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Question for what is considered bush-pilot

Post by Tennis_Nick » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:19 pm

I saw some pictures that a friend of mine posted on Facebook of him at the Flight College and I saw a sight that intrigued me.

It was a Cessna Grand Caravan (C208 is it?) that was painted up in FedEx drag, so I assume it flies fairly short flights delivering mail from hub to hub, so I was wondering... would flying that plane be considered post-airline pilots rating, or is it a position that is usually filled by pilots raking up the hours to get the airline rating?

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Post by Tennis_Nick » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:20 pm

It was one of these

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why not...

Post by groundsquirrel » Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:51 pm

Why not just contact FedEx and ask 'em?
Gravity ... it's an Earth thing.

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Post by Tennis_Nick » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:53 pm

I figured if I asked the question here we could at least get some conversing going on. isn't that what the board is for ? :lol: you know we love ya ya big squirrel!

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Post by King OF air350 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:55 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airline_Tr ... ot_License

That says that ATP is required for max gross weight of over 12,500 lbs on major carriers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_Caravan
The max t/o weight for a c208 is 8750 pounds according to wiki

That doesn't mean FedEx doesn't have an ATP guy in a c208, but he would be overqualified to do so. That job probably only requires a commercial rating.
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Post by Tennis_Nick » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:19 pm

Huh, I never really looked up what the ATP license meant as far as weight restrictions and stuff. Sounds good!

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conversation?

Post by groundsquirrel » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:43 am

Conversation? Well.....why didntcha say so?

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That's what they make you drive when you scratch the 777 :P
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Re: conversation?

Post by King OF air350 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:00 am

groundsquirrel wrote:Conversation? Well.....why didntcha say so?

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That's what they make you drive when you scratch the 777 :P
eeh! don't even want to think about that! 8O
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Re: conversation?

Post by viche12345 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:53 pm

groundsquirrel wrote:Conversation? Well.....why didntcha say so?

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That's what they make you drive when you scratch the 777 :P
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