Five Reasons to Get a Boeing 737 Type Rating

The decision to become an airline pilot is a great one, especially at this time in history.

Many more pilots will be needed to replace retiring pilots, and to fly people in parts of the world that are enjoying air travel at unprecedented levels.

Getting your initial pilot training and good fundamentals is a solid first step. Getting your private rating, instrument, commercial and multi-engine can all serve well for a variety of jobs in aviation.

But to fly an airline, you’ll need a type rating. This is a special certificate that provides the education and tests your knowledge to be sure you are a safe pilot.

The decision to get a type rating in a Boeing 737 is a great one, for five reasons:

  1. You’ll have lots of options of airlines to work for!
  2. There are a LOT of 737 aircraft being flown in different places around the world.
  3. A VERY large number of 737s are still being manufactured, which indicates it has a long future ahead of it.
  4. It’s in very wide usage in a variety of different locations, routes and airlines.
  5. Pilots love the 737.

1. Lots of Airlines.

The 737 series is the highest-selling commercial jetliner in history.

Kingsley-Jones, Max. “6,000 and counting for Boeing’s popular little twinjet.”Flight International, Reed Business Information, April 22, 2009. Retrieved: April 22, 2009.

2. Lots of Airplanes in Use

The 10,000th 737 was rolled out on March 13, 2018. This series has been continuously manufactured since 1967.

Max Kingsley-Jones (March 13, 2018). “How Boeing built 10,000 737s”. Flightglobal.

3. Lots of Orders Being Built

Over 4,600 orders are being built in the Boeing Renton Factory in Washington State, USA.

Airbus A320 Aircraft Facts, Dates and History.”Archived January 19, 2013, at the Wayback MachineFlightlevel350.com. Retrieved: May 12, 2010.

4. Wide Usage

There are an average of 1,250 Boeing 737s airborne at any given time, with two either departing or landing somewhere every five seconds.

5. Pilots Love Them

Boeing designs its jets with an autothrottle.

With Boeing’s autothrottle system, the thrust levers are “back-driven,” constantly adjusted by motors changing the levers’ position based on the system’s commands.

“With the Boeing, I see the throttles moving and it gives me that feedback. It improves my situational awareness to no end because I know what the airplane is trying to do to the engines,” said Captain Rory King in an interview TPG.

He should know. He’s flown them all. Early in his airline career, Kay flew the Boeing 727 and the 737s that entered service in the late 1980s, now known as 737 Classic. He went on to be First Officer on the larger Boeing 757 and the twin-aisle 767, before making captain on the Airbus A320, which he flew for years. With over 24,000 hours in the air, Kay is a training and check pilot on the 757 and 767 and will soon move to captaining the Boeing 777, the biggest passenger plane flying for any US airline. He’s also former Air Safety Chairman for the Air Line Pilots Association.

Is Boeing or Airbus Better? We Asked an Airline Pilot- by Howard Slutsken, TPG

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Boeing B737 700/800 Full Flight Simulator For AeroStar Training Services

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KISSIMMEE, FL. August 30, 2018 — AeroStar Training Services, LLC (“ATS”) announces that it has acquired lease financing for a B737 NG full flight simulator to be installed in the company’s Kissimmee Training Center. The lease financing was obtained through Simulator Equipment Financing, LLC (“SEF”).

This will be the second full flight simulator acquired by ATS through SEF this year. The first being its A320, which received FAA level D certification on March 15, 2018. Deidra Toye, CEO of AeroStar said, “We are excited to be adding the B737 NG simulator to our facility, adding an important resource to our growing ab initio flight training and type rating services.”
 The simulator is projected to be certified and ready for training in early 2019. 

Learn more about AeroStar’s pilot training offerings at www.aerostartyperatings.com 

Press Contact:
Name: Robin Frey
Email: r.frey@aerostartyperatings.com
Phone: (407) 888-9011 ext. 114

Seeking A320 and B737 Instructors!

Looking for full-time salaried ground school and simulator instructors for A-320 and B-737 type rating organization located in Kissimmee, Florida. Salary is between $75,000 and $80,000 per year starting based on experience, with overtime opportunities to make even more. Paid vacation time annually, 401K, medical and dental benefits.

Send resume, contact information and interview availability to info@AviationBusinessConsultants.com

Pilot Training Financing Program Now Available!

We are now offering domestic pilots an option for flight training financing if assistance is needed. Students may apply at http://p2credit.com/ and find out within seconds if they qualify. We have two participating lenders with a very high approval rate for good credit and near prime credit. After applying, you will receive funds within 24-48 hours to pay for the training tuition.

Learn more about AeroStar flight training financing options and student scholarship resources at: https://aerostartyperatings.com/why-aerostar/scholarship-financing-resources/
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Option 1 – Prime credit (700+)
APR range – 5.49% – 14.24% based on credit
Amount $5,000 – $100,000
Terms – 3, 5, or 7 years
State Available – All 50 US states except for MS and NV.

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Option 2 – Below Prime (600-700)
APR range – 15.49% – 34.99% based on credit
Amount $3,500 – $20,000
Terms – 2, 3, or 4 years
States available –  AL, AK, AZ, CA, DC, DE, GA, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NC, NJ, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA and WA.

B737-300 Sim Training Now in Orlando

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We are pleased to announce that we are now offering ATP CTP training in a B737-300 sim in the Orlando area at a partner facility. This will save our students time and resources from having to travel to South Florida to complete the sim portion of their training. Construction is currently underway for a brand new 30,000 sq. ft. AeroStar training facility that will house several simulators at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport and is anticipated to be completed in early 2018.

Here are the confirmed class dates for Nov & Dec:

November: 27th
December: 4th & 18th

Call for more info (407) 888-9011 or fill out an enrollment form online. 

We hope to see you in our next class!

-AeroStar Enrollments Team

(Ground school in Kissimmee & sim training in Sanford, FL approx. 40 min drive)

Sunny Skies Forecasted for B737 & A320 Family of Aircraft

Boeing launched its B737 family of jets in 1964, and since then the company has snagged over 13,000 firm orders for the plane. Airbus launched its competitor single-aisle, narrow-body family, the A320, in March 1984 and claims over 12,000 orders since the A320’s launch. The huge success and high demand for these two aircraft is only increasing.

Narrow-bodies dominate, and continue to be the fastest growing and largest segment of new aircraft orders. The fight is between the B737 family and the A320 will require 26,730 aircraft over the next 20 years. About 35 % of the single-aisle aircraft are expected to be acquired by Low Cost Carriers.

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Airbus A320 and Boeing B737 families are and will remain the most popular aircraft types in the world in the foreseeable future, followed by Boeing 777 and Airbus 330. However, the regional jet market is likely to face a 20% decline by 2020, maintaining the trend at least till 2030, according to Boeing.

The airlines will be naturally forced to expand their cooperation with training organizations like AeroStar Training Services in Orlando, Florida who have special type rating programs for the Boeing 737 & Airbus A320 family of aircraft.

Sunny Skies Forecasted for B737 & A320 Family of Aircraft

Boeing launched its 737 family of jets in 1964, and since then the company has snagged over 13,000 firm orders for the plane. Airbus launched its competitor single-aisle, narrow-body family, the A320, in March 1984 and claims over 12,000 orders since the A320’s launch. The huge success and high demand for these two aircraft is only increasing.

Narrow-bodies dominate, and continue to be the fastest growing and largest segment of new aircraft orders. The fight is between the B737 family and the A320 will require 26,730 aircraft over the next 20 years. About 35 % of the single-aisle planes are expected to be acquired by Low Cost Carriers.

Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 families are and will remain the most popular aircraft types in the world in the foreseeable future, followed by Boeing 777 and Airbus 330. However, the regional jet market is likely to face a 20% decline by 2020, maintaining the trend at least till 2030, according to Boeing.

The airlines will be naturally forced to expand their cooperation with training organizations like AeroStar Training Services in Kissimmee, Florida who have special type rating programs for the Boeing 737 & Airbus A320 family of aircraft.

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Bryan Pilcher, AeroStar Type Ratings

*statistical data courtesy of Halldale Media

Happy Halloween! Are You Afraid to Pursue your Aviation Career Dreams?

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Dreaming of an aviation career? Afraid to take the next step? Come to our free webinar and get your questions answered.

Are you afraid to pursue your aviation career dreams?

It’s interesting how sometimes what we want most and what we’re afraid of is sometimes the same thing.

In the U.S. and other parts of the world, Halloween is a time of year when kids dress up in scary costumes and go door-to-door. Neighbors hand out candy.

Sometimes kids dress up as what they want to be when they grow up. We see little cowboys, astronauts, famous athletes, or even airline pilots.

When I was a kid and I told people I wanted to be a pilot, well-meaning people (like aunts, uncles, and teachers) would say things like:

  • “You’re going to have to be very good at math. Pilots need to know a lot of math.”
  • “You know, they don’t make very much money anymore, and their schedules are crazy.”
  • “It’s very hard to get a job as a pilot in this economy.”

 

I could have let these things scare me, but when I thought about it, I realized that my aunts and uncles and teachers wanted the best for me, but they really didn’t know that much about being a pilot, because they’d never done it.

The best thing to do, I realized, was to ask people who were actually working at the job I wanted. They could tell me more about what it’s REALLY like.

Here’s your chance to ask your questions of a working airline captain:

David Santo has worked in private aviation and is now a Captain for a major U.S. airline. We will ask him first-hand the questions you want to ask:

  • Do you have to have perfect grades in school?
  • What is the salary and schedule really like?
  • How hard is it to get a job? And what can I do to maximize my chances?
  • And many others.

The online webinar is free, but we do have a limited number of seats, so click here to register today!

Have a question for Captain Dave?   Reply to this email! We’ll ask Captain Dave as many as we can during the session.

 

DON'T BE AFRAID

If you bet on yourself to invest in a type rating in an A320 or B737, I’m betting that you’ll get a job flying one!

investIf you bet on yourself to invest in a type rating in an A320 or B737, I’m betting that you’ll get a job flying one!

We are prepared to offer any customer who is unsuccessful at obtaining employment on the aircraft for which they received an AeroStar type rating within one year of their course completion a 50% discount on a 12-month recurrent training event. Were doing this for two reasons we want the customer to know we are willing to put our money where our mouth is and that we are confident they will be successful.

We could not afford to offer this price if we where not absolutely sure that the vast majority of our alumnus would not be flying their type rated aircraft.

Regards,

Captain David Santo Aerostar Training Services LLC

Florida Tech Offers Two New Pilot Training Courses

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology announces two, new advanced airline pilot training courses to be presented in conjunction with Aerostar Training Services of Orlando. The courses, Jet Transition and Commercial Type Rating, are aimed at upper-division students who plan careers with commercial airlines.

Florida Tech Pilot Training CoursesThe offering is unique in that it allows students to use regular electives in their bachelor’s degree program to prepare fully for a career flying a large transport jet. Although jet transition and type rating courses are available on the open market, no other college or university offers this program as part of its academic degree.

“We are very excited to make this opportunity available to our students in the College of Aeronautics,” said Dean Winston Scott. “The courses will prepare them well and provide all the ratings necessary to go directly to a major airline. This is a significant step forward, and represents the gold standard in collegiate flight training.”

Although most colleges and flight schools offer commercial multi-engine ratings in propeller airplanes, type ratings (required for all turbojets), have not been offered for academic credit. The type rating check ride is beyond the commercial certificate: it is conducted to airline transport pilot standards. “This is truly innovative and reinforces Florida Tech’s excellent reputation for flight training,” said Scott.

According to Peter Dunn, program manager, assistant professor and faculty adviser, there has been much talk in the industry about the looming pilot shortage in the United States. “At Florida Tech, we decided to do something about it,” he said.

“Recently, the U.S. Congress has mandated airline pilot standards for first officers. We are responding to what the new law intends. We want to give our graduates the ability to compete for major airline jobs. Having this credential is a huge step in that direction. Airline recruiters understand the value of a type rating.”

A type rating, according to Dunn, proves that pilots have the “right stuff” to pass the rigorous airline initial training. This program is designed to enable Florida Tech students, with additional flight hours, to bypass the regional carriers and get a job with a desirable national carrier.

“At this time, we will offer the A320 and B 737NG type ratings so that students can target the airline of their choice. We also plan to offer a summer school program, so students from other colleges may also take these courses,” said Dunn.

Florida Tech, teaming with Aerostar Training Services of Orlando, will offer a three course sequence: Flight Observation Lab (already available), Jet Transition and Commercial Type Rating in either the A320 or B737. Students may take any or all of these courses.  To enroll, prospective students may call Nick Galli, Florida Tech College of Aeronautics, (321) 674-7369.

 

About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. PayScale.com ranks graduates’ mid-career median salaries in first place among Florida’s universities, and lists Florida Tech among the top 20 universities in the South—both public and private. The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.