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19 year old 737-800 FO

Adler

Low-Level Individual
#42
Frustrating how in Europe sitting in a jumpseat with a non-heavy crew, filling out paperwork, not qualified to touch any controls in any other phase of flight except cruise, counts as being a FO.
 
#43
Just my $.02...

Many years ago, I regularly had 300 hour F/O's in the 737. Some were pretty good sticks, and others were not. A few should have even driven a car.

However, what they all lacked was the ability to reason, or think very far ahead.

Fortunately, the weather was almost always good, airports with very long runways, not too much traffic, and experienced captains.

This lad will probably be OK since he probably has a bit of "worldly" knowledge, and will hopefully fly with experienced captains.

Regards,

OBD
 
#46
Not even close. I'm 23 years older than you and probably the only lifer at our shop. :D:D My goal? Numero uno on the list!!!!
I'd suggest against trying to stay at any regional long term under the Delta umbrella. Delta is ruthless when it comes to regional flying; they learned their lesson with the Comair strike.
 

KVNC

Average Joe
#51
You want to be a 19 year old semi-ginger with "early-onset diabetes" tattooed on his forehead and a pedobear-vibing father who pretty obviously drove his son in to following the career path he wishes he'd had (getting a low seniority number at what might be the lowest paying and worst airline in the western world)?
I was beginning to wonder what I was doing wrong. A 27 year old CFI giving dual in a plane that has a 40kt GS on final, under the mind numbing UV radiation of the Florida summer, who still has to clean FBO toliets to make ends meet at the end of the month.. Until I read this gem! Thank you Boris, at least I won't have the resentment of every pilot who happens to sit next to me for my entire career. That is, if I ever get to fly a plane that requires two pilots... :)
 

Boris Badenov

He comes to save the day in a broken truck.
#55
When I was 28, I was flying a 210 with no radar through thunderstorms every night, uphill both ways. That happens to be true, but seriously, it's not a race. No brass ring ever solves anything. Nor does it create more problems, to be fair. Everything is an evolution. Enjoy what you're doing, you'll be doing something else soon enough. Take a breath and look out the window, ffs.
 

trafficinsight

Well-Known Member
#57
I was beginning to wonder what I was doing wrong. A 27 year old CFI giving dual in a plane that has a 40kt GS on final, under the mind numbing UV radiation of the Florida summer, who still has to clean FBO toliets to make ends meet at the end of the month.. Until I read this gem! Thank you Boris, at least I won't have the resentment of every pilot who happens to sit next to me for my entire career. That is, if I ever get to fly a plane that requires two pilots... :)
I didn't get a 121 job until I was 34 and I .... Er.... Where was I going with this?

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Autothrust Blue

"How can you be so obtuse?"
#58
Just my $.02...

Many years ago, I regularly had 300 hour F/O's in the 737. Some were pretty good sticks, and others were not. A few should have even driven a car.

However, what they all lacked was the ability to reason, or think very far ahead.

Fortunately, the weather was almost always good, airports with very long runways, not too much traffic, and experienced captains.

This lad will probably be OK since he probably has a bit of "worldly" knowledge, and will hopefully fly with experienced captains.

Regards,

OBD
The latter bit there is the critical part.