Old 21st Mar 2012, 16:21
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PT6A
 
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Yes but the FAA put a clause in the new regulations reducing the 1500 hour requirement if you attend a school along the lines of CTC.

The FAA system and the European Cadet / CTC system are two very different things.

My personal stance is I think the CTC route is fine, however I don't like it being open to private sponsorship. If an airline was selecting and paying for the cadets training then I'm sure there would be no accusations real or otherwise of anything but talent being the deciding factor if someone makes it through the course.

Again personal opinion, but I think flying around the pattern counts for very little, if someone had worked for a TP operator then by all means have a method of entry as an FO for them.

What the FAA have dreamt up will do nothing to increase flighty safety, they would of been better banning pilots commuting to work.

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