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flyinhigh6165
11-12-2005, 09:19 AM
Does anyone know if TSA will start hiring again or start class dates? I got a job with them back in Sept. but havent recieved a training date. I guess this whole Go-Jets thing is taking its toll. Anyone working there or heard anything?


GitRDone
11-12-2005, 03:42 PM
Tell me all about your Trans States interview/hiring process! I spoke with a crew there last month, and although the pay is terribly low (like that's unusual) they spoke highly of the mx within the company. That's encouraging. Are you not able to contact them to check up on your training date?

flyinhigh6165
11-13-2005, 11:21 AM
I submitted my app on airlineapps.com on Friday and recieved an email the following Monday. I interviewed at the end of Sept. and recieved a letter a few days later with the good news. The letter said "we will contact you when we have a training date" in bold. So, I have just been playing the waiting game. Supposely a class will be held in Dec. but havent seen any recent hiring for that. I posted my interview on www.aviationinterviews.com for TSA. I think mine was the last one on there. Everyone there was really nice and the interview is like 15min with no sim. There is a 50 question ATP test before you interview. Good Luck


GoJetPilotsRVirtualScabs
11-13-2005, 01:49 PM
Trans States willl hire again, it is only a matter of time. In the meantime they are trying to hire as many SCABS as they can get to fly for Go Jet. Do not be duped into flying for Go Jet after being, "hired" by Trans States. They have withdrawn offers to Trans States new hires and offered a position at Go Jet instead. I recommend to everyone, do not go to Go Jet. Please see www.GoJetPilots.com for more information.

Millhouse21
11-14-2005, 03:17 PM
The december class has been canceled.

Crash
11-22-2005, 04:40 PM
Go to trans states. They are the worst of the worst. I don't even think
that Mesa is as bad as TSA.
Your christmas bonus will be a note from the flight manager telling you
that if you call in sick you are fired.
Here are some reasons not to go to TSA:
Christmas bonus does not exist.
CHautauqua even has a bonus system.
1 week a year vacation.
If you get the j-41 training sucks and reserve for at least a year, at least.
10 days off max first year maybe 2nd 3rd...
No overtime available
Not able to commute because of poor schedulers
Underpaid schedulers that could not give a crap if your mother is dying.
Wife pregnant good luck getting time off to see your new baby.
The Union is corrupt. The MEC extended the contract for his own benefit.
Do i have to mention the OTHER airline???
Maintenence is crap and it is always pilot error! (Think hard about this)
Owner would rather sell you to India then have to treat you properly.
Training dept is good old boy network.
Richmond VA base is very very difficult to get to.
Upgrade is 4 years plus.

The only good thing about TSA is that you can't do any worse.
If you get hired at Mr. Joes flying a C-172 u r better off.
I am happy flying a piston airplane again vs working at TSA>

Just do yourself a favor and don't go.....

laxflier
11-23-2005, 02:29 PM
A bitter old SOB, huh...I agree with you on most points, except the MEC part. But hey, whatever...Anyway, I got out 5 months ago and have never looked back...Especially with the flite mgrs in place....Sad state of affairs....

Crash
11-23-2005, 06:55 PM
Bitter?

I thought i was taking it easy on them...
Well they are the dirtbags of all dirtbag airlines.

My .02

Brown Dog
11-23-2005, 09:07 PM
As far as I'm concerned Crash went way too easy on TSA. He's 100% accurate in his earlier post. The only thing he left out is TSA has an awesome group of pilots. At least in the mid 90's. The coolest guys I've worked with.

I worked for those dirtbags for 4+ years in the 90's. Unless things have changed 180 degrees it is a dangerous place to work. Back then upgrade was 1-2 years so it was worth the constant risk of busting a check ride from some fat ass who never flew the line or getting fired for not accepting a trip that would put you over 30 in 7. All this and MUCH more happened during the time I was there. Somehow I made it out unscathed but I saw guys get fired for events like the above mentioned, and I can't even count how many guys failed checkrides for complete B.S. They used to brag that the initial upgrade failure rate was 50-80%. I will stop here, I'm having flashbacks.....

:eek:

laxflier
11-24-2005, 06:14 AM
Yeah... I kinda see your points....Like I said, I agree with everything you said...I miss that pilot group more than I really thought I would.....Although flying the 717 is a helluva lot cooler...Anyway, it was the suckiest place I have seen yet...Like I posted, the flite mngrs made life hell...Short, bald and ET- like is no way to become one there....

flyinhigh6165
11-24-2005, 09:38 PM
I have two buddies working there and they keep telling me....dont stop interviewing. Sounds pretty miserable. So, I kept interviewing...so glad I just got hired at ASA! Anyways, thanks for the info. I really do hope things get better there. The pilots, flight attendants, Sarah Keith, and the HR people were very nice so I hope the management makes a 180 on the way they treat people.

Rama
11-24-2005, 09:58 PM
Anything with the initials TSA can't be good.

Crash
11-26-2005, 01:00 PM
Yes there was a good thing at TSA.
I am glad to have seen "The Dark Side of Aviation" and lived to tell.
And that i have met some great friends.



You can buy a type rating but you can't buy experience.
(That's my anti PFT slogan)

airlineworker
12-02-2005, 11:36 PM
Go to trans states. They are the worst of the worst. I don't even think
that Mesa is as bad as TSA.
Your christmas bonus will be a note from the flight manager telling you
that if you call in sick you are fired.
Here are some reasons not to go to TSA:
Christmas bonus does not exist.
CHautauqua even has a bonus system.
1 week a year vacation.
If you get the j-41 training sucks and reserve for at least a year, at least.
10 days off max first year maybe 2nd 3rd...
No overtime available
Not able to commute because of poor schedulers
Underpaid schedulers that could not give a crap if your mother is dying.
Wife pregnant good luck getting time off to see your new baby.
The Union is corrupt. The MEC extended the contract for his own benefit.
Do i have to mention the OTHER airline???
Maintenence is crap and it is always pilot error! (Think hard about this)
Owner would rather sell you to India then have to treat you properly.
Training dept is good old boy network.
Richmond VA base is very very difficult to get to.
Upgrade is 4 years plus.

The only good thing about TSA is that you can't do any worse.
If you get hired at Mr. Joes flying a C-172 u r better off.
I am happy flying a piston airplane again vs working at TSA>

Just do yourself a favor and don't go.....
I agree with you Trans States Suck. I used to be an agent their and I was friends with the Pilots when I worked there that is consider a big no no. I was in Crew Scheduling too and all the pilots would call in and ask for me even if was not working their base. Listen to him don't go work for uncle H. He is the antichrist of the airline Industry

airlineworker
12-02-2005, 11:40 PM
As far as I'm concerned Crash went way too easy on TSA. He's 100% accurate in his earlier post. The only thing he left out is TSA has an awesome group of pilots. At least in the mid 90's. The coolest guys I've worked with.

I worked for those dirtbags for 4+ years in the 90's. Unless things have changed 180 degrees it is a dangerous place to work. Back then upgrade was 1-2 years so it was worth the constant risk of busting a check ride from some fat ass who never flew the line or getting fired for not accepting a trip that would put you over 30 in 7. All this and MUCH more happened during the time I was there. Somehow I made it out unscathed but I saw guys get fired for events like the above mentioned, and I can't even count how many guys failed checkrides for complete B.S. They used to brag that the initial upgrade failure rate was 50-80%. I will stop here, I'm having flashbacks.....

:eek:
I agree with you was an agent their in when you were there and was hated because I got along with the Pilots

Weave
12-05-2005, 05:59 PM
I'm at XJT and we had 3 TSA guys in my class, I think one was even a left seater who hated it so much he came here, avoid at all cost, they even created gojets toscrew their own guys from what I hear?

TSA-emb145-f/o
12-10-2005, 02:22 PM
If I might add--- They have a class on January 16th for sure. if you arent sure of class dates go to transstates.net and call the office.

flyinhigh6165
12-10-2005, 07:19 PM
Yea I got the Jan. 16th class thanks.

FlyJB
01-02-2006, 10:22 PM
my interview was back in July!
They offered a September class but cancelled it and kept putting me off
now im in the January 16th class as well.

Man does anyone have anything good to say about this company??

I had a friend who just left there a few months ago because of the go-jets stuff but he said though TSA sucks it isnt any better or worse than his new job. He also commented that they have a lot of really nice pilots to fly with and that everything should be fine as long as i dont take the Go-Jets offer.

I hate to stumble upon bad information 2 weeks from the class date but is there really a good regional job?

I applied with colgan air but got jury duty the day of my interview and had to back out, but everyone tells me colgan air's domiciles cost of living are so insanely expenisive that its not even worth the job. any advice?

U-I pilot
01-27-2006, 09:49 AM
classes upcoming are 2/20 and late march....
Just interviewed, we'll see if i get one.

Laxrox43
01-27-2006, 03:51 PM
FlyJB,

Hey boss. If you get the Saab at Colgan, Allentown PA, or State College, PA are very resonable for cost of living. If you have any Q's about the matter, PM me. I live close to one of these domiciles (but I won't talk about it on here...if you catch my drift)

D