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How many hours did it take you to get your first twin ride.

Old 5th Nov 2011, 00:48
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Cheers guys. Sounds like a real mixed bag there.
I'd agree it's "not what you know but who knows you".
Was just wanting to see if I'm on par with others… I'm not sure

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 02:58
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Cool

3 years, 700 hours, DC-3 and left the runway as per #11.

Best fun when I got it sorted.

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 02:59
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Around 800 hrs and 4.5 years after initial CPL. (Done in mid 80's in a Seneca 1)

And it was in Bongo vans in PNG.

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 03:04
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141.1 in the 80's. Very lucky I guess.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 03:17
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280hrs, CPL 13 days, 2006
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 03:18
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1360 hrs
2 yrs
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 04:15
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~1300 hrs, about 3 yrs after CPL.
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180 hours, haven't looked back since
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 13:09
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480 hours TT but flew 95% singles and 5% twins for the following 6 months. Then 95% twins and 5% singles. First twin (apart from the Duchie in training) was a Partial Aviatior .... had a lot of fun in it!
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:05
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394hrs
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EMB 145

Talk about good timing...
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:53
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I had over 13,000 hours before I first flew a twin! My transition to multi engine ops was from an Iroquois helicopter to a C130H Hercules. One engine to four. I managed to clock up over 1,000 hours on the Herc, 3,000 hours on the B707 and about 8,300 hours B747 time before I did my twin endorsement which was onto the B767. I now have around 5,900 hours on the B767. A very different path to most of you and the result of having had a career in the military then another one in an airline.

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I remember doing a 747 endorsement with an ex airforce guy who had never flown any multi!
The instructor was taken aback when he had trouble doing assymetrics!
A quick basic lesson and he was right, ended up a SCC - his first twin was a A330!
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First job after gaining my CPL, so around 175 hrs. Only ended up with somewhere between 300-400 hrs single time.
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500 hrs. First ME job was an Aztec PA23.
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1600hrs all heavy single, 200 series and bonanzas. First twin was a BE55 and BE58, did about 120hours baron then onto 402B and 402C only did about 150hrs on them then 404, did 300hrs or so on them then into multi crew turbine.
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850TT - PA31
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 08:35
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Get the occasional twin flight at 3000 hours, 15 years since cpl, threw in the towel at one point and came back to full time flying after 9 years in other industries.
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2100 hrs in 3 years . Then got hold of a BN 2 which ended up slower than most the singles I flew :-p
 
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1090 hours and 18 months (baron and 402) in 2008 - all major carriers had stopped hiring but i rode in on the slightly delayed shortage in GA


Knox - just make sure you are with a company that has a good proportion of twins to singles.
Also a company (usually out in the bush) that has a young workforce, as this will mean that twin opportunities will come up more often...
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Took 15 years and 8000hrs but got round to doing my MECIR last year....... full respect to guys & gals that tackel that when you only have 100hrs or less!
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