My Blogging in Formation Buddies have been busy. Here are two posts that reveal the struggle pilots experience when changing from one aircraft type to another. We call this Transition Training. In other words, a pilot stays in his/her same seat (captains remain captains, first officers remain first officers) but we have to learn a completely different cockpit and procedures. When a pilot changes seats (first officers become captains) we call that Upgrade Training. Other types of training include, but are not limited to: Initial Training, Requal (Requalification) Training, Recurrent Training, and the dreaded Displacement Training (stepping backwards, usually due to an airline cutting back on flights and service).
Rob Burgeon’s May Blog:
TRANSITION TO FLYING A DIFFERENT AIRCRAFT IN 3 EASY STEPS
Karlene Petitt’s May Blog:
Transition to Flying… In Three Easy Steps!
Maybe you’ve driven your spouse’s car, and thought “no big deal.” But aircraft can be significantly different–especially between different manufacturers or manufacturing eras. To emphasize this point, a friend posted this cartoon on my Facebook wall last week:
I hope you enjoy my fellow Blogging in Formation buddies posts this month.
Cheers, Mark L. Berry
(p.s. My memoir 13,760 Feet–My Personal Hole in the Sky has been enjoying a month of downloads on Audible and great reviews are starting to appear for it, hurrah!)
Audible direct link: 13,760 Feet on Audible.com: