737 Type Question

SiouxFlyer

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Just got the call today from SWA for a Feb interview. Great news for sure, but now I need to get that 737 type. I have about 900 hours in the 737 as an FO. Last flew the plane a couple of months ago. Are there any alternatives to one of the "type schools" that might cost a little less and take less time. Or is it better to just pay the bucks and make sure I get the right training to easily pass the type ride?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
 

bin LAAidoff

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recently saw aeroservices in miami offers an abbreviated course for those with time in type. Around $5595 or so...a good thousand below market.

Recently did 727 pc at aeroservices. Checked out 737 sim on behalf of buddy getting type. Looked ok. SP-77, so nothing special-- depends on the 200 you are flying. -15 powered sim. Aeroservices has always done me well (contract sim time, and some interaction with their sim instructors).

I wonder about the CW that "if you get your type from XYZ...." Maybe it works, but unless so and so from XYZ is writiing me a letter of rec, I wonder.
 

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ratings

there are about four or five

K&S
Higher Power
Aeroservice
Pan Am

all are good programs
 

JPB

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737 type

Did mine at Aeroservice, in Miami.
Classes of 4 to 6 guys. good program. 2 weeks program (no time on 73). Get the books a few days prior if you can. I didn't. As you know there is an abreviated program for you.
Good people, good sim, good columbian coffee what more do you need?
Have fun; the SWA interview is a good experience. just be yourself.
Good luck.
 

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I had a great experience with Flight Training International. They use United sims in Denver and use United, American, Frontier and Southwest pilots as Instructors. They were very knowledgable on Southwest's programs. Also, I tried to get into some of the bigger schools sooner but because their sims were booked for weeks it looked like I was going to lose positions in the SWA pool. I called FTI and they had plenty of time availiable because UAL is not using the 737 sims as much. Shari set me and another furloughed pilot up in a special class of two on our own schedule. Call them at (303) 329-0999
Hope this helps
 
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