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FLYINOKRA!

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I was wondering if anyone has started class in the CRJ. I was hoping to get a few tips before starting class on the 12th. I am also looking for a crash pad in MSP.
 

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I drooled over my buddy's green CRJ manual over the weekend. I'm surprised to see that our company has 41,000 as the maximum operating altitude.

Anyway, the first CRJ class(regular line pilots) started yesterday or today. Well, the captains did, I believe the newhires showed up last week.
 

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I'm surprised to see that our company has 41,000 as the maximum operating altitude.

It's probably in there because it's not an unsafe altitude for the aircraft provided certain performance criteria are met.
 

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You must be one of the new hires going to the XJ CRJ; congratulations and welcome. I don't believe there will be many tips to be found regarding training because you are on the leading edge of the training profile. Do well - and remember to store up tips for those who will follow your lead.
 

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My company has a limit of 370 for the -200 and 390 for the -700
 

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Thanks

I'm pretty pumped, but a little nervous at the same time. This is all new to me I'm used to flying my little Baron part 91 for some well-to-do upperclass people. I had opportunities to go to other airlines, but Mesaba was were I fit in the most. From what I've been told since I'm one of the first FO's in the CRJ, my sen. will be high and that will help me to get a better schedule. I'm from MEM but will be based in MSP. I also heard we will be in Canada for the latter half of our training. What is the pass rate for the new hires?
 

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I am in training right now for the CRJ, in memphis actually. All I can say is just relax and forget everything you learned about flying, because now it changes. As far as the pass rate goes, I don't know how Mesaba's is but it shouldnt matter, because if you study, you will pass. Just out of curiosity, did you apply to 9E, you would have been able to get Mem in a couple months.
 
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FLYINOKRA! said:
What is the pass rate for the new hires?

The pass rate for CRJ new hires is 0%.

None of them have made it through training yet. But they only started two weeks ago.
 

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chperplt said:
It's probably in there because it's not an unsafe altitude for the aircraft provided certain performance criteria are met.

I'm surprised because our training department is such a knee jerk reaction operation. With all respect to Pinnacle 3701, it's surprising to see 410 as the max operating ceiling for Mesaba. I'd thought we'd be more conservative off the bat. That's all.
 

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FLYINOKRA! said:
From what I've been told since I'm one of the first FO's in the CRJ, my sen. will be high and that will help me to get a better schedule.

You do understand that being one of the first FO's on the CRJ won't make any difference if and when people senior to you at the company move over to it, right?
 

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As said there are no tips. I am in the FO class right now that started last week. There is 4 of us for the crj, and the class before us there was 8. So for those math guys that brings the FO total to 12 so far. Great place to be and great people. I was at another airline before here and was happy, but mesaba was always the first choice. I am very thankful to have a chance here. Good luck and just study.
 

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shamrock said:
You do understand that being one of the first FO's on the CRJ won't make any difference if and when people senior to you at the company move over to it, right?

Actually FLYINOKRA, with Mesaba's 3 year seatlock on FOs, you won't see any current FOs move over to the CRJ. Unless they have no desire to upgrade after 3 years (because if they move over to the CRJ FO they will be seatlocked for another 2 years), as a new CRJ FO in MSP you'll be on the top of the list and eventually get good schedules (good and schedule do not necessarily go together at Mesaba).

But do u get my drift? You'll have seniority over future CRJ FOs for bidding purposes. We get 15 airframes which equals to about 60ish FOs? You're in the second class? you'll be sitting pretty good seniority wise and assuming we get the next 20, then you'll be sitting even better.
 

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T-handle said:
Actually FLYINOKRA, with Mesaba's 3 year seatlock on FOs, you won't see any current FOs move over to the CRJ. Unless they have no desire to upgrade after 3 years (because if they move over to the CRJ FO they will be seatlocked for another 2 years), as a new CRJ FO in MSP you'll be on the top of the list and eventually get good schedules (good and schedule do not necessarily go together at Mesaba).

But do u get my drift? You'll have seniority over future CRJ FOs for bidding purposes. We get 15 airframes which equals to about 60ish FOs? You're in the second class? you'll be sitting pretty good seniority wise and assuming we get the next 20, then you'll be sitting even better.

OK, I stand corrected about the seniority issue at Mesaba. Didn't know about the seatlocks, and 5 year upgrades aren't uncommon where I work.
 

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Here's your CRJ tip from a seasoned pro: ;)

1. See the light
2. Press a button
3. Get a banana!

Yes, it really is that easy. Are you relaxed now? Good!
 

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and also...

Don't forget to wear your hat.. chest up high ,... head straight and don't say hello to other fellow pilots down the terminal. Mesaba tend to be like that.
 

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1.3XVso said:
Don't forget to wear your hat.. chest up high ,... head straight and don't say hello to other fellow pilots down the terminal. Mesaba tend to be like that.

Yeah...I see some Pinnacle guys doing the same. So retarded. By the way, thanks for the huge generalization of our pilot group. Tool.
 

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A Banana? not bad!

A banana huh? I apreciate all the advice. No one said anything about the crash pad thing. I also noticed in my interview class that most everyone was from up north, and said they would just move there. I noticed on my class roster that I have 3 females in my class. We never had any trouble from females at my flight school I'm assuming it'll be the same here. ANy body stay at the Towneplace suites in Eagen during training.
 
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