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JoeyMeatballs 01-06-2006 06:20 PM

Reserve at Colgan
 
Hey I just got based up in Albany, NY for Colgan. Everything with COlgan so far has been pretty awesome, training, IOE, and all the guys I flew with or trained with have been awesome guys, so I was hoping if I can expect the same with Reserve. I am on Reserve the whole month of Jan and wondering if I can expect to fly alot, or a little any Colgan guys out there that have any info, please let me know, thanks, and for anybody thats wondering, SAAB 340 is an awesome airplane, so if your thinking about Colgan go for it, great bunch of people!

rocketman99 01-06-2006 06:37 PM

I would probably say to not expect to fly a lot as an FO with a reserve line. I don't know if it's that way with Albany, but the guys down in TX with reserve lines almost never fly. Now a Captain or F/A with a reserve line is a different story...

Chris 01-06-2006 09:30 PM

So the monthly 75 hour guarantee only applies to captains?

DownIn3Green 01-07-2006 06:54 PM

Chris,

A guarantee is not what you will fly in a month, just what your pay will be....

Chris 01-07-2006 07:09 PM

Oh okay. Thanks for clearing that up :D

supercell86 01-07-2006 10:14 PM

Hey that's awsome....I am going to college here in Albany, and live here....getting my commericial Inst MEL soon.....I plan on getting in with Colgan sometime in early 2007. I've been flying out of Albany for about five years now as a pilot......if ya ever wanna hang out PM me, me and my flight team will come hang with you! By the way...I LOVE the Saab to death, when I get with Colgan I would rather have the Saab, even if the upgrade times are longer than the beech.

whodis 01-08-2006 10:05 AM

FO staffing is pretty good, so reserves haven't been flying a whole lot recently. Looks like there's only 1 guy in ALB that's getting ready to upgrade, so unless some other FOs are looking to transfer out of ALB soon you might be on reserve for a while. If it's all the same to you, you might consider transferring to another base after a couple months where you could hold a regular line. Glad you're liking it so far, have fun in ALB.

flyfastmwl 01-11-2006 05:47 PM

You're only going to be on reserve this month. The bids are already out for Feb. Check the company website and bid. The Colgan's hate paying pilots to sit around. I flew 790 hours my first year and had only one month below the 75 hour guarentee.

DMEarc 03-03-2007 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SAABaroowski (Post 12706)
So if your thinking about Colgan go for it, great bunch of people!

Come again?

JoeyMeatballs 03-03-2007 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMEarc (Post 127986)
Come again?

hahah nice, I knew Id see this again, hahaha. Well just goes to show how ones views can change, went from good to bad, to ugly, to I Hate this Fu*** place hahha.

YoYoMa16 03-04-2007 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SAABaroowski (Post 12706)
Hey I just got based up in Albany, NY for Colgan. Everything with COlgan so far has been pretty awesome, training, IOE, and all the guys I flew with or trained with have been awesome guys, so I was hoping if I can expect the same with Reserve. I am on Reserve the whole month of Jan and wondering if I can expect to fly alot, or a little any Colgan guys out there that have any info, please let me know, thanks, and for anybody thats wondering, SAAB 340 is an awesome airplane, so if your thinking about Colgan go for it, great bunch of people!


did you leave xjt for colgan?

jeff122670 03-04-2007 03:21 PM

SAAB,

maybe i missed it, but why do you hate them sooooo much?

if i missed your post explaining why, i would love to read it.....if not, fill us in....

to hate them THAT much....it MUST be a good story!!!

thanks!

Baronpilot 03-04-2007 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SAABaroowski (Post 12706)
Hey I just got based up in Albany, NY for Colgan. Everything with COlgan so far has been pretty awesome, training, IOE, and all the guys I flew with or trained with have been awesome guys, so I was hoping if I can expect the same with Reserve. I am on Reserve the whole month of Jan and wondering if I can expect to fly alot, or a little any Colgan guys out there that have any info, please let me know, thanks, and for anybody thats wondering, SAAB 340 is an awesome airplane, so if your thinking about Colgan go for it, great bunch of people!


Hey I see you are back at Colgan! I knew you couldn't stay away. Hahahaha:D

Airsupport 03-04-2007 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SAABaroowski (Post 127991)
hahah nice, I knew Id see this again, hahaha.

hahahah, you are like a politician whos dirty past has been dug up for all to see. seriously though, it is kinda funny to see how much you loved colgan.

JoeyMeatballs 03-04-2007 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Airsupport (Post 128442)
hahahah, you are like a politician whos dirty past has been dug up for all to see. seriously though, it is kinda funny to see how much you loved colgan.

I know, I was like a hardcore Colgan fanatic :). Still do love the SAAB though ;)

BeatsCFIing 08-29-2007 07:38 PM

I must admit, I chuckled when I saw the sincerity and love from SAAB for the outstanding operation known as Colgan Air. Wow you loved life at Colgan, on reserve in ALB. HAHAHAHAHA

sigep_nm 08-29-2007 07:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SAABaroowski (Post 128443)
I know, I was like a hardcore Colgan fanatic :). Still do love the SAAB though ;)

Greatest piece of Swedish material ever made, except for the helicopter engines that were placed on there....SAAB you ever try to find the CTOT switch in the BRO?

Moose Surgeon 01-07-2008 04:32 AM

"hahah nice, I knew Id see this again"

LIKE A BAD BURITO ON A HOT SUMMERS DAY!!

usmc-sgt 01-07-2008 06:12 AM

no need to bring back a thread from the dead that started in 06'

It was not a secret that at one time saab loved Colgan...they have since parted ways and are not on speaking terms.

Laxrox43 01-07-2008 06:12 AM

Saab, reading this old blog brings a tear to my eye :P


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