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Old 06-04-2019, 10:55 AM   #1  
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Closing in on 1200TT, I'm curious about FO opportunities with companies in which a progression from smaller cabin classes to large cabin class, international flying, would be possible. Any thoughts?

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Yeah...Donít waste your time in GA, go to a regional.
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I know that's the consensus.
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You could probably get DEC into a 135 company
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1200 hours with the other requirements for 135 IFR will open a lot of doors. Kind of a cross over point for a pilot where you are now in demand.
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Just go to the regionals. I flew 135 for a couple years got a lot of turbine PIC but still ended up at the regionals getting even more turbine PIC.
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Closing in on 1200TT, I'm curious about FO opportunities with companies in which a progression from smaller cabin classes to large cabin class, international flying, would be possible. Any thoughts?

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I got in to a 135 with 1100tt and without knowing anyone inside the company, look everywhere you never know
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Yeah...Donít waste your time in GA, go to a regional.
Waste your time? Some people would rather not be abused by the regionals and the companies Iíve previously worked for would rather hire/upgrade previous 135 guys than a guy who spent a few years 121.
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Yes...waste of time. The quality of life and career progression is better at a regional.
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Yes...waste of time. The quality of life and career progression is better at a regional.
Not 100 percent true. It ultimately depends on what regional vs what 135 vs where you live etc.

That being said I would say any LCC+ is better than 135. Regionals can be the suck. And most of their pay is bonus, that could be gone at any time. Then you're back to making 30-40k. Add in a bad commute and some home based 135 look decent.

Each individual is different, but I will say the end game of major destroys the top earnings/retirement at every 135. Hands down.
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