The pilot with 33-years’ experience came back to Armenia from UAE to take the pilot-in-command’s steering wheel.
Yerevan, 14th of May-“Sputnik”, Laura Sargsyan. Pilot of “Armenia” air-company Eduard Karapetyan had his first flight (Yerevan-Beirut-Yerevan flight) as the pilot-in-command of the Boeing 737.
The pilot with 33-years’ experience has left UAE and returned to his homeland after receiving an offer from the air company “Armenia”.
“I have had 22 thousand 500 hours’ raid. I was born in an aviation family: my father and brother are pilots, mother worked at the airport”- said Karapetyan during his talk to the correspondent of “Sputnik Armenia”.
Karapetyan is the third pilot-in-command in the summer crew of “Armenia”, but the role of the captain is not new to him.
He used to be the pilot-in-command of An-24 of the narrow-body aircraft Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ): in that rank he flew 15 thousand hours.
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Retraining of the third commander in “Armenia” is considered to be a huge success for the young company.
“It’s already the third pilot-in-command of the air-company, a pilot with great experience. The air-company has prepared 8 second pilots and three commanders in two years. It’s a big achievement”- said the deputy director of the air-company “Armenia” Gevorg Khachatryan in his talk to the correspondent of “Sputnik Armenia”.
According to him, the air-company is also planning the retraining of two pilots for the position of the second pilot.
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