A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#76 Post by Nearandfar » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:09 am

What will the Type-rating cost? Not a bad plan considering what's going on in the industry in Asia.

I won't be at all surprised if you get picked up by a carrier. The industry is completely different in Asia compared to Canada.

In Asia you buy a type-rating. In Canada you spend 1 or 2 years loading/washing/de-icing/etc airplanes, you pick-up the bosses dry cleaning, drive the passengers around, clean the washrooms, etc., all while being paid dirt, for the privilege of being allowed to eventually fly one of his little airplanes for even less money. By the time you get any hours you have more than paid for your "type rating".

Let me know the cost and whether you think it would be better to go to the US for a rating.

Good luck!
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#77 Post by DaveC » Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:28 am

Nearandfar wrote:What will the Type-rating cost? Not a bad plan considering what's going on in the industry in Asia.

I won't be at all surprised if you get picked up by a carrier. The industry is completely different in Asia compared to Canada.

In Asia you buy a type-rating. In Canada you spend 1 or 2 years loading/washing/de-icing/etc airplanes, you pick-up the bosses dry cleaning, drive the passengers around, clean the washrooms, etc., all while being paid dirt, for the privilege of being allowed to eventually fly one of his little airplanes for even less money. By the time you get any hours you have more than paid for your "type rating".

Let me know the cost and whether you think it would be better to go to the US for a rating.

Good luck!
I want to disagree with you, but there is truth to that. There are some operators who do not rape their rampies though. Personally, i'd rather continue working my well paying job, pay for the rating and skip the slave labour.
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#78 Post by carlosjaldin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:51 pm

Hi if you are still interest to get a partner for the A320 please let me know.
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#79 Post by straightpilot » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:17 am

skip the slave labour
No one cares whether or not you spend a couple years cleaning toilets and "building character". What pisses them off is that you're jumping ahead of them, as they spend a couple years cleaning toilets and "building character". The funny part is that if they had the $$$, they'd do exactly the same thing as they're criticizing you for doing! But they don't have the $$$, so they clean toilets for a couple years, "building character" and hating people like you.

I think getting an A320 type rating would be educational and worthwhile, even if you never used it - what you would learn would make you a better pilot. Not important, I know.
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#80 Post by azimuthaviation » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:47 am

Whats with all the animosity? I always read about how pilots get screwed, paid lousy and are exploited by companies. But then when someone tries to take a different route he gets these kinds of responses? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. This guy is doing something else.

And its not like the airline pays you to learn to fly, you pay the airlines, with years of low paid service, months or years on the ramp, training bonds etc... Why spend your most productive energetic years emptying out the lavatory and loading luggage? \that wont make you a better pilot. You would be better off working in Northern Ab for a winter and saving enough to buy your own training then youre ahead, and independent.

Im sure with the attitudes of the people here Delay256 will have much more success in the middle east than here anyways
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#81 Post by HIGH ROLLER » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:57 pm

Good stuff delay256, your plan is excellent, it is just pilots who have been suffering for years are putting you down and trying very hard to discourage you. Go for it! Get ahead with your career without having to kiss ass and the bullshit of other pilots trying to keep you below them. If only we all could afford to do what you want to do, then these low paying operators would have to step up their game.
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#82 Post by Big Pistons Forever » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:58 pm

HIGH ROLLER wrote:Good stuff delay256, your plan is excellent, it is just pilots who have been suffering for years are putting you down and trying very hard to discourage you. Go for it! Get ahead with your career without having to kiss ass and the bullshit of other pilots trying to keep you below them. If only we all could afford to do what you want to do, then these low paying operators would have to step up their game.
Or another possibilty is the low paying operators might step up their game if folks like delay256 didn't choose to do the airlines training for them :roll:
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#83 Post by rdane042 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:50 pm

Sulako wrote:
straightpilot wrote:
every shady operator will tell you to get a type rating
Southwest Airlines requires all of their new-hires to get a 737 type rating on their own before they start work.

Is Southwest a shady operator?
If they make their pilots pay for their own training, then yeah, they are a shady operator and they should be ashamed their actions.

Just so you know, Southwest Pilots seek their B737 Type Rating at Higher Power Aviation facility ONLY after they pass their interviews.
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#84 Post by aviatorme » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:07 pm

hi, Ive been looking to do a type rating since a long time. I did my cpl a long time back and have to convert my license to transport Canada since I've recently moved to Toronto from Dubai .. Im not looking for a job since I have a successful business but would like to do it for fun..Could you tell me how much would it cost.?
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#85 Post by HansDietrich » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:31 pm

I would never pay for a Type Rating, but then again, this young man can do whatever he wants. We can't judge him. I love those guys that look down from the top and say "Hey, you're ruining it for the rest of us"... We've all played a small or big part in "ruining it" for everyone, including ourselves.
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Re: A320 Type Rating- Looking for Training Partner

#86 Post by youhavecontrol » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:23 am

The title of the original post said, "Looking for Training Partner." I don't recall it saying, Looking for Career Path Advice."

I wish you good luck with your training path, Delay. When I was younger I had a job offer at 19 to become fully trained as a crane operator with paid education at NAIT in Edmonton Alberta, with a good salary from a good company, starting the first day of my apprenticeship. I turned it down to become a pilot because I was only working construction to pay my flight education, which some thought was crazy. I guess what I'm saying is do what you want and don't stop learning. Also don't let people piss on you.
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