All the best to all.
I think several type ratings along with favorable PPC records and no fails indicate that you can handle a high workload of learning. An initial course in the 705 environment isn't exactly roses and daisies. Hence why they list jet experience in the same column as degree/diploma.pigboat wrote:The main issue is that AC is looking for the fact that you can work to a high workload of learning.
I attended a seminar a while back where an AC checker was talking about what AC is looking for in terms of the ideal candidate. Stability, Integrity, and Ability to Learn.
Some things he mentioned that define stability include:
Married with kids (as this usually brings individuals that are less likely to jump ship than single individuals), haven't jumped from job to job to job in the past, have spent a fair amount of time at each place of employment.
Integrity: Shows up in the evaluations you do. They are designed to spit out the liars and the ones trying to hide things. So if you like roses, then say you do.
Ability to learn: Degree, Diploma, Type Ratings, Instructor experience, and the likes.
I'd be willing to bet that someone with a Degree would be seen in the same light as someone with a 705 type rating. It indicates the exact same thing.
This was back in 2013 - things can always change. Best of luck to everyone waiting to get on as OTS hires.