- Nov 26, 2001
I am currently flying a corporate Cheyenne 400LS and hold a commercial certificate. I also fly some twin Cessnas on a 135 certificate on days off. About three months ago I took the ATP written as it is a requirement for a regional airline I was very interested in. I had planned on sitting on the written until I was able to upgrade to captain at this airline, but with the current pace of hiring in the airline industry, I think I may go ahead and prep for the ATP practical. My question is this: Should I take the ATP ride in the Cheyenne (turbine) or wait for my next 135 ride and take it then (piston aircraft)? Does anyone (airlines) care what aircraft I take the ATP ride in? Will the question ever come up on an interview/application? Thanks for any and all response.