thank you for replying, it is much appreciated. Im just basically starting out, i been flying since febuary. I got my class II
medical in june, and so far have 3 logged hours. Only major thing is, i can takeoff on my own now. Anyways, so i now understand how its based on senority. LOL me working for the railroad i should know how all that works by now LOL. So once one is rated on a MD
-88 lets say, and his/her senority allows him to have a decent assignment with Wednesday thursday friday on, and Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday off, he/she can remain a first officer and if he/she choses, they can become a Captain and remain on a MD
-88? Lets say u decide to move on from the MD
-88 onto maybe a 767-300ER? You automatically lose your Captain rating on that MD
-88 and start over as a First Officer in the 767 right? Also when on reserve, u can only be called to fly aircraft you are rated on right? Example, one captain is rated on a 777. So he/she cannot be called for a MD
-88 job or a job with a 737 right? Its like where i work in the MTA. I cannot be called on to work overtime in the information booth because im not rated(or in the railroad we say im not qualified) to work in the information booth in grand central? One can only be called for what they are rated on. I myself, when i left certain jobs in the railroad, i lost qualification. Example, im no longer a trackworker, so im no longer rated to cross live third rail and train traffic and so on. I could still do it based on memory of my training, but in the eyes of the book, i am no longer qualified because once u dont do a certain duty within one year, it is lost from qualification. Is it the same for First Officers and Captains of these major and regional airlines? Thanking you in advance for answering.
if your wondering why i wanna leave the MTA in pursuit of a airline career, i wanted to be a pilot first. Through the frustration of the MTAs employment games and unfairness in their hiring practices, it has pushed me back to my original love, which is being a Airline Transport Pilot one day.
"DO ME A FAVOR WOULD YA, THE NEXT TIME U LAND A PLANE ON MY STRIP, BONE UP ON YOUR MORSE CODE"-Tom Berenger