B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
I am rated in various airplanes - but not current in them. Only one type.
At one time (1970s), I was current with two types at PanAm, 707 and 727...
This is the only time I flew both types.
I remember AA and TW did that a lot. But in more recent years they stopped the practice.
I remember a friend who flew both 727 and L-1011 with TW...
The one with AA was in DC-10 and 707...
Right now, my USA Licence lists 707-727-747-DC8-LRJET
My Argentina licence lists 737-747-LRJET. I am current 747 and Lear only.
To remain current on both, I must pass a check ride every 6 months.
First type this 6 months check, the other type next 6 months check...
If I have not had a check in a specific type in last 12 month, I am no longer current on that one.
Starlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17381 posts, RR: 66
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
Second hand but SAS pilots are mostly rated on one type, although you would find some more senior Captains who were current on DC-9/MD80/MD90 (when SAS had the DC-9). Nowadays it's MD80/90 (no it's not the same rating), though only for more senior pilots. Since they have only 8 MD90s but 62 MD80s it makes sense for pilots to be current on either just MD80 or MD80+90.
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