My December schedule turned out better than I anticipated. Bidding 199/201 for ORD I fully imagined working Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years but to my surprise, I was off all of them! On Christmas Eve I had one reserve shift left (3am-3pm) but I got released early and I was headed home around noon with plenty of time to be home with my family for the holidays.
I know it doesn’t look like a reserve schedule, thats because I got fed trips so I would meet my consolidation deadline (100 hrs in 120 days since my type ride). It sure was nice to get a taste of what a line would be like.
In total, 18 reserve days and I flew 16 of those days. Total block time was 56 hours.
What did you think of your brief time in FWA? I grew up there and can’t tell you how many times I’ve done the FWA-ORD trip and back as a kid.
How long do you envisage it being before you are able to get off reserve?
Fort Wayne is a very fun overnight! I’ve flown in there many times so far. We get to stay downtown and often crews walk to get dinner and drinks together. Seems like a great place to grow up!
Don’t want to jinx is but I should be senior enough to hold a line for February! Bidding opens on Thursday so I should see my seniority in the bid package. If I’m within the targeted line holders zone I have a pretty good shot! It would three months total on reserve so not all that bad! I’ll keep ya guys updated.
Crossing my fingers for you.
Hello. I’m interested in the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program. Can you tell me more about it? Thanx!
Feel free to check this website out! It has a ton of information. Keep in mind, as ATP CFI’s you also have the ability to earn tuition reimbursement.