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Airbus 320 type rating & 500 hours of Line training Rate of success??

Old 9th Jul 2012, 16:35
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Thanks for a good conversation here, guys! I'm in the very same boat as Joao, almost exactly the same hours too, and currently seriously thinking of that same package, but probably on Boeing. I wouldn't mind relocating either! Hope to see you in the skies, Joao!
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Old 29th Jul 2012, 11:39
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perhaps this is something for guys with a rating and hours on type.

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Old 6th Aug 2012, 06:27
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Hi everyone, I already have my CPL and IR type rating with 281 flying hours. Am looking for an airlineswhich can give me a line training with type rating
Now days most of the Airlines requests between 300-500 jet flying hours. So please if anyonecan give me the best information I’ll be appreciated

Best regards and good luck everyone
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Old 6th Aug 2012, 09:07
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amaj9090, just wait a month until GACA announce which airlines are being granted Saudi operating licenses, they will be required to satisfy saudiization quotas, so they should have opportunities for saudi nationals. You could also approach emirairlines.com as they should be the first one in the air
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Old 7th Aug 2012, 12:57
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Citilink will charge a fee for those 0 hour A320 rated pilots to start their line training.
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Old 9th Aug 2012, 16:21
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Any idea how much it might be? Because I am genuinely considering it..
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Old 9th Aug 2012, 19:57
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The final amount has not been decided just yet. I would expect current rates such as the EJ programme.

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Old 10th Aug 2012, 13:49
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Apparently they have already had well over a thousand applications.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 06:02
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Dear eaglenest

Dear Eagle nest I just want to take your advise,i will soon go to get my training for the CPL license in USA at DELTAQUALIFLIGHT ACDEMY and i will be glad to get your guidance.
what do you suggest after completing and getting my license.
what are the steps to take,please advise me with more information.
and i am interested to do the A320 or B737.
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Old 1st Sep 2012, 22:43
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just one question ,if i do type rating on Airbus320,can i work on any other type of Airbus or i must do the same type that airlines have?
Please reply
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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 20:27
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delta will take all your money...
you will be unemployed.

Buy line rating and line training..... ah ah.... still no job.
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Old 3rd Sep 2012, 21:40
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A320 cover 318 to 321
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 02:02
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Now days most of the Airlines requests between 300-500 jet flying hours
Im sorry mate but are talking about 3 years ago... i can tell you about people with 2500 737 time and no interviews anywere....

perhaps this is something for guys with a rating and hours on type.
Pt Avia training ... P2F they are hiring only P2F pilots and you have to buy the TR from them as well... good dela for The TRTO and for the provider... scam for you ..
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 18:33
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Citilink currently have 4 slots available, but you will need to part with $45k.
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Old 2nd Oct 2012, 23:07
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Stop p2f! This is killing your own future!

There is not enough job for rated and experienced pilots on the market right now!

If you pay for flying, you will take away a pilot's job and assure that the airline will not hire anybody but get the money of more and more daydreamer's. Right hand seat changes from cost to revenue generator.
Think and Stop!

You say there is no other opportunity? Do something else.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 10:25
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Very well done. Never seen a post like yours before.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 14:53
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IRS.. Do you have any magic solutions???

I've spend 60K (Bank loan) in my Pilot's license, because I live in a Country that has no vacancies for the Air force. I wasn´t even able to apply, because all of sudden they decided to suspend all of the available slots they had.

Before that I've spent two years of my life studding math so I could get a good grade.

During the time I was in my flight school, I had to move to the main land and that implied extra costs (House rent, meals and transportation) for almost two and a half years.

This has not been an easy walk so far, and I graduated a year and half ago.

Should I quit??? Yea right..

Do you think I like to pay in order to get a job??

Should I just sit and wait for an opportunity, without making any kind of research???

Well if you think that you don´t deserve to be pilot..

Time is clicking, the proficiency is going away..

By the time that the airlines will accept low hour pilots again, with no Type rating and no hours on type, I should be wearing a Cain. And this, if they will ever do..

If you are not going to help, don't waist my .. time.

I hate the idea of P2F, I also know the effort it takes, and I am not here to spend more $$ to just fly 500 hours.

My purpose here, is to gather information so I can make a wise decision.

Stopping is dying..
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 17:05
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A word of caution.

I cannot tell you how all airlines carry out their screening and recruitment, but I can tell you that with many companies there are certain "names" that raise a "red flag"! There are plenty of people with 500 hours of type experience (give or take a bit,) and it is not so much the quantity of that experience at this level, rather than the quality of it.

If an applicant with minimum time on type is coming from an established "quality" operator, it may well be because they have been laid off, or are looking for a more stable career path. There are plenty of such applicants, and coupled with the supply from other sources, quality airlines can very easily be selective in the background requirements of such applicants.

There is no price premium to the airline, and the quality of the applicants background training will almost always be a prime factor in shortlisting for interview. Few airlines are likely to be interested in buying in potential problems, or recruiting relatively inexperienced pilots with "dubious" or unrecognised backgrounds.

500 hours is often (with a degree of flexibility,) a minimum level of relevant experience, rather than a magic number. In these types of aircraft it is often acquired in less than a year of employment. It always needs to be obvious to the recruitment team why an applicant is presenting themselves with less than a year with another employer. Sometimes the reasons are obvious and understandable. Other times it may be because the employer wasn't an employer at all, or because of some other problem that is unlikely to warrant wasting any further time on.

It is a buyers market. The quality buyers are looking for quality applicants. They have a number of sources of supply, and nearly all of them are overstocked. The CV therefore needs to look attractive and desirable. "Red flags" to be avoided.

As I stated at the start of this post, I cannot tell you how each and every company sets their own standards, so there may be some mileage in this route, however I would be very cautious.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 17:54
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Joao what you just wrote reminds me so much of what I told you 6 months or more ago, when you were looking at the possibility of going for P2F with Farnair.
Yes, you've been waiting for a break for 18 months now, yes you have a 60K bank loan, yes instructing doesn't pay well, yes you want to be on an Airbus-boeing, and YES, nobody reply's to the hundred of CVs you've sent, but it's not your FAULT, it's nothing personal. It's jst how the market is right now. Nobody get's a break in Europe, except the Ryanair/Easyjet cadets, who btw are killing it for the others.
There's not much to do but to wait, stay current, try different local companies and see if you can get a break there.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 23:11
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Bealzebub and dudubrdx Tanks for the reply. Believe me what I want is to to start my career, Airbus, Boeing, turbo prop that's not the most important to me right now. Like I said before, my purpose is to gather information.
Once again tanks for the Info.
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