You're quite right, SA could possibly get jets. However, I'm inclined to believe (and hope) that those jets wil go to Chautauqua because of the latest agreement between U management and and U ALPA allowing up to 315 RJ's. Although I must say that I don't think anything has been finalized in regards to that agreement, I am of the opinion that if/when this agreement, Aceshigh
Yeah, because the company can pay them FO pay for years before they upgrade, get the PIC jet time, and move on, which saves them a ton on training costs. Chautauqua gets the most bang for their buck since they know the PU folks won't be going anywhere for long time.Too bad for you Corbon, the airlines hire these "hotshots from Lafayette" for a reason.
They KNOW jets and have been flying for 4 years with a discipline thats been related to military flying. Better yet (or worse yet for you) during checkrides, they regularly outfly those 2000 hour pilots who are wandering the streets.
Rumor has it other airlines are starting to catch on to Purdue's potential and are looking at taking some of their 700 hour jet pilots over a 3000 hour CFI. Those kids coming out of Purdue have 4 years of flying experience. While you were in your piper at 3000 feet, they were in class learning about flying a 727 at 39000 feet.
Well, outside of the standard stuff Flightsafety throws at me in the 145 sim, none. But then again, I don't have the luxury of using the phrase "this is how we do it in the 72..." to impress my captains.If you add up all the time spent in class studying aviation to several degrees beyond John CFI's knowledge, you'd come up with 2040 hours...not including actual flying time or the 120 hours of 727 sim time. Some say sim isn't the same as flying the real thing, and its not...how many times have you had a complete electrical failure at 29000 feet? Happens every other flight in between the dual engine fires and emergency descents for Purdue grads.