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Author Topic: RL Pilot's life and career  (Read 9854 times)

Offline sergio

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2014, 10:14:33 PM »
As far as the United States, the airline industry is actually picking up considerably. The regional airlines are ALL needing pilots and the majority of them are creating gateway programs. These gateway programs are actually hiring current university students (well before they have even their commercial certificate) and paying them while they are in college. They even get flight benefits....
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I know i was born in the wrong country. I wish i was born in USA, would got to USAF, go on war or two, the americans dont just leave their pilots behinds behind the lines, go away, then to flying boeing 747.

ok then. i saw a video on youtube, Can I be an airline pilot if I start flight training in my 30's.
aand, just yesteday i read in the manual of my X-Plane 10, that X-Plane can be considered as log hours. of course not with mouse and home copy, but with Prfessional X-Plane, and professional hardware which costs 500 000 USD, all must be FAA approved. My qyestion is - what company can offer such thing, how much cost. may be if i need 300 hours, i can fly 2000 on simulator like for 10 hours a day 7 days a week...

Offline sergio

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2014, 02:30:58 PM »
extract from X-Plane manual
Note that FAA certification of a simulator requires not only that the user has X-Plane 10 Professional but also the appropriate hardware (cockpit and flight controls) available through the X-Plane Hardware page and companies such as Precision Flight Controls and  Fidelity Flight Simulation.  This is because flight-training systems can only be certified as a complete package (a software and hardware combination). The commercial, FAA-certifiable software is available for $750 to $1,000 per copy and the hardware runs from $5,000 to $500,000. The retail version of X-Plane purchased at X-Plane.com is not certified for flight training right out of the box, since certification requires a software and hardware combination. However, the software available for about $80 at X-Plane.com is almost identical what is found in the $500,000 full-motion, FAA-certified platforms. The biggest difference is that the FAA-certified versions have custom aircraft files with larger instrument panels, which are set up to work with hardware radios like those found in the physical cockpits. The FAA-certifiable version also has some of the purely fun stuff (like space flight) removed even though those situations are simulated accurately in X-Plane, just like the FAA-certified subsonic terrestrial flight.
X-Plane 10 Global
The standard X-Plane simulator is the retail copy of X-Plane. It requires one X-Plane 10 Disc 1 DVD for each copy of X-Plane on the network.
This simulator is what users get when they purchase X-Plane from the X-Plane.com site and use it for whatever they desire. It requires no USB key to be plugged in. Many copies of X-Plane on many computers can be networked to act as external visuals, external cockpits, instructor stations, and the like. One X-Plane Disc 1 DVD is required for each computer networked together running the simulator. This system cannot be certified by the FAA or any other authority for logging flight training, due to the fact that it does not self-test for the presence of flight controls or a usable frame rate. However, since only one X-Plane Disc 1 DVD is needed for each computer, this setup is amazingly affordable and easy to assemble at almost no cost, even though a user could never certify the system.

Offline Pilot Oatmeal

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #42 on: June 02, 2014, 05:17:54 PM »
I know i was born in the wrong country. I wish i was born in USA, would got to USAF, go on war or two, the americans dont just leave their pilots behinds behind the lines, go away, then to flying boeing 747.

ok then. i saw a video on youtube, Can I be an airline pilot if I start flight training in my 30's.
aand, just yesteday i read in the manual of my X-Plane 10, that X-Plane can be considered as log hours. of course not with mouse and home copy, but with Prfessional X-Plane, and professional hardware which costs 500 000 USD, all must be FAA approved. My qyestion is - what company can offer such thing, how much cost. may be if i need 300 hours, i can fly 2000 on simulator like for 10 hours a day 7 days a week...

Hate to burst your bubble, but it can't happen.  You will need to complete the ratings, and spend the money.  There is no way around it I'm afraid.  Do you think they'll let someone who has never flown an aircraft before into the flight deck of an airliner? Never...  Sorry.

Offline sergio

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2014, 07:30:07 AM »
Hate to burst your bubble, but it can't happen.  You will need to complete the ratings, and spend the money.  There is no way around it I'm afraid.  Do you think they'll let someone who has never flown an aircraft before into the flight deck of an airliner? Never...  Sorry.

Tks yr last.

If never flwn - then for sure no. i mean i need three thousand hours to qualify. and according to video on youtube - that can be done by retirement. so may be for one hundred hours in real aircraft i can do two more thousand in simulator.
actually that sounds rediculous to me too on the one hand, but that what X-Plane wites, and secondly, I read a book of one Russian Pilot, he is angry with bad preparation of pilots today; once he was on examination, and an active military pilot who wanted to fly TU was passing exam on simulator. then young guy came. the examiner said that the young guy was flying better, so where did he learn. the young pilot said - on simulator at home. the examiner said, that the old was flying much worse, did no track the airspeed for example.

as to bad preparation the book author said  the old Captatin who does not care, will not let the young one land or lift off. the good old guy, will let the young one land in good weather and, and in bad weather - he will personally, with words - look how it's done. and there are more bad captains than good ones.

the preparation of author himself before big aviation was in small aviation in Siberia, which now nonexistent, because the goverment was payig for such small aviations. he got in weather situaations, calculated weights, fuel, navigation in Siberia, etc. and where to get thousands of hours on Cessna today? ))) alaska is too small!

so the book author offered that at least part of preparation be done on simulator.
I understand it is a stupid dream of simmer to get to fly, but unreal.

Offline tcrlaf

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2014, 04:21:32 PM »
Things have changed so dramatically in the US in recent years that it is a far different world for pilots now.

The Airlines are still hiring from the College programs directly, and subsidizing your hours build, but only if you meet the right racial and gender guidelines. If you don't, you're screwed. The Administration has raised the barrier to entry so high, that only the richest will be able to afford to fly as a job. (Which, I believe, is EXACTLY the plan)

The best place to build hours now is to "Pay-to-play" with one of the fractional operators. Even GA is slowly being strangled in America now, so Instructor time is becoming harder to find. Or, you do as some I know have done, head to the Middle East or Asia to build time.

As for myself, I have the background, experience, and certifications to be able to write my own ticket. I chose to play airplane on the ground, only flying for fun, and luckily, I learned in a good environment early on. I really do feel sorry for some of the kids sitting in my new hire classes. Minimum wage, no advancement, no passes, pay for their own parking, etc., for jobs that used to pay well, and came with incredible benefits.

Offline sergio

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #45 on: June 11, 2014, 04:11:53 PM »
understood. hm, why is this policy implemented, strange.

How much costs one hour of pilot instuctor in you country? (teraching me to fly on microlight or cessna)
In Russia central i read now - 7000 - 10 000 rub per hour, that is 203-290 USd/ hour. In Estonia - I willc check.

Offline sergio

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2015, 10:10:04 AM »

Offline alexgv1

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Re: RL Pilot's life and career
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2015, 12:14:16 PM »
Things you read in a tabloid...
... are almost never true.

Turns out it was the Guardian, not sure whether that's considered a tabloid or not, but same as last year it is simply reporting the Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures. Pilots are down this year, from first position to fourth  :(  Check it out!

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/dec/02/highest-paid-jobs-2015
CEO of South Where Airlines (SWA|WH)

 

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