Tarzanboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 2782 times:
if a person has an Airbus A321 Type Rating, is he eligible to fly the A320?
does the person need to get an A320 type rating?
what are the requirements to obtain an A321 type rating?
can a person with a CPL and 250 hrs. train for the type rating?
what is the rough total cost for the type rating and which schools are available in the U.S. to train for the rating?
do all Airbus aircrafts use Sidesticks?
are there any Airbus aircraft with Yokes?
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6972 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
A pilot rated on the A321 flying the 320/319 ? Yes...
A pilot rated on the A319/320 flying the 321 ? Depends...
However, if I remember correctly, one only needs to go through differences training (being aware that it is a heavier and longer aircraft with more tanks and some other minors), and then he/she can do it... but not before that...
More like a class than a rating!
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
USAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 6 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
My dad is an A320 family captain for US Airways. There was only one training program for all three types, and he rarely knows which of the 3 he will fly until he gets to work.
While tailstrikes were somewhat frequent with US Airways A321's when they first got them (including the first A321 flight) because the pilots had been flying only the A320 and A319, they haven't had any in quite some time. The pilots now can make simple adjustments to their flying styles to avoid this when switching from a smaller family member to the A321.