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Old 08-27-2018, 03:38 PM   #1  
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Good Evening,

I just wanted to get some info from current RPA pilots in regards to the Pilot Prep Program.

I am currently about 9 months or so from mins (need the full 1,500).

Right now I've narrowed down my list to Republic, PSA and Endeavor. I am going off of bases, really want a DCA base as I have family in Virginia as well as factors like QOL, contract and pay. Also taking into account what people say of if you get stuck for whatever reason would you be happy at the regional of your choice.

For someone in today's aviation environment would you recommend doing a program like this?

I don't need any multi time, I wouldn't need the final 100 hours paid by RPA. I am more so worried about will RPA be hiring in the 9 months or so that I will have mins. I am also well aware things can change this far out.

Appreciate any input and guidance. I just wanted to get the opinions of someone who's walked my path and what they think of this program and what they would've done if it was offered to them prior to regionals.

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Good Evening,

I just wanted to get some info from current RPA pilots in regards to the Pilot Prep Program.

I am currently about 9 months or so from mins (need the full 1,500).

Right now I've narrowed down my list to Republic, PSA and Endeavor. I am going off of bases, really want a DCA base as I have family in Virginia as well as factors like QOL, contract and pay. Also taking into account what people say of if you get stuck for whatever reason would you be happy at the regional of your choice.

For someone in today's aviation environment would you recommend doing a program like this?

I don't need any multi time, I wouldn't need the final 100 hours paid by RPA. I am more so worried about will RPA be hiring in the 9 months or so that I will have mins. I am also well aware things can change this far out.

Appreciate any input and guidance. I just wanted to get the opinions of someone who's walked my path and what they think of this program and what they would've done if it was offered to them prior to regionals.

Thanks!
For what its worth I was recently accepted into LIFT and one of my questions was whether or not LIFT would supply all the pilots Republic needed. Their answer was... Not with only this location. We expect to produce around 350-400 pilots per year from LIFT and we estimate we will need at least 800 pilots a year.

I personally think a pilot prep program is good if thats the regional youre interested in. Theres really no downside that I can see.
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Start applying about 5-6 months out and keep a eye on the industry as things change.


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What is this program? Never heard of it.
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What is this program? Never heard of it.
Very similar to the cadet program but for non 141 folks...

http://rjet.com/airline-careers/cadet-opportunities-2/
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Right now I've narrowed down my list to Republic, PSA and Endeavor. I am going off of bases, really want a DCA base as I have family in Virginia as well as factors like QOL, contract and pay. Also taking into account what people say of if you get stuck for whatever reason would you be happy at the regional of your choice.!
Im trying to stay Im northern Virginia too. My 3 are PSA, Republic, and Commutair. The main reason I was looking at PSA is because I like how they have CRJ900s, and the flow however, Im hearing more and more how the flow is very flawed.. Commutair seems interesting tho. Dulles base and they have a pathway program with United that seems to actually have results
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Im trying to stay Im northern Virginia too. My 3 are PSA, Republic, and Commutair. The main reason I was looking at PSA is because I like how they have CRJ900s, and the flow however, Im hearing more and more how the flow is very flawed.. Commutair seems interesting tho. Dulles base and they have a pathway program with United that seems to actually have results
Whats flaw about flow? It's a no interview flow that has results as well. Its just going to take a while to flow. Unlike like the CPP where there isn't a guarantee of being accepted...
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Whats flaw about flow? It's a no interview flow that has results as well. Its just going to take a while to flow. Unlike like the CPP where there isn't a guarantee of being accepted...
the PSA threads say very bitter things about the flow. The whole flow time is actually 15 years (10 pilots/m X 12months X 15years = 1800 (current # of PSA pilots)). Believe me, the advertised 6 year flow is very attractive to me, especially since I do not have a bachelors degree. But what is reality vs propaganda?
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the PSA threads say very bitter things about the flow. The whole flow time is actually 15 years (10 pilots/m X 12months X 15years = 1800 (current # of PSA pilots)). Believe me, the advertised 6 year flow is very attractive to me, especially since I do not have a bachelors degree. But what is reality vs propaganda?

Hence why I said awhile, but that doesn't make it flawed..........


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Hence why I said awhile, but that doesn't make it flawed..........


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It sounds flawed to me when they advertise 6-7 years but in reality it may be closer to 15. At that point, its not really worth advertising, to me at least.
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