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Old 12-09-2008, 05:03 PM   #1  
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Default Does a type rating hold real value?

I have to go back to flying the A320 as an F/O. Having been on it before I can do a 2 week requal or 4 week requal. The 4 week will give me a type rating that I don't currently have (but do on 767).

My question: What is the value of a type rating. If I have to go to another airline would they pick the type rated guy first????

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Old 12-09-2008, 05:10 PM   #2  
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I don't know about the USA, but if you have to look overseas for work it's very important.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #3  
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Good question. It depends on the airline, (SWA for example requires the 737) and whether you have experience in the airplane. Most airlines, I think, will place more emphasis on a type rating if you have flight time in the aircraft, versus going to a school just to get the type.

Personally, I have ten type ratings listed on my ATP. Did I get hired because I was typed in one of the fleet types at my employer? I don't know, but I'm sure it did not hurt.
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Why would you NOT want a free type rating?
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:45 PM   #5  
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Why would you NOT want a free type rating?
I hate the idea of living a hotel for 2 additional weeks unless I'm getting something of real value.

Does a type rating mean I can legally fly as Captain??

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:08 PM   #6  
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In this industry its always possible that you may be looking for a job in the future. The type with time in the a/c would mean a lot at that point.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:52 PM   #7  
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Does a type rating mean I can legally fly as Captain??

YES, mabye. Depending on the type of operation and after taking a PIC check.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:07 PM   #8  
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Does a type rating mean I can legally fly as Captain??

YES, mabye. Depending on the type of operation and after taking a PIC check.
Yes it does. And its huge overseas...should it ever come to that. Go for it.
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Is it worth two weeks of your life? Maybe...if you are open to going overseas in search of work and suspect that you might need to someday.
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I'm sorry but how can you have a type on the 767 and not know the answer to this? 2 weeks it's cheap insurance to keep a door open just in case.
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