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Old 11-09-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Airtran Mechanic makes Pilot Ranks

Hey a big congrats to B717mech for making it to the Airtran pilot training program! Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
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Thank you very much 717doc. Things are going great. First week down several more to go. . I will keep you informed of my progress. The first 2 weeks are all FOM training. Then the week of Thanksgiving we start aircraft specific 717 for me and 11 others. Really looking forward to that. See ya around
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Old 11-12-2005, 09:52 PM   #3
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Wow! B717mech, how did you build the hours while working as a mechanic? Flight instructing? Flying for a 135 outfit?
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Old 11-14-2005, 03:55 PM   #4
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I did it mostly by working on other peoples airplanes for flight time. Then from there if someone needed a right seater that didn't want to fly single pilot they would call me. Then with alot of luck and several reccomendations I finally got in
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Old 11-15-2005, 09:48 AM   #5
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Cool deal man congrats on that. Maybe you will be the capt of one of my future airtran flights. I wish I would of went to flight school when I was thinking about it really hard.
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Old 11-19-2005, 09:06 AM   #6
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Our F.O.M. test was Thursday afternoon, so first part down, several more to go. Monday we start aircraft specific. Which includes two weeks of procedure trainers and virtual procedure trainers. Then off to the simulators for another two weeks

Thanks AirlineFanatic maybe one day you will be on a flight of mine.
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:11 AM   #7
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OK, Been long enough time for an update.......
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:49 PM   #8
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Finished With aircraft specific training FMS and VPT. Now off to the simulator. They have approached me about being an instructor at the training center to teach ground school and aircraft systems. So I will probably be doing that as well as sim training. So that is the lastest. Everyone have a great Christmas and New Year. That also means you Dbaker.
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