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Captain Flying The Right Seat  
User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3707 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4032 times:
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I came across this picture, and assuming that the pilot in the left seat isn't doing I.O.E., why is the Captain in the right seat?


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Could he be training his co-pilot for a Captain's position?



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

umm Look gain......SHE is training him...  Smile

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User currently offlineAirtran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3707 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3931 times:
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I said, other than I.O.E. why would she be in the right seat?


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3086 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Sorry talking about vonrichtofens post...

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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

or *HE* could be upgrading to Captain... i know some pilots do let FO's sit left seat to help them transition a bit..

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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

Could be any number of reasons, perhaps the F/O wanted time in the left seat, or the Captain wanted time in the right seat. All Captains are qualified to be First Officers, as somebody else mentioned, maybe the F/O was going to be upgraded and wanted to get some practise. Depending on what kind of aircraft, maybe it was the relief cruise pilot.


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User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7279 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Well there is no Relief Cruise Pilot in a B1900 but the FO must be training to be a Captain soon or durring that flight. Or maybe they just got there uniforms messed up?  Smile


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4638 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

Sorry not everybody knows what I.O.E is...


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Sorry not everybody knows what I.O.E is...

Initial Operating Experience



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Sorry not everybody knows what I.O.E is...

Initial Operating Experience.

AAndrew


User currently offlineChiGB1973 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1619 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

One F/O said that no one can sit in that seat but the captain. I guess it is a company rule. If something goes wrong and the captain is not there, it's a problem. I can understand, he is ultimately responsible. They probably appreciate this rule. I'm sure there are exceptions.

Maybe he just hasn't gotten his new uniform or epaulet covers?

M


User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

"All Captains are qualified to be First Officers"

Not so, once they become a Captain they cannot carry out their duties from the right seat unless their company trains them to do so.

My previous company had a policy of training their Captains to fly from the right seat 6 months after their command, which gave them more flexibility with Captains on standby who were checked out in the right seat and so could replace a First Officer as well as a Captain.

Those who had just become Captains though could not occupy this seat.

A First Officer may not occupy the left seat unless on a command course, in my airline that invoves:

  • About 12 sectors as PICUS (In Command, under supervision) with a Training Captain but occupying his accustomed (right) seat.


  • 5 Sim Details (familiarisation with LHS, LHS base check, LHS IRR, LHS AWOPS, Loss of all engines)


  • 16 Sectors Route Training in the LHS, followed by a Route Check over 2 sectors by a Management Pilot


  • Every airline does it differently, but I guess this pilot is on his command route training. With any luck his 4th stripe will follow within a few weeks!



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