- Sep 23, 2014
I was shocked to hear the copilot in the Ethiopian Airlines crash had only 200 hours! Do you think that is accurate? I have a FAA commercial pilot license and that required a minimum 250 hours. I'm pretty sure no domestic mid- or major airline would even consider hiring a pilot unless they had an ATP license, which I believe requires a minimum of 1,500 hours. I know international airlines have different requirements, but 200 hours is scary low! From my limited experience, there's just no substitute for time in the cockpit.Really?? I’m a captain for a major airline.
Full disclosure: I fly the Airbus, so I am NOT an expert on the Boeing.