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rickair7777 10-23-2006 07:26 AM

SKYW is not going to be putting street captains in the RJ. The brasilia might go down to a few months, but you will still need a lot of time and at least 1000 turbine from another airline.

BEWELCH 10-23-2006 12:17 PM

"In the first year, you should be focused on becoming a good first officer and learning the airplane. Your second year, you need to be working on your decision making that will be needed once you upgrade".


ghilis101 10-23-2006 10:32 PM

does anyone know if theres a rough average across the industry for upgrade times? it does vary widely but im curious to see what the overall average is

sickntired 10-26-2006 12:54 PM

Couldn't agree more
couldn't agree more with DjHubberts. That is the way to go.
No rush in upgrading at all.
Saying that, I've been an FO for 2, flown thru all seasons, had my share of problems and looking for a left seat (mostly to pay off loans)
Anyone has an opening?

JGonzalez1305 10-26-2006 03:47 PM

I have 2 friends who just upgraded to CA. 1 was a 2 year F/O with Mesa in the Dash-8, the other was a 4 1/2 year F/O with Eagle in a RJ. Like many have said, it all depends on company need. From what Captains are telling me, you dont want to change seats within the first 18 months in that particular aircraft, just because you want to familiarize yourself with the plane.

Hope this helps.

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