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Old 07-19-2007, 08:51 PM
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Let's say you have 500 hours and just got hired at a respectable regional. About how many years would it take for you to get hired on with a major???

Although i don't even have enough hours for a regional yet, well except PSA and Trans States...
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:56 PM
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10 years should do it
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:08 PM
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I know a few people that have, or are currently going in at about 3-4 years.
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Originally Posted by TexanAviator View Post
I know a few people that have, or are currently going in at about 3-4 years.
'Few' being the key word...
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:32 PM
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why 10??? most majors are hiring and if you meet the mins then you have a fair shot.
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Why not 10? Takes a while to build that PIC turbine.
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Originally Posted by de727ups View Post
Why not 10? Takes a while to build that PIC turbine.
Times are and have changed. It won't be long till the majors are pillaging the regionals.

BTW, with today’s upgrade times it will only take pilots 3-5 years on average to become qualified for the Majors. Not like it’s really that big of a deal seeing that once at the Majors we’ll be FO gear slammers for 6-10 years before upgrade comes calling again.

Now, it's more likely that it will take a pilot 10 years to get to UPS or FedEx. You need to fly a “Heavy” cross the pond before you can go to UPS and you can't do that at a regional!

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most regionals have upgrades under 5 yrs (skyway, skywest, expressjet, asa those are the ones that just poped there are many more)
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most regionals have upgrades under 5 yrs (skyway, skywest, expressjet, asa those are the ones that just poped there are many more)
True but you're getting in line behind guys who have tons of hours...hope for 5 years expect 10 then you won't be disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Slice View Post
True but you're getting in line behind guys who have tons of hours...hope for 5 years expect 10 then you won't be disappointed.
Good way to think about it but remember most of those who have 10+ years experience are comfortable with their seniority/pay/QOL, older and have no desire to start over. From my experience thatís probable around 50% of the regional CAís.
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