wilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4684 times:
Quoting B-HOP (Thread starter): How is Captain selected in your company? Do they go by seniority or past train/check history? Once they are selected, what training do they do? How long till they are on their own?
Seniority. And of course you need to fulfill all the legal requirements to become captain.
Our training to Captain takes roughly 6 months from day one of Captains training until final checkout as captain. And then he is on his own.
Then he gets the regular checks, but we all get them, no matter if CP, SFO, FO.
saab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1621 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4599 times:
Seniority. But then of course the candidate has to pass all the training and checks. There are a handful of failures so it's not a guarantee. Also, I think all of our upgrades currently have at least 5000 total time (at least) and many have thousands more. Finally, most of them also have at least 4000-5000 on type. But that's just because our upgrade is pretty slow right now.
But when you're number comes up and if you've bid for it, you'll get the chance to go through it.
I think seniority at the vast majority of major airlines. However train/check history will count. Then again if you aren't passing your checks on a regular basis bidding for Captain is the least of your worries so it's a bit of a moot point.
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