I would get on a MAX right now.
Unfortunately for you, but fortunate for the rest of us, the type is grounded. Probably for a long time.
A good friend of mine is a 737 captain. (...) He thinks that crashes can be blamed on poor pilot training.
Other 737 pilots think something else. Did you happen to see the Australian 60 minutes
episode about the MAX? In case you didn't, I suggest you do.
In one of the crashes, the F/O had only 200 hours of flight time. That isn't 200 hours in the 737 or 200 hours with the carrier. It's 200 hours.
Not true. The F/O had 361 hours. And the captain 8,122 hours. That's absolutely more than enough. Please read some threads about the MAX. Many members, including professional pilots, have stated here that 200 hours is perfectly fine for an F/O. Only some American members are obsessed with a 1,500 hours minimum.
No one should be in the right-hand seat of a 737 with only 200 hours of flight time.
No one should secretely install a system that takes crews by surprise and claimed the lives of 346 men, women and children.