Yeah… My dream job, bringing in the Dongbang Giant lol
Well, I have to start somewhere. I did not assume that the FCP for Fourchon would be an acceptance letter to the Florida Pilot Association. From what I read in the CFR, if I have FCP for an area, then transferring that to another area was simple “ish” as far as not having to totally test again but to only do the chart and local knowledge.
As of right now, I am not sure how I could go about getting the transits in and out unless there is a company that I could get with in my off time where I could knock them out. Do companies do things like this? I wonder if I got on with some small boat company in Jax or Tampa if they would let me get my transits signed off over that way, then I could skip the Fourchon portion altogether.
I am quite content with the process of everything taking several years, I am still in my 20s and I have plenty to learn. I worked up to where I am at from the deck, which I have also wondered if that may be a hinderance as I have heard most Pilots are Academy Grads. I am not sure if it is because more Academy guys make it to the upper level licenses and have the connections where as most Hawsepipe guys stick with limited licenses?
If I have a shot at it, I would like to take it. If I get the licensing done and do not get selected… it is not a world ender. I will still be able to continue to do the things that I do now. I have no doubt that it is a difficult path, if it were easy, everyone would be a pilot.
I appreciate the information that you are providing!!