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Old 09-20-2006, 09:23 PM   #1  
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Default CitationShares vs Regionals

Hey guys....

Any thoughts from those who may have worked at both? I am hopefully interviewing at CS soon, and I need input. The big thing is the different type of flying. I have done the charter jet thing, and it is a big difference from the regionals. I'm not sure about the 7 on 7 off, and the sitting around FBO's all day again, but I like the customer service and interaction of biz jet flying over the busses in the sky. How have your experiences been. One plus for CS, I hear they treat you a lot better than the regionals.

Basically, can you compare your experiences with both, and which do you rate better.
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apples to ornages, I have flown at both regionals and frax, frax blows regionals away, from salary, crew food, hotels, rest, frax pilots alomost never sit in a FBO all day. Every other flight is empty to get another owner 3 to 4 legs a day is my average. Good luck, I think you will find frax much more rewarding in many ways then regional flying.
as far as the 7n7. its feast and famine, 7 days on is tough, but there is no commuting on your time, your first and last days are spent in a large part to the company airlining you around, and the 7 full days off are sweet, its a vacation every other week, I get to do a lot with my family, and with the 3 weeks of vacation, that 21 days off 3 times a year, 23 weeks on the road in a year
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:24 PM   #3  
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I made the transition from regionals to fracs and there is no comparison. I'm currently at CS and I have never had a company treat me better. 7 on is tough, but the 7 off is nice. Five legs is the most I have flown in my short tenure here, and there hasn't been a lot of sitting around.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:48 PM   #4  
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Does CS require you to sign a training contract or lock you into a type? This is a real consideration for me, even though I am typed in several of the CS/NJ aircraft already I understand you still may have the seat lock and the buyout of the training if you leave before 2 years? Anyone have first hand info?
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How does changing aircraft work? Is there a seat lock, or can you move to another aircraft if a spot opens up? Curious, since there is no seniority at CS.

Also, is there plans to get the X, and if not....why?
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It is a one year training contract.

Aircraft changes are on an as-needed basis. I don't know of any seat lock. I've been told that you let your ACP know what aircraft you want, and if a spot opens up, they consider you for it.
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