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Old 30th Sep 2012, 22:36
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angelorange
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Europa
Posts: 612
There's a bit more top being a Captain!

"Once you have the ATPL, then you are eligible for a command position."

Actually that's just the first of many steps towards a Command position. An ATPL gives you no automatic right to command.

Suggest you start with this free training:

http://aerosociety.com/Assets/Docs/P..._a_Captain.pdf

An MPL is a Co-Pilot licence with minimal hands on flight training. It can be done with as little as 70h flying and the rest in a SIM.

Post AF447, Colgan accidents, etc the regulators are looking at it again due to the loss of manual flying and airmanship demonstrated by 0 to hero courses.

MPL best avoided or if you really have to then get a back up in place to obtain full CPL/IR in case you loose the job you are after.
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