CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2254 posts, RR: 16 Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3686 times:
Depends on the airline. We get 3 strikes and you're out. Usually if you bust 2 you get the option of going back to your old seat and be frozen for 2 yrs or taking one last chkride and play bet your job.
propjock04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3292 times:
At my company if you fail a check ride in larger equipment, you get one recheck before your future employment is "evaluated." If you fail out of training in larger equipment, you must take a check ride in your current equipment to prove you can still do the job.
slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2878 times:
As said before, most airlines have a policy that if you fail a retake, you have a problem and are in need of 'help', often meaning you are sent back to your previous type and will get additional training/coaching in a familiar seat on your weakspots. After a few years, you may then try again should you wish, but you can expect to be more closely watched this time and you better dont fail again then...
It's very rare to see somebody fail a checkride at an airline however, let alone twice in a row...
Personally I've only see it happen once and that guy ultimately took the offer of early retirement as he was 2 years away from retirement anyway, having to transition from 737 to A320 not due to his own bidding, but due to a complete fleet renewal....
CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2254 posts, RR: 16 Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5): Considering theres only one chance at a sucessfull landing each time thereafter.Two chances is a Luxury.
Let me make 2 points. first, for the co.s that still use the "old" style chk ride. eg. prochk standards, your're doing nothing that you see on a normal daily flight. It's stuff that if you're lucky only see twice a year with no way to practice. Second, some co.s have now moved on to a "continuing qualification" format that is certainly more informative and practical. Most things are done real time with some items unbriefed. I think your actually learn more with this format and the failure rate is less. No co. should want to terminate any crewmember unless absolutely necessary considering we all met the hiring parameters at the interview and lots of money is invested in trg. Sometimes there's no other choice but it shouldn't be because of a single failed sim ride.