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Citationshares - My First 100 Days

PIGHEEL

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Folks, info provided is just that - info.

Have followed the postings, and know that there is a "thirst" for what it's really like.

Good luck to all - PIGHEEL


date of hiring - 29 Apr

Typed in the Bravo at Wichita, KS

fly days to date - approximately 28 (7 on/7 off)

a/c flying - Citation Bravo (Captain; just flew an a/c with the Hobbs at 190 hrs)

flt hours to date - 101

retiring Navy tailhook guy (S3s/A4s)

have moved to Denver

hotels - where I've stayed (mostly)
Marriotts
Hiltons
Holiday Inns
a few other unknowns or non nat'l

Countries visited
Bermuda
Bahamas
Canada (Toronto)
 

Turbinehead

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Congrats Pigheel, but....

Congrats PIgheel on your new job...but .... Im sure alot of people will really want to hear this!

By the way, I heard that the company makes you wear your entire uniform even if it is 100 degrees outside. Is that true?

What other jobs have you had besides this one?

Do they have any nice female copilots?

Thanks.
 
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Anaconda

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Re: Congrats Pigheel, but....

Turbinehead said:

Do they have any nice female copilots?

Thanks.

WTF does that have to do with anything?
 
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EAP

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Why waste your time on this website if you don't want to learn about this kind of stuff anyway?
 

Hubie

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Re: Congrats Pigheel, but....

Turbinehead said:
.... do you think anyone really wants to hear this?


Yes... now go away.
 

flydog

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I did see some CS pilots at MKE last week wearing 2 piece suits in 90 degree weather. Is this required?
 

EMB145

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Thanks for the good info. Please disregard ignorant postings.
 

flx757

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Re: Congrats Pigheel, but....

Turbinehead said:


Do they have any nice female copilots?

Yep....the nicest one I've ever met.....my wife.

P.S. You're an idiot. Why do you continue posting on here when no one has any interest whatsoever in anything you have to say??
 

DC8Driver

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Pigheel, thanks for the post. I am very interested in Citationshares.

Turbinehead: Seek help for your anger. If you do people will actually start to like you. Being negative is just a state of mind. You can change. Good luck and do seek help.
 

CatYaaak

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Thanks for the info Pigheel. While having read a few things in the various publications regarding Citationshares, yours is the first frst-hand info I've seen here on some of the particulars. It's much appreciated. Your thoughts on training experience? bidding? pay?
 

machspeed

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Let's compare netjets to citationshares

6 months with 100 days on line

hired Jan 20 on line may 15

typed in ultra at cmh
60 hours in aircraft with 20 flying days
alternate schedule with 7 days off in a row once a month avg 16 days on. average 4 legs a days an had 3 5 leg days. I got pay raise to first year captain pay after 4 months even before first on line flight.

hotels mostly hilton with a few odd name hotels in small citys.
counties visited just canada twice

3 days with over 12 hours duty one was travel home
Didn't have to move from vegas i got 26 cities to choose from.
I could upgade to captain in every aircraft except BBJ, falcon, and X. Some guys in new hire have already gone to hawkers, VII, and ultras as captain.

Only complaint is training takes a long time.

Best flying job I'ave ever had.
great attitudes from management, support groups and crews.


machspeed
 

Timebuilder

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Turbinehead:

Information, especially firsthand information, is a valuable commodity. It is why we are here.

I'm happy to read any experiences a new hire has to share. Knowlege is power.
 

dogg

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Pigheel, take nothing that turbinehead says personally. The only LR jet and king air that he has flown is on flight sim 2001 . Just another jealous little boy. Sounds like a great job welcome to the world of silly civilians.
 

EJA_PIC

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VFR at Citationshares

I talked to a Citationshares crew in BUF last friday late afternoon they said that the company had them fly from HPN to BUF with pax VFR at 8500'. We were scheduled to go the HPN that night but we were told by ATC of 2-3 hr delays and holds etc. due to severe wx enroute. I was just wondering if it is normal for this sort of operation at Citaionshares? Very high density airport operations, VFR with thunderstorms.
 

Turbinehead

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WHAT!?!?

What type of aircraft was the crew flying? Do they fly the Pilatus?

How about was it a King Air?

Scary.
 

Timebuilder

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Well, let's see, Turbinehead.

The company is called Citationshares.

Could they possibly have been flying a Citation?
 

Dep676

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In knotheads I mean Turbinehead's defense they do fly king air's. That's all the defense he's getting from me though. So don't shoot me.
 

Timebuilder

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Mr. Turbinehead.

I found it odd that you would be asking about two brands of aircraft which are not the main thrust of the Citationshares business with regard to the incident mentioned, and I don't know what you meant by the comment "scary." Scary to operate VFR, or to work for a company that thought this was a good practice? I'd say: the latter.

Teeny Weenie just got a whole lot smaller, with the beginning of the RW 19 closures over the next year.

If I had any real Cherokee heritage, I'd have a job with United. Actually, my PA-28 days were some of the best flying times I've had since flying a Bellanca as a child.
 
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