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Mase Taylor
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Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program
      #422636 - 03/07/16 09:32 PM

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"The airline said Monday that the program – the first of its kind at a large U.S. airline – will cost about $125,000 and take four years to complete. Graduates could wind up flying 100-seat passenger jets.

They will absolutely be as qualified as any other pilot that is operating a JetBlue aircraft,” he said.

The applicants will pay for their own training, and the cost is not much different from the amount that many aspiring pilots now spend to accumulate the 1,500 flight hours necessary for an airline pilot’s license."

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Russell Holton
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #422637 - 03/07/16 09:58 PM

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The applicants will pay for their own training, and the cost is not much different from the amount that many aspiring pilots now spend to accumulate the 1,500 flight hours necessary for an airline pilot’s license."




So, the choice seems to be to sign up with a company with a (hopefully) better chance of getting hired by them, or going independent training and working the market upon graduation.

At least that's my initial take on it.


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Terry Carraway
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Russell Holton]
      #422640 - 03/08/16 07:11 AM

Comair (Delta) had a program like that a while ago. But not fully to ATP, as it was not required then for the right seat.

But they implied that if you did their training, you had a very good shot at being hired.

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #422647 - 03/08/16 11:44 AM

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first of its kind at a large U.S. airline"




"Desparate times call for desparate measures"!

best, randy


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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Russell Holton]
      #422652 - 03/08/16 12:39 PM

This USA restriction of 1500 hours has been discussed to death on this (and other) networks. It's certainly not a world standard requirement as far as I know.

Seems likely that some valid simulator time might be considered.

Foreign carriers might even out bid Jetblue for a new qualified pilot?

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Dux


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Mase Taylor
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #422667 - 03/08/16 05:40 PM

Jetblue Web Site Explains

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #422677 - 03/08/16 10:10 PM

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Mase, had sent a copy of Avsig on this to a chum, just got his reply now:
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I'll drive......................NO experience flying my family around ?? No thanks..I want the crop duster from N. Dakota who worked his way to a charter pilot job and flew all night in all weather just to get hours..I'll take him anytime..Not only he will have some experience, he will fully appreciate his job as a F/O and make a better captain when the time comes for him to move into the left seat.
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Russell Holton
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #422678 - 03/08/16 10:46 PM

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I want the crop duster from N. Dakota who worked his way to a charter pilot job and flew all night in all weather just to get hours..




He/she has experienced things not on the syllabus. ;)


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Ralph Jones
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #422679 - 03/08/16 11:07 PM

The way I put it: High-tech training is great, but when pieces start falling off the airplane, I want the PIC to have more hours on fire than I have on actual instruments <g>.

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Randy Sohn
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Re: Jetblue Announces Ab Initio Program [Re: Russell Holton]
      #422681 - 03/09/16 09:18 AM

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He/she has experienced things not on the syllabus




Yup, that was one big reason when I was hiring pilots for the line that I sorta had a preference for those that'd been kicked and beat around, BT&DT and would appreciate a good airline.

Anyhow, your quote above was what our grizzled old system chief pilot called "salt".

best, randy


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