Failed checkrides

GypsyPilot

Well-Known Member
#41
Managing glass cockpits isn't too hard, at least if you grew up with computers and are in your 20s or 30s. ;)
It’s not managing the glass that some people have difficulty with. I’d really say that falls under flying the airplane.

It’s managing the airplane. The flight crew, pax, ATC, company, etc. If you attempt a one man show with this, or just aren’t good at delegating and listening, you’re going to have a bad time.
 

Autothrust Blue

Ultra-low-cost member
#43
It’s not managing the glass that some people have difficulty with. I’d really say that falls under flying the airplane.

It’s managing the airplane. The flight crew, pax, ATC, company, etc. If you attempt a one man show with this, or just aren’t good at delegating and listening, you’re going to have a bad time.
Sure.

But if you can’t fly the bloody airplane, you’re reaaaaaalllyyyy going to have a bad time.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
#46
Can you elaborate more on this “Year of terror”? I never knew about that.
When the Federales required copilots receive type ratings, there’s a couple regionals where some instructors would hand out failures like wet naps at B-Dubbs. Instead of having the cajones to brief a minor deviance, they basically failed applicants for idiotic reasons.
 
#47
We are talking about real airplanes...Le'Bus is does not qualify as that. Q400 is, by far, in the Top 3 "Toughest Transport Category" to fly. (@mikecweb
's MD-11 takes the cake, it'll kill ya).
Any transport pilot that fancies themselves as a "real airplane" pilot is delusional...

I love le'Bus, because I don't have to work hard, at work... American Dream my friend!
 

Autothrust Blue

Ultra-low-cost member
#49
When the Federales required copilots receive type ratings, there’s a couple regionals where some instructors would hand out failures like wet naps at B-Dubbs. Instead of having the cajones to brief a minor deviance, they basically failed applicants for idiotic reasons.
That has gone 100% the opposite direction, or at least it was at $EMPLOYER_PREVIOUS.
 

Roger Roger

Paid to sleep, fly for fun
#50
When the Federales required copilots receive type ratings, there’s a couple regionals where some instructors would hand out failures like wet naps at B-Dubbs. Instead of having the cajones to brief a minor deviance, they basically failed applicants for idiotic reasons.
I mean, you suddenly give a bunch of a dudes examining authority and (presumably) hammer into them the difference between an FAA type ride and a normal 121 ride and I’m not sure what else you’d expect to have happen.
 

nuneze23

Well-Known Member
#51
3 checkride failures, twice the instrument oral (face palm), once the instrument “sim” portion of the checkride. Back when Riddle Diddle still had a Part 142 certification. I owned up to all of them and found the silver lining..... for interviewing purposes it’s what they want to hear. However, I think I fell victim to some of the Riddle Skygod complex Checkairmen we had at the time. Zero 121 busts and now at one of the big 3. Hope that helps.
 
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