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09-03-2007, 12:10 AM
Hey guys,
Im going down to FTI at the end of this month for my type. Just got the books and CD and was wondering what to focus on the most for the quick 8 day program. Are most of the oral questions out of their study guide? Overall was the program easier or harder than you expected? Lots of info without a lot of time. If anyone can give some insight on their accelerated program, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

09-03-2007, 05:06 AM
You didn't say which city you were going to. I went to DEN for the 12 day course. Only difference between the two is that we went over everything that the CD does.

Entire program is learning about what each switch in the cockpit does. Learn the cockpit layout, and how systems are organized. Don't worry about any systems diagrams, or try to memorize where the air molecule goes in the pneumatics system. Learn what happens when you flip each switch. Also, learning the FTI preflight checklists early was very helpful for the follow on sim rides. Also helped me to understand the pre-flight checks on each system (i.e. what switches to flip for your checks).

Oral was very relaxed, and focused exactly on the above. You still get one day of review to ask any questions of instructors.

Hope this helps.

09-03-2007, 07:07 AM
Another $10,000 lottery ticket buyer.

Get the job? You win. Don't get the job? You're the proud owner of the aeronautical equivalent of a doorstop.

09-03-2007, 11:17 AM
Another $10,000 lottery ticket buyer.

Get the job? You win. Don't get the job? You're the proud owner of the aeronautical equivalent of a doorstop.

That's assuming you didn't already have the job. In that case you need to get that type ASAP--doesn't matter from who. Besides, those lottery tickets only cost $5-7K now.

09-03-2007, 11:46 AM
Thanks SamFox,

Im going to DEN for the program and yes I already got the job.

09-03-2007, 12:11 PM

Congrats and good luck!

09-03-2007, 03:42 PM
The Dallas one will let you shorten the course even more if you elect to do 6 hr sims vice 4 hrs. It took 6 days start to finish. The CD is pretty funny, the guy reading doesn't know too much about aviation.

09-03-2007, 04:31 PM
Hey, I'm happy for you! I got my type the old fashioned way. Flew the airplane for a 121 carrier for a few thousand hours.

I was turned down by SWA, unfortunately.

Some of the folks I interviewed with who were also turned down were crestfallen because they had spent thousands of dollars on a quickie type-rating that was now essentially useless to them.

I'm glad I didn't spend any money on my type. (Although some might argue that the 3+ years I spent working for that major that I chose not to return to when recalled was worth far more than $10,000 that i'll never see again).