How many years do you think a FO should have flying for an airline before coming a captain?
If I get the job I hope to with BA at age 18 I could be captain in a 737 be the age of 24 that is what they expect. But only 5 years as an FO and a age of 24 I do not think I would make a good smooth running captain. I hope to fly out of Heathrow in a 320 or 747 ect. and I expect it to take around 10-15 for the aibuse 320 and 15-20 for the 747.(minimum) I think that 10+years as a FO is good numberf to be a captain but I really can not say as I am not one! Funny how that works! I think there should be a rough age for captain of 100+seater plane he/she needs to be 30 and turbo props he/she needs to be 25. I do not think I would be a good captain till I was around 30 with 10 years flight experience.
One last question what do you think the age flight experience ratio is good anuff. Lets say 35+ years old 5 years as a FO and 20-35 years old 10 years flight experience before coming a captain. This is what you guys think not what the airline should do.
My mum was a FA with Iran air and she said there was a 747 SP captain that was 25 max. and she said it was scary ot fly with. I bet alot of passenger felt that too.