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Jim Bennett
Name: Jim Bennett
Company: NetJets
Position: First Officer
Current Aircraft: G IV
Age 55 years old
Country USA

Airline experience: yes
Corporate or fractional experience: yes
Cargo experience: no
Military, government, or law enforcement experience: yes

Mentor profile:
Military Trained Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot, all fixed wing time obtained as civilian. Taught single engine for 8 months, multi engine for 4 months. Flew single pilot night cargo for 4 months in Piper Navaho\'s. Flew a Turboprop and a Canadair Regional Jet fora Regional airline for 5 years. Currently flying a Gulfstream IV for NetJets.

Favorite thing about flying:
Best office view in the world that changes constantly!
Disadvatages of being a pilot:
The inability to be at home every night

What you would have done different:
Advice to aspiring pilots:
Always avoid the \"easy\" way. Choose the right way to do everything. From the decision of fly today or not, do I use a checklist, is this safe...always choose the right way
Problems encounterd along the way:
Always. But it\'s always the same problem. I have consistantly had expectations that are too high regarding the \"product\" I have paid for. The product I am referring to is generally the instructors, most do not INSTRUCT and therefore you have to rely on the books to do so, which is rarely easy.

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