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cjpilotmd11
07-01-2013, 01:12 PM
I was wondering what the upgrade time is at Trans States. I have over 7000 hours and 4000 121 PIC.


rcfd13
07-01-2013, 03:06 PM
I have over 7000 hours and 4000 121 PIC.

That's not really going to be relevant as far as how long it will take you to upgrade at a regional. Why not apply to the majors?

flynavyj
07-01-2013, 04:23 PM
is this a matter of making a "living wage"? That'd have to be the only reason you'd be looking at a regional to get additional 121 PIC time, especially when you already have 4000 121 PIC.

I'd be applying to the major, as to TSA's upgrade time, it's probably somewhere between now and when they have enough FO's to be able to let FO's upgrade :)


Thunderpig
07-01-2013, 06:15 PM
I would also imagine FO's being able to meet CA mins coupled with seniority being an issue...

RgrMurdock
07-02-2013, 06:52 AM
like at any regional upgrade time is a fluid and constantly changing dynamic. All I can tell you for certain is that the last standing bid that came out had guys that were somewhere around Sept 2012 hires being at the top of the standing bid list. We are having trouble finding enough FO's to be able to upgrade as many CA's as we want. There's supposed to be an upgrade class in September. Ultimately I'm not sure how many they want to upgrade for the new flying we got. I would say at the very least 2-3 more classes worth of 10. Attrition is also going to play a role down the line.