ATP; CE-500; RVSM

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by Dave Siciliano, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Dave Siciliano

    Dave Siciliano Final Approach

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    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Congrats! Which company are you with?
     
  3. Everskyward

    Everskyward Administrator Management Council Member

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    Very cool. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Clark1961

    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Horror of horrors, he paid for his own training. Are you going to shun him before you learn that he is flying his own plane?
     
  5. Greg Bockelman

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    You trade in the King Air? You are not going to want to take the Citation into Gaston's. :D

    Congrats!
     
  6. rpadula

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    Trade it in? Seems like he just got it! Or maybe he's keeping both. :yikes:
     
  7. Lance F

    Lance F En-Route PoA Supporter

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    Super, Dave. Great work.
     
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    jordane93 Final Approach

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    Awesome! Congrats.
     
  9. James331

    James331 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Wasn't planning on it.

    Right after I posted that I saw the B25 rating on his profile, and kinda put two and two together, collecting ratings is cool, heck if I had the money I'd have so many type ratings I'd need a second card :D

    Nothing wrong with buying a type, it's when you work for free, or try to undercut pro pilots, that's when you'll see me shunnnnnnn someone.
     
  10. Mason

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    Dave isn't collecting type ratings. He uses his ratings for personal flying.
     
  11. LDJones

    LDJones Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    Congrats! Hope to have my ATP and CRJ type in 12 more days!
     
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    JasonM Pattern Altitude

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    Nice Job! Now to sound like a total noob.. What is RVSM?
     
  13. RotorAndWing

    RotorAndWing Final Approach

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    Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums .

    From FL 290 up through FL410 the altitudes separate by 1000' versus the old 2000'.
     
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    Thanks.. So is that a specific rating?
     
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    RotorAndWing Final Approach

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    No, but to use the airspace the pilot needs specific training, and the aircraft has to be certified to use it.
     
  16. Dave Siciliano

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    Sorry folks, I was in the airport waiting to fly home when I posted.
    CE-500 allows me to fly several different Citation jets. ATP rating I take it y'all understand and RVSM was explained above.
    It was a lot of work. Great oral, but I messed up one approach on the flight test and had to redo it. Very challenging to fly a new jet to ATP standards, but got it done. With the ATP it added some studying and the DPE addresses any areas where you missed a question on the written. RVSM is a course I must take and pass to operate as Rotor&Wing said. Plane has to have an LOA and operator has to be qualified.
    Just got home and it's late, so, I'll catch up later

    Dave