Citation Type Rating

AV8R_N8

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Hello. I am considering getting a type rating for a Cessna Citation, for the experience, and also to make me more marketable to the airlines. I was looking at the program that ATP has. Its a 4 day program. 1st day is ground, 2nd is ground, sim, & flight. 3rd is ground, sim, & flight. and 4th is a checkride. They send you Training material before you start for you to go over. Being where I am at right now. Commercial Multi-Engine Instrument Pilot, with about 550 hours, and 100 hours multi, will it be pretty difficult to do such a rating without any previous Turbine time? I am pretty determined in aviation, and when it comes to learning something new, I could do it all day and all night. But the thing that concerns me the most is stepping up from a Beechcraft Duchess that cruises at about 140 knots straight to a Cessna Citation which I am assuming has an approach speed somewhere close to 140 knots. Anyone have any comments, tips? Thanks in advance.
 

Baronman

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Let me preface the following by asking, why did you post this in the Checkride section? Let me continue....

A Citation type rating will take you to the top, no doubt.
You will quickly adjust and become a master of more complex turbine systems in a matter of days. Albiet a Slowtation.

Hey pal, this is about the 50th time I've seen this thread and every answer has been the same......A Citation type rating and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee at 7-11. Build more time, let someone pay for your type rating. Oh yeah...there are piston twins that approach faster than some straight wing Citations, that 140kts is waaaaay fast.....
 

Jason

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I'm a little surprised at your response Baronman - are you telling me that you can really get a cup of coffe for $.50?? It's more like a buck around here if you want more than 6 ozs.


Jason
 

Baronman

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Jason,
If you weren't a Starbucks Ja-mocha-choco-carmel-cafe-late coffee addict, you'd find that at 7-11 they make a cheap cup of coffee!!
Best of luck with your .50 cup,
Baronman
 

Jason

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Actually I very rarely drink coffee - I can't believe how much we pay to have Starbucks on the airplane!
Of course sometimes when our stash is a little low we just use regular coffee and use Starbucks cups - nobody ever knows the difference.


Jason
 
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