- Jan 10, 2005
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Can someone pm me a phone number for following up with Great Lakes? Sent the resume in to Aaron Rex.
Agreed for the most part. The difference is QOL issues, yes i might sit as a fo a little longer hear but i am married with a 6 month old and qol is very important to me. So the contract and work rules hear are better than alot of companies and the pay isnt bad for a regional. It all depends on your situation i guess. If you are single and find a way to survive off of the pay at lakes in denver than by all means. Also i am not bashing its just alot of people think that its ok to sacrifice living conditions for the almighty upgrade so they can get their 1000 PIC and be gone. Unfortunatly times have changed after 911 and their are thousands of pilots out there that have alot more than a 1000PIC in turbojets. Just my spin on it. I could care less about "Flying my 50 seat RJ around" and have never claimed i fly for CO nor would i. An airplane is an airplane as far as i am concerned i think XJET gets paid a decent rate to fly a 50 seat airplane. At least we dont fly 70 and 90 seaters for 50 seat rates. Just my 2 centsgt1900 said:There has always been stepping stones, and there will always be stepping stones. Thats why upgrade is more important than retirement at the regionals. GLA is, and always be, a stepping stone. Just like any other regional or commuter (unless your life goal has always been to fly a 50 seat regional for the rest of your life). Flight instructing is a stepping stone, just like the commuters. The only difference is that with swings in the economy, and the airlines. You may spend more times at the stepping stone than your buddies who got into the industry 2 years earlier, but its still a stepping stone. In the early 90's peole spent just as much time at the commuters as they do now. I think people forget the swings in the industry and forget that 4-6 years at a commuter is fairly average over the last 20 years!! The young guys seem to think that 2 years flying at a regional and then heading to a major is the norm.....Its not.... When the military kicked out 3 times the pilots, commuter guys had to get 3 times the flight time to be competitive....Contrary to some peoples belief..Xjet is still a stepping stone, unless you like to claim you fly for CO when your actually flying your 50 seat RJ around...Again, not trying to bash, just putting a realistic spin on things!!