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FlyBMI self sponsored Embraer 145 course

Old 23rd Jan 2019, 12:04
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FlyBMI self sponsored Embraer 145 course

Do you think many will apply for this course? An E145 type rating is still fairly limiting in terms of potential employers.

https://www.cae.com/civil-aviation/a...ed-type-rating

Also, how many hours does an average BMI first officer fly if they'd be eligible for command within 3/4 years. I would have expected a 5/6 year command timeframe.
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 12:25
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This thread, or very similar, was done to death a month or so ago (if you can find it its quite an interesting read).

Essentially, a third of people went down the line of how dare you not be willing to cut out two kidneys and lose a leg to fly any airplane going. Back in my day we took any job even with a salary of four turnips a year and loved every minute. All fairly pathetic, and rather bitter.

The other two thirds, and my opinion, take it but only if you can genuinely see yourself buzzing around in a 145 medium to long term. Why? Well with that type rating youre not going to be jumping into a legacy with ease anytime soon. Not only is the type rating pretty much useless in Europe, its also ludicrously priced. As much as I hate everything the company stands for, Ryanair will type you on a 737 and get you command in a similar timeframe (for which you will be paid double what BMI would likely give you) for only 5K, a quarter of the price!!

If it were me, Id pass. Id ignore all the miserable folk telling you that its a sin to want to fly a shiny jet, and Id go and get a 320 or a 737 rating. Id do that knowing I could go to a legacy in 3-4 years, Id be earning reasonable money and Id be in a much much stronger position should my airline go bust.

Horses for courses yes, but I hope you can see my point...
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 13:48
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I was thinking along the same lines. A 737/a320 type rating opens doors around the world for a pilot, especially in the Middle East and China. However a Embraer 145 is quite limiting for career prospects.
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 19:51
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What's the MTOW of the Embraer 145? If it's above 30 tonnes it's ok for NTR positions.

Cargolux do not impose a minimum MTOW for candidates with jet experience and Emirates at least 20 tonnes.
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Old 23rd Jan 2019, 19:59
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Originally Posted by Banana Joe View Post
What's the MTOW of the Embraer 145? If it's above 30 tonnes it's ok for NTR positions.
About the same as an ATR 72... around the 22-24 Tonnes mark (depending on the model).
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