I'm not saying that at all, Plavt. But the ab-initia program is an intense one, where a person can end up in the right hand seat with as little as 350 hours total time. One school graduates people with 200 hours actual time and several hundred more simulator time. In the US you might still have to accumulate hours to around the 1000 level due to the number of available pilots.Plavt wrote:So when you fail at something you should give up the ghost? A sad place the world would be if we all did that! I take it you did not read or simply ignored the comment earlier by jencrs who is a pilot. I must say I find your statement pretty 'rich' considering your own background posted on your own website for the world to see.Strong Eagle wrote: I know exactly what I am talking about. And I know that someone who fails to pass a competency test really ought to think about another career.
So, the catch is this. This is an intensive training program, focused from day 1 on that right hand seat job. You have to have the aptitude and skills to make it a go, and if you don't pass a competency check it really does say something about your capabilities.
Even sierra2469alpha said, "a fail in ab-initio, even though you now have a PPL, isn't going to rate with any airline as tech crew". So, the only options I would see would be for the OP to do it the more traditional way... build hours as a CFI, crop duster, bush pilot... whatever... to demonstrate competency and build experience hours... then _maybe_ he could look at applying for a job with a regional.