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CRJ 700 or G-IV?

Spinplate

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Thats my choice guys believe it or not. not flamebait!!!! Im in ground school at a regional for the CRJ, but I have a 2nd interview for G-IV job flying internationally with a great company. Pay and QOL would be better with G-IV job I think. I know pay will for sure....... any comments??? Im just seeing what any of you guys would do since most of you already have 121 experience and some 135/corp (which I have). Thanks!
 

capt_zman

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Easy decision here. Even if it's 135, the experience you would gain in the G4 is incredible. I'm sure the upgrade path is shorter on the 4 as well. No brainer.

Also, if you don't like the lifestyle, you can always go back to regional. G4 time is a valuable commodity, especially if it's PIC.
 

mamba20

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Captain or FO on the GIV, do they type you? If so, I'd go with the GIV. One piece of advice (coming from a former corporate guy) is that you never know how long a corporate gig will last. Believe it or not you will have better job security with the airlines.
 

Brett Hull

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No brainer. Take the lucrative $18K/year CRJ job.













Then tell me where the G-IV job is.
 

BODENE

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That is like comparing a Ferrari to a Ford.... I would go with the G-IV. You will really love the airplane. Being above the airlines is a great way to fly!!!
 

Spinplate

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mamba20 said:
Captain or FO on the GIV, do they type you? If so, I'd go with the GIV. One piece of advice (coming from a former corporate guy) is that you never know how long a corporate gig will last. Believe it or not you will have better job security with the airlines.

Thats my only hesitation.... its 2 weeks on and 1 week off ( your not flying everyday on those 2 weeks) This company gets a discount at Simuflite for 14k. You pay for your own training and they pay you back over 24 months (written agreement). The start pay is 39k/yr and per diem is 50 bucks/day. 6k increase in pay every 6 months until it caps out at around 50k+ for FO. Upgrade in 2 yr for my experience level, but awesome international experience. Would FedEx still look at my time in the G-IV or are they lookin for min. weight. aircraft. Captains make over 100k after a couple of years or so.
 

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You pay for your own training and they pay you back over 24 months (written agreement).

What happens to your 14K if they no longer need you between now and 24 months??

Any company that makes you pay for your own training is a sh!tty ass company!!
 

capt_zman

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It sounds like the job is catered for entry level, which kind of stinks. But either way you look at it, you'll be making more money, IMHO better schedule, better airplane, better trips, better catering, better hotels, car rentals, better benefits, better per diem, and probably better flight attendants. Just about everything would be better.

It's lame to pay for the type, but if they are going to pay you back, then it's a better deal, especially since you'll be able to log PIC time when manipulating the controls. Remember g4 PIC time is a good thing to have. As for your question regarding fedex, they thought my time was good enough.
 

semperfido

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doesn't sound so good to me. i doubt they will put you in charge of a g4 with 2500 hrs so your upgrade estimate may be a bit rosey. i would stick with the airline p121.
 

Spinplate

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capt_zman said:
It sounds like the job is catered for entry level, which kind of stinks. But either way you look at it, you'll be making more money, IMHO better schedule, better airplane, better trips, better catering, better hotels, car rentals, better benefits, better per diem, and probably better flight attendants. Just about everything would be better.

It's lame to pay for the type, but if they are going to pay you back, then it's a better deal, especially since you'll be able to log PIC time when manipulating the controls. Remember g4 PIC time is a good thing to have. As for your question regarding fedex, they thought my time was good enough.

Well, they usually have a 4000TT min. on hiring. They took on a low timer a while ago who has worked out great and my getting the interview was being at the right place at the right time. Hopefully it goes through!! lowtimer meaning 1500TT
 

Brett Hull

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Spinplate said:
You pay for your own training and they pay you back over 24 months (written agreement). The start pay is 39k/yr and per diem is 50 bucks/day.

Holy jeez! Maybe I don't want to know.

On second thought, yes I do so I know where to NOT send a resume.
 

viper548

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Take the airline job.


BTW, what's the phone number to the place with the G4 job? :)

TAKE the G4 JOB!!!
 

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It really depends on what you want to do in the long term. If you want 1000pic turbine quick, I'd do the CRJ depending on upgrade times at your airline. Otherwise, the Gulfstream is a much better aircraft.
 

Spinplate

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TEXAN AVIATOR said:
It really depends on what you want to do in the long term. If you want 1000pic turbine quick, I'd do the CRJ depending on upgrade times at your airline. Otherwise, the Gulfstream is a much better aircraft.

You dammmm ERJ pilot!!! lol congrats man!

Yeah, I'll just see how the 2nd interview goes and take it from there. CRJ upgrade where Im at as of right now is just over 2 years. But 40-50k the first year plus 4.00/hr per diem!! Gotta see which one outweighs the other!! Thanks to all who posted!
 

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We still need to get together for that beer. :cool:
 
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