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Old 11-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #1  
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Default Regionals receiving PIC Type Rating?

At American Eagle, every First Officer is not only receiving an ATP, but also receiving a PIC Type Rating. I have heard comments that American Eagle is the only regional airline giving their FO's a PIC type rating.

Is this true?

I can't figure out why. It doesn't seem (to me) that upgrades are imminent... your thoughts? Any upgrade, even with his/her PIC type rating, still will attend upgrade ground school and a sim session as normal. So why are they doing this? I think its GREAT, but can't figure it out.
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At American Eagle, every First Officer is not only receiving an ATP, but also receiving a PIC Type Rating. I have heard comments that American Eagle is the only regional airline giving their FO's a PIC type rating.

Is this true?
Nope, ExpressJet does the same.
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Nope, ExpressJet does the same.
Sorry ASAnotASAP, but you said nope. Nope as in your response to "Is this true?", or response to "Eagle is the only airline?"
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Sorry ASAnotASAP, but you said nope. Nope as in your response to "Is this true?", or response to "Eagle is the only airline?"
"Nope" to both. ExpressJet has been handing out PIC types since June.
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Part of the ATP rule is that EVERYONE has to have a PIC type... We all know the SIC types are worthless anyways...
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Where getting them at PSA as well
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Part of the ATP rule is that EVERYONE has to have a PIC type... We all know the SIC types are worthless anyways...
What's the "PIC type" worth?
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SkyWest is doing it as well.
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At American Eagle, every First Officer is not only receiving an ATP, but also receiving a PIC Type Rating. I have heard comments that American Eagle is the only regional airline giving their FO's a PIC type rating.

Is this true?

I can't figure out why. It doesn't seem (to me) that upgrades are imminent... your thoughts? Any upgrade, even with his/her PIC type rating, still will attend upgrade ground school and a sim session as normal. So why are they doing this? I think its GREAT, but can't figure it out.
Well, with the PIC Type you will only go to ground and do couple of sims and a PC. Then you'll go straight to IOE. I guess it will just take around one week or so to get to the line.
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At American Eagle, every First Officer is not only receiving an ATP, but also receiving a PIC Type Rating. I have heard comments that American Eagle is the only regional airline giving their FO's a PIC type rating.

Is this true?

I can't figure out why. It doesn't seem (to me) that upgrades are imminent... your thoughts? Any upgrade, even with his/her PIC type rating, still will attend upgrade ground school and a sim session as normal. So why are they doing this? I think its GREAT, but can't figure it out.
Compass has been doing this for about 5 years. It's contractual there, and if you are able to upgrade within 13 months of your "PIC type" then you do not have to do any upgrade program, just OE and Fed Ride. YMMV.
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