This is a summary of the new structure for California Airlines pilot ranks and the requirements for advancement through those ranks. California Airlines has been established as, and continues to be, an X-Plane based flight simulator Virtual Airline that promotes a realistic flight simulation experience.
As such, we strive to achieve these goals by being innovative and flexible in order to provide our pilots with a near-realistic airline operations experience.
An airline transport pilot (commonly called an "ATP") is tested to the highest level of piloting ability. The certificate is a prerequisite for acting as a flight crew-member in scheduled airline operations. The minimum pilot experience is 1,500 hours of flight time (1200 for Helicopters), 500 hours of cross-country flight time, 100 hours of night flight time, and 75 hours instrument operations time (simulated or actual)
To meet eligibility for promotion, along with any required flight hours pilots can choose to fly from the following flight category.
|1: First Officer | 0 - 50 Hours||Must complete 50 flight hours|
|2: Senior First Officer | 50 - 150 Hours||Must complete 100 flight hours|
|3: Captain | 150 - 300 Hours||Must complete 150 flight hours|
|4: Flight Captain | 300 - 500 Hours||Must complete 200 flight hours|
|5: Senior Captain|