I'm flying to Toulouse, France today to start ground school tomorrow for my new job.
The aircraft I'll be flying for Flybe is the ATR-72-600, a twin engine turboprop which is similar to the Dash-8 Q400 I flew in Australia, just with a lot less power. The lower fuel burn makes it a very profitable aircraft, which is why it's becoming so popular among regional airlines these days.
Since I haven't flown it before, I need to do a Type Rating course to learn all the systems and how to fly the aircraft, and that's all done in Toulouse.
I'll be trying to keep a log of the course while I'm in France, but it's going to be VERY busy, so it might just end up being photos.
Anyhoo, here are some shots I took on Day 0
Here we go...
There's my aircraft
2 hours to kill in Charles de Gaulle airport
They just called boarding for my connecting flight. Apparently this is how French people form an orderly queue....
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