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Old 20th Nov 2014, 10:45
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cleared2fl340
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nairobi
Posts: 15
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Sorry for giving unsolicited info.

What I've gathered is that once, one qualifies (passes stage 6), the training schedule can itself be a nightmare. It can take even as long as 6 - 9 months for some candidates. Some people don't make it to FO as mentioned above.
Under such circumstances, even I would rather be quiet until I make it.

As for the captains and FOs, pilots are generally scarce people with unusual schedules. It's unlikely they'll give you time, if you are neither a close friend nor relative. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule.

My observation is that sometimes, because we spend time on the net, we may erroneously expect others to do the same, but they don't. Imagine going through this site using your phone. Not many people have internet connections at home - even those who can afford it. If you meet some of these guys in person, depending on their personalities, they might share what's necessary.

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