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Colgan or Pinnacle Hiring???

CRJ200pilot

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Maybe April or May, but kinda depends on how the Colgan Alpa Union vote ends on Dec. 17. If approved, the seniority list will be integrated into one. Then not really sure If they will hire.

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Hi!

So, you're saying if the Colgan guys vote ALPA in, then PCL and Colgan will merge their pilot groups?

Are the two groups working on SLI already?

cliff
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Found this:

Pinnacle has over 60 people in their "interview pool", but they have confirmed that over 30 of the people in the pool have found employment elsewhere.
The first round of interviews will take place the first and second week of January, 2009.
There was no official forecast of the number of pilots who will be hired, but we are told that they will have a "large demand for pilots" beginning in January.
They will be using those pilots to build up their base in ATL flying the CRJ-900.
They will also begin flying for Delta out of MSP in Minneapolis and will be building up that base also.

 

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Found this:

Pinnacle has over 60 people in their "interview pool", but they have confirmed that over 30 of the people in the pool have found employment elsewhere.
The first round of interviews will take place the first and second week of January, 2009.
There was no official forecast of the number of pilots who will be hired, but we are told that they will have a "large demand for pilots" beginning in January.
They will be using those pilots to build up their base in ATL flying the CRJ-900.
They will also begin flying for Delta out of MSP in Minneapolis and will be building up that base also.

I have been told that this came from the ATP website. It has .00000000000000000000000001% chance of being accurate. Basically, take the opposite of what is posted above.
 

Smarta$$

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Maybe April or May, but kinda depends on how the Colgan Alpa Union vote ends on Dec. 17. If approved, the seniority list will be integrated into one. Then not really sure If they will hire.

Source- FF

Since this came from Pinnacle management, it is probably a scare tactic designed to be leaked out and discourage yes votes at Colgan.

It may be true or false. It is up to the company. I have talked to enough of our union leadership to know that they will not allow an integration that that would overly harm Colgan pilots.
 

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Here is the latest right out of the training department...unless PCL's total block hours improve over 2008, we are projecting a surplus of around 100 pilots. Mgmt has been crunching the numbers on a furlough and, right now, it is a toss-up after costing displacement expenses.

Training Dept is scrambling to keep from laying off about 13 non-seniority list instructors who have zero to do. They are being given "make work" projects just trying to keep from losing them.

At current rates of attrition, almost zero, we will not be hiring until late 2009, if then. We will be lucky to avoid about 80 furloughs.

Look elsewhere.
 

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Wow ..this place is a wealth of info!!!! Thanks...I'll take the average of all of it!!
 

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Maybe April or May, but kinda depends on how the Colgan Alpa Union vote ends on Dec. 17. If approved, the seniority list will be integrated into one. Then not really sure If they will hire.

Source- FF

Is that you Buddy? CRJ200pilot hasn't got a clue about what he's talking about. The vote does finish on the 17th, and if ALPA prevails...pretty much everything will be the same the next day, except that we CJC pilots will now have a tool to better our airline and our future.

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Only PNCL MANAGEMENT can merge the 2 companies.

To stay on track with the thread, I would expect Colgan to start hiring after the holidays.
 

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Only PNCL MANAGEMENT can merge the 2 companies.
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Just echoing this. If they are basing their decision to merge based on the CJC ALPA vote that's fine. I'm sure that no one here (unless Buddy is a member) knows about it though.

Management scare tactics. CJC just ran a couple of classes in Oct. I could see more after the 1st of the year, but I'm not expecting huge / many classes. That is, unless we get that west coast flying that I keep hearing about..... and..... Begin!!
 

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Here is the latest right out of the training department...unless PCL's total block hours improve over 2008, we are projecting a surplus of around 100 pilots. Mgmt has been crunching the numbers on a furlough and, right now, it is a toss-up after costing displacement expenses.

Training Dept is scrambling to keep from laying off about 13 non-seniority list instructors who have zero to do. They are being given "make work" projects just trying to keep from losing them.

At current rates of attrition, almost zero, we will not be hiring until late 2009, if then. We will be lucky to avoid about 80 furloughs.

Im not disagreeing with you...and ive heard the Fbomb dropped a few times around ops...but I still dont see a furlough happening as short staffed as weve been on FO's over the last few months...even with a reduction in block hours....hope none of us are put in that position
 

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You must be new.:laugh:

Yes I am new...learning about all of the fabulous whining and complaning that you all do. but in need of some quality info. and I most certainly have... Seeking a job like the rest of us on the street.

Unforunately times are tough....lots of people on the street!!

Thanks for noticing!!
 

Smarta$$

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Yes I am new...learning about all of the fabulous whining and complaning that you all do. but in need of some quality info. and I most certainly have... Seeking a job like the rest of us on the street.

Unforunately times are tough....lots of people on the street!!

Thanks for noticing!!

Don't get defensive. You are going to have to learn how to whine if you want to work at Pinnacle.
 

Rook

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Yes I am new...learning about all of the fabulous whining and complaning that you all do. but in need of some quality info. and I most certainly have... Seeking a job like the rest of us on the street.

Unforunately times are tough....lots of people on the street!!

Thanks for noticing!!

It wasn't a dig on you bro. There's a phrase you'll get very familiar with depending on the tone of your posts.

To quote SGT. Hulka...Lighten up Francis.

Nothing personal.
 

flyboyike

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I still dont see a furlough happening as short staffed as weve been on FO's over the last few months...even with a reduction in block hours...

Yeah, well, we're nice and short-staffed at Comair. Hasn't stopped the (at least) 300 furloughs.
 

Tram

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Wow ..this place is a wealth of info!!!! Thanks...I'll take the average of all of it!!

LOL.. Surely you didn't think there was good information here?
 
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