New pilots to WestWind Airlines will start as Trainees and will report to the WestWind Training Center to commence Category I training. During this training, the new pilots will be introduced to the WestWind Airline Standard Operating Procedures which form the basis of all our operations. If you'd like to become a WestWind Pilot, please complete an Application Form.
In an effort to keep a balance of personnel at our hubs, WestWind has adopted the following policy:
Promotion with WestWind Airlines is based on accumulated flight hours from Passenger, Cargo and Charter flights. See the promotion scale for more specific information regarding pilot ratings and total time required for each rating.
It is suggested that WestWind Pilots conduct their operations at Normal or 1x simulation rate. However when engaged on long Oceanic or Trans Continental flights, pilots may use a higher simulation rate. However, any time spent at a higher Simulation Rate may only be logged at Real Time. (That is to say, if you spend 1 hour flying a 2x Simulation Speed, you may log 1 hour only.)
Pilot's are encouraged to fly at the normal Simulation Rate as this will help keep your flights as real as they possibly can be.
As with a real airline, training is required in the aircraft type that you will be assigned. The training guidelines are located in the WestWind Airlines Flight Training Center. Training is required to earn your type rating for the aircraft categories you will be flying.
Training will help you learn the characteristics of the new aircraft you will be flying and ensure that once you begin passenger operations, that you will perform your duties in a safe manner. Training questions can be directed to the Executive Vice President/Chief Pilot.
Operations guidelines are contained in the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) for each aircraft type. Please print the POH for each aircraft on which you are type-rated. Refer to this information for training and daily operations.
View WestWind Airlines Standard Operating Procedures.
Direct aircraft operations related questions to your Hub Manager.
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