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Old 11-16-2008, 07:17 AM   #1  
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Default ATPL with sic B737 type rating!

Hi guys,

I am currently flying the B737-3/4/5 in Africa and have a FAA sic B737 type rating on my FAA license.

I have over 2200hrs and over 1500hrs on the B737 type and would like to do my ATPL on this type, can I do it during my recurrent training due in a week.

Thanks for your kind replies.

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:23 PM   #2  
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Mukki,

Since you are speaking of an FAA Certificate, recurrent training is normally an "approved" program of training. The check-airman/APD would not normally be able to "free-lance".

In order for you to hold an ATP with an B737 Pilot-in-command Type Rating you will need to attend your carriers "approved" upgrade training program or find a certified school to do this.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:23 AM   #3  
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If you DO find an upgrade program on the B737, it will also count as recurrent though...at least, that's how our programs work.

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Old 11-18-2008, 03:47 PM   #4  
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At that point Z you are not completing a "re-current" but rather initiating upgrade training which is a whole new (and completley different approved training event) and re-setting your base month for training as well.

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True, but it DOES recycle currency Most reputable schools will want you to do the Upgrade while you are still current though too and/or will want you to have flown the aircraft in the preceeding 12 months. I get calls all the time for people who want to do the upgrade (or recurrent) in the A320, B737, or CRJ who haven't flown the aircraft in like 5 years, and then ask why the class can't be 3 days long...sigh...
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #6  
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Default Need Advice Please!!!

Hi Guys,

I have over 2200hrs on the B737 like I said earlier and still currently flying the B737-300/400/500 actively.

A training provider in Texas told me I would have to do the whole type rating again if I want to get my ATPL on my FAA License.

Sadly I did do my last FAA Recency here with my FAA commercial License in february 2008 but completely forgot about my ATP.

I am currently in Dallas and trying to figure out what to do.

Any advise would help. A whole new type is expensive.

Thanks fella's.

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Old 11-19-2008, 02:26 PM   #7  
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Try CPT(Crew Pilot Training). They will get you a type rating on a 737 wihtin 10 days for $7k and they are in Dallas.
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mukki, who are you flying for in Africa and what kind of a schedule is it? Just curious because I also live in Dallas and am looking for a new job. Thanks.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:36 AM   #9  
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ARIK AIRLINES out of Lagos for now... and I'm still in Dallas.
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