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  • 600 hours total time
  • 100 hours multi-engine time
  • 100 hours within the last six months
  • Current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
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=w= said:
Wrong. I don't have one. You'll need it before you upgrade of course.

So, on the bright side....you'll have about 7-10 years to get that done!
 
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Minimum Requirements

  • 600 hours total time
  • 100 hours multi-engine time
  • 100 hours within the last six months
  • Current FAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • FCC radio license
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Successfully pass a drug screen analysis
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States and have a valid passport
  • Required to undergo a fingerprint-based, FBI criminal history records check
 
79%N1 said:
So, on the bright side....you'll have about 7-10 years to get that done!

You must be talking about American Eagle, right? Upgrade time is not 7-10 years at ASA.
 
Attention fellow board-members:

A lot of people confuse historic/recent past upgrade times with future upgrade times.

Sure, there may have been about six captains at ASA who upgraded in 2 years during the pre-9/11 squeeze for pilots.

That was 5 years ago.

More recently, the upgrades have been about 5-6 years minimum....with those captains on reserve for up to 3 years.

And the future is bleak....even longer upgrade times predicted.

With the squeeze from even lower-cost carriers, the whipsaw from Skywest, and the predicted fleet-cut, upgrade times for today's newhires will likely be 7-10 years.

With that in mind, realize by the time you upgrade, the FARs will be amended to include:

1) Age 65 or 68 retirement

2) Relaxed medical requirements, since a fatal heart attack is no longer the catastrophe it once was now that planes can land themselves or be easily piloted by a 200-hr new-hire FO.

3) Conversely, assuming it's the new-hire FO that has the heart attack, that guy will be BELOW YOU on the seniority list, so gone are the days when you automatically move up the list when a pilot croaks.

4) A likely amendment of Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs) to allow single-pilot operation for up to 72 hrs, as long as the autopilot is used.

5) Extension of rest requirements from 16 to 36 hrs continuous duty, meaning that "naps" (continuous overnight duty trips) will be both front- and back-loaded with 6-leg daylines, thereby reducing the number of crews-per-airframe by half.

6) Increase from 19 to 79 the number of seats allowing a waiver of the requirement for a flight attendant. Thus, as part of basic indoc, new hire FOs will learn how to brew coffee and make omelettes for the first class pax on the CRJ 705.

So come on in! The water's fine!
 
Phony Marconi said:
upgrade times for today's newhires will likely be 7-10 years.

Geeze Louise! You invest 7-10 years with ASA, then finially make capt?!?!
But think about it, after you give them nearly a decade of your life, you're still just a regional captain.
 
Midnight Flyer said:
Geeze Louise! You invest 7-10 years with ASA, then finially make capt?!?!
But think about it, after you give them nearly a decade of your life, you're still just a regional captain.

There's very few regionals left that have descent upgrade times. 5 years minimum seems to be the norm now for upgrade times in the industry.
 

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