Lear 45 or 60?

AV8TR70

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I've been approved for WIA funds for a type rating in the Lear, which model should I type in? Was thinking the 45 or 60. I don't know which ones cover which so any help would be greatful before I call and make the choice.
 

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If you are thinking bout doing contract work get the LR-jet type or CE-500 type. These type ratings cover a lot more aircraft than the 45 or 60 which only do one acft. Don't know exactly how many the Citation covers, but the LR-Jet type covers (25,31,35,55, and a few more that aren't really around).
 

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I have heard that being talked about on here, how do you apply for that?
 

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Hey AV8TR70,
which state are you getting WIA funds from. I've tried getting funds from the state of Arizona. They've told me no funds available for pilots. Do you have to live in the state you are receiving the funds from?
 

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It has to be the state you live in for the funds. Then on top of that the state makes you jump many loops. FL is my state, some parts of FL will help out some won't. I heard South Florida will only give out 4K and some parts giving nothing.
 

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CE500 covers 11 different models if I remember correctly.


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The 45 is a good type rating and there seems to be lots of them in service. I don't know if there are more 60s or 45s in service, I just had good luck in the past. Good luck!
 

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AC 61-98E Appendix 2 (I believe that's correct one) shows which type ratings cover which models.
 

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I've been approved for WIA funds for a type rating in the Lear, which model should I type in? Was thinking the 45 or 60. I don't know which ones cover which so any help would be greatful before I call and make the choice.

flip a coin...what has more job postings a 60 or 45??? i fly the 60 and i think its okay...i like the hawker more (on a midsize level). can you use those funds on a heavy? where the hell does one get those funds anyway?? WIA?? what is that??
 

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Any company's out there looking for a new typed pilot on the Lear as a FO? I'm going to school in May so if I can line something up I'll get my 8410 on the 60 or 45 which ever works for your company. PM me if you would like talk about this. Thanks.
 

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Any company's out there looking for a new typed pilot on the Lear as a FO? I'm going to school in May so if I can line something up I'll get my 8410 on the 60 or 45 which ever works for your company. PM me if you would like talk about this. Thanks.
Lear 60 hands down. I can tell you this, I have 5-6 friends that fly for Lear 60 companies as a salary full time pilot. A few of them do about $35,000 a year as contract captains in the Lear 60...$600-$700/day is the going rate around here...there's a ton of work all year round as a contract captain on the Lear 60. There is absolutely nothing going on with Lear 40 series. There's only like 3 that I know of in all of south Florida. My friends fly Lear 45 N170LS at Hop-a-jet, flightawre.com it, its been sitting for 56 days straight.
One of the Part 91 guys I fly for is buying another Lear 55 and a Lear 60 in August.

I also got a type-rating with WIA, its a great program.
 

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What companies did you guys work for. Sorry to hear that. Seems like everyone is going. Im sure Ill be next..
 
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