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What Time Is The Right Time


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Precious Metal Appendage, there's no way you could have hair on your palms with the action they get up there in the lonely north!!! :lol: :up: :lol:

 

One of the 'standards' often used in determining 'readiness' for mediums is the proverbial 1500-hour accident curve - the one that says that's the point at which a large number of pilots become sufficiently overconfident/complacent to be most dangerous ('most' being a very relative term, as you know). Anyway, if there's any validity to the thinking, 2,000 hours is a pretty good benchmark for the average bear to, relatively safely, become wide-body fodder. B)

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What's the right time?.......that depends on the pilot. Some 206 pilots are "career 206 pilots" and that's as far as they should go. Others, one can see right away, will be "passing though" when they get their Medium check-out because they are headed upwards if given half a chance and they have the obvious abilities to do so. Just because someone has a pilot's license doesn't mean that they can fly everything effectively and some shouldn't be checked-out on certain larger a/c...ever. The same in the F/W world.....there are also some "career First Officers" who are very good in that role, but that's as far as their abilities can take them. Others can do their time, but their forte is in administration and they would be/are very, very good at it and that's where they should go and/or stay because we darn well need a good supply of talented people in that regard also. Those above rules also apply equally to engineers and their abilities/talents to become DOM's.......some have it and some don't and nobody should be "crapped-on" of thought the lesser-of because they don't.

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