Yes, commuting sucks. Did it for 3-1/2 years at a commuter and it really stinks. At NJA, you commute on company time (excepting, of course, your drive to/from your gateway) and you get to keep those airline miles for yourself. Over time, they can add up.CheckandSet said:I'm thinking about coming so I don't have to commute anymore! Is 7on7 off a good deal, or are airline sched better?
Did you already do the online brain test? Do you have an internal LOR?CheckandSet said:one more question! I sent my app in yesterday, do they call pretty quick for an interview or do they do all background checks first with all the other crap I sent in?
Unfortunately, there isn't one answer for that question. It truly depends. If you are CMH based, it's likely that you'll work a lot on your first and last days, perhaps not even airlining at the front or back end of a tour. Some of my friends in the western half of the country say that quite often, their first and last days are, for the most part, airlining. That said, it's possible that the company gets lucky and gets a plane to your gateway on Day 1 or finds a few flights to work you on your last day before getting you home.psysicx said:Do you ever work on day 1 and 7 or is it just flying home?
I'm curious to know, too, if there's a big rush to get NetJets before the vote count in November, especially in light of the HBA program in the TA.Hawk Driver said:...depending on how many MORE apps they get since the T/A.
no lor, current crj capt at skywest though. where do you take the brain test? My app should be their today and I hope they don't take their time!Hawk Driver said:Did you already do the online brain test? Do you have an internal LOR?
If you have an LOR, it shouldn't take long. If you don't and meet all qualifications, it shouldn't take that long either, but a little longer than someone that has an LOR depending on how many MORE apps they get since the T/A.
The test is conducted online, it must come after you submit your app and meet the qualifications. I don't believe you can fail the test, just tyring to see what type of person you are.CheckandSet said:no lor, current crj capt at skywest though. where do you take the brain test? My app should be their today and I hope they don't take their time!
No training contract but their is a seat lock for two years that prevents you from going FO ultra to FO 400xp. It cant prevent you if the other FO seat pays more, only happens in BBJ. But their is not seat lock to prevent you biding capt in any airplane at any time.Hawk Driver said:Did they do away with the seat lock/training contract? Someone else told me it was still in place...
Could do it really quick.... However you don't want to make that move, at least not a NJA. You will be seat locked as a FO for two years and you could miss out on a good bid you really want. I haven't read the TA language about FO to capt and seat locks so I could be wrong. My advice stay in the Ultra, upgrade in type, learn how NJA works. Then go to another jet...psysicx said:How long would it take to go from an Ultra FO to a G200 or Falcon FO?
One thing that makes all that tolerable is having 3 weeks off in a row every quarter. 7&7 schedule, 1 vacation=21 days off. After 10 years, work two months normal 7&7, get most of the next off....so seniority has it's privelages.Hair-on-Fire said:On thing to consider is that once you're out on your trip your senority means nothing. You could be the most senior dude at the fractional and have the worst trips/longest duty days/and worst layovers for the week. I spent 2.5 years at the fractionals and really couldn't get past the fact that I would never be able to control my own destiny. It's the nature of the beast, but something to consider.