1st Jul 2012, 19:49
Looking to do the A320 type rating in SA. Been searching the net without any luck. Anybody know of any South African a320 TRTO?
Word is that SAA is one but they only provide training for their own crew and no outsiders. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
2nd Jul 2012, 01:56
Watch this space, as things might change with their newly formed training partnership with CAE, re Introduction of an A330 sim!
2nd Jul 2012, 16:37
As a matter of interest, why do you want to do it in South Africa?
2nd Jul 2012, 16:47
As a matter of fact you might stand corrected. Africa is a fairly flexible old place although the thorn trees abound.
2nd Jul 2012, 16:49
Well Im a holder of SA CPL and wanted the tr endorsed on it. And in the same time renew my SA licence since it expired. I could go to the us for the course but then I have to come all the way down to SA to renew my licence first.
EX BLUE STORK
3rd Jul 2012, 16:06
PM me you can hire the sim at SAA if you know the right people.
A couple of us old farts who have 13000 hrs + on Airbus 320/321 will give you a proper rating on 320/321
4th Jul 2012, 02:49
You can goto Pan Am flight academy in Florida get an A320 there and endorse it on your SA CPL, you have to inform CAA first before you depart for the States.
4th Jul 2012, 03:32
You can go to Pan Am flight academy in Florida get an A320 there
any reason why you're adamant about panam?.. just curious?
Which schools have the best reputations worldwide? PanAm is well known, but is it respected?
4th Jul 2012, 08:43
Totomechanic - Panam is by far the cheepest place around to do your A320 Type-Rating(+-$9000) for the moment - nice bunch of guys some retired, retrenched and some in active airline serivce - they give you the basics to enable you to pass (DE-in house check ride) and hopefully gain a job in an airline or charter company who will teach you THEIR AOP's and "Finish Off" your flight training to fly in the real world. ie Do NOT expect to walk out of Panam knowing everything and walk over to the nearest A320, jump in and take it for a Joy-Ride - but you will not look like a complete iddiot either if given a company check ride as part of your interview with a perspective employer.:ooh:
4th Jul 2012, 11:32
since my SaCPL has been expired more than 36 months, I have to come to SA 1. To undergo ATO training 2. Pass the initial skill test 3. Write the airlaw exam again in order to renew my cpl. My idea was to do it all in South africa and not to spend too much time and money flying around all over.
Plus the visa and TSA for the US entry a big headache itself.