JZucker
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Copilot To Captain: The Transition!

Thu Jul 05, 2001 7:51 am

Hi! Can anyone describe the transition from first officer to Captain? Once you are a captain, are you always a Captain, or only on certain aircraft? What qualifications must you possess? Any interesting facts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 
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RE: Copilot To Captain: The Transition!

Thu Jul 05, 2001 10:13 am

It depends on a couple things mostly if you are on that type. A friend of mine just got command, and he first went a team building course, then he flew with special captains and on those flights he played the captain role but flight from the right seat. I can not remember if he had to go to a ground school however I suspect he did, then he went in the sim, after that he flew from the left seat with a captain who played everything from a confident jet jock, to a enthusiastic but helpless new guy, then he took a final check.

If you change aircraft you have the aircraft transition in there too, which is probably a longer ground time, and more sim, and flight training.

>>only on certain aircraft? What qualifications must you possess? <<

Airliners you can only fly one type.

Iain

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