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At 150hrs you become a Commercial Pilot, and can officially fly for hire.

 

So, in a PERFECT WORLD, what job SHOULD this new pilot be doing in order to start building his experience?

 

Should he even be flying alone?,...or should he be "second-seat" to a more experienced pilot?

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Remember, this is in a "Perfect World", and not the one in which we currently are!

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In a perfect world, he would be working as an SIC and learning how to fly. The FAA's standards are the absolute minimum they can sort of defend, not what is required in the real world. At 150 hours you're just starting to know enough to actually learn how to fly. If you can fly as the SIC with an experienced PIC who knows how to fly and how to teach (and they aren't all capable of either) you can learn a lot and fly a lot, while having someone in the cockpit to keep you alive and out of trouble. That's pretty much how it works in the military, or at least did once upon a time, but in civilian life it's regrettably rare.

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At 150hrs you become a Commercial Pilot, and can officially fly for hire.

 

So, in a PERFECT WORLD, what job SHOULD this new pilot be doing in order to start building his experience?

 

Remember, this is in a "Perfect World", and not the one in which we currently are!

 

1... North Sea as SIC...

 

2... Here in America I could tell ya, but then everyone reading this board would flood the market driving down the pay scale once they hit 200hrs...

 

3... Network... Network... Network... it pays dividends...

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At 150hrs you become a Commercial Pilot, and can officially fly for hire.

 

So, in a PERFECT WORLD, what job SHOULD this new pilot be doing in order to start building his experience?

 

Should he even be flying alone?,...or should he be "second-seat" to a more experienced pilot?

:huh:

 

Remember, this is in a "Perfect World", and not the one in which we currently are!

 

In a "PERFECT WORLD", a newly minted Commercial Pilot would fly with an experienced PIC for a period of 'on the job' training for the next 3-6 months or 150-200 hours. The PIC OJT'ing the FNG should be somebody who has instructional ability.

New ab initio to COM/CFIs can build on individual inherent ability and instruct because that's what they've been doing, they're experienced at it. There is a world of difference between the two environments.

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