I have three more days of reserve...and then I hit the books.
Yesterday I tried to study a little bit. The path from aircraft A to aircraft B is long.
A question was submitted asking to discuss how I got to where I can switch aircraft. Well it's complicated and detailed...which to maintain my anonymity means I have to water it down.
Airlines change routes/equipment/staffing a few times a year. When staffing is reduced the bottom guys normally get squeezed out. I myself was displaced a few years ago....but only on paper. By the time the date for me to change aircraft came, I was able to stay in my seat.
A few months ago an opportunity arose to allow me to go back to my old base and change aircraft and I took it. It isn't all roses though.
Over the next two months I will:
A. Learn a new aircraft nose to tail
B. Get minimum pay (no per diem)
C. Hop in a simulator for training and a check ride
D. Fly around on IOE again
When I finish I will be in the top 35% of First Officers in my base. I probably won't hold weekends off, but I will be able to easily hold a hard line and likely get something I like.
I have three more reserve days starting tomorrow. To prepare for training I'm going to do the same thing I did when I was hired almost 4 years ago and buy a big ring of note cards and start filling them out.