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Old 06-14-2023, 04:42 PM
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Anyone here in the 7/12 class?
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Old 08-01-2023, 11:32 AM
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Post 320 Type with ATP mins??

Off-brand question.. How would having an ATP and a 320 Type with being a CFII with no 121 experience look on an application?? Short story, currently running out of my GI-Bill Benefits with noting to spend them on, ATP Jets currently offers a program where I could burn my remaining benefit months on a 320 type. Or does that sound like madness to put myself through.. asking for a "Friend"..
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Old 08-01-2023, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by PROVO4departure View Post
Off-brand question.. How would having an ATP and a 320 Type with being a CFII with no 121 experience look on an application?? Short story, currently running out of my GI-Bill Benefits with noting to spend them on, ATP Jets currently offers a program where I could burn my remaining benefit months on a 320 type. Or does that sound like madness to put myself through.. asking for a "Friend"..
Every little bit helps. In the past a type without operating experience didn't count for much, but it's still better to check the box than not. And for a single type airline, it assures them that you're a safe training risk.

Nothing to lose if you have the time and are sure you don't need or want the VA $ for something else, within it's shelf life. Make sure the training program is reputable, paying good $ for a pink slip would be counter-productive.

Personally I'd suggest you need some classroom time with an instructor, Bus isn't going to be at all easy to learn for a CFI trying to solo the 5,000 page manual and the airbus CBT's.
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Old 08-01-2023, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by PROVO4departure View Post
Off-brand question.. How would having an ATP and a 320 Type with being a CFII with no 121 experience look on an application?? Short story, currently running out of my GI-Bill Benefits with noting to spend them on, ATP Jets currently offers a program where I could burn my remaining benefit months on a 320 type. Or does that sound like madness to put myself through.. asking for a "Friend"..
If it were me, having the benefit of seeing the ugly side of the ups and downs of this industry, I would look to spend that on another type rating that could help you if the economy turns inside out again. Some fancy corporate jet type that could land you a job because all the higher paying ones require it, or a 330 type that could help for an overseas gig. It’s a waste when you get the same type here anyway.
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Old 08-04-2023, 11:40 AM
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How likely do new hires get a320?

do you know your equipment before you join the airline, or only up until the class?

I am already a320 typed, do not feel like learning a new plane and would rather stay with a320.
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Old 08-04-2023, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BusBoe View Post
How likely do new hires get a320?

do you know your equipment before you join the airline, or only up until the class?

I am already a320 typed, do not feel like learning a new plane and would rather stay with a320.
You don't find out until your first day. It's age dependent so I'd you are older you have a better chance of getting 320 (if it is offered in that class) but if you never want to learn another type rating I have some bad news about the aviation industry.....
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Old 08-04-2023, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BusBoe View Post
How likely do new hires get a320?

do you know your equipment before you join the airline, or only up until the class?

I am already a320 typed, do not feel like learning a new plane and would rather stay with a320.
If you want 320 for sure, go to Spirit. Your seniority number at JetBlue would be the same in a couple years either way.
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Old 08-04-2023, 06:04 PM
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If you want 320 for sure, go to Spirit. Your seniority number at JetBlue would be the same in a couple years either way.
That's not necessarily true (re: seniority number). I don't think that we are at the point where the lists will be merged DOH. Nothing to that effect has been announced.
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Old 08-05-2023, 06:03 AM
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Provo4departure, I did exactly what you described using my VA Education benefits at ATP Jets in Ft Worth. ATP Jets is very familiar with the process of how to use your VA benefits for the type rating. It was my first type rating as well. The rating was not easy but I really enjoyed it. In my opinion it really helped me and reduced my stress at training with JetBlue(I’m on the 320). With JetBlue’s current manning situation I would go to Spirit. You will end up with the same seniority number after the merger but you will be guaranteed the bus. Good luck you will do fine!
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Old 08-05-2023, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ProPilotBlue View Post
That's not necessarily true (re: seniority number). I don't think that we are at the point where the lists will be merged DOH. Nothing to that effect has been announced.
Seems like it should be pretty close to DOH, not a lot of difference in fleet or pilot group longevity.
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