3rd Sep 2011, 05:05
I am a non-current (due medical) B737NG Captain and would like to explore getting recurrent after I get my medical. I have not flown in quite a while and so I would need some sim time to get my scan back followed by a 61.58. Does anyone know the best place for this and what I might expect to spend? Thanks.
4th Sep 2011, 23:36
I have a similar question. Hopefully someone has some guidance here.
5th Sep 2011, 03:10
I'm B737 and A320 qual'ed and I use Joe at Alliance (Sim Center) and Dave at Global for my PC's. Great folks to deal with. Been to many of the others and have a cup full of horror stories.
I can also recommend Ray at CPT for the B737, great guy. I think about $4k to $5k for the long recurrent and ground school. You can do yourself a favor by finding a cheap little sim to brush up the scan for a few hours and that will save a few bucks. Some of the schools have an older level B/C sim they will do this with.
Call them for a quote.
PM me if you need phone numbers or emails.
5th Sep 2011, 03:37
I used Higher Power Aviation in Dallas, nice setup & people. Level D NG sim, 2008 I think.
5th Sep 2011, 04:05
Thanks SkyPilot!!! Frogone any idea what the pricing on the recurrents are at HP? How long is there course? Thanks!!!!
5th Sep 2011, 04:44
I should know the cost because I emailed them about it, but I don't have the email to hand so I won't stab at a guess as it was about a year ago.
Drop them an email. I'm sure they could setup a course to your requirements they were flexible enough with me.
6th Sep 2011, 12:47
Thanks for the information!
6th Sep 2011, 20:57
In March of 2010 a B737NG recurrent at HPA was $5500.00 with a partner, $6000.00 without. Included were two (total sixteen hours) ground school sessions, one sim brush-up (four hours total for you and your partner) and the checkride (also four hours).
10th Sep 2011, 12:25
Global Sim Miami is around $6500 for 16 hrs of ground school, 6 hrs of Sim prep (for those who might need it from being non-current) and 3 hrs for the PC. This is the quote from this week. I guess if you don't need the prep then it will be a lot cheaper.
NZ X man
10th Sep 2011, 17:36
I just recently used Higher Power in Dallas, to get my scan back also, worked well, good group of folks. Used CAE's simulator and AA Simulators.
27th Sep 2011, 07:39
If you are looking to become an expat, you will need to have the waiver concerning circling maneuvers removed from your ATP. You can save $$$ by performing the maneuver when you accomplish your recurrent PC.