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ATR at home base or A320 abroad...

Old 28th Aug 2018, 20:04
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Originally Posted by Count of Monte Bisto View Post
I would have to differ with a lot of the advice here. I am an ex-turboprop pilot who now flies the A320. If you want to be a pilot, you need a Boeing or an Airbus on your licence to be safe. The 320 or 737 is a job for the foreseeable future. Turboprop hours are not seen the same as jet hours and you are perceived as less of a pilot without those jet hours. Do not all shout at me for saying this - I am just stating the hard facts of the airline industry. ATRs typically have very limited route structures and ATR Captains usually get paid the same as A320 and B737 FOs. It is not fair, but it is the harsh reality. Twenty years from how when you are looking at your wife and 3 kids and flying is just something you do, you will look at your less talented mates who took the jet route and realise that they are earning twice (or more) the salary you do for basically the same job. My strong advice if you want to be a pilot is get a respected jet on your licence - it is such a protection against the future. No one is arguing whether you will be a good pilot or not - what matters is what is on your licence and how many jet hours you have flown.
Completely agree with every word of this - get on a Jet ASAP
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