Thread: Upgrade Times
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Old 05-16-2005, 11:06 AM   #1  
RockBass14
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Default Upgrade Times

As I approach Regional airline minimums (Mesaba, Pinnacle etc) I'm continuously told of the importance of upgrade time. I'm told Chaqutauqua has a good upgrade time (2 years or so) and same with express jet. I'm told airlines such as Mesaba and Horizon have bad ones (over 5 years). I'm curious to know if this is cyclical. Perhaps Chautaqua will slow down on the upgrades, and since there hasnt been to many at airlines like mesaba it will start picking up soon. Is this generally how it works. It would make sense, that you dont want to be stuck as an FO for 7 years, you want to get to CAPT asap to get your PIC time if youre looking into moving on in aviation which i am. Anyone have a take on this? Thanks!

Patrick