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TheLycoming
04-30-2019, 06:43 PM
Good Evening everyone, I am The Lycoming, a CFII with about 900 hs. I live in Florida, and I am trying to determine what would be the best regional to fly for currently. I am interested in Envoy mainly for their MIA base. I know it is senior, and it will take some time and seniority to get to it, but I just wanted to know how long would it take, and what other options would you guys/gals recommend for someone living in south FL.

I have also considered Republic, as well as other companies that have easy commutes.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, as a newbie in the industry.


dera
04-30-2019, 06:43 PM
Good Evening everyone, I am The Lycoming, a CFII with about 900 hs. I live in Florida, and I am trying to determine what would be the best regional to fly for currently. I am interested in Envoy mainly for their MIA base. I know it is senior, and it will take some time and seniority to get to it, but I just wanted to know how long would it take, and what other options would you guys/gals recommend for someone living in south FL.

I have also considered Republic, as well as other companies that have easy commutes.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated, as a newbie in the industry.

New hires got it in the last bid. It's now very junior on the FO side.

moon
04-30-2019, 06:47 PM
New hires got it in the last bid. It's now very junior on the FO side.

If you get lucky enough not to get an all 175 class. Then you'd have to wait till you upgrade


dera
04-30-2019, 06:51 PM
If you get lucky enough not to get an all 175 class. Then you'd have to wait till you upgrade

Well yeah, MIA is 145 only. That's the Envoy Russian Roulette, everyone gets to play.

TheLycoming
05-01-2019, 09:37 AM
Thank you for your answers. How long would I be sitting reserve if, I get MIA? What other options would be recommended living in South FL, if I were to commute? Does PSA have a better commuting policy than Envoy?

Jamesthunder
05-01-2019, 10:14 AM
Thank you for your answers. How long would I be sitting reserve if, I get MIA? What other options would be recommended living in South FL, if I were to commute? Does PSA have a better commuting policy than Envoy?

Republic for one. Silver Airways. Everything is subject to change as well. Projects may be in the works that we have no idea about until they're unveiled.

Jumpseatcrawler
05-01-2019, 10:25 AM
Thank you for your answers. How long would I be sitting reserve if, I get MIA? What other options would be recommended living in South FL, if I were to commute? Does PSA have a better commuting policy than Envoy?


So far envoy has been good option for me but i was hired i believe the right time. (30 months ago)

I believe PSA may be a better choice at the moment since they just got a new payscale, they will probably start filling classes at least at the envoy rate if not more. So that means to you, quick seniority boost, better pay and the commute to CLT shouldnt be too bad and have many options (FLL, MIA, PBI)

Go to PSA and ride the wave before other people do.

Best of luck bro.

TheLycoming
06-29-2019, 05:14 PM
Hey Everyone,
Thank you for your answers. I have interviews set up with Envoy, Republic and PSA. I am still debating with the three companies. I have been reading the threads with Envoy and the issues the company is going through with regards to the pay package.
My question is, 1) should I wait for a November December class with Republic in order to eventually get MIA, or to apply to Envoy bite the bullet and build seniority sooner as well as getting MIA sooner?
I've read that new hire classes at Envoy are getting mainly the 175 out of training, and not the 145 as much (which would not allow me to get MIA)
2) Go to PSA and commute from MIA/FLL? I checked passrider and commuting to DAY from FL is going to be tricky (2 leg commute).
I appreciate any type of advice. I am new in this field and trying to understand the informaiton is not an easy task.

Tyrion
06-29-2019, 05:53 PM
Don't pass up an opportunity to interview. 1. It's good practice. 2. You don't have any guarantee that you have that dream job until you start indoc.

That being said. Go for Republic. We seem to be shrinking Miami and growing New York. You'll get more hours and pay with Republic and satisfy the E75 SJS bug that Envoy likes to push.

Two leg commuting is a special form of torture, just not worth it. If you go with PSA, just move to the base for a year of two.

buddies8
06-29-2019, 06:19 PM
Republic, better pay, better schedule better quality of life and no commute because they have bases all over.

pitchattitude
06-29-2019, 07:39 PM
Hey Everyone,
Thank you for your answers. I have interviews set up with Envoy, Republic and PSA. I am still debating with the three companies. I have been reading the threads with Envoy and the issues the company is going through with regards to the pay package.
My question is, 1) should I wait for a November December class with Republic in order to eventually get MIA, or to apply to Envoy bite the bullet and build seniority sooner as well as getting MIA sooner?
I've read that new hire classes at Envoy are getting mainly the 175 out of training, and not the 145 as much (which would not allow me to get MIA)
2) Go to PSA and commute from MIA/FLL? I checked passrider and commuting to DAY from FL is going to be tricky (2 leg commute).
I appreciate any type of advice. I am new in this field and trying to understand the informaiton is not an easy task.
It is a crap shoot as to what is available in class. Close to 60% of the Envoy fleet is still 145s, although what number is slowly changing. MIA is a small base. NY is growing again, at least for the winter. But its the Envoy way that the more you want something (145) the higher is the likelihood you wont get it. Both PSA and Republic are single fleet, so that takes that out of the equation.

chrisreedrules
06-30-2019, 04:04 AM
Why would you 2-leg commute to DAY from south Florida when there are direct flights to CLT, DCA, and PHL from MIA and FLL?

Im not saying go to PSA, because if I were in your shoes Id pick a regional with a MIA base. But just know if you picked PSA that it would only be a single-leg commute.

TheLycoming
06-30-2019, 10:20 AM
The reasoning behind DAY is that it's the most junior base where getting a line would be the quickest. Plus, the commuter policy on PSA is more friendly to pilots from what I've been told.



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