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RVator6 11-13-2017 08:59 PM

737NG Type Course -Dec 2017 anyone?
 
I am looking for another person to complete a 737NG Type course next month in MIA. FTI is offering a special to complete before the end of the year. If interested, please pm me. thanks!

*** WINTER SPECIALS ***
737NG Initial Accelerated Type Rating
In MIAMI $9,410/ per pilot
December 11th 18th (2 pilots/paired)
Complete your Type Rating before the end of the year!

awax 11-13-2017 11:29 PM

Its not for me, but if you dont mind me asking, whats the benefit to buying your own rating?

Are there any airlines that require a type like SWA used to? I always assumed that once a guy gets hired theyd do the initial course and cap it off with a type ride if needed.

navigatro 11-14-2017 08:01 AM

Also that price seems high (not such a great deal)

RVator6 11-14-2017 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by awax (Post 2465685)
Its not for me, but if you dont mind me asking, whats the benefit to buying your own rating?

Are there any airlines that require a type like SWA used to? I always assumed that once a guy gets hired theyd do the initial course and cap it off with a type ride if needed.

Question #1: the benefit is a) you spend $ you may/may not have. b) possibly move up the line to get an earlier interview date with SWA.

Question #2: not that Im aware of. Even though SWA doesnt require it anymore. They ask the question if you have it. What that means to me is it would be beneficial to still get the type.

RVator6 11-14-2017 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by navigatro (Post 2465808)
Also that price seems high (not such a great deal)

If you have found cheaper, let me know. Their normal rate is $10.5k. The other school I have found (CPT) is over $1500 more than FTIs discount price. I just wished I got my type from Alyson back when it was $5K, over 15 yrs ago.

navigatro 11-14-2017 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RVator6 (Post 2465896)
If you have found cheaper, let me know. Their normal rate is $10.5k. The other school I have found (CPT) is over $1500 more than FTI’s discount price. I just wished I got my type from Alyson back when it was $5K, over 15 yrs ago.

I guess I'm old, because I remember them being $5-7K, but that was years ago.

If you are a fixed-wing MIL pilot, I would not waste my time or GI bill benefits on a 737 type.

awax 11-14-2017 10:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RVator6 (Post 2465892)
Question #1: the benefit is a) you spend $ you may/may not have.

Not to argue the point, but that doesn't sound like a benefit!

If it's not required, how do you measure the value of a type ride without IOE or any experience behind the type. Is that really attractive to a prospective employer, especially in this environment? Of course you be you, but it seems like there are more cost effective ways to move an application up the pile.

Good luck!

RVator6 11-14-2017 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by awax (Post 2465913)
Not to argue the point, but that doesn't sound like a benefit!



Yes, that was a joke. Id rather save my $!!! ;)


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