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Old 09-27-2020, 05:48 AM   #1  
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Hey guys/gals, anyone know the date of hire for the most jr captain award? The last award. Thanks!


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Looks like there's a May 2006 pilot in upgrade training right now.... I don't see anyone else more junior.

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I would put money on 18-20 year SICs.

Granted, if they ever hire the upgrade time would probably be shorter for them.
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I would put money on 18-20 year SICs.

Granted, if they ever hire the upgrade time would probably be shorter for them.
That's probably not far off...
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That's probably not far off...
Hiring for the bottom churn won't have an affect on upgrades. Guys either need to leave or the fleet needs to grow. I was there, I was young, and there was an even younger crop of Captains who had fled the regionals after 2001. It didn't take long to realize that we were hired as career FO's. Even in a good economy NetJets isn't going to double the fleet and grow to 1,000 airframes. The only hope of an upgrade is to try to outlive the guys senior to you. My analysis of the job was that it was a dead end career unless you want to be jerking gear on a Citation for the next two decades. My opinion is that anyone who goes there who hasn't retired from somewhere else is a damn fool.
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Hiring for the bottom churn won't have an affect on upgrades. Guys either need to leave or the fleet needs to grow. I was there, I was young, and there was an even younger crop of Captains who had fled the regionals after 2001. It didn't take long to realize that we were hired as career FO's. Even in a good economy NetJets isn't going to double the fleet and grow to 1,000 airframes. The only hope of an upgrade is to try to outlive the guys senior to you. My analysis of the job was that it was a dead end career unless you want to be jerking gear on a Citation for the next two decades. My opinion is that anyone who goes there who hasn't retired from somewhere else is a damn fool.

Yea I agree. Honestly even with the airlines going though hell right now, it wouldn't shock me if upgrade times are better at all of them, than NJA.
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Hiring for the bottom churn won't have an affect on upgrades. Guys either need to leave or the fleet needs to grow. I was there, I was young, and there was an even younger crop of Captains who had fled the regionals after 2001. It didn't take long to realize that we were hired as career FO's. Even in a good economy NetJets isn't going to double the fleet and grow to 1,000 airframes. The only hope of an upgrade is to try to outlive the guys senior to you. My analysis of the job was that it was a dead end career unless you want to be jerking gear on a Citation for the next two decades. My opinion is that anyone who goes there who hasn't retired from somewhere else is a damn fool.
Friend of mine was within the top 10 pilots with one of the big three. Had his pick of the litter. Retired and went to NJ. Sure looked strange to have a CA 35 years the FOs junior. He knew he would never fly in the left seat.
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Friend of mine was within the top 10 pilots with one of the big three. Had his pick of the litter. Retired and went to NJ. Sure looked strange to have a CA 35 years the FOs junior. He knew he would never fly in the left seat.

My retirement plan includes lots of golf and free time, not yanking gear for a thirty something but I am still on my first wife, only have one paid for house, and no boat.
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My retirement plan includes lots of golf and free time, not yanking gear for a thirty something but I am still on my first wife, only have one paid for house, and no boat.

Yep, the last thing I am doing at 65 is taking another job, especially NJA. What a brutal job to start at 65 lol.
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My retirement plan includes lots of golf and free time, not yanking gear for a thirty something but I am still on my first wife, only have one paid for house, and no boat.
He has an addiction. He just loves flying. If I were him, I would get a 172 and fly some place for lunch a couple of times a week.
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