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Old 12th Jul 2006, 23:49   #1 (permalink)
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Type Rating - Dash 8 (inc Q400)?

Does anybody know roughly how much a Dash 8 type rating would cost, where to do it and whether it would include an MCC ?
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Old 29th Jul 2006, 21:49   #2 (permalink)
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Dash 8 Q400 type rating prep

Hi all,
I have been accepted into the holding pool for a Dash 8 airline ( something I am obviously very happy about and want to make sure I am fully prepared for).
Does anyone know where I can find some good reading material, prehaps training manuals etc., to get me up to speed for my type rating, as and when it comes around?

Thank you, in advance, for your help,

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Old 30th Jul 2006, 10:36   #3 (permalink)
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TRTO's are pretty nifty at getting you throught the system and if pre-study would help, they'd send the stuff. It also might not help you and may even be a hinderance. When they send the bumpf only then start doing the work.
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Old 30th Jul 2006, 11:35   #4 (permalink)
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First of all, congratulations. You must be thrilled, however I would have to agree with what Piltdown Man has said. The volume of information available in the manuals is considerable and the TRTO Instruction will guide you though what needs to be committed to memory and what can be left firmly in the capable hands of the Bombardier Engineers.

Judging by what you've said so far,I am assuming that this is a job with a certain Exeter based operator. If so, what may be of use to you is a handbook the training department have recently published called the 'DHC8-Q400 Pilot's handbook'. The intention was that this handbook was sent out to new recruits prior to beginning their groundschool. It contains a basic set of perf figures, the vital memory actions/items and a guide through what to expect in the first few months of your training programme.

The next time you speak to them or e mail them, it might be worth asking about this handbook as it tends to get forgotten about.

Well done again.

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Old 30th Jul 2006, 21:46   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice guys. I appreciate that certain things could be more harmful than beneficial.
I will ask, though, about the "handbook" next time I contact them. In the mean time I will have to be satisfied with the challenges presented by my FI course.

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Old 31st Jul 2006, 18:02   #6 (permalink)
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No real need for any pre-course prep. Whatever the company's other faults may be, your TR training is good and more than adequate to get you through with no major hassle. All the difficulties are tied up in organisational errors and administration difficulties, neither of which you can prep for.

Just relax and enjoy it.
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Old 9th Jan 2007, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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JAA DHC-8 Type rating conversion

Dear all,

I hold a UK issued CPL/IR with 500 hours on the Dash-8's. I fly outside the EU with an ICAO issued Dash 8 rating. I would like to transfer my rating onto my JAA licence. I had a chat with a Romanian colleague who's hold's JAA(Romanian) approval to examine on the dash8's. My question is this, would the UK CAA agree to put the rating on my licence if I conduct an LST with the Romanian TRE on the sim? Thanx in advance.

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Old 9th Jan 2007, 02:25   #8 (permalink)
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There is a way though....

Convert your licence to a JAA Romanian Licence, should just be a paper exercise, then once you have the type on that, convert back to a CAA JAA licence and.... viola... UK licence with type!

Let us know how it goes and good luck.

(The above is my opinion, not policy.)
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Old 11th Jan 2007, 13:57   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks Meeb,

will try that
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