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"Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 8:27 am

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

I'm heading off to the airlines for training next week and I really need to focus on that, so I won't be posting as much from now on. I am heading for the airlines now!! It's time to "Set Take Off Thrust"!

I will miss talking on this forum a lot, but I'll post from time to time. Feel free to email me anytime with interesting news from Airliners.net.

I am soooooo excited!! I'm going to be an airline pilot!!

Best Regards,

B744
 
ILUV767
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 8:43 am

What air line will you be flying for? UAL is hiring.

Happy Flying,
-David

P.S.
Keep in touch, let us know whats happening at training!
 
Guest

RE:

Fri Sep 22, 2000 8:54 am

Yep, it's United!!

I LOVE UAL!!!

I will train to be first officer on the EMB 128.

http://www.ual.com/images/fleet_photos/united_express/EMB120.jpg
 
SQA340
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 9:07 am

Did you ever take your 767 flight?

Post it before you go!



Always Fly United!

G O U N I T E D          

Best Regards
SQA340
 
SQA340
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 9:09 am

The post that saiid "I booked my first 767 flight" was yours, right?
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 9:11 am

Congrats on following your dreams!

Did you get hired by Great Lakes or SkyWest? If you're coming to SkyWest, welcome aboard. .. there's no better time to get here! Depending on what your experience is you might get right in the RJ!

The Brasilia is a fun airplane to fly. You're going to love it!
 
Guest

RE:

Fri Sep 22, 2000 9:17 am

My 767 flight was great!!

I got back 2 days ago and I'll post my trip report tommorow.
 
ILUV767
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 9:32 am

I fly on SkyWest weekly! In fact this saturday i'm goign from SFO-SMF, and back. If you get hired by SkyWest, email me, and let me know if you are doing any SFO-SMF trips.

Happy Flying
 
iwantanL1011
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RE:

Fri Sep 22, 2000 10:11 am

Hey, congratulations! How did you do it?

Maybe you can post a quick timeline of what steps you took to get there (and how long it took...) might be
inspiring to those who are "holding short"  
 
Guest

RE: IwantanL1011

Fri Sep 22, 2000 10:42 am

Just follow your dreams buddy. I went through very rough times (money, grades, etc), but I focused on my goal of flying. You can do it!
 
ben88
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 11:33 am

You should probably get a four year degree or it might be hard to move up to the majors.
 
IndianGuy
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 11:36 am

Congrats!

which aircraft would you be flying in service? and what is your training schedule going to be like?

 
ben88
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 11:38 am

p.s. what airline did you get hired by? You said United but that isn't the airline that operates U.A. Express EMB-120's.
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 12:10 pm

Skywest

I will be first officer on EMB 120.

I have to change my user info to fit my age! Forgot about that!
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 1:20 pm

With SkyWest, your topic should read:

"Set 100% Torque"

What's your SSN? The last four digits will dictate your class seniority which will affect your choice of domiciles and sim sessions. The lower the number, the better off you'll be. Mine is 9800 leaving me second from the bottom of the list (then for sim you pick someone with a higher seniority to stay away from the 4am sessions!). I had a choice of Yuma or Palm Springs. Two weeks later, though, when the new hire class started I was bumped to my next choice of Sacramento. It took three months to get to Portland where I am now. Things are moving fast right now, so you're always just a short wait from where ever you want to be based.

Have fun!!
 
ILUV767
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 2:29 pm

I have friends that are SkyWest flight attendants, and they all say that you will move up fast.
Good luck with your career!

Happy Flying...enjoy the Brasilias...My favorite Turbo-prop!

-David
 
Guest

RE:

Fri Sep 22, 2000 3:22 pm

Kevin,hope you get upgraded to 744 pilot and join SIA.Then,you can always give me a jumpseat      



Best regards,
Go SIA!!!
Gundu
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 4:45 pm

C|O|N|G|R|A|T|U|L|A|T|I|O|N|S & happy flying!


Click for large version
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Photo © David Unsworth




PIA or Pakistania 
 
Udo
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 5:04 pm

I wish you good luck on your way into the cockpit! Who knows, maybe you end up as a proud 'bus' pilot with UA one day?  

By the way, I'm sorry to say that but I fear I won't miss your posts too much... 


Regards
Udo
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
JETPILOT
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Fri Sep 22, 2000 9:33 pm

Where were you working previously? Were you flight instructing?

What kind of flight time did they higher you with.

Any info you could provide would be great. I have a friend looking for some recent hiring info.

Thanks

JET
 
flybulldog
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RE:

Fri Sep 22, 2000 10:25 pm

You should submit weekly posts about your experiences. I'm sure it would be valuable for all those considering a career like yours. You'll probably want to check with your superiors first. I'd hate to see you get in trouble.
 
Guest

RE: RE:

Sat Sep 23, 2000 12:25 am

Thanks for your comments everyone. I was trained at "Pilot's Aviation" in Georgetown, TX. They have 1 simple package to get you your flying licsense, then another package to get you "Multi-Engine". Finally, the commercial part.

Udo, I will still be posting, but not as much. I doubt I will ever fly an Airbus, I will shoot for the 737's, then move up to the 757's, then move up to 777's, and finally, the 747-400.  
 
Archie Bunker
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RE: Boeing747-400

Sat Sep 23, 2000 1:08 am

by then it'll be a 747X or 747X stretch.  
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Sat Sep 23, 2000 1:12 am

Skywest doesn't have a flow through arrangement with UAL, does it?

Congratulations on your success. I hope someday to be your colleague at UAL, should I be lucky enough to fly for the great airline my grandfather flew for.

Pat
 
Guest

RE: Boeing747-400

Sat Sep 23, 2000 2:18 am

Yep, but United will still operate the -400 with the 747X. So now it goes, 737, 757+767, 777, 744, 747X!!

Anyway, thanks for your nice comments everyone!

 
Pilot1113
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Congradulations!

Sat Sep 23, 2000 5:09 am

I just want to say congradulations on your endevour (did I spell that correctly?) and I wish you the best of luck on your training.

You must be "on cloud 9" so to speak! To say that I'm a little jealous would be an understatement.

It's nice to see one of our forum members here become an airline pilot and reach that dream that he/she has had since childhood (although I don't know if that pertains in this case).

Again, I wish you the best of luck and congradulations. So... when did you break open the champaign?  

- Neil Harrison
 
Guest

RE: Congradulations!

Sat Sep 23, 2000 5:16 am

Thanks buddy!! It has been my dream all my life!

Everyone says it is very hard work and is very hard to do, it is, but it's not too bad, and it is certainly worth it!

I see you have your Private Liscense, congrats to you as well!

Keep it going buddy! You'll get there!

Best Regards,

B744
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Sat Sep 23, 2000 5:32 am

You´ll have a lot of fun during your education, enjoy it.
How did your I.O.A.N test´s go, could you reach a score above 82. points ?
Remember us when we ask for a jumpseat on one of your flight´s.
Take care.
 
Adria
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RE: Boeing 747-400

Sat Sep 23, 2000 6:33 am

CONGRADULATIONS!!!!!

I hope you'll be satisfied and I congradulate for your breakthrough. Even if we got our fights about Airbus and Boeing I still think that you're a good guy. I wish many happy landings!!!!!
 
Guest

RE: Boeing 747-400

Sat Sep 23, 2000 6:40 am

Thanks Adria!!

I know er do have fights about Boeing and Airbus, but with that beside, your a good guy too!

Thanks again!
 
USAFHummer
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Sat Sep 23, 2000 12:58 pm

How do major airlines determine when get promoted to Capt. or get a larger aircraft (737 to a 757 for example)
I notice that US's 757 pilots look and sound fairly young. By the way, 747-400, congrats!

G.R.
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
 
UALfa@jfk
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Sat Sep 23, 2000 2:36 pm

Welcome to the UAL family! You'll be in the 737 cockpit in no time!
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Sat Sep 23, 2000 2:46 pm

Thanks UALfa@jfk!!

Maybe you'll be on one of my flights!

YOU BETTER GIVE ME ALL THE COKES THAT I WANT!!!!

LOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOL!!!


I look forward to meeting you someday,

Email me anytime!

Kevin
 
LordOfTheFlys
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RE:

Sat Sep 23, 2000 2:54 pm

Congrats Kevin, even though I don't really know you.   You are right where I should be in about 10 months, or I guess where I hope to be.

I'm guessing you know what the "gouge" is, and I know some pilots think it is a form of, well, cheating(?) I guess. I have always thought it was a good way to prepare yourself for the interview. Anyway I've seen a lot of profiles for interviews, was there anything you weren't expecting in your interview? Not as much in the Sim but more involved with the actual interview? Any info is greatly appreciated. In either case good luck with training, I hear those ground schools for the EMB 128 are a pain. And who knows I may be calling you Captain some day.

-Greg
(G_R_E_G11@yahoo.com)
 
Guest

Re: USAFHummer

Sun Sep 24, 2000 3:23 am

USAFHummer:

I started a new topic based on your question above. I thought it fitting to start a new topic than use this one. . .
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Sun Sep 24, 2000 4:29 am

Belated Congratulations!  
 
Guest

RE: :(

Wed Sep 27, 2000 6:33 am

Hi,

Today, I recieved word that I am not yet going to United. I have to go over some things and it may be a whole year before I go. I was asked to move and I'm just not ready. I am still probably going to go soon, but it may take awhile. I am not ready to move yet, as training is very expensive. I guess I'm not quite ready for it yet, I told United that I wasn't ready to move, so they said that they respect that and I would probably be asked in less than a year away.

Wish me luck!

B744


BTW, in regards to "Fake UAL pilots, etc.", I'd be happy to share my info when I do become an official pilot for United.
 
ben88
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Wed Sep 27, 2000 7:04 am

I don't quite understand. Are you telling us that you rejected a job offer from Skywest? You keep referring to United, but what do they have to do with this? I thought you got hired by Skywest. AFAIK Skywest is not United, they are United's exclusive regional carrier. Why would you tell United that you're not yet ready to move? They don't handle Skywest's pilots, Skywest does that on their own. Sorry if i'm asking so many questions, I just find it hard to believe that United said they "respect" the fact that you're not ready to move when they're not even involved in the Skywest hiring process.
 
LordOfTheFlys
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RE:

Wed Sep 27, 2000 7:39 am

I thought he said he was hired by United Express in his second post.  
 
ben88
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Wed Sep 27, 2000 8:13 am

United Express doesn't hire pilots. United Express is just a name that certain regional carriers operate under. They are contracted by United to provide regional services. If he flew a plane with United Express titles on it he would be working for Skywest, ACA, Great Lakes Aviation or Air Wisconsin.
 
Guest

RE:

Wed Sep 27, 2000 9:01 am

Ben88, you're right.

I didn't necessarily reject the job, it's sort of a delay until I can move. I have spent a lot of money in training, and well, you know what I mean. What I meant was that the delay could last for over a year. My parents do help me with money a lot though. I will hopefully get back to them in 3-4 months, it just depends on whether or not I'm ready, money wise.

(I had no clue that I would be asked to move this early)

 

Rgds,

B744
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Wed Sep 27, 2000 9:07 am

Why wouldn't you take the chance and move immediately if its what you've wanted all your life???

Pretty fishy to say..."You know Ben88, you're right, that was Skywest not UAL...my BAD!!!"

 
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Wed Sep 27, 2000 9:13 am

I'm not yet ready to move money wise yet. I was referring to Ben88's post to Lordoftheflys when I said, "You're Right."
 
SMcC
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RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Wed Sep 27, 2000 12:09 pm

Hey B744,

Get used to the idea of moving, and maybe more than once. This career almost always involves moving around from time to time, or at least a lot of commuting until you get the base you want.

Good Luck!
 
Guest

RE: "Set Take Off Thrust."

Wed Sep 27, 2000 12:22 pm

Thanks for your support SMcC!

I hope I can move within a few months.

 
Ryefly
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747-400

Wed Sep 27, 2000 2:09 pm

well that was a set back. I was so excited for you going down the post and then to hear its on hold for almost a year was disapointing. I can only imagine what your going threw. There isn't a way you could get a loan or something so you can move? I am sorry for the delay but you will be in the sky soon enough. Good luck to you and congratulations anyways, you have made it father then most people. You won't have to apply again will you? They will just give you a year before you can work for them?

In the mean time, don't be a stranger around here.