After weeks of preparation, ground school for Mokulele Airlines just started. Our training base is in Kahului on the Island of Maui. Check out the big move: Before arriving for training, it was expected for us to memorize dozens of engine limitation numbers, V-Speeds, weights, fuel quantities, and emergency checklists. It was a lot of work to get done, coupled with about a dozen online training modules. The toughest part of the process was figuring out how to apply the required knowledge without any previous Caravan experience. I found it helpful to study the airplane’s systems for about a day prior to attempting to memorize any sort of limitations. There are about 6 of us in the training class – There’s a huge variety of experience and backgrounds. Stay tuned for another article soon detailing the ground school process. -Swayne Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint 8 Responses Briggs May 16, 2017 Aloha and welcome to a couple of new challenges! Flying into the Class B at HNL is a great adventure with a lot of radio handoffs and local landmarks for navigation. It’s good fun. The other is flying into OGG when the tradewinds have “freshened”. Imagine flying in a blender set on “smoothie”. Enjoy! Reply David Lowery June 2, 2017 Too cool Dwayne. Congratulations on becoming an airline pilot. Keep the blog coming. I enjoy all your stuff. Reply Dimitris May 17, 2017 Congrats! I love following your progress, it’s really inspiring for me as well. How did you get that job? What goes into getting selected and would you have any advice for aspiring pilots? I would love to also become an instructor and then get a job in an airline like Mokulele. Thanks for sharing! Reply Swayne Martin May 18, 2017 The basic requirements can be found on their hiring website – Right now you need your CPL, Instrument Rating, and around 325 hours. Once I find out more about the specifics of the hiring process, I’ll make a post. Reply jamalkhan June 11, 2017 hey just wanted to know would they provide housing or you have to find it yourself and if you have to find it then how much would it cost for studio and what is the name os the area that the pilots are based in plus how much is the pay every month after tax it would be great if you can let me know and last how many multi and how many single engine hours do I require please. thanks a lot Sebastian June 12, 2017 Hi Swayne! How’s it going so far? It’s been great following your progress. I’ve got my CPL, Instrument and about 525 hours. Are you guys currently hiring? Pilot Mark - Flying and Travel May 20, 2017 When you get some free time Swayne, you need to fly the Napali Coastline on Kauai. There is simply no place on earth like it. Think Jurassic Park scenery! Reply David Lowery June 2, 2017 Congratulations Swayne. Keep up the good work. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.