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Old 08-08-2007, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the average age for regional new hires?

Just curious at what age most pilots get hired. I know there are cases of 19 and 20 year olds, but what would yall say the average is?
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Just a guess...25-27.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just a guess...25-27.
That sounds about right.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just a guess...25-27.
I would say yes, but more and more I am telling CA's I am a first year F/O but started at Colgan at 25, they are like "what the hell where you doing" so I dunno I guess a lot start much earlier
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I was 24 in a much tougher market. Soon it will be 18-20 if the current trend continues.
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Soon it will be 18-20 if the current trend continues.
I thought most airlines required you to be 21 before being hired? I know there are a few that hire at a lower age than that but I thought they were turboprop places like Colgan.
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I agree that the requirements are allowing much younger folks in the airline cockpit. The more important question is, what is the average age of a MAJOR airline newhire and when is age 65 gonna pass?
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Believe it or not in my class it was around 30. I'm 25 and was third from the bottom of 22 people.
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Yea that must be nice to be hired by a regional at 21 talk about being ahead of the game. I hope I can build enough hours within the year I'm gonna be 25 next month and constantly struggling to get my credit straight and save money it just sucks big time
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I thought most airlines required you to be 21 before being hired? I know there are a few that hire at a lower age than that but I thought they were turboprop places like Colgan.
"They" use to require 1000+ TT and significant ME time too. It obviously fluctuates based on how desperate they are to fill classes. Age would be no different.
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