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Applying To The Airlines With Helicopter Time  
User currently onlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4466 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3863 times:

Is there anyway to apply to the airlines with only helo time and no fixed wing? If you've been flying in the Army for 6 years and have 5000 TT in UH-60s do the airlines look at it as operating a turbine or does it have to be fixed wing?

[Edited 2007-05-07 20:54:33]


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User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

Well if you're in the Army,and you're a Hawk driver... then you must know at least a FEW buddies who left to go fly for an airline.

I know two guys off the top of my head, who finished their contractual six years, and left to go fly for an airline. Both were CW2[P] and both had roughly the same amount of hours, as you cited.

But I think it's a lot like any other good job a person can get coming out of the military - it's not so much what you know, but who you know!

-UH60


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Indeed..."it's obvious you won't survive on your wits alone, so ride some coat tails", someone once said that.

A good friend of mine just got on with ASA after being a CW2 'Hawk pilot for awhile. Just had to get his 100 hrs multi and he was good to go.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2413 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3743 times:
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Quoting CX747 (Thread starter):
Is there anyway to apply to the airlines with only helo time and no fixed wing? If you've been flying in the Army for 6 years and have 5000 TT in UH-60s do the airlines look at it as operating a turbine or does it have to be fixed wing?

Is it actually common to rack up 830+ UH-60 hours per year?


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3729 times:
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It depends on the airline. Southwest, for example, does not consider rotary-wing time:

- Flight Experience:
2,500 hours total or 1,500 hours TURBINE total. Additionally, a minimum of 1,000 hours in Turbine aircraft as the Pilot in command3, as defined below is required. Southwest considers only Pilot time in fixed wing aircraft. This specifically excludes simulator, helicopter, WSO, RIO, FE, NAV, EWO etc. NO other time is counted.



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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Quoting CX747 (Thread starter):
Is there anyway to apply to the airlines with only helo time and no fixed wing? If you've been flying in the Army for 6 years and have 5000 TT in UH-60s do the airlines look at it as operating a turbine or does it have to be fixed wing?

Most majors won't consider any rotary time. Some will allow you to factor in some of it as long as you have a certain amount of turbine fixed wing time.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

it's hard, but not impossible. i started aplying with 2000TT, most of the rotary and was only outright turned down by eagle. most carriers wanted me to convert that time to fixed wing, but none would hire me at the time.


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