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Old 6th Sep 2017, 13:44
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Cadet Pilot or not, there will always be flights with inexperienced pilots Capt/Co-pilot on board. You have to start somewhere. In this instance the mistake was handled correctly.
My Company starts 250 odd hour Cadet pilots straight onto A320 series in two crew ops. But, they complete about 50 sectors Line training with Training pilots before ,if to the required standard, released to the Line. And the for the first 6 months only rostered with Captains of at least a year LHS time.
My first time flying a real B744 was as Capt. on a full 350+ pax trip, with a Trainer in the RHS of course. Its probably not thing you would announce though on your PA to the pax!!
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