Captain Journey

Discussion in 'Pilot Training' started by jordane93, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. jordane93

    jordane93 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    After 5 days of ground and several written tests I’m done with captain ground school. The first day was general subjects such as limitations, miscellaneous FOM stuff, etc. We took 2 20 question tests that tested on Dangerous Goods and Security procedures. We came back from lunch and took a third test about CATII procedures, required equipment, callouts, etc. Second day was all systems. Since we’re all typed in the plane, the instructor doesn’t spoon feed us like he did in initial. Some subjects like the AFCS (automatic flight control system) and Powerplant we were able to breeze by and he mostly just clicked through slides. Third day was more systems and after lunch we took the 100 question systems test which was 80% systems and the rest a mix of FOM and limitations. Fourth day was captain leadership. It basically was just story time, tell me about a time, what would you do types of scenarios. Fifth day was more of the same with he exception of getting to talk to our Chief Pilot and giving us some last minute advice. Our media team took a picture of us and now we’re off to sims! This was the complete upgrade class (CRJ200 and 900). We were separated except for the two days of captain leadership training

    P.S. I met this really weird guy named @LDJones and his wife for dinner yesterday;). It was great to finally meet a POAer!

    It wasn’t “take your kid to work day.” I promise. See outlined picture!

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  2. Cooter

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    Good job! You’re off to a good start it seems. I’m just curious, about how long are you thinking it will take to be competitive for a major?
     
  3. Velocity173

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    Nice job Jordane! Honor grad I hope. Flew in a CRJ200 last week.
     
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    Skyrys62 En-Route

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    Congrats Jordan!

    A few words for your journey...

    Ride captain ride, upon your mystery ship
    Be amazed at the friends you have here on your trip
    Ride captain ride, upon your mystery ship
    On your way to a world that others might have missed
     
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  5. jordane93

    jordane93 Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

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    No idea man. I get a guaranteed interview with Delta after two years in the left seat. Here’s the 2016 hiring demographics from the recruiting page on Facebook. I’m right around 3000TT with 1200ish in the jet. Some people are getting hired without any PIC time and some aren’t getting hired despite thousands of of hours of PIC time, volunteer experience, check airman, etc.

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    sourdough44 Pattern Altitude

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    Looking great.
     
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  7. Cooter

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    You’re in a good spot. That’s awesome.
     
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    Congrats.

    That age 37 average really shows. I only see three people with any white or grey hair in the photo.
     
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    GRG55 Final Approach Gone West

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    Way to go. That is awesome.
     
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    That stat is for Delta. There’s only about 10 of us so far that upgraded at 23-24. Lots of experience in my class. I tried to soak it all in. I didn’t have as many exciting stories as they did:)
     
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    I have socks older than most of that crew.

    Congrats, Jordan! And I hope Jonesy picked up dinner!
     
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    Jordan ya have to make 'em up! Ask your Dad and use some of his tales. :D
     
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    All I heard was back on Saab/Avro/Blackhawk/F16. I’m just sitting there like, “I used to fly a 172 two years ago.”:dunno:
     
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    I can’t wait until I fly with another young FO. Our combined age will be younger than most of the pax!
     
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    That doesn’t stop some people. :confused:
     
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    Like I said, make something good up. Like that P-51 you were flying...
     
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    Ok I’ll say it....cute chick in the middle!

    Oh yeah, and congrats and stuff.
     
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    “So there I was.....”
     
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    She’s engaged lol
     
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  20. ScottinIowa

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    Oldest hired was 58? Wow. Maybe there's hope for me after all. :D
     
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    Now ya got it! It gets easier after that. ;):D
     
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    Congrats! It was great to finally meet you. Good luck in sims.
     
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    I’m getting to the age where just about every regional pilot looks young to me. Hell, even at mainline the junior guys are looking young.

    Get off my lawn you damned kids! And get a haircut!

    Heh - congrats Jordan. :)
     
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    A lot of our new hire FOs are 21. I feel old at 24. They’re going to have a great career.
     
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  25. Banjo33

    Banjo33 Line Up and Wait

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    So you’re saying there’s (still) a chance? Lol

    Congrats!
     
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    get your hair dyed grey, it will help! congrats.

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  27. hindsight2020

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    pilot to pilot marriage?¿ Why would you put that evil on him? You're a mil guy, you know exactly what I'm talking about too. Friends don't let friends... :eek::D
     
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    Banjo33 Line Up and Wait

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    He mentioned marriage, not me. I’m just talking about an overnight, mutual high-five, and move on, lol.
     
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    Bravo zulu man. Flying right seat with my CFI on one of his sightseeing flights has the wheels turning to get the commercial multi..
     
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    Do it. You never know what kind of doors it can open.
     
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    For sure.. Just time and money right?
     
  34. denverpilot

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    So does “Captain Journey” never stop
    believing?

    Couldn’t resist.

    Jordan is now forever nicknamed “Captain Journey”. Callsign earned... :)
     
  35. Cooter

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    Another option:
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    Dude looks like friar tuck..
     
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    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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    You don’t recognize him? That’s a Denver jersey...
     
  38. CC268

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    Congrats! Hope to be there one day
     
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    Man, I'm a charger fan... When I actually watch football
     
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    Clark1961 Touchdown! Greaser!

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