Will you still see a lot of the people you flew with on the 57? Just seems like that would be a huge change to be flying with all new people again. But anyways congrats. Nicest airbus if there is such a thing
Whole different company almost because of a base change and not a lot of 'south' guys bid the Airbus.
When we "southies" were hired, the philosophy was that we would never fly an airplane that did not give the pilots absolute 1000% overriding authority over control of the aircraft. So we were "raised" that highly-automated aircraft, like the Airbus, was Th' Devil. So after SOC (single operating certificate), not a lot of South guys jumped onboard Airbus equipment so it remains dominated by FNWA pilots. I think Jimflyfast
was one of the first (if not THE first) Southies to make the jump into the Airbus 330 and, I'm sure, over a beer or six, he can tell lots of stories about what that was like.
Seems like a neat airplane and does more varied flying than the 767. I was hoping for SEA but I'll take what I can get for right now and try to slip into SEA when there's an opening. It's really my last hurrah before I grow the big alpastache back, put about 30 lbs on and graze in the left seat for the remainder of my career.
I figure I've flown the Boeing philosophy (727/737/757/767), the Douglas philosophy (MD-88/90) and soon the How do you saaaaaay, Air BOOS?
so when I make the jump to captain, there won't be many surprises in learning both a new operational philosophy and the "oh •, what do you mean I have to make a decision?" world.
Plus the extra scratch from reduced commuting costs and a higher hourly rate means that I don't have to claim to be a hipster when I order a PBR. I can upgrade to a little New Belgium here and there.