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PCSM flying hours

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2006, 06:46
by weltkrieg
What exactly are the "flying hours" counted toward the PCSM?

Does it count if I have a recreational pilot certificate and fly solo hours? What about the hours I'll have in getting the certificate (recreational) wherein I am with the IP/CFI?

Unread postPosted: 19 Jun 2006, 13:49
by TenguNoHi
Any hours you have recorded in a logbook and reported to you det count. This includes hours used to earn your PPL and additional ratings, solo hours, recreational hours you flew just for fun, etc.... as long as you were pilot in command or were being signed off by a CFI that the hour was instructional, than you recieve credit for it.

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2006, 23:14
by ATC
I heard that over a certain number of hours it doesn't matter how many more hours you have, as far as a PCSM score goes... True??

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2006, 01:59
by apags27
I believe the Highest percentile is 200 hours and up.

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2006, 02:00
by apags27
I believe the Highest percentile is 200 hours and up.

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2006, 04:19
by TenguNoHi
Correct, apologies for not mentioning that.

They are also weighted differantly. I think the first 40 hours carry the most weight. From that point up, near 200, 20 or so hours may afford you only a few points. This is all based off of people with slot's I've talked to, as I have not taken the BAT yet so I cannot tell you. The best person to ask would be someone with zero flight hours since apparantly the PCSM score sheet comes with a brack that shows all the more hours you can earn and how they would effect your score. He would have a full bracket.

-Aaron

Unread postPosted: 31 Jul 2006, 13:31
by ATC
Sounds good. I have about 300 hrs (commercial pilot, asel, amel, instrument) and I'm waiting for the T-BATS to come on line so I can take it. Thanks for the info.

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2006, 10:52
by RuffRider101
I am currently trying to apply for Pilot right now. I have 0 hours and I received a 90 PCSM. My friend had a 91 PCSM and he had over 200 hours (69 on Pilot-AFOQT). What does this tell you? Hours doesn't mean as much as you think. However, there is a twist to this. As many know, the PCSM is compiled of three items: the AFOQT (Pilot Section), Flight Hours, and the TBAS. The first two you know your score, but you never find out what you get on the TBAS. When I took the AFOQT, I received an 84 on the pilot section. This was a big increase from when I took it the first time in which I got a 52 on Pilot (failed the verbal section the first time). So if you get a good pilot score on the AFOQT and do good on the TBAS, you can get still get a good PCSM. It can also go the other way around, if you get an OK Pilot Score, but have flight hours and do good on the TBAS, you can also get a good PCSM. If you're interested about the TBAS, check out www.wantscheck.com. I'm a first time poster, so I hope this somewhat helps. Good Luck!!!

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2006, 17:14
by bpow
I got a 95 on my pilot afoqt with less then 200hrs and had a pcsm of 96 then once I reached 200hrs it bumped my pcsm to 99, so in short in an extremeley competitive job every little bit helps!!

Unread postPosted: 15 Dec 2006, 00:07
by RuffRider101
bpow wrote:I got a 95 on my pilot afoqt with less then 200hrs and had a pcsm of 96 then once I reached 200hrs it bumped my pcsm to 99, so in short in an extremeley competitive job every little bit helps!!


bpow, that is very true. In this kind of job, you take every inch you can get. My point was you can still get a pretty good PCSM if you have 0 flight hours. BTW, thanks bpow for posting on the ENJJPT discussion.