordable plane insurance!
>>1679169Maybe an old rocket launching facility or something?
>>1676649>according to article 4, section 2 of the the articles of confederation I am a Free Inhabitant and as such I do not recognize the jurisdiction of the FAA>Sir I was not flying, I was traveling.>What? As an individual sovereign citizen I preform my own medical assessment and had deemed my self safe to fly whilst taking my medication. Yes, I've prescribed myself codeine cough syrup with sprite in a foam cup
>>1679195Was flying from Nashville, so about 20 minutes north before descent into Orlando. Somewhere in north central Florida.
>>1679204Pinecastle Impact Ranch, military base where they run bombing exercises
>>1679169>Can any Florida pilots tell me what the fuck is thisBombing range.
>>1679203tfw not subject to parts 42 or 61
Is it true that military branches are still looking to recruit a lot of pilots? Or did Covid fucking up airlines see to that?
>>1679253the military is always desperate for pilots due to issues with retention.
new friend here from /sp/ - how slow is this faggot board? and which plane did you train in?
>>1678725Pretty damn good because nobody bothered to maintain it during the last 100,000 flight hours and it's now 50% micro stress fractures by volume.
>>1679532Why issues with retention? People drop like flies from the training?
>>1679734Most Pilots do their 6 year commitment then get out, and their standards and recruitment make it a long process before they can be replaced.
>>1679169Avon park practice range. It’s also got MacDill’s auxiliary field nearby so a few branches use it regularly for a variety of training. Interestingly enough the Florida fish and game folks allow it to be hunted on though I’m unaware of the full details of that aspect of it.
>>1679824>allow it to be hunted ona thousand animals at a time
wtf is going on here? one second hes over Illinois the next Tennessee.
Have any of you guys done United Aviate or a similar program?I've been considering a career change as I recently have been really into playing MSFS (Lol).From what I've gathered, it seems like you have to take on some debt to do the training, and then slave at shitty airline/charter jobs for like 5 years before getting hired by a real airline?Can anyone comment on the career path between flight school to becoming a first officer for a legacy?Also, what is the schedule like for airline pilots? How many flights are you doing a week, overnight layovers, etc.This is not a troll post. Actually interested and would appreciate some feedback.
>>1680054Watch this guys channel and it’ll answer most of your questionshttps://youtu.be/swUAepqWX3shttps://youtu.be/kNiiB7hRTLM
>>1680054generally it goestraining > timebuilding (could be CFI or any other random job > regional (generally for around like a half decade- including time as first officer and then time as PIC which counts toward PIC turbine that that bigger airlines want) > major/legacy
>>1677784>I need a trustworthy responsible man to make happy.>4chan
>>1680111>female>on 4chanlolAlso checked those digits.
>>1677784Look anon I'm not gay but if you wanna fly just let me know.
What is going to happen to the hundreds of crj200 pilots at Skywest when UA says no more?
I have my PPL check ride tomorrow. I went through the ACS and I feel ready. Wish me luck.
>>1680173Just b urself
>>1680173Good luck anon
my school just lost 3.5 172s to a strong wind lol
>>1680173You'll be fine. Just remember the DPE is just another pilot and fly normally.
>>1680179How strong we talkin' and were they tied down properly?
>>1676794not OP but my boyfriend holds a pilot's licence, should i dump him
>>1680054The only flow/gateway worth a pint of piss is he AA regional flows to AA. That’s because there is an actual guarantee of a job. Every other gateway guarantees only an interview, or even less. UA Aviate has a really bad rep because of how many people are kicked out of the program by UA before the interview for little to no reason. Look on APC for better and more vivid descriptions. Almost no gateway program is a positive. In a gateway, you are now under the magnifying glass the whole time you’re in the program and you’d dare not fuck up for multiple years. Call in sick once once Christmas? You’re out. They don’t have to have a reason to kick you out of the program either.A better choice would be CFI > Regional > ULCC/Cargo > dream major without any bullshit handholding or jew scheme
>>1680177>>1680178>>1680180Passed the oral, but weather was shitty so I got a LOD despite that I’m still proud of what I did. Didn’t feel nervous once we got into it, the worst was when I was waiting to start. The next time he’s available is Thursday, so hopefully the weathers good then. That should be pretty easy. Fuck IACRA, it can really be a pain in the ass sometimes. This is the end of my blog.
Will the femboy please post tummy?
>>1680375Discontinuance or disapproval? Keep in mind there’s no reason to abbreviate that one bruh. Enjoy the continuation next week.
>>1680375Nice, the first oral is always daunting. Again just remember to keep your cool during the flight. You've done all that stuff plenty of times before so you'll be fine. And while IACRA is a pain in the ass I can only imagine the headache it was like in the past with all paper.
>>1680227microburst (or so people are saying, it blew a shitload of trees and stuff down) and no they were just chocked since it was the middle of the day
>>1680308Endeavor is gaining a true flow to Delta similar to AA.>A better choice would be CFI > Regional > ULCC/Cargo > dream majorThere is no reason to switch from a ULCC/LCC to a major. After slaving as a CFI and regional pilot, there is no reason after spending a few years at JetBlue to lose the seniority you’ve built up to jump for a legacy. No point. At that time you’re already likely in your 40s and might as well just build up your seniority
Fuckin monsoons baby let’s GO
>>1680781this. it's best to just sit on whatever major you get in, the money is good and everything gets better with every passing year
>>1680781Endeavor isn’t going to hold a true flow if ALPA gets their way, its not set in stone yet. Also, ULCC to legacy makes perfect sense for people interested in what a legacy offers. Its not abnormal to get on with a ULCC in your 20s with zero PIC jet time, and assuming you aren’t a career change faggot, your age would be well below 40s getting in a ULCC. Given how well the ULCC model fared compared the legacy model, there’s something to be said about ULCC superiority for pax job security.
>>1676426I was under the impression that ANY aircraft could fall under GA so long as you started removing seats.>>1677102Nothing, SW to this date is buying up CRJ 200s and I doubt United will liquidate them considering they just recently started picking up Alaska and GoJet. Without SW, during covid, not a single flight for United, Delta, or American(eagle)/Envoy would have flown at times.>>1677172Hello Brother >>1676617>Anyone own their own plane?I was thinking about getting one of them electrical parachutes.>>1677291I still think it's stupid that simply handing over your licence is considered forfeiting it.>>1677561Just be conservative and buy a mobile home> t. chicagolol, on my way from work I just watched a male of enriched melanin jut-out from the drivers side window (black Lincoln) and strike the neighboring vehicle (black Nissan with some from of brown cup, likely in an attempt to damage a shotgun passengers window. The Nissan driver didn't even seem to react, which I think perfectly illustrates the overwhelming tide that comes with living in these cities. My very soul is drenched in apathy as I wallow at the hallow man become. Some days the emptiness is so great I have to focus on anything to keep myself from facing my emotions, struggling through the day until the sweet embrace of unconsciousness take me asleep.>>1677778Depending on your aircraft, radioactive material outright power your lighting system for the passenger cabin. Half the AOG I see has radioactive warnings or labels, I'm surprised you outlive ATCT.>>1678725Pay for an inspection; it will cost the value of your plane, but you deserve to be financial crippled for being stupid. Maintaining an aircraft is expensive and buying one is worse then investing in a boat. Most people ride them till their annual, then they shit up a hanger indefinitely. You are a single prop strike are bird strike away from being permaBUSed. It's genuinely sad what happens to most of these aircraft.
>>1680962Of course some skypestfag feels the need to reply to the whole thread. No, handing your certificate to a fed for a ramp check is not a surrender of the certificate, that’s 100% a boomer myth. Surrendering a pilot certificate is a very formal process.
>>1680965Unlike autopilots, some of us can't spend all day at the bar before gacha-gaming our way across an ocean an autoflight.Hmm, this is what I get for trusting the boomers.
>>1680740Ouch that sucks. Bet the chief pilot was livid.
>>1680962You do realize that United announced that all the crj200s are going away.. right?
>>1681126Ya, so they say, and yet they've been buying up 200s this whole time. Don't expect them to actually removing these aircraft till 2030 (starting), with a full phase-out likely taking another decade.You'll be dead before the 200.
>>1681165>don’t expect them to remove these aircraft until 2030 (starting)Lol
Bobros im on track to become a usmc air crewman but I'm wondering what can I do with it as a civilian. Btw aircrew can be doorgunner, loadmaster, flight engineer, flight mechanic depending on if I get fixed wing or helis.
>>1681337el al maybe?
>>1681337Engineer is the best track you can do for civ transfers. If you get an option to take the FAA license exam at any point, do it and get a FE cert. Part 61 which certifies civilian pilots allows 500 FE hours to count towards your ATP. You’ll be getting time in the cockpit with at least 2 qualified pilots all the time with real flight planning, weather and operational experience as it pertains to the cockpit. Do it fixed wing in the herk if given the option, I don’t think the USMC has anything bigger. Don’t touch helos as a flight engineer, your time there is worthless as a civilian.In the civilian world, loadmasters are usually minimum wage kids who moved up from loading a FDX/UPS size jet to supervising the load. Not a job worth having. Door gunner obviously doesn’t have any use as a civilian, and I can’t speak to a flight mechanic, as in the civilian world an in flight mechanic will usually be the flight engineer who is also an A&P if they’re needed to be used as a mechanic after landing.Full disclosure, professional flight engineers are rare in the civilian world, but it gives actual flying credit as a pilot and real experience for your career outside the muhreens. Go have fun as a herk flight engineer Cpl Airwinger
>>1681337work in a small mechanic shop making $17/hr fixing flight school planes
>>1681425He said aircrew not ground crew
>>1681461That’s what he thinks
>>1681013>not being able to pull an “American Made” and fuck your wife from Mexico to Arkansas while the autopilot does the work.Consider getting autopilot.
>>1677182Not accurate. Rain is fine, if you can still see.
>>1681344> in the civilian world an in flight mechanic will usually be the flight engineer who is also an A&P if they’re needed to be used as a mechanic after landing.What civvy places would still use a flight engineer? Thinking of getting my A&P as well as ATP in the long run...
>>1681879Lynden, kalitta 2 charters come to mind immediately
>>1681883>KalittaIt'd be a fat shot at a job, but getting to work on a 747 would be a dream come true
>>1682029Not K4 Kalitta, K2 Kalitta if you’re talking flight engineer. K1 and K2 are alot easier to get on with.
I think one of the most disconcerting things I have observed about the general aviation community is the differences among the DPEs and instructors. A couple students at my school failed their orals because they didn't know a lot of technical specific shit so I crammed like a mad lad for my oral and had absolutely everything memorized. Sure enough, I didn't get asked a single fucking technical thing. No ARROW. No AVIATE. No V-Speeds/performance. No mechanical questions. No weather questions. NOTHING. Dude just kept hitting me with a bunch of practical scenarios and wanted to know what I would do in those situations. In some ways I guess I am disappointed because I spent so much time memorizing all the nitty-gritty. In other ways I guess I am glad he didn't bother asking me those things because I did in fact know them all and the discussion we ended up having was ultimately more productive for me personally.>ps you're a retard if you dont understand why max maneuvering speed changes with your gross weight. how you even made it this far without knowing this blows my mind but apparently lots of people fail for this
>>1682094You are supposed to know the specifics relative to the aircraft’s practical limitations, and systems knowledge in order to troubleshoot issues, but there are aircraft references like the POH that exist to be referenced, not memorized. The evaluator is supposed to provide scenario-based questioning to assess your applicative and correlative knowledge, not just your rote memorization of figures and facts. Also fuck this new catchpa.
>>1682094They probably failed it for good reason. DPEs can be dicks but they can feel your vibe out to see if your ready for that license or rating
Thoughts on this ? (Evektor Sportstar)I find it pretty comfy for its size but the throttle is a bit fucked up. Extremely sensitive at low throttle and then one inch barely does anything.
>>1682115>rotestop saying this
>>1682129how 'bout you learn to dictionary
>>1682129Why? It is not only the correct word to use, but one the FAA uses to describe the lowest level of learning.
Ok.. this is based
>>1682094In those practical scenarios I'd bet he got the technical stuff out of you. He just didn't ask you to blindly write shit up on the board and instead had you apply that knowledge to a real scenario.
>>1682086Did not know they had other stuff. Thanks for the head up>K2 fleet:>727-200F: 4>737-300: 2>B737-400F: 6This sounds so cool. Definitely looking at them for the future.
>>1682143United is really going balls deep on the new tech coming into the industry. Im looking to see how it will work out for them.
>>1682115The slides captchas suck, but the regular ones are easier than the oldschool ones from the pre Google captcha era.
>>1682129I don’t know why but this made me lol
what would you guys consider to be the comfiest single engine plane?
>>1682242Cirrus. I get sleepy when I fly in them
>>1682281That's just CO poisoning.
Forgot to do clearing turns and failed. Everything else was perfect. Someone please end me.
>>1682300I’m not flying Cirrus with 10k hours on the airframe
The Great Debate:Continental or Lycoming?
>>1676649why? is there anything written on the back of your jacket?
>>1682362Lycoming all the way.
>>1682362Pratt and Whitney
>>1682313Better pay for the next ride my friend
>>1682481I know it's impractical and not economical but the Skymaster is cool as heck and I want one
>>1682490There’s an abandoned one at the airport I train at.
>>1682492Yeah, I imagine an out of production twin that's any more than a year out of annual is a suicidal project plane unless you're an A&P with lots of shop downtime.
>>1682493>out of production My guy that’s a significant portion of general aviation.
>>1682506Of course, but it's always harder and more expensive to find parts and labor for the oddball stuff. Maybe the Skymaster is more like maintaining a pair of 182s though and less like keeping a Super Viking flying.
>>1682507I still see skymasters flying around, I wouldn’t consider them rare. I think they’d be about as bad as a C182RG as far as parts availability, only double the engine expenses.
>>1682490push/pull inline configuration is the god tier of twin engine configs tho
>>1678808Aren't baofeng FM while aircraft radio are AM ?
>>1682490Some company, I think Amphere, made a hybrid Skymaster.
>>1682568Most aircraft radios are FM except ADFs
>>1682564I hear differently from those who fly it.
Damn I just got awarded my third type in a year and a half and its only been 2 months since my last new type and fleet. My company is so fucking willing to burn money so I can buff out my resume and bounce. Hell yeah.
Guys I need some direction I’m pretty tired of instructing, and have my hours to jump to the airlines. Interests change over time, and now I have zero desire to work at an airline. A freshly-hatched dream is to fly a Beaver in AK doing tours or charter stuff. I have like 1200 hours, plenty of multi instruction given, and a 141 check instructor qual, but I don’t even have my ASES rating. What should I do to make this pipe dream a reality? I hear the ASES rating isn’t difficult to get, but I’m not at all familiar with what a good candidate for air tours looks like. I don’t imagine I’ll walk in the door with a newly-minted seaplane rating and walk out with a job.
>>1683420Networking is the best way to get s job in AK doing anything, alot of ASEL flying there is tailwheel, so you should get an endorsement at a minimum before or after commercial ASES add on. The vast majority of flying in AK is Special VFR, not IFR dur to insanely high IAP minimums that are above VFR mins. Good luck on networking. As an aside, being a Part 141 Stage check instructor is not an impressive statement, and it’ll never mean anything beyond an interview at the regionals. Don’t be a code and call yourself a check airman, ever. I was a 141 stage check instructor too, its not considered any more evaluative than a normal flight lesson where you evaluate your students current skill level. Just be aware.
>>1682313Did my clearing turns this time and am now a pilot.
>>1676426Euro here, when will the airlines unfuck themselves?There’s no way to get in for a low hour and I refuse to pay the Jews at Ryanair 30k for a type.
>>1677778Seconding this anon >>1677838 stress and malcontents are probably gonna kill me sooner than the sun.
>>1683523Are European carriers not hiring again? In the US it’s beginning to boom
>>1683537Only a few have cadet programs, the only ones I found are Ryan and wizz, but the former asks for 30k upfront with no reimbursement for anything, le latter is starting up again but it’s prioritizing their former employees.Other airlines are back to hiring but it has become like to us, on average they ask a 1000 to 1500h’s minimum with at least a couple of hours of jet time and a type.I could go for the flight instructor route but my school advised me to do otherwise.Corporate it’s barren, cargo are pretty much the same as passenger carriers as long as their requirements go.I feel shitty to be honest a little bit cheated too, I worked my ass off to do my best during my integrated atpl and after all that effort I'm stuck with no flying job and multiple ratings to keep current.
>>1683542in the USA, type rating is paid for by the company and they are giving cash bonuses for pilots again.
>>1683546I fly in Europe.
>>1683488Appreciate the advice. I’ll look into the tail wheel endorsement, I may know a guy. I’m not trying to impress anyone with that statement, although I can do more than stage checks. Check airman is not a 141 designation, so I couldn’t call myself that. The point is that I am under qualified for the job that I desire.
>passed PPL last summer>Passed Airframe on SaturdayNext up is Powerplant, GROL, SatCom, and NCATT
>>1683492Nice, who are you gonna take flying first?
i hate being a CFI so fucking much
>>1683694watch your altitude
>>1683730watch your airspeed
>>1683736Watch your rpm
>>1682094For that question specifically when I was in school they were still teaching the "it's like shooting a bow with no arrow" garbage that is absolutely fucking over students later
>>1683694Then move over and let people who actually want to teach do it. Your selfish half assing is making half ass pilots.
>>1683740watch your cylinder head temperatures
>>1683747watch your coordination
>>1683744watch your atitude
>>1683420Gosh nobody has ever flown bushplanes in Alaska out of desperation beforeHow cool and original
>>1683769Gosh nobody has ever wanted to go to the airlines beforeEat my ass
>>1683744I don’t half ass it. Too much is on the line to give shitty instruction. I’m not risking my certificate because I didn’t train someone properly. But that also doesn’t mean that I don’t hate this job with a burning rage, because I do
>>1682362Rolls Royce Spey
>>1683779gosh nobody has ever wanted to eat my ass beforenow i feel special
>>1676426>GA>nothing but Commercial and Majors posting>every single one of these illiterate retards is a pilotkek, never change.Anyway, are there any GA Mechanics or Repairmen who are willing to trade horror stories, I always love reading about the stupid shit owners get into.
>>1682365No clue what's in the image.>>1682362Whatever is on sale.
>>1683805As a CFI, what category of aircraft do you NEED to fly?Couldn't you just fly an ultra light, like an electric parachute?
>>1683856Different anon, in pre covid “pilot shortage” times, as long as you had the legal ATP mins that’s all that mattered. You can’t log ultralight time, but if you’re sport rated in a powered parachute (that isnt being flown under ultralight rules) you can fly 1250 of your 1500 hours in one of them, hell, time in a hot air ballon would count too. You just need 250 PIC in airplanes, and 25 hours in AMEL for an ATP at a regional.
>>1683852>a mechanic calling other people retarded
>need a stagecheck before i can progress my training>put my name in the queue>bunch of chinks say they wanna go before me so i let them>they all fail>now for some reason the stagecheck schedule is really backed up>cant progress with my training until i do the stagecheck. have to waste $400 at least once a week just to get a flight in and stay proficient enough for the stagecheck when i eventually do ithonestly flying is somewhat starting to lose its appeal for me. ill finish my PPL out of some bitter "finish what I start" attitude but I wont be happy about it. None of teh CFIs at my school know how to spell correctly and all the experienced instructors basically cherry pick students and fly maybe one hour per day with them while fucking off for the rest of the week
>>1683881>Implying a&ps are retardedThe oral/practicals and written for general/airframe/powerplant are harder than ANY of the 4 pilot ratings>t. Pilot and A&P
>>1676617I used to have a DA 20 before I had kids. It was a lot of fun until it needed work. If I ever get another plane it will probably be an NXcub because I will always hate tail dragging.
ngl I kinda miss the gay femboy who was in here earlier desu senpai
>>1683972So that means you just need to put in more hours for the study material. That's something anyone can achieve provided they have the time.
>>1684072Yeah they seemed cute. Just wanted the handsome pilot bf.
>>1683805You can't possibly give your all to something you hate doing. Stop taking advantage of your students and quite asap. Or just kys.
>>1683892You fucked yourself by letting guys in line ahead of you plain and simple, blame yourself and never let it happen again.>>1683972>4 pilot ratings???
>>1684110You know, 1,2,3 and 4 stripes >kek
>>1684107Not him, but don't be naïve. I would wager a good half of flight instructors don't particularly enjoy their job.
What do I do if ceilings are 2800 (OVC) but there are scattered at 1000 and I’m trying to fly some pattern work. How can I steer clear of clouds and maintain vfr clearances when I’m flying more or less along a track?
>>1684163Just my VFR in IMC, I do it all the time. Who’s gonna see you? Yeah, no one,
>>1684217turn off your lights, ads-b out, and transponder to activate stealth mode
When are planes gonna finally be cheaper? Why does it cost this much to buy a new Cessna 172 even?
>>1684289They won’t in a general sense, but i can say flying in a nowhere town is more likely to get you a cheaper rental rate than flying in a major city.
>>1684312>They won’t in a general senseYeah, that sucks.
>>1684289That’s why you buy experimental like the Sling TSI
>>1684163Adjust your track if there’s a cloud or two, head somewhere with better weather, or fly another day.
>>1684163If you’re staying in the pattern, you just have to remain clear of clouds. You don’t have to be 500 below. It says that in the FAR.
>>1684217>Who’s gonna see you?the coroner
>>1684086Ah, so when will you be getting your A&P license then?>>1683972Out of 32, only 5 passed after 2 years.How was it on your end?
>>1684564I won't, you only need to resort to that when you fail to get accepted into University for any Bachelor or Master program in Aviation or related. Why settle for being a mechanic when you can become an actual FAA engineer with a degree?
>>1684531VFR into IMC death rates are exaggerated, no one get disoriented bro. Plus, I’d you’re already instrument rated all you’re doing is just not separating yourself from other traffic, just have ASDB bro.>>1684601Damn, wish I knew what a FAA Engineer is. I can tell you that no aviation university has standards of entry, if you’ve got the money or loans, they’ll take you.
>>1684649>Damn, wish I knew what a FAA Engineer ishttps://www.faa.gov/jobs/career_fields/technical_careers/ https://www.faa.gov/jobs/career_fields/technical_careers/media/ENGINEERS.pdf"FAA Engineers are required to successfully complete a full four-year professional engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree, or higher, in engineering at an accredited college or university. "> I can tell you that no aviation university has standards of entry, if you’ve got the money or loans, they’ll take you.If you got money all paths are always open, but the fact you don't even know what an actual FAA Engineer is tells me enough. Just remember with an A&P you're a god among insects, but not a god among men.
>>1684649Mechanics (with or without a&p) are essentially to engineers what nurses are to doctors. They get to do most of the grunt work while the engineer oversees.
>>1684677So you’re saying a “FAA Engineer” isn’t anything beyond being a regular engineer working for a three letter agency? Yeah, show me your FAA Engineer certificate next time you wanna try that. The words you’re looking for are “an engineer who works for the FAA”. You don’t need special training or certification to apply to a job on linkedin as an engie.>>1684681Design and maintenance are very different fields, just because there’s some overlap doesn’t mean they’re related at all. You’re comparing car designers in Detroit to José down the street who can top off your blinker fluid.
>>1684736>T. seething forklift certified mechanic without an engineering degree.
>>1684738Damn, but was I wrong tho? Get wrecked kid, I’m not even a mechanic.
>>1684739>Damn, but was I wrong tho? Yes, it's clear you have no idea what you're talking about and you have zero experience in the field.
>>1684740lol, say what you want shitter but if you were right you wouldve said something else. Keep replying bro you’ll get me eventually.
>>1684649>VFR into IMC death rates are exaggerated, no one get disoriented brokek, it's literally the #1 cause of GA deaths
>>1685004What did they yell at you for this time?
>>1685005he was being facetious, moron
>>1683892>bunch of chinks say they wanna go before me so i let themYou deserve to fail if you just let people step on you like that. Show some fucking resolve.
>>1683975>I will always hate tail dragging.Go fuck yourself and I hope I never have the misfortune of sharing a cockpit with you
>>1685005No, loss of control is #1. Controlled flight into terrain is #2. VFR into IMC is #3.
>>1685056Especially the chinks XD
>>1685152A well deserved you. Join now for $9.99 a month, see exclusive footage, stories and experiences of people living their fetish. Looked it up, the domain is actually for safe :o
>>1684107Holy fuck this is the most PPL thing I've ever read. You must be a 17 year old student pilot who's never worked a day in their life
>yay look at me! I’m an attractive looking flight instructor who benefited after the company canned 30+ instructors to pass off their students!>I love my life and I am a rock star instructor :) :Dhttps://youtu.be/u8uNwtm6Kno
>>1682313You're fucking braindead dude. Boggles my mind that people can fail checkrides
>>1685327It should be illegal to post a "day in the life" video if you're a CFI or regional FO. No one fucking cares.
>>1685331It should be illegal for women to be pilots
>>1685340The social media ones tend to be mostly women, especially those pushed by main companies. You know, being progessive and all.
>>1685327I don't really want to watch shit that but I assume it's all rainbows and butterflies? No talk about the long days, shit pay, 5 minute lunches, late or shit students?
>>1685329Checkride failures should be much more common. I hate flying with some scummy fuck that has no clue what they’re doing
>>1685415Maybe you should stop flying with women
>>1685415Just protect yourself when you fly with them and don't care when you're not. The industry will eventually see what happens when you let diversity dictate the market and not ability.
>>1684564Most of my current class has their A. About 24 kids? We should all have our P by end of December. GROL, NCATT, and SatCom next summer for those of us doing Avionics.Get a fancy bachelor's degree on top of. B.S. in Aviation Maintenance Science with a concentration in Avionics Cyber technology. Gets us engineering jobs without the engineering math. I'll probably end up doing engineering at Lockheed or Raytheon hopefully.
>>1685458No it won’t, as their diversity quota will get the pilot hired, and the union and second crew member will keep the pilot employed, meanwhile a white man slips up and he’s on the chopping block unless the union is really good.Just another reason to not wirk for skypest
>>1685502Yes, always get a B.S. and the engineering degree.
>>1685458>The industry will eventually see what happens when you let diversity dictate the market and not ability.>2 more weeks.Seriously they don't care, they haven't cared for at least 40 years, they will make up their own reality as they go along and it will be accepted. They will lower the standards as they did with everything else and keep them there, even if it's just decoration.
>>1676649I was once flying a military helicopter when some FAA boi tried to ramp check us while we were getting gas. The warrant I was with was based as fuck, basically told the guy to eat shit and die.
>>1685340It should be illegal for women to go outside
>>1685541It should be illegal to be a woman
>>1683892shoulda done part 161 lmao>stagecuckslearn and PASS ez
>>1683892>falling for the 141 memeno one feels bad for you, should have done some research
>>1684289>Why does it cost this much to buy a new Cessna 172 even?Cuz you gotta explain to passengers why they get queasy or feel uncomfortable flying in a small plane, and the easiest way to do that is to make sure that only the rich can fly.
>>1685512>when you let diversity dictate the market and not abilityLet me explain something about demographics: with the possible exception of 1-2 pilots, none of the people on this board have any ability. And both those pilots that do have ability, got officer commission through the military.All of the past world aerobatic champions are white, all but 2-3 current airshow performers are white. The US advanced and unlimited teams are all white.If you let diversity dictate the market, aviation could hardly be more of a cesspool than it is now.Compare this to healthcare -- doctors have to do a grueling residency, they are interacting with patients every day ,in some cases times their patients die no matter what they do, they have a higher suicide rate than the general population. Nursing has some of the same challenges, yet is a career that has traditionally been accessible to single mothers.The average for-profit airline pilot is a fucking dumbass, can't fly for shit, no theoretical knowledge, doesn't have to interact with anybody besides other pilots. What are you complaining about?
>>1685957If you think for one second that some dirtbag officer has any more skill than you or I, you’re absolutely deluded. The average pilot candidate is a brown noser who can run a good mile and a half and has no flying ability at all. Meanwhile my tax dollars pay for his training so afterwards he can sit on his ass doing SHARP training and stocking the squadron snack room instead of any operations related to his wings.
>>1685957>Let me explain something about demographics>proceeds to spew garbage and speculation without evidence
How many of you fags are on suicide watch rn and unemployed should've become a train driver
>>1685972knowing that the market fell through makes me further not regret getting out of flight school in 2017
>>1685976Why? Was a great time to get an extra master degree.
>>1685957I'm not complaining, i'm just helping Anon out of his dream the diversity hires are at some point going away because they don't have the best possible performance out of everyone applying. 50 years ago maybe, but now there is auto-pilot and every airport has fully functioning digital system that monitor every aspect from take taxi, take-off and landing. You could put a monkey in the plane and it would safely fly and reach a destination. The only thing they need a pilot for is being end-responsible and the fact legalities require it. Your skills don't matter, where they do, expect it to decline further over the next decade. You're the notary stamp who's responsbility it is to go through the checklist and sign-off.
>>1685978i became disillusioned with the prospect. my flight school was full of people riding the GI bill (either theirs or the GI bill their parents earned), people who got a bunch of free flight money for not being white males (especially if they were black females), and a bunch of kids from some of the richest areas of the state (more specifically in and around the capital).me, i was just a guy from the rural part of my state who decided to give it a shot because i was moderately interested in aviation at the time. i got tired of hearing about flight every 2 seconds from the students there, mainly because thats the only thing they know enough about to have a lengthy conversation about. i dont want to hear someone talk about a stage of their training for the 50th time in a 2 week stretch. all flight students ever talk about is flight, fucking, and flings. i moved on and i dont regret it one bit.
>>1685987oh and dont get me started on all the retarded regulations. i thought maybe flight would get interesting after i finished private pilot training, but no it doesnt. you just get stupid fucking shit like IFR en route charts that you need multiple sheets of paper with each part of the chart printed on them so they can be read.
>>1685981>t. only hand flies with his personal "yoke"Good job outing yourself as an incompetent retard.
>>1685987Having had the benefit of going to a big flight school that’s also a regular state school, it was nice to have the normal college students tell other pilots to shut the fuck up about flying. Most of the pilot population would learn to shut the fuck up by their sophomore year, myself included. Now it causes me pain to tell people what i do, because pilots are cringe. Hey look at me, I’m a pilot, i fly airplanes, WOW
>>1676426CFIs have you ever had a female student who wasn't basically this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCJCcssBQzw
>>1686079who cares, if you don't visualize the airport layout or understand the significance of runway incursions, obviously you will make some trivial mistakes on comms.the fact is that it is a more fundamental error to not be able to fly the plane in the first place.White american christian men are very sociable, amicable, they value a certain style of communication. Yet they continue to put passengers in small planes and then do the accelerated stall into the ground, accelerated stall into mountains, accelerated stalls in all the places. Why? Because they have no discipline, no theoretical knowledge, no desire to exist outside of their comfort zone.The woman, overcoming social norms just to be in a plane, has already the rudiments of effective piloting.
>>1685958>The average pilot candidateHaven't met any. I talk to the subset who flew fighters, and liked it enough to continue flying. They tend to do well in contests, and besides being competitive, they're also fun people with a good sense of humor.>Meanwhile my tax dollars pay for his trainingI can wait to make fun of the USAFA students until we meet at the same contests. I haven't seen them fly in person yet. But yeah, you're paying for their shiny airplanes.>>1685981>The only thing they need a pilot for is being end-responsible and the fact legalities require it.If airline pilots were all quality people, then there would be no fear of getting replaced, because a computer cannot be a positive role model or inspire the youth. The fact is, the professional training pipeline creates pilots who are sort of scummy and mediocre, so you have to sell yourselves merely as a thing that safely manipulates the controls.>>1686046>Hey look at me, I’m a pilot, i fly airplanes, WOWYes, if someone asks me my hobbies I'll usually mention birdwatching or extreme sports. When I started flying full-scale, the people I talked to were only interested in Rubiks cubes and playing MapleStory.I have no idea why it is the case, that the average Part 141 student is not a very interesting person. A mechanical engineer, for instance, will tend to view activities through the lens of engineering, yet generally will not feel compelled to talk about the coursework itself.I accredit a combination of young age, and a lack of observing ego. Combine with a fascination of flight, that is in the Bible and everywhere. "Thou shalt not place graven images further from the point of rotation in such a way as to exert greater torque than I, your God."Afterwards Jesus impregnated his corpse with chromium ions, and it had a higher modulus of elasticity.
>>1685972I got a job at the school I learned at so I'm all good now.
>>1686102>the average Part 141 student is not a very interesting personGod I know this. Most of the people in my courses only talked about flying related things. It's like they don't, or perhaps can't, have any other hobbies due to flying. Maybe because it doesn't come naturally to them or something?
Are electric airplanes just vaporware or are they actually plausible, at least for short hops?
>>1686124Plausible for short hops, especially with new advances in structural batteries. Definitely not for at least 5 years, more realistically a decade.
>>1686046im glad to hear that im not the only one who has experienced this. i just wanted to talk about games or something, but the flight instructors were the only ones who didnt talk about flight shit, partying, or relationships (85% flight shit in these conversations). i just wanted some flight buddies to talk about bullshit at the flight school and maybe some video games with. there were some autists at the flight school, but they only ever spoke about flight shit too. if i ever did go back to get my license for some retarded reason, i would probably do part 61 with a guy i know at the local airport.
>>1686264*only ones who didnt talk solely about those three things
>>1686264>there were some autists at the flight schoolThe autist ones only talk about flight shit. Period. No drinking cause they need to be a good little pilot and lmao relationships. One guy I knew while nice only talked about aviation. Even when I tried to talk about video games he only played War Thunder or some kind of airline tycoon game.
>>1686274"normal" flight students only talk about the same shit, but their repertoire includes partying, sex, going on trips to random places because their parents are rich, and who they are attracted to or are in a relationship withi would argue that the autists can at least talk about things that are more interesting than those "topics"
>>1686275True. I guess the guy I knew was pretty special. And ya the rich fucks are annoying. Especially the chicks cause all the thirsty guys flock to them. Didn't talk to many of them, though, cause when I wasn't flying I was either working or in class.
I’ve been an unemployed CFI for 1 year because there are absolutely 0 CFI jobs in Florida. I would relocate to another state but I can’t afford to move….
>>1686276i was in college full time during the time i went to flight schooli fucking hated how much you had to study flight shit during your small amount of free time
>>1686276also on the note of the rich folks - we never really had a lot of those here in the rural part of my state. it was really obnoxious hearing all these people with parents making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year who talked about casually going on multiple trips to europe and places like that each year.no wonder i couldnt befriend anyone there - i absolutely could not relate.
>>1686131I was wondering if a 5-seat plug-in hybrid airplane would be feasible in today's market.I'd aim for a 3-hour electric only endurance and use a 3 cylinder, 2-stroke inline engine that burns jet fuel as my range extender. I'd also put solar panels on the wings and on the horizontal stabilizers so that the plane can recharge itself simply by sitting in the sun.I'd also want the plane float-compatible.
>>1686442I was wondering if a 0.5-seat plug-in hybrid airplane would be feasible in today's market.I'd aim for a 0.3-hour electric only endurance and use a 1 cylinder, 2-stroke inline engine that burns jet fuel as my range extender. I'd also remove structural reinforcements on the wings and on the horizontal stabilizers so that the plane can stay aloft simply by sitting in pockets or air heated by the sun.I'd also be willing to consider any necessary compromises, including the use of alloys which can spontaneously combust when exposed to liquid water.
>>1686295>no wonder i couldnt befriend anyone there - i absolutely could not relate.If you can't stand to befriend a few spoiled rich kids, just wait till you interact with actual poor people.The ones in the hospital are so desperate to feel neglected, they won't eat, they won't take medicine, they'll even shit themselves and fight anybody that cleans them up in order to get an infection.The bariatric patients can also be bad, usually they request food to be prepared in a special way and refuse to eat it otherwise, but at the end of the day if you bring them Jell-O and ice cream they will eat it. The poor patients are so desperate to maintain their self-pitying ideology, they will literally kill themselves rather than changing their self-concept.(pic is OC)
>>1685976I don't regret it. I started flight training around 2017 and I make 80k+ a year and work 4 days a month
>>1686560Well if you think that's good I started training in 2011, and make up to 50k on a good year. Canadian.Wait... Shit