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Dart

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Where is the best place to get the 737 type?

THX
 

canyonblue737

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there is no best. some are cheaper, some are faster and slower, and some have more personal attention. usually none have it all. it seems many, including myself attended higher power aviation in dallas which focuses IMHO on personal attention, quality training and a family atmosphere where you can also meet some SWA people department folks (but no advantage). the price is a bit higher however.
 

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Higher Power has a class starting every week 8-12 people.

I was trying to go to K & S in PHX but they did not have a class spot for me when I needed to go. K & S has (at the time) smaller classes and they were all booked up!

I liked the Higher Power experience....by the way.
 

SkiFishFly

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Went to Higher Power. Fantastic people and a great experience.

Now if that dang phone would just ring...
 

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Got mine at K&S --great people & training! A friend went to them a few months back and they even did all their sims in Dallas at the SWA training center!
 

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Went to k&s and had a great experience, the difference is that they teach Southwest specific procedures/callouts.
 

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I used HPA, had an excellent experience.

They were very willing to work with me on scheduling issues.

Flew the SWA sims in DAL.

Great program. Great people.
 

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Fti.......

in DEN were SUPER. Great ground instruction, sim was awsome and ya can't beat the price! VA bennie approved as well.........Good Luck! Clip...
 

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Thanks guys! I go for my type Aug 8 at HPA. Sounds like a great place. Hopefully I will get the call from SWA in the NEAR future!

Thanks again.
 

str8upflyrght

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there is no telling to how long you'll have to wait. some people get the call right away. a friend of mine waited almost 18 months.
 

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FTI in Denver (banner at top), great place, awesome instructors, UAL sims. It's ONLY $6000!!!! Why spend $7500 at HPA, they have no better of a SWA hire rate, it's only what they want you to think - great marketing on their part. It's your cash...
 

beytzim

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One addition to Higher Power. They have a deal with Wells Fargo for a student loan. It's a 15 year loan that doesn't affect your credit score. Monthly payments are around $100.
 

canyonblue737

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ForgedBlade said:
FTI in Denver (banner at top), great place, awesome instructors, UAL sims. It's ONLY $6000!!!! Why spend $7500 at HPA, they have no better of a SWA hire rate, it's only what they want you to think - great marketing on their part. It's your cash...

To make it clear, HPA goes out of their way to explain that getting the type from them does not improve your chances. They sell the program based on personal attention and a unique atmosphere that includes the chance to meet the SWA people department and in some cases use SWA sims.
 

'72Gremlin

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Any tips on the 80 hours of home-study before going to the get the type? 80 hours is a LONG time!
 

relief tube

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Pay for training and then you "might" get the job. That's as cool as $29 fares!
 

Spudbud

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Oh, how original -- a "pay for training" flame bait butts into the act. One huge benefit of the type rating requirement is that it cuts down on the number of idiots the folks in the PD department have to screen out of the application process!
 

johnny taliban

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Relief,

Ive got a 73 type and did NOT pay a cent for mine. I guess Im not qualified according to your logic (or lack there of).

Johnny
 
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