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mto7464
07-02-2018, 06:59 AM
I am getting up in years and wonder if they have an unwritten age limit.
Any new hires how old are you? Looking for older guys. I hate to get my hopes up and then be looked over due to age.


Flyslow13
07-02-2018, 07:23 AM
I have recently interviewed and am scheduled for class 24th of July. Out of the 12 candidates, 4 of them were in the late 40s early 50s range.

rsalvagnini
07-02-2018, 09:55 AM
My recruiter told me they once hired a 62 year old...based on that you'll probably be fine!


TJBrass
07-02-2018, 10:44 AM
They once hired a 64 1/2 year old that aged out before going to IOE.

Av8r75
07-02-2018, 01:35 PM
There are about half a dozen guys in my class that range from mid 40s to mid 50s.

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TheWeatherman
07-02-2018, 02:21 PM
If they can get a good year out of you as an FO, they will hire you. So the only limit is the FAA Part 121 age restriction.

TransWorld
07-02-2018, 05:43 PM
One of the other regionals just started a newly turned 64 year old in training. They will get the better part of a year out of him.

If you meet the other quals, go for it.

Geardownflaps30
07-03-2018, 03:51 AM
I was hired at RPA at 55, been there 5 years. A friend of mine who was 60 was hired into the class after mine...he turned 65 this spring.

Essentially, there is no age limit at any regional...so pull-up your Depends Sports drawers and join us!!

mto7464
07-03-2018, 07:09 AM
I already talked to them so this info is a big help. Need to get a few things squared away and get my application finished. Wish me luck, this will be a career change for me. Back to what I wanted to be 25 years ago when good jobs with decent pay were few and far between.

drywhitetoast
07-03-2018, 08:34 AM
If you can put fog on a mirror a regional will hire you.

Av8tr1
07-03-2018, 11:18 AM
I was hired at RPA at 55, been there 5 years. A friend of mine who was 60 was hired into the class after mine...he turned 65 this spring.

Essentially, there is no age limit at any regional...so pull-up your Depends Sports drawers and join us!!

They still have to kick you out of the cockpit at 65 though?

DiveAndDrive
07-03-2018, 04:41 PM
They still have to kick you out of the cockpit at 65 though?




They do, but they can use you in the training department or part 91 repo/ferry flights over 65.

SoFloFlyer
07-03-2018, 10:46 PM
They do, but they can use you in the training department or part 91 repo/ferry flights over 65.

Is this common though? Never heard of this happening

DiveAndDrive
07-04-2018, 05:17 AM
Is this common though? Never heard of this happening


I can't speak for RPA. But I have heard of the training program happen somewhat often. The part 91 stuff.... that was like 2% common when I was a scheduler at my previous airline. We'd have airplanes get heavy checks, paint, go to the desert, etc.

SoFloFlyer
07-04-2018, 11:03 AM
I can't speak for RPA. But I have heard of the training program happen somewhat often. The part 91 stuff.... that was like 2% common when I was a scheduler at my previous airline. We'd have airplanes get heavy checks, paint, go to the desert, etc.

Thatís interesting, never heard of it, but it would make sense to do to keep the 121 flying routes



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