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Move over G Ramp, here comes Colgan

Traykn

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I have a class date for next Monday the 22nd. I asked them if I could get the next month because they only gave me 10 days notice. (Also, I want time to get in another interview or two with ANYONE else. I got the Beech right now and I really want the SAAB so I can eventually be based at home in Houston.

Does anyone have any ideas if this new thing with United could help me get the SAAB?

Thanks.
 

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That was one good buzz.................
 
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Traykn

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I am very humbled in a company accepting me to fly their multi-million dollar aircraft and intrusting me with lives. The only reason I am hesitant about Colgan is from all of the horrible things I have heard here about their MX practices. The home base is just icing on the cake. I appreciate your helpful advice, though.
 
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MELIT

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Traykn said:
I am very humbled in a company accepting me to fly their multi-million dolar aircraft and intrusting me with lives. The only reason I am hesitant about Colgan is from all of the horrible things I have heard here about their MX practices. The home base is just icing on the cake. I appreciate your helpful advice, though.
Multi-million....Not. Maybe 100,000. You might want to look into a multi-million dollar life insurance policy though.
 

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Traykn said:
I am very humbled in a company accepting me to fly their multi-million dollar aircraft and intrusting me with lives. The only reason I am hesitant about Colgan is from all of the horrible things I have heard here about their MX practices. The home base is just icing on the cake. I appreciate your helpful advice, though.
IMHO, that was a mature and thoughtful response to a petty and poorly conceived insult. I don't think there's anything wrong with being selective in your search for a job. If you're from Houston, I can tell you that your commute - and therefore QOL - would be much better on the Saab than the Beech. Much much much better.

The Colgans are running a business, and like many regional airlines, they face a challenge in retention. If you're upfront with them and explain that you'd be more likely to stay long-term if given the Saab, they'd likely value your honestly and give it consideration.

Good luck in your search. If you have a good CFI job and can afford to be selective, then by all means, do so!
 

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I appreciate your understanding. I am just asking for some advice as to what someone more experienced than I may understand about this business and how this new information may or may not affect my personal situation. I do have a great 135 job flying King Air 200s and 350s for twice the pay of a regional, so I believe that I can afford to be a bit selective. My current company does not offer any upgrades to captain so I must look elsewhere to gain my Turbine PIC so that I may move on to something more permanent.
 

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Beech upgrades have been going very fast. You got beech FO's quiting to go to the 170 at chautauqua, plus you got beech captains switching over to the saab. Along with a quick upgrade, you will also be a checkairman quick on the beech. A year or so after that you will be a saab captain. On the beech, none of the saab FO's in front of you count, they can not bid beech captain. The beech does have turbine engines.
 

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Wow TRAYKN! You have based your life goal on this board? Man if you do that I think you are easily persuaded. Go fly where you want but please dont make judgements from this site man. Use your head.....
 

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Hardly, I am still planning on attending my class date. The only thing I base on this board is the attempt to keep as many options on the table as possible until I start.

~T
 

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soup can said:
Is United doing this cause they want to kill what passengers they have left?
What's interesting is that none of the colgan pilots that look at this thread are jumping all over you for that statement. I bet if you wrote that for ASA, CHQ, or Expressjet the pilots would be defending their place to the end. Has their been a colgan passenger that has died yet on a colgan aircraft?
 

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You go BRA! Ok, I am with you on this one!
Hey Tra, just giving you a hard time, you will enjoy it and see you soon!

P2J
 

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Has their been a colgan passenger that has died yet on a colgan aircraft?
The fact that no one has died on a Colgan aircraft is a testament to the single engine flying characteristics of the Saab 340 and the Beech 1900. Not to mention the great crews that fly the crap they are given.

The sad truth is that a Colgan aircraft will kill a passenger sooner rather than later. You can't keep dodging fate before it catches up to you.

Fly safe and keep both eyes open during your preflight.
 

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The G gates will fit Colgan well and make them feel at home... it's like the supersized version of the double-wide trailer terminal up in RKD.
 

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What's interesting is that none of the colgan pilots that look at this thread are jumping all over you for that statement. I bet if you wrote that for ASA, CHQ, or Expressjet the pilots would be defending their place to the end. Has their been a colgan passenger that has died yet on a colgan aircraft?


The key word here is "YET".

Any news on the elevator problem on UE-36 last week? The word is one of the outboard elevator hinge point bracket rivets pulled out of the horizontal. WOW looks like Colgan does great inspection!
 

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Sad but true...

b1900guy said:
What's interesting is that none of the colgan pilots that look at this thread are jumping all over you for that statement. I bet if you wrote that for ASA, CHQ, or Expressjet the pilots would be defending their place to the end. Has their been a colgan passenger that has died yet on a colgan aircraft?


The key word here is "YET".

Any news on the elevator problem on UE-36 last week? The word is one of the outboard elevator hinge point bracket rivets pulled out of the horizontal. WOW looks like Colgan does great inspection!
None of us Colgan Pilots (past and present) have the need to dispute the facts here. MELIT and chrpr have been right all along and all I can say it has not improved here. It gets worse by the day. I just love being called BOTTOM FEEDER, SCAB, PUKE and any other name that is thrown in my face because I work at Colgan. Well at least we now have preferential hiring at CAL.

AND YES PREFLIGHT AND FLY WITH BOTH EYES WIDE OPEN!! BOTH EYES!!!
 
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