Chautaqua/Republic info

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Searched this airline in the forum and the info is kinda old. Discussion of the Shuttle/Republic debate aside. I am hoping to hear from some pilots currently working for this company. Is it still a good place to apply to? Is now a good time to get in with projected future growth? If hired what would be expected as far as aircraft and basing? Aside from the typical things that make airline life a tough gig sometimes...would you say you are happy with the company. Thanks for any info or help.
 

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I've been here two years and I still love it. I'm based at home. That's a major plus. If I had to commute, it would be a differant story.

If you do come here soon don't expect a quick upgrade. Expect to be a line holding FO relativly soon though. I have yet to fly with a person I didn't get along with. Things have been a little rough lately with the shuttle integration and it wont be any prettier with the MDA intergration.

If you have prior 121/135 or turbine time and atp mis expect the 170 anything less expect the 145

It's usually the wholly owned pencil necked geeks that dog us here. They just be playa hatin' though.
 

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I commute and still love it. Don't count on a MDA integration (no carrier i.e. no certificate to integrate) we have a J4J that is in place.
 

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I meant to ask: I see that the company hires into a pool.....do they assign class from the pool in the order placed there or take the best qualified candidates from the pool and keep the rest as warm bodies in the bullpen.
 

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This outa give you an idea: interviewed in june, got a class in the 145 sep 10th for the 22nd, lost it on the 14th. Its great to see others pass me by in seniority. I do understand, however, me being 20 hours short of 500 x/c is very important, good Lord forbid I wont be able to find an airport thats more than 50 miles away. Not bitter at all, just a little concerned, thats all.
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me being 20 hours short of 500 x/c is very important
What did you do...quit flying after you got the calss date? Get the 20 hours and call Rosa about a 170 class.

With DO328 and CE560 in your profile how do you not have 500 hours of xcountry?
 

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Mike Oxlong said:
What did you do...quit flying after you got the calss date? Get the 20 hours and call Rosa about a 170 class.

With DO328 and CE560 in your profile how do you not have 500 hours of xcountry?
Its a sad and long story, thats what being a check airman as an instructor gets you, a butt load of local flight time.
 

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I was a 141 checkairman too...take the students on a simulated x country to a point in space 50 miles away!
 

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Oh, by the way, I did quit flying after getting the class. The first born was due about the time a certain airline out of MKE desided to send me for training in a less exciting airplane (1900). Serves me right!
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Mike Oxlong said:
I commute and still love it. Don't count on a MDA integration (no carrier i.e. no certificate to integrate) we have a J4J that is in place.
Wishful thinking. If i were a betting man, and I am. I would say you are a 4 to 1 underdog to win the arbitration. Expect a seniority integration and some pretty pissed off pilots to fly with.
 

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IIRC, for ATP mins, a landing at any airport other then you took of from can be considered a X-country.
 

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Mike Oxlong said:
I commute and still love it. Don't count on a MDA integration (no carrier i.e. no certificate to integrate) we have a J4J that is in place.
Wishful thinking. If i were a betting man, and I am. I would say you are a 4 to 1 underdog to win the arbitration. Expect a seniority integration and some pretty pi$$ed off pilots to fly with.
 

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J4J in already in place...a precedent has been set. No certificate, no airline, only pilots on the APL, some of who already fly for us under the J4J provisions. When you buy a used car, the previous owners (or drivers) don't come with the car, they have no leg to stand on. No chance of integration.
 

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IIRC, for ATP mins, a landing at any airport other then you took of from can be considered a X-country.
That is 135 X Country...not ATP X County.
 

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Mike Oxlong said:
No chance of integration.
Those MDA/J4J people won't be integrated, but half of them WILL be coming over as captains, right? And I presume they have to stay on their "own equipment" to keep that seat, as in they can't transfer over to another RAH company if they want to keep their left seat?
 

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Close... I think its 50% total will be offered positions. Of those 50% half of those will be given capt slots.
 

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Exactly...50% of the positions will be staffed by MDA pilots on the APL and of that 50%, 50% will be CA's 50% will be FO's. No super seniority, but protected under the provisions of the existing J4J, if USAirways cuts back they are the first to go, if Delta cuts back they stay and other people go.
 

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pocket aces said:
Expect a seniority integration and some pretty pi$$ed off pilots to fly with.

Great attitude.

We are willing to welcome you guys here...just as we have welcomed the current J4J'ers...and this is what we can expect?

How is treating our pilot group like $hit (i.e., denying jumpseats...which has already happened several times) justified in any way, shape or form?

Unbelievable.
 

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USAirways has called every MDA pilot to offer them a position at repugnet and all but 2 declined. They offered the class to furloughed USAir pilots that were not at MDA and initially sereral took it, but after they were properly informed NO one showed up for class. I understand that Bedford has put training on hold until the arbitrators ruling regardless of his ruling there will be no one coming over from MDA under the j4j provision. Our 15 most jr FO's have been furloughed and every single one of them declined a capt slot. Its ALL OR NONE!
 

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StarChecker said:
Great attitude.

We are willing to welcome you guys here...just as we have welcomed the current J4J'ers...and this is what we can expect?

How is treating our pilot group like $hit (i.e., denying jumpseats...which has already happened several times) justified in any way, shape or form?

Unbelievable.
The IBT had every opportunity to give a fair integration to the MDA pilots. Your selfish group offered us this.....

- 50% of the current position staffed at MDA
- A Staple of all pilots
- PayCut of about $5/hr for all positions
- Sign a 2 year enforcable 15,000 training contract......... for pilots that have more time in the 170 than any one in the world (exactly whos training who)
- Shared hotel rooms for those in training.

If you want to call that a welcome I dont want you on my jumpseat either! you are getting 28 additional aircraft, with additional growth in your company. And the the 250 pilots will gladly return to mainline when thier number is called (probably within 2 years). you all can take that offer and shove it up your collective cans.....its ALL or NONE!!!!!!!
 
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