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Old 6th Dec 2013, 18:24
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Aluminium shuffler
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: UK
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Is the summer contract on the 73 just the one summer, or is it for a fixed number of years with a stable outfit which will bring you back the following season? My personal perception is that those airlines who do recruit experience type rated crews from outside, and the numbers of such airlines is diminishing, will be looking for a couple of thousand hours on type rather than a single season's worth. If the contract is locked in for several successive summer seasons with a decent operator, then consider it, but if not, I'd recommend taking the promotion where you are.

In the EU and most of the world, it seems a different rule from what has been said about the US - here jet hours are required to get into the legacy airlines, not command hours, so if you are confident of gaining a significant amount of time on the 73, that would be better for the CV than the ATR command.
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