The First Officer contract signed, I am just days away from jumping into the new and exciting - to say the least - adventure.
Myself and the other people enrolled in the TR course have been provided with a set of documentation relating to the Boeing 737 Type Rating.
Those include the different volumes of FCOM (Flight Crew Operations Manual), accounting for several thousands of pages, FCTM (Flight Crew Training Manual), Ops Manual, Performance Manual, etc...
We are not expected to know everything until then but a lot of these documents is going to be really useful during the Type Rating and we will eventually have to learn a substantial part of its content.
Basically, the FCOMs cover topics from Limitations to SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), Performances, Aircraft systems, Instruments, etc...
I have ordered a technical book that helps understanding the FCOM, and I guess a lot of work is waiting for us.
I am leaving my current job as a tow pilot within the next few days, and although it was a pretty good experience, I am definitely looking forward to flying the line.
To you all, positively looking for a job, I wish you the best of luck.
It is a very tough industry with a rather low demand for pilots, especially inexperienced, and sometimes having the right qualifications with the right profile just isn't enough.
Having had several work opportunities in the last few weeks, I consider myself lucky and will try to post and share some information regarding that in my next post, whether this is a general aviation job or an airline position.
Airborne life continues...