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Old 04-21-2008, 07:15 AM   #1  
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Default Piedmont Reserve Times?

Just got an offer from Piedmont, with an anticipated class date in July-August (I'm thinking August). Can you guys give me an update on current reserve times? Also, how much are you flying while on reserve? Thanks for the info
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I spoke with a new PDT F/O based in SBY who told me he was on reserve for a grand-total of 2 weeks before he got his first line. I can tell you that most of the guys in EWN are around 4 months reserve currently - but it also looks like attrition is slowing too.
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what are piedmont minimums?
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what are piedmont minimums?
I don't work at PDT but they were up at my alma mater recently recruiting/interviewing students that hadn't yet even graduated, and I believe several were offered FO positions contigent on getting their Comm ME tickets. So I would imagine the mins aren't very high at all.

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They have 300tt/50 multi on their website.
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there are I believe 5 schools that they lower their "minimums" for...Daniel Webster College, ERAU, UND, Purdue, and Spartan (don't know if that's actually a college though). That's what I was told by the HR department.

but it seems like we have no minimums anymore from what I heard, I did hear about us going to DWC and hiring guys right from the flight program, kinda f-ed up, but from what the training department told me on my last CQ, dwc guys do very well in our training, so coming from there holds a lot of weight here, so that's probably why we went there...on the other hand, I've heard of ERAU guys having trouble recently cuz of their primary training on glass
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250 TT / 25 ME for UND grads
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Are piedmonts dash 8s steam gauges or do they have some glass as far as the attitude indicator and HSI?
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Depends on the equipment. All of the 100's are steam except for the VSI (TCAS overlay.) Some of the 300's have glass HSI and ADIs.
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Are piedmonts dash 8s steam gauges or do they have some glass as far as the attitude indicator and HSI?
What, can't fly on steam?

I don't trust 'em fancy 'lectronical puters anywayz
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