Gondola editionGeneral Aviation (GA) refers to all non-military or Part 121 flying. GA flying includes gliders, single engine trainers, twin training, Part 135 prop or jet, corporate, fire fighting, personal ownership, fractional ownership, etc. Regional peasants pls get bullied.Previous: >>1730836
What's the consensus on Diamond's 42 and 62? I think they're an interesting GA aircraft but they could be huge pieces of shit for all I know. I've heard they're relatively expensive
>>1746098They're sweet on MSFS2020Personally not a fan of diesel. They stink, make a ton of vibration and noise, require MORE maintenance and really just make sense for generators, ships, big rigs.
>>1746098I have flown the DA 62 for around 19 hours now and I can say that it is almost certainly a massive waste of money. Don't get me wrong it is an extremely beautiful and safe plane but our max cruising speed is around 175 kts which isn't the greatest. The Fadec system is really nice and basically turns the plane into a push to start. No joke I can literally start the plane in less than 30 seconds and not having to adjust the mixture means that the engines are preforming at their maximum capabilities all the time. Be advised that the DA 62 takes jet A negative so the fuel is going to cost more than your typical multi engine. Overall I'd much rather have a tbm than this plane.
If I fly SIC on a single pilot rated plane that I'm not rated for can I log any flight hours?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbYszLNZxhM&feature=emb_titleWhat do you guys think
Where do I get a good gouge for Skywest, Envoy, and Endeavor interviews?
>>1746119retard who's about to lose his ticket.
>>1746108Do you think >>1746102 is correct wrt engine vibration/noise and maintenance?
>>1746119This >>1746140I think he staged it
>>1746144The DA 62 is actually surprisingly quiet inside the cabin at leat with headsets on. It's comparable in noise level to other multi engines
>>1746119>dumbass douchebag deliberately crashes his plane
>>1746109If part 91 and/or the aircraft doesn’t require a type, you can fake it till you make it as if you were a safety pilot.If part 135 and fully trained and checked for your aircraft, the company could have op spec A062, or you’re stuck with logging only legs that require you. Such as 135 pax without autopilot, under certain rest/flight time scenarios that require a SIC, taking off under C079 which requires a takeoff alternate, or flying internationally with a pic above age 55. Not that the list is extensive.If it pertains to the largest part 135 cargo operator in the US, their charter FOs are logging time illegally unless the specific leg requires an SIC for above reasons. This operator doesn’t have a SIC logging exemption. If this applies to you, ask away
>>1746119The red flag for me is that he was not using an emergency parachute and didn't have a PLB. If you fly with a parachute you fly with an emergency one not a sport one. And if you fly with an emergency parachute you always have a PLB with you because being alive in the middle of nowhere isn't very useful. He was flying with a sport one judging by the straps and ripcord position and handle. Oh and there were clearly a few suitable outlanding locations. T. glider flier
What's the minimum altitude you could bail from a light aircraft, have time to pull your rip cord, have it open, and be able to make a fully retarded landing?
>>1746213Yes, it's pretty obvious he has a sport chute. The D-rings for the quickdrop slip-offs are a very visible tell. You don't have those on an emergency chute, only on sport chutes with a separate reserve.
>>1746119What a faggot. Hopefully the FAA prolapses his anus.
>>1746108what's the TBO on those engines again?
>>1746119What a retard. I saw at least 2 areas that would be suitable for an emergency landing. Dumb faggot bailing out of a nice airplane, this isn't GTA.
>>1746234Nice projection, faggot
>>1746332Sorry, I had just finished prolapsing your mother's anus when I posted that.
>>1746349>I posted it again!
I just quit my CFI job today. Right at 1475TT. Multiple interviews this coming week. I hope the class dates are not too far out
>>1746408>>I posted it again!
>>1746415Best of luck mate
>>1746415how do you explain this gap in your resume
What is the instrument on the left for/called? I presume it identifies positions of other aircraft, maybe other stuff shows up too
>>1746445yeah looks like an embedded traffic indicator. Maybe a lightweight TCAS unit. Shows relative positon, relative altitude and maybe direction of flight.
>>1746445Quite the descent rate you have there.
does it matter where you go to flight school? does it just come down to picking the cheapest one in a place you'd be willing to go?
>>1746434What gap? The airlines obviously know that the only reason I was a CFI was to get my hours to apply for them
>>1746119kek he probably could have glided to the opposite side of the country >>1746481Try to find one with good instructors? i think those are the most important
>>1746217Depends on the type of parachute. We flew gliders using emergency parachutes and the rule of thumb was above 100m.
>>1746119It's like he didn't even try to glide it anywhere before bailing. It also looks like the engine restarted on the glide into the mountain. >I always fly with a parachute!What a massive faggot. For that reason alone he should lose his license.
dpe made me fly out to some bumfuck airport that was surrounded by steep forest valleys and was 2500 feet long. I failed the first time with this dude for not giving briefings and apparently not testing the brakes.I had no other dpe choices this time because my 60 days were about to lapse. I get in the plane, do my runup and realize I forgot to save the chart supplements on foreflight. Dpe notices Im trying to figure out how to get the center frequency but also realizes I do not have any chart supplements. I would simply download the charts on my phone if I had service to do so, but yeah somehow they got deleted off my phone and I did not have them on my ipad. Dpe then takes the controls and taxis us back and says he is doing me a favor by not failing me. Takes my 450$ plus tip and tells me to come back next week before my shit lapses. He says he wont charge me as much, but I do not want to give this man another dime. Ive spent 1300$ on these two commercial checkrides and I have yet to take off in a plane.I haven't failed any check rides before this one and I'm going to have to do the whole check ride over again if I do not do it next week. I'm thinking fuck this dude because it clearly isn't working with him.
>>1746644>dpe made me fly out to some bumfuck airport that was surrounded by steep forest valleys and was 2500 feet long.uh, get gud? lol
>>1746644If this was your private I'd say he's being a dick. If you can't handle shit like this for a commercial, you're pathetic. Go fly on your own time to this mythical airport on your own and check it out. Download some charts, check your brakes, give briefings, READ THE FUCKING CHECKLISTS. I know people who will fly to other states to pass a checkride with a DPE and you can't handle taking a plane to another airport for an easier ride? You get what you deserve!
>>1746644honestly anon you're kind of retarded for not having anything that could surprise you covered. having your efb set up / having backup is basic
I have an interview with Air Wisconsin coming up next week. I’m really excited but also nervous as hell. I really hope they give me an offer
>>1746814Shithole company, unless you live in MKE get a different job
>>1746815there isn’t anything wrong with Air Wis. They have Aviate and great benefits. The pilots I know there love it
>>1746644Thats what you kids deserve for not using paper charts
>>1746119>disabled comments after everyone called him outholy lol
I quit my CFI job less than a week ago and I already feel physically healthier
>>1746818I'm all the way on the west coast but the problem I hear people talk about is the company has extremely questionable prospects in both the short term and long term. I'd get concerned about spending any more than 4 years there.But I've also heard people say this for a few years now so who the hell knows.
>>1747324I hear the crj200 is a great aircraft to fly
>>1747230>I already feel physically healthierWhat about your penis? Harder and longer erections? Sensitivity increased? Better quality and quantity of semen expelled?
>>1747416Go for it mate, turning down a job in the current climate would be stupid.
>>1747465I don’t have sex..
cfi is in the works, looking for more new stuff to read to expand my knowledge. Going through the naval aviators guide to aerodynamics, definitely a more challenging read than any of the other faa free handbooks. Any recommendations?
Bros, Really struggling with my CPL.>can’t focus more than 10 mins>not retaining things >can’t grasp the more complicated concepts pertaining more to airline opsI’m a leaf. So we’re pretty much relegated to doing the online Harvsair course which is mind numbing amount of content. Need to write 3 consecutive full length practice exams at 75% before they give you a letter of recommendation for the actual write. I know changes have to be made in my life to get there. It’s honestly a ‘physical’ feeling in my head on a daily basis, wake up and just feel this weight in my forehead that makes it feel like it takes energy to keep my eyes open. Got my PPL 3 years ago. It was work but I don’t remember struggling nearly this much. Am I alone in this?Any suggestions on things I could do to improve would be appreciated.I just want to fly pic related. I actually have one, have about 20 hours logged so far (also own a 180) That’s the bitch of it. Doesn’t make a lot of sense to have a commercial to fly a cropduster but it is what it is..I feel like a fucking retard and it is driving me insane.
>>1747895Do you masturbate? This is a relevant question
>>1747899Try to keep it to a minimum. Really haven’t over the last few months. Have a gf and we are ‘active’.
>>1747902stop having sex. It will help you focus
>>1746644there's no rule that says you can't sticky note that shit on the inside of your aircraft
>>1747966I'd love to have a 337G as my personal craft.
>>1747976Some company is buying them up and turning them into hybrids
>>1747895>So we’re pretty much relegated to doing the online Harvsair courseWhy not using straight the one of Pilottraining and/or buy Culhane's manuals to help yourself?
>>1747895Go on holiday, have a break.
In terms of passenger comfort, how do these cabin layouts compare in your opinion? The good: 3-4-3 747-400, A380; 3-3-3 777-300ER or 2-4-2 787 (both JAL), 2-4-2 A330/A340 The bad: 3-4-3 777-300ER, 3-3-3 787 or A350 The ugly: 3-4-3 A350 (Orly Sud-Guadeloupe), 3-3-3 A330 (Air Transat) The last longhaul flight I took was on a BA 747 that was 10 abreast. I was 16 and of average height (5'7") and it was okay. But my dad has flown from Toronto to Addis, 12-13 hours on a 9-abreast Ethiopian 787. Big yikes
Saw this lad on approach earlier today (didn't take pic related) and took some interest. It's a charter a340 on its way from vietnam for the third time in a week (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/HFM623/history). It was just in antartica in a couple months ago too https://simpleflying.com/hi-fly-antarctic-airbus-a340 . Pretty neat.
>>1747976Be prepared to pay tons in maintenance. I'm an avionics tech and one of our customers has a 337 that he flies everywhere. The things are an absolute pain in the ass to work in, takes way too long to get anything done. Neat aircraft for sure, at least.
Bros how fucked am I without a bachelors as far as an aviation career? I’m halfway through my PPL and feeling good about my piloting, and I can finance a CPL independently with my govt contracting job but the thought of doing that AND putting three or so years into a random degree to check a box fills me with dread.How easily could I take a fresh CPL and get work that would get me to 1500? I don’t need to fly a mainstream carrier but how viable is anything else without college?
>>1748300your CFI is worth 40-50 uni credits. That’s like 2 years off
>>1747895What the hell airline ops are they putting in cpl now? I know of the new flight duty times and alcohol wait requirements, but I don't remember getting much for airline shit
I'm thinking about trying to take a Cessna 152 to above 10,000'. I assume you just maintain a cruise climb the entire way with full power and mixture full rich.
>>1748293Yeah I'm in an AMT program right now, so luckily labour costs would be me. I have heard the rear engine compartment is the biggest pain in the ass. I'd imagine the twin boom part of airframe inspection will be a bitch to get into.
>>1748328Probably lean it as you get higher. But ya pretty much.
>>1748328>>1748390Should be fine as long as he’s not a fat old man
>>17482442-X-2 is the best because you can sit by the window next to your wife and don't give a fuck about anything. peak comfort.
>>1748328At what altitude do you have to have a pressurised plane/have oxygen or is there no ruling?
>>1748416In Canada, 10k to 13k is allowed for half an hour. Past that, oxygen required. Realistically, almost 20k is able if fit and healthy. In theory.
>>1746119100% staged, what a fucking retard.
>>1748416I'm not going to linger up there. Just hit 10000 take a picture of the altimeter and then glide back down.
>>1748503Good luck, post the photos here
Is 25 too late to get a PPL and apply for a military contract in the US?
>>1748536u got a bachelors? If so, definitely not
>>1748561I do have my bachelors. Will need to get eye surgery though, hope the waiver process isn't a pain....
>>1748563Whats your eye sight like? If possible I'd wait for the air force to pay for it because I think they like it a certain way.Im not an air force pilot but I have a first class medical with 20/50 vision. Just needs to be correctable with glasses to 20/20.
>>1748567It's pretty shit, been a while since I've checked the aeromedical reference guides but I believe it's out of the range to be corrected with glasses, but well within the range for surgery. I'd definitely wait to get approval from AF/Navy before getting surgery, as I hear getting it on your own can make the waiver process harder. Any chance there are some Milfriends in here who know what branch would be my best bet for an aviation slot? Not interested in Helis if that wasn't clear, so no Army.
>>1748615There might be a general on /k/ for people in the forces, might be worth having a look there.
>>1748503i cruise at 11000 and 12000 almost everyday unpressurized. you'll be fine unless you're an asthmatic boomer. just have fun with it
>>1748710There's a difference between cruising at 10k every day and going up once. Physiologically the body adapts to the high altitude, but it takes time (like going to Denver from New Orleans, the first day you're out of breath). Now if he's just up for a few minutes to snap a picture, that's probably fine, but I wouldn't linger.
>>1748536a shit ton of people get started in their mid 20's
Imagine, if you decide to kamikaze your plane at any point, you'll have a dozen youtube videos explaining why it happened
>Everts is hiring DC-6 FOsTell me why I shouldn't do it
>>1747895>can’t focus more than 10 mins>not retaining things>can’t grasp the more complicated concepts pertaining more to airline opsIt's the covid brain fog.In all seriousness though anon, you're either retarded or need a break, because the commercial was not hard if you've done the flying and the ground school to back it up. The SARON and the SAMRA are much more difficult. If you can't figure out what small amount of "airline ops" you need for the CPL good luck on your As.
>>1750080>Posts anime picHere's a good reason
>>1750178cry about it nerdtron
so is the schedule/work-life balance for a regional airline pilot still terrible after you've been at one for say, 5 years or so and you've built up seniority?
>>1750080Do it, bro. Radial stuff would be a dream come true.
>>1750080fuck off we're full
>>1750080Seriously, FUCK OFF. You can't handle it. Stay in the Lower 48 where ATC holds your hand and there's an airfield every 5 feet to wreck your completely replaceable $5M turboprop aircraft built in the 2000's. YOU WILL NOT touch the last of the DC-6's left in the US. Anyway, you won't get the FO slot anyway. They're hiring literal bush pilots.
>>1750648YIP is a depressing place
>>1750648Cheatline is the way to go
I have a PPL in the US. If I went to Europe, Japan or Australia, can I rent an airplane and go flying there? Where do you get a European sectional?
what's the best part-time job I could get as an Aviation student that would help me find a full-time job after I get my degree
>>1750830become trans and pimp your axe-wound out
>>1750830Do an internship
>>1750876Doing an internship next year is mandatory for me to get my degree. Lost my old parttime job a couple of weeks ago. Closest airport is offering a parttime position handling luggage. Not sure it I should go for that or look for something else.
CRJ or ERJ?
>>1750936Sounds a bit shit but what else can you do part time at an airport?
>>1746644>frogposter with no chartsyes i would love to fly in ur plain!!!!
>>1750978not much to be honest.
My brain says go to regionals and get in with a legacy carrier but my heart says fly on-demand car parts charters in a 50 year old dc-9 in the middle of the night
is it worth getting my PPL in the year 2022is it worth considering to use that for a future commercial pilot job in the year 2022
>>1751035Time to Rock and Roll
>>1751032I'd say go for the latter option now, especially if you're young. Will still be good timebuilding and in the future you can switch over to a legacy if you get tired of on demand at night.
>>1750950Depends on the airline and your goals. In general I’d prioritize a base you want to live in, a base with movement in both seats of a given airplane, and the opportunity to fly. The ERJ Is the more “comfortable” airplane and generally speaking most of them are newer and more reliable. Dunno about republics fleet though because they’re aging. Besides that it’s really up to you to pick based on your goals during and after whatever regional you pick.
>>1751041seriously though passengers are fucking gay>arent you a little young to be a pilot?>please tell me it wont be bumpy>you have to hurry, i have a connecting flight to catch>*claps and hoots the nanosecond tires touch the ground*
>>1751095>*claps and hoots the nanosecond tires touch the ground*>"we're doing a go around"Nuthin' personal, kid
>>1751032How can you hesitate when there's a opportunity to fly the Diesel 9 (which is probably going to be a series 10 of at least 45 years old)
>>1751095Haha Americans>I must enjoy this cause in Canada there's no jobs, they don't pay well, and we don't have many airlines to start with
>>1751125cause I'd have to live in detroit
>>1751038>yes>no>maybeFly because it's fun.
>>1751038The commitment for a PPL is tiny compared to CPL, just schedule a flight with an instructor and you’ll know if you want to pursue it.
>>1751477How long does the CPL take to do?
>>1746119this nigga's going to prison.
>>1746644nigga how hard is it to check that you have shit downloaded BEFORE you go out to do a checkride? sounds like you got lucky that you werent failed.
>>1750650>N783TWhot damn, TW's DC-9s are still around? and by extension, Ozark's DC-9s are still around? those things are fucking ancient.
>>1746108>Jet A >More expensiveNigga whut? Jet is always cheaper then avgas. At least in the US. Also 175 cruise is repectable in a light twin. Unless thats what it gets at 100% power.
>if you planned everything correctly, did your turns at the right altitudes, and judged the wind properly, then you have been at idle power since abeam the numbers on downwindIs this true?
>>1751598Probably not. Maybe with some small aircraft but generally not a good idea here cause half the year is cold and you'll shock cool the engine and be in a pickle if you have to overshoot.Also in some pipers and the C182 you wouldn't even have a solid downwind, to base, to final. Would just be one turn from downwind to threshold
>>1751517You don't go to prison for crashing your plane idiot
>>1751681If its an accident, yeah.
>>1751095>>arent you a little young to be a pilot?I'm 30 years old and look like i'm 15. This one hottie who came into the flight school for a discovery flight asked me how old I was, and when I said 30, she said "what wow you look like just a kid". She was only 21. fucking bs
>>1751743Did you shag her?
>>1751762no......??? why would she want to shag someone who looks like a kid?
I just found out that one of the female CFIs at my school has had sex with multiple of the other CFIs
>>1751785hannah is a saint fuck you
>>1751785Yeah you posted the same thing last thread or thread before last. Get her number and bang, you fag. Double wrap, tho.
>>1751785>People are having sex What's so amazing about that?
>>1750648>>1750650This makes me wonder, were Dassault Falcons or Gulfstreams ever used as regional airliners? There's one carrier who flies to Nunavut who uses Falcons and Bombardier Challengers
I'm at like 150 hours. I don't want to teach. How the fuck am I suppose to build up enough flight hours to work at a regional? 1500 hours??? Why so fucking many?
>>1751880>womanThere's your problem
Restricted atp requirements is the dumbest shit ever
>local part 135 op that uses exclusively GA aircraft requires 1200 hours minimum >different local airline only requires 500 hours to fly their falcon 20s How does this make sense
>>1751915The difference between me at 250 hours and me at 1500 hours was insane. Problem is that I am a rare case. I built experience flying tons of single pilot in higher performance aircraft. Instructing is probably the worst way to become a great pilot because after the first few hundred hours it becomes so routine that you stop learning to think outside the box. Get your time and move on, the rest of us have had to do it and some of us chose to learn as much as we could along the way.
>>1751919135.243 subpart (c). Really the whole part applies but that's probably a specific enough example to you go learn it. Key word is PIC... promise you're not PIC in that falcon at 500 hours.
>>1751829>>1751849I saw her and another CFI making out in the schools supply closet when I was about to walk in to grab 20w50 oil
>>1751926I want to keep my skills sharp and continue to improve. Sitting in the right seat making telling someone what to do doesn't seem like it would give you a lot of experience. It also seems boring and low pay. Will airlines take in people that have all their ratings but just built time being hobbyists?
>>1752046Not a pilot, just a simmer and lurker so don't know but are there clubs you can join and do competitions so you'd at least have something to back up the hours you've done? I know that gliding can be competitive but idk about regular planes.
>>1752095it is bad
>>1752098Have sex incel
>>1752107it was unprofessional. Have you ever made out with a girl at work?
>>1752114>he's never gotten airborne headngmi
>>1752114Yes, like a lot of normal individuals, unlike you, incel
>>1752240>it’s normal for co-workers to make out at workcoomer
>>1752241Why denying it? Why not admit it that you would love to have sex at work and that you have already fantasized about at least one female colleague?
>>1752060I'll have to look into it. I've seen the retards that come into the school were I fly out of. I cannot imagine having liability tied to them while earning only like $20K/yr. The only benefit seems to be that it's the quickest way to build hours.
hey /n/, I wanna get into sailplanes, but I'm a big guy (6'4 280lbs bodybuilder), would I fit in one? if so, would my weight be a big disadvantage in soaring?
>>1752562height should be OK, weigh could be a problem, the real question is if sailplanes need more gay people, and I think the answer is no.
>>1752622thanks anon, but I'm not homosexual, I'm just big
>it's another VFR to IMC CFIT episode
>>1752646>Fly in IMC conditions>Vertical speed is neutral>Wings leveled, no pitch>Altimeter is descending dangerously towards zeroHonestly, is there something that you can do to avoid death, or should you just say your last words and accept your fate?
>>1752672Contact tower, declare emergency, tell them exactly what is happening, and you might get lucky enough for them to direct you out of IMC if you're close enough to break out. There's no room for pride or ego when you're blind in the fog.Really, though, you should be checking current and expected conditions/AIRMET charts pre-flight and know when to scrub. Sometimes it's bad enough conditions or veteran enough controller that you can tell it's a bad idea just from the tone of voice giving you the data.
>>1752646But I NEED to get home so I can go to work tomorrow!
>>1752646>flies into cloud>pulls CAPS handlepshhh nothin personal kid
>>1752646>sees cloud>flies into it>oh no how could this happen to me?
I like small regional jets and I have 1500 hours. Should I apply to fly the e145 or crj200? The base I want has both
>>1752672Wonder how the fuck my attitude indicator and VSI both stopped working at the same time but my altimeter is unwinding.
>>1752640a big homo lmao
>>1752914What companies? There are much more important QOL factors from one outfit to the next. I don't know of a company that flies both.
>>1753037Commutair and Air Wisconsin
>>1753038I thought Air Wisconsin was dying. Guess not, just COVID layoffs.
>>1753043Air Wisconsin is better than ever. They are an Aviate partner and are starting cargo operations among side their United Express flying
>>1752966Terrain coming up to give you a little kiss
Is it legal to dip while flying?
Why does every airline have such shit employee reviews? Where the fuck am I supposed to work?
>>1746929I did my private with a 5 year old Ohio sectional. The guy didn't even notice until FDY's ASOS wasn't coming in for some reason during our diversion fuuuuuuuuuck old frequencyStill passed. Seriously bros, a smooth oral goes a long way for ammount of bullshit they may be willing to put up with on the flying portion. Those cats typically know if you're going to pass or fail within 15 minutes
>>1751829What school is this
>>1753134anything is legal if you don't get caught
>>1753134One of these?
>>1746644so you are at getting your commercial ratings and have completely forgotten about checklists, communications, and charts? dude, how did you even get past IFR?
>>1750830everyone who wants to get into aviation should work at an FBO first
I'm about 15 hours away from hitting my XC pic time for the IR. Call up local flight school that I got my PPL at back in early December. >Sorry anon, we are all filled up with students until April. I don't know if I should go to another school or wait. I want to work at the place I got my PPL at but shows that they are kind of a dick outfit.
>>1753508April isn't that far off mate
>>1753508Being fully booked doesn't make them dicks, Anon. If anything, not giving you preferential treatment shows that they're more levelheaded and fair than most. Favoritism is just diet corruption.
>>1751840>double wrapDon’t do that unless you want kids
>>1753508April is pretty close. Just save up money till then so you can really crank it out. And how are they a dick outfit for being full? Sucks to suck but you should have called sooner.
anyone have that regional pilot life in 60 seconds video saved, the guy took it down
>>1753759He got in trouble with envoy
I’m only early on into my instrument rating, so I don’t know shit about shit, but another anon in /tg/ was talking about how planes can’t fly during winter in Antarctica because it’s too cold for planes. This sounded like bullshit to me since at altitude it’s just as cold if not colder than Antarctic temperatures, and Antarctica is a desert so icing conditions wouldn’t really be that much of a factor either, especially for a plane equipped with deicing. I figure it’s more likely a case of it not being profitable to bring FBO logistics to Antarctica, and so airstrips and hangars that can operate planes out of those conditions are not maintained. Anyone with a better idea able to give their thoughts?
>>1753874Back when Russia was still a no fly zone planes would take routes over Antarctica all the time
>>1753879You're thinking of the arcticThey would never let goyim fly over antarctica lest they see the trvth
>>1753889RIP to all the fallen aliens
>>1753866Who? Swaggot Martin? I thought he's the poster child for Envoy
>>1753933no. He still is the poster child for envoy
How do people become airline pilots in the eu? Are yuros really spending 100k on pilot school + 30k for a type rating just to get a chance at a shit paying job?
>>1754021I learned recently that many airline pilots in Russia make $3000 USD a month. Which is a king salary there, but it’s insane that I get paid to chock tires and fuel planes for that much a month
Big pay raise and increased flow coming to PSA
What’s the best 175 base for Skywest?
>>1754083go CRJ for Skywest, otherwise you’ll have to wait 6+ months for a class from the time you get an offer
>>1754128This is a moving target right now. Be open to either airframe.>>1754083ORD and DEN seem to have the most variety in pairings and movement in both seats, so I'd tentatively start there in your search for more information. Some of our west coast bases also hold a decent amount of variety but the 175 tends to skew more senior in places like SFO, SEA, and SAN. LAX just went very junior on the ERJ but I don't expect that to continue because it had alot to do with those bases opening and vacancies needing to be filled. SLC is not as senior as you think and does benefit from a decent pairing mix as well, you'll just be very lucky to upgrade into it in a few years' time.
>>1754033Are you an A&P or ramp rat?
>>1754066deets mah nigga
>>1754228Probably a ramp rat, line techs made a lot more money since the pandemic started
Anyone have advice for knowing when you’re ready for cfi checkride?
>>1754334Yes. You will never feel ready. That’s the truth
>>1754338If i practice teaching to a wall everyday will I pass?
>>1754351Practice teaching to a doll
>>1754334It's hard to feel "ready", use your CFIs judgement if you have a good CFI. They shouldn't want you to fail. You should be able to do every maneuver easily, be able to do the different landings and take offs, along with the basic navigation with VORs, dead reckoning, and GPS. You also should at least know where to find shit whether its in the FARAIM or you planes POH. The DPE won't expect you to know everything, but they will expect you to know where to find everything. Your CFI should do a mock check ride with you. Anyways good luck, just keep it calm and fly the plane.
Just applied to work at a local airline/cargo/fuel company as a maintenance helper/apprentice, have an interview Monday. Really excitedThey have DC-6's and C-46's in their fleets as well as some more modern planes I'll be wrenching on. They use older planes because they handle the brutal Alaskan weather better I hear. What am I in for as an aviation mechanic?
>>1754334Make sure you know where to find everything he could potentially ask you. You don't need to know everything by heart but you gotta know where to find it. Don't be afraid to take your time to explain something. As for the flying portion you just need to remember to explain everything you are doing like you are teaching a braindead student. The actual maneuvers should be pretty easy since you've done them all plenty of times before. Now just from the other side.
>>1754607>What am I in for as an aviation mechanic?A good time.
here's a hot take: he sacrificed himself so literally every aviation youtuber can make a video with milion views 'debunking' his crashhis freedom for his bros' youtube bucks
>>1754659Why do people care? He crashed it in the mountains in the middle of nowhere? So what?
>>1754607be prepared to work weird hours, be at the mercy of crusty grouchy mechanics, and do all the bitch work like getting parts and towing planes around in said brutal Alaskan weather.But it will be pretty rewarding. Depending where you are it'll be some good planespotting out on the ramp.
>>1754819he jumped out and let the plane fly randomly to the ground without knowing when it will hit or what damages will it make. that's a crime. and there were houses (and airport) in gliding distance
Do you guys tip van drivers?
>>1754866I never tip
Should you lean during the climb?
>>1754861You say that as if you know for sure. I certainly couldn’t tell by watching. It looked very remote to me. Was there a breakdown that talks about it?
Should you have sex with female pilots?
Should you have sex with male pilots?
>>1754926Always, refer to your AFM for when PA to start leaning at. If there’s no guidance, see if there’s guidance on when to lean for takeoff at a high elevation field, and use that instead. If you don’t have a EGT monitor for each individual cylinder, proceed with caution. Even if you do, you’ll want to stay on the richer side of peak EGT, and every engine I’ve flown says to be full rich above 75% rated power, ehich you’ll usually be at in climb.
>>1754933this dude actually tried it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCpO10AuV3strevor only showed footage facing east and north, because of obvious landing spots being south and west... crash location 34.814892 N, 119.961214 W
>Want to learn how to fly float planes. >Decide to see if there are any good videos online. >Series by "Flight Chops">Informative but>Flight chops guy is a whiny fag
so is it true that allegiant is best if you want to be home often?
>>1755126I've been watching that series and agree, he also looks like a complete retard with that that beard to the point where I find it distracting.
>>1755126watch aviation101 or whatever his channel is, he has a floatplane series and it's pretty useful if you want to know what you're getting into
>find bushpilot youtube video>interesting, look at his other videos>last upload 1 year ago>'I wonder what happened to him'>fiancé had left a comment saying he died due to a brain tumour
>>1755167Only if you want to live in base and have the worst travel bennies in the industry
>>1755194The beard is bad enough but why is he always acting like an afraid little bitch? For the amount and variety of flying he must do it seems like he is afraid of everything.
>>1755255I'm not sure if he's purposely doing it or maybe he's just not a confident person.
>>1746445RWRRadar Warning Receiver
>>1754819>>1754933Let's just set the gliding into people thing aside, everything else about it is still fucked. >There were plenty of places nearby for emergency landings.>He still had full control of all flight surfaces.>There was no imminent danger (such as fire).It is 100% unacceptable to bail in these conditions. Other factors that make this sketchy as fuck:>It's an extremely light craft and he was really high.>He, for some fucking reason, had fire extinguishers duct taped to his legs.>He had a performance parachute, not a seatback one that you might use if you're testing a new experimental.>He never had a parachute in any previous flying videos, despite proclaiming he always had one.>He had gopros strapped all over it.>He immediately pulled all footage and had the debris hauled out before FAA investigators could arrive on scene.Basically, short of jumping out with a sign saying "I am intentionally jumping out of a perfectly working aircraft for internet clout", he looks as guilty as humanly possible in this situation. There is no way the FAA doesn't strip him of his license.
>>1755444I was with you until>It's an extremely light craft and he was really high.Light aircraft do just fine up high. Going high to increase your options is a good idea in fact. (Not that that is what this idiot was doing)
>>1755506Oh no, that's exactly what I mean, because it's so light and he's so high up, there's tons of time to analyze the situation and come up with a plan. There's quite literally not a single reason for him to bail.
What are my prospects for to work at a legacy carrier if I'm in my mid 30s and just got my PPL? I know I have a long way to go even to a regional the job seems better than most.
>>1755518Keep at it
I suppose having a bachelors degree is now obsolete in the industry? The fact that Delta dropped their degree requirement says that they can’t hire enough pilots
>>1755518I knew a guy who was about 40 start on at Skypest after finally getting his CFI 3 years ago. This was two years ago he got hired on. And he's already on to a place as FO on a 737.
>>1755614Did they really?
>>1755625Did he upgrade to captain at Skywest or just direct from FO to 737?
>>1755735Oh yeah, he upgraded to captain inside of a year. Not sure how he did it, but it happened.
>>1755614You must have a bachelors degree, i don’t give a fuck what delta claims. Unless you’re a check airman with a decade of experience or a black-native american tranny faggot, you’ll need a bachelors. No degree for the “diversity” hires, but you and I need one.
>>1755803holy shit thats fast
>>1755887In any subject?
my dream is to fly a nice king air for a small charter company in Northern Europe.
>>1755887Did you see how many non-degree pilots got hired last month between United, AA, and JetBlue? A lot. And they weren’t brown people with vaginas either
>>1756011Anything, as long as its from an accredited institution.>>1756060I did not, if there’s some release with the info I’ll gladly rescind my statement.
>>1756053For me it's Loganair
>>1753158Same dude. When he asked me to divert during the x country portion I forgot to bring an chart supplement so I had no idea what the airport he asked me to go to looked like and basically just flew around a grass field saying “yea I’m pretty sure that’s it”
>>1746332what the fuck is this nigger projecting? the FAA somehow prolapsed his anus? Do you understand what projecting is, you fucking nigger grapefruit pants-on-head retard? Sidenote, if any one of you fags gets raped by the FAA, you better liveblog it here.
>>1756378me on the left
>>1756378me on the right
>>1756378the CRJ is a better looking aircraft desu. Embraer looked like they just wanted to make a smaller copy of the A319 and call it a regional jet.