View Full Version : Transition from turbo prop to wide body

7th Jan 2019, 07:21
hello all
is it the right way for an airline to transit pilots from turbo prop less than mtow20 ton directly to wide body despite of having narrow body fleet .
if yes why and if no why

What is the normal practice

22nd Jan 2019, 08:12
Not normal practice but probably do-able with proper training. Remember that the new pilot will have an extended apprenticeship with experienced captains and, in any event, wide-bodies tend to be flown more conservatively than the smaller jets. My main concern would be lack of hands-on handling in the long-haul environment. Not ideal but in a world short of pilots this may become more common.