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"It also is a fact that traditonally there has been only one major airline berth for every 7-10 applicants...........and that was in GOOD hiring times. With future contraction/stagnation, 7-8 out of 10 current regional pilots will NEVER make a major carrier. When it comes to these two freight carriers whose hiring is very limited even when they do hire, the odds are better of getting a call from Jennifer Aniston for a date or a knock at the door from Publishers Clearinghouse with a $1,000,000 check.

Many of these pilots still dream the dream, but for most it's too painful to consider the likely probability they'll never see it. For most, if they choose to stay in this "profession", they'll have to be content with retiring on a 70-90 seat RJ. Some will come to terms with that but others will become emotional basket cases around their 40th birthday. I assume in about 6-8 years there will be Youtube footage of late 30's regional captains (and F/O's !) sobbing like schoolgirls in various airline bathrooms or unexaplainably attacking garbage cans or Starbucks baristas.

There's a wave of mental health issues soon to come at the regionals that may thin their ranks as complete and total mental crackups begin to accelerate.

A shame it will be."
 

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MESA sucks!
 

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"It also is a fact that traditonally there has been only one major airline berth for every 7-10 applicants...........and that was in GOOD hiring times. With future contraction/stagnation, 7-8 out of 10 current regional pilots will NEVER make a major carrier. When it comes to these two freight carriers whose hiring is very limited even when they do hire, the odds are better of getting a call from Jennifer Aniston for a date or a knock at the door from Publishers Clearinghouse with a $1,000,000 check.

Many of these pilots still dream the dream, but for most it's too painful to consider the likely probability they'll never see it. For most, if they choose to stay in this "profession", they'll have to be content with retiring on a 70-90 seat RJ. Some will come to terms with that but others will become emotional basket cases around their 40th birthday. I assume in about 6-8 years there will be Youtube footage of late 30's regional captains (and F/O's !) sobbing like schoolgirls in various airline bathrooms or unexaplainably attacking garbage cans or Starbucks baristas.

There's a wave of mental health issues soon to come at the regionals that may thin their ranks as complete and total mental crackups begin to accelerate.

A shame it will be."
Probably flame, but what the heck. Wrong again Brown Bone! Do a google search on mainline retirements from 2012-2018. There WILL be a shortage. There is NO debate on this issue. The numbers speak for themselves. Legacy carriers will be forced to reduce hiring minimums to fill the right seat. If they don't, they won't be able to crew airplanes. Simple as that. So for all you kiddy's who dream of flying the whale, the skies the limit. Follow your dreams, or sit in a cubicle for the next 40 years.
Peace out.
 

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Or scope could be relaxed even more.
 

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Haha.. Thats great! I agree. I am already going insane. At 40 I will be locked up in a mental institution if I dont find a new career. The regionals suck..
 

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"It also is a fact that traditonally there has been only one major airline berth for every 7-10 applicants...........and that was in GOOD hiring times. With future contraction/stagnation, 7-8 out of 10 current regional pilots will NEVER make a major carrier. When it comes to these two freight carriers whose hiring is very limited even when they do hire, the odds are better of getting a call from Jennifer Aniston for a date or a knock at the door from Publishers Clearinghouse with a $1,000,000 check.

Many of these pilots still dream the dream, but for most it's too painful to consider the likely probability they'll never see it. For most, if they choose to stay in this "profession", they'll have to be content with retiring on a 70-90 seat RJ. Some will come to terms with that but others will become emotional basket cases around their 40th birthday. I assume in about 6-8 years there will be Youtube footage of late 30's regional captains (and F/O's !) sobbing like schoolgirls in various airline bathrooms or unexaplainably attacking garbage cans or Starbucks baristas.

There's a wave of mental health issues soon to come at the regionals that may thin their ranks as complete and total mental crackups begin to accelerate.

A shame it will be."
Some turds just float near the top-brown is just one of the nuttier ones...
 

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The hiring boom is coming again, those who are flying professionally will get the first job offers.
 

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I predict brown on the bone will get fired for violating the company don't as don't tell policy.
 

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Probably flame, but what the heck. Wrong again Brown Bone! Do a google search on mainline retirements from 2012-2018. There WILL be a shortage. There is NO debate on this issue. The numbers speak for themselves. Legacy carriers will be forced to reduce hiring minimums to fill the right seat. If they don't, they won't be able to crew airplanes. Simple as that. So for all you kiddy's who dream of flying the whale, the skies the limit. Follow your dreams, or sit in a cubicle for the next 40 years.
Peace out.


Thank you.
 

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"It also is a fact that traditonally there has been only one major airline berth for every 7-10 applicants...........and that was in GOOD hiring times. With future contraction/stagnation, 7-8 out of 10 current regional pilots will NEVER make a major carrier. When it comes to these two freight carriers whose hiring is very limited even when they do hire, the odds are better of getting a call from Jennifer Aniston for a date or a knock at the door from Publishers Clearinghouse with a $1,000,000 check.

Many of these pilots still dream the dream, but for most it's too painful to consider the likely probability they'll never see it. For most, if they choose to stay in this "profession", they'll have to be content with retiring on a 70-90 seat RJ. Some will come to terms with that but others will become emotional basket cases around their 40th birthday. I assume in about 6-8 years there will be Youtube footage of late 30's regional captains (and F/O's !) sobbing like schoolgirls in various airline bathrooms or unexaplainably attacking garbage cans or Starbucks baristas.

There's a wave of mental health issues soon to come at the regionals that may thin their ranks as complete and total mental crackups begin to accelerate.

A shame it will be."
I wouldn't mind being at a regional for my career, even if they flew turboprops still. That's just the type of flying I enjoy. My point is, I enjoy flying and I don't need to fly the "heavy metal" to feel important or self worth. You seem to think everyone wants to be at UPS or NASA. Some people are genuinely happy with their careers, most of them aren't affiliated with this website, ironically.
 

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I wouldn't mind being at a regional for my career, even if they flew turboprops still. That's just the type of flying I enjoy. My point is, I enjoy flying and I don't need to fly the "heavy metal" to feel important or self worth. You seem to think everyone wants to be at UPS or NASA. Some people are genuinely happy with their careers, most of them aren't affiliated with this website, ironically.
you may want to look up the definition of irony then edit your post accordingly.
 

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Or scope could be relaxed even more.
I don't think there's any way management will take seats out of the
big RJs.

That is nothing but a bargaining chip for mainline MECs.
 
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I don't think there's any way management will take seats out of the
big RJs.

That is nothing but a bargaining chip for mainline MECs.

I agree, the seats will not go. We will get a no furlough clause for the guys already furloughed! :)
 

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I wouldn't mind being at a regional for my career, even if they flew turboprops still.
Bombardier says they're going to build a 90 - 100 seat version of the Q400.

Mainliners won't want it because of the parochial bias that it's a turbo prop and since the mainline MECs have always wanted to divide it up by seat numbers, I now believe that 100 seaters (+ or -) will be flown by the affiliate carriers.

The PID request of 2000 seems like a lifetime ago now, doesn't it?
 

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Maybe it's because I worked in a cubicle for years before this job, but I'm quite happy at my regional. The pay is not too bad, the hours are fine, I'm not AFRAID to call in fatigued or sick, and I like my lifestyle.

Could it be better? Of course, but I don't have a bullet all picked out if I never make it to a major.

Most people who whine about this job have never HAD a real job or work for a crappy regional. Sorry!
 

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Amen

Maybe it's because I worked in a cubicle for years before this job, but I'm quite happy at my regional. The pay is not too bad, the hours are fine, I'm not AFRAID to call in fatigued or sick, and I like my lifestyle.

Could it be better? Of course, but I don't have a bullet all picked out if I never make it to a major.

Most people who whine about this job have never HAD a real job or work for a crappy regional. Sorry!
Nicely said, I bet you fly because you like to, and are not concerned with the other stuff. Neat isn't it. BTW Stand by for a "You are the source of the problems in the industry"
 

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Nicely said, I bet you fly because you like to, and are not concerned with the other stuff. Neat isn't it. BTW Stand by for a "You are the source of the problems in the industry"
Funny how these "johnny come latelys" who have never breathed aviation, feel like they are the solution and entitled to everything. I flew with a captain not long ago who could profess how the contract is written verbatim but couldn't identify what the differences are between a 777 and a 757. I don't like to look down my nose at people, but when I have thought of nothing other than flying since I was 3, I feel like I have a bigger attachment to this career, this lifestyle. I encounter people who have switched careers and dropped thousands out of high school on a whim because they saw a damn advertisement in a magazine of some skyward looking model, I have to question them. Why are they accusing me of being the problem? I truly feel for people who actually enjoy flying. I feel more connected to them than people who can take it or leave it. People like Coopervane and PilotYIP and all those out there that are just flying the line trying to make themselves professional and the best damn pilots out there.
 
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Bombardier says they're going to build a 90 - 100 seat version of the Q400.

Mainliners won't want it because of the parochial bias that it's a turbo prop and since the mainline MECs have always wanted to divide it up by seat numbers, I now believe that 100 seaters (+ or -) will be flown by the affiliate carriers.

The PID request of 2000 seems like a lifetime ago now, doesn't it?
It's amazing isn't it? 100 seats in a turboprop. This industry is changing, and we're going to have to adapt, just like everyone else in every other industry. I see you fly or flew the EMB120, I always wanted to fly that thing. I used to surf in California and see them departing SNA and to be truthful, that's all I ever wanted. To fly that thing up and down the coast and surf on my days off. Funny how things work, I'm hundreds of miles from any ocean and married with two kids and a house.
 
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