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Old 02-12-2019, 06:12 AM   #1  
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Hey guys, new hire here sitting at home waiting for a class date. There has been lot of doom and gloom on here about the future of republic. What it sounds like is there is no flying coming and to stear clear of the company all together. Is there anyone on here that might have a different outlook. Or is that "KC guy" right and we should all just look elsewhere since its so bad here?
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Keep your resume updated.
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Hey guys, new hire here sitting at home waiting for a class date. There has been lot of doom and gloom on here about the future of republic. What it sounds like is there is no flying coming and to stear clear of the company all together. Is there anyone on here that might have a different outlook. Or is that "KC guy" right and we should all just look elsewhere since its so bad here?
All regionals suck. If you like outstations and NY basing, or are ok with commuting this place will be fine for you before mainline calls. Otherwise go where your QOL will be the highest.
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Was hoping to get PHL eventually, eliminating commuting.
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PHL is pretty senior. And shrinking. Youíll get it as an FO, probably not as a CA if you take the first upgrade. If itís not an outstation or NY itís virtually impossible to hold as a junior CA.
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Don't worry too much about the "doom and gloom". Yes, you should keep your resume updated and always keep an eye on what's happening, but no one really knows what the future holds. It all depends on your perspective: There are things you can point to that suggest this is a very strong company that will be growing in the coming years, and there are other things that would make you believe it's going to crumble. The truth is that there are things happening behind the scenes that none of us know about, and we won't know what will happen a year from now until a year from now. In the meantime, celebrate the fact that you're on your way to being an airline pilot; and, if you're like most others, this is just a temporary stop in your career.
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Several people in the last few upgrade vacancies have gotten Philly as first available upgrade. Dont listen to the dom and gloom on here.
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Hey guys, new hire here sitting at home waiting for a class date. There has been lot of doom and gloom on here about the future of republic. What it sounds like is there is no flying coming and to stear clear of the company all together. Is there anyone on here that might have a different outlook. Or is that "KC guy" right and we should all just look elsewhere since its so bad here?
The airline industry as a whole is cyclical. You have high highs and low lows. If you choose to take the risk and enter this profession, you need to be honest with yourself and accept the consequences. Nothing thatís happening at YX is unique. Every aviation career whether itís regional, mainline, cargo, 135, military whatever experiences the same ups and downs.

I can assure that YX as a company is not going under anytime soon. Does this mean that you as a pilot are not at risk? Absolutely not. Pilots sustain more of a career risk than any other. Furloughs, loss of medical, loss of certificate, etc. Mitigate the risk and have a plan B.

APC has a lot of valuable information. However, you need to be very careful with certain posts you read. Learn how to identify pessimistic guys and ones that hold grudges toward a company and steer clear. These forums are often just used for Ďteenage venting.í Start researching, start learning trends now because thatís the only individual comfort blanket youíll get. Nobody knows whatís going to happen tomorrow.

The biggest threat to all pilots in this country is a severe economic downturn or a collapse. This wonít just affect new hires, but go right up the seniority list as well. Itís a fact. I donít know you or your situation, so only you can decide your career ventures. Have a plan B and enjoy the ride.

The only thing constant in this industry is change.

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APC has a lot of valuable information. However, you need to be very careful with certain posts you read. Learn how to identify pessimistic guys and ones that hold grudges toward a company and steer clear. These forums are often just used for Ďteenage venting.í Start researching, start learning trends now because thatís the only individual comfort blanket youíll get. Nobody knows whatís going to happen tomorrow.

The only thing constant in this industry is change.
^^^^this^^^^

And pro or anti union, start READING about the history of the airline business. Educate yourself so you have a decent chance of at least understanding the issues that people grouse about. Cheapest education and experience youíll get is to learn from the mistakes of others.

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And pro or anti union, start READING about the history of the airline business. Educate yourself so you have a decent chance of at least understanding the issues that people grouse about. Cheapest education and experience youíll get is to learn from the mistakes of others.

Our History - ALPA

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Flying the Line is, in my opinion, the definitive resource for the history of ALPA. It should be on every pilot's bookshelf.
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