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User currently offlineTarzanboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

hey guys...

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?

another question....

do all Airbus aircrafts use Sidesticks?
are there any Airbus aircraft with Yokes?

tarzanboy

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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2695 times:

if a person has an Airbus A321 Type Rating, is he eligible to fly the A320
Yes. AC pilots are qualified to fly the 319/320/321. A friend of mine, F/O with AC, told me the best to fly is the 321.

BTW tarzanboy, aren't you afraid of tailstrikes with the 321? After all, it's quite long and not very high...

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do all Airbus aircrafts use Sidesticks?
From the 320 onward, yes.
A-300/310 have the traditional yoke.

[Edited 2003-09-26 04:13:39]


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User currently offlineTarzanboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

nah....

those tailstrike days are over...

thanks for the info. bob...

cheers


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Qb001, interesting that! A friend at Alitalia says he enjoys the A319 because it's a sporty little bugger.  Smile

Airbus_A340



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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Airbus_A340.

My AC friend told me that the 319/320 have some little "glitches" that were all fixed in the 321.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Considering that the A321 has been in the air longer than the 319, I don't see any truth in your statement above Qb.


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User currently offlineShenzhen From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 1710 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

I would look at Flightsafety training, they have a web site and probably list the course details.

A friend of mine just went to flight safety in Florida to get his 737NG differences (already had the 737 type rating), it cost him 5000.00 USD for the very short class.


User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Considering that the A321 has been in the air longer than the 319, I don't see any truth in your statement above Qb.

What you say is true. But it is possible that the glitches were fixed on the 321 and not on the 319 nonetheless. Next time I see my friend, I'll ask for a little more details.



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

The 321 built today is a new aircraft - the 321-200. There was a -100 before it.

There were many improvements made.

N


User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6919 posts, RR: 76
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2125 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! Big grin

Mandala499



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2020 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.

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User currently offlineFSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

USAIRWAYS321: Did you say.....TAILSTRIKES?!



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