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Airline Job And The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve!  
User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2633 times:

I just thought I would share with you that I just got a call from my dad informing me that I was selected for the United States Coast Guard Reserve and I head to training next month! This is the first step in my ultimate dream of flying C-130's for the Coast Guard! AND... I am also heading to Charlotte N.C. next week to begin my training with Piedmont Airlines! And I only have 300 total hours! woo hoo! My life pretty much could not be any better right now. So I just thought I would share my ridiculous amount of happiness with all of you right now Big grin


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Your going to jinx it...  duck 

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Thread starter):
I just thought I would share with you that I just got a call from my dad informing me that I was selected for the United States Coast Guard Reserve and I head to training next month! This is the first step in my ultimate dream of flying C-130's for the Coast Guard! AND... I am also heading to Charlotte N.C. next week to begin my training with Piedmont Airlines! And I only have 300 total hours! woo hoo! My life pretty much could not be any better right now. So I just thought I would share my ridiculous amount of happiness with all of you right now

Congrats, but how are you going to do airline training, which normally takes 2+ months, and USCG training? Also, what are Pdt's mins, did you go through a school? Good luck, let us know how it goes!



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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 2):
but how are you going to do airline training, which normally takes 2+ months,

Piedmont is the only regional airline to do AQP training which allows them to develop their own program instead of the boiler plate Part 121 training. As a result. their training can be completed in as little as 5 weeks. So Piedmont training starts June 6th and I report to the CG Academy on July 14th, so it'll be close. But of course the great thing about the reserves, your civilian job has to keep your job no matter what.

Quoting Futureualpilot (Reply 2):
Also, what are Pdt's mins, did you go through a school?

Since I graduated from Embry-Riddle, their minimums were 300 and 50 (as of last Saturday I have 300.1). If you DON'T come from a Riddle or N. Dakota or Purdue type school, I believe it's 500 and 100. I graduated from Prescott on May 5th (with snow flurries of all things) and Piedmont hired 13 of us 3 days before right in the middle of our finals week (they came to our campus and did their whole interview process)



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Thread starter):
just thought I would share with you that I just got a call from my dad informing me that I was selected for the United States Coast Guard Reserve and I head to training next month! This is the first step in my ultimate dream of flying C-130's for the Coast Guard! AND... I am also heading to Charlotte N.C. next week to begin my training with Piedmont Airlines! And I only have 300 total hours! woo hoo! My life pretty much could not be any better right now. So I just thought I would share my ridiculous amount of happiness with all of you right now

Good luck to you mate, i talked to someone who flew C130's out of San Diego, told me what an amazing aircraft it is. He too plans to get into pax airlines. Why do you want to fly regionals tho?



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

What are the vision requirements to fly for the Coast Guard?

-Mir



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User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

I am 15 and you are living my dream, of getting a pilot job in the forces or for an airline.
Good Luck
A320ajm



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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 4):
Why do you want to fly regionals tho?

I didn't. But Piedmont was on our campus doing their interviews so I said "what the hell, why not" and signed up. Sure enough I walked out of there with a job once I got 50 more flight hours. Needless to say I busted my ass flying and the following Monday-Friday I flew over 24 hours and had the other 25 as of last Saturday. Plus I didn't get accepted into CG OCS for this August so I'd be a complete dumbass not to take a job flying for a regional airline. So basically, this is just an interim thing until I can go active duty in the Coast Guard.

Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
What are the vision requirements to fly for the Coast Guard?

I think max of 20/50 that must be correctable to 20/20. But I'm not completely sure on that.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 7):
I think max of 20/50 that must be correctable to 20/20.

Crap.  Sad

I'll look into it though.

-Mir



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User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8673 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Congrats man. I hope you do well and look forward to seeing you fly as I travel to NY about 5x a year.

Hunter



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