Help - thinking of jumping ship for a corp job.

AirCanon04

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Just starting discussing possibilities of a corp job somebody passed my name along to.

What are some important questions/issues I should get answers too..

Got about a year in at a PDT (looking at 4-5 for PIC).

They said typed right off the bat, It would be double what I am making now, closer to home.

But loose airline travel bennies...

I am just looking for any comments from anyone who has thought about doing this. ie...schedules...time flying a month...ect??

any help would be appreciated.
 

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If I could get same pay or better with a flight department that had decent job security (Fortune 100) and it could get me closer to home, I'd bail in a heart-beat...
 

RichO

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is your present company heading towards the bottom, or do you see the company being worth while to be with in 5-10 years......
 

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im in the same boat, thought about it, if the offer is extended im bailing. be stupid not to. if you get typed right off the bat i wouldnt even worry about upgrade time. its not an airline
 
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Would be the best decision you ever made. Do it and don't look back
 

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How much flying would you do there? Too much? too little?
Are they a stable company, or some rich guy's idea of spending
money? Any benefits?
 

AirCanon04

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Thanks guys, with all the MDA cryin it looks like it might be rough ride here as at PDT for junior FOs. Well see. Do majors see a difference between 121 pic and 91/135 pic?
 

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Majors?

The only benefit to being captain I have found is extra money and dont have to walk around airplane in bad weather. There are no majors left and nobody worth anything will be hiring for a very long time. That is the cold hard fact. Southwest, Jetblue are in tight with military and they get first picks. A buddy of mine worked at a regional for a year. It will remain nameless but they suck. Sucks working for them. Sucks riding on them. Soon to be sending furlough notices. He was came across a job flying for a privately owned jet that was managed but charter company. Plane is based 20 minutes from his home. They more than doubled his salary and typed him. He gets sick amounts of time off and no PIC aggravation. He flies and logs PIC on 91 dead head flights. There are no dream jobs anymore and the golden age of high pay and cute flight attendants looking to play around is pretty much over. So we need to take it day to day. Work when we can work. Get paid as much and as much time off as possible. What the cockpit is or how many sit in back is pretty much a non issue. Only little kids ooohhh and aaahhhh on what kind of plane they fly. The view is always the same and what the logo on the tail says is just paint.
 

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Very good advice
 

c152

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I just made the Jump. I went from a one of the better regionals (6 months from upgrade) for a corpate job. So far it is night and day. The pay is almost double, Getting typed, and instead of being home 8-10 days a month I will be gone 6-8 month. The airlines are not the same as when we grew up.

I only see us pilots contiuning to cut each other at the knees for growing and that upgrade to go to a nonexisting major. So if i was you I would GO. Run like the wind do not look back. If you have to get back in to the airlines you can ,but after you see how well you can be treated why would you!!

PIC is PIC
 

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I could not have said it better myself. The business is not the same as it used to be, and it will never be again. Airline bennies? They are all a joke. Bottom line, always go for the money.
 

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Good posts, but here is another thought. I came to 121 from corporate. Keep in mind that there is actually less job security with corporate then with the regionals. You can plan on losing that job within 3-5 years. Just the way corporate works out. I could be wrong, but everyone I have ever known that has flown corporate (including me) could set their watch to it.
 

c152

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I have lost my job at 2 regionals. I was making around 20 grand a year at those places when I hit the street. All I had was some turbine SIC to show for it. If you get a type and PIC at least you are marketable to someone.
 
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SkyBoy1981

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Please do not only take the advice of the bitter airline pilots on this board that have never flown corporate OR that were just lucky enough to jump out of a regional job to a top notch corporate job making a large salary with lots of days off. Corporate can be great, or it can be awful....it all depends on the company. Trust me, there are corporate gigs out there that can make a regional job look good....I worked at one of them. There are others, however, that would make you think twice before leaving them for a major airline. The best advice that I can give is to research every aspect of this corporate job and make SURE that it is going to be in your best interest to go there. Corporate flying is extremely diverse. There is no standard, and not all jobs are the same. Somone telling you to take the corporate job based on the vague bit of information that you have provided is just foolish.
 
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