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Does anyone know anything about Streamline Aviations Short 360 rating and their holding pool system. I know it’s a weeks ground school and 7 hrs flying costing £7000. But how likely is getting a job with them afterwards, or any other short 360 operator come to that? Is there anyone out there who has done it? Was it worth it and how long were you in the pool for and how many people are actually in the pool? Also, if you do get work with them, how many hours flying do you get on average. Sorry it’s a lot of questions but I want to be sure before taking out yet another loan!! Ta.
Hi there, I have just heard that a couple of guys that went to the same training school as me did that scheme and have just been offered a job by streamline. Not sure how long they had to wait though nor do I know the ins and out or the pros and cons. Good luck anyway. Regards Bok449
Jeezus H Christ - they better give you a job for that! Seriously, that is a LOT of folding green stuff just to fly a shed ... give or take another few hundred quid and you could have a 737 rating I hope you realize! I know it's all about multi turbine time, but I would certainly think long and hard if there wasn't anything guaranteed at the end.
Are they hauling freight/pax around in it at the same time as their FO's pay for the privilege of flying it I wonder?
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Tedbaker, my recommendation would be to take soundings from all the Shed operators. Give them a call and see what their requirements are and base your decision on that. Also ask the operators what they think of the Streamline deal.
For what it is worth, about 6 years ago I was looking for my first job, and was pushing Loganair. However, I was told by various sources that they would only look at someone with the SD 360 Tech exam under their belts. So I did it. Admitedly not the 7k you are talking about, but another wodge of wonga that I did not have. About 6 six months later I got the job, and a few of my contemporaries still had no sniff of a job. I had 260 hours when I started with Loganair to give you a benchmark.
I am not telling you that you should spend 7k. However, look at the market for Shed pilots, and take a decision based on your findings. My decision got me going, and 6 years down the road I am flying B757/767 for Britannia with interviews next month with Cathay and BA. I offrer this up as a ray of hope and not to be a swanky boots.
7k is a large amount of dough, so get as much info before you commit.
Just remember that Streamline are only in the business of making money out of their type ratings. They dangle that little carrot to the Wannabe of a possible job on completion. Do remember that it is supply and demand and they can use the type rating as their selection process as well, so if they were looking for some pilots who would they take? Direct entry applicants with much more experience than 250hrs and possibly experience on a turine, a 'type rater' who sails through the course or one who scrapes through? Not trying to judge your ability as I don't know you, but be aware that if you don't fall into the 'sail through the type rating' category you stand very little chance of even an interview. Judge for yourself, but don't go spending another £7k 'in hope', do it because you know it will get you where you want to be.