tarzanboy
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Airbus A321 Privileges

Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:00 am

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?

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Qb001
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:07 am

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.

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tarzanboy
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:30 am

nah....

those tailstrike days are over...

thanks for the info. bob...

cheers
 
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:03 am

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

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Qb001
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:06 pm

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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DeltaMD11
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:39 pm

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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Shenzhen
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:54 pm

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.
 
Qb001
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Sat Sep 27, 2003 8:43 pm

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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gigneil
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RE: Since When LCD Screens In A340-300 Cockpit?

Sat Sep 27, 2003 11:57 pm

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

There were many improvements made.

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mandala499
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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:43 am

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

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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:03 am

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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RE: Airbus A321 Privileges

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:30 am

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



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